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.

  • 2015 LC Champs Qualifying Times 
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  • CAA Spring Fling                       May 9-10, 2015                            MEET IS CLOSED
  • RAC Abbey Seeger Meet          May 15-17, 2015
  • GTAC 8 & U Meet                      May 16-17, 2015
  • NAAC "A" Buster                       May 30-31, 2015                        MEET IS CLOSED

Upcoming Officials Clinics

     

    Annual MSI Officials Clinic
    September 12, 2015

     

    Stroke and Turn Clinic

    Saturday, May 2, 2015
    1:00 - 2:30 pm
    Catonsville Family Center (CATY) 
    850 S. Rolling Road
    Catonsville, MD  21228
    Facilitator:
    Sonya Baier
    Please RSVP to Sonya by 5/1/2015

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    Bowie City Hall - New (Better) Location!
    15901 Excaliber Road
    Bowie, MD
    Room 181
    6:00 PM
    Facilitator: Shana Carella

    Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Columbia Aquatics Office
    9450 Gerwig Lane
    Columbia, MD
    7 PM
    Facilitator: Tom Deboissiere

    STARTER CLINICS

    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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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

Bob Bowman, Michael Phelps, and others, to leave NBAC...click to read..

 
2 Swimmers from Baltimore Break Paralympics World Records in Berlin. click for article

2015 Coaches' Scheduling Meeting will be:
May 3, 2015 - 3-5 PM   Greene Turtle   Owings Mills, MD

MD Swimming Scholarship Program 
Now Accepting Applications . Deadline is June 1, 2015
Scholarship 1  - First Scholarships to be awarded in August 2015.

For Parents, Club Officers, Athletes and Coaches: Positive Coaching Alliance Speakers to Kick Off MD Swimming HOD June 7, 2015 click to read

4 Maryland Swimming Members have been Selected for the Eastern Zone Select Camp Roster. The USA Swimming Camp will be held at UMBC June 4-7, 2015. Site Director is Chad Cradock, RAC. Assistant Coach is Ryan Marklewitz, EST and athletes Lauen Pool and Elizabeth Fry are from NBAC. Congratulations all!!


OFFICIALS
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The short-course yards (SCY) mid-season portion (April-August 2015) is in the record books.  The MSI Officials Committee reminds all officials to log on to  OTS to verify sessions/meets worked and clinics attended.  Please also review the MSI meet schedule http://www.mdswim.org/Top_Nav/Meets/2014-2015_Meet_Schedule.htm  to ensure all meets, sessions, and annual position clinics are correct.  Remember re-certification requires that a MSI official attend 1 clinic and must work at least 8 sessions, over a minimum of 3 MSI sanctioned swim meets from September 1st through August 31st.  If anyone has any questions, don't hesitate e-mail the MSI Officials Committee via contact-officials-committee@googlegroups.com

Maryland Swimming Disability News:

 Four swimmers with a disability (All Paralympians) on the new Loyola University club team

  • Connor Gioffreda set 6 American records in S6 classification at Jan EST and MSC MD meets
  • 6 of the 25 Swimmers on the USA Paralympic Word team this summer; are in MD swimming: Alyssa Gialamas, Cortney Jordan, Jessica Long, Rebecca Meyers, McKenzie Coan, Brad Snyder

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

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

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.


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 Hu email:   jrathleterep@mdswim.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.

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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