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. Read more . . .
Metro's 2013-2014 tentative Short Course season calendar
There will be a new Official's Clinic on Saturday, May 25 at the AGUA pool in Manhattan at 12:30 PM in between meet sessions.
May 16, 2013
2nd Annual Eastern Zone Diversity Clinic June 20-23 in Boston MA
Metro Swimming is looking for one male and one female swimmer age 13 to 16, and one Metro coach to attend the Eastern Zone Diversity with Metro's Diversity Liaison, Elliot Ptasnik.
The weekend includes two workouts a day, classroom discussions and motivational guest speakers. Expenses for this trip are paid for by Metro.
For more information or if you would like to attend, please contact Elliot Ptasnik by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
on why you would like to represent Metro at this event. The deadline to apply is May 25.
May 15, 2013
Scholastic All American (SAA) 2013
The application process for SAA 2013 is now open for all 10th-12th graders who achieved one time standard or swam in a designated disability meet or will swim in the 2013 USA Swimming National Championship Open Water Meet.
Academic criteria is a 3.5 GPA. Deadline for achievement of swimming criteria and academic achievement is June 30th and the application process will close on August 21. Applications must be submitted online.
May 10, 2013
Metro's Annual Outreach Clinc with Olympian Anthony Ervin
On April 28th, Metropolitan Swimming hosted its annual outreach clinic with the special guest Olympic Gold Medalist Anthony Ervin
The event was held at Asphalt Green with over 100 swimmers from the five borough of New York City and coaches from across the Metro LSC.
This event gave kids the opportunity to learn about competitive swimming, enjoy the water, listen and learn from Metro coaches and interact and swim with a gold medalist.
The day was a great success for all coaches and swimmers. Metropolitan Swimming continues to support diversity in the sport of swimming.
Not only do we want to enhance our area's youth, but show the rest of the country Metro swimming is a committed leader to promote diversity within our sport.
May 2, 2013
Safe Sport: Make the Commitment Campaign
US Olympic Committee's new public awareness campaign to stop abuse in sport: "Make the Commitment".
This year-long campaign is designed to raise awareness and prevent child abuse in sport.
Each month the campaign will focus on an important topic in abuse prevention and enable you to learn more through the campaign?s newsletter, webinars, and additional resources.
Metro encourages each of you to sign up for the newsletter to stay up to date on the learning opportunities for each month.
April 24, 2013
Metropolitan Swimming is pleased to announce
the 2013 Joseph Stetz Memorial Scholarship recipients
Julian Mackrel of Northern Dutchess Aquatic Club and Katriona Blezy of Aqua Gems
Congratulations to swimmers and their families
April 24, 2013
Safety Training for Swim Coaches (STSC)
The American Red Cross (ARC) recently announced that all ARC lifeguard instructors
can now offer Safety Training for Swim Coaches (STSC).
Note about upcoming changes
. Currently STSC is a three year certification.
A new STSC curriculum will be released on September 1st, and after and completing the class room and pool components, you will be certified for two years.
The new curriculum will also include First Aid, and starting September 1st, USA Swimming will no longer require coaches to maintain a separate First Aid certificate.
After September first you must forward your STSC completion email to the LSC Membership Chair (Mary Fleckenstein).
April 22, 2013
Sachem Swim Club will be hosting an ASCA Clinic June 6-8
Sachem Swim Club is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a three day ASCA Clinic June 6-8, 2013 at Sachem North High School,
212 Smith Road, Lake Ronkonkoma. Course itinerary:
- Friday, June 6 - 5 PM to 9 PM - How to coach at a swim meet
- Saturday, June 7 - 8 AM to 4 PM - Level 3 Physiology School
- Sunday, June 8 - 8 AM to 12 PM - Age group sports psychology
The cost of the three day class will be $100 (includes food and drink). Please contact Stephen Byrne
by Thursday, May 30th at email@example.com
USA Swimming Club Leadership / Business Seminar - June 12
Connecticut Swimming is hosting a USA Swimming Club Leadership/Business Seminar with Peter Clark, which is also open to Metro clubs.
The only cost would be for a box lunch (nominal fee). Interested clubs can register by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 10 AM to 4 PM
Wetherfield Public Library - Ground Floor Conference Room
515 Silas Deane Hwy - Wethersfield, CT 06109
April 12, 2013
USA Swimming Launches Free Athlete Protection Training to Athlete Members
USA Swimming launched its first-ever free online Safe Sport Training for the more than its 300,000 athlete members.
