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
    Greer Verheyen

    Sunday, November 16, 2014

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


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


    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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    Previous Trivia Questions

    October 12, 2014

    Question: On the walls of Swimmer's Cave, Stone Age people, 10,000 years ago,  can be seen swimming what stroke? (What is the oldest swimming stroke?
    Answer: Breastroke (they imitated the movements of the frogs they saw)
    Winner: Maggie Tanner, SPY

    September 12 ,2014
    Question:The Pan Pacific Swimming Championships are held every 4 years and are considered one of the fastest meets in the world, behind the Olympics. This year the meet is in Australia in late August. The Head Coach for the USA Team is Bob Bowman of NBAC, and NBAC has 6 of the 60 team members. What four countries are the Charter Members of the Pan Pac Championships?
    Answer: USA, Canada, Australia and Japan
    Caroline Hill, BAAC

    August 12, 2014
    Question: The introduction of goggles to competitive swimming in the late 1960's is widely regarded as one of the greatest transformational technological advances in the history of the sport. Prior to their introduction, the amount of time swimmers could spend training or swimming distances, was limited by the harmful effects of chlorine and salt water on the eyes. Who was the first swimmer to wear goggles in International pool competition, and what country was he from?

    Answer: David Wilkie, Sri Lanka, Scotland or England

    Winner: Emily XU, EST

    July 12, 2014

    What is the distance of the USA Swimming National Open Water Championship Race?

    Answer: 10 K
    Winner: Lauren Waire, NBAC

    June 12, 2014

    The Backstroke, or back crawl, is often referred to as "the ____________   ____________ freestyle"(fill in the blanks)
    Answer: "upside down"
    Winner: Isaiah Johnson, NAAC

    May 12, 2014

    2 Part Answer! Chase Kalisz from NBAC and the University of Georgia, just broke American, US Open and NCAA Records at the 2014 Men's NCAA Championships - Who held the American Record and what event did Chase break those records in?
    Answer: Tyler Cleary 400IM
    Winner: Brendan Lee, NBAC

    April 12, 2014
    The comic gameplay involves swimming up a river while avoiding logs and various marine life. The player collects fruit to score points and power up to knock enemies out. Players could swim from side to side to avoid obstacles, or press a button to dive under them. The aim of the game is to swim until the character reaches the treasure island.What is the name of this Xbox video game? (It was last released as part of the Tecmo Classic Arcade Collection)Answer: SWIMMER

    Winner: Tess Becket, NBAC

    March Championship Month, 2014
    Question: Who was the first woman in the world to go under a minute in the 100 LCM Backstroke?
    Answer: Natalie Coughlin

    Winner #1 - Matthew McGoey, EST
    Winner #2 - Madeline Skalski, NAAC
    Winner #3 - Graham Lindner, LBA
    Winner #4 - Ally VanNetta, RAC

    February 12, 2014
    :The USNA Pool is used to host the MD Swimming SC Championship Meet each year. Each midshipman must jump off the 3-meter high dive, in uniform, in order to graduate. All midshipmen must also complete an endurance swim, also in uniform. What is the name of the Pool and what branch of service was the person in, that the pool is named for?

    Answer: Lt. General John Archer Lejeune, Commandant Marine Corps

    Winner: Will Stocksdale, LBA

    January 12, 2014
    QUESTION:  Who is this man with Michael Phelps and why is he famous?

    Answer: Pele, Considered to be the world's greatest soccer player ever.
    Winner: Tom Hiebler, MAS

    December 12, 2013
    In 1922, this man became the first person to swim the 100 m in less than a minute, using a six kicks per cycle Australian crawl. He started the golden age of swimming, winning five Olympic medals and 36 national championships and never losing a race in his ten-year career, until he retired from swimming and started his second career starring as Tarzan in film. His record of 51 seconds in 100-yard  freestyle stood for over 17 years. Who was this man?
    Answer: Johnny Weissmuller
    Winner: Emily Carella, NAAC

    November 12, 2013
    Michael Phelps holds the most Individual Maryland State Records, who holds the second most?
    Answer: Katie Hoff
    Winner: Anna Mason, NBAC

    October 12, 2013
    Question: What is the name of the 64 year old female Open Water Distance Swimmer who just swam the 110 treacherous miles across the Gulf of Mexico between Cuba and Florida? She was the first person to do so without a protective shark cage or swim fins.
    Answer: Diana Nyad
    Winner: John Fitzsimmons, CAA

    September 12, 2013
    Question Annapolis became the capital of Maryland in 1695 - and hosts the Short Course MD Swimming State Championship Meet every year. The city that hosts the MD Swimming Long Course Championship Meet every year, was the capital of Maryland before Annapolis. One of the most historic cities in all of North America, what is the name of this city?
    Answer: St. Mary's City, MD
    Winner: David Costomski, EST

