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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.

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.

Metro office will be closed May 6-15, 2019 - Please plan accordingly
Annual Spring House of Delegates Meeting - April 17
Wednesday, April 17 - 6 PM - Hosted by NYAC at Travers Island
Proposals for changes to Metro LSC By-Laws and Policy and Procedure Manual

1  


Updated  By-Laws  As per USA Swimming, all LSC's must adhere to the new by-law format. Metro has updated the By-Laws to match the USA Swimming approved By-Laws. A vote will be taken at the April HOD meeting.

2   Proposal  about facility surcharge by Allen Wone, Sachem Swim Club.

3   Proposal  to change article 301.6 by Eric Fisher, Admin Vice-Chair.

4   Proposal  to change article 304.2 by Eric Fisher, Admin Vice-Chair.

5  
Proposal  to rule change for championship meets by Jim Wargo and Jon Hulbert, Condors Swim Club.

6  
Proposal  to Silver Championship changes by Age Group Co-Chairs and Technical Planning Chair.
2019 Elections
The following positions will be up for election at the April 17 HOD meeting:

General Chair  -  Age Group Chair  -  Treasurer  -  Safety  -  Tech Planning
Treasurer (not needed if updated By-Laws are accepted)

If you would like to be on the written ballot, please email the office before April 3.
Officials Online Testing Down April 15-3
As happens every year, the officials online tests will be unavailable from April 15-30, 2019. These tests are being updated to allow for the May 1st rule changes and to align with the 2019 Rulebook. Tests will be back online on May 1.

If any test-takers have not completed their tests by Midnight (Mountain) April 14, the UNCOMPLETED tests will be deleted on April 15 and will have to be taken over from the beginning on May 1. COMPLETED tests (from any year) will not be deleted.

Officials (and any other test takers) will receive an email notice if they have ANY incomplete tests in their account(s).

Officials, please review the tests in your accounts before the site is shut down. Many times an official may start a test but do not complete it and then start another test and complete the second one. They forget about the incomplete test until they get a notice about it and they panic, thinking they only did one test. Test-takers can see all their online tests (completed and incomplete) by logging in to their account, navigating to the online testing page and then clicking on “start or resume an online test”. From there, they will see a screen with all prior tests listed.

Note this affects OFFICIATING and RULES tests only, not athlete protection training.
Joseph Stetz Memorial Scholarship Applications Due April 3

Application
Len Galluzzi Scholarship Applications Due April 10

Application

Congratulations to Long Island Aquatic Club on winning the 2019 Junior Olympic Combined 14 & Under Team Championship! Congratulations to Westchester Aquatic Club who finished 2nd and Asphalt Green, who rounded out the Top 3 Combined Teams.

2019 marked the first year Metropolitan Swimming trialed a new "Single Age Championship", which paired athletes with other competitors their single age and not their age group. The meet proved to be a great success with 20 teams crowning individual event champions and 6 different teams racing to relay titles!

Congratulations to our Single Age High Point Award Winners!
    9 & Under Girls -   Rachel Hui (LIE)
    9 & Under Boys -   Owen Gjersten (WEST)
    10 Year Old Girls - Gianna Martorello (WEST)
    10 Year Old Boys - James Darcy (LIAC)
    11 Year Old Girls - Madison Ebanks (TRI)
    11 Year Old Boys - Noah Cakir (TS)
    12 Year Old Girls - Claire Weinstein (WEST)
    12 Year Old Boys - Ryan Hwang (TS)
    13 Year Old Girls - Alexa Reyna (WEST)
    13 Year Old Boys - Hudson Chung (BGNW)
    14 Year Old Girls - Emma Feld (AGUA)
    14 Year Old Boys - Christian Lee (WEST)

Congratulations to our New Metro Record Holders!
    13-14 Girls 200 Free Relay - LIAC - T. Howley, C. Gormsen, K. Kennedy, H. Shimizu-Bowers
    13-14 Girls 400 Free Relay - LIAC - C. Gormsen, K.Kennedy, H. Shimizu-Bowers, T. Howley

Tying a relay record
    13-14 Boys 200 Medley Relay - TRI - M. Pintchouk, A. Ioselevich, A. Rikic, E. Konviser
March 12, 2019
Eastern Zone Diversity Select Camp
The athlete application for the 2019 Eastern Zone Diversity Select Camp is now open! Applications must be received by 5 PM Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, April 5. The application to be on the coaching staff is also open. Camp staff applications must also be received by 5 PM Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, April 5.

