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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USA/MD Swimming Year Round Opportunities
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HoCo Aquatics is seeking a part time swim team coach. A minimum of two years coaching experience and strong competitive swimming background required. Candidates MUST have current CPR+AED, Safety Training for Swim Coaches, and Lifeguard Certifications.  Completion of the USA Swimming background check and APT is mandatory, as well as Fundamentals of Coaching 101/102 and Rules & Regulations for Swim Coaches (as needed) within 1 week of hire date. The Swim Team Coach will support the Head Coach with all aspects of the HoCo Aquatics Swim Team, including planning and running team practices and participation in swim meets. Team coaches are responsible for ensuring the development of each swimmer while encouraging sportsmanship, healthy competition, and attendance at practices and meets. Coaches are expected to support the team’s Mission and Vision Statements; to be an active member and leader of the team; knowledgeable about the activities and policies of the team, is responsible for various administrative duties and for maintaining coaching credentials. Coaches are also expected to attend/participate in staff meetings, parent meetings, and to participate in one’s own professional development such as attending/taking on-line clinics, and pursuing USA/ASCA coaching certifications. Please email your resume to Head Coach, Pete Giulioni at petegiulioni@hocoaquatics.org.

The Arena Club in Bel Air, MD seeks Age Group Coaches to work with beginning to developing swimmers under age 10 years old, starting immediately for its club team of 100 swimmers. Position is part –time/non –exempt.   Available week days 5:30-7:30 PM and approximately twice a month on weekends for meets. Starting hourly rate $10-15 based on experience.  Contact Larry Dukes at ldukes@johncarroll.org

Responsibilities are as follows: Construct and run practices for swimmers under 10 years old. Emphasize proper technique and conditioning. Motivate swimmers in a positive manner, and instill an early love for the sport.  Coaches are responsible for communicating with Head Coaches and parents.

Minimum qualifications: 1-2 years of coaching experience, Level 2 ASCA preferred. USA Swimming Coach Member with current certifications and Athlete Program Training. CPR/ AED and Safety Training for Swim Coaches or Lifeguard Certification required. A level 2 background check must be passed.

2015 Summer Opportunities


Head Swim Team Coach  York Manor Swim Club
The York Manor Makos are looking for a head swim team coach for the 2015 summer swim season (May 16th  - July 19th).  Duties include coaching practices, and giving instruction on stroke technique.  Will work in conjunction with assistant coaches in writing lineups, and must attend all swim meets and Freestate Swim League meetings.  Candidate must have good communication skills with both swimmers and their parents.  Coaching experience and knowledge of stroke technique are required. 
Certifications required include lifesaving, CPR and first aid training.  A pool operator’s license is also required.  Salary based on experience.   Please direct all questions or email a cover letter and resume to ymemployment@gmail.com


Rollingwood Pool, located in Catonsville Maryland, has an opening for Pool Manager.  The manager is a full time position from May to September.  A small number of hours are required in the off-season for planning and support purposes.  The manager is responsible for all operations during the swim season.  This includes managing pool maintenance, staff scheduling and oversight, swim lesson coordination, event coordination, and member relations.  The manager will meet all required specifications to ensure the safe operation of the facility.

Lifeguarding and prior management experience is preferred, but not required.  Qualified individuals should currently hold or be able to obtain certifications in lifeguarding, pool operations, and servsafe.  Interested individuals may download a job application from www.rollingwoodpool.org.  Questions should be directed to Kate Masters, VP of Personnel, at dogsrule3@verizon.net.


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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