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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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


CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS

Click for everything you need to know about the 2015 Senior Championship Meet:  Meet Notice, Timeline, Psych Sheet to Real Time Results


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

 

 Order Form for Junior Championship Meet Clothing

Order Form for State Championship Meets Clothing


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

Athletes Propose and Get a MD Swimming Scholarship Program Passed. 
Scholarship 1 Check it out - 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.

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

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



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


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!

First Champs Question:
The Songhua River in China holds an annual swim meet - what is the pool made of?

 

Congratulations to the following people who have answered correctly: Lance Rombro, Averey Johnson, Ryan Miller, James Petrer, aShannon Cucchiaro, Lexi Cucchiaro, Yael Garcia


Last Month's Winner :Isabelle Erb, GTAC

Last Month's Answer: Yale University

Check out Previous Trivia Questions


Please email your answers to webmaster@mdswim.org by Sunday 8PM March 1, 2015



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

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