Eastern Zone web site
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.

Metro has over 10,000 registered athletes (boys and girls) participating on more than 80 clubs in the portion of New York State south of Albany, including the counties of Sullivan, Orange, Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, and the 5 boroughs of New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens). Competition is available for all ability levels from novice to National Championship. Metropolitan Swimming is proud to have produced many Olympians, including Cristina Teuscher, Lea Loveless Maurer, Rick Carey, Julia Smit and Lia Neal and many more. If your children swim, there is also a place for volunteers as officials, meet marshals, club representatives, etc. Metropolitan Swimming has 600 plus registered coaches, 250 plus officials and 187 other non-athletes. Become involved to make the sport and Metropolitan Swimming a better organization.

May 22, 2017
Congratulations to 2017 Coach Award Winners
Senior coach of the Year Jim Wargo (COND)
Age Group Coach of the Year Andy Copley (AGUA)
Major Player Senior Coach of the Year John Alaimo (NYSA)
Must Watch Age Group Coach of the Year Nikolay Schevchenko (FREE)
2017-2018 Short Course Season Meet Schedule
May 18, 2017
May 17 House of Delegate Meeting

Congratulations to New Board Members:
Age Group Chairs John Yearwood (YMID) & Dom Boccio (LIAC)
Treasurer Elaine Ang (LGAC)
Jr. Athlete Rep Jocelyn Fisher (SSC)

Thanks to Emily Sullivan, George Rhein, and Andy Copley for their service on the board.
May 11, 2017
Build a Pool Conference - Union Dale - June 16-17
More information
May 8, 2017
SwimJitsu Event - Westchester - Tuesday June 20

What is SwimJitsu?  SwimJitsu introduces new swimmers and their parents to USA Swimming and #FunnestSport, Swim Today.  It's Punt/Pass/Kick for swimming using fun and challenging ninja-themed inflatables (in the spirit of Wipeout or American Ninja Warrior).  Each competitor will race against the clock to complete the ultimate aquatic obstacle course usin g all their speed, endurance, and swimming skills to gain the rank of Grand Master Swimja. If your group is not competing, it could be a great team building activity for your club!
More information about SwimJitsu Westchester NY event
SwimJitsu Westchester NY event flyer
April 12, 2017
Congratulations to

Kiana Guarino (AGUA)

Atsedemaryam Harris (unattached)

Evan Morales (NYSA)

Edward Park (NYSA)

for being selected to the Eastern Zone Diversity Select Camp.
The camp will be held June 15-18 at the University of Buffalo 
May 24, 2017
Metropolitan LSC Class of 2017 Athlete Recognition
When an athlete commits, email name, team, and college to  web.master@metroswimming.org