Each spring, USA Swimming invites 48 athletes from underrepresented populations to participate in a three-day camp program which includes pool training, motivational and education sessions and team-building activities. Selection is based on times swum at USA Swimming sanctioned events.

The camp will be held June 6 to 9 at the University of Maryland inCollege Park, Maryland. Athletes will arrive on Thursday and depart on Sunday morning.

PURPOSE:  Instill a vision of success and inspire athletes from ethnically under-represented populations to become leaders in the sport of swimming.

Athlete Application       Assistant Coach Application
March 11, 2019
Metro Alumni Competing in 2019 NCAA Div I, II or III
Swimming & Diving Championships
Email  web.master@metroswimming.org

NCAA Div I
Maggie Aroesty - USC (LIAC)
Carly Cummings - Auburn (COND)
Michael Daly - Penn State (COND)
Kristen Romano - Ohio State (LIAC)
Makayla Sargent - North Carolina State (IA)

NCAA Div II
Leo Laporte - Southern Connecticut State (COND)

NCAA Div III
Emily Fung - NYU (TS)
Maia Hare - Williams College (MAKO)
Kerry Kelly - Union College (EAST)
Alison McNamara - Williams College (EAST)
Kymani Senior - Denison University (EAST)
Lauren Siegel - SUNY Genneseo (PATS)
Amanda Wang - RPI (RA)
March 24, 2019
Metropolitan LSC Class of 2019 Athlete Recognition
When an athlete commits, email name, team, and college to  web.master@metroswimming.org

Kim JogisBADCollege of William & Mary VA Faith SheinbergLIELIU Brooklyn NY
Jocelyn FisherTVSCUniversity of Alabama AL Jason LouserLIACUniversity of California Berkeley CA
Ryan AroestyLIESouthern Methodist University TX Nick TorresBADNotre Dame IN
Danielle CianciottoFREEMarist College NY Kate GalvinNYSABentley University MA
Savannah SargentIADenison University OH Sabrina VumbaccoBADBucknell University PA
Megan DonnellyIABryant University RI Timothy KanaleyIASouthern Connecticut State University CT
Kerry SheridanWESTProvidence College RI Maggies KleinsmithBGNWVillanova University PA
Julia CourtneyLIACFairfield University CT Mary NicholsRAMiddlebury College VT
Taylor GeisRASUNY Cortland NY Dalwin CorcinoREDWheaton College MA
Ryan MaierleBADBinghamton University NY Clare BosseNYSAXavier University OH
Andy LeeLGACColumbia University NY Frankie GarcesGAELBowdoin College ME
Alexis Benfante,RASkidmore College NY Julia RennaSSCUniversity of Rhode Island RI
Fiona WalshLIECollege of the Holy Cross MA Jessica WhangLIEYale University CT
Andrew StolarskiPACKenyon College OH Nicholas SabellaNYSALafayette College PA
Sofia SabellaNYSAScranton University PA Isabelle ArevaloNYSAColumbia University NY
Phillip GongNYSADuke University NC Timothy ParkNYSADartmouth College NH
Aleksey MakarovNBSSUNY Binghamton NY Angela LaoNYCCUniversity of Pennsylvania PA
Samantha SanchezRASUNY Oneonta, NY Amelia Monica,RA Villanova University PA
Haleigh MarzanoPACLafayette College PA Christiana RegenauerCONDUniversity of Louisville KY
Ryan EvangelistaCONDGeorgetown University DC Dylan PorgesAGUAPrinceton University NJ
Jonny ColascioneIAUMass Dartmouth MA Audrey OrangeAGUABrown University RI
Angelina ZhangAGUAMIT MA Luiza Da SilveiraAGUAIona College NY
Suzanne StarzykAGUAClaremont Mckenna CA Camryn KreuscherHAAUniversity of Rhode Island RI
Josh GiardinelliLIEEmory University GA Justin MeynTSBinghamton University NY
Michael ChangLIEColumbia University NY Michael KincheloeGAELWashington University MO
Lauryn JohnsonLIACUCLA CA Kate AmarEASTTulane University LA
Ashley AyalaNYSASacred Heart University CT Asher StukelmanBADBryant University RI
Kabir RandhawaTSBrown University RI Lucy BishofBADColgate University NY
Ariana LopezYMIDCollege of New Rochelle NY Timothy CushmanEASTDartmouth College NH
Janis KirsisCONDArcadia University PA Hailey WetherbeeIA Stony Brook University NY
Emma LagattollaIAMonmouth University NJ Mason ArnbergHAAMarist College NY
Dylan ChampagneTSLoyola University MD Sarah GaudetLIACJames Madison University VA
Dahlia GetsosPACRowan University NJ Cameron AllanRAU.S. Air Force Academy CO
Jon-Christian StangebyPACIthaca College NY Amanda HeinzTSProvidence College RI
Kristyn SampathPACSUNY Cortland NY Corey ShermanTSSUNY Geneseo NY
February 26, 2018
Notice about Eastern Zone Age Group Championships April 3-6
The 2019 SC EZ Age Group Champs will be held at the Webster Aquatic Center at Schroeder HS
in Webster, NY, which is in the Niagara LSC.

