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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.

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.

January 20, 2018
Metro Is Looking For Junior Athlete Representative Candidates
Junior Athlete Representative (Junior Rep) must have the following qualifications:

  1.   Be a USA registered athlete and a current sophomore in high school

  2.   Be a voice for Metro athletes

  3.   Attend Metro board meetings (about every 2 months)

  4.   Attend the Age Group Zone Meet in summer (August)

  5.   Attend USA Swimming Convention (September)

Application Deadline is February 10

Required information in application: (1) Name - (2) Team/Club - (3) Certification that applicant meets the eligibility requirements and understands/agrees to follow the service requirements as a Metropolitan Junior Athlete Representative - (4) A paragraph explaining your background and why you would like to be the Metropolitan Junior Athlete Representative - (5) Please identify what you can contribute to the position and something you would like to create or improve on in Metropolitan Swimming while serving your term.

All applications must be emailed to Matt Keane at matt.keane@metroswimming.org and Jocelyn Fisher at jocelyn.fisher@metroswimming.org by the above deadline to be considered in the election.

Metro athletes ages 13 to 18 elect a new Junior Rep the weekend of Sr. Mets - February 16-19.
Metro Swimmer Emily Escobedo named to USA Swimming National Team
Emily Escobedo, a recent UMBC graduate and Condors Swimming athlete, was named to the USA Swimming National Team for 2017-2018 season. Her 2:23.88 in 200 meter breaststroke at the U.S. Open at the Nassau Aquatic Center this past summer ranked her third among active female breaststrokers in the United States and 11th in the world. Congratulations Emily!

Emily continues to train with her club team Condors Swimming, preparing for upcoming National and International events competing for Team USA.

Emily is happy to meet and speak to young athletes - "athletes-in-training" - on pool deck at Metro meets or at other events about her journey to success and help motivate future generations of Metro swimmers.
January 11, 2018
Officials' sign-up link for 2018 Short-Course Senior Metropolitan Championships
Senior Mets is open to all certified officials within Metro and to all officials holding the appropriate certification in other LSCs. We expect this meet to be approved as an OQM (Officials' Qualifying Meet) for National certification evaluation. Those seeking to be evaluated should indicate that during the sign-up procedure and they must also fill out and send to the Meet Referee, Mark Amodio at amodio@vassar.edu

Request to officiate Sr Mets         Request for National Evaluation
January 8, 2018
2018 Long Course Season
Bids for Long Course Meets Are Due January 27
2018 Long Course Meet Bid Procedure
1. Bids must be submitted in writing to the Metro Office by January 27, 2018. All information must be completed - no blanks, initials etc., including meet directors, meet referee and admin official. Contact emails and phone numbers must be provided. If contact information is missing - bid will be returned. Your referee must be confirmed before you return your bid. Referees may only be listed on one meet per weekend. If a referee is listed on more than one weekend - all meets will be returned. Payment is expected for all sanctions at time of bid. Please include check, credit card info (ON FILE is not accepted) or copy of check request or purchase order. Please include info if time trial is requested.
2. Meet directors will be contacted by email on or before February 10 with tentative schedule
3. Meet directors have until February 15 to make changes
4. Final schedule will be posted on the Metro Website by February 27

Championship Bids - Championship Schedule
If more than one team bids for a championship meet - those meets will be decided by vote of the House of Delegates. If there is only one bid for each meet, those bids will be accepted.

2018 Metro Championship Schedule:   Senior Mets - July 19-22   Junior Olympics - July 27-29

Download  Bid Application
January 20, 2018
Metropolitan LSC Class of 2018 Athlete Recognition
When an athlete commits, email name, team, and college to  web.master@metroswimming.org

