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 . . .
December 4, 2013
2014 Registrations Due By December 15
All registrations for club, athletes and non-athletes are due in the Metro Office by December 15 to be processed before the end of the year.
All coaches certifications needing updating by January 1 must be received by December 15.
Reminder that no cards will be issued for 2014 without all certification up-to-date, including Athlete Protection Training - don't wait!
Metro Office will be closed December 20 to January 1
December 5, 2013
Olympian Anthony Ervin, Imagine Swimming Promoting Diversity at Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center Meet This Weekend
Swiming World Magazine article
Instructions for printing non-athlete USA-Swimming membership card
December 3, 2013
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 Papsco||HAA||Columbia University NY||
||Alexandra Hutzler||TVSC||Manhattan College NY|
|Marie Lucas||LIAC||Towson University MD||
||Benjamin Cono||TS||North Carolina State University NC|
|Deirdre Conner||HAA||Marist College NY||
||Melanie Newton||TS||Marist College NY|
|Kristen Pozmanter||TVSC||Binghamton University NY||
||Megan Gallagher||EAST||Colgate University NY|
|Michael Mattera||TS||Seton Hall University NJ||
||Molly Treble||LIAC||University of Notre Dame IN|
|Bridget Reilly||GAEL||Providence College RI||
||Justin Plaschka||TS||University of Notre Dame IN|
|Shane McNamara||EAST||Harvard University MA||
||Andrew Wilson||LIE||Niagara University NY|
|Rachel Marasco||LIE||College of the Holy Cross MA||
||Kristen Noonan||LIE||Providence College RI|
|Bridget Johanson||BAD||Binghamton University NY||
||Beatrix Panitz||EAST||Michigan State University MI|
|Rachael Bertini||TVSC||University at Buffalo NY||
||Joseph Lozano||LIE||Columbia University NY|
|Shannon Gordon||LIE||Marist College NY||
||Christopher Alpay||RFAC||New Jersey Institute of Technology|
November 17, 2013
2013-2016 Age Group Motivational Time Standards Revised
The USA-Swimming Quadrennial (2013-2015) Age Group Motivational Time Standards have been revised for single age and times were added for ages 11, 13, 15, 17.
November 1, 2013
Metro Coaches List
The Metro's Coaches page contains a list of all Metro coaches with valid certifications as of that day.
Coaches certifications expire daily and this list should NOT be used for meet access.
You may use your deck pass and print an updated card if you need it immediately.
Metro registrar, Mary Fleckenstein, maintains this list through the USA Swimming Database as certifications are received.
This Coaches List is updated on Metro web site once a week when Metro meets are being held in upcoming weekend.
Coaches must be (1) registered with USA Swimming, be current with (2) CPR, (3) Safety Training, (4) Background Check, (5) Athletes Protection Training, and (6) Foundation of Coaching Requirements.
Please plan ahead if you have a certification expiring.
It is up to coaches to check and renew certifications when due. Please use USA-Swimming's Deck Pass or Club Portal to check if any certifications have expired.
For USA Swimming insurance reasons, if any certification has expired, a coach is not allowed on pool deck during practice or at meets until expired certifications have been renewed and submitted to Metro's registrar.
If you do not see your name and you think all of your certifications are up-to-date and you have checked Deck Pass and/or your Club Portal, please email Mary at the office at email@example.com
with your name, team and what the issue is.
October 31, 2013
New Eastern Zone Diversity & Inclusion web page
October 25, 2013
Four Metro Athletes to Selected for USA Swimming National Select Camp
Each fall, USA Swimming brings 60 of the top USA Swimming member athletes in the nation for a once-in-a-lifetime camp experience.
Swimmers are selected from the SWIMS database of top times.
During the camp, these swimmers will learn about post race recovery, drug and supplement rules, psychological training skills, nutrition, race strategy and more.
Of the 60 atheletes, four were selected from the Metro LSC:
- Team Suffolk
- Long Island Express
Congratulations swimmers and their coaches.
October 24, 2013
Coaches, you can now view a copy of your coaches card on your smart phone with the USA Swimming Deck Pass app - click on membership card.
You can also print a copy of your coaches card.
You need to log on to deck pass on your computer, click on membership card and you can print your card from there.
October 19, 2013
NAG Top-10 Metro Athletes
National Age Group (NAG) Top-10 by Age for 2012-2013 Short Course and Long Course Season for age 11 to 18 Individuals and age 11 to 14 relays.
September 25, 2013
All non-athlete - Athlete Protection Training expiration dates have been extended to December 31, 2013.
You have until December 31 to retake the course. The course will be yearly from this point forward.
August 1, 2013
Metro Alumni Tom Luchsinger 5th in 200 Fly at Worlds
May 10, 2013
Metro's Annual Outreach Clinc with Olympian Anthony Ervin
On April 28th, Metropolitan Swimming hosted its annual outreach clinic with the special guest Olympic Gold Medalist Anthony Ervin
The event was held at Asphalt Green with over 100 swimmers from the five borough of New York City and coaches from across the Metro LSC.
This event gave kids the opportunity to learn about competitive swimming, enjoy the water, listen and learn from Metro coaches and interact and swim with a gold medalist.
The day was a great success for all coaches and swimmers. Metropolitan Swimming continues to support diversity in the sport of swimming.
Not only do we want to enhance our area's youth, but show the rest of the country Metro swimming is a committed leader to promote diversity within our sport.
2012 London Summer Olympics
Metro's Lia Neal Wins Bronze Medal As Member of Team USA 4x100 Free Relay
AGUA swimmer, Lia Neal (17) won a Bronze medal at the London Summer Olympics as a prelims and finals member for the US Women's 4x100 Free Relay.
First was Australia and second was the Netherlands.
As the lead-off swimmer in her prelim swim, Lia swam a personal best of 54.15.
Her morning swim was fast enough to be selected to swim in finals.
Her team mates for prelims were: Amanda Weir (54.37), Natalie Coughlin (53.93), and Allison Schmitt (54.08).
The US team members swimming in finals were: Missy Franklin (17) (53.52), Jessica Hardy (53.53), Lia Neal (53.65), and Allison Schmitt (53.54). Great job Lia and congratulations!