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.
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.
June 19, 2018
Online Metro Zone Team Registration
2018 Long Course Eastern Zone Age Group Championships (Zones) - August 8-11 - Richmond, Virginia
online registration link
Order online Zone team equipment (Online store closes July 17)
For this year's LC Zones Metro will use a new online registration system for parents to register their qualified Metro swimmers. Note that this new online registration system does not allow you to go back and add additional events.
However, a form will be available online and at JOs to add or change events.
The online Zone Registration is open until July 17.After July 17 only
first-time Zone qualifiers at JOs (July 27-29) can be added to Metro Zone team and first time qualification times can be added to entries of atheletes already on Metro Zone team.
10 & Under swimmers travel with their parents and 11 & Over swimmers travel with Metro team.
Please note the following before completing registration:
| 1. ||This registration is for parents to register one or more qualified athletes and their events.|
| 2. ||To add a second family athlete. This is done on the final page of registration where it will say “Add Another Registration”.|
| 3. ||Events cannot be added or changed after completing registration. However, there will be a form for additional events or change of events that must be emailed to Team Manager by July 17.|
| 4. ||Chaperone forms must be completed and sent to the Metro Office.|
| 5. ||Parent Hotel Request forms must be completed and sent to the Metro Office.|
| 6. ||Forms and links will be posted soon.|
| 7. ||OUTREACH athletes should contact one of the Age Group Co-Chairs regarding registration.|
Initial Metro Zone team entries will be posted here on July 19. Please email corrections or omissions to Dom Bochio by July 20.
As entries closed July 17, do not email forgotten events or late additions.
When your athlete qualifies for the first time
in additional events at JOs (July 27-29), those events CAN be added during JOs.
For Zone questions, please email Metro Zone Team Managers and Age Group Co-Chairs Dom Boccio at email@example.com
or John Yearwood.at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 15, 2018
Concussion Training Required to Attend Meets in California
Please do not delay!
California has modified existing school concussion law to apply the concussion requirements to youth sports organizations in which athletes participate, including swimming.
These requirements apply to out-of-state coaches whose swimmers are attending any meets in California including Sectionals, Futures, Junior Nationals, Phillips 66 Nationals or TYR Pro Swim Series.
June 9, 2018
Carle Fierro and Ginny Nussbaum Nominated for
Fitter / Faster ASCA Age Group Coach of the Year
June 13, 2018
Online Applications are now being accepted for
USA Swimming's Scholastic All America (SAA) Program
This program recognizes athletes who excel both in school and in the pool.
The requirements are that athletes in grades 9-12 achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher and also achieve a 2017 Winter Junior National qualifying time between August 16, 2017 and August 15, 2018.
June 5, 2018
Officials' Sign-up Link for
2018 Long-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.
This will be an OQM (Officials' Qualifying Meet) for National certification evaluation.
All those wishing to officiate at the meet must complete sign up form
Those seeking to be evaluated should indicate that during the sign-up procedure and must also fill out request for national evaluation form
and email it to Mark Amodio at email@example.com
Applications for evaluation received by July 6th will be given priority.
May 22, 2018
Metro Senior coach of the year - David Rodriguez
- Asphalt Green
Metro Age Group Coach of the Year - Pavel Buyanov
- Trident Swim Club
May 17, 2018
Metro Board of Direction Elections
Congratulations to the following members elected to the Metro Board of Directors last night:
|Eric Fisher|| ||Administrative Vice Chair|
|John Alaimo and Jim Wargo|| ||Co-Senior Chairs|
|Allen Wone|| ||Finance Vice Chair|
|Monique Grayson|| ||Secretary|
|Brian Hansbury|| ||Safe Sport Coordinator|
|John Yearwood|| ||Coaches Rep.|
June 13, 2018
Metropolitan LSC Class of 2018 Athlete Recognition
|Emily Bardak||TVSC||U.S. Air Force Academy CO||
||Luka Zuric||TVSC||U of Maryland Baltimore County MD|
|Adam Kapusta||LIAC||Univeristity of Minnesota MI||
||Katelyn Walsh||PATS||University of Connecticut CT|
|Sean Byman||PAC||Emory University GA||
||Rose Kelly||TS||College of the Holy Cross MA|
|Allegra Neglia||TS||Stony Brook University NY||
||Orry Zayit||LIAC||University of Connecticut CT|
|Ryan Kaplan||TVSC||Marist College NY||
||Cameron Kubik||TVSC||University of Maine ME|
|Gabriella Meringolo||LIE||Georgetown University DC||
||Patrick Boyle||LIAC||Fairfield Univeristy CT|
|Annabelle Corcoran||LIAC||SMU TX||
||George Kalletta||IA||St Bonaventure University NY|
|Ethan Tack||TS||U.S. Naval Academy MD||
||Michael Daly||COND||Pennsylvania State University PA|