Emily BardakTVSCU.S. Air Force Academy CO Luka ZuricTVSCU of Maryland Baltimore County MD
Adam KapustaLIACUniveristity of Minnesota MI Katelyn WalshPATSUniversity of Connecticut CT
Sean BymanPACEmory University GA Rose KellyTSCollege of the Holy Cross MA
Allegra NegliaTSStony Brook University NY Orry ZayitLIACUniversity of Connecticut CT
Ryan KaplanTVSCMarist College NY Cameron KubikTVSCUniversity of Maine ME
Gabriella MeringoloLIEGeorgetown University DC Patrick BoyleLIACFairfield Univeristy CT
Annabelle CorcoranLIACSMU TX George KallettaIASt Bonaventure University NY
Ethan TackTSU.S. Naval Academy MD Michael DalyCONDPennsylvania State University PA
Ryan LawsonCONDU of Maryland Baltimore County MD Hannah SpencerHYBTufts University MA
Shaun JohnsonWESTGeorgetown University DC Zachary PapscoHAABentley University MA
Elizabeth WalshLIELoyola University MD CJ HinckleyAGUAUniversity of Pennsylvania PA
Emily WeissmanAGUAUniversity of Miami FL Inez OlszewskiAGUACollege of William & Mary VA
Maddie HartiganEASTBucknell University PA Alexa LantinBADBoston College MA
Mia FlagielloTRIUMASS Amherst MA Rachel DiTollaSSCProvidence College RI
Sean GriffenkranzPACDenison University OH James MahaneyRADenison University OH
David HeTVSCMIT MA Devon FrenchYFDTufts University MA
Hannah McGrathNYCCColby College ME Kathleen DuongLIACFairfield University CT
Jack GerkenSMCIthaca College NY Emily TuchmanSMCLafayette College PA
Jaanna McNultyLIACBoston University MA Jessica FreundHAAMarist College NY
Dylan ChanTSDartmouth College NH Brian GlatEASTMIT MA
Kerryann ReynoldsHAAWilliams College MA. Amanda McHughBGNWWesleyan University CT
Elena UttaroFREELafayette College PA Gabrielle KassYMIDSUNY Oneonta NY
Charlotte TuckerRAVanderbilt University TN Maya BarthPBACBarton College NC
Claire GoldsteinRAHamilton College NY Crystal ZhangLGACAdelphi University NY
January 8, 2018
Timeline for Club Achievement Program
January 5, 2018 - Program applications available to all Metro Swimming Clubs
January 29, 2018 - Program applications due from clubs to Metropolitan Swimming
February 15, 2018 - All clubs notified of their status by Metropolitan Swimming
Febuary 28, 2018 - Grants Awarded to clubs via mail and Achievements Posted on website

Download Application
December 26, 2017
Metro Top-25 Times and Top-25 IMX Rankings

Like the Metro Top-25, the Metro IMX Top-25 will from now on be updated after each weekend with Metro swim meets. Both Top-25s created from reports from the USA-Swimming SWIMS Data Base supplied by Monique Grayson.

Swimmers will automatically achieve an IMX ranking after they swim all five (for 12 & Unders) or all six (for 13 & Overs) IMX events in the current short course (SC) or long course (LC) season. Times from the previous SC or LC season do not count. Only times that have been uploaded to SWIMS data base are used for IMX ranking. Times swam at High School dual meets or non-sanctioned team Time Trials, do not count. The SC IMX ranking only uses SC times, or times swam in 25 meter or 50 meter pools do not count. And SC times also do not count for LC IMX rankings.

Events for 10 & unders are: 200 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 100 fly, and 200 IM. Events for 11-12 are: 500 free (400 meter LC), 100 back, 100 breast, 100 fly, and 200 IM. Events for 13 & overs are: 500 free (400 meter LC), 200 back, 200 breast, 200 fly, 200 IM, and 400 IM.

More IMX information
December 22, 2017
2017 Club Excellence Results Announced
Long Island Aquatic Club earns Gold Medal Club Status
leading six Metro team honored by USA Swimming's Club Excellence Program
Gold, Silver, Bronze recognition awarded to 200 clubs for performance excellence

Swimming's Club Excellence program recognizes the organization's highest-performing clubs in the development of athletes 18 years and younger.

