Eastern Zone web site
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.

The date of the West Neck Open Water meet has been changed to Sunday July 31
May 2, 2016
Mandatory House of Delegate meeting
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Lehman College

Dear Coaches and Team Reps:

As recommended by the LSC Development Committee of USA Swimming Inc., in an effort to keep board meetings on point and efficient, the Metropolitan Swimming Inc. Board of Directors will be following a "consent agenda" for all House of Delegates meetings. Please be advised that under a "consent agenda", no new business will be accepted from the floor. You are requested to email your request for any new business to the Metro Office at  metro.office@metroswimming.org  no later than 21 days prior to the scheduled meeting (April 27, 2016). If you are requesting policy changes, we are attaching the request for change form, which also must be submitted 21 days prior to the meeting. The Board of Directors will also post the final agenda one week prior to the meeting. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and are confident that this process will move our meetings in a timely and expeditious manner.

Sincerely, The Metropolitan Swimming Inc. Board of Directors

Policy Procedure change form
Metropolitan Swimming Nominations for Elections - May 18, 2016
These nominations will be on the ballot at the House of Delegate Meeting - nominations will akso be accepted from the floor.

General Chair * John McIlhargy - UN
Admin Vice Chair Eric Fisher - SSC
Jeff Chu - HAA
Senior Chair *
(Running as Co-Chairs)
 Dave Ferris - LIAC
John Collins - BAD
Finance Chair * Jonah Montgomery - QNS
Julie Chen - BAD
Secretary * Monique Grayson - BGNW
Coaches Representative John Yearwood - YMID
BJ Reynoso - MAKO
Safe Sports Chair * Brian Hansbury - BAD
Upcoming Metro LSC Meetings

May 4 - Board of Directors - 6:30 PM Lehman College

May 18 - Mandatory House of Delegate Meeting - Lehman College - time 6:30 PM

April 28, 2016
Proposed 2017 Short Course Championship Season Calendar

April 6 Technical Planning meeting  minutes
April 21, 2016
Applications for Joseph Stetz Memorial Scholarship are Due May 8
Every year Metropolitan Swimming Officials award two scholarships of $1,000 each to 1 female and 1 male Metropolitan and USA Swimming senior swimmers who have been accepted to a college or university for the next academic year.

Applications  are due May 8
Maggie Aroesty Swims National Age Group Record (NAG) in 100 Yard Breast
Congratulations to  Maggie Aroesty  of Long Island Aquatic Club for breaking the NAG in 100 yard breast for 15-16 girls at the NCSA Junior Nationals in Orlando, with a 58.98. Her time would have been fast enough to make Top-8 in 100 breast at the 2016 NCAA Div I Women's Swimming & Diving Championships!
March 26, 2016
Congratulatios to Metro Zone Team for Winning
the 2016 Eastern Zone SC Age Group Championships

May 3, 2016
Metropolitan LSC Class of 2016 Athlete Recognition
When an athlete commits to a college, email name, team, and college to  web.master@metroswimming.org

