Upcoming Officials Clinics

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



Saturday, November 22,, 2014
Community College of  Baltimore County (CCBC)
800 South Rolling Road
Catonsville, MD
12 - 1 PM
Facilitators: Bruce Claus & Linda Sue Lottes

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Meet Directors

Here is the link for the mandatory Meet Director's Certification test:
Meet Directors Test

Every Meet Director, in addition to being a registered member of USA Swimming, must be certified by Maryland Swimming in order for a meet to be Sanctioned or Approved. The Meet Director listed on the Meet notice, must be the actual Meet Director in position at the meet.

Below is a listing of Grandfathered Meet Directors who do not have to take the test at this time.
Rahim Booth, Raymond Brown, Terri Bush, Brooke Carter, Ken DeGruchy, Larry Dukes, Rob Fox, Rick Ewart, Jeff Hiestand, Tom Himes, Christie Hunter, Sam Lapan, Scott Marsden, Susan McDonald, Matt McDonough, Brendan McElroy, Peggy McKissick, Nicole Roberts, Lee Roby, Keith Schertle, Chris Swensen, Patrick Underwood, Jeff Hiestand, Cathy VanNetta     

Newly Certified & Re-Certified Meet Directors: Tom Himes. Katie Jenkins, Jamie Schertle, Keith Schertle, Bridgette Acchione, Maureen Mead, Mike Kremer, Diane Lambird, Casey Brandt, Kimberley Beall, Kelly Koch, Tracy Godey, George Higley, Chris Pilcher, Sam Pilcher, Gary Bilyeu, Kimberlie Daugherty, Gary Clement, Clarke Nyman, Chris Kaplan, Melanie Greenhill

Any questions regarding the certification process, please contact Matt McDonough at coachmcdonough@gmail.com

click here for Meet Directors Guide:
Steps for Running an Effective and Efficient Swim Meet.

  Fees Payable to Maryland Swimming
Effective 9/1/2013
Meet Sanction if Entry Fees are Charged $30
Meet Sanction if No Entry Fees are Charged $275
Meet Approval $30
Meet Observation $30
Entry Fee Percentage 15%
Equipmant Rental (rickewart1@gmail.com) $300 first session
  $25 each additional session
Radio Only Rental - MSI Meets $25 First session
  $12.50 each additional session
Radio Only Rental - non MSI Meets $30 per session
Over Subscription Fee (Any session lasting 300 or more minutes after published starting time) $125-$250                                                         MSI Rules & Regulations Table
Fine if: Meet Accounting Form, Payment of all Meet Fees and Post Meet Manager Report are not submitted within 30 days of last day of Meet. $100
A Meet Accounting Form must be submitted for any meet receiving an MSI Sanction # , Meet Observation Approval or any other meet having individual results entered into SWIMS.

ALL accounting forms and checks need to be sent to:
Maryland Swimming  (within 30 days of last day of the meet)
P.O.Box 255
Shrewsbury, PA 17361
* Checks made payable to

For all meet administration or operation information, refer to the document below. 

Trivia Question

Winner Gets a $15 i-Tunes Gift Card

Any registered MD Swimming swimmer is 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?

Swimmers who have answered correctly: Lance Rombro, Mia Mesceda, Tess Becket

Last Month's Winner: Taylor Thomas, FAST

Answer: Los Angeles, Atlanta and Sydney

Check out Previous Trivia Questions

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

How to play 

Winner will be determined by a random drawing from all of the correct answers submitted.

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