Maggie AroestyLIACUniversity of Southern California CA Beth Ann CaruanaLIACColgate University NY
John Hurley LIEMarist College NY Kristen Romano LIACOhio State University OH
Carly CummingsBADAuburn University AL Spencer LafataBADDuke University NC
Andrew StangeTVSCGeorgetown University DC Alex ParkTSBrown University RI
Chris O'SheaTVSCEastern Michican University MI Quinn ScannellBADUniversity of Pennsylvania PA
Natalie EidBADYale University CT William PowersBADGeorgetown University DC
Amanda LauerPACBucknell University PA Sarah LitvinskyPACUniversity of Delaware DE
Phillip WongPACWesleyan University CT Kimberly ChanLIACMarist College NY
Caroline FarrellLBAMarist College NY Samantha GallegoLIACLehigh University PA
Kendall PaolicelliLGACIona College NY Kyle SheinbergLIEAdelphi University NY
Diana TramontanoBADCollege of William and Mary VA. Jane BryceWESTWest Point US Military Academy NY
Emily SullivanRAThe College of the Holy Cross MA Mark McLaughlinBGNWProvidence College RI
Rhea RandhawaTSVassar College NY John FreemanGAELProvidence College RI
Sara OstensenWACFairfield University CT Tyler HillBGNWU of North Carolina Chapel Hill NC
Jamie LeeBGNWColumbia University NY Kasia MalendowiczEASTColumbia University NY
Aristides SperesBADCollege of William and Mary VA. Erica BachillerAGBinghamton university NY
Alina TuckerLIESouthern Connecticut State U CT Jason RosenTSUMASS Amherst MA
Kelly MalyszkaCONDUMASS Amherst MA Kevin GuCONDBrown University RI
Cassidy FreemanCONDBoston University MA Samantha ChristmanAGEast Stroudsburg University
Gabrielle HillisMAKOUniversity of Florida FL Cecilia De HavenonEHYBowdoin College ME
John GaffmeyLIEWilliams College MA Garrett KaufmannBGNWWesleyan University CT
Jenna GuoLIECarnegie Mellon University PA Kailyn SmolarWSSCBinghamton University NY
Patricia ShieblerIAHamilton College NY Alyssa ConradRAMarist College NY
Sophia GuarnieriRAUniversity of Rochester NY Jessica WeissYFDEmory University GA
Georgeanne ZimmermanLIEMarist College NY Lauren SiegekPATSSUNY Geneseo NY
Kelly LennonTSSUNY Geneseo NY Caroline LongoLBAUniversity of Chicago IL
Dylan CareyLBASUNY Oineonta NY Will EngLIESUNY Geneseo NY
Joseph La BiancaTSSUNY Geneseo NY Cate SawkinsBGNWYale University CT
Nico San MartinSPARUnited States Military Academy NY Patrick WilsonLIEBinghamton University NY
Kylie ElwoodRAFordham University NY John KosterSMCTufts University MA
Claudia BeuchertWSSCMarymount University VA Tanner McFarlandEASTLafayette College PA
Sophia ChevezAGUABrandeis University MA Georgia Nicole VeruBADWesleyan university CT
Amanda SarubbiTVSCBinghamton University NY Micah JumppPATSSUNY Potsdam NY
Edward SchulzeIASUNY Brockport NY James SimoneBADGeorgetown University DC
Izzy RippIASpringfield College MA Emma deFreitasTRIMarist College NY
Meaghan McNairTVSCBinghamton U School of Management NY Amanda GuarigliaLIEAlfred University NY
Natalia GiuntaTVSCSUNY New Paltz NY Josh ZockVACWest Point US Military Academy NY
Kevin YaoTSTrinity College CT Cecilia DehavenonEHYBowdoin College ME
Gabriel MathewsMAKODartmouth College NH Nick NeriIAFlorida Atlantic University FL
Nicole VisintinTVSCUniversity of Connecticut CT Stephanie KaplanLIACVassar College NY
Samnatha TruterLIACMarywood University PA Xavier GarciaCVACBinghamton university NY
Katelyn LernerCVACBinghamton university NY Lucas MaquedaCVACUniversity of Auckland, New Zealand
Daniel KohlerCONDSUNY Oneonta.NY Margaret LachmanAGUACarleton College MN
Anthony ParrinelloFALoyola University MD Liam McPhillipsGAELUniversity of Notre Dame IN
Colin JohansonGAELThe College of the Holy Cross MA Devin GillioIAUniversity of Miami FL
Jillian SmerechniakIACornell University NY Nicholas NeriIAFlorida Atlantic University FL
Katie McCabeIARensselaer Polytechnic Institute NY Izzy RippIASpringfield College MA
Peter SandersTVSCPurdue University IN Logan GregoryTVSCSUNY Brockport NY
Keelyn FribergTVSCSUNY Oneonta NY Anthony ParrinelloFALoyola University MD
Emily KiernanFAAdelphi University NY Carmela IratoAGUAJohns Hopkins University MD
Lara TiffanyAGUAJohns Hopkins University MD Demi McClungRASt Lawrence University NY
Megan SmithLIEGeorgetown University DC  Grace MiouNCACBinghamton University NY
Jason BoykoRFACSUNY Cortland NY Nicole D'AmicoCONDNortheastern University MA
Elizabeth LuLIEUnited States Naval Academy MD Kieran RothRABoston College MA
Morgan WolfeAGUAUniversity of Chicago IL Mathew PanGATENortheastern University MA
Michael MaloneyFASt Francis College Michael BrowneFASUNY Oswego NY
Christopjher ArenaLIACJohns Hopkins University Christian ThomasRFACXavier University OH
Rebecca Baione RFACRPI NY Heidi SimpfenderferRFACSUNY Cortland NY
Selin KaradenizRFACBentley University MA Michael McalpineMPNYWest Virginia Wesleyan
Omar HafezMPNYBrooklyn College NY Rachel DavidovichMPNYRutgers University NJ
Serena YuMPNYBinghamton University NY Elan OumarovMPNYNew York University NY
Robert WisniewskiMPNY Iona College NY Lok Chi HonMPNYSUNY Oswego NY
Patricia Cerri-DrozLIACGeorge Washington University DC Lindsay KranitzLIACSYNY New Paltz NY
Justion CasementLIACBinghamton university NY Hayley TesserLIACUniversity of Miami FL
April 3, 2017
USA-Swimming Coaches Background Check Vendor Change
On April 1, USA Swimming transitioned from its current background check vendor, SterlingBackCheck, to its new partner, IntelliCorp Records. This should not have a significant effect on the process by which members complete their background checks. The process remains as follows:

1. Members will initiate the background check through the USA Swimming website at www.usaswimming.org/backgroundcheck.

    a. New members will select Option 1: New Member Background Check

    b. Renewing members will select Option 2: Renewal Background Check

2.The member will be redirected to the IntelliRecords USA Swimming portal where they will be asked to (1) digitally sign a Disclosure, Authorization, and the USA Swimming Code of Conduct; (2) fill out their personal information and submit payment.

