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Welcome To Metropolitan Swimming Inc.
Mission:  Metropolitan Swimming shall promote, develop and improve competitive swimming through education, support and opportunities for participation to a diverse swimming community.

Vision:  To inspire and provide quality opportunities for our members to achieve excellence in the sport of competitive swimming.

Metropolitan Swimming, Inc. (Metro - MR) is a Local Swim Committee (LSC) member of USA-Swimming. Metro is a non-profit organization whose objectives and primary purpose shall be the education, instruction and training of individuals to develop and improve their capabilities in the sport of swimming. Metro shall promote swimming for the benefit of swimmers of all ages and abilities, in accordance with the standards, rules, regulations, policies and procedures of FINA, USA Swimming, and Metro and its Articles/Certificate of Incorporation.  Read more . . .

March 27, 2015
Len Galluzzi - 2015
It is with great sadness we report the passing of Len Galluzzi on Monday, March 23rd. Len, member of the Metropolitan Hall of Fame Class of 2001, was a long time fixture in both Metropolitan and USA Swimming as an athlete, coach and administrator, and, along with his brother Don, was synonymous with New York City swimming.

He coached numerous high-school, club and college teams. Most recently he coached at NYCC taking over the Senior program and re-writing the record books while exhibiting great love, compassion, and support for his swimmers.

Prior to that, Len assisted Don at Columbia University where he helped develop Tony Corbisiero (Metro Hall of Fame Class of 2000) into an American Record Holder and NCAA Champion. Upon Don's departure, Len took over the men's team for the 1983-1984 season, defeating Harvard and capturing the long sought-after Ivy League Dual Meet Championship.

Len was the long time coach of the Gotham Aquatic Association, a regional powerhouse in the 1980s where he was the primary coach of John Witchell (Metro Hall of Fame Class of 2002) who was a Junior National Champion at age 15 and became an American Record Holder and NCAA Champion while at Stanford University.

Len, himself, was an accomplished swimmer, qualifying for Olympic Trials in the 200 breaststroke.

Len was a New York City Public School teacher for over 30 years and will be remembered by the thousands of children he helped both in and out of the pool.

A memorial service will be planned for late May / early June. In lieu of flowers please send any cards of condolence to Don Galluzzi at 9 Tenafly Court, Tenafly, New Jersey 07670. Donations in Len's name are encouraged to any charity of choice. A scholarship fund in Len's name will also be established.
March 29, 2015
Metro Swimming Finishes Second
at the Eastern Zone Zone Short Course Age Group Championships

At the Eastern Zone Age Group Schort Course Championships in Webster NY, Metro Swimming finished 2nd behind the Potomac Valley LSC. Strong swims and good spirit! Great Job Zone Team! Results on MeetMobile
March 29, 2015
Metro Alumni Competing at 2015 NCAA Div I, II or III
Swimming & Diving Championships
Lia Neal - Stanford
Annie Zhu - Georgia
Emily Escobedo - UMBC
Patric Conaton - Stanford
Michael Domagala - USC
Brett Hogan - Yale
Julian Mackrel - Princeton
Justin Plaschka - Notre Dame

Joyce Kwok - LIU Post

Alex McCarter - Williams College
Miles Blaney - Hartwick College
George Tilneac - Connecticut College
Austin Pu - Kenyon
Stephan Koeningberger - Middlebury
Kanchi Desai - Kenyon
Colin Hogan - Williams
Charlotte Nixon - Connecticut College

Submit to  web.master@metroswimming.org
March 29, 2015
Metropolitan LSC Class of 2014 Athlete Recognition
When an athlete commits to a college, email name, team, and college to  web.master@metroswimming.org

