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.

Kris Sawicz: Metro Official Passes

Jeff Chu

Metropolitan Swimming and the broader swimming community mourn the loss of Kris Sawicz.

There will be a funeral mass for Kris:
10am on March 18
Our Lady of Mercy Church
70-01 Kessel St. Forest Hills, NY 11375

In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting the research of Dr. Martin Sadowski at NYU Langone Health (https://nyulangone.org/give/fundraise/KrzysztofSawicz), noting that your donation is in memory of Krzysztof Sawicz. Should you have questions, please contact Heather MacLean at: [email protected]

Kris Sawicz was a long-time swimming official, mentor, and father. He had served as co-chair of the Metro Officials Committee, mentoring many apprentices and officials for National Certifications. He was a frequent volunteer at Y meets, and was a member of the Metropolitan Swimming Officials Association, NYC Board of Officials, and the Long Island Swimming Officials Association. Kris is survived by his wife, daughters, and granddaughter. His daughter Kasia continues to be involved as a Masters swimming coach and Top Ten Recorder athlete.


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