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GRIN News and Notes

Hello and happy July! Hope you all are getting some nice swims in this summer - outdoor or otherwise! Read below for upcoming events, state meet cancellation, 300 mile club going strong, and the GRIN Annual Meeting information. 

A word from our Chair

Hello Masters,

   We're week away from the 2021 Olympic Games and the world will be watching and, thankfully, viewing something wonderful. Something hopeful, together, after a long 1.5 years of....Covid and politics. My fingers and toes are crossed these Games can give us a good distraction and go off without a hitch. There's still plenty of weirdness surrounding it, no spectators or alcohol, but it looks like the athletes will be able to compete!

  Our own GRIN State Meet has been cancelled for August 13 & 14. It just couldn't come together. Apologies for those looking forward to competing themselves.

  The INDY Aquatic Masters team is having a meet at the Riviera Club on August 1. Nice! There's a few more entries available.

  Good Luck to everyone competing at SC Nationals in Greensboro, NC!

Jerrilynn Bayless


A word from our Fitness Chair

Three Myths about Protein and Swimmers
Myth 1: You need protein powders and bars to meet your protein needs.
The American College of Sports Medicine suggests that endurance athletes such as swimmers eat approximately 1.2 to 1.4 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight each day. For a 150-pound swimmer, this is 82 to 95 grams. Most people can (and should) get their protein from a variety of whole foods before using supplements. If you can’t consistently meet your protein needs with whole foods, consider a supplemental source before reaching for protein powder or bars. Sometimes doing simple things, such as making your oatmeal with milk rather than water, can boost protein.
Myth 2: Only animal sources of protein are well absorbed.
Eating a variety of protein types from animal and plant sources ensures that your diet has all the essential amino acids and important minerals such as iron, calcium, and folate. Protein from animal sources is highly absorbed (especially eggs), and protein from plant sources provides fiber, a key nutrient for microbiome health. There are nutritional benefits to both types of proteins.
Myth 3: There’s no such thing as too much protein.
To get the most benefit from your protein sources, eat protein throughout the day and especially after harder workouts to encourage muscle repair. Aim for 15 to 20 grams at every major meal or snack. Because your body doesn’t absorb more than 30 grams at one time, eating excess protein becomes calories and will be stored as fat if not required for energy. Although protein powders and bars do provide a lot of protein, they don’t provide any extra or “side” nutrients since most of that has been stripped away. Eating different types of whole food protein sources throughout the week means that you get the protein plus lots of other vitamins and minerals.

Article in U. S. Masters Swimming
by Michele Tuttle

GRIN Meeting Notice

Please join us over Zoom for our upcoming GRIN Annual Meeting TONIGHT (July 20th)
at 8:00pm ET

Topic: GRIN Annual meeting
Time: Jul 20, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 881 2118 2418
Passcode: grinswim
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Meeting ID: 881 2118 2418
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GRIN's 100-Mile Club

Our 100 mile club is rapidly growing - just what we like to see! Shout out to our newest 100 mile club members:
  • Danny Hollander, Unattached
  • Rachel Rivera, Duneland Aquatic Masters
  • William Jankowski, Indianapolis Healthplex
  • Sue Pollard, Indy Aquatic Masters
Three more have officially been promoted to the 200 mile club! Shout out to the following:
  • Michael Tuley, Munster Masters
  • Scott Powell, Unattached
  • Larry Strange, Cardinal Swimming Indiana
And our biggest jump has been the following SEVEN swimmers who have made their way into the 300 mile club already this year! Nice work!
  • JoEllen DeCamp, Cole YMCA Masters
  • Mary Titcomb, Fort Wayne YMCA Sharks
  • Tracy Knight, Indy Aquatic Masters
  • Robin Walker, Indy Aquatic Masters
  • Sue Cosper, Indy Aquatic Masters
  • Todd Marshall, Terre Haute Torpedoes Masters
  • Tom Hintz, Terre Haute Torpedoes Masters
It's not too late to join the club! Just track your swimming totals using the USMS Fitness Log (FLOG), which is free to all USMS members. Log into 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. Set your goals, set up your FLOG, and get to the pool!

Upcoming Meets & Events

The Virtual Mega Morse Monster is still going on through August! It's not too late to join!
The Sweet Summer Invitational hosted by Indy Aquatic Masters at the Riviera Club will be held on August 1st. Entries may be full at this point, but there is still room for volunteers! 
2021 State Meet has been cancelled.

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!

Greater Indiana Masters Swimming (GRIN) is an organization that provides organized workouts, competitions, clinics, and workshops for adults aged 18 and over. We are an affiliate of U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS). Programs are open to all adult swimmers (fitness, triathlete, competitive, non-competitive) who are dedicated to improving their fitness through swimming.
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