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Important updates and news from Greater Indiana Masters Swimming.
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GRIN News and Notes

Check out the 2015 USMS Summer National Championship results, nominate a team member, join the Bylaws Committee, meet the Agon Masters, and check out your upcoming opportunities to compete.
 

Congratulations Indiana Swimmers!

Indiana swimmers raced to amazing results at the 2015 USMS Summer National Championships. Taking place from August 6 – 9, our Indiana swimmers joined 955 competitors from across the country to participate in this annual summer showdown. With 189 teams from across the country competing, our swimmers represented Indy Aquatic Masters, iSwim Masters Swimming, the IU Masters Swim Club, and the Noblesville Adult Swim Team. Indiana competitors combined to bring home a whopping 11 1st Place individual finishes, 92 Top 10 individual finishes, 3 1st Place relays, and 11 Top 10 relays. Check out the full Summer National results and congratulations to all who competed!
 

Upcoming Events

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 boating) is not normally allowed in this water. Online registration is open for this once-a-year open water racing experience.

Lake Central Masters Pumpkin Plunge

The 2015 Lake Central Masters Pumpkin Plunge will be held at the Lake Central Aquatic Center in St. John on Saturday, October 17. Swim up to 5 individual events for only $15 (mailed entries by October 10; online by October 15). Deck entries ($20) will also be accepted. This is a short course yards meet you don't want to miss. Warm-ups start at 8:45a and the meet gets underway at 10:00a. Register today!
 

Bylaws Committee News
The GRIN Bylaws Committee is looking for additional members to help revise the GRIN Bylaws. If you'd like to help, please contact Lisa Brown.
 

Congratulations to our Most Encouraging Swimmers
Two swimmers stood out among the nominations for our Most Encouraging Swimmer - Jan Johnson from Indy Aquatic Masters and Rachel Sitarz from iSwim Masters. These ladies are "always positive and goal focused." They encourage new swimmers to better themselves - by showing up more consistently, by trying a new event... the list goes on and on. Congratulations to you both and thank you for your encouraging spirits!
 

Nominations Needed - Most Welcoming
One of the hardest things to do as a new swimmer is to step out onto the deck for the very first time. So, the trait we are focusing on this month is Most Welcoming. Who is the one person you think of who eases that transition from land to water - for brand new swimmers or swimmers returning after a hiatus? Let us know who is the most welcoming among your lane mates. Winners will be recognized in next month's newsletter.
 

Meet the Agon Masters
Swimming at Edgewood High School in Ellettsville, the Agon Masters is one of the newest Masters programs in Indiana. They provide individualized training appropriate to the personal objectives of their members and do so in a fun group environment. Learn more about their program and contact Coach Temujin Gold for additional information.
 

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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