NEWS

February 24, 2017 - Fitter and Faster Clinic Coming to Baltimore

Hey Swim Families!

There is a very exciting event coming to our local YMCAs in April! We have the opportunity to learn from 2-time Olympian Chloe Sutton! Not only has Chloe achieved amazing things in the pool and in open water, but she is considered one of the best technical instructors and motivational speakers in swimming!

 

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BALTIMORE, MD

APRIL 29 & 30

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You swim more freestyle in practice than any other stroke, but are you swimming it correctly?

Freestyle technique is very specific and without achieving proper form, you are wasting energy and speed with every stroke you take. Chloe Sutton is a two-time Olympian in distance freestyle; she will help each swimmer maximize on the distance and power out of each and every pull and kick as well as utilizing the speed that you can attain with your underwater dolphin kicks! Chloe’s drills and exercises will help you to learn how to use your core to whip through your dolphin kicks and come up ahead of the competition!

Click the links below for details and to register! 

April 29 – 12 & OverHigh Performance Freestyle and Underwater Dolphin Kicking

April 30 – 11 & Under (Session 1) Get Race Ready! Faster Freestyle and Underwater Dolphin Kicking

April 30 – 11 & Under (Session 2)  Get Race Ready! Faster Freestyle and Underwater Dolphin Kicking

Chloe is known for her fun, engaging, and approachable teaching style as well as for her incredible storytelling! All swimmers will leave the event with a renewed passion for the sport and motivation to succeed. Space is limited! SIGN UP NOW!

Use the promo code SUTTONMD for 10% OFF!

CHLOE SUTTON

What’s more nerve-wracking than swimming in the Olympics?! Swimming in a sea of jellyfish! Chloe Sutton has done both! She is a 2-time Olympian in both open water AND pool swimming. Her approachable personality and positive attitude when teaching perfect technique will give you the confidence you need to swim faster.

Apr. 29, 2017 – Baltimore, MD

High Performance Freestyle and Underwater Dolphin Kicking – 12 & Over

Apr. 30, 2017 – Baltimore, MD

GET RACE READY! Faster Freestyle and Underwater Dolphin Kicking Session 1 – 11 & under

Apr. 30, 2017 – Baltimore, MD

GET RACE READY! Faster Freestyle and Underwater Dolphin Kicking Session 2 – 11 & under


February 23, 2017 - Entering Naval Academy Grounds for Sr Champs

ATTENTION:

Any swimmer over the age of 18 requires a driver’s license to access the Naval Academy grounds.  If younger than 18, they do not need an ID, but if they have it, it’s always good to bring it.  ALSO, if younger than 18, the swimmer will need to be accompanied by an adult.  1 adult can bring in more than 1 swimmer.

As always, plan to arrive EARLY.  The gate guards will do their best to screen everyone efficiently.   Plan accordingly for weather (potential for rain on Saturday).  Thank you in advance for your patience.


February 16, 2017 - Parking for 2017 Senior Championship Meet

Dear MD Swimming Community,
NAAC welcomes you to the United States Naval Academy, venue for the 2017 Senior
Championship meet.
Please remember, when coming onto the Yard, whether it is by foot or vehicle, you will need to
provide your driver’s license as proof of ID.
PARKING FOR THE MEET:
Your MD LSC is generously providing a free shuttle service from the Navy-Marine Corp
Stadium, 511 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, MD, (enter via GATE 5) to Lejeune Hall. There is a fee of
$5 to park at the stadium. If you leave after prelims, you will have to pay again to park for finals.
An attendant will be posted there Thursday afternoon until 8pm & again from 6am – 8pm, Friday
through Sunday.
Annapolis Bus Company is providing the service & will run continuously throughout the times
below. The buses will wait outside of Lejeune, in front of Halsey Field House in the bus lane for
the return trips to the stadium.
Thursday February 23, 2017
3pm – 5pm 2 buses
5pm – 7pm 1 bus
7pm – 9pm 2 buses
Friday February 24, 2017
Saturday February 25, 2017
Sunday February 26, 2017
6am – 9am 2 buses
9am – 11am 1 bus
11am – 1pm 2 buses
3pm – 5pm 2 buses
5pm – 9pm 2 buses
Please use this link to find other parking options in downtown garages (rates will be higher).