|Ryan Lawson||COND||U of Maryland Baltimore County MD||
||Hannah Spencer||HYB||Tufts University MA|
|Shaun Johnson||WEST||Georgetown University DC||
||Zachary Papsco||HAA||Bentley University MA|
|Elizabeth Walsh||LIE||Loyola University MD||
||CJ Hinckley||AGUA||University of Pennsylvania PA|
|Emily Weissman||AGUA||University of Miami FL||
||Inez Olszewski||AGUA||College of William & Mary VA|
|Maddie Hartigan||EAST||Bucknell University PA||
||Alexa Lantin||BAD||Boston College MA|
|Mia Flagiello||TRI||UMASS Amherst MA||
||Rachel DiTolla||SSC||Providence College RI|
|Sean Griffenkranz||PAC||Denison University OH||
||James Mahaney||RA||Denison University OH|
|David He||TVSC||MIT MA||
||Devon French||YFD||Tufts University MA|
|Hannah McGrath||NYCC||Colby College ME||
||Kathleen Duong||LIAC||Fairfield University CT|
|Jack Gerken||SMC||Ithaca College NY||
||Emily Tuchman||SMC||Lafayette College PA|
|Jaanna McNulty||LIAC||Boston University MA||
||Jessica Freund||HAA||Marist College NY|
|Dylan Chan||TS||Dartmouth College NH||
||Brian Glat||EAST||MIT MA|
|Kerryann Reynolds||HAA||Williams College MA.||
||Amanda McHugh||BGNW||Wesleyan University CT|
|Elena Uttaro||FREE||Lafayette College PA||
||Gabrielle Kass||YMID||SUNY Oneonta NY|
|Charlotte Tucker||RA||Vanderbilt University TN||
||Maya Barth||PBAC||Barton College NC|
|Claire Goldstein||RA||Hamilton College NY||
||Crystal Zhang||LGAC||Adelphi University NY|
|Chandler Tucker||LIE||Saint Peter's University NJ||
||Michael Gregorace||LIAC||Tufts University MA|
|Jimmy Dwyer||COND||U of Maryland Baltimore County MD||
||Edward Domanico||NYSA||University Of Rochester NY|
|Timothy Fagan||COND||Union College NY||
||Christopher Draper||BGNW||Bates College ME|
|Sean Geddes||FA||SUNY Oneonta NY||
||Ethan Greenfield||TS||SUNY Geneseo NY|
|Danielle Shaw||PAC||SUNY Oneonta NY||
||Stephany Alvarez||TVSC||Scranton University PA|
|Meredith Gioia||PAC||Hamilton College NY||
||Nick Bogush||TVSC||Marist College NY|
|Sidney Judson||TVSC||Marist College NY||
||Mary Nikolski||HVD||Misericordia University PA|
|Samantha Layton||IA||SUNY Maritime College NY||
||Meghan Caraher||IA||U.S. Naval Academy MD|
|Amber Diehl||NDAC||University of Scranton PA||
||Ashley Danulevith||FA||Adelphi University NY|
|Emily Fung||TS||New York University NY||
||Matt Keane||PATS||Providence College RI|
|Ashley Pereira||LIE||Long Island University Post NY||
||Arisa Fourie||COND||Juanita College PA|
|Moeve McArdie||COND||Clemson University SC||
||Emily Morris||COND||Bucknell University PA|
|Ethan Fuchs||GAEL||Lehigh University PA||
||Chris Epes||GAEL||Trinity College CT|
|Devin White||IA||Marist College NY||
||Samantha Layton||IA||SUNY Maritime College NY|
|Aj Bances||TVSC||Ithaca College NY||
||Sarah Duggan||CFJV||Siena college NY|
|Sarah MacDonald||CFJV||Worcester Polytechnic Institute MA||
||Sean Cailias||FA||SUNY Maritime College NY|
|Timothy Cusack-McPartlin||TRI||Fairfield University CT||
||Kevin Kantar||COND||Suny Brockport NY|
|Taylor Coleman||SMC||Brown University RI||
||Michael Baione||RFAC||Hartwick College NY|
|Jessica Cohen||RFAC||MIT MA||
||Charlie Shemet||TVSC||SUNY Geneseo NY|
|Victoria Bogdanski||TVSC||SUNY New Paltz NY||
||Christopher Sommer||AGMV||Niagara University NY|
|Catie Brennan||AGUA||Notre Dame IN||
||Damion Ribeiro ||AGUA||Boston College MA|
|Lazar Andjelic||NYSA||Carnegie Mellon University PA||
||Michael Arcidiacono||SSC||SUNY Plattsburgh NY|
|Nicole Beck||SSC||University of Delaware DE||
||Vincent Budke||SSC||SUNY Oswego NY|
|Abigail Finkelberg||RA||Syracuse University NY||
||Megan Donoghue||RA||University of Wisconsin WI|
|Micahel Lawson||YMID||University of Hawaii HI||
||Ryan Pertak||YMID||Occidental College CA|
|Grayson Cullen||YMID||Colorado College CO||
||Saida Zerouali||YMID||Lehigh university PA|
|Loana Herrera||LIAC||Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania PA||
||Reginald Derrick Jr Odom||MPNY||Georgetown University DC|
|Emily Yang||TVSC||Macaulay Honors College at CUNY NY||
||Alexandra DeStaebler||GAEL||Colby College ME|
|Mike Kincheloe||GAEL||University of Colorado Boulder CO||
||Caroline Oakland||EHY||Syracuse University NY|
|Maggie Purcell||EHY||University of Richmond VA||
||Michael Hawkins||HAA||Providence College R|
|Jazmine Smith||EAST|| Princeton University NJ||
||Duncan Webber||NYCC||Vassar College NY|
|Isabel Abbot||NYCC||Smith College MA||
||Elizabeth Chernobelsky||NYCC||Brandeis College MA|
|Vlad Craciun||NYCC||Boston College MA||
||Stephanie Lai||NYCC||University of Michigan MI|
|Yifei Wu||NYCC||University of Chicago||
||Chaz Johnson||NYCC||University of Hawaii HI|
|Cloe Mueller||NYCC||McGill University - Canada||
||Madeline Wong||NYCC||Tufts University MA|
|Katherine Ann Lee||LIE||Iona college NY||
||Marisa Martinez||LIAC||Monmouth University NJ|
|TC McCaffrey||PATS||University of Miami FL||
||Reginald Odom||MPNY||Georgetown University DC|
|Christopher Orobinsky||MPNY||Hunter College NY||
||Angelina Gonzalez||MPNY||St Francis College NY|
|Michael Arkhanlelskiy||MPNY||Stony Brook University NY||
April 23, 2018
Metro Swimmer, Ian Liu
from the Condors Swim Club, has been selected to attend the National Diversity Select Camp.
