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.

March 19, 2018
Mandatory House of Delegates Meeting
May 16, 2018  -   6:30 PM  -  Location: TBA

One representative in good standing from each club must be present. This meeting is not mandatory for athletes

Agenda:  2018-2019 Short Course Meet Schedule - Board Elections
Positions open for election:
Admin Vice Chair *
Senior Vice Chair
Finance Vice Chair *
Secretary *
Coaches Rep *
Safe Sport Coordinator *

* denotes eligible for re-election
March 20, 2018
USA-S Online Officials' Tests Unavailable from April 15-30
The Official's tests are being updated to allow for the May 1 rule changes and to align test with the 2018 Rulebook. Tests will be back online on May 1.

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

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 an online test'. From there, they will see a screen with all prior tests listed.
March 18, 2018
Metro Alumni Competing in 2017 NCAA Div I, II or III
Swimming & Diving Championships
Email  web.master@metroswimming.org

Maggie Aroesty - USC (LIAC)
Carly Cummings - Auburn (BAD)
Kristen Romano - Ohio State (LIAC)
Ben Cono - Loyola (TS)

Leo Laporte - Southern Connecticut State (COND)

Kelly Amar - Washington & Lee University (EAST)
Kerry Kelly - Union Colle (EAST)
Alison McNamara - Williams College (EAST)
Aaron Saccurato - Denison University (EAST)
Kymani Senior - Denison University (EAST)
Maia Hare - Williams College (MAKO)
George Tilneac - Connecticut College - (NYCC)
Amanda Wang - RPI - (RA)
March 14, 2018
2018 Short Course JOs for 14 & Unders

Team scores     Age group scores     High point boys     High point girls
2018 Short Course 15-18 Age Group Challenge

Team scores     High point male     High point female
March 16, 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
March 8, 2018
2018 Joseph Stetz Memorial Scholarship Award


must be received by April 23

Submit applications by email to Mark Amodio at amodio@vassar.edu
March 1, 2018
Eastern Zone Age Group Championships - March 29-31 - Webster NY

Meet information

Entries for 11 & Over athletes are now closed
Entries are still open for 10 & Unders

A conference call regarding the Eastern Zone Age Group Meet was held Tuesday, February 27. Present were Deb Burke and Marci Callan (Fairport Aquatic), Richard Nolan (Meet Referee), Mary Turner (EZ Chair Non-Coach) and Jerry Adams (EZ Tech Planning Chair.

The announced athlete limit for 11-&-Over athletes has been exceeded. After discussing the situation, and looking for the best solution to run a championship level meet, we have come up with the following:

- The Eastern Zone will accept no further 11-&-Over athletes

- 10-Under athletes will be accepted through the entry period up to the published athlete limit

- Athletes already entered will be able to add to their entries as they qualify until the March 19 entry deadline

- Prelims will either be run in a single 10-lane course or be run in an 8-lane course for women and a 6-lane course for men

- If prelims are run in 2 courses, and timelines allow, we will open the competition pool for warm-up between some events

- If prelims are run in 2 courses, A finals will be run in an 8-lane course (if pool can be moved to 10 lanes for finals, it will be a 10-lane A final)

- Teams may substitute qualified athletes before the entry deadline if they have a swimmer pulling out of the meet

- A waiting list will be kept by the meet hosts. As swimmers scratch from the meet, those on waiting list will be notified and given opportunity to enter

- Please send any scratches to the meet entry chair as soon as possible if you know an athlete will not attend

Woodcliff hotel has offered a $129 per night rate
February 26, 2018
Metro Junior Athlete Rep Election Results
There was a tie for Metro Board Junior Athlete Rep. Serving as Co Junior Reps will be:

Carly Schwab from Rivertown


Mark Owens from Sachem

Thank you to all the Metro athletes that participated in the election.
February 20, 2018
Senior Metropolitan Championships - Nassau Aquatic Center
Friday, February 16 to Monday, February 19

Friday 1,000 Saturday prelims Sunday prelims Monday prelims Monday 1,650
  Saturday finals Sunday finals Monday finals  
Time trials Complete results Scores High point men High point women

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
December 22, 2017
2017 Club Excellence Results Announced
Long Island Aquatic Club earns Gold Medal Club Status
leading six Metro team honored by USA Swimming's Club Excellence Program
Gold, Silver, Bronze recognition awarded to 200 clubs for performance excellence

Swimming's Club Excellence program recognizes the organization's highest-performing clubs in the development of athletes 18 years and younger.

LIAC, whose top athletes include National Junior Team member Maggie Aroesty, plus National Qualifiers Kristen Romano, Jason Louser, and Chloe Stepanek tallied 31,621 points, finishing seventh for its second Gold Medal level ranking. Badger Swim Club (12,292 points) and Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics (9,843 points) each achieved Silver Medal Status. Condors Swim Club (6,911 points, NY Sharks Aquatics (6,171) and Three Village Swim Club (4,356 points) achieved Bronze Medal Status.

In its 16th year, the Club Excellence program identifies clubs that execute strong, well-rounded programs to produce elite 18-and-under athletes. The top 20 clubs earn Gold level ranking and those rated 21-100 are designated as Silver honorees. The next 100 clubs are recognized at the Bronze level.

"Earning a Gold, Silver or Bronze ranking is a reflection of the hard work and time invested by athletes and coaches and has become a highly coveted honor for our teams. Each year, the competition to earn a Club Excellence ranking continues to be more and more challenging." said Pat Hogan, USA Swimming's Club Development Managing Director. "On behalf of USA Swimming, I want to congratulate each of the 200 clubs that have earned a ranking in the 2017 program."

Each team's ranking score is based on the FINA Points Table, a power point rating system that assigns point values to swimming performances based on the Gold, Silver or Bronze time standard. Starting with the 2017 Club Excellence rankings, Gold swims were multiplied by a factor of 2.0; points for Silver level swims were increased by a factor of 1.5.
Complete 2017 Club Excellence Program results
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.
Congratulations to
Metro All-American Scholastic Team Members

About Scholastic All-American program

more information

Congratulations Metro 2016 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

LEAP program description

Web site updates
- LC Metro Records (3/20)

- Forms (3/20)

- Calendar (3/20)

- SC Top-25 (3/18)

- Help Wanted (3/16)

- SC IMX rankings (3/14)

- BoD Minutes Jan-17 (3/6)

- LC season meet schedule (2/19)

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
Emily Escobedo
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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