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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.

October 23, 2016
Metropolitan LSC Class of 2017 Athlete Recognition
When an athlete commits, email name, team, and college to  web.master@metroswimming.org

Maggie AroestyLIACUniversity of Southern California CA Beth Ann CaruanaLIACColgate University NY
John Hurley LIEMarist College NY Kristen Romano LIACOhio State University OH
Carly CummingsBADAuburn University AL Spencer LafataBADDuke University NC
Andrew StangeTVSCGeorgetown University DC Alex ParkTSBrown University RI
Chris O'SheaTVSCEastern Michican University MI Quinn ScannellBADUniversity of Pennsylvania PA
Natalie EidBADYale University CT William PowersBADGeorgetown University DC
Amanda LauerPACBucknell University PA Sarah LitvinskyPACUniversity of Delaware DE
Phillip WongPACWesleyan University CT Kimberley ChanLIACMarist College NY
October 10, 2016
Save the Date! 2017 Safe Sport Leadership Conference
The 2017 Conference is our 3rd Safe Sport Leadership Conference. The 2013 and 2015 Conferences were great successes and we are looking forward to bringing you an even better experience in 2017! The theme for this year's Conference is One Team, One Goal and it is our objective to send attendees home with tangible, actionable tools that can be employed immediately to create a culture of safety at your club or LSC. This conference is ideal for Zone, LSC and club leadership. We're encouraging coaches and board members to attend together and return home with a plan to foster a Safe Sport environment at their club. Please use the attached flyer to promote the Conference to your LSC?s clubs and coaches.

The Conference will be held at the Denver Gateway Marriott, January 22-23, 2017. There is no registration fee for USA Swimming attendees. More information including speaker bios and conference program to come. Registration opens November 15.

Conference Schedule:     Sunday, January 22 - 4 PM Opening Session - 6 PM Reception and Keynote Speaker
    Monday, January 23 - 8 AM to 5 PM Conference Sessions
October 5, 2016
White performance fabric polos with embroidered Metro logo for officials
Order Form
October 4, 2016
Safe Sport Athlete Fellowship
The Safe Sport Athlete Fellowship is accepting applications through 10/28. The Fellowship is a year-long leadership development program for 4 selected high school-aged athletes who wish to gain leadership skills, be more involved in the Safe Sport movement, and become a liaison between USA Swimming national headquarters and local swim clubs. During the year, athletes are tasked with creating and launching a project to spread the message of Safe Sport (positive team cultures, anti-bullying, active bystander) within their swim club, as well as other clubs in their LSC. This year's fellows have done a variety of things, including a video campaign, a themed relay meet, a reward program, and an athlete committee.

There is a travel component to the Fellowship, and the 2017 class will kick off in Denver in January. By the end of the year, fellows will have worked through a leadership development curriculum, independently launched a project, and been embedded in USA Swimming in a unique way. Fellows will have a deep understanding of Safe Sport and be active advocates of the program in their home clubs and LSCs.

The announcement for the 2017 class is attached, and more information, as well as the application, can be found at  www.usaswimming.org/protect.
October 1, 2016
USA Swimming Membership Card Goes Digital
Welcome to the 2016-2017 swimming season! This year, USA Swimming will be offering the new membership card through Deck Pass and usaswimming.org. To access your card, please follow the steps below:

1. If you do not have a Deck Pass account, please follow the steps below:
    a.   Visit usaswimming.org
    b.   Select the "Sign In" button at the top right of the screen
    c.   Select the "Need to Create an Account?" link
    d.   Register - Fill out the form and select the "Create Account" button
    e.   Link your USA Swimming Membership
    f.   Confirm by selecting the "This is Me" link
    g.   Your Deck Pass account has been created
    h.   Select the "My Deck Pass" button at the top of the screen
    i.   Scroll down to the red membership card button and select the tab
    j.   Click the "Print Card" link on the right
    k.   A PDF of your membership card will pop on your screen. Please print a copy for your records.

2. Please follow these steps to access your member card through your Deck Pass account:
    a.   Visit usaswimming.org
    b.   Select the "Sign In" button at the top of the screen
    c.   Sign into your Deck Pass account
    d.   Select the "My Deck Pass" button at the top of the screen
    e.   Scroll down to the red membership card button and select the tab
    f.   Click the "Print Card" link on the right
    g.   A PDF of your membership card will pop on your screen. Please print a copy for your records.

