Welcome To Metropolitan Swimming Inc.
: Metropolitan Swimming shall promote, develop and improve competitive swimming through education, support and opportunities for participation to a diverse swimming community.
: 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 . . .
March 27, 2015
Len Galluzzi - 2015
It is with great sadness we report the passing of Len Galluzzi on Monday, March 23rd.
Len, member of the Metropolitan Hall of Fame Class of 2001, was a long time fixture in both Metropolitan and USA Swimming as an athlete, coach and administrator, and, along with his brother Don, was synonymous with New York City swimming.
He coached numerous high-school, club and college teams. Most recently he coached at NYCC taking over the Senior program and re-writing the record books while exhibiting great love, compassion, and support for his swimmers.
Prior to that, Len assisted Don at Columbia University where he helped develop Tony Corbisiero (Metro Hall of Fame Class of 2000) into an American Record Holder and NCAA Champion. Upon Don's departure, Len took over the men's team for the 1983-1984 season, defeating Harvard and capturing the long sought-after Ivy League Dual Meet Championship.
Len was the long time coach of the Gotham Aquatic Association, a regional powerhouse in the 1980s where he was the primary coach of John Witchell (Metro Hall of Fame Class of 2002) who was a Junior National Champion at age 15 and became an American Record Holder and NCAA Champion while at Stanford University.
Len, himself, was an accomplished swimmer, qualifying for Olympic Trials in the 200 breaststroke.
Len was a New York City Public School teacher for over 30 years and will be remembered by the thousands of children he helped both in and out of the pool.
A memorial service will be planned for late May / early June. In lieu of flowers please send any cards of condolence to Don Galluzzi at 9 Tenafly Court, Tenafly, New Jersey 07670. Donations in Len's name are encouraged to any charity of choice. A scholarship fund in Len's name will also be established.
March 29, 2015
Metro Swimming Finishes Second
at the Eastern Zone Zone Short Course Age Group Championships
At the Eastern Zone Age Group Schort Course Championships in Webster NY, Metro Swimming finished 2nd behind the Potomac Valley LSC. Strong swims and good spirit! Great Job Zone Team!
Results on MeetMobile
March 29, 2015
Metro Alumni Competing at 2015 NCAA Div I, II or III
NCAA Div I
Swimming & Diving Championships
Lia Neal - Stanford
Annie Zhu - Georgia
Emily Escobedo - UMBC
Patric Conaton - Stanford
Michael Domagala - USC
Brett Hogan - Yale
Julian Mackrel - Princeton
Justin Plaschka - Notre Dame
NCAA Div II
Joyce Kwok - LIU Post
NCAA Div III
Alex McCarter - Williams College
Miles Blaney - Hartwick College
George Tilneac - Connecticut College
Austin Pu - Kenyon
Stephan Koeningberger - Middlebury
Kanchi Desai - Kenyon
Colin Hogan - Williams
Charlotte Nixon - Connecticut College
Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
March 30, 2015
Metropolitan LSC Class of 2014 Athlete Recognition
When an athlete commits to a college, email name, team, and college to email@example.com
|Nicole Ciavarella||PAC||University of Minnesota MN||
||Caroline Poleway||BAD||Dartmouth College NH|
|Christina Paspalas||PAC||University of Tennessee TN||
||Gunther Cassell||LIE||Penn State University PA|
|Jessica Crumm||AG||Saint Francis University PA||
||Janel Llewellyn||AG||Lock Haven University PA|
|Taylor Stalnaker||AG||Rider University NJ||
||Cassandra Willie||TVSC||University of Maryland UMBC MD|
|Molly Brickman||AGUA||Dartmouth College NH||
||Zachary Kaplan||TVSC||Binghamton University NY|
|Kylie Danin||IA||University of Maryland UMBC MD||
||Johnny Kilduff||PAC||Conell University NY|
|Meaghan McGovern||PAC||US Military Academy West Point NY||
||Zachary Towers||TS||University at Buffalo NY|
