Upcoming Officials Clinics

         

    Stroke and Turn Clinics

    Friday, October 24, 2014
    PG Sports & Learning Complex
    8001 Sheriff Road
    Hyattsville, MD
    Hospitality Room off the Pool Deck
    6:00 - 8:00 PM
    Contact: Danielle Boucree
    Facilitator: Shana Carella


    Saturday November 8, 2014
    Callow Hill Aquatic Center
    2821 Oakley Avenue
    Baltimore, MD
    10:00 AM
    Facilitator: Linda Sue Lottes


    Saturday, November 15, 2014
    Gilman School
    5407 Roland Avenue
    Baltimore, MD
    McCarthy Room
    12:00 Noon
    Facilitator:
    Greer Verheyen

    Sunday, November 16, 2014

    The Arundel Swim Center
    2690 Riva Road
    Annapolis, MD
    Between Sessions
    Facilitator:
    John Lee


    STARTER CLINICS

    Saturday, November 15, 2014
    The Arundel Swim Center
    2690 Riva Road
    Annapolis, MD
    Between Sessions
    Facilitator:
    John Lee

    ADMIN OFFICIALS CLINICS

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014
    Columbia Association Aquatics Office
    9450 Gerwig Lane
    Columbia, MD
    7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Facilitators: Lauren McComas & Peter LaGow


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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.

    Trivia Question

    Winner Gets a $15 i-Tunes Gift Card


    Any registered MD Swimming swimmer is welcome to play!!!


    New Question:

    Olympians in our midst! Frederik Hviid, MAC coach, represented Spain in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics in the 1500 Free. Emad Elshafei, CAA Official, represented Egypt in the 1984 Olympics in the 100 Back, the 200 Back and the 200 IM. What cities were the 1984, 1996 and 2000 Olympics held in?


    Swimmers who have answered correctly: Owen Schulze, Madeline Dooley, Lance Rombro, Avery Johnson, Graham Lindner


    Last Month's Winner: Maggie Tanner, SPY

    Answer: Breatstroke (they imitated the movements of the frogs they saw)

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

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