    August 8, 2013
    Question:: Michael Phelps qualified to swim 8 events at the 2012 Olympics. He scratched the 200 M Freestyle. Yannick Agnell from France, won the 200 M Free Gold at those Olympic Games. Where is Yannick now  training, to go for Gold again in Rio 2016?
    Answer: NBAC
    Winner: Allison Tomsuden (NBAC)

    July 12, 2013
    Question: In a long course pool, the backstroke flags are hung 5 meters from each end of the pool so that a backstroker knows how many strokes he has left until the wall...What is the purpose of the 15 meter markers?
    Answer:A swimmer can no longer be under water from a start or turn after the 15 meter marks.
    Winner: Sophia Schulze (NBAC)

    June 12, 2013
    Question:The FInal 3 cities in the running for the 2020 Olympics are Madrid Spain, Istanbul Turkey and Tokyo Japan. Usaria is the ancient name for Madrid, Edo is the old name for Tokyo, what is the old historic name for Istanbul?
    Answer: Constantinople or Byzantium 
    Winner: Leah Evans, NAAC

    May 12, 2013
    Question: Who are the 3 Maryland Swimming Coaches, and their teams, that have coached the most number of years?
    Answer: Tim Pierce (47), LBA; Nancy Malchak (36), RAC;and Tom HImes (34), NBAC   
    Winner: Lexi Cucchiaro (RAC)

    April 12, 2013
    Question: On May 11, 2013, one American will be inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. His dad was inducted in 1981. Who is this 10 time Olympic Medalist that will be honored in May?
    Answer: Gary Hall, Jr.
    Winner: Lamce Rombro (NBAC)

    March 12, 2013
    Question: February is Black History Month. Name the 3 Black Heritage USA Olympic Swimmers at the 2012 Olympic Games?
    Answer: Lia Neal, Cullen Jones, Anthony ervin
    Winner: Melody Jones (GMAC)

    February 12, 2013
    Question: A 3 part question: (a) What Club in Maryland has the most swimmers? (b) What club has the most coaches? (c) What club has the most officials?
    Answer: Swimmers: CAA  Coaches: FAST   Officials: NBAC
    Winner: Zach Dean (NAAC)

    January 12, 2013
    Question: The USA Men have won Olympic Gold in the 100M and the 200M Backstroke in every Olympics since 1996. (1996: Rouse & Bridgewater; 2000: Krazelberg won both; 2004: Piersol won both; 2008: Piersol & Lochte) Who won the Men's 100M Backstroke and who won the Men's 200M Backstroke at the 2012 Olympics?
    Answer: Tyler Clary and Matt Grevers
    Winner: Erin Lillis (MAC)

    December 12, 2012
    Question:Hawaiian swimming legend Duke (Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola) Kahanamoku was a USA Swimming and Water Polo Olympian who medaled 5 times. (He also introduced surfing to the Mainland USA and to Australia). The only other American to qualify for the Olympics in both Swimming and Water Polo is from Maryland and swam at NAAC. That person was inducted into the Maryland Swimming Hall of Fame in 2003. What is his name?
    Answer: Bradley Schumacher
    Winner: Abbby Furlow (MPSC)

    November 12, 2012
    Question: The 1956 Olympics were the first Olympics where the Butterfly stroke was swum as its own event. Shelly Mann of the USA won the first woman's gold (100m) and William Yorzyk of the USA won the first men's gold (200m). Who won those same events - Women's 100m Fly and Men's 200m fly, at the 2012 Olympics?
    Answer: Dane Vollmer and Chad le Clos
    Winner: Caroline Emery (ASC)

    October 12, 2012
    Question: The first ever Olympic Gold Medal in Swimming was won in 1896. Swimmers jumped off a boat into the Mediterranean Sea and first one to shore won. The first year a pool was used in the Olympics was in 1908. Who was the host city for the 1908 Olympic Games??
    Answer: London, England
    Winner: Kelly Fields (NBAC)

    September 16, 2012
    Question:14 Year old Annaleise Carr of Canada just swam 32 miles across which one of the Great Lakes, to raise money for a children's cancer camp?
    Answer: Lake Ontario
    Winner: Caroline Wenstrand (GBSA)

    August 26, 2012
    Question: In what city and country will the 2016 Olympics be held?
    Answer: Rio de Janerio, Brazil
    Winner: Greg Costello (CAA)

    August 5, 2012
    Question: How many Americans are swimming 3 or more Individual Events in the 2012 Olympics?
    Answer: 3 - Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin
    Winner: Erika Katsumoto (HUHU)

    June 1, 2012
    Question: At both the U.S. Olympic Trials and the Olympic Games, how many swimmers move on from Prelims to swim in Semi-Finals, AND, how many swimmers move on from Semi-Finals to swim in Finals?
    Answer: 16 in Prelims and 8 in Finals
    Winner: Shannon Cucchiaro (RAC)

