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.  Read more . . .

April 20, 2015
Metro office will be closed May 27th through June 4th. Please be sure all certifications and registrations are sent well in advance to ensure processing. Meet recons for weekends - May 29 through June 7th will be due May 22. Thank you for your cooperation.

April 16, 2015
Mandatory House of Delegate Meeting
Wednesday - May 20, 2015 - 6:00 PM - Lehman Collee

This is an election / bid meeting. All teams are required to have 1 registered non-athlete in attendance (attendance of athletes is optional)

Elections:  Age Group Chair, Treasurer, Safety Chair, Technical Planning Chair
Please email nominations to Metro office by May 1 for posting on Metro website

Bid procedures for Short Course 2015-2016 Season    Bid Procedure    Bid Application
Looking for Coach of the Year Nominations
Nomination period is April 16-26 and the nomination form will be due no later than May 1. Winners will be announced at the May 20 House of Delegates meeting.

Nomination criteria     Nomination form
Upcoming Board of Director meetings:  April 29 6:30 PM at Lehman College  - 
June 10 6:30 at Lehman College  -  July 18 - between sessions at Senior Mets.

April 23, 2015
Metro Athletes Selected to Eastern Zone Select Camp
June 4-7 - UMBC in Baltimore, Maryland
Kate Douglass (WEST), Isabel Gormely(AGUA), Sophia Zhang (AGUA), John Hurley (LIE), Timothy Marski (LIAC), Ethan Tack (TS), and Evan Zhang (LGAC)
April 22, 2015
USA Swimming 2015 Eastern Zone Diversity Summit
June 25-28 - University of Maryland - College Park

The Eastern Zone will host their 3rd ever Diversity Select Summit for emerging young diverse athletes from under-represented populations in the sport, LSC Chairs and Coaches from each LSC. The three-day program, which includes pool training, motivational and education sessions and team-building activities offers participants an unique motivational and educational experience.

Purpose:  Celebrate the opportunities for diversity in swimming in the Eastern Zone through the inspiration of athletes, coaches and volunteers. Create local ambassadors and leaders to grow our sport.

Interested Metro athletes must have qualified in at least one SC or LC Sr Mets individual event and must email applications to John Yearwood at  john.yearwood@metroswimming.org  by May 1.

Diversity Summit  application
April 20, 2015
Metro Swimmer makes a difference
Washington Post story  about Simone Manuel and the impact that she along with Lia Neal, Natalie Hinds, and Cullen Jones have made to boost swimming in the African American Community.

April 2, 2015
Online Tests Unavailable for Swim Coaches and Officials April 15-30
The Rules and Regulations for Swim Coaches test will be unavailable from April 15-30. The officials' online test will also be unavailable during this period. These tests are being updated to allow for the May 1st rule changes. The Rules and Regulations for Swim Coaches test is part of the 2nd year coach membership requirement.

Reminder:  There is no grace period for coaches  If a coaching certification expires or a coaching requirements is not met, you cannot coach, be on pool deck during practice or swim meets until you meet education requirements or until you get recertified.

April 9, 2015
Lenny Galluzzi Memorial Brunch
Sunday, June 14, 12-3 PM
Riccardo's by the Bridge - 21-01 24th Avenue - Astoria in New York

