Mei’s Typhoons Swim Club (MTSC) is a year-round USA-affiliated swim team that strives for excellence in competitive swimming. MTSC offers a complete swim program designed to develop swimmers of all ages and abilities, from the novice to the elite senior level. MTSC encourages a healthy relationship between parent, athlete and coach.
About the coaches:
Head coach Mei Han was an elite swimmer in China, holding two national college records. Coach Mei coached the Henan province National Swim Team for five years in China before immigrating to the USA in 1991. Mei has coached MTSC since it was established in 2003 and won New England Swim Coach of the Year award in 2005. Mei lives in Longmeadow MA with her family.
Please feel free to contact her any time.
Phone: (413) 244-4063
The swim year is generally divided into two seasons. The winter or “short course” season (SCY) runs from late September until mid March. The meets are held in a 25-yard pool. The summer or “long Course” season (LCM) runs from April to early August. The LCM meets are held in a 50-meter pool. Some summer meets are offered in a 25-yard pool.
Swimmer Classifications and Practice Information:
The team has 1 classifications for swimmers in summer and in winter;
Juniors 1: 2 hour practice. Generally for age 10 & under swimmers
We practice at Sudbury on Tuesdays, 40 Fairbank Rd Sudbury MA 01776. We practice at Beede Center on Saturdays and Sundays, 498 Walden St Concord MA 01472.
Types of Swim Meets:
These meets do not have qualification time standards and every registered swimmer on the team can swim events at the meets. Usually the meets offer each one of the 4 competitive strokes in 2 distances within each age group. Some events may be open to multiple age groups. Each swimmer can enter into a maximum of 6 events per day.
These meets will usually have some type of qualification time standard that a swimmer must achieve in order to enter and swim at the meet. NESwim posts these time standards on their website each season for both LCM and SCY and they are in single age groups 9 & under, 10, 11, 12, 13- 14, 15-18 and Senior. The swimmers age on the first day of the meet will govern the swimmers age for the entire meet. Go to www.neswim.com and click on Times/Tools for New England Time Standards for qualifying times.
The fee’s for the meets are $5.00/event plus $1-$10 Swimmer Participation Fee and $1.00 NE Travel Fee.
Some of the championship meets MTSC swimmers participate in are:
* NE Regionals (winter only)
* NE Silvers (winter only)
* NE Age Groups
* NE Seniors
* Eastern Zones
* Futures (Summer only)
* Junior Nationals
* US Open
* Olympic Trials
Team Suit/Uniform and Practice Equipment:
Swimmers must wear a team suit, cap and T-shirt at meets, all in good condition. There are a number of required equipment pieces that are used during practice. Please click on Equipment/Swimwear Ordering Info on this website for more information about requirements.
For 3-5 days before the beginning of each summer or winter season Coach Mei holds a stroke clinic at Springfield College or Sudbury to focus on proper technique. The clinic is open to every swimmer, not just MTSC members. Swimmers on local recreational leagues and swimmers from other USA teams are encouraged to attend these stroke specific clinics. Each 2-½ hour clinic involves 30-40 minute classroom tuition, followed by in-pool instruction; one stroke per day plus a day concentrating on starts and turns. Coach Mei believes that the way to faster swim times is through having the best stroke technique possible.
For more information on stroke clinics, please see the stroke clinic page.