Coaches Message Board

Check here first for:  Meet Updates, Upcoming Clinics, Newsletters from your Coaches Rep..etc. Want something posted –  just email office@mdswim.org

June 4, 2018 - LCM TOP 10 6.4.2018


June 1, 2018 - Swimming World Article on NBAC’s Tom Himes

SW-June-Q-and-A-How-They-Train  Do not miss the exceptional article on Tom Himes in his edition…


May 30, 2018 - USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Application Open – Please tell your qualified swimmers to apply

The USA Swimming Scholastic All America application is now open on the USA Swimming website.

This year the honor is open to 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders who have achieved an individual 2017 Winter Junior qualifying time (SAA qualifying time) and have a 3.5 grade point average or higher. The addition of the 9th graders to the program is new this year.

The program is promoted throughout the summer to the coaches through the Coaching Connection from the Sport Development division, but often we hear from parents after the deadline that their athlete did not know about the program and that their coach never informed them of the possibility of this honor.

The application process is open from June 1 (it is now open) through August 15, 2018. The applicant must be logged into the USA Swimming website as the athlete in order to access the application.

USA Swimming Website
Resources/Browse more categories/Times/2017-2018 Scholastic All America Program Requirements
2017-2018 Scholastic All-America Guidelines
SAA Application


May 29, 2018 - Last Call for Performance Awards Submissions

Submissions close June 1st. If you have already sent yours in – please do not re-submit.


May 27, 2018 - Coaches who can be on deck – at practice or at meets

Head Coaches: Check your Coach Portal and make sure all of your coaches have current certifications ..They may not be on the pool deck if anything is expired “There is no grace period!” (so says the USA Swimming rule!) Better yet – have them check their own Deck Pass – to be sure they know how to check the correct screen to see if they are RED or GREEN!