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.
July 17, 2019
2019 Senior Metropolitan Long Course Championships - July 18-21
Psych sheets (final version posted July 16 at 7:30 AM)
Session time lines
Club / team worker assigments
Officials' sign-up link
Sr. Mets tickets will be sold online only!
Senior Mets is open to all certified officials within Metro and to all certified officials in other LSCs.
This meet is not open to apprentice officials.
Senior Mets is an OQM (Officials' Qualifying Meet) for National certification evaluation.
All those seeking to be evaluated should indicate that during the sign-up procedure and they must also fill out and email to Mark Amodio at email@example.com
) the request for national evaluation form
Applications for evaluation received by July 8th will be given priority.
Senior Mets participants may not
use the Freedom Pool during meet - regardless if you paid the entrance fee.
If a swimmer or coach is found using the pool, they will be removed from the meet / deck.
There will be NO cash or ticket sales at the door.
July 18, 2019
Eastern Zone Long Course Age Group Championships
Metro Zone Team Entries
August 7-10 in Richmond - Virginia
(updated July 18 at 8:30 AM)
look through the entries carefully. It is possible that a few errors were made entering athlete entries.
Email any omissions or corrections to Age Group Co-Chair Kate Hallex at firstname.lastname@example.org
by July 20.
We do not accept forgotten events or late additions as those needed to be submitted by July 16 using the add/change form.
Should your athlete qualify for Zones for first time at Junior Olympics (JOs) July 27-29, they can still be added to Metro Zone team and all paperwork must be completed at JOs by Sunday.
Should your athlete qualify for additional events at JOs, those events CAN be added at JOs. Only events qualified for the first time AT JOs will be accepted at that time.
Please feel free to email any questions to our Age Group Co-Chairs and Metro Zone Team Managers:
Zone Coach Application Form
Hotel Request Form
Add / Change event Form
Hobie Online Store for Zone Team Apparel
July 17, 2019
2019 Metropolitan Open Water CHampionships - September 7
Place: Rye Town Beach
(Long Island Sound)
Meet and course information
June 25, 2019
The Metropolitan Swimming Diversity & Inclusion Committee encourages the participation of Outreach & Diversity Athletes in all sanctioned Metropolitan LSC Championship meets.
To successfully promote diversity, the committee realizes that part of promoting diversity is making the sport more affordable, to support the athlete in their pursuit of excellence.
The Diversity & Inclusion committee would ask that coaches please contact one of the Diversity & Inclusion Co-Chairs regarding OUTREACH athletes who have qualified for Metropolitan LSC Championship meets.
July 9, 2019
Metro Swimmers Qualified for 2020 Olympic Trials
|Margaret Aroesty|| ||LIAC|| ||100 & 200 breast
|Jack Collins|| ||BAD|| ||1500 free
|Michael Daly|| ||unattached|| ||400 IM
|Emily Escobedo|| ||COND|| ||100 & 200 breast, 200 IM
|Matthew Fenlon|| ||BAD|| ||200 fly
|Isabel Gormley|| ||AGUA|| ||400 IM
|Ryan Heid|| ||NYAC|| ||50 & 100 free, 100 back 100 fly
|Tess Howley|| ||LIAC|| ||100 & 200 fly
|Noelle Kaufmann|| ||BAD|| ||100 & 200 back
|Breeja Larson|| ||NYAC|| ||50 free, 100 & 200 breast
|Jason Louser|| ||LIAC|| ||400 IM
|Katie Meili|| ||NYAC|| ||100 & 200 breast
|Drew Modrov|| ||unattached|| ||50 free
|Dylan Rhee|| ||AGUA|| ||200 breast
|Morgan Rinn|| ||LIE|| ||200 fly
|John Shebat|| ||NYAC|| ||100 fly and 200 IM
June 21, 2019
Directions Athlete Protection Training (APT)
Step by step directions
for athlete protection training.
