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 Metro office will be available only by email until September 26 due to the USA-S Convention. Emails will be answered as quickly as possible but may take longer than usual.
Clinics for new and recertifying officials
- Help Wanted (9/21)

Thursday - September 22 - 6:30 PM - Sachem East HS - Farmingville
Please contact George Fleckenstein at gflecken@optonline.net if you plan on attending
Tuesday - October 4 - 6 PM - Goshen Aquatic Center - 1717 Rte. 17M - Goshen
Please contact Mark Amodio at amodio@vassar.edu if you plan on attending
Saturday - October 8 - 9 AM - Flushing YMCA
Register in advance with Annie Fosteris at apfosteris@gmail.com
September 21, 2016
Metropolitan LSC Class of 2017 Athlete Recognition
When an athlete commits, email name, team, and college to  web.master@metroswimming.org

Maggie AroestyLIACUniversity of Southern California CA

August 14, 2016

Congratulations Metro U.S. Olympic Team Members:

Cody Miller  -  Badger Swim Club
Bronze 100 Breast 58.87 - Gold 4x100 Medley Relay

David Plummer  -  New York Athletic Club
Bronze 100 Back 52.40 - Gold 4x100 Medley Relay

Lia Neal  -  Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics
Silver 4x100 Free Relay

Jimmy Feigen  -  New York Athletic Club
Gold 4x100 Free Relay

Katie Meili  -  New York Athletic Club
Bronze 100 Breast - Gold in 4x100 Medley Relay

August 15, 2016
Looking for Jewish Athletes for the
20th Maccabiah Games - July 4-17, 2017 - Israel
Maccabi USA is excited to announce that we will once again be fielding two Swimming Teams for the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel during the summer of 2017! We are looking for Jewish Swimmers to go for the gold in this once in a lifetime experience. We had a fantastic group of swimmers on our 2013 team and hope that you can help us spread the word with your current, past, and future student-athletes!

We will be fielding one Male & Female Juniors team; Male birth years 2001-2003, Female birth Years 2001-2004, and one Open team; age division, generally athletes aged 18 and up. Our teams will compete against other Jewish athletes from all over the world, while connecting each of the athletes to their Jewish heritage.

We kindly ask that you pass this information along to any athlete who may be interested in representing Team USA. More information can be found here: Swimming Specific Information     Online application
2016 Eastern Zone LC Age Group Championships
at Nassau Aquatic Center

Results     Team scores     Hytek files

Thank you H2M Architects + Engineering for you support of the
2016 Eastern Zone Swimming Championships - h2m.com

2016 Metro Long Course Zone team - click on picture for full size
July 20, 2016
Johnny Giannotti Swims Away with 7 1st Place Titles!
Meet Johnny Giannotti, a swimmer with Cerebral Palsy from Sachem Swim Club. Johnny just competed in National Junior Disability Championship in Middleton, Wisconsin. Johnny swam a total of 7 events (25 Fly- 50.89, 25 Breaststroke- 38.75, 25 Freestyle- 27.75, 50 Backstroke- 1:13.43, 50 Breaststroke- 1:20.15, 50 Freestyle- 1:00.48, 100 Freestyle- 2:14.28) and took 1st place in all. Apart from swimming, Johnny was also able to represent New York State by carrying the flag during the parade of athletes. Johnny was praised for his sportsmanship and general outlook on all athletes and the meet. Great job Johnny!

If you're an athlete with a physical disability or a coach / parent of one please contact Lorraine Diehl (Lorraine.d624@gmail.com) for more information!
July 7, 2016
Metro Proud Host of the 2016 Warriors Games

ESPN Sports Center  Feature  about Warrior Games
June 15, 2016
Silver Streak Swim Club Swimmer, Devin Marrero, to Compete
at U.S. Paralympic Trials for Chance to Swim at Rio 2016

Yonkers resident and Mercy College graduate Devin Marrero will compete in the United States Paralympic Team Trials in swimming for a chance to represent the United States in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Marrero, who hascerebral palsy, has qualified in 5 events. He will swim the 100 meter backstroke, 100 meter breaststroke, 50 meter butterfly and 50 and 100 meter freestyle.

The Team Trials are being held from June 30 to July 2, 2016 in Charlotte, NC and will determine the United States Paralympic team for Rio. The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will be held from September 7-18, in the same facilities as the 2016 Olympic Games.

Marrero will represent Silver Streaks Swim Club, which swims out of the Theodore D. Young Community Center in Greenburgh. Head Coach and Owner Gay Silverman said Devin has to work 3 times as hard as our able bodied swimmers in order to do well. He wants to be better than his best and will do whatever it takes to get there. We are elated to see his dream of qualifying for team trials become a reality.

I may have a physical disability, but that has never stopped my mind, my determination and my drive to achieve all that I set my mind to. Learning to be persistent and persevere through all obstacles and challenges, I have achieved my dreams of having a chance to compete in the Paralympic games. I hope to show that even though someone might have a disability, it doesnt mean they are any less capable than anyone else said Marrero about qualifying to compete at the Paralympic Team Trials.

Upcoming Metro Board and House of Delegates Meeting
                  September 17, 2016 - Mandatory House of Delegate Meeting - Bronx
                  November 16, 2016 - BOD - Bronx
                  January 11, 2017 - BOD - Melville
                  March 8, 2017 - BOD - Bronx
                  April 26, 2017 - BOD - Melville
                  May 17, 2017 - Mandatory House of Delegate Meeting - Bronx

Meeting Dates and Locations are subject to change
June 9, 2016
Congratulations to all Metro Olympic Trial Qualifiers

List of Metro registered athletes who qualified for 2016 Olympic Trials

May 25, 2016
Announcements from Metropolitan Swimming Inc.

Starting in 2017 the Metro office will not be printing and mailing USA-Swimming membership cards for coaches and officials. The forms page now has intructions on how to print your own membership card dirtectly from USA-Swimming web site. Direct link to Instructions.

Metropolitan Swimming LSC has adopted a Photography Policy Policy for swim meets: Any photographer or videographer, who intends to take pictures at a Metropolitan Swimming sanctioned meet, must complete and submit a Photographer Registration Form to the Meet Director before commencing activity. Forms are available on the Metropolitan Swimming website Forms page as well as from the Meet Director. Download Policy and Form.
March 19, 2016
Lifeguarding and CPR/AED Classes
March 12, 2016
Lorraine Diehls 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

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
Richard Mannix
Jack Collins
Dillon Hillis
Alex McCarter
Metro Alumni
Michael Domagala
Ryan Feeley
En-Wei Hu-Van Wright
Thomas Luchsinger
Drew Modrov
Lia Neal
Blair Wegescheide
Stanley Wong

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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