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GRIN News and Notes

Check out the USMS 15K results, get involved with the By-Laws Committee, nominate a team member, meet the Portage Porpoise Masters, and check out all the opportunities to volunteer and race this summer.


The USMS 15K Open Water National Championship took place on Saturday, June 20 at Morse Reservoir in Noblesville. The top three overall 15K finishers in the 15K were Adam Dawkins, Cheryl Reinke, and John Humenik. The 5K winner was Mike Dolence and the winning relay team consisted of Mike Dolence, Brian Cummings, and Dean Hawks. Check out the full race results and congratulations to all who competed!

By-Laws Committee News
The newly formed GRIN By-Laws Committee had its organizing meeting earlier this month and work is underway to revise the GRIN Bylaws. If you'd like to be involved, please contact Lisa Brown.

Nominations Needed - Most Encouraging
One reason we love Masters swimming is because of those who share the pool with us every day - supporting, encouraging, and working to make Masters swimming in Indiana great. Often however, their accomplishments go unnoticed and we'd like to change that. Each month, nominations will be accepted for those who best exemplify a particular trait - this month's trait is Most Encouraging. So let us know who best supports and encourages you to reach your goals. Winners will be recognized in next month's newsletter.

Meet the Portage Porpoise Masters Swimmers
Swimming at Portage High School, the Portage Porpoise Masters Swim Club is a small Masters program that practices 7 times per week and also offers an Adult Learn-to-Swim program and water aerobics. "If you want to learn or get better, we are here to help make that happen," says Coach Sean Parpart. Learn more about their program and contact Coach Sean Parpart for additional information. And, be sure to see the PPSC Masters in action on Saturday, July 18, at their 1st Annual PPSC "Kitchen Sink" Invitational (see below).

Volunteer Opportunities
Tuxedo Brothers is seeking volunteers for TRI INDY on August 2 at the White River State Park.  Volunteers are needed for the course, on the water, transitions, and body marking. If interested in helping, please contact Colleen Drake at

The Indianapolis YMCA is seeking volunteers for the upcoming
2015 YMCA Swimming National Long Course Championships. Many volunteer opportunities are available throughout the 4-day event (August 3 - 7) for adults and youth (age 11+). Volunteers receive refreshments, access to Hospitality, free parking and admission, and a t-shirt. Volunteer Orientation is on Sunday, 8/02, at 4:30p at the IUPUI Natatorium. Sign up for your volunteer shifts today

Upcoming Summer Events

1st Annual PPSC "Kitchen Sink" Invitational
The 1st Annual PPSC "Kitchen Sink" Invitational will take place on Saturday, July 18, at the Portage High School Natatorium. This new SCM meet will feature the "typical" meet events, 25's of each stroke, and a "Mystery Event" (#21).  Note: The Mystery Event may involve use of pull buoys or kick boards. Intrigued? Make plans to be there and register now!

Poseidon Swim Challenge
Taking place on Sunday, July 19, the Poseidon Swim Challenge will take place in the Indianapolis Canal. The Challenge features both a 2K adult and an 800 meter youth point-to-point swim. The 800m youth swim will start near West New York Street, while the 2K starts at the Headwaters near 11th Street. Both races end at White River State Park. Both online registration and race day registration are available.

Indianapolis Sharkfest Swim
The Indianapolis Sharkfest Swim will take place in the Indianapolis Canal on Saturday, July 25. The event features a 1500 meter swim starting at the Ohio Street Basin behind Fire Station #13 and the Indy 501 (501 meters), which starts at the Walnut Street Basin in front of the USS Indianapolis Memorial.  Both finish at the Admiral Spruance Basin.  Online registration is open, so register today!

Splash and Dash

Head to Forest Park in Noblesville on Saturday, August 8, for the Splash and Dash. Test your fitness, challenge your friends, or just come out for a fun day at an amazing pool. Two race options are available: the Splash and Dash (500 meter swim, 5k run) or the Splash Dash Splash (500m swim, 5k run, 500m swim). All proceeds benefit the Forest Park Aquatic Center. Sign up today!

Rock the Quarry Triathlon and Mile Swim
Taking place on Saturday, August 15, the Rock The Quarry Triathlon and Mile Swim is a USAT-sanctioned Triathlon that offers a Mile Open Water Swim. The unique venue is a former rock quarry filled with pristine water. Swimming (or motor boats) is not normally allowed in this water. Online registration is now open for this once-a-year open water racing experience. Will you be there?

What Do You Think?

Let us know what you think. We'd love to hear your suggestions for improving Masters swimming in Indiana. Check out the GRIN website, join our Facebook page, and get in the conversation. Contact us with your suggestions, feedback, and questions. We look forward to hearing from YOU!
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