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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.

Congratulations to USA Swimming Winter National 18 & Under Champions Chloe Stepanek and Jason Louser. Winter Nationals held in Greensboro, NC this past November 28 through December 1, 2018. It was the first opportunity for USA swimmers to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Trials.

Chloe and Jason represent the Long Island Aquatic Club, (LIAC). Chloe won the 200m Freestyle 2:01.99. Jason won the 400m IM in a time of 4:23.99.

Metro athletes attending the 2018 Golden Goggles Awards in New York City on November 19
December 3, 2018
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
September 21, 2018
Jason Louser, Isabel Gormley Honored
with 2018-2019 USA Swimming National Junior Team Selection
67 swimmers recognized for top performances in 2018

Long Island Aquatic Club's Jason Louser and Asphalt Green's Isabel Gormley were both one of 67 up-and-coming swimmers named to the 2018-2019 USA Swimming National Junior Team. Congratulations!

Jason's reaction:  "I am so proud to be a part of the USA National Junior Team. I look back at the support and training environment my coaches and Long Island Aquatic Club have provided and I am truly thankful. Making the USA National Junior Team is an accomplishment, not only for myself, but for all the people in my life that have pushed me to believe in dreams I once thought were unobtainable. For all the young swimmers my belief is that you only regret the chances you don't take."

Isabel's comments:  "I am honored to be given the opportunity to become a part of Team USA and represent AGUA swimmers at the national level. I want to thank my coaches, family, friends and teammates for supporting and encouraging me throughout this process. This has been a dream of mine for a long time and I was thrilled to see our goal become reality."

Both Isabel and Jason earned their spots on the National Junior Team with their swims in the 400 IM at the USA Junior National Championships. Jason won the Men's 400 IM with a time of 4:18.59. Isabel placed second in the Women's 400 IM with a 4:45.06.

"This group of National Junior Team honorees, plus the 21 high schoolers who qualified for the 2018-2019 National Team, is a testament to the incredible dedication and work being done at the club level around the United States," USA Swimming National Junior Team Director Mitch Dalton said. "With two years to go until the 2020 Olympic Games, USA Swimming and its supporters can be very excited about the depth and talent with the junior rank.,"
September 17, 2018
Athlete Swim Clinic at Kip's Bay during House of Delegates Meeting

Clinician was Chinyere Pigot, a Surinamese swimmer living in Miami, Florida. She attended Doral Academy Charter High School in 2011 and swam for the University of Connecticut. Pigot competed for Suriname in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing at age fifteen and was Suriname's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
September 13, 2018
Ginny Nussbaum (LIAC) Named Top-10 Age Group Coach of the Year
  Congratulations to Long Island Aquatic Club's Ginny Nussbaum, named one of the Top 10 Age-Group coaches in the United States for the third time in the last six years. This prestigious ranking by the American Swim Coaches Association is in recognition of the ability to guide young swimmers to the national level.

Ginny's reaction: "I'm honored to be considered among these great coaches. They are a who's who in American Age-Group Swimming. For sure, this is recognition of a successful program. It's only possible due to all the hard work of LIAC's dedicated coaches, swimmers and parents. Throughout the entire program from Learn-to-Swim thru International Competitive Swimming we all follow the same process and that process works. It's great to share this award with such a dedicated staff."
August 20, 2018
2018 Schedule of mandatory clinics for new officials
Metro will be offering free, on-line Stroke and Turn Judge clinics for anyone interested in becoming a certified USA Swimming official on the following dates: Thursday, September 6, Tuesday, September 25, Monday, October 15, Wednesday, November 7, and Thursday, December 6

Participating in ONE of these clinics is the mandatory first step for anyone who is not currently a certified USA Swimming official but would like to become one. Each clinic will begin at 7 PM and will run for approximately 90 minutes. Relevant materials and log-in instructions will be emailed to all participants in advance of the clinics.

To sign up for any of these clinics, please use the following link:


Please note that the registration deadline for each clinic is midnight of the day prior to the clinic.

If you have any questions about the clinics or the process of becoming a certified official, please contact the Officials' Chair, Mark Amodio at amodio@vassar.edu.
August 5, 2018
Metro Athletes Performed Well at the
2018 Speedo Junior National Championships - Irvine - CA

Junior National Champions

Christiana Regenauer - COND - 50 & 100 Free
Jason Louser - LIAC - 400 IM

Top-8 Finishers

Cj Hinckley - AGUA - 5th - 1500 Free
Lauryn Johnson - LIAC - 8th - 200 Fly
Dylan Porges - AGUA - 8th - 200 Fly
Jason Louser - LIAC - 7th - 100 Breast
Isabel Gormley - AGUA - 2nd - 400 IM
Dylan Rhee - AGUA - 6th - 200 Breast
Dylan Porges - AGUA - 7th - 800 Free
Isabel Gormley - AGUA - 3rd - 200 IM
Jason Louser - LIAC - 5th - 200 IM

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
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.

more information

LEAP program description

Web site updates
- Meet Central (12/3)

- SC IMX rankings (11/29)

- SC Top-25 (11/28)

- Help Wanted (11/26)

- Forms (11/20)

- Metro board (10/26)

- Sr Mets Time Standards (10/26)

- Metro Meeting Calendar (10/26)

- HoD Minutes September 15 (9/25)

Meet Directors

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

USA Swimming
SWIMS Database
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