Mission:  Metropolitan Swimming shall promote, develop and improve competitive swimming through education, support and opportunities for participation to a diverse swimming community.

  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.

Metropolitan Swimming Officials Committee Resource Page

Officials Committee Chair - Mark Amodio - [email protected]

Officials Committee

Jennifer Bancroft, At-large member ([email protected])
Steve Kessler, Advancement and Certifcation Coordinator ([email protected])
Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy, Athlete Representative ([email protected])
Darryl Strabuk, New Officials' Training Coordinator ([email protected])
Stanley Wong, Athlete Representative ([email protected])
Officials Quarterly Committee Meetings
January 6, 2022 - RESCHEDULED for February 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm.(posted 12/31/21)
April 7, 2022
July 7, 2022
October 6, 2022




The following lists of Metro mentors/final evaluators are effective through 8/31/2022


In order to complete the process of advancing to certified Referee, all apprentice Referees must, after their sixth apprentice session, receive positive assessments from two (2) of the people on the Deck Referee list (these people have also been approved as final mentors/evaluators for Starters).

In order to complete the process of advancing to certified Starter, all apprentice Starters must, after their sixth apprentice session, receive a positive assessment from one (1) of the people on either the DR list or the SR list.

Please direct questions regarding the advancement process to Steve Kessler, the Starter and Referee Advancement Coordinator ([email protected]).

Those following have been designated as mentors/final evaluators for apprentice Deck Referees (and as mentors/final evaluators for apprentice Starters):

Mark Amodio, [email protected], 914-456-6791

Elaine Ang, [email protected], 917-886-4796

Julie Chen, [email protected], 914-449-6921

Jeff Chu, [email protected], 631-219-6424

Ken Graham, [email protected], 845-444-4678

Sandy Graham, [email protected], 845-444-4681

Steve Kessler, [email protected], 646-765-6782

Annette Mackrel, [email protected], 845-853-5937

Phil Paspalas, [email protected], 201-788-6062

Ron Sommer, [email protected], 908-307-4996

Darryl Strabuk, [email protected], 516-637-0118

Allen Wone, [email protected], 516-330-4229

In addition to those listed above, the following have been designated as final mentor/evaluators for apprentice Starters:

Jennifer Bancroft, [email protected], 917-359-6728

Mike Beehler, [email protected], 718-869-9053

Lamar DeCasseres, [email protected],

Ann Fosteris, [email protected], 917-929-4314

Sandy Graham, [email protected], 845-444-4681

Jeff Lewis, [email protected], 845-392-6779

Jacky Spierer, [email protected], 631-374-3240




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