Please be aware that Niagara LSC has a tech suit ban policy for 12 & under swimmers

2019 Eastern short course Zone Age Group Championships meet announcement
Metro Long Course meet Schedule (posted February 24)
Congratulations to Sydney Boals (TVSC), elected to be Metro's new Jr. Athlete Rep starting in May.

Thanks to Brandon, Chris and Maya for running for Jr. Rep.
February 24, 2018
Metro Swimmers Qualified for 2020 Olympic Trials

Emily Escobedo COND 100 & 200 breast, 200 IM
Yara Hierath BAD 400 IM
Jason Louser LIAC 400 IM
Dylan Rhee AGUA 200 breast
Tess Howley LIAC 200 fly
Makayla Sargent IA / North Carolina State 400 IM
February 20, 2019
Notice About Athele Protection Training (ATP)
We are finding that many non-athlete USA-Swimming members, who completed their online Athlete Protection training are logging off before completing the evaluation, so the course doesn't show as completed.

To finish this course, you will need to click on the course, then select '2' from the navigation and complete the course evaluation.
Once you have done this the course check mark will show and you will receive an email congratulating you for completing the ATP.
February 9, 2019
Updated Open Water Meet Application procedures
An overview of the new USA Swimming Open Water Meet Application and Sanctioning Process. In an effort to streamline the process of sanctioning an Open Water Race, and maintain the quality and safety of events, USA swimming is providing a new online meet application process for all LSCs. The Open Water Meet Application has been updated and is now online and ready to use. For safety reasons, all USA swimming Open Water Sanctions/Approvals must be approved by the LSC and USA Swimming in order for Sanction to be granted. Once a host has completed the Application a copy will automatically be sent to the meet director, the LSC Sanction Chair and USA Swimming. Important: The requirement that all Open Water meet applications be submitted to a zone approver prior to sanction has been eliminated.

new online Open Water meet application (link is also added to forms page)

