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GRIN News and Notes

Some news for you and a host of summer events to participate in. Keeping you up-to-date with all that's happening in our state...


Marty Mennen is an All Star!
Congratulations to Indy Aquatic Masters' Marty Mennen for being named  the USMS All-Star for 2014. Pool All-Stars are those who have achieved the most first place finishes in their age group during the year in Top Ten competition. Congratulations Marty!

Congratulations are also in order to all of the GRIN swimmers who have been earned Top Ten finishes for both USMS and FINA. With new Indiana State records set during 2015 in each pool format (SCY, SCM, and LCM), we knew our state had fast swimmers. Check out all of the USMS Top Ten finishers within GRIN. The list is long and extensive. Congratulations to all!

Upcoming Summer Events

Open Water Swim Clinic
Head to the Forest Park Aquatic Center on Sunday, June 7, for an open water swim clinic sponsored by the Noblesville Adult Swim Team and led by Dick Sidner. Geared towards beginners and experienced swimmers alike, the clinic will highlight entries and exits, stroke analysis, navigating buoys, and sighting. Register online.

2nd Annual Indy Open Water Challenge
The 2nd Annual Indy Open Water Challenge will take place at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis on Saturday, June 13, 2015 and is an event not to miss. Hosted by Indy Aquatic Masters, the event features both a 1-Mile and 2-Mile race and is a great opportunity to get your racing legs wet. There will be NO race day registration, so sign up online today!

3rd Annual Munster Masters Summer Splash
Taking place on Sunday, June 14, at the Munster High School Aquatic Center, the 3rd Annual Munster Masters Summer Splash always features tough competition in a fast pool. Warm-ups start at 8:45a with the meet getting underway at 9:45a. (Please note that Munster is on CENTRAL TIME.) Check out the entry information and register today. Will you be there?

USMS 15K Open Water National Championship
Hosted by the Noblesville Adult Swim Team, the USMS 15K Open Water National Championship will take place on Saturday, June 20, at Morse Reservoir. Registration for the 15K is closed, but registration for the 15K Relay and 5K Solo open water races are still open. Check out additional event details and register for either the 15K Relay Open Water National Championship or 5K Solo (Non-Championship) Open Water Swim today!

Sugar Creek Swim Club Solstice Splash
Taking place at the Crawfordsville Aquatic Center, this dual-sanctioned LCM meet is a great opportunity to test your racing mettle against the younger set. In addition to the "typical" events, this meet also features the 1500 Free (limited to the top 30 swimmers). Masters swimmers will compete on Saturday and Sunday mornings (warm-ups at 7:30a; meet starting at 8:30a). Check out additional meet information and entry forms. Entries must be received by Friday, 6/05.

5th Annual Warsaw Aqua Mile
Taking place on Saturday, June 20, the 5th Annual Warsaw Aqua Mile consists of a one mile triangle shaped course open water swim one lap start to on beach finish.  All competitors must complete the swim within 60 minutes. See their Register online for  this unique event.

1st Annual PPSC "Kitchen Sink" Invitational
The 1st Annual PPSC "Kitchen Sink" Invitational will be held on Saturday, July 18, at the Portage High School Natatorium in Portage, Indiana. Hosted by the Portage Porpoise Swim Club, 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?  Register Now!

Poseidon Swim Challenge
Taking place on Sunday, July 19, the Poseidon Swim Challenge will take place in the Indianapolis Canal. The Challenge will 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 will end at White River State Park. Online registration is now open and race day registration will also be available.

Indianapolis Sharkfest Swim
The Indianapolis Sharkfest Swim will take place in the Indy 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 and early bird pricing ends June 30, so register today!

Rock the Quarry Triathlon and Mile Swim
The Rock The Quarry Triathlon and Mile Swim is a USAT-sanctioned Triathlon that also offers a Mile Open Water Swim. The unique venue is a former rock quarry that is filled with pristine water. Swimming (and motor boats) are not normally allowed in this water. We will "own" the pond on the day of the event, making it even more special. The water is usually fairly calm, since it is sheltered on one side by trees. Online registration is open for this once-a-year opportunity.

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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