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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.  Read more . . .

Congratulations to Michael Zuppone of AGUA. He is the newly elected Metro Junior Athlete Rep

Metro Swimmers at 2014 Swimposium with Olympian Kate Ziegler
April 3, 2014
Rules & Regulations and Officials Tests Will Be Unavailable April 15-30
The Rules and Regulations for Swim Coaches test on the USA-Swimming web site will be unavailable from April 15-30. The officials' online tests will also be unavailable these dates. These tests are being updated to allow for the May 1st rule changes. Note that there is no grace period for coaches; they cannot be on deck at practice or meets until all certifications are up to date and educational requirements are met! The Rules and Regulations for Swim Coaches test is part of the 2nd year coach membership requirement.
Congrats to AGUA swimmer Lara Krystal for being selected for the 2014 USA-Swimming National Diversity Camp to be held May 1-4 at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado.

Metropolitan Swimming House of Dlegate Meeting
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - Lehman College - time TBD

Mandatory Meeting - One representative from each club must attend.  This is the bid meeting for 2014-2015 Short Course Meets.  Bid forms and sanction fees must be presented by club representative.

Metro Board Elections will be held for:  General Chair, Administrative Vice Chair, Senior Chair, Finance Chair, Secretary, and Coaches Representative.  All nominations should be sent to metro.office@metroswimming.org by May 7.
April 3, 2014
Metropolitan Swimming Senior Training Trip Roster

March 30, 2014
Metro wins 2014 Eastern Zone Short Course Age Group Championships
First place women's team, first place men's team, first place overall! Metro athletes broke some Eastern Zone and Metro Records! Congratulations athletes and great job Metro Age Group Chairs Edgar Perez and John Yearwood Metro Zone Team Coaches!

This is the coaches reward if their swimmers win the Eastern Zone meet

The Metro 10 & Under swimmer won their age group
April 13, 2014
Metropolitan LSC Class of 2014 Athlete Recognition
When an athlete commits to a college, email name, team, and college to  web.master@metroswimming.org

Nicole PapscoHAAColumbia University NY Alexandra HutzlerTVSCManhattan College NY
Marie LucasLIACTowson University MD Benjamin ConoTSNorth Carolina State University NC
Deirdre ConnerHAAMarist College NY Melanie NewtonTSMarist College NY
Kristen PozmanterTVSCBinghamton University NY Megan GallagherEASTColgate University NY
Michael MatteraTSSeton Hall University NJ Molly TrebleLIACUniversity of Notre Dame IN
Bridget ReillyGAELProvidence College RI Justin PlaschkaTSUniversity of Notre Dame IN
Shane McNamaraEASTHarvard University MA Andrew WilsonLIENiagara University NY
Rachel MarascoLIECollege of the Holy Cross MA Kristen NoonanLIEProvidence College RI
Bridget JohansonBADBinghamton University NY Beatrix PanitzEASTMichigan State University MI
Rachael BertiniTVSCUniversity at Buffalo NY Joseph LozanoLIEColumbia University NY
Shannon GordonLIEMarist College NY Lara SarettHAAUniversity of Maine ME
Zoe GregoraceLIACTufts University MA Matt PozmanterTVSCFranklin & Marshall College PA
Kelly DelaneEASTMiddlebury College VT Julianne KochTSLehigh University PA
Dan NeedhamBADWilliams College MA Emma SawkinsBGNWWilliams College MA
Richard MannixBADUniversity of Notre Dame Jinan ndrewsPAC United States Air Force Academy CO
Patrick ConatonBAD Stanford University CA Marissa JohnstonTVSCSUNY Geneseo NY
Eddie SpinelliLIEGeorgetown University DC Abby DamskyYFDBrandeis University MA
George TilneacNYCCConnecticut College CT Andy RaiolaNYCCLe Moyne College NY
Sarah CattersonTVSCColgate University NY Marina PreissUNSan Diego State University CA
Melissa BischoffIAUniversity of Chicago IL John RotoloLIACAdelphi University NY
Charles McCauleySMCNorwich University VT Eddie SpinelliLIEGeorgetown University DC
Zeke Brynin RASUNY Oneonta NY Raoul RodriguezEASTPrinceton University NJ
Kate StansburyTVSCPenn State University PA Zachary DiamondWACBrandeis University MA
Charlotte NixonEASTConnecticut College CT Declan KennonBADBrown University RI
Kaitlyn GardnerCONDWashington and Lee University VA Peter MooreAGLehigh University PA
Andrew ForinoAGAlderson-Broaddus College WV Kaitlin DohertyGAELSUNY Geneseo NY
Kaitlin HartiganEASTUniversity of Richmond VA Alex SmithBGNWMiddlebury College VT
Samantha DexterAGPace University NY Alex LinLGACUniversity of Chicago IL
Tiffany CatanoIAClarkson University NY Conor CassaraIAOhio Northern University OH
Chaz CellaWSSCRamapo College NJ Meghan FribergTVSCSUNY Cortland NY
Tiana PoindexterCONDUS Merchant Marine Academy NY Kytoh LiNCACUnited State Naval Academy MD
Trevor MaidaHAABonaventure University NY Marshall WisdomBGNWColgate University NY
Kitty ArenzBGNWCollege of William & Mary VA Abby KuhnBGNWStevens Institute of Technology NJ
Kaitlyn KallansrudeBSSCSUNY New Paltz NY Bridget RocheIASUNY New Paltz NY
Emma Grace HousmanBGNWGeorgetown University DC Jasmine NakkabLIACUnion College NY
Georgia GoldmanCIYMarist College, NY Aerin ToskasCIYAssumption College, MA
Brian CremerIA SUNY Cortland NY Nicole MejaIALoyola University MD
Madeline SimoneBADBoston College MA Claire KallettaIARoger Williams University RI
Corie LevineBGNWIthaca College NY Michael LyonsBGNWCornell University NY
Sydney MarksBGNWYale University CT Alexandre NierhoffBGNWPenn State University PA
Bobby PotenzaBGNWUniversity of Southern California CA Kyle ZarrielloLIEBoston College MA
Jamie PalumboLIEUniversity of Scranton PA
Metro Alumni Competing at NCAA Div I, II or III
Swimming & Diving Championships
Lia Neal - AGUA 2013 - Stanford CA
Emily Escobedo - COND 2013 - UMBC MD
Alex Gianino - BAD 2010 - UNC NC
Brian Hogan - BAD 2012 - Yale CT
Annie Zhu - LGAC/AGUA - Georgia GA

