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 17, 2019
2019 Senior Metropolitan Long Course Championships - July 18-21

Psych sheets (final version posted July 16 at 7:30 AM)

Scratch rules       Session time lines       Club / team worker assigments

Officials' sign-up link

Senior Mets is open to all certified officials within Metro and to all certified officials in other LSCs. This meet is not open to apprentice officials. Senior Mets is an OQM (Officials' Qualifying Meet) for National certification evaluation. All those seeking to be evaluated should indicate that during the sign-up procedure and they must also fill out and email to Mark Amodio at amodio@vassar.edu) the request for national evaluation form. Applications for evaluation received by July 8th will be given priority.
Senior Mets participants may not use the Freedom Pool during meet - regardless if you paid the entrance fee. If a swimmer or coach is found using the pool, they will be removed from the meet / deck.
Sr. Mets tickets will be sold online only!
There will be NO cash or ticket sales at the door.

Order tickets
July 18, 2019
Eastern Zone Long Course Age Group Championships
August 7-10 in Richmond - Virginia

Metro Zone Team Entries (updated July 18 at 8:30 AM)

Please look through the entries carefully. It is possible that a few errors were made entering athlete entries. Email any omissions or corrections to Age Group Co-Chair Kate Hallex at kate.hallex@metroswimming.org by July 20. We do not accept forgotten events or late additions as those needed to be submitted by July 16 using the add/change form.

Should your athlete qualify for Zones for first time at Junior Olympics (JOs) July 27-29, they can still be added to Metro Zone team and all paperwork must be completed at JOs by Sunday. Should your athlete qualify for additional events at JOs, those events CAN be added at JOs. Only events qualified for the first time AT JOs will be accepted at that time.

Please feel free to email any questions to our Age Group Co-Chairs and Metro Zone Team Managers:

Kate Hallex at kate.hallex@metroswimming.org   and

BJ Renyoso at bj.renyoso@metroswimming.org

Zone Coach Application Form     Chaperone Form     Hotel Request Form
Add / Change event Form

Hobie Online Store for Zone Team Apparel
July 17, 2019
2019 Metropolitan Open Water CHampionships - September 7

Place: Rye Town Beach (Long Island Sound)

Meet and course information
June 25, 2019

The Metropolitan Swimming Diversity & Inclusion Committee encourages the participation of Outreach & Diversity Athletes in all sanctioned Metropolitan LSC Championship meets. To successfully promote diversity, the committee realizes that part of promoting diversity is making the sport more affordable, to support the athlete in their pursuit of excellence. The Diversity & Inclusion committee would ask that coaches please contact one of the Diversity & Inclusion Co-Chairs regarding OUTREACH athletes who have qualified for Metropolitan LSC Championship meets.

Lamar DeCasseres at lamar.decasseres@metroswimming.org
Amine Boubsis at amine.boubsis@metroswimming.org
July 9, 2019
Metro Swimmers Qualified for 2020 Olympic Trials

Margaret Aroesty LIAC 100 & 200 breast
Jack Collins BAD 1500 free
Michael Daly unattached 400 IM
Emily Escobedo COND 100 & 200 breast, 200 IM
Matthew Fenlon BAD 200 fly
Isabel Gormley AGUA 400 IM
Ryan Heid NYAC 50 & 100 free, 100 back 100 fly
Tess Howley LIAC 100 & 200 fly
Noelle Kaufmann BAD 100 & 200 back
Breeja Larson NYAC 50 free, 100 & 200 breast
Jason Louser LIAC 400 IM
Katie Meili NYAC 100 & 200 breast
Drew Modrov unattached 50 free
Dylan Rhee AGUA 200 breast
Morgan Rinn LIE 200 fly
John Shebat NYAC 100 fly and 200 IM
June 21, 2019
Directions Athlete Protection Training (APT)

Step by step directions for athlete protection training.