Step by Step Instructions
1   Meet Director completes online Sanction Application for their specific LSC and the Open Water Meet Applicatio
2   Meet Director submits online Open Water Meet Application. A copy will automatically be sent to the Meet director, LSC Sanction Chair and USA Swimming
3   The LSC and USA Swimming review the application and make suggestions as needed
4   Once changes are made and/or if the application complies with requirements, it will be signed by LSC and/or USA Swimming
5   The Sanction Chair signs off and issues valid sanction number
January 30, 2019
The Board of Directors is extremely pleased to announce the hiring of Grassi and Co. as Metropolitan Swimming Inc. Accounting Services Manager and Tax Accountants. One of the Boards missions over the past 4 years has been to assess our financial strengths and weaknesses, have a 3-year external audit, update any operational insufficiencies and better prepare our growing organization for our financial needs in an ever-changing non-profit environment. The finance committee developed an RFP and interviewed respondents for this selection. The Board of Directors met with the recommended firm for final interview and approved this unanimously.

Working with the Board of Directors and our Administrative Manager, Grassi and Co. will be transitioning all treasury responsibilities further developing our best practice procedures, provide external checks and balances and regular internal audits, afford membership more transparency on all aspects of Metro Swimming finances and coordinate all our regular reporting requirements. Grassi and Co. will provide the needed expertise and continuity helping to mitigate the effects of director turnover. They will report directly to the Board of Directors and to our membership at House of Delegate meetings.
Proposed Championship Schedule for Short 2019-2020 Course Season
Senior Mets - February 13-16
Silvers Championships - February 28-March 1
8-&-Under Championships - March 7-8
JOs / Team Challenge - March 13-15
Bronze Chamnpionships - March 20-22
January 28, 2019
Changes to Athlete Protection Training
Regular and frequent training reminds us about the impact that we have on our athletes and the kids in our sport. No matter your role in the organization, your work and connection with our athletes is incredibly important, and we are all responsible for ensuring their experience is safe, positive and free of abuse.

You will notice some changes this year to the USA Swimming required Athlete Protection Training (APT). The U.S. Center for SafeSport ("the Center") is the separate, independent, organization that responds to reports of abuse in the Olympic and Paralympic movements. In addition to that responsibility, the Center also sets policies for national governing bodies (NGBs) such as USA Swimming to follow and provides educational tools and resources. As a policy, the Center is requiring every USA Swimming member or individual with authority over, or frequent contact with, athletes to annually compete its "Core Center for SafeSport Training" educational resource or its refresher course. Starting February 4, 2019, the Core training will be live on the USA Swimming LEARN platform.

This will be a change from how APT was completed in previous years both in substance and in the annual requirements. First, while each member's current APT training expiration date will be honored, members will no longer have a two-year USA Swimming APT certification. In the first year following expiration or upon new registration, only the Center's Core training course will be required to obtain APT certification. Thereafter, every year, every non-athlete member will be required to complete the Center's refresher course and also to take a USA Swimming elective APT course in order to obtain the required number of points for APT certification.

If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact learn@usaswimming.org.
December 4, 2018
Concussion Training and SWIMS Record
Many states have modified existing school concussion laws to apply the requirements to youth sports organizations in which athletes participate, including swimming. The risk management/insurance website at 2018 Concussion Laws by State - safety/operational risk has a list of state educational requirements, as well as the coaches and officials quick links pages. SWIMS will have a CONCUSSION PROTOCOL TRAINING box where the training information can be entered (Y/N) and it will show up on Deck Pass. It will take some time for the LSCs to enter the information, so nobody has to be excluded from the deck until the coaches and officials have a reasonable time to complete the training. We will notify you when enforcement should begin. These state laws change rapidly so you should verify your state educational requirements as well as those at out of state meets.

The Operational Risk Committee strongly suggests that all coaches and officials take the training, even if not required by the state, to avoid personal liability for concussion/head strike incidents and so USA Swimming can demonstrate an excellent risk profile to our insurers. . . . . continued


LEAP program description

Web site updates
- Meet Central (3/25)

- Forms (3/23)

- Help Wanted (3/23)

- Meet Central LC (3/21)

- SC Top-25 (3/20)

- SC IMX rankings (3/20)

- BoD Minutes February 20 (3/18)

- Metro records (3/11)



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