The camp will take place from May 3rd through May 6th at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
USA Swimming invites 48 (24 women & 24 men) athletes from underrepresented populations to participate in a three-day camp which includes pool training, motivational and education sessions and team-building activities.
The purpose of the camp is to instill a vision of success and inspire athletes from ethnically underrepresented populations to become leaders in the sport of swimming.
April 6, 2018
Instructions for submitting amendments to USA Swimming?s rules and regulations.
If you have questions, please contact Jay Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many have likely seen, heard or been made aware of the recent sentencing of former sports medicine doctor, Larry Nassar.
As a member of our sport community, you might be asking yourself how this could have happened and what we can do to prevent this from ever happening again.
We - coaches, athletes, parents, officials, volunteers, team leaders, and sport leaders - can commit to prevention and we can commit to speaking up. We can commit to Safe Sport.
Safe Sport is something we do, every day on every deck. The key to prevention is to create an environment where all members know the rules, are comfortable talking about them, and are empowered to recognize and report red flag behavior, boundary violations, and misconduct.
How do you create a Safe Sport environment? What does it mean to have a culture of safety?
How do you 'do' Safe Sport?
Simple: Set - Direct - Protect
: Be intentional. Learn how to make your team a Safe Sport team.
• Get started. Use the Safe Sport Team Checklist
to know what you already have covered and what else you could be doing to keep kids safe.
• Know who you're working with! Conduct thorough screening of employees and volunteers. USA Swimming member clubs can use the free online member resource SwimStaffSelect
to create job descriptions, interview questions, reference checks, and more.
• Learn the risks and address them with your team's rules. Familiarize yourself with the SafeSport Code
, the USA Swimming Code of Conduct and adopt the Safe Sport Best Practices
as team rules. Make your team's policies and response procedures easily available to all team members on your website.
: Use enthusiastic and frequent communication to teach your team's members about Safe Sport. Talk about your team's values and the behaviors that support and reinforce them.
• Name a Safe Sport Club Coordinator
for your team to oversee the Safe Sport effort, communicate with coaches, parents, and athletes, and be connected to the LSC, Zone, and national Safe Sport volunteers for support and resources.
• Make talking about Safe Sport with athletes a regular conversation. Use monthly Safe Sport Mondays
with 11&Over athletes to facilitate discussion around specific situations and how to report concerns. Distribute the Safe Sport Activity Book
to your 10&Unders to introduce Safe Sport basics and encourage positive team culture.
• Create a Safe Sport environment at swim meets, too! Use the Safe Sport Meet Resource Guide
to plan your meet and keep coaches, athletes and spectators up to speed during the meet with Meet Announcements
: You have spent time and energy to create a culture of safety - Protect it! When something comes up, address it and correct it right away.
• Recognize. Red flag behaviors and boundary violations are small chips in your team's culture that can become big problems if left to fester. Call out and correct these behaviors immediately and encourage all team members to do the same.
• Respond. When a club policy violation comes to your attention, take appropriate action. Be quick to acknowledge the report and take immediate steps to restore safety. Then, diligently collect all the information necessary to determine a thoughtful, informed course of action consistent with your team's policies.
• Report. If you become aware of misconduct or abuse, you are required to report it
. Know what to report where. Child abuse or neglect, including child sexual abuse, should be reported immediately to local law enforcement. Violations of the SafeSport Code must be reported to the US Center for Safe Sport
. Violations of the USA Swimming Code of Conduct can be reported here.
Great planning - Great communication - Great accountability
For more information and resources, go to www.usaswimming.org/protect
Contact USA-Swimming directly at email@example.com
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.
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.