The online training, created by youth protection education leader Praesidium, will empower athletes with information about sexual abuse prevention, how to identify inappropriate behavior, and how to report concerns.
Swimmers and parents, please visit www.usaswimming.org/protect
for more information or to take the online course.
Use USA Swimming's Online Report of Occurrence Form
After an incident during swim practice, swim meet,or club sponsered event, the club coach or a club representative (not the parent of the athlete)
must fill out the online Report of Occurance at www.usaswimming.org/ROO.
The paper copies of the incident report can no longer be used
May 22, 2013
Metropolitan LSC Class of 2013 Athlete Recognition
When an athlete commits to a college, email name, team, and college to email@example.com
|Kelsey Bounaiuto||TVSC||Seton Hall NJ||
||Billy Fierro||WEST||Providence College RI|
|Gabrielle Toback||LIAC||Columbia University NY||
||Michael Domagala||AGUA||University of Southern California CA|
|Julian Mackrel||NDAC ||Princeton University NJ||
||Michael Martinico||HAA||Providence College RI|
|James Crumm||AG||Niagara University NY||
||Brittany Friese||NBS||Duke University NC|
|Olivia Chan||LIE||Princeton University NJ||
||Marie Clarkson||LIE||Loyola University MD|
|Matt Finnegan||LIE||University of Scranton PA||
||Charles Barry||BAD||University at Buffalo NY|
|Matthew Hanson||NYSA||Canisius College NY||
||Kaitlyn FitzGerald||TS||Pace University NY|
|Emily Hovey||NBS||Sienna College NY||
||Joseph Eiden||BAD||College of William & Mary VA|
|Justin Cho||BGNW||Middlebury College VT||
||Georgie Walsh||NYCC||Connecticut College CT|
|Phoebe McAuliffe||TVSC||Brown University RI||
||Kaitlin Jacob||NYSA||College of Holy Cross MA|
|Kristin Lane||EAST||College of Holy Cross MA||
||Christopher Koster||SMC||Union College NY|
|Kieran Fitzpatrick||LIAC||Boston College MA||
||Jessica Yuan||BGNW||Cornell University NY|
|Dylan Mechanic||BGNW||Union College NY||
||Alec Ifshin||BGNW||Connecticut College CT|
|Emily Escobedo||COND||U of Maryland Baltimore County MD||
||Terry Li||NYSA||Columbia University NY|
|Gary Enoksen||IA||Bryant University RI||
||Katherine Konopka||BAD||University of Rochester NY|
|Amanda Barry||TS||SUNY Geneseo NY||
||Colleen Hartigan||SSL||Providence College RI|
|Sammy Sherman||AGUA||Duke University NC||
||Kevin Araujo||SSL||Penn State University PA|
|Alli Hemp||CSC||Ursinus College PA||
||Melanie Yanar||LIE||SUNY Geneseo NY|
|Lindsay Schlichte||LIAC||Duke University NC||
||Edan Zitelny||TS||Brandeis University MA|
|Shirley Chan||AGUA||Johns Hopkins University MD||
||Allen Dervisevic ||AGUA||Florida Atlantic University FL|
|Bryan Pon||EAST||Johns Hopkins University MD||
||Josh Hymowitz||YMID||Syracuse University NY|
|Isabel Shipman||BAD||Princeton University NJ||
||Matt Darcy||TVSC||Marist College NY|
|Caitlin Grady||COND||Lehigh University PA||
||Alexandra Cirone||AGUA||University of Pennsylvania PA|
|Colleen Carroll||WSSC||Pace University NY||
||Christopher Koster||SMC||Union College NY|
|Emily Kessler||CSD||Rochester Institute of Technology NY||
||Ruan Zorgman||BGNW||Binghamton University NY|
|Katie Chung||NYSA||Binghamton University NY||
||Patricia Cotton||VAC||Manhattan College NY|
|James Donlevy||SSC||University of Connecticut CT||
||Karla Vera||SSC||Penn State University PA|
|Catie Rogers||SSC||SUNY Purchase NY||
||Melissa Fulenwider||BAD||Princeton University NJ|
|Skye Marigold||EHY||Connecticut College CT||
||Charles Schnebel||TVSC||SUNY Maritime NY|
|Lia Neal||AGUA||Stanford University CA||
||Kevin Schaub||COND||SUNY Geneseo NY|
|Corey Birsner||IA||Rochester Institute of Technology NY||
