Upcoming Meets

  • Unattached Coaches must have a swimmer entered in the meet to be on deck
  • Unattached swimmers must have a certified USA coach on deck with them at all times
  • Swimmers who are registered as Unattached, and not with any team, must be meet entered with paper entries only! This does not apply to swimmers who are Unattached because they are waiting out a 120 day transfer.
  • Swimmers who are registered as Unattached, and not with any team, must be entered into a meet with the following designation only: UN  MD. This does not apply to swimmers who are Unattached because they are waiting out a 120 day transfer.    
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  • ASC Senior Invitational           February 6, 2016                          Link to Officiate                         Psych Sheet
  • GBSA Last Chance Meet          February 12, 2016                        Link to Officiate
  • AESC Cabin Fever Meet           February 20, 2016                       ENTRIES CLOSED MEET IS FULL
  • MD SCY Senior Champs          February 25, 2016                        Link to Officiate
  • MD SCY 14&U Champs            March 3, 2016                              Link to Officiate
  • CBAC Jr. Champs                      March 11, 2016                             Link to Officiate
  • NBAC Jr. Champs                      March 11, 2016
  • MSC "B" Champs                       March 18, 2016
  • 8 & U Champs                            April 2, 2016

Upcoming Officials Clinics

    STROKE & TURN CLINICS

    January 30, 2016
    Between Sessions Hogan Meet
    Walkersville, High School
    Walkersville, MD
    Facilitator: Ed Goundry


    February 2, 2016
    6:30 PM
    Gilman School
    Gilman Athletic Center
    McCarthy Room
    Facilitator: Greer Verheyen


    STARTER CLINICS

    January 31, 2016
    Between Sessions Hogan Meet
    Walkersville High School
    Walkersville, MD
    Facilitator: Ed Goundry

    CHIEF JUDGE CLINICS  

    ADMIN OFFICIALS CLINICS

    REFEREE CLINICS

    NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

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

General Chair: John McDonough  Maryland Swimming Office: Pat Kaplan 
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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


General Info and Announcements

ASC Sr. Invitational Time Changes:
Saturday and Sunday afternoon sessions.
Warm-up will begin at 12:30
Meet start time will be 1:30

 

Qualifying athletes need to apply for USA Swimming National Diversity Select Camp held May 5th – 8th. Applications are due by February 8th at 6pm . Below is the link to USA Swimming’s page where you can find all the details.
http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1824

Athlete Application Link  http://usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=2250&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en

January Was Safe Sport Month for MD Swimming Parents.


​The winners are in!
The REAL winners??  All of the athletes in MD Swimming!!

FAST had the most parents take the training, followed extremely closely by RAC and BST - they are our TOP 3 winners...

HOWEVER..the Executive Board has decided that this training is so important that every club that achieved 100% of households, with at least 1 parent participating, has earned a pizza party!..so ACSS, BAAC, BST, CAA, FAST, NWSC, RAC AND ROCK  - PARTY ON!!


  Safe Sport Picture        

February 2, 2016: Maryland Swimming had 1842 parents take the USA Swimming On Life Safe Sport Traimg for Parents, during the month of January. Every swimmer says Thank You ...
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January 20, 2016:
Received letter and pictures of SPRC's Tatiana Orsburn attending the Jimi Flowers Classic at the USA Swimming Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The meet is  a national classification meet for adaptive swimmers. Tatiana and her family were able to apply for and receive assisting funds from the MD Swimming Discretionary Fund..to make this an incredible experience for them all..
Tatiana at Jimi FLowers Meet


Hello to the Executive Board,
On behalf of Tatiana Orsburn's parents and the SPRC Stingray Family, I would like to thank you for the Discretionary Funds that you supplied to the Orsburns.  Without this help, the family would most likely not have been able to afford the trip.
The Jimi Flowers Classic at the Olympic Training Center was an amazing experience for all of us.  Tatiana was able to swim with and against many other athletes facing similar, as well as greater, challenges.  This experience opened up a world of opportunities for Tatiana, and it gave her parents a whole host of new resources for their daughter's journey in swimming.
Tatiana learned a lot, had so many fun experiences, and swam very well.  Not only did she receive a medal from an older athlete who was passing it along as an incentive and encouragement, but she actually received a medal herself - for the 200M FR.
We know that this experience has fostered great joy in swimming for Tatiana, and we hope that this is the beginning of a wonderful adventure for her.  Again, thank you so much for your support.
Maureen Kogut on behalf of the SPRC Stingrays


January 27, 2016:
Congratulations to Coach Ellen Doxtater and to  the Barracuda Swim Team who  after only 2 years of being a USA Club, has achieved the USA Club Developmental Level 1 Recognition!

January 19, 2016:
2016 Maryland Swimming Scholarship Applications are Open.
Deadline to submit is March 1, 2016

Jamuary 15, 2016:
Check out USA Swimming's Media Report. Great Article on Michael Phelps, Bob Bowman and their plans for Rio...many awesome pictures!

January 15, 2016:
January Edition of Streamline, the Officials Newsletter has been posted. Check it out - many great photos!

January 13, 2016:
Coaches Scheduling Meeting set for 6PM Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Greene Turtle in Owings Mills, MD

January 12, 2016: Ally VanNetta, CAA wins monthly Trivia i-tunes card.​


January 8, 2016:
Check out this month's USA Swimming Media Report - Lots of Swimming articles and great pictures.

