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, 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
    Facilitator: Steve 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, Dawn Murtha, Rebecca Agoglia, Jean Schweitzer

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:

Benjamin Franklin was an avid swimmer from a very young age. Throughout his life he consistently promoted its healthful benefits. At the ripe old age of 11 he invented a pair of swim fins. What was the obvious major difference between the fins he invented and the ones you use today in practice?

Swimmers who have answered correctly: Lance Rombro, Melody Jones, Ian Corey, Eli Drachman, Matthew Arter

Last Month's Winner: Mia Mesceda, NBAC


Check out Previous Trivia Questions

Please email your answers to webmaster@mdswim.org by January 12, 2015

How to play 

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

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