Upcoming Meets

Upcoming Officials Clinics

    Stroke and Turn Clinic


    Saturday, January 31, 2015
    Between Sessions
    Walkersville High School
    81 West Frederick Street
    Walkersville, MD
    Facilitator:
    Ed Goundry

    STARTER CLINICS

    Sunday, February 1, 2015
    Between Sessions
    Walkersville High School
    81 West Frederick Street
    Walkersville, MD
    Facilitator: Ed Goundry



    CHIEF JUDGE CLINICS
    January 3, 2015
    LeJeune Hall Classroom
    US Naval Academy
    Annapolis, MD
    1:30 PM
    Facilitator: Steve Lottes

    ADMIN OFFICIALS CLINICS

     

    REFEREE CLINICS


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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.
THE MARYLAND SWIMMING OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED  DEC. 19, 2014 - DEC. 26, 2014
Please plan accordingly.

General Info and Announcements


Congratulations to Maryland's 2015 USA Swimming Club Excellence Winners:
Gold: NBAC
Bronze: ACA and EST


Click to see 10 Holiday Gifts for Swimmers (from Swimming World Magazine)


2014 Officials at Nationals

Maryland Swimming Officials at Nationals:
Peter LaGow, Jamie Cahn, Chris Waters and Betsy Coe


OFFICIALS REIMBURSEMENT FOR 2013-2014 IS CLOSED
COACH MENTORING PROGRAM FOR 2014 IS CLOSED

Former EST standout, Giles Smith, wins National Title in 100 Fly click to read article

Click for great pictures, taken by Coach Mike Kremer, of MD Swimmers & Coaches at the Select Camp in Colorado Springs

Swimmers: The new AAAA Bag Tags are Out!!! Make sure you get yours - Swim a new AAAA time in an event then make sure your coach requests your tag
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Congratulations to NBAC Swimmers who have made one or more USA National Team Rosters for  2015:
Becca Mann, Cierra Runge, Conor Dwyer, Chase Kalisz, Matt McLean, Gillian RYan, Sierra Schmidt, Alliosn Schmidt, Drew Cosgarea and Felicia Lee.

Congratulations to NBAC's Erik Posegay for his selection to the USA Swimming Pan American Games Coaching Staff for 2015.

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 HuE email:   jrathleterep@mdswim.org

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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.

Athletes Propose and Get a MD Swimming Scholarship Program Passed. 
Check it out - First Scholarships to be awarded in Spring of 2015.


                 


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 


The new mandatory Meet Director's Certification Test is now available on the
  Meet Director's Page 
   


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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Maryland Swimming Trivia

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

All registered MD Swimming swimmers are welcome to play.


New Question:
Benjamin Franklin was an avid swimmer from a very young age. Throughout his life he consistently promoted its healthful benefits. At the ripe old age of 11 he invented a pair of swim fins. What was the obvious major difference between the fins he invented and the ones you use today in practice?

 

Congratulations to the following people who have answered correctly: Lance Rombro, Melody Jones, Eli Drachman, Ian Corey, Matthew Arter


Last Month's Winner : Mia Mesceda, NBAC

Last Month's Answer: SEAL TEAM SIX

Check out Previous Trivia Questions


Please email your answers to webmaster@mdswim.org by January 12, 2015



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

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