    April 27, 2012
    Question: What is one swimming event at the U.S. Olympic Trials in which more than 2 swimmers can qualify to swim at the Olympic Games?
    Answer: 100m Free or 200m Free
    Winner: Sabrina Elshafei (EST)

    January 27, 2012
    Question: We have just entered an Olympic year.  What are the dates of this year's U.S. Olympic Team Trials?
    Answer: Olympic Trials: June 25 - July 2, 2012
    Winner: Matthew McGoey (EST)

    December 30, 2011
    Question: Who are two swimmers on the Top Swims of 2011 list from the November/December issue of Splash Magazine?
    Answer: Missy Franklin, Dana Vollmer, Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Natalie Coughlin, Rebecca Soni, Sun Yang, Brendan Hansen
    Winner: Lindsey Bartlett (RAC)

    September 16, 2011
    Question: In which Olympic Games did Tommy Hannan, one of this year's MD Swimming Hall of Fame inductees, compete?
    Answer: 2000 Olympic Games
    Winner: Daisy DeMonte (LBA)

    August 26, 2011
    Question: What USA Swimmer broke the World Record in the Men's 200 meter IM at the 2011 World Championships?
    Answer: Ryan Lochte
    Winner: Hollie Adejumo (RAC)

    July 8, 2011
    Question: On what page of the MD Swimming website can you find a link to the upcoming 2011 televised swimming competitions?
    Answer: The Homepage
    Winner: Will Roberts (NAAC)

    June 10, 2011
    Question: What are the qualifying times for both the boys & girls, 10 & Under 50 Backstroke for this years MD Long Course Championships?
    Answer: Girls: 44.69, Boys: 44.89
    Winner: Joanna Wattenberg (HUHU)

    May 13, 2011
    Question: Where are the MD Long Course Championships being held this year?
    Answer: St. Mary's College, St. Mary's City, MD
    Winner: Allison Hu (EST)

    April 15, 2011
    What are the Scholastic All American Time Standards for both the Men's & Women's 200 IM LCM & the 400 Free LCM?
    Women's LCM - 200 IM & 400 Free: 2:27:59 & 4:30:69
    Men's LCM - 200 IM & 400 Free: 2:13:59 & 4:09:79
    Kayla Synder (NBAC)

    February 18, 2011
    What is the maximum number of swimmers (combined men and women) that can be selected for the U.S. World ChampionshipTeam?
    Devin McClure (NAAC)

    January 21, 2011
    What event is swum at the Olympic Games by men but not by women?
    The 1500 meter freestyle
    Jennifer Decker (RAID)

    January 1, 2011
    Which meet has faster qualifying times; the 2010 Speedo Short Course Junior National Championship or the 2011 Speedo Junior National Championship Meet?
    2011 Speedo Junior National Championship Meet
    Mairyn Branaman (CBAC)

    December 1, 2010
    How many clubs are registered with MD Swimming?
    39 or 40
    Abby Merriman (CGA)

    November 5, 2010
    Who was the first person inducted to the MD Swimming Hall of Fame?
    Aruther "Reds" Hucht
    Alex Blair (LBA)

    September 24, 2010
    Who are the new Senior & Junior MD Swimming Athlete Representatives?
    Sr Rep: Oliver Bennett (LBA) & Jr. Rep: Cody Edwards (ASC)
    Jenna Ewing (NAAC)

    August 13, 2010
    What French Baron born in 1863 is credited with reviving the Olympic Games?
    Baron Pierre de Coubertin
    Cassie DeSalvo

    July 9, 2010
    Where are the next Summer Olympics being held?
    Will Pelton

    June 18, 2010
    Who are 3 swimmers on the current U.S. National Team either from MD or who currently swim on a MD LSC team?
    Anne - Marie Botek, Felicia Lee, Elizabeth Pelton, Brennan Morris, Michael Phelps
    Charlotte Simpson

    May 7, 2010
    Who currently holds the Long Course American Record for both the Men's & Women's 1500 Meter Freestyle?
    Women's: Kate Ziegler
    Men's: Larsen Jensen
    Anne Tillie (ACA)

    April 16, 2010
    Which Men's team and which Women's team won the 2010 NCAA Division I Swimming Championships?
    Men's: Texas
    Women's: Florida
    Aaron Jacobson (RAC)

    March 26, 2010
    How many LCM World Records are currently held by Americans?
    13 LCM World Records
    Gabriel Gregorzak (NBAC)

    March 5, 2010
    In what year did the U.S. Men's Team win every swimming event at the Olympic Games?
    1948 London Summer Olympics
    Kelsey Abernathy (CAA)

    February 12, 2010
    In what year did Backstroke make its first appearance in the Olympic Games?
    Hint: USA Swimming History
    Alissa Ling (RAC)