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GRIN News and Notes

Hear from our Chair, put the 2017 GRIN State Championship Meet on your calendar, register with USMS for 2017, set your fitness goals, learn about the new 100-Mile Club, and check out upcoming opportunities in our state.

A Word from Our Chair

With the Holidays upon us, swimmers have an advantage - swimming the calories and stress away! So, be sure to head to the pool this holiday season and keep on swimming!

There are two Indiana swim meets to keep you motivated through the holiday season (see Upcoming Events below) - December 10th in Portage and December 17th in Indianapolis. If that is not enough, several teams are holding 100 x 100's events on New Years Day and 2017 events are already being sanctioned! Still not enough? Don't forget the USMS One Hour Postal in January! 
We'd like to send a special welcome to our new Indiana U.S. Masters Swimming programs - Center Grove Aquatic Club, Franklin Parks and Rec Masters Swim, and Pike Masters! Please let us know what we can do to help you get your programs off to a great start.
Keep on swimming and let us know if you need any help or ideas for your team!
Lisa L. Brown

The 2017 GRIN State Championship Meet is Set!

The 2017 GRIN State Championship Meet will be held from April 8-9 at the Jon Jepsen Aquatic Center in Munster, Indiana, and hosted by the Munster Masters Association. This diverse Masters program has a great volunteer base, enjoys hosting several Masters meets each year, and hosted the 2016 Illinois State Meet, which had over 600 swimmers. They certainly know how to run a championship meet and we are thrilled they will be our meet host for 2017!

Meet Facility
The Jon Jepsen Aquatic Center is located at Munster High School, 8808 Columbia Avenue, Munster, IN 46321.  The Aquatic Center features a beautiful 10-lane, 50-meter competition pool with moveable bulkheads to allow for separate competition and warm-up / warm-down pools. The facility also includes spacious locker rooms, offices, a large classroom, and a large open area that will feature vendors and concessions - all designed to handle the needs of a large event.

Online registration is now open, so choose your events, plan your trip, and hit the pool! We hope to see you all in Munster!


USMS Membership Renewals for 2017

Individual USMS online registration is open, so be sure to register with USMS for 2017 today! Membership cards can be printed immediately upon registration.  If you have any questions, please contact Karen Gernert.

A Word from our Fitness Chair

With the holidays upon us, you CAN still eat healthy.  Make sure you're eating 3 meals per day along with 2 healthy snacks and no more than 1-2 "adult" beverages per day. Moderation is the key! And, be sure to include plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet.
December is the perfect time to start thinking about your fitness goals for 2017.  In order to be successful, your goals should be challenging, but not unrealistic.  Some examples of attainable goals are: to run/walk a 5K, swim in a meet, or attend 2 swim practices per week for the year.  Share your goals with a friend and be accountable.  Make 2017 the year you get out of your comfort zone with a fun goal - something you have never done before!  Please share your goals with me ( and I will help keep you on track.

GRIN's 100-Mile Club

Need a new fitness goal for 2017? Strive to be in GRIN's 100-Mile Club (or 200-Mile, 300-Mile, etc.) Swimmers can track their swimming totals using the USMS Fitness Log (FLOG), which is free to all USMS members. Simply log in to My USMS (first time users will have to create their account), enter Go the Distance, and log your daily yardage. Swimmers who attain 100-mile increments will be recognized in our newsletter and on the GRIN website. Set your goals, set up your FLOG, and get to the pool! Who will be 1st to swim 100 miles?

Upcoming Events

Northwest Indiana Masters Conference Meet
The Northwest Indiana Masters Conference Meet is taking place at Portage High School on Saturday, 12/10. This SCM meet is a great racing opportunity! Entries must be received prior to December 10 to receive the $20 entry; deck entries at $25 will also be accepted.

2nd Annual Last Chance at Warren Masters Meet

The 2nd Annual Last Chance at Warren meet is taking place at Warren Central High School on Saturday, 12/17. This SCM meet is a great way to wrap up your racing year! Online entries must be received by December 13 and early registration is just $35. Deck entry will also be available for this great end-of-year meet. Will you be there?

14th Annual New Year's Resolution Swim Meet

The 14th Annual New Year's Resolution Swim Meet meet is taking place at the Lewellen Pool on Ball State's campus on Sunday, 1/15. This is always a great meet to kick off the year AND your short course yards season. Online entry is now available. So, get ready to race!

Cole Center Family YMCA Spring Fever Invitational
The Cole Center Family YMCA Spring Fever Invitational is being planned for Saturday, 3/11, in Kendallville. More information will be available shortly, so be sure to get this great event on your calendar now.

2017 GRIN State Championship Meet

The 2017 GRIN State Championship Meet is taking place at the Jon Jepsen Aquatic Center in Munster on Saturday, 4/08, and Sunday, 4/09. The GRIN State Meet is a great opportunity to race fast, meet new friends, and reconnect with old friends. Additional details, including hotel and restaurant information, as well as ONLINE REGISTRATION, are now available. We will see you in Munster!

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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