Welcome To Metropolitan Swimming Inc.
: Metropolitan Swimming shall promote, develop and improve competitive swimming through education, support and opportunities for participation to a diverse swimming community.
: 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 . . .
April 16, 2015
Mandatory House of Delegate Meeting
Wednesday - May 20, 2015 - 6:00 PM - Lehman College
This is an election / bid meeting. All teams are required to have 1 registered non-athlete in attendance (attendance of athletes is optional)
Elections: Age Group Chair, Treasurer, Safety Chair, Technical Planning Chair
Please email nominations to Metro office by May 1 for posting on Metro website
Bid procedures for Short Course 2015-2016 Season
Looking for Coach of the Year Nominations
Nomination period is April 16-26 and the nomination form will be due no later than May 1.
Winners will be announced at the May 20 House of Delegates meeting.
Upcoming Board of Director meetings
: April 29 6:30 PM at Lehman College -
June 10 6:30 at Lehman College -
July 18 - between sessions at Senior Mets.
April 2, 2015
Online Tests Unavailable for Swim Coaches and Officials April 15-30
The Rules and Regulations for Swim Coaches test will be unavailable from April 15-30. The officials' online test will also be unavailable during this period.
These tests are being updated to allow for the May 1st rule changes. The Rules and Regulations for Swim Coaches test is part of the 2nd year coach membership requirement.
Reminder: There is no grace period for coaches
If a coaching certification expires or a coaching requirements is not met, you cannot coach, be on pool deck during practice or swim meets until you meet education requirements or until you get recertified.
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.
April 9, 2015
Lenny Galluzzi Memorial Brunch
Sunday, June 14, 12-3 PM
Riccardo's by the Bridge - 21-01 24th Avenue - Astoria in New York
Please email Derek Moore at email@example.com to RSVP
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.
April 2, 2015
2015 SwimToday Promotional Kit Registration
Last year USA-Swimming successfully distributed 1,500 SwimToday Promotional Kits to swim clubs and learn to swim providers across the country.
Based on overwhelming positive feedback we are offering these promotional kits again in 2015 to help promote the Funnest Sport there is!
More information / application
April 16, 2015
Metropolitan LSC Class of 2014 Athlete Recognition
When an athlete commits to a college, email name, team, and college to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Nicole Ciavarella||PAC||University of Minnesota MN||
||Caroline Poleway||BAD||Dartmouth College NH|
|Christina Paspalas||PAC||University of Tennessee TN||
||Gunther Cassell||LIE||Penn State University PA|
|Jessica Crumm||AG||St Francis University PA||
||Janel Llewellyn||AG||Lock Haven University PA|
|Taylor Stalnaker||AG||Rider University NJ||
||Cassandra Willie||TVSC||University of Maryland UMBC MD|
|Molly Brickman||AGUA||Dartmouth College NH||
||Zachary Kaplan||TVSC||Binghamton University NY|
|Kylie Danin||IA||University of Maryland UMBC MD||
||Johnny Kilduff||PAC||Conell University NY|
|Meaghan McGovern||PAC||US Military Academy West Point NY||
||Zachary Towers||TS||University at Buffalo NY|
|Sarah Schoenfeld||TVSC||Binghamton University NY||
||Erica Silverman||BGNW||Colgate University NY|
|Andrew S nyder||RA||Towson University MD||
||Nikola Andjelic||COND||Indiana University IN|
|Caroline Cole||NBS||Assumption College MA||
||Taylor Lawson||COND||University of Rhode Island RI|
|Charles McFarland||EAST||Bucknell University PA||
||David Stewart||BAD||University of Notre Dame IN|
|Donna LAM||PATS||Fairfield University CT||
||Kate Bergin||RFAC||Lehigh University PA|
|Samantha Wu||LGAC||Carnegie Mellon University PA||
||Luke Cowden||TS||George Washington University DC|
|Tessa Garces||GAEL||Tufts University MA||
||Alison McNamara||EAST||Williams College MA|
|Robby Purvis||BGNW||Dartmouth College NH||
||Amanda Rota||BGNW|| University of Pennsylvania PA|
|Kimberly Rota||BGNW||Washington University MO||
||Anthony Vargas||RED||SUNY Maritime College NY|
