- 2018 State Championship Qualifying Times
- 2017-18 Team Athlete Reps
- Diversity / Outreach
- Disability / Adapted Swimmers
- Scholarship Program
- Safe Sport
- High School Champs
- Class of 2018 College Decisions
Swimmers of the Year
This is a performance based award that is presented to the TOP Point scoring swimmer, by gender, age group and Short Course and Long Course seasons. Awards are based on State Records achieved, NAG Records achieved, Sectionals, Juniors, Nationals, Olympic Trials participation and placement; TOP 10 USA and MSI TOP 5 achievements and placement in State Championship Meets. Duplicate Awards will be given if swimmers score the same number of points in their category. Points are maintained by the Age Group Chairman and approved by the Coaches Committee. Awards are presented at the State Championship Meet each spring, for the previous year…
In order to be eligible for a Maryland LSC Swimmer of the Year Award, a swimmer must have been a Maryland Swimming Registered Swimmer no later than the previous October 1, of the year(s) being awarded. EXAMPLE: Must be registered by October 1, 2015 in order to be eligible for the 2015-2016 SC Swimmer of the Year and the 2016 LC Swimmer of the Year.
The following criteria is used in determining the swimmers of the year:
1. USA Swimming SCY Top 10 List.
2. USA Swimming LCM Top 10 List.
3. Maryland Swimming SCY Top 10 List.
4. Maryland Swimming LCM Top 10 List
5. Maryland Swimming – ALL Maryland Team List
6. Maryland Swimming Senior Championship Results
7. Maryland Swimming 14 & Under Championship Results
8. Maryland Swimming LC Championships Results
9. Any other data related to swimmer performance if needed to declare a recipient
10. Consideration is given to those swimmers that age up prior
to the championship meet for a particular season. Swimmers
who do age up but have significant performance data are
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CONGRATULATIONS to our 2016-17 USA Swimming All Americans
Joshua Walker Cardinal & Gold Aquatics
Alyssa Vannetta Columbia Aquatics Association
Elizabeth Fry Eagle Swim Team Inc.
Tyler Kim Eagle Swim Team Inc. 3 Years!
Derek Nguyen Eagle Swim Team Inc. 2 Years !
Alayna Nielson Eagle Swim Team Inc.
Matthew Bennici Monocacy Aquatic Club
Jacqueline Greeves Monocacy Aquatic Club
Benjamin Hicks Monocacy Aquatic Club
Natalie Kucsan Monocacy Aquatic Club
Kevin Lin Monocacy Aquatic Club 2 Years !
Andrew Rausch Monocacy Aquatic Club
Timothy Verby Monocacy Aquatic Club 3 Years!
Zachary Dean Naval Academy Aquatic Club
Andrew Hernandez Naval Academy Aquatic Club
William Roberts IV Naval Academy Aquatic Club 3 Years!
Easop Lee North Baltimore Aquatic Club 2 Years !
William Pelton North Baltimore Aquatic Club
Lauren Poole North Baltimore Aquatic Club
Morgan Liberto Retriever Aquatic Club 2 Years !
Jackson Schultz Severna Park Stingrays
2015-16 14 & U SWIMMERS of the YEAR
Grant Murphy, ASC; Kate Spraul, SPRC; Brody King, BST; Abby Albano, CBAC; Maggie Belbot, NBAC; Alan Cherches, JCC; Joe Hayburn, ASC; Fiona Schere, ASC; Amber Smith, BAAC; Ren-E-Tan, NBAC; Mason Young, ACA; Chase Travis, NBAC; Samantha Ai, NBAC; Tyler Christianson, NAAC; Will Hoogenbom, NBAC; Meghan Lee, EST.
2015-16 SENIOR SWIMMERS of the YEAR
Kevin Lin, MAC; Will Pelton, NBAC; Easop Lee, NBAC; Morgan Liberto, CAA; Brooke Travis, NBAC ; Will Roberts, NAAC; Cassie Kalisz, NBAC; Coleman Stewart, NBAC; Sierra Schmidt, NBAC; Billy Cadigan, NBAC; Hannah Gouger, LBA; Matt Clark, LBA; Max Verheyen, MSC; Lauren Poole, NBAC; Dylan Arzoni, NBAC; Tyler Kim, EST; Becca Mann, NBAC; Maddie Runge, NBAC
Comeback Swimmer of the Year – Casey Prentice, YCM
STATE RECORDS SCY Updated 12/11/2017
STATE RECORDS LCM– Updated 8/29/2017
TOP 10 MALE LCM 8.9.2017
TOP 10 FEMALE LCM 8.9.2017
TOP 10 LCM 10 & U 8.8.2017
TOP 10 8 & U LCM 8.8.2017
TOP 5 RELAYS LCM 8.8.2017
MDSI FINAL 2017 TOP 10 8 & U 12.31.2017 12/31/2017
2015-16 Scholastic All Americans
Each spring, USA Swimming invites 48 athletes from underrepresented populations to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs to participate in a three-day camp program which includes pool training, motivational/educational sessions and team-building activities.