January 5, 2016:
Tess Becket, Swimmer and Team Rep from NBAC had an article published in Swimming World Magazine - Read It - You will LOVE it !!
http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/swim-because-you-love-it/

January 4, 2016:
MD Swimming received a check for $4000 from USA Swimming for our very successful 2015 Coach Mentoring Program. We received the Max grant available. Jeb Beaver has some good mentoring round tables in the works for 2016 - let's win another check!!

January 3, 2016:
Congratulations to MD Swimming Officials who have been selected to work at Olympic Trials: Jamie Cahn as a Chief Judge and Peter LaGow and Betsy Coe as Stroke & Turn Officials. Quite an accomplishment - it is a tough selection process!!!!!

January 1, 2016: MD Swimming Safe Sport Parent Education Contest begins. DO IT NOW!!!!!

January 1, 2016: 
MD SCY TOP 10 Updated: SCY Records Updated; Records Progression Updated

December 26, 2015:
We heartbreakingly announce the passing of 16 year old MD Swimmer Erin Drumm. A former member of BAAC, MAS, ACA and ACSS  and a member of the Harford Summer Swim League and her high schoool team at North Harford as well. There is a GoFundMe account that has been established in her name to help her family pay her medical costs.: https://www.gofundme.com/f7ewqvr8.

December 18, 2015: MD Swimming
is awarded a 2016 Coach Mentoring Grant for the 3rd year in a row. This Grant enables MD Swimming to offer Continuing Coach Education opportunities to all MD Swimming coaches.

December 16, 2015: NBAC and EST win USA Swimming 2015 Club Excellence Awards
The North Baltimore Aquatic Club was one of only 20 Teams in the USA to receive Gold Medal Club status through the 2016 USA Swimming Club Excellence Program.   NBAC came in 7th place in the USA amassing 29,022 points.  In addition, NBAC was one of only 8 Teams in the USA to receive the initial Podium Team Award.  This new award is given to teams that have achieved the Gold Medal Club Status for 4 consecutive years.  NBAC also holds the distinction of being the only team in the USA to have achieved the Club Excellence Programs Gold Medal Club Status since the beginning of the program in 2002.  This year is NBAC's 15th consecutive year receiving Gold Medal Club Status.

The only other Maryland LSC club to receive recognition through the 2016 USA Swimming Club Excellence Program was the Eagle Swim Team who received Bronze Medal Status by placing 112th with 5,060 points.
Congratulations to both teams.

December 15, 2015: Meet Notices and Event Files  for both SC State Championship Meets are posted on the Meet Schedule Pages. 2016 MD Senior Championship Meet   2016 14 & U State Championship Meet

December 12, 2015: State Records Broken This Month
Individual Records:
9-10 Girls - Maggie Belbot - NBAC: 100 Free, 200 Free, 500 Free, 100 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 Fly, 100 IM, 200 IM
Relay Records:

​9-10 Girls - NBAC - 200 Free Relay: Belbot, Ramoy, McNerney, Harner
9-10 Girls - NBAC - 200 Medley Relay: Koff, Ramoy, Belbot, Harner

December 10, 2015 This Week's USA Swimming Media Report -
Great pictures and swimming articles.

December 6, 2015:
And you think your practice was hard today? Check this out

December 5, 2015:
December Officials Newsletter Posted STREAMLINE

December 4, 2015:  USA Swimming's Media Report for this week 
Great pictures and Swimming Articles

December 2, 2015:
MD Swimming Senior Championship Meet Notice and Event Files Posted to Meets Schedule

November 28, 2015:
MD Swimming SCY TOP 10 as of 11/28/2015

November 20, 2015:
State Records broken this month:
Individual Records:
9-10 Girls - Maggie Belbot - NBAC : 100 Free, 200 Free, 200 Back, 200 Breast, 100 Fly, 100 IM, 200 IM
Relay Records:
9-10 Girls - NBAC - 400 Free Relay; Belbot, Harner, McNerney, Smith
9-10 Girls - NBAC - 400 Medley Relay; Smith, Ramoy, Belbot, McNerney
November 16, 2015:  If you or your swimmer received the wrong Bag Tag Time Standards or Championship Meet Qualifying Tags, please have the coach email the MD Swimming office so we can get the correct ones to the swimmer.

November 8, 2015
: The 2014-15 Officials Reimbursement Program requests must be postmarked by  December 1, 2015. If you have not submitted your qualifying request, please do so quickly, as not late submissions will be processed.. Request and Documentation should be mailed to : Maryland Swimming   PO Box 255   Shrewsbury, PA 17361.

November 7, 2015:  The 2016 USA Swimming Time Standards and both the 14 & U MD SCY State Championship Meet Qualifying Times and the SCY Sr. Championship Meet Qualifying Times  Bag Tags,  for every 2016 registered Maryland swimmer ages 9-18, have now been distributed to all Head Coaches...8 & Unders receive special
Meet Safety Tags and a Year Round Swimmer Tag. If you have not received your tags, please check with your coach.


November 1, 2015: 
Congratulations to YRAC!!! They have become a USA Club Recognition Level 1 Club.


AAAA Bag Tag
s!!!
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


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's New Safe Sport Page! 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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