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.

Metro Swimming Zone Team Site

PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE GOING TO THE REGISTRATION WEBSITE LINKED ABOVE!

Thank you for your patience regarding information about the 2022 Metro Zone Team. Please read this email fully and forward along to appropriate staff. Due to late nature of the finalization of the meet, location and the continued aspect of COVID considerations, under the advice from council, the Board has voted that this year will be fully independent travel for all ages.  This means that all families will be responsible for traveling with their swimmers.  The Eastern Zone has resumed their qualifying times which are linked for your convenience.   

 

Meet Dates & Location 

Ithaca College Athletics & Events Center

953 Danby Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850

Competition August 3rd through August 6th (swimmers MUST be available the entirety of the meet) 

 

Eligibility & Registration

Eligibility is as it was in previous years.  If a swimmer achieves one qualifying time they are eligible to swim at the meet.  The maximum number of individual events that a swimmer can swim (provided they qualify for all of them) is 8.  They MAY NOT swim more than 3 individual events per day.  Additional important qualifying information is listed below (as per Eastern Zone regulations):

Eligibility of athletes with qualifying times for higher level meets: 

  • Athletes who have competed in an Individual Event at the USA Swimming National Championships, the USA Swimming Spring Championships, US Open, the USA Swimming Junior Championships or a USA Swimming Trials Class meet are not eligible to enter and compete at an EZ AG Championship meet.  
  • Athletes 13 years of age and over who have achieved a qualifying time in an individual event for any of the above meets prior to the entry deadline for the EZ meet, may not enter and compete in an EZ AG Championship meet. 
  • Athletes 12 years of age or younger who have achieved a qualifying time in an individual event for any of the above meets but have not competed in that event at the stated meet, may enter and compete in that event in an EZ AG Championship meet. 

  **Only Qualified Athletes can register for this meet, if you do not have a qualifying time you cannot register until you have achieved one.**

 

All athletes must register on the Metro Swimming Zone Team Site

Athletes who qualify at JOs or make additional events must use the additional entries form available on the zone website. 

 

Athlete Apparel & Support

As swimmers will be traveling independently to the meet (no team travel), Metro will be defraying the cost of apparel as well as covering the cost of all meet entry fees. Upon registration, you will sign up swimmers for their qualified events.  It is the parent/team coach responsibility to enter the athletes in all desired and qualified individual events. 

 

Swimmers/parents MUST fill out the Hobie apparel link available on the Metro Zone Team website.

**Only Qualified Athletes can register for this meet, if you do not have a qualifying time you can not register until you have achieved one.**

 

Time Commitment 

By registering to attend the Eastern Zone Age Group Championship Meet you will be committing to be at the meet in its entirety.  Swimmers will need to be present at all of their age groups preliminary sessions and all applicable finals from Wednesday August 3rd through Saturday August 6th.  There is a possibility of a team warm up on Tuesday August 2nd

 

Coaches 

Coaches’ application is available on the Metro Zone team website.  We will be seeking coaches for each age group and gender with a total of 6 coaches selected.  While swimmers will be traveling independently, coaches will be provided with full ground transportation as well as individual rooms and meals paid.  All of the previous items as well as Zone coaches’ uniforms will be provided by Metro Swimming.  By agreeing to be a Metro Zone coach, you are committing your availability to attend the event from Tuesday August 2nd  through Saturday August 6th  (with a possible return travel date of Sunday August 7th).

If you have any other questions regarding the Metro Zone team please reach out to Kate Hallex, Metro Age Group Chair.   

 

Metro Zone Team Site

Zone Qualifying Times

Meet Announcement

Application to Coach