|Sarah Schoenfeld||TVSC||Binghamton University NY||
||Erica Silverman||BGNW||Colgate University NY|
|Andrew S nyder||RA||Towson University MD||
||Nikola Andjelic||COND||Indiana University IN|
|Caroline Cole||NBS||Assumption College MA||
||Taylor Lawson||COND||University of Rhode Island RI|
|Charles McFarland||EAST||Bucknell University PA||
||David Stewart||BAD||University of Notre Dame IN|
|Donna LAM||PATS||Fairfield University CT||
||Kate Bergin||RFAC||Lehigh University PA|
|Samantha Wu||LGAC||Carnegie Mellon University PA||
||Luke Cowden||TS||George Washington University DC|
|Tessa Garces||GAEL||Tufts University MA||
||Alison McNamara||EAST||Williams College MA|
|Robby Purvis||BGNW||Dartmouth College NH||
||Amanda Rota||BGNW|| University of Pennsylvania PA|
|Kimberly Rota||BGNW||Washington University MO||
||Anthony Vargas||RED||SUNY Maritime College NY|
|Taylor Lotito||LIE||Sacred Heart University CT||
||Olivia Cohen||LIE||Lafayette College PA|
|Andre Rastegar||TVSC||Johns Hopkins MD||
||Jennie Gosule||TS||Binghamton University NY|
|Connor Brown||LIAC||University of Notre Dame IN||
||Kerry Giovanniello||LIAC||University at Buffalo NY|
|Delaney Hall||LIAC||Dartmouth College NH||
||Paige Kaplan||LIAC||University of Notre Dame IN|
|Max Williard||LIAC||Binghamton University NY||
||Jaclyn Pianese||LIAC||Sacred Heart University CT|
|Carly Feinblatt||YFD||Syracuse University NY||
||John Kilduff||PAC||Cornell University NY|
|Kristina Barry||EAST||Williams College MA||
||Sarah Hodes||BAD||University of Denver CO|
|Matt DeVito||TS||Binghamton University NY||
||Amanda Calabrese||EHY||Stanford University CA|
|Nickey Russell||HYB||Providence College RI||
||Peter Li||TVSC||Cornell University NY|
|Jessica Arana||TS||Georgetown University DC||
||Caroline Sullivan||BGNW||Bucknell University PA|
|Maria Dublin||BGNW||Binghamton University NY||
||Lillian Oyen-Ustad||NDAC||Bryn Mawr College PA|
|Danielle Fergus||RFAC||Connecticut College CT||
||Sarah Joyce||un||Columbia University NY|
|Gabbie Isom||un||Columbia University NY||
||Jaleel Walter||NYCC||Connecticut College CT|
|Kaleigh O’Halloran||IA||SUNY New Paltz NY||
||Julia Bogdanski||TVSC||York college of Pennsylvania PA|
|Hannah Parbst||TVSC||Ithaca College NY||
||Sophia Herring||MAKO||Columbia University NY|
|Kristin Fisher||NDAC||St Francis University PA||
||Russell Neuman Nickey||HYB||Providence College RI|
|Jason Hansen||CSC||Skidmore College NY||
||Brandon Gilmore||IA||Arcadia University PA|
|Patrick MacAulay||EAST||Providence College RI||
||Aaron Wong||SS||College of the Holy Cross MA|
|Bethany Doyle||NYSA||Wheaton College IL||
||Kiersten Chu||EAST||Northeastern University MA|
|Michael Kessler||GAEL||Lehigh University PA||
||Natalie Grodecki ||IA||SUNY New Paltz NY|
|Megan Pagano||PATS||Manhattan College NY||
||Samantha Conforti||PATS||SUNY New Paltz|
|MaryKate Keane||PATS||Fordham University NY||
||Nick Konovalov||NYCC||Colgate College NY|
|Sophie Moody||NYCC||Swarthmore College PA||
||Kristie Anna Covaci||NYCC||Vassar College NY|
|Hartigan Meghan||SSL||Ithaca College NY||
||Shannon Farrel||COND||US Coast Guard Academhy CT|
|Jackson Sugarman||LIAC||Chapman University CA||
||Julia Hall||LIAC||afayette College PA|
|Taylor McClung||RA||Saint Lawrence University NY||
||Jimmy Barnola||LIE||Iona College NY|
|Dominique Betterbed||TVSC||Boston University MA||
||Charlie Broe||NBS||Bryant University RI|
|Alex Massa||LIE|| St Bonaventure University NY||
||Marielle Gerber||TS||U of Maryland-College Park MD|
March 8, 2015
Metropolitan 8 & Under Campionships
High points boys
High points girls
Spirit Award winners: tied for first place Condors Swim Club
,Long Island Aquatic Club
, and Three Village Swim Club
March 4, 2015
First Annual National Age Group Open Water Invitational
The First National Age Group Open Water Invitational will be held April 25 at Miromar Lakes, Florida.