Nicole CiavarellaPACUniversity of Minnesota MN Caroline PolewayBADDartmouth College NH
Christina PaspalasPACUniversity of Tennessee TN Gunther CassellLIEPenn State University PA
Jessica CrummAGSaint Francis University PA Janel LlewellynAGLock Haven University PA
Taylor StalnakerAGRider University NJ Cassandra WillieTVSCUniversity of Maryland UMBC MD
Molly BrickmanAGUADartmouth College NH Zachary KaplanTVSCBinghamton University NY
Kylie DaninIAUniversity of Maryland UMBC MD Johnny KilduffPACConell University NY
Meaghan McGovernPACUS Military Academy West Point NY Zachary TowersTSUniversity at Buffalo NY
Sarah SchoenfeldTVSCBinghamton University NY Erica SilvermanBGNWColgate University NY
Andrew S nyderRATowson University MD Nikola AndjelicCONDIndiana University IN
Caroline ColeNBSAssumption College MA Taylor LawsonCONDUniversity of Rhode Island RI
Charles McFarlandEASTBucknell University PA David StewartBADUniversity of Notre Dame IN
Donna LAMPATSFairfield University CT Kate BerginRFACLehigh University PA
Samantha WuLGACCarnegie Mellon University PA Luke CowdenTSGeorge Washington University DC
Tessa GarcesGAELTufts University MA Alison McNamaraEASTWilliams College MA
Robby PurvisBGNWDartmouth College NH Amanda RotaBGNW University of Pennsylvania PA
Kimberly RotaBGNWWashington University MO Anthony VargasREDSUNY Maritime College NY
Taylor LotitoLIESacred Heart University CT Olivia CohenLIELafayette College PA
Andre RastegarTVSCJohns Hopkins MD Jennie GosuleTSBinghamton University NY
Connor BrownLIACUniversity of Notre Dame IN Kerry GiovannielloLIACUniversity at Buffalo NY
Delaney HallLIACDartmouth College NH Paige KaplanLIACUniversity of Notre Dame IN
Max WilliardLIACBinghamton University NY Jaclyn PianeseLIACSacred Heart University CT
Carly FeinblattYFDSyracuse University NY John KilduffPACCornell University NY
Kristina BarryEASTWilliams College MA Sarah HodesBADUniversity of Denver CO
Matt DeVitoTSBinghamton University NY Amanda CalabreseEHYStanford University CA
Nickey RussellHYBProvidence College RI Peter LiTVSCCornell University NY
Jessica AranaTSGeorgetown University DC Caroline SullivanBGNWBucknell University PA
Maria DublinBGNWBinghamton University NY Lillian Oyen-UstadNDACBryn Mawr College PA
Danielle FergusRFACConnecticut College CT Sarah JoyceunColumbia University NY
Gabbie IsomunColumbia University NY Jaleel WalterNYCCConnecticut College CT
Kaleigh O’HalloranIASUNY New Paltz NY Julia BogdanskiTVSCYork college of Pennsylvania PA
Hannah ParbstTVSCIthaca College NY Sophia HerringMAKOColumbia University NY
Kristin FisherNDACSt Francis University PA Russell Neuman NickeyHYBProvidence College RI
Jason HansenCSCSkidmore College NY Brandon GilmoreIAArcadia University PA
Patrick MacAulayEASTProvidence College RI Aaron WongSSCollege of the Holy Cross MA
Bethany DoyleNYSAWheaton College IL Kiersten ChuEASTNortheastern University MA
Michael KesslerGAELLehigh University PA Natalie Grodecki IASUNY New Paltz NY
Megan PaganoPATSManhattan College NY Samantha ConfortiPATSSUNY New Paltz
MaryKate KeanePATSFordham University NY Nick KonovalovNYCCColgate College NY
Sophie MoodyNYCCSwarthmore College PA Kristie Anna CovaciNYCCVassar College NY
Hartigan MeghanSSLIthaca College NY Shannon FarrelCONDUS Coast Guard Academhy CT
Jackson SugarmanLIACChapman University CA Julia HallLIACafayette College PA
Taylor McClungRASaint Lawrence University NY Jimmy BarnolaLIEIona College NY
Dominique BetterbedTVSCBoston University MA Charlie BroeNBSBryant University RI
Alex MassaLIE St Bonaventure University NY
March 16, 2015
2015 Metro 14 & Under Junior Olympics
Long Island Aquatic Club Wins Team Competition

Results     Team Scores by Age     Combined Team Scores     High Points
March 16, 2015
2015 Metro 15-18 Age Group Challenge
Long Island Aquatic Club Wins Team Competition

Results     Team Scores     Individual High Points
March 8, 2015
Metropolitan 8 & Under Campionships
Results     High points boys     High points girls