||Taylor Bradnock||COND||Temple University PA|
|Colleen Lampe||TVSC||Marist College NY||
||Benjamin Ching||LIAC||New York University NY|
|Isla Hutchinson Maddox||AGUA||Yale University CT||
||Morgan Fairclough||NYSA||Fordham University NY|
|Breann Lydon||TS||Marist College NY||
||Val Lauer||NYSA||Lehigh University PA|
|Trudy Ann Patrick||LIAC||Barnard College|
of Columbia University NY
||Rachel Kim||NYSA||United States Military Academy NY|
|Theresa McKallen||NYSA||Loyola University MD||
||Sara Buckley||TVSC||Manhattan College NY|
|John Blackburn||EAST||Colby College. ME||
||Emma Henderson||IA||University of North Carolina at |
|Kelly Quinn||LIE||Providence College RI||
||Sean Lyons||BAD||Bucknell University PA|
|Sarah Greco||LIAC||SUNY Oneonta NY||
||Travis Maida||HAA||Salisbury University MD |
|Ann Fici||HAA||SUNY New Patz NY||
||Jilian Fleischer||HAA||Colby College NH|
|Christopher Penteck||IA||Marist College NY||
||Risten Clarke||BGNW||College of William and Mary VA|
|Lauren Perschetz||BGNW||SUNY Plattsburg, NY||
||Keith Carlino||RFAC||Seton Hall NJ|
|Greg Coleman||IA||Bentley University MA||
||Vitaut Gurskiy||IA||SUNY New Patz NY|
|Kayleigh Toth||TS||New York University NY||
||Richard Llewellyn||CSC||Manhattan College NY|
|Michael DiMaria||TS||Manhattan College NY||
||Robert Zagaja||TS||US Merchant Marine Academy NY|
|Steve Campagna||NDAC ||Binghamton University NY||
||Thomas Soregaroli||TS||Queens College NY|
|Tanita Leary||GAEL||Dickinson College PA||
||Christina Bennett||TVSC||St Joseph's College NY|
|Sivan Mehta||EAST||Carnegie Mellon University PA||
||Nicolette Gibbons||LIAC||Gettysburg College PA|
|Diana Galiatsatos||BBSC||SUNY Oswego NY||
||Kevin Konarski||IA||University of Connecticut CT|
|Jared Charleston||NYSA||Canisius College NY||
||Ellen McTigue||PATS||Manhattan College NY|
|Shannon Walsh||RFAC||College of St Rose NY||
||Jessica Schmidt||BBSC||University of Scranton PA|
|Elizabeth Barry||EAST||Hamilton College NY||
||Michael Rodriguez||HVD||Villenova University PA|
|Marielle Pavek||TVSC||College of Holy Cross MA||
||Chase McHugh||TVSC||University of Michigan MI|
|Christopher Cerutti||BGNW||Vassar College NY||
||Thomas scott||TS|| Misericordia University PA|
|R Patrick Alderson||RFAC||Cornell University NY||
||Emily DiPaola||CIY||Hunter College NY|
|Eddie Krische||CIY||Binghamton University NY||
||Tara Mulligan||CIY||Loyola University MD|
|Callie Kanim||YMID||University of Delaware DE||
||Chandler Elwyn||EAST||Hamilton College NY|
|Kerry Glenday||IA||Tampa University FL||
||Greg Fothergill||IS||SUNY Oneonta NY|
|Brendan Chan||LIAC||Iona College NY||
||Kevin Drury||LIE||Salisbury University MD |
|Danielle Dreiss||BBSC||Adelphi University NY||
||Eric Damm||HAA||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute NY|
|Emily Doveala||HAA||Ithaca College NY||
||James McLaughlin||BGNW||King's College PA|
|Geyanne Lui||LGAC||Cornell University NY||
||Nicolette Hetzer||CSC||US Naval Academy |
2012 London Summer Olympics
Metro's Lia Neal Wins Bronze Medal As Member of Team USA 4x100 Free Relay
AGUA swimmer, Lia Neal (17) won a Bronze medal at the London Summer Olympics as a prelims and finals member for the US Women's 4x100 Free Relay.
First was Australia and second was the Netherlands.
As the lead-off swimmer in her prelim swim, Lia swam a personal best of 54.15.
Her morning swim was fast enough to be selected to swim in finals.
Her team mates for prelims were: Amanda Weir (54.37), Natalie Coughlin (53.93), and Allison Schmitt (54.08).
The US team members swimming in finals were: Missy Franklin (17) (53.52), Jessica Hardy (53.53), Lia Neal (53.65), and Allison Schmitt (53.54). Great job Lia and congratulations!