Metro officials at New York State Special Olympics Games in Poughkeepsie
Metro attendees at the Eastern Zone Diversity Camp at University of Maryland
16th Annual Great Newburgh-to-Beacon Hudson River Swim - July 20
2018-2019 Coaches of the Year - Congratulations to All!
Senior Coach - David Rodriguez - AGUA
Age Group Coach - Pavel Buyanov - TRI
Major Player - Senior - Jon Hulbert - COND
Must Watch Age Group - John Yearwood - YMID
Metro volunteers who helped out at the
48th Annual Long Island Special Olympics Spring Games in Bethpage
National Diversity Select Camp
Athletes Left to Right: Evan Morales (UN), Edward Park (NYSA), Francesca Arciniegas (COND)
Coaches Left to Right: David Rodriguez (AGUA), Amine Bousis (YFD)
June 23, 2019
Metropolitan LSC Class of 2019 Athlete Recognition
|Kim Jogis||BAD||College of William & Mary VA||
||Faith Sheinberg||LIE||LIU Brooklyn NY|
|Jocelyn Fisher||TVSC||University of Alabama AL||
||Jason Louser||LIAC||University of California Berkeley CA|
|Ryan Aroesty||LIE||Southern Methodist University TX||
||Nick Torres||BAD||Notre Dame IN |
|Danielle Cianciotto||FREE||Marist College NY||
||Kate Galvin||NYSA||Bentley University MA|
|Savannah Sargent||IA||Denison University OH||
||Sabrina Vumbacco||BAD||Bucknell University PA|
|Megan Donnelly||IA||Bryant University RI||
||Timothy Kanaley||IA||Southern Connecticut State Univ. CT|
|Kerry Sheridan||WEST||Providence College RI||
||Maggies Kleinsmith||BGNW||Villanova University PA|
|Julia Courtney||LIAC||Fairfield University CT||
||Mary Nichols||RA||Middlebury College VT|
|Taylor Geis||RA||SUNY Cortland NY||
||Dalwin Corcino||RED||Wheaton College MA |
|Ryan Maierle||BAD||Binghamton University NY||
||Clare Bosse||NYSA||Xavier University OH|
|Andy Lee||LGAC||Columbia University NY||
||Frankie Garces||GAEL||Bowdoin College ME|
|Alexis Benfante,||RA||Skidmore College NY||
||Julia Renna||SSC||University of Rhode Island RI|
|Fiona Walsh||LIE||College of the Holy Cross MA||
||Jessica Whang||LIE||Yale University CT|
|Andrew Stolarski||PAC||Kenyon College OH||
||Nicholas Sabella||NYSA||Lafayette College PA|
|Sofia Sabella||NYSA||Scranton University PA||
||Isabelle Arevalo||NYSA||Columbia University NY|
|Phillip Gong||NYSA||Duke University NC||
||Timothy Park||NYSA||Dartmouth College NH|
|Aleksey Makarov||NBS||SUNY Binghamton NY||
||Angela Lao||NYCC||University of Pennsylvania PA|
|Samantha Sanchez||RA||SUNY Oneonta, NY||
||Amelia Monica,||RA|| Villanova University PA|
|Haleigh Marzano||PAC||Lafayette College PA||
||Christiana Regenauer||COND||University of Louisville KY|
|Ryan Evangelista||COND||Georgetown University DC||
||Dylan Porges||AGUA||Princeton University NJ|
|Jonny Colascione||IA||UMass Dartmouth MA||
||Audrey Orange||AGUA||Brown University RI|
|Angelina Zhang||AGUA||MIT MA||
||Luiza Da Silveira||AGUA||Iona College NY|
|Suzanne Starzyk||AGUA||Claremont Mckenna CA||
||Camryn Kreuscher||HAA||University of Rhode Island RI|
|Josh Giardinelli||LIE||Emory University GA||
||Justin Meyn||TS||Binghamton University NY|
|Michael Chang||LIE||Columbia University NY||
||Michael Kincheloe||GAEL||Washington University MO|
|Lauryn Johnson||LIAC||UCLA CA||
||Kate Amar||EAST||Tulane University LA|
|Ashley Ayala||NYSA||Sacred Heart University CT||
||Asher Stukelman||BAD||Bryant University RI|
|Kabir Randhawa||TS||Brown University RI||
||Lucy Bishof||BAD||Colgate University NY|
|Timothy Cushman||EAST||Dartmouth College NH||
||Janis Kirsis||COND||Arcadia University PA|
|Hailey Wetherbee||IA|| Stony Brook University NY||
