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
Emily Escobedo's Unconventional Path to the Top
Article on SwimSwam web site
2019 Easter Zone Open Water Information
Coach of the Year Nominations Due April 25

Selection Criteria
Short Course season 2019-2020 swim meet bids are due no later than April 19

Bid Procedure
April 18, 2019
Annual Spring House of Delegates Meeting - Election Results

            General Chair Eric Fisher - UN - bio
            Age Group Co-ChairsKate Hallex - BGNW - BJ Reynosa - MAKO
            Technical Planning David Ellinghaus - UN - bio
            Safety Dom Boccio - LIAC
Meet Director / Admin Official Clinic April 25 at Wagner College (or nearby)

There will be a clinic held at or near Wagner College, from 6:30 PM to 8 PM for new and recertifying Meet Directors / Administrative Officials. Testing and apprentice sessions required prior to certification for new officials. Must be 18.

For more information or to register please email Jeff Chu at Jeff.Chu@metroswimming.org by 10 PM April 23.
April 2, 2019
Freestyle Bootcamp with Lia - Olympian Lia Neal Comes Home to Brooklyn
Saturday April 20 - 1-5 PM - Bushwick HS - 400 Irving Avenue - Brooklyn

Freestyle Bootcamp with Lia - 1-3 PM - $79 per participant
(only for swimmers with 3+ years competitive experience)

Discussion with Lia's parents Siu & Rome Neal about Raising an Olympian 1:30-2:30 PM

More information and register for clinic
Online Testing For Coaches Unavailable April 15-30
The Rules and Regulations for Swim Coaches test will be unavailable from April 15-30. The officials’ online tests will also be unavailable on these dates. All of these tests are being updated to allow for the May 1st rule changes. There is no grace period for coaches -- coaches cannot be on deck at practice or at meets until they meet the education requirements. The Rules and Regulations for Swim Coaches test is part of the 2nd year coach membership requirement.
Officials Online Testing Unavailable April 15-30
As happens every year, the officials online tests will be unavailable from April 15-30, 2019. These tests are being updated to allow for the May 1st rule changes and to align with the 2019 Rulebook. Tests will be back online on May 1.

If any test-takers have not completed their tests by Midnight (Mountain) April 14, the UNCOMPLETED tests will be deleted on April 15 and will have to be taken over from the beginning on May 1. COMPLETED tests (from any year) will not be deleted.

Officials (and any other test takers) will receive an email notice if they have ANY incomplete tests in their account(s).

Officials, please review the tests in your accounts before the site is shut down. Many times an official may start a test but do not complete it and then start another test and complete the second one. They forget about the incomplete test until they get a notice about it and they panic, thinking they only did one test. Test-takers can see all their online tests (completed and incomplete) by logging in to their account, navigating to the online testing page and then clicking on "start or resume an online test". From there, they will see a screen with all prior tests listed.

Note this affects OFFICIATING and RULES tests only, not athlete protection training.
April 16, 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
Timothy CushmanEASTDartmouth College NH Janis KirsisCONDArcadia University PA
Hailey WetherbeeIA Stony Brook University NY Emma LagattollaIAMonmouth University NJ
Mason ArnbergHAAMarist College NY Dylan ChampagneTSLoyola University MD
Sarah GaudetLIACJames Madison University VA Dahlia GetsosPACRowan University NJ
Cameron AllanRAU.S. Air Force Academy CO Jon-Christian StangebyPACIthaca College NY
Amanda HeinzTSProvidence College RI Kristyn SampathPACSUNY Cortland NY
Corey ShermanTSSUNY Geneseo NY Rachael Woods-BannanNYSAU of Massachusetts Amherst MA
Ian FitzpatrickTSBoston College MA Eva GuoLGACCarnegie Mellon University PA
Katie DenninTSU.S. Coast Guard Academy CT Danielle PikulikHAAUniversity of Scranton PA
Kylie KramerTVSCUniversity of Scranton PA Madi CarboneIAU of North Carolina Wilmington NC
Michael MuroffTVSCCollege of the Holy Cross MA Rebecca MuroffTVSCBinghamton University NY
Matt ChanTVSCSUNY College at Brockport NY Rachel ChanTVSCUniversity at New Haven CT
Ariana LopezYMIDMercy College NY Kristian WangRANortheastern MA
Jack DillonTVSCBinghamton University NY Garrett KieselEASTBucknell University PA
Emily PenceRAUniversity South Carolina SC Hannah HarkinsLIEManhattan college NY
Andrew Guariglia,LIEAlfred University NY Meghan Skakandi IASt. Joseph’s College NY
Olivia PrashadLIESyracuse University NY Shannon SoffeyLIEUniversity of Scranton PA
February 24, 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
Makayla Sargent IA / North Carolina State 400 IM
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
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. . . . . continued

LEAP program description

Web site updates
- Meet Central (4/18)

- LC Time Standards (4/17)

- BoD Minutes February 20 (4/15)

- SC IMX rankings (4/11)

- SC Top-25 (4/11)

- Metro records (4/3)

- Forms (3/23)

- Help Wanted (3/23)

Meet Directors

All Meet Info
and a full backup of Meet Results must be emailed to:
Monique Grayson

USA Swimming
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