June 21, 2017 - Remembering Aaron Laciny

The Maryland Swimming Family extends its sad condolences to the family of Aaron Laciny. The Laciny family is a true swimming family as Aaron and his 5 brothers and sisters, have all been members of the Retriever Aquatic Club swim team. Aaron was struck, and killed, by a hit and run driver while riding his bike on North Charles Street in Baltimore. Please keep the family in your prayers as they travel this very painful, and long, road of mourning a very talented and special young man.

June 17, 2017 - Scholastic All American Program Applications Open

Scholastic All-America Program

Application Process open from June 1- August 15, 2017

2016-2017 Academic Qualifications

•Grade completion requirement – applicant must have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade GPA Requirement – minimum 3.5 GPA for the current academic year.

•A=4, B=3, C=2. If numerical grades are used, the following scale will be used unless the school’s letter grade conversion is given on the transcript: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79.

•Honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and dual credit college level academic courses will earn one half (.5) extra Grade Point. Grades for academic subjects only are calculated – history/social studies, English, mathematics, sciences, foreign languages, arts (visual and performing), computer sciences. A grade lower than a C in an academic subject will mean automatic rejection of the applicant. Grades for non-academic courses will NOT be calculated – band, choir, health, driver education, physical education, and any other class marked non-academic on a transcript.

•There will be no special status designation for a 4.0 GPA other than for a national champion who also has a 4.0 GPA.

Pool Requirements

•Applicants must have swum an individual pool time equal to a 2016 Winter Junior qualifying time in any individual event during the SAA qualifying period (August 16, 2016 – August 15, 2017) with qualifying times in SWIMS – list of times are posted on the USA Swimming website. A qualifying time will be available for selection from the SWIMS database during the application process. Only ONE time is necessary and only ONE application is necessary.

•Disability or Open Water Requirements (for athletes without pool requirements)
• 2017 Deaflympics– July 18-30, 2017, Samsun, Turkey
• 2016 Can-Am Open – November 25-27, 2016, Miami, FL
• 2017 Speedo Can-Am Para Championships – Mar 31-Apr 2, 2017, Windsor, ON

• 2017 Open Water National Championships – May 19-21, 2017, Castaic Lake, CA

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June 5, 2017 - Alan Cherches Set New Record

Alan Cherches broke his own 100 YD 11-12 Breastroke Resident State Record at the Black Heritage Meet, with a blistering 1:03.42

June 1, 2017 - NAAC June 2, 2017 Meet Moved to UMBC

The June 2nd NAAC Long Course Meet has been moved to UMBC, because the pool at the Naval Academy is closed for repairs. DO NOT GO TO ANNAPOLIS!!

May 31, 2017 - Splash ‘n Dash Race