Upcoming Officials Clinics

     

    Annual MSI Officials Clinic
    September 12, 2015

     

    Stroke and Turn Clinic


    Wednesday, April 22, 2015
    Coppin State University
    2523 Gwynns Falls Pkwy
    Baltimore, MD 21216
    Meet at the Pool
    6:30 PM
    Facilitator: Annie Smith-Jones

    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
    Pointer Ridge Swim & Racquet Club
    16505 Poole Lane
    Bowie, MD
    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
    Thursday, April 23, 2015
    Columbia Aquatics Office
    9450 Gerwig Lane
    Columbia, MD
    7:00 PM
    Facilitators: Peter LaGow, Lauren McComas
    Betsy Coe and Jamie Cahn

    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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Frank R. Comfort

A native of Harrrisburg, PA and 1967 graduate of Syracuse University, Frank Comfort began coaching propitiously with a 7-0 record as the Freshman Coach at University of North Carolina in 1968.  Luckily for Baltimore, Frank left Carolina to become Head Coach of John Hopkins University for the 1968-69 season.  Frank took a neophyte team quickly to peak heights with a Middle Atlantic Championship by 1971.  In 1975 and 1976 his teams were NCAA III runner-ups and the 1977 team won the championship.  Returning to Carolina in 1978, Frank has become the winningest coach in Atlantic Coast Conference history with his eighteenth conference title in 1995.  Frank has served United States Swimming numerous times including being Olympic Festival Coach, as World University Games Coach and as Goodwill Games Head Coach.

 

In 1970 Frank began coaching a young Age Grouper named Wendy Weinberg.   By 1973 Wendy had blossomed into an international star with four Gold Medals at the eighth Maccabiah Games.  In 1975 Wendy won the 800 Free at the Pan American Games in Mexico City.   With this solid background, Frank prepared Wendy for the greatest challenge of all in 1976 – swimming against the new East German Woman’s swim machine.   Wendy’s mental and physical preparation were up to the task as she came from behind to finish third in the 800 Meter Free in 8:42.60 under both the World and Olympic Records up to the Games.

 

Frank Comfort’s career at Carolina has allowed him the opportunity to coach numerous great swimmers including Olympians Ann Marshall, great NCAA Champion Sue Walsh and numerous all-Americans.  However, Frank’s time in Maryland remains a valued time for Maryland swimming history.

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