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.

July 19, 2018
Metropolitan Senior Long Course Championships (Sr Mets) - July 19-22

Psych sheets (final version)

Rules & Club Timing Assignments

Thursday 800 free  Team scores
Friday prelims  Friday finals
Saturday prelims  Saturday finals
Sunday prelims  Sunday finals
Time trials

July 19, 2018
2018 Long Course Eastern Zone Age Group Championships (Zones)
August 8-11 - Richmond, Virginia

Online registration and Online equipment store are now closed

Metro Zone Team Entries  (Posted July 17)

Corrections to data entry errors made by the Zone Team Manager must be submitted by email by noon on Friday July 20 at dom.boccio@metroswimming.org.  Forgotten events or late additions by an athlete or coach will not be accepted.

New Zone Qualifiers and Additional Zone Cuts Achieved at JOs
New FIRST TIME qualifiers will be accepted at JOs. Athletes already registered can add / change events if they qualify for new events at JOs.

All new FIRST TIME qualifier paperwork and payment must be completed and returned to an Age Group Chair by the completion of JOs on Sunday July 29. All new event adds / changes paperwork and payment for currently registered athletes must be completed and returned to an Age Group Chair by the completion of JOs on Sunday July 29.

Meet info

Team Hotel - Richmond Marriott Downtown - 500 East Broad Street - Richmond - Virginia

Huntington / Yonkers Bus Locations TBA

Full Meet Itinerary will be posted here once the meet host provides Metro with more information regarding the schedule of the meet.

Coach Application form     Chaperone form     Room request form
Email compled forms to Zone Team Managers

Zone Additional & Change Entry form

Questions can be emailed to Metro Zone Team Managers and Age Group Co-Chairs Dom Boccio at dom.boccio@metroswimming.org or John Yearwood.at john.yearwood@metroswimming.org

June 29, 2018
Mid Hudson Heatwaves

Welcome to Metro's newest club - Mid Hudson Heatwaves - from Poughkeepsie, New York
We are so Happy You Did It!!!!
For Clubs needing CLBM 201
Eastern Zone CBLMS 201 Courses:

- Sunday, July 29 - 1-6 PM - Mount Washington Conference Center - 5801 Smith Ave., Baltimore Maryland - during Maryland Swimming’s Conference

- Sunday, September 16 - 1-6 PM - Sheraton Providence Airport - Warwick RI - during USA Swimming Regional Coaches Clinic

- Sunday, October 7 - 1-6 PM - Crown Plaza, Cherry Hill, NJ - during Eastern States Swim Clinic

See USA Swimming website for details
June 15, 2018
Concussion Training Required to Attend Meets in California
Please do not delay!
California has modified existing school concussion law to apply the concussion requirements to youth sports organizations in which athletes participate, including swimming. These requirements apply to out-of-state coaches whose swimmers are attending any meets in California including Sectionals, Futures, Junior Nationals, Phillips 66 Nationals or TYR Pro Swim Series. More information.
June 9, 2018
Carle Fierro and Ginny Nussbaum Nominated for
Fitter / Faster ASCA Age Group Coach of the Year
Please vote (voting ends July 31)  Voting link
June 13, 2018
Online Applications are now being accepted for
USA Swimming's Scholastic All America (SAA) Program
This program recognizes athletes who excel both in school and in the pool. The requirements are that athletes in grades 9-12 achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher and also achieve a 2017 Winter Junior National qualifying time between August 16, 2017 and August 15, 2018.

More SAA information     SAA online application
June 5, 2018
Officials' Sign-up Link for
2018 Long-Course Senior Metropolitan Championships
Senior Mets is open to all certified officials within Metro and to all officials holding the appropriate certification in other LSCs. This will be an OQM (Officials' Qualifying Meet) for National certification evaluation. All those wishing to officiate at the meet must complete sign up form. Those seeking to be evaluated should indicate that during the sign-up procedure and must also fill out request for national evaluation form and email it to Mark Amodio at amodio@vassar.edu- Applications for evaluation received by July 6th will be given priority.
May 22, 2018

