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Welcome to Allegheny Mountain Swimming!

Please contact Michael Little with any questions at

little.mike@bphawks.org 

                                          cell  724-244-9852

2019 Fall/Spring Schedule - AMS

October 5                    CR – Monroeville – HOME; Warm-up @ 4:00pm; Meet @ 5:00pm​

October 12-13             AMS – First Splash – Franklin Area Swim Team

October 19                  CR – Hempfield – AWAY: Warm-up @ 12:30pm; Meet @ 1:00pm

October 19-20             AMS - Mini/Distance – North Hills Aquatics

October 19-20             AMS – First Splash Invitational - WVU

October 26-27             AMS – IMX Sprint – TBD

November 2                CR – Somerset – AWAY: Warm-up 9:30am; Meet 10:00am

November 2-3             AMS – BB and Faster – South Hills Aquatics (West Mifflin)

November 9-10           AMS – Slower than BB – South Hills Aquatics (West Mifflin)

November 16              CR – Elizabeth Forward – HOME: Warm-up @ 4:00pm; Meet @ 5:00pm

November 16-17         AMS – Mini/Distance – Trinity Swim Team (Washington, PA)

November 22-24         AMS – B & Faster – Pine Richland Aquatics

November 22-24         AMS – Braun Meet - SPIRE

December 7-8             AMS - BB and Faster/Distance – Woodland Hills

December 7-8             AMS – Slower than BB/Mini – South Fayette Aqua Club

December 12-15         AMS – Club Mountaineer Holiday Invitational – WVU

 

January 11-12             AMS – Age Group Open – South Park Aqua Club

January 18                   CR – Latrobe – HOME: Warm-up @ 4:00pm; Meet @ 5:00pm

January 18-19             AMS – Mini/Distance – Woodland Hills Aquatic Team

January 24-26             AMS – IMX/IMR – TBD

February 1                   CR – Derry – HOME: Warm-up @ 4:00pm; Meet @ 5:00pm

February 1-2               AMS – Valentine’s Day Mixer – Cavalier Swim Club

February 8-9               AMS – Single Age High Point – Baldwin Whitehall Aquatics

February 15                 CR – Belle Vernon – AWAY: Warm-up @ 12:30pm; Meet @ 1:00pm

February 15-16           AMS – Mini Champs/Distance – Hampton Dolphins

February 21-23           AMS – Silver Champs - Fox Chapel Killer Whales

February 22                 CR – Penn Trafford – HOME: Warm-up @ 4:00pm; Meet @ 5:00pm

 

Feb. 29-March 1         AMS – 14 & Under Developmental – South Fayette Aquatic Club

Feb. 29-March 1         AMS – High School Special – West Allegheny Aqua Club

 

March 5-8                   AMS – Junior Olympics – TBD

March 7                       CR – Mt. Pleasant – AWAY: Warm-up @ 12:00pm; Meet @ 12:30pm

 

March 21-22               AMS – Last Splash – Pine Richland Aquatics

 

March ??                     CR – Championship Meet – Mt. Pleasant (?)

 

March 26-29               AMS – Eastern Zone Short Course Sectionals – Richmond or                                                      Lynchburg, VA

 

April 1-4                     AMS – Eastern Zone Short Course Age Group Championship–Webster, NY

 

 

 

What is Allegheny Mountain Swimming(or AMS)?

Mission Statement of Allegheny Mountain Swimming

Competitive swimming inspires athletes to dream big, work hard and achieve great things. AMS provides the framework and resources to develop competitive swimmers whose passion for the sport lasts a lifetime.

Allegheny Mountain Swimming(also known as AMS) is a division of the USA Swimming organization.  It is comprised of 48 area swim clubs and two university swim clubs in our area. AMS meets are held throughout the area.  Many of these swim meets have USA Swimming time qualifications based upon the USA swimming age group time standards, and there are a few meets that have no qualifying times to help swimmers achieve times in the USA swimming database. As a swimmer achieves faster times they can qualify for USA swimming sanctioned meets throughout the country.  

Allegheny Mountain Swimming develops strong, competitive swimmers, provides the opportunity to meet swimmers from other clubs and states, and creates a USA swimming database for each swimmer.

If you are interested in joining Allegheny Mountain Swimming you must complete the following steps

  1. You need to be AMS approved by the coach

  2. Fill out the Allegheny mountain swimming registration form

  3. Register for AMS when you register for Norwin Aqua Club. This fee ($35 at online registration) pays for the coaches.

  4. Pay the separate AMS fee that is not included in registration($78 for Premium (formerly Year Round) Athlete Membership/$48 for Seasonal Athlete Membership (4/15 - 8/15).  This fee is paid by check to NAC and goes to Allegheny Mountain Swimming.

  5. Sign up for the first open meet of the short course or long course season, so your swimmer can achieve times in their events for the USA Swimming database. Remember you cannot swim in most of the meets without having a time in an event in the USA Swimming database.  Times achieved in the Chestnut Ridge League are not in the USA Swimming database.  Varsity Swimming times are also not USA Swimming times. There are only two meets in the Varsity Swim Season that are accepted into the USA Swimming database, and this is only if you are AMS registered prior to swimming at the meets. Those meets are the WPIAL championships, and PIAA Swimming Championships.

  6. Please be aware that each time you sign up for an AMS meet there will be a fee for each event you swim (depending on the meet it can be $5 to $8 an event), and a meet fee.