Upcoming Meets

Upcoming Officials Clinics

    Stroke and Turn Clinic

    Thursday, May 28, 2015
    Columbia Aquatics Office
    9450 Gerwig Lane
    Columbia, MD
    7 PM
    Facilitator: Tom Deboissiere

    STARTER CLINICS

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    Columbia Aquatics Office
    9450 Gerwig Lane
    Columbia, MD
    7 PM
    Facilitator: Tom Deboissiere

    Monday, June 8, 2015
    Columbia Aquatics Office
    9450 Gerwig Lane
    Columbia, MD
    7 PM
    Facilitator: Tom Deboissiere


    CHIEF JUDGE CLINICS

    ADMIN OFFICIALS CLINICS

    REFEREE CLINICS

NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Between Sessions
Meadowbrook Aquatic Center
5700 Cottonworth Avenue
Baltimore MD
Facilitator: Bob Griffiths, Tampa Florida
Contact:
Betsy Coe

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P.O. Box 255
Shrewsbury, PA 17361-0255
email address:office@mdswim.org

General Chair: John McDonough
Registrations / Maryland Swimming Office:
Pat Kaplan 410-830-0570 - Please leave a message.
This website is designed to inform, educate, and communicate with the members of Maryland Swimming and members of the greater community interested in promoting, developing, or learning about competitive swimming.
All photos are contributed by Dan Phelps, NAAC dad, and are available and free to download. Click here.

General Info and Announcements


For Parents, Club Officers, Athletes and Coaches: Positive Coaching Alliance Speakers to Kick Off MD Swimming HOD June 7, 2015 click to read

Click to Check Out the "Funky" Video NAAC made at Sectionals!!


Click to read about the Annual Black Heritage Meet in NC..If you or your swimmer would like to attend and participate - email:
Coach Brendan McElroy, JCC Head Coach,
Coach McElroy has taken swimmers from MD for many years. This is not a MD Swimming trip - but Coach McElroy coordinates the MD swimmers and relays etc . MD usually wins or finishes in the TOP 3 ..Swimmers who have attended in the past, all  say it is a great experience!
The Meet is a USA Approved Meet so times do get entered into SWIMS.


Maryland Swimming sends an incredible
Team of Officials to Southern Sectionals
MSI Offiicials Sectionasl 2015i

Emad El Shefi, Chip Zigorski, Davis Ose, Peter LaGow, Jamie Cahn, Amy Eschman, Bruce Mooney, Betsy Coe, Rich McMillen, Shana Carella

MD Swimming Scholarship Program 
Accepting Applications Beginning April 1, 2015. Deadline is June 1, 2015
Scholarship 1  - First Scholarships to be awarded in August 2015.

2015 Coaches' Scheduling Meeting will be May 3, 2015 - More info to come.

Parents: You think your carpooling is tough? Click to read this article about the late mother of Notre Dame Basketball Coach Mike Brey - who was a World Record holder and US Olympic Swimmer

Did you see these on the USA Swimming website?? If you are a club volunteer - send them your story!

Volunteers Share Memorable Moments

Here are some of the responses we received from swimming volunteers across the nation on their favorite volunteer stories. Tell us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter why you became a volunteer with the hashtag #1VolunTeam. 

Throughout March, #1VolunTeam will show you how awesome our hard-working volunteers are!

 "My favorite memory as a volunteer was when I received a thank you note from a family on the team, during a time of transition our team went through. I was knee deep in "volunteer mode" at that point and they were really kind to acknowledge the work I was doing to help keep things running as smoothly as I could. It was the encouragement I needed to keep going." – Nicole Roberts, Naval Academy Aquatics Club

"This past Christmas, NBAC hosted a prelims, final format meet for swimmers who were at a developmental level. The antics of the swimmers as they were announced for finals were absolutely priceless – parade waves, and flexing. So funny!" – Catherine M. VanNetta, RAC


Representing Maryland Swimming at Upcoming USA Swimming Meets, Clinics and Seminars:

Crystee Ballard and Hilary Yager will be representing MD Swimming at the USA Swimming Women in Coaching Clinic in Colorado Springs in April.

Bill Kirkner, USA Swimming Safety Conference, Colorado Springs, CO in June
                        USA Swimming Diversity Conference, Chicago, IL in April

Jamie Cahn, National Committee Member, and MSI Officials Chair, Linda Sue Lottes, will be representing Maryland Swimming at the USA Swimming Officials Chairs Meeting in May.

2015 Zone Select Camp Dates and Site

Eastern Zone June 4-7, 2015 University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD

AAAA Bag Tags!!! Make sure you get yours - Swim a new AAAA time in an event then make sure your coach requests your tag!
 
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The 2016 U.S. Olympic swim trials in Omaha, Nebraska, will take place June 26-July 3.


Olympic Trials Qualifying Times Announced


Click here to Find A Maryland Swim Team

2014 - 2015 Senior Athlete Rep: Ben Costello email:  srathleterep@mdswim.org
2014 - 2015 Junior Athlete Rep: Allison Hu email:   jrathleterep@mdswim.org

Answers to FAQ:

Why don't we hold swim meets at University of MD College Park?
The University, located in PG County, is not a part of Maryland Swimming and is currently not available to us. Maryland Swimming does not include PG or Montgomery Counties - they belong to Potomac Valley Swimming, who has the rights to the UM pool..


Why is the concession food not really for swimmers, or very limited in selection, at many meets?
Many facilities that are rented for a swim meet, have food services that we are required to employ - teams can not bring in their own food to sell or their own food vendors into the venue. With those large Facility Concession Vendors, there is no leeway in what food they offer for sporting events - or any type of event. Many of our meet hosts have attempted to discuss this with the vendors, but it is not feasible, or profitable, for them to purchase different (healthier) items for a swim meet - than they would sell at a basketball game or football game or a concert. Best suggestion for your swimmer - have them bring a small cooler, or insulated bag, packed with what they like to eat!
Don't blame the meet host - in more and more facilities, they have absolutely no control over the concessions.

Questions you would like answered - email office@mdswim.org  include your name for a personal reply.
         


Keeping Up With DECK PASS

USA Swimming continues  to improve Deck Pass for the swim community and frequently gets asked, “how can we promote this to our parents and athletes.” :

What is Deck Pass?

How to Promote Deck Pass to Parents 


USA Swimming Offers Athlete Protection Training to all Swimmers! Click Here
 

All USA Teams must now have a Bullying Policy and an Electronic Communication Policy in place. Both are mandated by USA Swimming and are to be agreed to by all coaches,athletes and parents on each club..
                          

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Quick Poll

Has your coach ever played an April Fool's Trick on you or your teammates?


Maryland Swimming Trivia

Winner gets a $15 i-Tunes gift card!!!

All registered MD Swimming swimmers are welcome to play.


New Question
: Fun Non-Swimming Question - next Swimming questions will start April 12th: 
Who do you like in the Men's AND the Women's NCAA National Basketball Championships?

Congratulations to the following people who have answered : Lance Rombro, Ryan Miller


Last Week's Winner: Matthew Arter, RAC

Last Week's Answer: "swimming for peace, friendship and clean waters." It took Martin Strel 67 days to swim the length of the Amazon River. And yes - he did get nibbled on by piranhas!
martin strel


Check out Previous Trivia Questions


Please email your answers to webmaster@mdswim.org by Sunday 8PM April 5, 2015



The winner will be determined by a random drawing from all of the correct answers submitted

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