Metro Senior coach of the year - David Rodriguez - Asphalt Green

Metro Age Group Coach of the Year - Pavel Buyanov - Trident Swim Club
June 22, 2018
Metropolitan LSC Class of 2018 Athlete Recognition
When an athlete commits, email name, team, and college to  web.master@metroswimming.org

Emily BardakTVSCU.S. Air Force Academy CO Luka ZuricTVSCU of Maryland Baltimore County MD
Adam KapustaLIACUniveristity of Minnesota MI Katelyn WalshPATSUniversity of Connecticut CT
Sean BymanPACEmory University GA Rose KellyTSCollege of the Holy Cross MA
Allegra NegliaTSStony Brook University NY Orry ZayitLIACUniversity of Connecticut CT
Ryan KaplanTVSCMarist College NY Cameron KubikTVSCUniversity of Maine ME
Gabriella MeringoloLIEGeorgetown University DC Patrick BoyleLIACFairfield Univeristy CT
Annabelle CorcoranLIACSMU TX George KallettaIASt Bonaventure University NY
Ethan TackTSU.S. Naval Academy MD Michael DalyCONDPennsylvania State University PA
Ryan LawsonCONDU of Maryland Baltimore County MD Hannah SpencerHYBTufts University MA
Shaun JohnsonWESTGeorgetown University DC Zachary PapscoHAABentley University MA
Elizabeth WalshLIELoyola University MD CJ HinckleyAGUAUniversity of Pennsylvania PA
Emily WeissmanAGUAUniversity of Miami FL Inez OlszewskiAGUACollege of William & Mary VA
Maddie HartiganEASTBucknell University PA Alexa LantinBADBoston College MA
Mia FlagielloTRIUMASS Amherst MA Rachel DiTollaSSCProvidence College RI
Sean GriffenkranzPACDenison University OH James MahaneyRADenison University OH
David HeTVSCMIT MA Devon FrenchYFDTufts University MA
Hannah McGrathNYCCColby College ME Kathleen DuongLIACFairfield University CT
Jack GerkenSMCIthaca College NY Emily TuchmanSMCLafayette College PA
Jaanna McNultyLIACBoston University MA Jessica FreundHAAMarist College NY
Dylan ChanTSDartmouth College NH Brian GlatEASTMIT MA
Kerryann ReynoldsHAAWilliams College MA. Amanda McHughBGNWWesleyan University CT
Elena UttaroFREELafayette College PA Gabrielle KassYMIDSUNY Oneonta NY
Charlotte TuckerRAVanderbilt University TN Maya BarthPBACBarton College NC
Claire GoldsteinRAHamilton College NY Crystal ZhangLGACAdelphi University NY
Chandler TuckerLIESaint Peter's University NJ Michael GregoraceLIACTufts University MA
Jimmy DwyerCONDU of Maryland Baltimore County MD Edward DomanicoNYSAUniversity Of Rochester NY
Timothy FaganCONDUnion College NY Christopher DraperBGNWBates College ME
Sean GeddesFASUNY Oneonta NY Ethan GreenfieldTSSUNY Geneseo NY
Danielle ShawPACSUNY Oneonta NY Stephany AlvarezTVSCScranton University PA
Meredith GioiaPACHamilton College NY Nick BogushTVSCMarist College NY
Sidney JudsonTVSCMarist College NY Mary NikolskiHVDMisericordia University PA
Samantha LaytonIASUNY Maritime College NY Meghan CaraherIAU.S. Naval Academy MD
Amber DiehlNDACUniversity of Scranton PA Ashley DanulevithFAAdelphi University NY
Emily FungTSNew York University NY Matt KeanePATSProvidence College RI
Ashley PereiraLIELong Island University Post NY Arisa FourieCONDJuanita College PA