||Emma Lagattolla||IA||Monmouth University NJ|
|Mason Arnberg||HAA||Marist College NY||
||Dylan Champagne||TS||Loyola University MD|
|Sarah Gaudet||LIAC||James Madison University VA||
||Dahlia Getsos||PAC||Rowan University NJ|
|Cameron Allan||RA||U.S. Air Force Academy CO||
||Jon-Christian Stangeby||PAC||Ithaca College NY|
|Amanda Heinz||TS||Providence College RI||
||Kristyn Sampath||PAC||SUNY Cortland NY|
|Corey Sherman||TS||SUNY Geneseo NY||
||Rachael Woods-Bannan||NYSA||U of Massachusetts Amherst MA|
|Ian Fitzpatrick||TS||Boston College MA||
||Eva Guo||LGAC||Carnegie Mellon University PA|
|Katie Dennin||TS||U.S. Coast Guard Academy CT||
||Danielle Pikulik||HAA||University of Scranton PA|
|Kylie Kramer||TVSC||University of Scranton PA||
||Madi Carbone||IA||U of North Carolina Wilmington NC|
|Michael Muroff||TVSC||College of the Holy Cross MA||
||Rebecca Muroff||TVSC||Binghamton University NY|
|Matt Chan||TVSC||SUNY College at Brockport NY||
||Rachel Chan||TVSC||University at New Haven CT|
|Ariana Lopez||YMID||Mercy College NY||
||Kristina Wang||RA||Northeastern MA|
|Jack Dillon||TVSC||Binghamton University NY||
||Garrett Kiesel||EAST||Bucknell University PA|
|Emily Pence||RA||University South Carolina SC||
||Hannah Harkins||LIE||Manhattan college NY|
|Andrew Guariglia,||LIE||Alfred University NY||
||Meghan Skakandi ||IA||St. Joseph’s College NY|
|Olivia Prashad||LIE||Syracuse University NY||
||Shannon Soffey||LIE||University of Scranton PA|
|Anthony Melchore||LIAC|| Seton Hall University NJ||
||Charlotte Lerner||RA||Emory University GA|
|Richie Bialik||COND||Goucher College MD||
||Abigail Gash||PATS||Georgia Military Academy GA|
|Josephine Holman ||PATS||Ithaca College NY||
||Thomas Holman ||PATS||Rochester College NY|
|Alyssa Martin||PATS||Binghamton University NY||
||Ryan Nikolic||PATS||Rose Hulman Inst. of Technology IN|
|Matteo Rizzi||PATS||University at Buffalo NY||
||Antonio Rizzo||PATS||Binghamton University NY|
||Phillip Volaski||PATS||Alfred University NY|
|Liam White||PATS||Wilkes University PA||
||Kiersten Clancy||TVSC||University of Delaware DE|
|Noah Mond||TVSC||Vanderbilt University TN||
||Kevin Xu||TVSC||University of Pennsylvania PA|
|Kayla Shannon||GAEL||University of South Carolina SC||
||Bridget Deverna||GAEL||Villanova PA|
|Emily Talamas||GAEL||Wake Forest University NC||
||David Syphers||GAEL||Embry Riddle University FL|
|Tim Bergamini||GAEL||Iona College NY||
||Sophie Johanson||GAEL||University of Scranton PA|
|Kimberly Simpfenderfer||RFAC||Hartwick College NY||
||Aidan Bowers||BGNW||College of Charleston SC|
|Nathan Huang||BGNW||Cornell University NY||
||Aj Townsend||BGNW||Quinnipiac University CT|
|Zachary Kessler||BGNW||Purdue University IN||
||Daniel Sakharuk||BGNW||McGill University Montreal|
|Catherine Zhu||BGNW||University of California Berkeley CA||
||Johnny Protano||LIE||Carnegie Mellon University PA|
|Christopher Ivanov||MPNY||College of Staten Island NY||
||Sean Roudnitsky||MPNY||Adelphi University NY|
|Emil Bajramovic||FLY||Iona College NY||
||Matthew Gamero||FLY||Columbia University NY|
|Luka Jovanovic||FLY||Penn State University PA||
||Samantha Juang||FLY||UC Berkeley NY|
|Abdul Bari Khan||FLY||Baruch College NY||
||Adrian Murawski||FLY||St John’s University NY|
|Samantha Wu||FLY||Stony Brook University NY||
||Bodie Ibrahim||AGUA||Roger Williams University RI|
February 9, 2019
Updated Open Water Meet Application procedures
An overview of the new USA Swimming Open Water Meet Application and Sanctioning Process.
