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.

News

Mary Fleckenstein

http://www.usaswimming.org/news/2020/07/01/usa-swimming-covid-19-relief-program-grants-round-2

Mary Fleckenstein

Metropolitan Swimming is pleased to annouce the 2020 Scholarship Recipients Joe Stetz Memorial Scholarship Christopher Stange - Team Suffolk, Carnegie Mellon University Chloe Stpanek - Long Island Aquatic Club, Texas A&M University Lenny Galluzzi Memorial Scholarship Benjamin Fox - Flushing Flyers, Gettysburg College Chloe Stepanek - Long Island Aquatic Club, Texas A&M University Thanks to all who served on the selection committees and to all the applicants.

Mary Fleckenstein

The below information has been emailed to each club contact! /mrlsc/UserFiles/Image/QuickUpload/2020-metroreturntocompetitionlscsanctionreqs_014852.pdf

Mary Fleckenstein

Since April, the USA Swimming Safe Sport staff has been hosting weekly 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. Starting July 2020, the Safe Sport staff will offer these training sessions semi-monthly. Please see the July 2020 training schedule below which will also be communicated via email, newsletters, and social media. July 2020 training schedule: Parent Trainings: Wednesday, July 15 at 3:00 p.m. EST https://zoom.us/j/93724361466?pwd=OVF4RFlNZFpaMHhqSEVVRGwzbmpQUT09 Wednesday, July 29 at 8:00 p.m. EST...

Mary Fleckenstein

If anyone is looking for recerts they can contact Danielle McAvinue at 845-956-1549 or dmcavinue@middletownymca.org /mrlsc/UserFiles/Image/QuickUpload/arc-classes-july-aug-2020_012506.pdf

Eric Fisher

Last month, USA Swimming introduced the concept of a crawl, walk, race approach to our return to competition. As part of that return to competition plan, for July 2020, the USA Swimming Board of Directors has approved sanctioning of meets comprised only of athletes and clubs registered within the sanctioning LSC.* Furthermore, with the recognition that many of our clubs have limited or no access to facilities, and to maintain a level playing field, times achieved in sanctioned meets during July 2020 may not be used for any USA Swimming...

Mary Fleckenstein

As some of you know already - Edgar Perez, long time Metro member, board member, Eastern Zone board member, has recently been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. This was realized after his 4 week battle of coronavirus. I realize everyone is having a tough time right now, but as we start a new season so to speak - we need to join together to help Edgar fight the tough battle ahead. That being said - there has been a gofundme page set up for him and his family - as the...

Mary Fleckenstein

Need help distancing swimmers - Here are links to help you! Contact Bethany - bethany@swimmersbest.com for team rates http://www.swimmersbest.com/coronavirus-prevention-plan/ Article in Swimming World: https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/swim-practice-social-distancing-protocol/

Mary Fleckenstein

Return to Competition Roadmap and June Event Sanctions To: Zone Directors, LSC General Chairs, LSC permanent staff, Club Presidents, Coaches Over the last several weeks, planning for resuming practices has produced wide-ranging conversations about the role of competition in our return to pools. While the perspectives vary, what is clear is that our clubs and teams are looking for a conceptual plan for competition. With that, we are sharing the framework of our three-month recommended roadmap for a safer return to competition for our members. This conceptual plan, based on...

Mary Fleckenstein

To: Zone Directors LSC General Chairs LSC permanent staff Club Presidents Coaches As discussed on our calls, the Facility Reopening Plan Guidelines are now available for download at https://www.usaswimming.org/utility/community-quaratine-resources . In addition to the Facility Reopening Plan Guidelines, we have also made the OSHA 3990 Guidelines for COVID-19 and the White House Guidelines for Reopening Economy documents available as well. It is important to remember that all plans must comply with local, state and federal public health guidelines. Lastly, as you prepare your plans, we encourage you to take this...