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2015 First MD Open Water Swim of the Year
Upcoming Officials Clinics
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Monday, June 8, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Meadowbrook Aquatic Center
5700 Cottonworth Avenue
Facilitator: Bob Griffiths, Tampa Florida
Contact: Betsy Coe
Swim Meet Manager
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Welcome to Maryland Swimming!!!
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
Emad El Shefi, Chip Zigorski, Davis Ose, Peter LaGow, Jamie Cahn, Amy Eschman, Bruce Mooney, Betsy Coe, Rich McMillen, Shana Carella
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
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!
Click here to Find A Maryland Swim Team
2014 - 2015 Senior Athlete Rep: Ben Costello email: email@example.com
2014 - 2015 Junior Athlete Rep: Allison Hu email: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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Maryland Swimming Trivia