Joyce Kwok - LGAC 2012 - LIU Post NY

Alex McCarter - NYCC 2012 - Williams MA
Lucas Amodio - DA 2011 - Vassar College NY
Colin Hogan - BAD 2013 - Williams MA
Shirley Chan - AGUA 2013 - Johns Hopkins MD
Charlotte Chudy - AGUA 2012 - Amherst MA
Ellen Marcus - BAD 2012 - Johns Hopkins MD
John Carr - BGNW 21?? - Ithaca College NY
Connor White - BGNW 21?? - Ithaca College NY
Connecticut LSC Is having its 2nd Annual Swimposium, April 26-27 in Stamford, CT.
Swim coaches of neighboring LSCs are invited
Swimposium coaching flyer
Coaches may check their registration status using their deck pass or club portal. Meet directors are reminded that coaches must show current coaching card to attain access to the deck. No coach may be on the pool deck at practice, meet or any other capapcity without a current coaching credential. Showing a meet director or an official updated Red Cross certifications does not mean the coach is allowed on deck. Only coaches with a valid card - as per Metro Policy - are able to gain access to the deck. Card can be printed 24/7 from the coaches deck pass.
March 9, 2014
Metro LSC 8 & Under Championships at Felix Festa MS Pool
Sachem Swim Club, winner of the the Team Spirt Award
December 10, 2013
Olympian Anthony Ervin, Imagine Swimming Promoting Diversity at Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center Meet
race video

Eric Miou, Anthony Ervin, Brett Fraser, and Doug Lennox
Swiming World Magazine article

SwimSwam.com article

USA-Swimming article

Race video of Anthony Ervin's 19.39 in 50 free race
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!

LEAP program description

Metro 2012 Olympic Trial Qualifiers
Ayman Andrews
Pavel Buyanov
Conor Carlucci
Patrick Conaton
Roger Dent
Michael Domagala
Emily Escobedo
Erik Heinemann
Isla Hutchinson-Maddox
En-Wei Hu-Van Wright
Morgan Karetnick
Michael Lennon
Katie Meili
Drew Modrov
Lauren Morford
Lia Neal
Adam Powell
Brienne Ryan
Griffin Schumacher
Daphne Skelos
Christian Yeager
swimming for Metro

Randall Bal
Josh Charnin-Aker
Ryan Hurley
Douglas Lennox
Hongzhe Sun
Kim Vandenberg
Metro Alumni
Aleksa Akersfeld
Courtney Ciardiello
Ryan Feeley
Alex Gianino
Kim Holden
Emily Kelly
Oliver Lee
Thomas Luchsinger
Julia Smit
Mike Smit
Kim Tracey
Jack Wagner
Annie Zhu

Meet Directors

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

USA Swimming
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