Upcoming Officials Clinics

    Stroke and Turn Clinic

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

    Saturday, February 7, 2015
    12 Noon - ASC Sr. Meet
    The Arundel Olympic Swim Center
    2690 Riva Road
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    Facilitator: John Lee

    Sunday, March 29, 2015
    Between Sessions
    UMBC Aquatic Complex
    1000 Hilltop Circle
    Baltimore, MD
    Room - TBD
    Facilitator:
    Greer Verheyen

    Monday, March 30, 2015
    Columbia Aquatics Office
    9450 Gerwig Lane
    Columbia, MD
    7 PM
    Facilitator: Tom Deboissiere


    Thursday, May 28, 2015
    Columbia Aquatics Office
    9450 Gerwig Lane
    Columbia, MD
    7 PM
    Facilitator: Tom Deboissiere

    STARTER CLINICS

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

    Sunday, February 8, 2015
    12 Noon/ ASC Meet

    The Arundel Olympic Swim Center
    2690 Riva Road
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    Facilitator: John Lee

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    Columbia Aquatics Office
    9450 Gerwig Lane
    Columbia, MD
    7 PM
    Facilitator: Tom Deboissiere

    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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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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President John F. Kennedy, a backstroker, was on the first Harvard Swim Team to ever defeat their arch rival_____________. What is the name of the Ivy League School he helped beat for the first time?

Swimmers who have answered correctly: Lance Rombro, Ian Corey, Nathaniel Robinson, Jack Keith, Nicole Appiani, Max Klemm, Tommy Hurley, Ryan Miller, Zuilda Nwaeze


Last Month's Winner: Averey Johnson, MAC

Last Month's Answer: There were actually 2 correct answers: They were made out of wood and they were for his hands. He called them "Fins" but they were actually more like the modern era "hand paddles".



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