In an effort to streamline the process of sanctioning an Open Water Race, and maintain the quality and safety of events, USA swimming is providing a new online meet application process for all LSCs.
The Open Water Meet Application has been updated and is now online and ready to use.
For safety reasons, all USA swimming Open Water Sanctions/Approvals must be approved by the LSC and USA Swimming in order for Sanction to be granted.
Once a host has completed the Application a copy will automatically be sent to the meet director, the LSC Sanction Chair and USA Swimming.
Important: The requirement that all Open Water meet applications be submitted to a zone approver prior to sanction has been eliminated.
|Step by Step Instructions|
||Meet Director completes online Sanction Application for their specific LSC and the Open Water Meet Applicatio
||Meet Director submits online Open Water Meet Application. A copy will automatically be sent to the Meet director, LSC Sanction Chair and USA Swimming|
||The LSC and USA Swimming review the application and make suggestions as needed|
||Once changes are made and/or if the application complies with requirements, it will be signed by LSC and/or USA Swimming|
||The Sanction Chair signs off and issues valid sanction number|
January 30, 2019
The Board of Directors is extremely pleased to announce the hiring of Grassi and Co. as Metropolitan Swimming Inc. Accounting Services Manager and Tax Accountants.
One of the Boards missions over the past 4 years has been to assess our financial strengths and weaknesses, have a 3-year external audit, update any operational insufficiencies and better prepare our growing organization for our financial needs in an ever-changing non-profit environment.
The finance committee developed an RFP and interviewed respondents for this selection. The Board of Directors met with the recommended firm for final interview and approved this unanimously.
Working with the Board of Directors and our Administrative Manager, Grassi and Co. will be transitioning all treasury responsibilities further developing our best practice procedures, provide external checks and balances and regular internal audits, afford membership more transparency on all aspects of Metro Swimming finances and coordinate all our regular reporting requirements.
Grassi and Co. will provide the needed expertise and continuity helping to mitigate the effects of director turnover.
They will report directly to the Board of Directors and to our membership at House of Delegate meetings.
December 4, 2018
Concussion Training and SWIMS Record
Many states have modified existing school concussion laws to apply the requirements to youth sports organizations in which athletes participate, including swimming.
The risk management/insurance website at 2018 Concussion Laws by State - safety/operational risk has a list of state educational requirements, as well as the coaches and officials quick links pages.
SWIMS will have a CONCUSSION PROTOCOL TRAINING box where the training information can be entered (Y/N) and it will show up on Deck Pass.
It will take some time for the LSCs to enter the information, so nobody has to be excluded from the deck until the coaches and officials have a reasonable time to complete the training.
We will notify you when enforcement should begin. These state laws change rapidly so you should verify your state educational requirements as well as those at out of state meets.
The Operational Risk Committee strongly suggests that all coaches and officials take the training, even if not required by the state, to avoid personal liability for concussion/head strike incidents and so USA Swimming can demonstrate an excellent risk profile to our insurers.
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