Metro officials at New York State Special Olympics Games in Poughkeepsie

Metro attendees at the Eastern Zone Diversity Camp at University of Maryland
16th Annual Great Newburgh-to-Beacon Hudson River Swim - July 20

More information
Life Guard Training - Summer Lifeguard Jobs

More information
2018-2019 Coaches of the Year - Congratulations to All!
Senior Coach - David Rodriguez - AGUA
Age Group Coach - Pavel Buyanov - TRI
Major Player - Senior - Jon Hulbert - COND
Must Watch Age Group - John Yearwood - YMID

Metro volunteers who helped out at the
48th Annual Long Island Special Olympics Spring Games in Bethpage
National Diversity Select Camp

Athletes Left to Right: Evan Morales (UN), Edward Park (NYSA), Francesca Arciniegas (COND)
Coaches Left to Right: David Rodriguez (AGUA), Amine Bousis (YFD)
Emily Escobedo's Unconventional Path to the Top
Article on SwimSwam web site
2019 Easter Zone Open Water Information
June 23, 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 Univ. 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
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 Rachael Woods-BannanNYSAU of Massachusetts Amherst MA
Ian FitzpatrickTSBoston College MA Eva GuoLGACCarnegie Mellon University PA
Katie DenninTSU.S. Coast Guard Academy CT Danielle PikulikHAAUniversity of Scranton PA
Kylie KramerTVSCUniversity of Scranton PA Madi CarboneIAU of North Carolina Wilmington NC
Michael MuroffTVSCCollege of the Holy Cross MA Rebecca MuroffTVSCBinghamton University NY
Matt ChanTVSCSUNY College at Brockport NY Rachel ChanTVSCUniversity at New Haven CT
Ariana LopezYMIDMercy College NY Kristina WangRANortheastern MA
Jack DillonTVSCBinghamton University NY Garrett KieselEASTBucknell University PA
Emily PenceRAUniversity South Carolina SC Hannah HarkinsLIEManhattan college NY
Andrew Guariglia,LIEAlfred University NY Meghan Skakandi IASt. Joseph’s College NY
Olivia PrashadLIESyracuse University NY Shannon SoffeyLIEUniversity of Scranton PA
Anthony MelchoreLIAC Seton Hall University NJ Charlotte LernerRAEmory University GA
Richie BialikCONDGoucher College MD Abigail GashPATSGeorgia Military Academy GA
Josephine Holman PATSIthaca College NY Thomas Holman PATSRochester College NY
Alyssa MartinPATSBinghamton University NY Ryan NikolicPATSRose Hulman Inst. of Technology IN
Matteo RizziPATSUniversity at Buffalo NY Antonio RizzoPATSBinghamton University NY
Raina ThomasPATSMIT.MA Phillip VolaskiPATSAlfred University NY
Liam WhitePATSWilkes University PA Kiersten ClancyTVSCUniversity of Delaware DE
Noah MondTVSCVanderbilt University TN Kevin XuTVSCUniversity of Pennsylvania PA
Kayla ShannonGAELUniversity of South Carolina SC Bridget DevernaGAELVillanova PA
Emily TalamasGAELWake Forest University NC David SyphersGAELEmbry Riddle University FL
Tim BergaminiGAELIona College NY Sophie JohansonGAELUniversity of Scranton PA
Kimberly SimpfenderferRFACHartwick College NY Aidan BowersBGNWCollege of Charleston SC
Nathan HuangBGNWCornell University NY Aj TownsendBGNWQuinnipiac University CT
Zachary KesslerBGNWPurdue University IN Daniel SakharukBGNWMcGill University Montreal
Catherine ZhuBGNWUniversity of California Berkeley CA Johnny ProtanoLIECarnegie Mellon University PA
Christopher IvanovMPNYCollege of Staten Island NY Sean RoudnitskyMPNYAdelphi University NY
Emil BajramovicFLYIona College NY Matthew GameroFLYColumbia University NY
Luka JovanovicFLYPenn State University PA Samantha JuangFLYUC Berkeley NY
Abdul Bari KhanFLYBaruch College NY Adrian MurawskiFLYSt John’s University NY
Samantha WuFLYStony Brook University NY Bodie IbrahimAGUARoger Williams University RI
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.
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

Meet Directors

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

USA Swimming
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