Moeve McArdieCONDClemson University SC Emily MorrisCONDBucknell University PA
Ethan FuchsGAELLehigh University PA Chris EpesGAELTrinity College CT
Devin WhiteIAMarist College NY Samantha LaytonIASUNY Maritime College NY
Aj BancesTVSCIthaca College NY Sarah DugganCFJVSiena college NY
Sarah MacDonaldCFJVWorcester Polytechnic Institute MA Sean CailiasFASUNY Maritime College NY
Timothy Cusack-McPartlinTRIFairfield University CT Kevin KantarCONDSuny Brockport NY
Taylor ColemanSMCBrown University RI Michael BaioneRFACHartwick College NY
Jessica CohenRFACMIT MA Charlie ShemetTVSCSUNY Geneseo NY
Victoria BogdanskiTVSCSUNY New Paltz NY Christopher SommerAGMVNiagara University NY
Catie BrennanAGUANotre Dame IN Damion Ribeiro AGUABoston College MA
Lazar AndjelicNYSACarnegie Mellon University PA Michael ArcidiaconoSSCSUNY Plattsburgh NY
Nicole BeckSSCUniversity of Delaware DE Vincent BudkeSSCSUNY Oswego NY
Abigail FinkelbergRASyracuse University NY Megan DonoghueRAUniversity of Wisconsin WI
Micahel LawsonYMIDUniversity of Hawaii HI Ryan PertakYMIDOccidental College CA
Grayson CullenYMIDColorado College CO Saida ZeroualiYMIDLehigh university PA
Loana HerreraLIACLock Haven University of Pennsylvania PA Reginald Derrick Jr OdomMPNYGeorgetown University DC
Emily YangTVSCMacaulay Honors College at CUNY NY Alexandra DeStaeblerGAELColby College ME
Mike KincheloeGAELUniversity of Colorado Boulder CO Caroline OaklandEHYSyracuse University NY
Maggie PurcellEHYUniversity of Richmond VA Michael HawkinsHAAProvidence College R
Jazmine SmithEAST Princeton University NJ Duncan WebberNYCCVassar College NY
Isabel AbbotNYCCSmith College MA Elizabeth ChernobelskyNYCCBrandeis College MA
Vlad CraciunNYCCBoston College MA Stephanie LaiNYCCUniversity of Michigan MI
Yifei WuNYCCUniversity of Chicago Chaz JohnsonNYCCUniversity of Hawaii HI
Cloe MuellerNYCCMcGill University - Canada Madeline WongNYCCTufts University MA
Katherine Ann LeeLIEIona college NY Marisa MartinezLIACMonmouth University NJ
TC McCaffreyPATSUniversity of Miami FL Reginald OdomMPNYGeorgetown University DC
Christopher OrobinskyMPNYHunter College NY Angelina GonzalezMPNYSt Francis College NY
Michael ArkhanlelskiyMPNYStony Brook University NY Gary PesolaNYCCMacaulay Honors College at CUNY NY
Jordan FargoLIECornell University NY
April 23, 2018
Metro Swimmer, Ian Liu from the Condors Swim Club, has been selected to attend the National Diversity Select Camp. The camp will take place from May 3rd through May 6th at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. USA Swimming invites 48 (24 women & 24 men) athletes from underrepresented populations to participate in a three-day camp which includes pool training, motivational and education sessions and team-building activities. The purpose of the camp is to instill a vision of success and inspire athletes from ethnically underrepresented populations to become leaders in the sport of swimming.
April 6, 2018
Instructions for submitting amendments to USA Swimming?s rules and regulations.