Questions, visit the Deck Pass FAQ page here

August 14, 2016

Congratulations Metro 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

August 15, 2016
Looking for Jewish Athletes for the
20th Maccabiah Games - July 4-17, 2017 - Israel
Maccabi USA is excited to announce that we will once again be fielding two Swimming Teams for the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel during the summer of 2017! We are looking for Jewish Swimmers to go for the gold in this once in a lifetime experience. We had a fantastic group of swimmers on our 2013 team and hope that you can help us spread the word with your current, past, and future student-athletes!

We will be fielding one Male & Female Juniors team; Male birth years 2001-2003, Female birth Years 2001-2004, and one Open team; age division, generally athletes aged 18 and up. Our teams will compete against other Jewish athletes from all over the world, while connecting each of the athletes to their Jewish heritage.

We kindly ask that you pass this information along to any athlete who may be interested in representing Team USA. More information can be found here: Swimming Specific Information     Online application
2016 Eastern Zone LC Age Group Championships
at Nassau Aquatic Center

Results     Team scores     Hytek files

Thank you H2M Architects + Engineering for you support of the
2016 Eastern Zone Swimming Championships - h2m.com

2016 Metro Long Course Zone team - click on picture for full size
July 20, 2016
Johnny Giannotti Swims Away with 7 1st Place Titles!
Meet Johnny Giannotti, a swimmer with Cerebral Palsy from Sachem Swim Club. Johnny just competed in National Junior Disability Championship in Middleton, Wisconsin. Johnny swam a total of 7 events (25 Fly- 50.89, 25 Breaststroke- 38.75, 25 Freestyle- 27.75, 50 Backstroke- 1:13.43, 50 Breaststroke- 1:20.15, 50 Freestyle- 1:00.48, 100 Freestyle- 2:14.28) and took 1st place in all. Apart from swimming, Johnny was also able to represent New York State by carrying the flag during the parade of athletes. Johnny was praised for his sportsmanship and general outlook on all athletes and the meet. Great job Johnny!

If you're an athlete with a physical disability or a coach / parent of one please contact Lorraine Diehl (Lorraine.d624@gmail.com) for more information!
July 7, 2016
Metro Proud Host of the 2016 Warriors Games

ESPN Sports Center  Feature  about Warrior Games
June 15, 2016
Silver Streak Swim Club Swimmer, Devin Marrero, to Compete
at U.S. Paralympic Trials for Chance to Swim at Rio 2016

Yonkers resident and Mercy College graduate Devin Marrero will compete in the United States Paralympic Team Trials in swimming for a chance to represent the United States in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Marrero, who hascerebral palsy, has qualified in 5 events. He will swim the 100 meter backstroke, 100 meter breaststroke, 50 meter butterfly and 50 and 100 meter freestyle.

The Team Trials are being held from June 30 to July 2, 2016 in Charlotte, NC and will determine the United States Paralympic team for Rio. The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will be held from September 7-18, in the same facilities as the 2016 Olympic Games.

Marrero will represent Silver Streaks Swim Club, which swims out of the Theodore D. Young Community Center in Greenburgh. Head Coach and Owner Gay Silverman said Devin has to work 3 times as hard as our able bodied swimmers in order to do well. He wants to be better than his best and will do whatever it takes to get there. We are elated to see his dream of qualifying for team trials become a reality.

I may have a physical disability, but that has never stopped my mind, my determination and my drive to achieve all that I set my mind to. Learning to be persistent and persevere through all obstacles and challenges, I have achieved my dreams of having a chance to compete in the Paralympic games. I hope to show that even though someone might have a disability, it doesnt mean they are any less capable than anyone else said Marrero about qualifying to compete at the Paralympic Team Trials.

Upcoming Metro Board and House of Delegates Meeting
                  November 16, 2016 - BOD - Bronx
                  January 11, 2017 - BOD - Melville
                  March 8, 2017 - BOD - Bronx
                  April 26, 2017 - BOD - Melville
                  May 17, 2017 - Mandatory House of Delegate Meeting - Bronx

Meeting Dates and Locations are subject to change

LEAP program description

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
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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