3. The cost for all members the first time they complete a background check with Intellicorp is $38. Subsequent renewal checks are $18.

4. Results will be returned to the member via email within 7-14 business days.

5. Results will be automatically updated in SWIMS to reflect the new BGC expiration date.

We understand this is an additional cost, but the new provider should provide much better customer service for our members. Some background checks have been taking more than a month to come back; this vendor should be able to turn them around quicker. You will be able to go back to the vendor’s website, log in and check the status of your background check if you think it is taking too long.

USA Swimming Mourns Passing of Executive Director Chuck Wielgus

We’re sad to have to share this news with you today on the passing of our longtime and revered Executive Director Chuck Wielgus.

Chuck served for nearly 20 years and passed away on Sunday in Colorado Springs. Wielgus died of complications from colon cancer, which was first diagnosed in 2006 and Wielgus battled while continuing to steer USA Swimming to record growth. He was 67. Joining USA Swimming as Executive Director in July 1997, Wielgus was the longest-tenured chief executive in the Olympic family. Wielgus added duties as Chief Executive Officer of the USA Swimming Foundation at its inception in 2004.

“This is an extremely sad day, as we lost Chuck Wielgus, one of the finest men I have ever had the pleasure to work alongside. He will be missed by all of us in USA Swimming and all his friends and colleagues around the world. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Nancy, and his entire family in this difficult time,” said USA Swimming Board of Directors Chair Jim Sheehan. “Chuck was one of the finest CEOs in all of sport and his leadership of USA Swimming has made it the premier National Governing Body in the Olympic movement. Chuck's selflessness, compassion and intelligence have been hallmarks of his work with the staff, Board of Directors, athletes, coaches and volunteers of USA Swimming.”

Well-known for his core objectives of “Build, Promote, Achieve,” Wielgus led USA Swimming to new heights with notable achievements in several key areas.

In the year before Wielgus arrived, USA Swimming had fewer than 200,000 members and membership growth has doubled to more than 400,000 members. Along the same lines, revenues increased by 600 percent, including an expansion of corporate partners to approximately 15 annually. In 2001, Wielgus formed the Club Development Division to provide swim teams across the country with resources and expertise to help them improve as small businesses and with their swim performance.

Wielgus’ vision to promote swimming to wider audiences resulted in securing annual year-round network television coverage of championship swimming events, including the Pro Swim Series, National Championships, World Championships, U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Pan Pacific Championships and the made-for-TV Duel in the Pool. The creation of the Golden Goggle Awards celebration and fundraiser furthered the efforts by giving swimming a high-profile event to recognize that year’s accomplishments.

Wielgus was instrumental to growing the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming into a major showcase event in a 17,000-seat entertainment venue. The 2016 Olympic Trials was completely sold out with more than 200,000 tickets for 15 sessions at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha.

During Wielgus’ tenure, there were 156 podium performances by the U.S. Olympic Swim Team in five Olympic Games, including 33 medals (16 gold) at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The medal count has equated to approximately 33 percent of the total Team USA count.

Wielgus was a driving force behind the formation of the USA Swimming Foundation, which provides financial support for National Team athletes and helps to save lives through swim lessons with the Make a Splash initiative.

Wielgus’ distinguished career included numerous awards, including a 2016 National Honorary Doctorate from the United States Sports Academy Prior recipients include Prince Albert of Monaco, Bud Selig, Billie Jean King, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Donna de Varona, Pat Summit and Condoleezza Rice.

He was awarded the first-ever Association of Chief Executives of Sport (ACES) Chief Executive Leadership Award in 2015, received a Lifetime Achievement in Sport award from the El Pomar Foundation and was the 2011 recipient of the National Great Comebacks Award for his cancer survival and contributions.

Within swimming, he was named among the 30 Most Influential People in Swimming for the 30-year period of 1975-2015 and has earned awards from the International Swimming Hall of Fame, American Swimming Coaches Association and the College Swimming Coaches Association.

He is survived by his wife Nancy, daughters Savannah and Shelby, sons Chip and Tommy and four grandchildren. Born on February 6, 1950, Wielgus grew up in Larchmont, New York, and earned his M.Ed. from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., in 1974 and a B.A. in history from Providence College in 1972.

An avid pick-up basketball player, Wielgus built a successful professional career that reflected his love of sports at all levels. Prior to his work at USA Swimming, he was the executive director of the Senior PGA Tour Tournament Directors Association. From 1989-96 he was the executive director of the United States Canoe and Kayak, the national governing body for that Olympic sport.

