Welcome To Metropolitan Swimming Inc.
: Metropolitan Swimming shall promote, develop and improve competitive swimming through education, support and opportunities for participation to a diverse swimming community.
: 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
Short Course season 2019-2020 swim meet bids are due no later than April 19
April 18, 2019
Annual Spring House of Delegates Meeting - Election Results
| General Chair
||Eric Fisher - UN - bio|
| Age Group Co-Chairs||Kate Hallex - BGNW - BJ Reynosa - MAKO|
| Technical Planning ||David Ellinghaus - UN - bio|
| Safety ||Dom Boccio - LIAC|
Meet Director / Admin Official Clinic April 25 at Wagner College (or nearby)
There will be a clinic held at or near Wagner College, from 6:30 PM to 8 PM for new and recertifying Meet Directors / Administrative Officials.
Testing and apprentice sessions required prior to certification for new officials. Must be 18.
April 2, 2019
Freestyle Bootcamp with Lia - Olympian Lia Neal Comes Home to Brooklyn
Saturday April 20 - 1-5 PM - Bushwick HS - 400 Irving Avenue - Brooklyn
Freestyle Bootcamp with Lia - 1-3 PM - $79 per participant
(only for swimmers with 3+ years competitive experience)
Discussion with Lia's parents Siu & Rome Neal about Raising an Olympian 1:30-2:30 PM
More information and register for clinic
Online Testing For Coaches Unavailable April 15-30
The Rules and Regulations for Swim Coaches test will be unavailable from April 15-30. The officials’ online tests will also be unavailable on these dates.
All of these tests are being updated to allow for the May 1st rule changes. There is no grace period for coaches -- coaches cannot be on deck at practice or at meets until they meet the education requirements.
The Rules and Regulations for Swim Coaches test is part of the 2nd year coach membership requirement.
Officials Online Testing Unavailable April 15-30
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.
April 16, 2019
Metropolitan LSC Class of 2019 Athlete Recognition
|Kim Jogis||BAD||College of William & Mary VA||
||Faith Sheinberg||LIE||LIU Brooklyn NY|
|Jocelyn Fisher||TVSC||University of Alabama AL||
||Jason Louser||LIAC||University of California Berkeley CA|
|Ryan Aroesty||LIE||Southern Methodist University TX||
||Nick Torres||BAD||Notre Dame IN |
|Danielle Cianciotto||FREE||Marist College NY||
||Kate Galvin||NYSA||Bentley University MA|
|Savannah Sargent||IA||Denison University OH||
||Sabrina Vumbacco||BAD||Bucknell University PA|
|Megan Donnelly||IA||Bryant University RI||
||Timothy Kanaley||IA||Southern Connecticut State University CT|
|Kerry Sheridan||WEST||Providence College RI||
||Maggies Kleinsmith||BGNW||Villanova University PA|
|Julia Courtney||LIAC||Fairfield University CT||
||Mary Nichols||RA||Middlebury College VT|
|Taylor Geis||RA||SUNY Cortland NY||
||Dalwin Corcino||RED||Wheaton College MA |
|Ryan Maierle||BAD||Binghamton University NY||
||Clare Bosse||NYSA||Xavier University OH|
|Andy Lee||LGAC||Columbia University NY||
||Frankie Garces||GAEL||Bowdoin College ME|
|Alexis Benfante,||RA||Skidmore College NY||
||Julia Renna||SSC||University of Rhode Island RI|
|Fiona Walsh||LIE||College of the Holy Cross MA||
||Jessica Whang||LIE||Yale University CT|
|Andrew Stolarski||PAC||Kenyon College OH||
||Nicholas Sabella||NYSA||Lafayette College PA|
|Sofia Sabella||NYSA||Scranton University PA||
||Isabelle Arevalo||NYSA||Columbia University NY|
|Phillip Gong||NYSA||Duke University NC||