Morgan HarringtonLIACBinghamton University NY Nicole AartsAGUANorthwestern University IL
Krystal LaraAGUANorthwestern University IL Carly FriedAGUAPenn State Unicersity PA
Aaron Glas†AGUAPrinceton University NJ Alexa CodeMAKOWesleyan University CT
Gabrielle VanTassellWACSeton Hall University NJ Casey GaviganTVSCEastern Michigan University MI
Evan NilssonTVSCMarist College NY Sophie HalperYFDVanderbilt University TN
Emily AndersonTVSCUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst MA Hailee StangebyAGBinghamton University NY
Brittany CoughlinTVSCU of Maryland Baltimore Campus MD Rita ChenTVSCUniversity of Maine ME
Nicole ParryWESTUS Military Academy West Point NY Jasper JurmanMAKOQueens University of Charlotte NC
Alexandria BayLGACIona College NY Meghan Slattery TSPrinceton University NJ
Eliza BrantIABryant University RI Julia HoranIAU of Maryland Baltimore Campus MD
Lydia EguchiNYCCWellesley College MA Jack FergusMAKOAmherst College MA
Stephanie TilneacNYCCSwarthmore College PA Morgan GraningIABucknell University PA
Giorgia PiantanidaLIACSwarthmore College Ashley YeLIACBoston University MA
Erin BoddieBGNWCollege of the Holy Cross MA Emma HadleyBGNWBucknell University PA
Laura LiBGNWMassachusetts Institute of Technology MA Isabella WeinerBGNWAmherst College MA
Tamir ZitelnyTSBrandeis University MA Jessica LiptonAGUAMiddlebury College VT
Jonny LiuNYCCOberlin College OH Myles StreeterCASPace University NY
Nathalie YoungYFDBrown University RI Naima MackrelNDACSarah Lawrence College NY
Kaitlyn LangePACBinghamton University NY Amy ZhangPACColumbia University NY
Grace NikolskiHVDMisericordia University PA Erik KantarCONDFranklin & Marshall College PA
Nicole DiGiacomoBGNWBinghamton University NY Katie LudwickiPACSiena College NY
Conor BeilLIACJohns Hopkins University MD Harrison TackTSWebb Institute NY
Nick MesibovNYSARensselaer Polytechnic Institute NY Sophie FreyNYSADartmouth College NH
Madison CullinanNYSADuke University NC Lauren McBrinnNYSASUNY Cortland NY
Kate BurnsTSUnited States Coast Guard Academy CT Theresa HuttonTRSSaint Bonaventure University NY
Robert KohlusTVSCMount Saint Mary College NY Julia Pusateri LIACSacred Heart University CT
Cara TrebleLIACPenn State University PA Matt ManfreLIACTufts University MA
Ali AlyLIACJohns Hopkins MD Ryan BrownLIACCornell NY
Sophia TaylorMAKOUniversity of Hawaii HI Shanna HaddowTSSacred Heart University CT
Noah ChernikCSCVillanova University PA Matthew MatteraTSSUNY Geneseo NY
Harrison TaylorTSVassar College NY Tyler MeyersLIEBinghamton University NY
Alana DonabiePATSSacred Heart University CT Marissa TutoneIASouthern Connecticut State University CT
Sean CaraherIAUnited States Naval Academy MD James DistasioIAArmy National Guard
Caroline BonvissutoLIESienna College NY Emma ReiningRFACHartwick College NY
Julia CaldwellRFACSUNY Geneseo NY Stephen KelleherRFACSUNY Maritime NY
Katelyn HahnIAFairfield University CT Erin BoyleIAProvidence College RI
Owen MaddenGAELSusquehanna University PA Ina ElcottRFACBoston College MA
Mackenzie ColemanHAASpringfield College MA Ruben Cerri-DrozLIACUniversity of Delaware DE
Shannon WilliamsIACornell University NY Olivia SchubertWACGeorgetown University DC
Kerry KellyEASTUnion College NY Carl Ranieri III SMCManhattan College NY
Brooks FassettTVSCNew York Unitversity NY Karen LiTVSCCornell University NY
Steven ZhaoTVSCGeorgia Institute of Technology GA Patrick RocheIACrane School of Music - SUNY Potsdam NY
Eli O'ConnerPACThe College of New Jersey NJ Sarah ChanTVSCStevens Institute of Technology NJ
Denes SzekeresLIACPenn State University PA Nicholas IlluzziLIACAmerican University DC
Salvatore PrevostoIAPenn State University PA Reid RubioIASyracuse University NY
Olivia SantosFLYBinghamton University NY Samantha ZdesarFLYStevens Institute of Technology NJ
Caroline Wu-SilveraLGACUniversity of Rochester NY Graham NovitchRADickinson College PA
Graham BlairBGNWDuke University NC Anna DesiderioBGNWIona College NY
River ElmsBGNWGeorgetown University DC Dan InfrancoTVSCSUNY Geneseo NY
Jessica ChoBGNWColgate University NY Frank RodriguezWSSCCornell University NY
Kyle BarryTSSUNY Geneseo NY Michael GagionRABinghamton University NY
Nicholas RabadRAIona College NY
March 19, 2016
Lifeguarding and CPR/AED Classes
March 19, 2016
Metro Alumni Competing at 2016 NCAA Div I, II or III
Swimming & Diving Championships
Email  web.master@metroswimming.org

