Maryland Swimming

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 DE&I Mission: We need every swimmer, every coach, every volunteer, and every community member to commit to improving our diversity, equality, and inclusion.

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

News

Carron Dunker

Update from the USA Swimming Governance Committee To Current USA Swimming Committee Members & LSC BOD, In order to comply with the updated USOPC Bylaws and the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act, as amended by the Empowering Olympic and Amateur Athletes Act, and maintain our status as a national governing body, USA Swimming must make numerous bylaw, rule, policy, and operational changes over the course of the next few months. The Governance Committee, composed of Chris Brearton (Chair), Katie Meili, Bill Schalz, Jeanette Skow, and Bob Vincent, has...

Sandy Avery

Do you want to be part of a diverse group of people who are striving to make swimming the sport of choice in Maryland? Do you know someone who could make a difference for our athletes? In our rapidly evolving world now is an exciting time to join Maryland Swimming! Positions up for election this year are: General Chair, Administrative Vice Chair, Finance Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Program Development Chair, Program Operations Chair, 4 Governance Committee Positions Following the new USA Swimming and MD Swimming Bylaws, we ask that you...

Anna Summerfield

To: Zone Directors, LSC General Chairs, LSC permanent staff, Club Presidents, Head Coaches With the upcoming amendments to articles 202.4 and 202.6 of the USA Swimming Rules set to expire, the USA Swimming Board of Directors has reconvened and voted to extend the previous action taken in October 2020 for another three months, through April 30, 2021. The Board of Directors had previously voted to amend the articles to require certain COVID-related precautions in order to issue meet sanctions and approvals, including a safety plan, assumption of risk, and release...

Sandy Avery

LSC LEADERS MONTHLY ZOOM MEETING – JANUARY 14, 2021 MEMBERSHIP Originally planning on a 62% rate of membership in 2021 Through Q4 2020, pace of membership has exceeded expectations currently sitting at 67% - this indicates athletes have more opportunities than we predicted, but unfortunately still means we have approx. 100,000 athletes/400 clubs still out of the water who don’t have opportunities Goal remains to have as many opportunities for children to swim post-COVID as we did pre-COVID Continuing to work on the 2020 Demographic report and looking at the...

Sandy Avery

FROM ANNA SUMMERFIELD The position of Administrative Director for Maryland Swimming is being vacated by the highly respected Pat Kaplan. We thank her for the dedication and commitment to Maryland Swimming over the past 40 years! We will miss her for sure! We wish Pat all the best as she moves into the next chapter of her life as a loving grandmother. While we can never replace Pat, we have moved forward to hire a new Administrative Director. Effective January 12th, Susan McDonald will be onboarding as the new Administrative...

Sandy Avery

Greetings to all, As we celebrate MLK Day during a particularly unique and challenging moment for our nation. The events that have taken place last year and into 2021 have served as a difficult reminder that divisions within our society across racial and ethnic lines are deep and persistent. It is vital that we all play a part in building a more open, inclusive dialogue in our swimming communities and beyond. I encourage everyone to look into the resources provided below and in your local area and consider how we...

Sandy Avery

Swim Team Coach - The Y in Catonsville Overwhelmingly, people who decide they want to be a part of the Y in Central Maryland tell us they do so because it reflects their values and a conscious decision they’ve made about how they choose to live their lives. The happiest and most fulfilled Y associates are those who are motivated to help others and who want to be a part of something larger than themselves. If this speaks to your heart, then we invite you to join our team. Be...

Sandy Avery

MAC Senior swimmer Carson Bauer is featured in this "My Why" series article on the USA Swimming Website. (From USA Swimming: "My Why" is a series of candid testimonials from individuals who believe in the power of swimming. Their passion for the sport is infectious.) Great article and writing from Carson!

Sandy Avery

Spencer Belbot – North Baltimore Aquatic Club (Baltimore, MD) - 2020 SWAMMY AWARDS In the first half of the year, while he was still 10 years old, Belbot clocked 13 top-ten times in 23 possible 10-and-under events. He wound up with the most number 1 swims in the age category for 2020. In SCY, he led the nation in the 100 breast while in LCM he was the fastest in the 100 free, 200 free, 100 back, and 200 IM. Belbot also finished with the 3rd-fastest times in the SCY...

Sandy Avery

Congratulations Coach Karen, Swimmers, and Parents of Bayside Aquatics. Thank you for your hard work to get your team up and running as a Safe Sport Recognized Team!!! Maryland Swimming is now at 33 of 41!!! Way to go!