Mission:  Metropolitan Swimming shall promote, develop and improve competitive swimming through education, support and opportunities for participation to a diverse swimming community.
Vision:  To inspire and provide quality opportunities for our members to achieve excellence in the sport of competitive swimming.
Metropolitan Swimming stands with our community against racist actions, incendiary statements, and violence against any person. This means we must engage individuals throughout our member community in tough conversations about inequalities, identify the signs of systematic racism, and share proven solutions.

Safe Sport

Metropolitan Swimming (MR) is committed to ensuring the protection of our athletes. To aid in this effort, please review the materials below to understand and spread the principles of USA Swimming's Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) and other Safe Sport information. It is imperative that all athletes, parents, coaches, administrators, officials, and volunteers become familiar with these principles.

Metro Safe Sport Chairs
Phil Paspalas - [email protected]
Sandy Graham - [email protected]

Eastern Zone Safe Sport Coordinator
Anne Kaufman - [email protected]

USA Swimming Homepage for SafeSport

It is required that all adult employees and the board of directors of a club are non-athlete members of USA Swimming. This ensures that the individuals are background checked and have completed the Athlete Protection Training.

  • Adult employees of USA Swimming, Local Swimming Committees (LSCs) and member clubs;
  • Adults serving on the board of directors of USA Swimming, LSCs and member clubs;
  • Individuals in a position of oversight over the operations of a member club;
  • Adults with an ownership interest in a member club;
  • Referees, starters, administrative officials, chief judges, stroke and turn judges; and
  • Other volunteers who interact directly and frequently with or have authority over athletes (as defined in the SafeSport Code for the Olympic and Paralympic Movement) as a regular part of their duties

Upcoming Safe Sport Training Opportunities
USA Swimming Safe Sport page


Safe Sport Club Recognition Program Relaunch
   Step by Step SSRP Process in SWIMS

  1. Login to your USA Swimming dashboard on USA Swimming's website here 
  2. In the Dark Blue toolbar choose Club
  3. In the drop down select Safe Sport Recognition.
  4. Click on the arrow to the right to look at the measure categories.
  5. Click on the section you would like to start working on.
  6. Click on the measure name you would like to start working on.
  7. Once you have completed filling in or uploading documents into a measure the status will change from Incomplete to complete on the right side.
  8. Once you have completed the minimum point requirements of each section and all the required measures (More than 52). Click “Submit Level” button to submit the application.
To view a step by step process video, please click here.


SSRP Training Resources - USA Swimming

USA Swimming Safe Sport Zoom Trainings. 1. Starting April 2020, the USA Swimming Safe Sport staff has been hosting Zoom trainings for parents, minor athletes and coaches to assist clubs in completing the Training and Education requirement of the Safe Sport Club Recognition program.

USA Swimming Safe Sport Recognized Clubs

Asphalt Green


Connetquot Swim Club

Long Island Aquatic Club

Match Point NYC

Northern Dutchess Aquatic Club - renewed to June 2023

Red Fox Aquatic Club -  achieved 10/25/21

Westchester Aquatic Club


Athlete Protection Training (APT) Not sure which course to take to complete the Requirements? Are you 18+ and a member of USA Swimming? In LEARN click on “Courses” and search for your course:


  1st Year and New Registrations

2nd Year - Refresher 1

 3rd Year - Refresher 2

 4th Year - Refresher 3