Upcoming Meets

Upcoming Officials Clinics

    Stroke and Turn Clinic

    Saturday, January 31, 2015
    Between Sessions
    Walkersville High School
    81 West Frederick Street
    Walkersville, MD
    Ed Goundry


    Sunday, December 7, 2014

    LeJeune Hall Classroom
    US Naval Academy
    Annapolis, MD
    8:30 AM
    Steve Lottes

    Sunday, February 1, 2015
    Between Sessions
    Walkersville High School
    81 West Frederick Street
    Walkersville, MD
    Facilitator: Ed Goundry

    January 3, 2015
    LeJeune Hall Classroom
    US Naval Academy
    Annapolis, MD
    1:30 PM
    Shana Carella




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Welcome to Maryland Swimming!!!
[Member of USA Swimming]
Maryland Swimming Incorporated
P.O. Box 255
Shrewsbury, PA 17361-0255
email address:office@mdswim.org

General Chair: John McDonough
Registrations / 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.

Maryland Swimming office will be
closed November 26-27, 2014

General Info and Announcements


Welcome to new MD Swimming Club: LOYO  - Loyola University of MD, Head Coach Brian Loeffler

Swimmers: The new AAAA Bag Tags are Out!!! Make sure you get yours - Swim a new AAAA time in an event then make sure your coach requests your tag

Congratulations to NBAC Swimmers who have made one or more USA National Team Rosters for  2015:
Becca Mann, Cierra Runge, Conor Dwyer, Chase Kalisz, Matt McLean, Gillian RYan, Sierra Schmidt, Alliosn Schmidt, Drew Cosgarea and Felicia Lee.

Congratulations to NBAC's Erik Posegay for his selection to the USA Swimming Pan American Games Coaching Staff for 2015.

OFFICIALS REIMBURSEMENT REQUESTS FOR 2013-2014 due by December 1, 2014.
Do not be late - it will not be processed.

Program Requirements for Reimbursement
Reimbursement for 2013-2014 Membership Fee
Reimbursement for 2013-2014 Background Check Fee
CLUB Reimbursement if a club paid 2013-2014 Registration Fees

12.13.14 New Wave Swim Clinic  Click to read  - Features 2 Well Known Olympians!

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


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.

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

Maryland Swimming Coach Mentoring Program
ends December 1, 2014

Click to read how it Works
   Application to visit with a mentor
   Visiting Coach's Evaluation Form
   Mentoring Coach's Evaluation Form
   Form for Club to Request $100 Payout
   Form for Visiting Coach to Request Expenses Reimbursement


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 

The new mandatory Meet Director's Certification Test is now available on the
  Meet Director's Page 

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..


latest news

Quick Poll

To me Thanksgiving means:

Maryland Swimming Trivia

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

All registered MD Swimming swimmers are welcome to play.

New Question:
An instructor said, “You are going to love this. Drown-proofing is one of my favorites. Sink or swim, sweet peas.”

I tied my feet together, and my swim partner tied my hands behind my back.

“When I give the command, the bound men will hop into the deep end of the pool,” Instructor Stoneclam said. “You must bob up and down 20 times, float for five minutes, swim to the shallow end of the pool, turn around without touching the bottom, swim back to the deep end, do a forward and backward somersault underwater, and retrieve a face mask from the bottom of the pool with your teeth.”

The hardest part for me was swimming the length of the pool and back with my feet tied together and hands tied behind my back. I had to flip around like a dolphin."

What elite organization (and it's number) would this man have been in training for?

Congratulations to the following people who have answered correctly: Lance Rombro, Mia Mesceda, Tess Becket , Lexi Cucciaro, Shannon Cucchiaro

Last Month's Winner : Taylor Thomas, FAST

Last Month's Answer: Los Angeles, Atlanta and Sydney

Check out Previous Trivia Questions

Please email your answers to webmaster@mdswim.org by December 12, 2014

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

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