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.
February 13, 2018
Senior Metropolitan Championships - Nassau Aquatic Center
Friday, February 16 to Monday, February 19
February 12, 2018
Metro Junior Representative (Jr Rep) Election
Voting opens Friday, February 16 at 6 PM and closes Monday, February 19 at 11 PM
Any votes received before or after that window will not be counted. Voting is done by email. Only one vote per email address.
Athletes must be 13 years of age to vote, and be a registered athlete member of Metropolitan Swimming.
February 6, 2018
Eastern Zone Age Group Championships - March 29-31 - Webster NY
This year the Spring Zone meet has been changed from a LSC to a team competition meet.
Metro does not supply coaches for this meet. Each club / team must enter qualifying swimmers and supply a coach.
Travel arrangements must be made by team or by family of swimmer(s).
The meet will have an athlete limit and when reached meet will be closed. They will begin to accept entries on Thursday, February 8.
Athletes can be added to a team entry until the meet fills or until the entry deadline, whichever comes first.
Once an athlete is entered in the meet, you will be able to add new entries for that athlete until the entry due date.
So just a heads up that if you have athletes, who are looking forward to going to Zones, you'll want to look for that announcement, and prepare your entries.
Reminder that Metro will not be handling any meet entries.
Woodcliff hotel has offered a $129 per night rate
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
February 11, 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|
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 email@example.com
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
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 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.
, whose top athletes include National Junior Team member Maggie Aroesty
, plus National Qualifiers Kristen Romano
, 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.
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.
Sophia Zhang and Dylan Rhee of AGUA
Chloe Stepanek and Jason Louser of LIAC
were selected to attend USA-Swimming's Select Camp. Congratulations!
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.
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