Spirit Award winners:  tied for first place Condors Swim Club,
Long Island Aquatic Club, and Three Village Swim Club
March 4, 2015
First Annual National Age Group Open Water Invitational
The First National Age Group Open Water Invitational will be held April 25 at Miromar Lakes, Florida. This event will be held in conjunction with the 2015 Open Water Festival. USA World Trials and National Championship, April 23-27. More information.
March 3, 2015
2015 Joseph Stetz Scholarship
Metro Swimming is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to one male and one female graduating senior who will be attending college in the fall. The entry deadline is April 15 and the winner will be announced at the House of Delegates meeting in May. Scholarship application.
March 3, 2015
USA Swimming's Women's Leadership Summit April 10-12
Registration is now open for USA Swimming's Women's Leadership Summit to be held April 10-12, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This summit provides female coaches with an opportunity to to convene, connect and brainstorm with others to enhance personal and professional development and enhance their coaching career. More information and registration.
March 3, 2015
First Annual #SwimBiz Conference March 29-31
USA Swimming will be hosting it's first annual #SwimBiz Conference for promoting Your Club locally in the multi-screen World. #SwimBiz will focus on growing participation, increasing revenue and improving events. The course will emphasize social media, advertising, branding, communications, sponsorship and local promotions for clubs. It will be held March 29-31, 2015 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. More info and registration.
March 2, 2015
Metro Athletes Elected to the 2015 National Diversity Camp
Congratulations to  Nicole Parry  of WEST and  Kevin Gu  of COND who were selected for USA Swimming National Diversity Camp which will be held May 7-10 at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Spring, Colorado.
March 2, 2015
Nominate a Volunteer for the #1VolunTeam Awards
USA Swimming is running a month-long campaign throughout March called #1VolunTeam. This campaign will highlight the positive impact its countless volunteers are making across the country through social media and website stories. Additionally, there will be a weekly volunteer award that will be announced each Friday. The awards are:  (1) Dawn to Dusk (March 6): This volunteer is the first one to the pool and last one to leave. (2) MacGyver Volunteer (March 13): This volunteer finds a solution, no matter the problem. (3) Concessions Connoisseur (March 20): This volunteer makes sure no patron goes hungry or thirsty during those long weekends. (4) Tenure Volunteer (March 27): This volunteer has been helping so long it might as well be their permanent job.

If you would like to nominate a swimming volunteer for one of the above awards, please email Kara Raney at kraney@usaswimming.org with the name and a brief description. Or you can nominate on social media using the hashtag, #1VolunTeam. All nominations must be submitted by 2 PM EST the Thursday prior to the announcement of the award.
March 2, 2015
Congratulations to Newly Elected Metro Junior Athlete Rep Emily Sullivan
Thank you to the 4 athletes who ran for Junior Athlete Representative. Congratulations to the new junior athlete representative Emily Sullivan from Rivertown Aquatics. Here is what Emily hopes to improve within Metro during her term: "What I would like to see improved in Metro Swimming would be athlete leadership. I would like to see seasoned swimmers mentoring the younger swimmers, encouraging them and assisting them with their stroke technique and helping them to enjoy the sport. I would like to be part of a group to develop a program to formally encourage this to happen."

LIAC 11-12 Girls Break National Age Group Record in 400 Free Relay
The 11-12 girls from LIAC girls - Chloe Stepanek, Isabella Antoniuk, Briana Gellineau and Madeline Competello - set a National Age Group (NAG) Record in the 400 Free Relay with a 3:35.52 at the Cupids Challenge Time Trials on February 13. Congratulation!

February 23, 2015
NYAC Wins Combined and Men's and Badger Wins Women's Competition at
Metropolitan LSC 2015 Short Course Senior Championships (Sr Mets)

Men's High Point Conner Brown (LIAC)

Women's 2015 SC Sr Mets Title Badger Swim Club

Men's and Combined 2015 SC Sr Mets Title New York Athletic Club
November 2014
Car Rental Deal for All USA-Swimming Members
USA Swimming is extending its negotiated rental car, van and SUV pricing with National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car to all USA Swimming Member Clubs. This discounted rate is valid during USA Swimming sanctioned events, meets, practices or approved social events. Not only does this deal include a very good rental rate, but this negotiated pricing also includes full insurance.
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Web site updates
- Calendar (3/28)

- Coach Requirements (3/26)

- SC Top-25 (3/26)

- Metro Records (3/23)

- Officials Travel Expense Form (3/12)

- BoD Minutes (3/7)

- Help Wanted (2/21)

- IMX Top-25 (2/17)

Metro 2016 Olympic Trial Qualifiers
Maggie Aroesty
Gunther Cassell
Carly Cummings
Kate Douglass
Anina Lund
Shane McNamara
John Nunez
Metro Alumni
Michael Domagala
Ryan Feeley
En-Wei Hu-Van Wright
Thomas Luchsinger
Drew Modrov
Lia Neal
Blair Wegesheide

Mike Alexandrov
Anna Belousova
Patrick Conaton
Jimmy Feigen
Eric Friedland
Josh Hall
Zach McGinnis
Cody Miller
Bronwyn Pasloski
David Plummer
Megan Romano
Josh Schneider
Derek Toomey
Darian Townsend
Kim Vandenberg
Lindsay Vrooman
James Wells

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