Making waves: Susan Meyers takes silver, bronze in International Masters Swim Meet

RICCIONE, Italy — Local swimmer Susan Rothert Meyers competed in the 2012 Final World Masters Championships in Riccione, Italy this week. She finished in the top three in her events in the 70-74 age group. In her first race on Tuesday, she placed third in a field of 17 in the 400-meter individual medley. On Wednesday, Meyers swam the 200-meter individual medley, placing third in a field of 20.In the 100-meter butterfly, Meyers placed second in a field of 15. She finished in each event as the highest ranking American swimmer. She was swimming for Indy Aquatic Masters in Indianapolis.Meyers lives in Columbia City. She grew up in Fort Wayne and was graduated from South Side High School in 1959. She started competing in Masters swimming approximately 14 years ago when her son Christopher was in high school and swimming for Columbia City. She coached the Columbia City High School swim team for three years. Since that time, Meyers has usually been ranked in the top ten in the country in her events and age group. In addition to her work in Columbia City, Meyers has been a swimming instructor at South Side, Summit Middle School, Bishop Dwenger and the YMCA.