GRIN News and Notes
Hear from our President, nominate a team member, meet the Lake Central Masters Association, and check out upcoming meets.
A Word from Our President
Greetings GRIN swimmers!
There are many things on the GRIN Board's agenda and we are working hard to improve Greater Indiana Masters Swimming for everyone.
As you know, we are currently updating the GRIN Bylaws. The 13-member committee has met via conference call four times and are planning to meet every other week in order to finalize the Bylaws by December. If you are interested in joining and having input for the new By-Laws, please let me know!
Later this month, the GRIN Board will travel to Kansas City for the USMS Annual Convention to share best practices with other LMSC's across the country, work through USMS rules and budgets, and vote in board elections. This yearly convention will be a first for 3 of our board members, so we should have some great ideas coming back.
We are looking to accept bids for the 2016 GRIN State Meet in the near future. Bidding details are being worked out, so stay tuned.
Finally, there are some great GRIN swim meets on the calendar for the fall; we would love to have more! Jump in and host your own meet. It's a great FUN-raiser for your team and helps build camaraderie for your swimmers. If you have questions about how to run a meet, just let us know.
Have a wonderful last few outdoor swimming days and see you in the pool!
Nominations Needed - Hardest Worker
You know who they are - the swimmers who show up early, stay late, and always give their best in the water. So, the trait we are focusing on this month is Hardest Worker. Who is the one person you think of gives their all in the water each day? Let us know who is the hardest working among your lane mates. Winners will be recognized in next month's newsletter.
Meet the Lake Central Masters Association
Swimming at Lake Central High School in St. John, the Lake Central Masters Association is a growing Masters program that encourages a healthier lifestyle through the sport of swimming. "Our coaches and members have created a camaraderie that encourages and challenges each other to go outside their comfort zones," says Coach Abby Homans. Check out their program and contact Coach Abby for additional information.
University of Indianapolis Masters Meet
Taking place on Saturday, October 11, the University of Indianapolis Masters Meet is a short-course meters meet not to be missed. Swim up to 4 events plus relays, catch up with old friends, and meet new ones. Both mailed entries and deck entries will be accepted. Make plans now to head to Indy on 11th and register today!
Lake Central Masters Pumpkin Plunge
The 2015 Lake Central Masters Pumpkin Plunge will be held at the Lake Central High School Aquatic Center in St. John on Saturday, October 17. Register for up to 5 individual events (mailed entries by October 10; online by October 15); deck entries also accepted. This is a short course yards meet you don't want to miss. Register today!
Munster Fall Frenzy
Featuring the 400 IM and the 1650 Free, the 4th Annual Munster Masters Fall Frenzy will take place on Sunday, November 15. Both mailed entries (received by 11/12) and deck entries will be accepted. The meet will take place at the Munster High School Aquatic Center. As an added bonus, there will be SWIMMER hospitality at this meet. Great food and fast water. What could be better?
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!