Garages and Lots


Best of luck to all of the swimmers!
Very Respectfully,
Nicole Roberts


February 5, 2017 - MD Swimming Equipment Person Needed

Maryland Swimming is searching for a person to handle the meet equipment for MD Swimming . We are looking for a person who is available to give out and receive equipment before and after  swim meets when needed – and who can maintain the equipment and be in constant communication with the LSC Board on rental fees to be charged, condition of equipment etc.. Please nominate yourself to be the Equipment Chair on the MD Swimming Board for the next 2 years (email office@mdswim.org). The equipment is currently stored in Columbia, MD…There is a stipend paid by MD Swimming for this one position. To help you get started, mentoring will be available from the current Equipment Chair.


February 3, 2017 - MD Swimming Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Announced

Maryland Swimming Hall of Fame Announces the Class of 2017.
Maryland Swimming Incorporated, the Local Swim Committee of United States Swimming, which includes all of the State of Maryland with the exception of Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, announces the 4 newest members of its Hall of Fame.
Maryland Swimming’s Hall of Fame began in 1985 and has 47 members. This year’s induction class includes one swimmer and three coaches. A luncheon will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Bryn Mawr Fieldhouse 5602 Cottonworth Avenue in Mt. Washington.
KATIE HOFF ANDERSON is a two time world record holder, 12 time World Championship medalist, 3 time Olympic Medalist, 14 time US National Champion, 18 time American Record Holder. Specializing in middle to long distance Freestyle Races and both the 200 and 400 Individual Medley, Hoff dominated the competition in the mid 2000’s. Katie made her first Olympic Team at age 15 swimming for NBAC and competed in Athens in 2004 in both Individual Medley races. Named the USOC Female Athlete of the Year in 2005 and 2007, Katie was USA Swimming’s Female Swimmer of the Year from 2005 through 2007. Katie won a silver and two bronze medals in Beijing in 2008. Katie competed for teams in California and Florida before retiring from competitive swimming in 2015.
DON FEINBERG is a coach who has left an indelible mark in Frederick County. Feinberg set a record for consecutive public high school wins – 136 – at Frederick High School, serves as the Head Men’s and Women’s Coach at Hood College, and worked as the Head Age Group Coach at Monocacy Aquatic Club (MAC) from 1981-1988, Head Coach from 1988-2000 and still coaches there to this day. Don has coached one junior national champion and two Olympic trial qualifiers, one of which, Beau Wiebel, place 6th in the 200IM and 400IM and achieved a world ranking of 7th for the 1999-2000 season and a Gold Medal at World University Games. In 2001, Don was inducted into the Frederick County sports Hall of Fame for his achievements as an athlete and coach.
GEORGE KENNEDY is the recently retired Head Coach at Johns Hopkins University. During his 31 year tenure at Hopkins, Coach Kennedy was 7 times NCAA Division III Coach of the Year. Kenndy’s swimmers have won 31 NCAA titles. Kennedy led his swimmers to 24 Conference titles. He was part of the 28 consecutice conference titles won by the Hopkins mens squad from 1971-1998, a streak that is tied for third longest streak in any sport in Division III history. Coach Kennedy has been able to attract athletes who excel both in the pool and in the classroom at Hopkins. Beloved by his swimmers, Coach Kennedy’s influence was noted by inclusion in Fortune Magazine’s list of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” in 2014.
PAUL YETTER is the current Senior Coach at North Baltimore Aquatic Club. Coach Yetter is 7-time member of USA Swimming’s National Team Coaching Staff, Paul has represented the USA as an Assistant Coach at the 2008 Olympic Games, the 2007 Japan Open, the 2006 Pan Pacific Championships, and the 2005 World Championships. Additionally, Paul has served as the Head Women’s Coach of the 2007 Pan American Games, and most recently as the Head Men’s Coach for the USA’s Youth World Championship Team at the 2013 Youth World Championships in Dubai, U.E. Yetter was Katie Hoff’s coach in 2004 when she qualified for the Athens Olympics at age 15, and again in 2008 when she qualified for the Beijing Olympics. From 2005-2008, under Yetter’s guidance Hoff set 2 Long Course World Records and 18 American Records, while earning 3 Individual Olympic Medals and 6 World Championship Gold Medals. During the 2007-2008 season, Hoff set at least 1 American Record in 9 different events. In 2007, Coach Yetter was honored as Developmental Coach of the Year USA Swimming and USOC Developmental Coach of the Year for all Olympic Sports.
For additional information or to attend the Induction Luncheon, contact Maryland Swimming Hall of Fame Chair John Cadigan at jcadigan@nbac.net