Lia Neal - Stanford
Annie Zhu - Georgia
Emily Escobedo - UMBC
Patrick Conaton - Stanford
Brett Hogan - Yale
Justin Plaschka - Notre Dame
Ben Cono - Loyola
Shane McNamara - Harvard
En-wei Hu-Van Wright - Princeton
Julian Mackrel - Princeton
Oliver Patrouch - Indiana University
Michael Domagala - USC

Joyce Kwok - LIU Post

Maia Hare - Williams College
Alex McCarter - Williams College
George Tilneac - Connecticut College
Alison McNamara - Williams College
Colin Hogan - Williams
Austin Pu - Kenyon
Kanchi Desai - Kenyon
Melissa Bischoff - University of Chicago
March 15, 2016
2016 Metropolitan Swimming Short Course Junior Olympic Championship
Congratulations to all of our swimmers at the 2016 Short Course Junior Olympic Championship at the Nassau Aquatic Center. Metro Swimming would like to give special recognition to the following athletes and teams for their accomplishments this past weekend.

Overall Team Champion   Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics

10 & Under Combined Team Champion:  Westchester Aquatic Club

11-12 Combined Team Champion:  Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics

13-14 Combined Team Champion:  Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics

Individual High Point Winners

10 & Under Girls:  Bridget Ye (LIAC)

10 & Under Boys:  Hudson Chung (WEST)

11-12 Girls:  Joy Jiang (WEST)

11-12 Boys:  Nick Radkov (MPNY)

13-14 Girls:  Isabel Gormley (AGUA)

13-14 Boys:  Asher Stukelman (AGUA)

A special thanks also to meet host Long Island Aquatic Club for running another excellent championship meet!
March 12, 2016
Lorraine Diehlís Work With Cerebral Palsy Patient Pays Dividends
Written by Andrew Capitelli (SJC-LI Sports Information)

Four years ago, Lorraine Diehl arrived at Sachem Swim Club for another day of instructing. At that point she was a sophomore in high school, and after seven years of swimming with the club the Ronkonkoma native assumed instructor duties. And although she always dreamed of being a school teacher, Diehl would find something in swim instructing that she would never have imagined.

Johnny Giannotti arrived at Sachem Swim Club having never stepped foot in a pool. At just seven years old, he had already gone through several surgeries to correct his legs and back, which were affected by cerebral palsy. It was believed that through swimming, Johnny would find an alternative exercise that was easier on his joints. Read more
February 5, 2016
From USA Swimming web site

full article

LEAP program description

Web site updates
- LC Top-25 (5/3)

- Calendar (5/2)

- MD & AO (4/27)

- Help Wanted (4/25)

- Metro Records (4/25)

- updated Metro Bylaws (4/21)

- Travel Reimbursement Form corrected (4/13)

- SC Top-25 (4/12)

- BoD Minutes Mar-16 (4/4)

- Clubs / Teams (3/19)

- SC IMX Top-25 (3/1)

- MD & AO (3/1)

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
Metro Alumni
Michael Domagala
Ryan Feeley
En-Wei Hu-Van Wright
Thomas Luchsinger
Drew Modrov
Lia Neal
Blair Wegescheide

College swimmers in Metro

Mike Alexandrov
Anna Belousova
Patrick Conaton
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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