If you have questions, please contact Jay Thomas at jayfthomas@gmail.com

Many have likely seen, heard or been made aware of the recent sentencing of former sports medicine doctor, Larry Nassar.

As a member of our sport community, you might be asking yourself how this could have happened and what we can do to prevent this from ever happening again.

We - coaches, athletes, parents, officials, volunteers, team leaders, and sport leaders - can commit to prevention and we can commit to speaking up. We can commit to Safe Sport.

Safe Sport is something we do, every day on every deck. The key to prevention is to create an environment where all members know the rules, are comfortable talking about them, and are empowered to recognize and report red flag behavior, boundary violations, and misconduct.

How do you create a Safe Sport environment? What does it mean to have a culture of safety?

How do you 'do' Safe Sport?

Simple:  Set - Direct - Protect

Set:  Be intentional. Learn how to make your team a Safe Sport team.
• Get started. Use the Safe Sport Team Checklist to know what you already have covered and what else you could be doing to keep kids safe.
• Know who you're working with! Conduct thorough screening of employees and volunteers. USA Swimming member clubs can use the free online member resource SwimStaffSelect to create job descriptions, interview questions, reference checks, and more.
• Learn the risks and address them with your team's rules. Familiarize yourself with the SafeSport Code, the USA Swimming Code of Conduct and adopt the Safe Sport Best Practices as team rules. Make your team's policies and response procedures easily available to all team members on your website.

Direct:  Use enthusiastic and frequent communication to teach your team's members about Safe Sport. Talk about your team's values and the behaviors that support and reinforce them.
• Name a Safe Sport Club Coordinator for your team to oversee the Safe Sport effort, communicate with coaches, parents, and athletes, and be connected to the LSC, Zone, and national Safe Sport volunteers for support and resources.
• Make talking about Safe Sport with athletes a regular conversation. Use monthly Safe Sport Mondays with 11&Over athletes to facilitate discussion around specific situations and how to report concerns. Distribute the Safe Sport Activity Book to your 10&Unders to introduce Safe Sport basics and encourage positive team culture.
• Create a Safe Sport environment at swim meets, too! Use the Safe Sport Meet Resource Guide to plan your meet and keep coaches, athletes and spectators up to speed during the meet with Meet Announcements.

Protect:  You have spent time and energy to create a culture of safety - Protect it! When something comes up, address it and correct it right away.
• Recognize. Red flag behaviors and boundary violations are small chips in your team's culture that can become big problems if left to fester. Call out and correct these behaviors immediately and encourage all team members to do the same.
• Respond. When a club policy violation comes to your attention, take appropriate action. Be quick to acknowledge the report and take immediate steps to restore safety. Then, diligently collect all the information necessary to determine a thoughtful, informed course of action consistent with your team's policies.
• Report. If you become aware of misconduct or abuse, you are required to report it. Know what to report where. Child abuse or neglect, including child sexual abuse, should be reported immediately to local law enforcement. Violations of the SafeSport Code must be reported to the US Center for Safe Sport. Violations of the USA Swimming Code of Conduct can be reported here.

Great planning - Great communication - Great accountability

For more information and resources, go to www.usaswimming.org/protect

Contact USA-Swimming directly at safesport@usaswimming.org
December 26, 2017
Metro Top-25 Times and Top-25 IMX Rankings

Like the Metro Top-25, the Metro IMX Top-25 will from now on be updated after each weekend with Metro swim meets. Both Top-25s created from reports from the USA-Swimming SWIMS Data Base supplied by Monique Grayson.

Swimmers will automatically achieve an IMX ranking after they swim all five (for 12 & Unders) or all six (for 13 & Overs) IMX events in the current short course (SC) or long course (LC) season. Times from the previous SC or LC season do not count. Only times that have been uploaded to SWIMS data base are used for IMX ranking. Times swam at High School dual meets or non-sanctioned team Time Trials, do not count. The SC IMX ranking only uses SC times, or times swam in 25 meter or 50 meter pools do not count. And SC times also do not count for LC IMX rankings.

Events for 10 & unders are: 200 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 100 fly, and 200 IM. Events for 11-12 are: 500 free (400 meter LC), 100 back, 100 breast, 100 fly, and 200 IM. Events for 13 & overs are: 500 free (400 meter LC), 200 back, 200 breast, 200 fly, 200 IM, and 400 IM.

More IMX information
Hasty Awards offical name tag online order form
December 6, 2017
Athlete Protection Training
We are finding that many non-athlete USA-Swimming members who completed their online Athlete Protection training are logging off before the certification of completion is uploaded to SWIMS.

If your online non-athlete membership card expiration date for APT is not being updated within 24 hours, please log into APT again to complete process.

more information

LEAP program description

Web site updates
- Help Wanted (7/19)

- LC Top-25 (7/16)

- Meet Results (7/16)

- LC Top-25 IMX (7/11)

- Metro Records (7/10)

- SC Top-25 (7/10)

- Forms (6/25)

- Metro Meeting Calendar (6/24)

- HoD Minutes May 16 (6/24)

- Metro Records (LC 15-16 age group added) (6/1)

- Clubs / Teams (5/22)

Meet Directors

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

USA Swimming
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