LIAC, whose top athletes include National Junior Team member Maggie Aroesty, plus National Qualifiers Kristen Romano, Jason Louser, and Chloe Stepanek tallied 31,621 points, finishing seventh for its second Gold Medal level ranking. Badger Swim Club (12,292 points) and Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics (9,843 points) each achieved Silver Medal Status. Condors Swim Club (6,911 points, NY Sharks Aquatics (6,171) and Three Village Swim Club (4,356 points) achieved Bronze Medal Status.

In its 16th year, the Club Excellence program identifies clubs that execute strong, well-rounded programs to produce elite 18-and-under athletes. The top 20 clubs earn Gold level ranking and those rated 21-100 are designated as Silver honorees. The next 100 clubs are recognized at the Bronze level.

"Earning a Gold, Silver or Bronze ranking is a reflection of the hard work and time invested by athletes and coaches and has become a highly coveted honor for our teams. Each year, the competition to earn a Club Excellence ranking continues to be more and more challenging." said Pat Hogan, USA Swimming's Club Development Managing Director. "On behalf of USA Swimming, I want to congratulate each of the 200 clubs that have earned a ranking in the 2017 program."

Each team's ranking score is based on the FINA Points Table, a power point rating system that assigns point values to swimming performances based on the Gold, Silver or Bronze time standard. Starting with the 2017 Club Excellence rankings, Gold swims were multiplied by a factor of 2.0; points for Silver level swims were increased by a factor of 1.5.
Complete 2017 Club Excellence Program results
Hasty Awards offical name tag online order form
December 6, 2017
Athlete Protection Training
We are finding that many non-athlete USA-Swimming members who completed their online Athlete Protection training are logging off before the certification of completion is uploaded to SWIMS.

If your online non-athlete membership card expiration date for APT is not being updated within 24 hours, please log into APT again to complete process.
2018 Build a Pool Conference Schedule
Conference flyer
Sophia Zhang and Dylan Rhee of AGUA
Chloe Stepanek and Jason Louser of LIAC

were selected to attend USA-Swimming's Select Camp. Congratulations!
Congratulations to
Metro All-American Scholastic Team Members

About Scholastic All-American program
August 31, 2017
New USA Swimming Safe Sport Athlete Protection Training Launches
Curriculum launches on new LEARN platform
USA-Swimming Safe Sport program introduces new Athlete Protection Training courses that will be available today for all non-athlete members. The courses will address the day-to-day efforts of cultivating a positive and healthy environment. The courses will serve to fulfill the membership's APT requirement.

The courses that will be offered include:

    - Safe Sport: Ready, Set, Go!

    - What Would You Do? Scenarios for Maintaining a Positive Culture

    - Preventing Bullying

The courses will be the first of its kind on the new USA Swimming educational platform LEARN, which stands for Leadership Education and Resource Network. Starting in 2018, the platform will serve as a hub for all online courses and certifications, as well as other relevant content for all USA Swimming member personas. The Safe Sport Athlete Protection Training will mark the start of the flow of content that will be added.

Non-athlete members of USA Swimming must fulfill their APT requirement every two years. LEARN features a point-based certification system, and members will earn 75 points to complete the requirement. Members will take the required course ?Safe Sport: Ready, Set, Go!?, as well as one of two other courses

Access to LEARN is through a member portal at www.usaswimming.org/learn.

USA Swimming is committed to providing high-quality educational experiences to members, regardless of their ability to travel to in-person trainings or workshops. The mobile-friendly platform allows us to cater to on-the-go members by taking Safe Sport courses and other valuable classes whenever their busy schedules allow. Over the next year, USA Swimming will be rolling out new content continuously on LEARN and it will eventually be the host of all online educational content for coaches, parents, swimmers and non-athlete members. The newly formed platform includes a mobile-responsive design for the ability to access the educational materials on the pool deck or at home.

more information

Congratulations Metro 2016 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
- Calendar (1/22)

- SC IMX rankings (1/18)

- SC Top-25 (1/17)

- LC Metro Records (12/13)

- Clubs / Teams (12/2)

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
Emily Escobedo
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

USA Swimming
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