This event will be held in conjunction with the 2015 Open Water Festival. USA World Trials and National Championship, April 23-27.
March 3, 2015
2015 Joseph Stetz Scholarship
Metro Swimming is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to one male and one female graduating senior who will be attending college in the fall.
The entry deadline is April 15 and the winner will be announced at the House of Delegates meeting in May.
March 3, 2015
USA Swimming's Women's Leadership Summit April 10-12
Registration is now open for USA Swimming's Women's Leadership Summit to be held April 10-12, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
This summit provides female coaches with an opportunity to to convene, connect and brainstorm with others to enhance personal and professional development and enhance their coaching career.
More information and registration
March 3, 2015
First Annual #SwimBiz Conference March 29-31
USA Swimming will be hosting it's first annual #SwimBiz Conference for promoting Your Club locally in the multi-screen World.
#SwimBiz will focus on growing participation, increasing revenue and improving events.
The course will emphasize social media, advertising, branding, communications, sponsorship and local promotions for clubs.
It will be held March 29-31, 2015 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
More info and registration
March 2, 2015
Metro Athletes Elected to the 2015 National Diversity Camp
Congratulations to Nicole Parry
of WEST and Kevin Gu
of COND who were selected for USA Swimming National Diversity Camp which will be held May 7-10 at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Spring, Colorado.
March 2, 2015
Nominate a Volunteer for the #1VolunTeam Awards
USA Swimming is running a month-long campaign throughout March called #1VolunTeam.
This campaign will highlight the positive impact its countless volunteers are making across the country through social media and website stories.
Additionally, there will be a weekly volunteer award that will be announced each Friday. The awards are:
(1) Dawn to Dusk (March 6): This volunteer is the first one to the pool and last one to leave.
(2) MacGyver Volunteer (March 13): This volunteer finds a solution, no matter the problem.
(3) Concessions Connoisseur (March 20): This volunteer makes sure no patron goes hungry or thirsty during those long weekends.
(4) Tenure Volunteer (March 27): This volunteer has been helping so long it might as well be their permanent job.
If you would like to nominate a swimming volunteer for one of the above awards, please email Kara Raney
with the name and a brief description. Or you can nominate on social media using the hashtag, #1VolunTeam
All nominations must be submitted by 2 PM EST the Thursday prior to the announcement of the award.
March 2, 2015
Congratulations to Newly Elected Metro Junior Athlete Rep Emily Sullivan
Thank you to the 4 athletes who ran for Junior Athlete Representative.
Congratulations to the new junior athlete representative Emily Sullivan from Rivertown Aquatics.
Here is what Emily hopes to improve within Metro during her term:
"What I would like to see improved in Metro Swimming would be athlete leadership.
I would like to see seasoned swimmers mentoring the younger swimmers, encouraging them and assisting them with their stroke technique and helping them to enjoy the sport.
I would like to be part of a group to develop a program to formally encourage this to happen."
LIAC 11-12 Girls Break National Age Group Record in 400 Free Relay
The 11-12 girls from LIAC girls - Chloe Stepanek
, Isabella Antoniuk
, Briana Gellineau
and Madeline Competello
set a National Age Group (NAG) Record in the 400 Free Relay with a 3:35.52 at the Cupids Challenge Time Trials on February 13. Congratulation!
Car Rental Deal for All USA-Swimming Members
USA Swimming is extending its negotiated rental car, van and SUV pricing with National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car to all USA Swimming Member Clubs.
This discounted rate is valid during USA Swimming sanctioned events, meets, practices or approved social events.
Not only does this deal include a very good rental rate, but this negotiated pricing also includes full insurance.