Maryland Swimming


Our Vision:  To make swimming the sport of choice for Maryland.

Our Mission:  Maryland Swimming provides opportunities for athletes to participate in competitive swimming, reach their full potential, and develop skills for life-long success.

Our Core Values:  Proactive Achievement, Respect, and Ownership.

Remembering Jaelynn Willey

Jaelynn Willey was the victim of gun violence at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s, Maryland in March of 2018. Jaelynn’s joy was competitive swimming, caring for her family, and caring for other people. The Jaelynn Willey Foundation, founded by Jaelynn’s family and friends, has a mission “to continue Jaelynn’s legacy of service to others and to promote awareness of dating violence against young women.”

MDSI Annual Jaelynn Willey Award Recipients

2022-2023 Brenna Moltere (FAST)

2021-2022 Sean Zupnik (FAST)

2020-2021: Rebecca Radonovich (FAST)

2019-2020: Julia Milner (FAST)


Jaelynn's Joy
MDSI Athlete Committee's Annual Service Project 

Jaelynn’s Joy​ is a service project organized by the Maryland Swimming Athlete Committee to continue doing what Jaelynn cannot: care for one another. 

We ask you to support Jaelynn’s Joy. First, please use your voice to talk about ways to solve problems, to talk with local lawmakers, and to stamp out gun violence. If you suspect someone has violent tendencies – or has indicated they want to shoot/harm someone – tell someone: a parent, a teacher, a coach, a counselor, or a police officer. Let’s work together, care for one another, help each other, and do what Jaelynn would do.

2020 "Sock it to COVID" Competition
November 1st through December 31st

This year we are continuing Jaelynn’s Joy through a new competition called “Sock it to COVID.” This is a friendly competition between all the teams in our LSC to see who can buy the most socks from the Bombas Sock Company  When you buy a pair of socks from Bombas, a pair of socks is donated to someone in need, so the goal of this is to see which team can donate the most pairs of socks. Be sure to tell everyone that this is a competition between teams to see who can donate the most number of socks. The top MD Swimming Teams will be awarded the Golden Sock Award (first place), The Silver Sock Award (second place), and the Bronze Sock Award (third place.)

To participate, buy your socks and then go FIND YOUR TEAM and record your purchase in honor of Jaelynn Willey. 

The Jaelynn Rose Willey Memorial Award

Jaelynn Willey loved to swim. She swam for Great Mills Aquatic Club and Great Mills High School, where she was on the honor roll. She had her lifeguard certification and spent her summer vacations at the beach. Jaelynn was taken far too suddenly from this world in March of 2018, the victim of a school shooting at Great Mills High School. She had just competed in the MD Swimming Junior Championships meet at St Mary’s College less than 2 weeks before her death. Jaelynn was described by her friends and teammates as humble and kind, always smiling, positive, hard-working, a supportive teammate and friend, and an amazing swimmer. Her coaches described Jaelynn as hard-working, teachable, and always willing to listen and try in practice.

This award will be presented to a high school junior or senior competing in either of the Maryland Swimming Junior Champs meets each spring. The winner should exhibit the qualities described above. MD Swimming Coaches receive nomination information from the MD Swimming office. Nominees are reviewed by the Awards Committee and presented during the Junior Championship Meet.