||Timothy Park||NYSA||Dartmouth College NH|
|Aleksey Makarov||NBS||SUNY Binghamton NY||
||Angela Lao||NYCC||University of Pennsylvania PA|
|Samantha Sanchez||RA||SUNY Oneonta, NY||
||Amelia Monica,||RA|| Villanova University PA|
|Haleigh Marzano||PAC||Lafayette College PA||
||Christiana Regenauer||COND||University of Louisville KY|
|Ryan Evangelista||COND||Georgetown University DC||
||Dylan Porges||AGUA||Princeton University NJ|
|Jonny Colascione||IA||UMass Dartmouth MA||
||Audrey Orange||AGUA||Brown University RI|
|Angelina Zhang||AGUA||MIT MA||
||Luiza Da Silveira||AGUA||Iona College NY|
|Suzanne Starzyk||AGUA||Claremont Mckenna CA||
||Camryn Kreuscher||HAA||University of Rhode Island RI|
|Josh Giardinelli||LIE||Emory University GA||
||Justin Meyn||TS||Binghamton University NY|
|Michael Chang||LIE||Columbia University NY||
||Michael Kincheloe||GAEL||Washington University MO|
|Lauryn Johnson||LIAC||UCLA CA||
||Kate Amar||EAST||Tulane University LA|
|Ashley Ayala||NYSA||Sacred Heart University CT||
||Asher Stukelman||BAD||Bryant University RI|
|Kabir Randhawa||TS||Brown University RI||
||Lucy Bishof||BAD||Colgate University NY|
|Timothy Cushman||EAST||Dartmouth College NH||
||Janis Kirsis||COND||Arcadia University PA|
|Hailey Wetherbee||IA|| Stony Brook University NY||
||Emma Lagattolla||IA||Monmouth University NJ|
|Mason Arnberg||HAA||Marist College NY||
||Dylan Champagne||TS||Loyola University MD|
|Sarah Gaudet||LIAC||James Madison University VA||
||Dahlia Getsos||PAC||Rowan University NJ|
|Cameron Allan||RA||U.S. Air Force Academy CO||
||Jon-Christian Stangeby||PAC||Ithaca College NY|
|Amanda Heinz||TS||Providence College RI||
||Kristyn Sampath||PAC||SUNY Cortland NY|
|Corey Sherman||TS||SUNY Geneseo NY||
||Rachael Woods-Bannan||NYSA||U of Massachusetts Amherst MA|
|Ian Fitzpatrick||TS||Boston College MA||
||Eva Guo||LGAC||Carnegie Mellon University PA|
|Katie Dennin||TS||U.S. Coast Guard Academy CT||
||Danielle Pikulik||HAA||University of Scranton PA|
|Kylie Kramer||TVSC||University of Scranton PA||
||Madi Carbone||IA||U of North Carolina Wilmington NC|
|Michael Muroff||TVSC||College of the Holy Cross MA||
||Rebecca Muroff||TVSC||Binghamton University NY|
|Matt Chan||TVSC||SUNY College at Brockport NY||
||Rachel Chan||TVSC||University at New Haven CT|
|Ariana Lopez||YMID||Mercy College NY||
||Kristian Wang||RA||Northeastern MA|
|Jack Dillon||TVSC||Binghamton University NY||
||Garrett Kiesel||EAST||Bucknell University PA|
|Emily Pence||RA||University South Carolina SC||
||Hannah Harkins||LIE||Manhattan college NY|
|Andrew Guariglia,||LIE||Alfred University NY||
||Meghan Skakandi ||IA||St. Joseph’s College NY|
|Olivia Prashad||LIE||Syracuse University NY||
||Shannon Soffey||LIE||University of Scranton PA|
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 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.
|Step by Step Instructions|
||Meet Director completes online Sanction Application for their specific LSC and the Open Water Meet Applicatio
||Meet Director submits online Open Water Meet Application. A copy will automatically be sent to the Meet director, LSC Sanction Chair and USA Swimming|
||The LSC and USA Swimming review the application and make suggestions as needed|
||Once changes are made and/or if the application complies with requirements, it will be signed by LSC and/or USA Swimming|
||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.
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