Upcoming Meets

Upcoming Officials Clinics

    Stroke and Turn Clinic

    Sunday, March 29, 2015
    Between Sessions
    UMBC Aquatic Complex
    1000 Hilltop Circle
    Baltimore, MD
    Room - TBD
    Facilitator:
    Greer Verheyen

    Monday, March 30, 2015
    Columbia Aquatics Office
    9450 Gerwig Lane
    Columbia, MD
    7 PM
    Facilitator: Tom Deboissiere


    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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email address:office@mdswim.org

General Chair: John McDonough
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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

14 & Under Championship Meet, USNA  FINAL UPDATE COMING AT 6 PM

There will be NO competition on Thursday.


Thursday events have been postponed to Friday.


There are 2 alternatives being considered by the Meet Commitee and Coaches:

Swimming:
     (1) Fridays events Friday morning and Thursday's events Friday afternoon
                                               
     (2) Thursday's events Friday morning and Friday's events Friday afternoon. 


Either way Friday morning warmups will begin at 8:50 AM. Meet Start 10 AM.

All Thursday and Friday events are now TIMED FINALS
 
Look for the updated psych sheet/program and timeline on the Maryland Swimming website later today.

As of now there will be no bus service Friday morning.

Please continue to monitor the Maryland Swimming website for all updated information.

CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS

Link for everything you need to know about the 14 & U MD Swimming Championship Meet: Psych Sheet, Timeline, Meet Notice and REAL TIME RESULTS


Click for fantastic Photos of MD Swimmers of the Year from the 2015 Senior Championship Meet. Pictures graciously taken by Mrs.Runge from NBAC and Mr. Manning from MAC

List of 2013-14 SCY Swimmers of the Year
List of 2013-14 LCM Swimmers of the Year


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Click for 2015 Senior Championship Meet Results

14 & Under Championship Meet, USNA

Concessions:
  Friday-Sunday, March 6th-8th – Begin service at 7:30AM

Jackets: MD Swimming will be awarding Championship Jackets for 2015 to the winners of individual events at the Sr. Championships and the 14 & under Championships.  Jackets can be purchased by individual swimmers who placed 2nd or 3rd in an event.  Orders will be taken at the meets in St. Mary’s and the Naval Academy by METRO SWIM SHOP.  Metro will be on site for the duration of these meets and they will coordinate ordering and order fulfillment.  If you are eligible to order a jacket at one of these meets, please plan to place your order at the Metro Swim Shop location on site

Parking: Maryland swimming has contracted with a local bus company familiar with and approved by the Academy.  Parents, Coaches, Officials, etc. will be able to park at the Navy stadium parking lot and use the shuttle service.  Buses will shuttle from there onto the yard and unload adjacent to Lejeune Hall.  The cost to park at the stadium lot is $5.00 (downtown parking costs $11 per day/ entry).  The buses will run continuously on the following schedule:

 

Friday March 6, 2015   Saturday March 7, 2015  Sunday March 8, 2015

6am – 9am          3 buses

9am – 11am        1 bus

11am – 1pm       3 buses 

3pm – 5pm         3 buses

5pm – 8pm         1 bus

8pm – 10pm       4 buses

 Please Note:  Security will be on site at the stadium lot to check bags.  However, there will be some lapses in the schedule because of guard availability.  When that is the case and there is no guard at the stadium lot, the bus will load and drop at Gate 1 where folks will walk onto the yard and the bag check will occur.  Chairs will be allowed

8 & Under Championship Meet hosted by FSC  has been moved from Frederick  to McDonogh School's Rosenberg Aquatic Center in Owings Mills..

 

 Order Form for Junior Championship Meet Clothing

Order Form for State Championship Meets Clothing


Athletes Propose and Get a MD Swimming Scholarship Program Passed. 
Scholarship 1  - First Scholarships to be awarded in Spring of 2015.


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

NBAC's Betsy Coe is the Meet Referee for Speedo Sectionals South in Christiansburg, VA in March

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

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

Swimmers:  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 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.
         


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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MARCH IS CHAMPIONSHIP MONTH IN MARYLAND. Here are 5 Tips to help you compete better in a Championship Meet:

 

  1. Manage your Warm Up Yardage: Warm up should include a combination of a dynamic warm-up and foam rolling on land, followed by your traditional pre-meet warm up in the pool.

  2. Keep your Emotional Energy in Check: Most athletes swim best when they are calm, cool, and collected. This means being relaxed and ready to go, but remember to relax. This also means bouncing back quickly from bad races and moving on with a fresh start for the next one.

  1. Tune out the Noise: Use headphones and music to tune out the ambient noise of a crowded pool.

  1. Nap Between Sessions: Starting on day one, take naps between prelims and finals. Sleeping between every session will help you recharge and stay as fresh as possible for that last day.

  1. Foam Roll: By Day 3 your muscles will be tighter. Foam rolling is a fantastic tool for loosening up your muscle tissue without adding extra yardage to your warm up and warm down. It requires minimal energy and will improve your range of motion in the water.

 

Have you tried FOAM ROLLING?


Maryland Swimming Trivia

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

All registered MD Swimming swimmers are welcome to play.


New Question
  March is Championship Month! Again this year, we will offer a chance to win every week during Championship Month - that means 5 Championship Meets - 5 chances!

Second Champs Month Question: President Obama's White House Communications Director, Jen Psaki swam backstroke for the 2nd oldest College in the United States. Located in Virgina, what is the name of the College that she swam for?

Congratulations to the following people who have answered correctly: Zuilda Nwaeze, Averey Johnson, Rachel McCoy, Ryan Miller, Jonathan Zhao, Jack Guidera, Emily Kopp, Connor Guidera, Anna Mason, Lauren Waire, Nate Brewer, Lance Rombro, Ana Lesho, James Petrera, Greta Peacock, Taylor Thomas, Rachel McCoy, Harry Belbot, Gabriel Erb, Emily Greenwald, Matt Arter, Sophie Schulze, Yael Garcia, Sophia Xu


Last Week's Winner :Zuilda Nwaeze, CAA

Last Month's Answer: ICE!!!!! Ice

Check out Previous Trivia Questions


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



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

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