Upcoming Meets

  • Unattached Coaches must have a swimmer entered in the meet to be on deck
  • Unattached swimmers must have a 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.
  • RAC/ASC Invitational             July 9-12, 2015                           Link to Officiate
  • NBAC Classic                             July 10-13, 2015
  • FSC Last Chance LC                 July 17-19, 2015
  • BCSC/JCC Unity Meet            July 24-26, 2015
  • MD LC Championships          July 30-August 2, 2015             Link to Officiate    MD LSC SWIMMERS ONLY
  • VACATION!!!!!!
  • NAAC Open Water Swim       September 12, 2015

Upcoming Officials Clinics


    Annual MSI Officials Clinic
    September 12, 2015


    Stroke and Turn Clinic




    July 11, 2015
    4:00 PM
    5700 Cottonworth Avenue
    Baltimore, MD

    Betsy Coe


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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 
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

Click here to Find A Maryland Swim Team

Long Course State Championship Meet
July 30-August 2, 2015
St. Mary's

Click for Link to Officiate
Sign up by June 27th and you will guaranteed a FREE Polo Shirt made especially for this meet.
We need all officials....Referees, Starters, Chief Judges and Stroke & Turns.
Don't wait till the last day!

Changes to the RAC/ASC Sandbox Invitational - July 9-12, 2015 

Session 1:                     
        Warm ups begin 3:30 pm
        Session starts at 4:30 pm
Sessions 2, 5, 8:         
        Warm ups begin 6:15 am**     
        Session starts at  8:00 am
Sessions 3, 6, 9:         
       Warm ups begin 11:45 am**   
        Session starts at 12:45 pm**
Sessions 4, 7, 10:       
       Warm ups begin 4:30 pm**    
        Session starts at  5:30 pm
** denotes change from the Meet Notice

Support the MD Swimming Scholarship Program
The MD Swimming License Plate Program is Back!!!! 
Get Yours Early to get a low "status" number...click here to see how

Congratulations to our newest Board Members for 2015-16

Jeb Beaver, Chris Kaplan, Allen Jones, Peter Leib, Clarke Nyman, Peter LaGow, Nikia Brown and Laura McArthur.

New 2015-16 Athlete Reps as elected by the Athlete HOD
Senior Rep: Allison Hu, EST
Junior Rep: Aileen Yu,  GBSA

WHAT is Swimjitsu???? Click to find out.......


click for the APPLICATION

Purpose: To instill a vision of success and inspire athletes in our LSC by providing the opportunity to train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs (6350 ft. elevation).

The Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs provides housing, meals and a 50 meter pool to qualified swim teams and their coaches.

24 Athletes (12 Male, 12 Female) ­ Top 4 power point scores added up for each swimmer (adjusted to 16 yrs. of age).

Short or Long course score, but not 2 scores from the same event (i.e. 500 free and 400 free) 1 male 1 female per team max.

4 Coaches ­ 1 max/team based on the top scoring swimmers. Coaches will be eligible every other year.

Eligibility: Age between 13­-16 at the time of the camp (September 24th). Athlete cannot have achieved a USA swimming Junior National qualifying time or higher. Athlete cannot have attended a prior LSC select camp.

Qualifying period: Scores will be taken from July 1, 2014 ­ July 1, 2015.

Dates: September 24 ­ September 27.

Day 1­ Morning flight PM practice
Day 2 ­ AM and PM practices
Day 3 ­ AM and PM practices
Day 4 ­ Morning flight.

Deadline: Applications (Athletes and Coaches) must be in by July 3rd.
Everyone will be notified on selection by July 8th. OTC has a good deal of paperwork that must be done prior to attending.

Costs: Maryland Swimming will be covering all transportation, room and board.

2014 OTC Photo

2014 MD Swimming Select Camp Attendees

cholastic All American Applications are Open from June 1, 2015 - August 1, 2015..click here to apply

2015-16 Annual Registration Clinic

September 12, 2015

JCC Owings Mills, MD

More Information to follow


​​​Representing Maryland Swimming at National Non Swimming Events:
Trevor Rill, JCC, National Safety Chairs Meeting,
June 26-27, 2015 - Denver, CO

Bill Kirkner, JCC Speaker at the Eastern Zone Diversity Camp,
Washington, DC, June 26-27, 2015

Class of 2015
-Click to find out where your friends are headed to college

Erik Posegay is the new NBAC Head Coach. Congratulations and Good Luck wishes to Erik..

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

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..


latest news

Quick Poll


From 3 Time Olympian Gary Hall, Jr.
Because more time is gained or lost on the turns than in any other part of a freestyle race, it would seem reasonable that coaches would spend a considerable amount of time trying to perfect the turn. They don’t. Performing a fast flip turn requires core strength, discipline, attention to detail, some risk, great streamlining ability and a very good underwater dolphin kick.
I must also confess to you that, as a swimmer, I was one of the worst offenders. I rarely did a legal turn in practice and made a habit of doing lazy turns over and over again. As a result, my turns in races were poor and I often lost considerable ground against other, more disciplined swimmers who trained hard on their turns. Perhaps that is why, as a coach, I am more meticulous and more emphatic about our Race Club swimmers doing their turns well. I do not want any of our swimmers losing ground on turns, so we work on them in nearly every session.
Be honest now.. Do you do lazy flip turns in practice?

Maryland Swimming Trivia

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

All registered MD Swimming swimmers are welcome to play.

New Question
Who is the only swimmer ever, male or female, to hold American records in every stroke?

Congratulations to the following swimmers who have answered correctly : Lance Rombro, Lily Bussey, Timothy Mai, Jaydn Atkins, Sydney Atkins, Brayden Bowen, Kelly Fields, Anna Mason

Last Month's Winner: Lance Rombro, NBAC

Last Month's Answer: River of January

Check out Previous Trivia Questions

Please email your answers to webmaster@mdswim.org by Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 8PM 

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

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