From 1983-89, Wielgus was the executive director of the Hilton Head Island Recreation Association, where he led the effort to produce the master plan for the resort island’s public recreation facilities and sports programs. From 1974-83 he was a coach and recreation director in Woodstock, Vt., where he coached basketball, lacrosse and swimming and served two terms as the president of the Vermont Recreation and Parks Association.

In addition to his work guiding organizations, Wielgus had a passion for writing, and co-authored three books with award-winning writer Alexander Wolff: The In-Your-Face Basketball Book, The Fan's Book of Sport Nicknames and the Back-In-Your-Face Guide to Pick-Up Basketball.
March 15, 2017
2017 National Diversity Camp Selections
Congratulation to the following athletes for being selected to the 2017 National Diversity Camp:

Charlotte Krevitt - AGUA     Dylan Porges - AGUA     Kabir Randhawa - TS

Jalen Ramjohn - BAD     Yugo Tsukikawa - WEST

The camp will be held May 4-7 at the Olympic Training Center
May 1, 2017
Metro Alumni Competing in 2017 NCAA Div I, II or III
Swimming & Diving Championships
Email  web.master@metroswimming.org

Emily Escobedo - UMBC
Lia Neal - Stanford
Justin Plaschka - Notre Dame
Patrick Conaton - Stanford
Shane McNamara - Harvard
Ben Cono - Loyola

Nicholas Stoski - Tampa
George Tilneac - Connecticut College
Alison McNamara - Williams College
Maia Hare - Williams College
Colin Hogan - Williams College
Austin Pu - Kenyon
Kelly Amar - Washington & Lee University
Congratulations to our new Junior Athlete Rep Jocelyn Fisher from Sachem Swim Club

Jocelyn will join the Metro board in May

Thanks to the candidates Francesca, Philip and Jonathan - Job well done! 
October 1, 2016
USA Swimming Membership Card Goes Digital
Welcome to the 2016-2017 swimming season! This year, USA Swimming will be offering the new membership card through Deck Pass and usaswimming.org. To access your card, please follow the steps below:

1. If you do not have a Deck Pass account, please follow the steps below:
    a.   Visit usaswimming.org
    b.   Select the "Sign In" button at the top right of the screen
    c.   Select the "Need to Create an Account?" link
    d.   Register - Fill out the form and select the "Create Account" button
    e.   Link your USA Swimming Membership
    f.   Confirm by selecting the "This is Me" link
    g.   Your Deck Pass account has been created
    h.   Select the "My Deck Pass" button at the top of the screen
    i.   Scroll down to the red membership card button and select the tab
    j.   Click the "Print Card" link on the right
    k.   A PDF of your membership card will pop on your screen. Please print a copy for your records.

2. Please follow these steps to access your member card through your Deck Pass account:
    a.   Visit usaswimming.org
    b.   Select the "Sign In" button at the top of the screen
    c.   Sign into your Deck Pass account
    d.   Select the "My Deck Pass" button at the top of the screen
    e.   Scroll down to the red membership card button and select the tab
    f.   Click the "Print Card" link on the right
    g.   A PDF of your membership card will pop on your screen. Please print a copy for your records.

Questions, visit the Deck Pass FAQ page here

August 14, 2016

Congratulations Metro U.S. Olympic Team Members:

Cody Miller  -  Badger Swim Club
Bronze 100 Breast 58.87 - Gold 4x100 Medley Relay

David Plummer  -  New York Athletic Club
Bronze 100 Back 52.40 - Gold 4x100 Medley Relay

Lia Neal  -  Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics
Silver 4x100 Free Relay

Jimmy Feigen  -  New York Athletic Club
Gold 4x100 Free Relay

Katie Meili  -  New York Athletic Club
Bronze 100 Breast - Gold in 4x100 Medley Relay

LEAP program description

Web site updates
- Help Wanted (5/22)

- Calendar (5/22)

- Metro Board (5/18)

- LC Top-25 (5/15)

- Coach Requirements updated (5/13)

- Metro Records (5/12)

- BoD Minutes (5/9)

- Athlete Committee Meeting Minutes (5/9)

- SC Top-25 (5/2)

- Forms (4/22)

- Clubs / Teams (3/23)

Metro 2016 Olympic Trial Qualifiers
Maggie Aroesty
Gunther Cassell
Ben Cono
Carly Cummings
Kate Douglass
Isabel Gormley
 Krystal Lara
Anina Lund
Shane McNamara
John Nunez
Christina Paspalas
Kristen Romano
Spencer LaFata
Richard Mannix
Jack Collins
Dillon Hillis
Alex McCarter
Metro Alumni
Michael Domagala
Ryan Feeley
En-Wei Hu-Van Wright
Thomas Luchsinger
Drew Modrov
Lia Neal
Blair Wegescheide
Stanley Wong

College swimmers in Metro

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

Meet Directors

All Meet Info
and a full backup of Meet Results must be emailed to:
Monique Grayson

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