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.

Metro office will be closed May 6-15, 2019 - Please plan accordingly
February 20, 2019
Notice About Athele Protection Training (ATP)
We are finding that many non-athlete USA-Swimming members, who completed their online Athlete Protection training are logging off before completing the evaluation, so the course doesn't show as completed.

To finish this course, you will need to click on the course, then select '2' from the navigation and complete the course evaluation.
Once you have done this the course check mark will show and you will receive an email congratulating you for completing the ATP.
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.

new online Open Water meet application (link is also added to forms page)

Step by Step Instructions
1   Meet Director completes online Sanction Application for their specific LSC and the Open Water Meet Applicatio
2   Meet Director submits online Open Water Meet Application. A copy will automatically be sent to the Meet director, LSC Sanction Chair and USA Swimming
3   The LSC and USA Swimming review the application and make suggestions as needed
4   Once changes are made and/or if the application complies with requirements, it will be signed by LSC and/or USA Swimming
5   The Sanction Chair signs off and issues valid sanction number
Annual spring House of Delegates meeting will be held Wednesday, April 17 at 6 PM

Hosted by NYAC at Travers Island

More info to follow
January 28, 2019
2017-2018 Season Metro Club / Team Achievement Application
Due February 28, 2019
Application
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.
Proposed Championship Schedule for Short 2019-2020 Course Season
Senior Mets - February 13-16
Silvers Championships - February 28-March 1
8-&-Under Championships - March 7-8
JOs / Team Challenge - March 13-15
Bronze Chamnpionships - March 20-22
January 28, 2019
Changes to Athlete Protection Training
Regular and frequent training reminds us about the impact that we have on our athletes and the kids in our sport. No matter your role in the organization, your work and connection with our athletes is incredibly important, and we are all responsible for ensuring their experience is safe, positive and free of abuse.

You will notice some changes this year to the USA Swimming required Athlete Protection Training (APT). The U.S. Center for SafeSport ("the Center") is the separate, independent, organization that responds to reports of abuse in the Olympic and Paralympic movements. In addition to that responsibility, the Center also sets policies for national governing bodies (NGBs) such as USA Swimming to follow and provides educational tools and resources. As a policy, the Center is requiring every USA Swimming member or individual with authority over, or frequent contact with, athletes to annually compete its "Core Center for SafeSport Training" educational resource or its refresher course. Starting February 4, 2019, the Core training will be live on the USA Swimming LEARN platform.

This will be a change from how APT was completed in previous years both in substance and in the annual requirements. First, while each member's current APT training expiration date will be honored, members will no longer have a two-year USA Swimming APT certification. In the first year following expiration or upon new registration, only the Center's Core training course will be required to obtain APT certification. Thereafter, every year, every non-athlete member will be required to complete the Center's refresher course and also to take a USA Swimming elective APT course in order to obtain the required number of points for APT certification.

If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact learn@usaswimming.org.
Jaunuary 22, 2018
Metro Swimmers Qualified for 2020 Olympic Trials

Emily Escobedo COND 100 & 200 breast, 200 IM
Yara Hierath BAD 400 IM
Jason Louser LIAC 400 IM
Dylan Rhee AGUA 200 breast
Tess Howley LIAC 200 fly
February 21, 2019
Metropolitan LSC Class of 2019 Athlete Recognition
When an athlete commits, email name, team, and college to  web.master@metroswimming.org

Kim JogisBADCollege of William & Mary VA Faith SheinbergLIELIU Brooklyn NY
Jocelyn FisherTVSCUniversity of Alabama AL Jason LouserLIACUniversity of California Berkeley CA
Ryan AroestyLIESouthern Methodist University TX Nick TorresBADNotre Dame IN
Danielle CianciottoFREEMarist College NY Kate GalvinNYSABentley University MA
Savannah SargentIADenison University OH Sabrina VumbaccoBADBucknell University PA
Megan DonnellyIABryant University RI Timothy KanaleyIASouthern Connecticut State University CT
Kerry SheridanWESTProvidence College RI Maggies KleinsmithBGNWVillanova University PA
Julia CourtneyLIACFairfield University CT Mary NicholsRAMiddlebury College VT
Taylor GeisRASUNY Cortland NY Dalwin CorcinoREDWheaton College MA
Ryan MaierleBADBinghamton University NY Clare BosseNYSAXavier University OH
Andy LeeLGACColumbia University NY Frankie GarcesGAELBowdoin College ME
Alexis Benfante,RASkidmore College NY Julia RennaSSCUniversity of Rhode Island RI
Fiona WalshLIECollege of the Holy Cross MA Jessica WhangLIEYale University CT
Andrew StolarskiPACKenyon College OH Nicholas SabellaNYSALafayette College PA
Sofia SabellaNYSAScranton University PA Isabelle ArevaloNYSAColumbia University NY
Phillip GongNYSADuke University NC Timothy ParkNYSADartmouth College NH
Aleksey MakarovNBSSUNY Binghamton NY Angela LaoNYCCUniversity of Pennsylvania PA
Samantha SanchezRASUNY Oneonta, NY Amelia Monica,RA Villanova University PA
Haleigh MarzanoPACLafayette College PA Christiana RegenauerCONDUniversity of Louisville KY
Ryan EvangelistaCONDGeorgetown University DC Dylan PorgesAGUAPrinceton University NJ
Jonny ColascioneIAUMass Dartmouth MA Audrey OrangeAGUABrown University RI
Angelina ZhangAGUAMIT MA Luiza Da SilveiraAGUAIona College NY
Suzanne StarzykAGUAClaremont Mckenna CA Camryn KreuscherHAAUniversity of Rhode Island RI
Josh GiardinelliLIEEmory University GA Justin MeynTSBinghamton University NY
Michael ChangLIEColumbia University NY Michael KincheloeGAELWashington University MO
Lauryn JohnsonLIACUCLA CA Kate AmarEASTTulane University LA
Ashley AyalaNYSASacred Heart University CT Asher StukelmanBADBryant University RI
Kabir RandhawaTSBrown University RI Lucy BishofBADColgate University NY
Ariana LopezYMIDCollege of New Rochelle NY Timothy CushmanEASTDartmouth College NH
Janis KirsisCONDArcadia University PA Hailey WetherbeeIA Stony Brook University NY
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. . . . . continued


LEAP program description

Web site updates
- SC IMX rankings (2/20)

- SC Top-25 (2/20)

- Meet Central (2/19)

- Help Wanted (2/13)

- Forms (2/9)

- BoD Minutes January 23 (2/1)

- Metro Policy & Procedure Manual (1/15)

- Metro records (12/5)

- Sr Mets Time Standards (10/26)



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