Please email Derek Moore at  derekboru@gmail.com  to RSVP

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.
April 2, 2015
2015 SwimToday Promotional Kit Registration
Last year USA-Swimming successfully distributed 1,500 SwimToday Promotional Kits to swim clubs and learn to swim providers across the country. Based on overwhelming positive feedback we are offering these promotional kits again in 2015 to help promote the Funnest Sport there is! More information / application
April 24, 2015
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 CiavarellaPACUniversity of Minnesota MN Caroline PolewayBADDartmouth College NH
Christina PaspalasPACUniversity of Tennessee TN Gunther CassellLIEPenn State University PA
Jessica CrummAGSt Francis University PA Janel LlewellynAGLock Haven University PA
Taylor StalnakerAGRider University NJ Cassandra WillieTVSCUniversity of Maryland UMBC MD
Molly BrickmanAGUADartmouth College NH Zachary KaplanTVSCBinghamton University NY
Kylie DaninIAUniversity of Maryland UMBC MD Johnny KilduffPACConell University NY
Meaghan McGovernPACUS Military Academy West Point NY Zachary TowersTSUniversity at Buffalo NY
Sarah SchoenfeldTVSCBinghamton University NY Erica SilvermanBGNWColgate University NY
Andrew S nyderRATowson University MD Nikola AndjelicCONDIndiana University IN
Caroline ColeNBSAssumption College MA Taylor LawsonCONDUniversity of Rhode Island RI
Charles McFarlandEASTBucknell University PA David StewartBADUniversity of Notre Dame IN
Donna LAMPATSFairfield University CT Kate BerginRFACLehigh University PA
Samantha WuLGACCarnegie Mellon University PA Luke CowdenTSGeorge Washington University DC
Tessa GarcesGAELTufts University MA Alison McNamaraEASTWilliams College MA
Robby PurvisBGNWDartmouth College NH Amanda RotaBGNW University of Pennsylvania PA
Kimberly RotaBGNWWashington University MO Anthony VargasREDSUNY Maritime College NY
Taylor LotitoLIESacred Heart University CT Olivia CohenLIELafayette College PA
Andre RastegarTVSCJohns Hopkins MD Jennie GosuleTSBinghamton University NY
Connor BrownLIACUniversity of Notre Dame IN Kerry GiovannielloLIACUniversity at Buffalo NY
Delaney HallLIACDartmouth College NH Paige KaplanLIACUniversity of Notre Dame IN
Max WilliardLIACBinghamton University NY Jaclyn PianeseLIACSacred Heart University CT
Carly FeinblattYFDSyracuse University NY John KilduffPACCornell University NY
Kristina BarryEASTWilliams College MA Sarah HodesBADUniversity of Denver CO
Matt DeVitoTSBinghamton University NY Amanda CalabreseEHYStanford University CA
Nickey RussellHYBProvidence College RI Peter LiTVSCCornell University NY
Jessica AranaTSGeorgetown University DC Caroline SullivanBGNWBucknell University PA
Maria DublinBGNWBinghamton University NY Lillian Oyen-UstadNDACBryn Mawr College PA
Danielle FergusRFACConnecticut College CT Sarah JoyceunColumbia University NY
Gabbie IsomunColumbia University NY Jaleel WalterNYCCConnecticut College CT
Kaleigh O’HalloranIASUNY New Paltz NY Julia BogdanskiTVSCYork college of Pennsylvania PA
Hannah ParbstTVSCIthaca College NY Sophia HerringMAKOColumbia University NY
Kristin FisherNDACSt Francis University PA Russell Neuman NickeyHYBProvidence College RI
Jason HansenCSCSkidmore College NY Brandon GilmoreIAArcadia University PA
Patrick MacAulayEASTProvidence College RI Aaron WongSSCollege of the Holy Cross MA
Bethany DoyleNYSAWheaton College IL Kiersten ChuEASTNortheastern University MA
Michael KesslerGAELLehigh University PA Natalie Grodecki IASUNY New Paltz NY
Megan PaganoPATSManhattan College NY Samantha ConfortiPATSSUNY New Paltz
MaryKate KeanePATSFordham University NY Nick KonovalovNYCCColgate College NY
Sophie MoodyNYCCSwarthmore College PA Kristie Anna CovaciNYCCVassar College NY
Hartigan MeghanSSLIthaca College NY Shannon FarrelCONDUS Coast Guard Academhy CT
Jackson SugarmanLIACChapman University CA Julia HallLIACafayette College PA
Taylor McClungRASt Lawrence University NY Jimmy BarnolaLIEIona College NY
Dominique BetterbedTVSCBoston University MA Charlie BroeNBSBryant University RI
Alex MassaLIE St Bonaventure University NY Marielle GerberTSU of Maryland-College Park MD
Kaitlyn TroyNBSCentral Connecticut State University CT Maia HareMAKOWilliams College MA
Ryan WagnerPACOhio State University OH Katie DomlevyCIYSUNY New Paltz NY
Steven BrennanCIYSt Francis College PA Lee Ann SantoreTSStony Brook University NY
Dan ChengIANortheastern University MA Miki OstrofskCFJVUniversity of Tampa FL
Mark D'AlesioCFJVUniversity of Pittsburg PA Victoria BeckettCFJVSUNY Plattsburgh NY
Addisen RutkoskePATSCoast Guard Academy CT Emmanuelle PalikucaPATSAmerican University
Nicole SickeniusPATSHigh Point University NC Anna LeeLGACPace University NY
Mary FitzsimmonsBGNWBoston College MA Liam HackettBGNWHarvard University MA
Katherine KarleBGNWBoston College MA Rosie ReillyBGNWBoston College MA
Gerard MartuscielloSSCBinghamton University NY Lauren SweetCONDRider University NJ
Amanda WangRARensselaer Polytechnic Institute NY Matthew BosseNBSIona College NY
Abie DelisioRFACManhattan College NY Ryan BurkeTVSCBrown University NY
Maria AbramsSMCBoston College MA
April 6, 2015
Metro Alumni Competing at 2015 NCAA Div I, II or III
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

Joyce Kwok - LIU Post

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
Melissa Bischoff - University of Chicago
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. More information.
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
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."

LEAP program description

Web site updates
- Meet Sanction application (4/22)

- Safe Sport (4/21)

- Metro Records (4/20)

- Calendar (4/20)

- SC Top-25 (4/20)

- BoD Minutes (4/16)

- Help Wanted (4/9)

- IMX Top-25 (4/1)

- Coach Requirements (3/26)

Metro 2016 Olympic Trial Qualifiers
Maggie Aroesty
Gunther Cassell
Carly Cummings
Kate Douglass
Anina Lund
Shane McNamara
John Nunez
Metro Alumni
Michael Domagala
Ryan Feeley
En-Wei Hu-Van Wright
Thomas Luchsinger
Drew Modrov
Lia Neal
Blair Wegescheide

Mike Alexandrov
Anna Belousova
Patrick Conaton
Jimmy Feigen
Eric Friedland
Josh Hall
Zach McGinnis
Cody Miller
Bronwyn Pasloski
David Plummer
Megan Romano
Josh Schneider
Derek Toomey
Darian Townsend
Kim Vandenberg
Lindsay Vrooman
James Wells

Meet Directors

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

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