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October 5th, 2007, 12:47 AM
Information for the first two meets in the TYR Grand Prix Series is now available. Go to www.tyrgrandprix.com for more information.

In this series, age group high point awards will be determined from all three meets. The winners will receive the TYR Transition Backpack - a $64 value.

All the meets are in cities that are easy to fly to on Southwest.

October 17th, 2007, 12:37 AM
TYR Masters Grand Prix News Update # 1

Welcome to the 2007 TYR Masters Grand Pix Series. These updates will provide you with information about each of the meets in the series.

The 23rd Annual GRIN Fall Classic in Indianapolis is the first stop in the series. This meet takes place in the famous IU Natatorium, the “Worlds Fastest Pool.” The pool has played host to numerous Olympic Trials, Sr. Nationals, Masters Nationals and YMCA Nationals. In 2009, the natatorium is the site of the 2009 USMS Long Course National Championships.

Register early to avoid paying a higher entry fee. The fee is $40 if received by October 19th. After the 19th, the fee goes to $50. Need an entry form, go to www.TYRgrandprix.com.

The second stop on the TYR Masters Grand Prix is the Louisville Invitational. In its third year, this meet continues to attract a large number of swimmers from outside Kentucky. The University of Louisville is a fast two meter deep pool with 9 foot wide lanes. Online registration will be available later this week.

If the swimming isn’t enough to bring you to Louisville, consider Dave Brubeck. The U of L School of Music presents the Dave Brubeck Quartet in concert 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, at Memorial Auditorium. Tickets range from $20 to $75. A block of $15 seats is available for UofL students or they may get a $10 discount for any other seating area. UofL faculty, staff and students (with ID) may buy up to two tickets each at a $10/ticket discount. Call 852-6907 for credit card purchases (a handling charge applies).

This year the TYR Masters Grand Prix is going to Chicago. After more than a year of negotiating, we have secured the rights to swim in the state of the art Myers-McLoraine Pool in the Ratner Center at the University of Chicago. The facility is a 50-meter bulkhead, 9-lane, 2-meter deep pool operated at 80 F. Online registration will be available soon for this meet. Note: the Illinois consolidate entry form will not be used for this meet.

Chicago is where the series high point awards will be presented. This year TYR has generously donated the Transition Backpack for our high point swimmers. There will be more information on the high point competition in the next newsletter.

Now is the time to check into airfares to the grand prix events. Southwest still has discounted fairs to Chicago from most locations

October 18th, 2007, 12:41 PM
October 19th is the deadline to enter before the price increase for the Grin Fall Classic in Indianapolis - the first stop on the TYR Masters Grand Prix Series.

Online entry is now available for the Louisville Invitational - the second stop on the TYR Masters Grand Prix. Go to www.tyrgrandprix.com

Paul Smith
October 18th, 2007, 12:45 PM
Glad to see your getting this thing off the ground.....down the road I'd love to see something held on the west coast. Also, I didn't see any of these in USMS (maybe I wasn't looking) or on the "Calenders" page of meets on this site?

Its a slow show
October 18th, 2007, 08:23 PM
The prizes are just over the top. My God a "back-pack. WOW!!!!!!!!!!

Doug Adamavich
October 24th, 2007, 01:35 AM

I made the suggestion to Mary Hull that we emulate what Mark has done with the Tyr Grand Prix series in the midwest. We could have a SCM series comprised of Mission Viejo (October), Sun Devil Masters (November), and Long Beach Grunions (December) events. Perhaps we could get Southwest Airlines to be the title sponsor for it and call it the Southwest Shortcourse Series or something like that. We already have the events...

October 24th, 2007, 03:42 PM
The TYR Masters Grand Prix plans on expanding to several locations over the next few years. The southwest is certainly an area we are willing to consider.

October 24th, 2007, 11:11 PM
What is the Chicago date??

October 24th, 2007, 11:56 PM
December 1st and 2nd at the University of Chicago. For more information on that meet plus the others in the series, visit www.tyrgrandprix.com

October 28th, 2007, 08:47 PM
Results from today's TYR Masters Grand Prix - Indy have been posted on the www.tyrgrandprix.com website.

The next event is the TYR Mastes Grand Prix - Louisville. The online registration system is open for this event.

October 30th, 2007, 02:49 PM
Results from Day two of the TYR Grand Prix - Indy are now posted. There were 5 World and 10 USMS records set during the event.

The next stop on the TYR Grand Prix is Louisville. The online entry deadline is Sunday, November 4th.

October 30th, 2007, 07:58 PM
How about The Olympic Club?! Bring it...:)

October 30th, 2007, 08:01 PM
The Olympic Club is welcome to come to Chicago and race.

November 10th, 2007, 09:32 PM
Results are posted from Day One of the TYR Grand Prix - Louisville.

The online entry system is open for the TYR Grand Prix Finale in Chicago on December 1st and 2nd.

Go to www.tyrgrandprix.com

November 12th, 2007, 02:38 PM
Results are posted for the entire TYR Grand Prix - Louisville now. Go to www.TYRgrandprix.com.

The next stop is Chicago. Hope to see everyone there.


November 26th, 2007, 01:23 AM
Due to the holiday weekend and swimmers traveling, the deadline for the TYR Masters Grand Prix Finale in Chicago has been extended until midnight on Tuesday, November 27, 2007. Please pass the word to any team mates that haven't yet registered.

The meet website and online registration system can be found at www.TYRgrandprix.com As soon as entries close, we will pst the pysch sheets and the extimated timeline for the meet. See you all in Chicago.

December 1st, 2007, 06:01 PM
Day One results from the TYR Grand Prix - Chicago are now posted on the meet website www.TYRgrandprix.com. Congratulations to Kevin Doak who lowered his national record in the men's 100 back for 25-29. The record now stands at a 55.65.

December 2nd, 2007, 11:22 PM
Final results, individual summaries and TYR Grand Prix Series High Point Winners are now posted at www.TYRgrandprix.com. Congratulations to Kevin Doak who set national records for the 25-29 Men in the 50 and 100 back in Chicago this past weekend.

December 5th, 2007, 06:30 PM
Mark Gill did an amazing job hosting the TYR Grand Prix Series. 3 excellent facilities with fast pools.

It has been over a decade that Illinois has hosted a SCM meet. This year we had 2 events. Libertyville and Univ of Chicago. We had a new masters team; the Gray Sharks/Leaning Tower YMCA, that had 17 swimmers at this event and they felt that their first masters meet experience was awesome. Thanks to Mark and all the other masters swimmers.

The Chicago meet the guys and gals swam together. It was most enjoyable.

I am excited for next years series.

Thank you Mark Gill for your support with Masters Swimming and promoting this event.