Todd Griner

Anderson High School, 1984 – 88


Todd Griner swam for Anderson High School and was a five-time individual state champion.  His first win came in the 200-yard freestyle his sophomore year.  His junior and senior years, he won both the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle.  In the 200-yard freestyle, Griner set records in both his junior and senior years, becoming the first to break the 1:40 mark with a time of 1:39.29 his senior year.  He also set a record in the 500-yard freestyle becoming the first to swim it under 4:30 with a 4:29.46 his senior year. In addition, he was a part of the winning 400-yard freestyle relays in 1987 and 1988.  In 1988, Griner led Anderson High School to the IHSAA High School state championship title, as well as the NISCA mythical national championship. Todd went on to swim at Indian River Community College and was named National Junior College Swimmer of the Year in 1990. He set four records and remained undefeated for two years.  He then went on to swim for Ball State. Todd was a junior national champion and record breaker. Todd graduated from Ball State with a degree in Exercise Science and Wellness. He has continued his career is swimming coaching a few teams in Indiana and is currently coaching Anderson Community Aquatic Club.