|Taylor Lotito||LIE||Sacred Heart University CT||
||Olivia Cohen||LIE||Lafayette College PA|
|Andre Rastegar||TVSC||Johns Hopkins MD||
||Jennie Gosule||TS||Binghamton University NY|
|Connor Brown||LIAC||University of Notre Dame IN||
||Kerry Giovanniello||LIAC||University at Buffalo NY|
|Delaney Hall||LIAC||Dartmouth College NH||
||Paige Kaplan||LIAC||University of Notre Dame IN|
|Max Williard||LIAC||Binghamton University NY||
||Jaclyn Pianese||LIAC||Sacred Heart University CT|
|Carly Feinblatt||YFD||Syracuse University NY||
||John Kilduff||PAC||Cornell University NY|
|Kristina Barry||EAST||Williams College MA||
||Sarah Hodes||BAD||University of Denver CO|
|Matt DeVito||TS||Binghamton University NY||
||Amanda Calabrese||EHY||Stanford University CA|
|Nickey Russell||HYB||Providence College RI||
||Peter Li||TVSC||Cornell University NY|
|Jessica Arana||TS||Georgetown University DC||
||Caroline Sullivan||BGNW||Bucknell University PA|
|Maria Dublin||BGNW||Binghamton University NY||
||Lillian Oyen-Ustad||NDAC||Bryn Mawr College PA|
|Danielle Fergus||RFAC||Connecticut College CT||
||Sarah Joyce||un||Columbia University NY|
|Gabbie Isom||un||Columbia University NY||
||Jaleel Walter||NYCC||Connecticut College CT|
|Kaleigh O’Halloran||IA||SUNY New Paltz NY||
||Julia Bogdanski||TVSC||York college of Pennsylvania PA|
|Hannah Parbst||TVSC||Ithaca College NY||
||Sophia Herring||MAKO||Columbia University NY|
|Kristin Fisher||NDAC||St Francis University PA||
||Russell Neuman Nickey||HYB||Providence College RI|
|Jason Hansen||CSC||Skidmore College NY||
||Brandon Gilmore||IA||Arcadia University PA|
|Patrick MacAulay||EAST||Providence College RI||
||Aaron Wong||SS||College of the Holy Cross MA|
|Bethany Doyle||NYSA||Wheaton College IL||
||Kiersten Chu||EAST||Northeastern University MA|
|Michael Kessler||GAEL||Lehigh University PA||
||Natalie Grodecki ||IA||SUNY New Paltz NY|
|Megan Pagano||PATS||Manhattan College NY||
||Samantha Conforti||PATS||SUNY New Paltz|
|MaryKate Keane||PATS||Fordham University NY||
||Nick Konovalov||NYCC||Colgate College NY|
|Sophie Moody||NYCC||Swarthmore College PA||
||Kristie Anna Covaci||NYCC||Vassar College NY|
|Hartigan Meghan||SSL||Ithaca College NY||
||Shannon Farrel||COND||US Coast Guard Academhy CT|
|Jackson Sugarman||LIAC||Chapman University CA||
||Julia Hall||LIAC||afayette College PA|
|Taylor McClung||RA||St Lawrence University NY||
||Jimmy Barnola||LIE||Iona College NY|
|Dominique Betterbed||TVSC||Boston University MA||
||Charlie Broe||NBS||Bryant University RI|
|Alex Massa||LIE|| St Bonaventure University NY||
||Marielle Gerber||TS||U of Maryland-College Park MD|
|Kaitlyn Troy||NBS||Central Connecticut State University CT||
||Maia Hare||MAKO||Williams College MA|
|Ryan Wagner||PAC||Ohio State University OH||
||Katie Domlevy||CIY||SUNY New Paltz NY|
|Steven Brennan||CIY||St Francis College PA||
||Lee Ann Santore||TS||Stony Brook University NY|
|Dan Cheng||IA||Northeastern University MA||
||Miki Ostrofsk||CFJV||University of Tampa FL|
|Mark D'Alesio||CFJV||University of Pittsburg PA||
||Victoria Beckett||CFJV||SUNY Plattsburgh NY|
|Addisen Rutkoske||PATS||Coast Guard Academy CT||
||Emmanuelle Palikuca||PATS||American University|
|Nicole Sickenius||PATS||High Point University NC||
||Anna Lee||LGAC||Pace University NY|
|Mary Fitzsimmons||BGNW||Boston College MA||
||Liam Hackett||BGNW||Harvard University MA|
|Katherine Karle||BGNW||Boston College MA||
||Rosie Reilly||BGNW||Boston College MA|
|Gerard Martusciello||SSC||Binghamton University NY||
||Lauren Sweet||COND||Rider University NJ|
|Amanda Wang||RA||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute NY||
March 29, 2015
Metro Swimming Finishes Second
at the Eastern 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
April 6, 2015
Metro Alumni Competing at 2015 NCAA Div I, II or III
NCAA Div I
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
NCAA Div II
Joyce Kwok - LIU Post
NCAA Div III
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
Melissa Bischoff - University of Chicago
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.
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
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."