Athlete Application: https://www.usaswimming.org/utility/landing-pages/club-dev-camps/dsc-app
Sydney Atkins, Naval Academy Aquatic Club
The Diversity Camp was more than I expected. I thought that we were going to spend most of the time swimming or talking about swimming. I also thought that all of the participants would stay close with others from their LSC. I was nervous and excited when I learned that the dorm room assignments were set up so that we would be in a room with someone from a different LSC, pushing us to meet new people.
Over the course of the camp I met new people and became friends with a several of them. I realized how easy it was to talk to people and when you’re friends with people the practices become more fun because you know someone.
There were guest speakers throughout the camp and one topic that really stood out to me was about mental toughness. I never realized that mental toughness played such a big role in swimming. You cannot be successful with just the physical skills, you have to have the mental piece of it too.
This camp will definitely benefit other swimmers. During the camp we really learned how important it is to be a good teammate and having a positive attitude. Going to this camp made me see how building others up and having a positive attitude can impact your personal swimming as well as others’ swimming. Going to the Diversity Camp was not only a learning experience but a fun one also.
USA Swimming is committed to a culture of inclusion and opportunity for people of diverse backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, age, income, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender expression and sexual orientation. http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1653&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en
Discrimination in violation of the Amateur Sports Act which requires that USA Swimming must provide an equal opportunity to athletes, coaches, trainers, managers, administrators, and officials to participate in the sport of swimming. Athletes must be allowed to participate and compete to the fullest extent allowed by the Rules and Regulations. Discrimination against any member or participant on the basis of age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, genetics, mental of physical disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law, where applicable, is prohibited.
MD Swimmers Selected to Attend the 2017 Eastern Zone Diversity Select Camp in Buffalo, NY
Sydney Atkins (NAAC), Jordan Carruth (CAA), Kelly Kim (BAAC), Rebecca McArthur (CAA), Hayley Taylor (FCY) and Hannah Zhang (EST)
Maryland Swimming’s Diversity Chair, Nikia Brown, teamed up with Delta Sigma Theta to hold a Water Safety Program – it was a huge success! More are in the planning stages.
MAKE A SPLASH!
- 9 people drown each day in the U.S.
- In ethnically-diverse communities, the youth drowning rate is more than double the national average.
- Nearly six out of 10 African American and Hispanic/Latino children are unable to swim, nearly twice as many as their Caucasian counterparts.
- The key indicator in this was not race, but family — Children from non-swimming households are eight times more likely to be at-risk of drowning
Outreach Discount Membership Information and Reimbursement
What is Outreach?
Maryland Swimming and USA Swimming offer an Outreach Membership for qualified individuals for $7. Athletes are responsible for any team registration fees.
The membership is a year round membership with all year round membership benefits.
Confidentiality of members is maintained.
Proof of qualification for Outreach Membership can be shown by meeting any one of the following criteria: Food Stamps, Lunch/Breakfast Program, Federal Poverty Guidelines, Fuel Assistance or Medical Assistance Programs.
Proof of eligibility, obtained from the Federal, State or Local governing agency must be provided.
Outreach membership is good for one year and requires new verification each year for renewal.
MSI reimburses clubs for an athlete’s MSI meet entry fees if they are an Outreach Member. Outreach athletes do not pay their meet entry fees , their club does. Upon submission of the reimbursement request form, the club is reimbursed by MSI.
Form to apply for Outreach Discount Membership. Please give to your team registrar.
MD Swimming Diversity Chair: Nikia Brown, YRAC email:email@example.com
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USA Deaf Swimming National Team Prepares to Depart for the 2017 Deaflympics
In just 24 hours, the USA Deaf Swimming Team (Team USA) will be departing for the Deaflympics. Eight swimmers, all with hopes and aspirations of earning medals for the United States, will be departing for the games with coaches and staff. They will be competing with athletes from over 37 different countries. Please join us in supporting them on this journey!
2017 Team USA includes the following athletes:
Matthew Klotz, Cameron Park, California
Tyler Brown, Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Matthew Hopkins, Wayne, Pennsylvania
Matthew Zou, 15, CAA Ellicott City, Maryland
Elizabeth Cocker, Rancho Cordova, California
Alyssa Greymont, Morgan Hill, California
Molly Likins, St. Clair, Michigan
Emily Massengale, Bloomington, Indiana
Tom Lebherz, Head Coach
Doug Matchett, Team Leader
Rene Massengale, Team Leader
Linda Klotz, Team Leader
Mary Essex, Team Manager
What are the Deaflympics?
The Deaflympics have been in existence since they were first held in Paris in 1924. Originally called the Silent Games, the name was changed to Deaflympics in 1991. The Summer Deaflympics are held every four years and involve an entire range of sports including swimming. The World Deaf Swimming Championships also occur every four years and alternate with the Deaflympics.
This year’s Deaflympics are being hosted in Samsun, Turkey, a northern coastal city on the Black Sea Coast. Samsun is a modern city of about 500,000 citizens and has welcomed the nations participating in the Deaflympics to it’s beautiful coast.
The swimming competition will take place at the Atakum Olympic Swimming Pool in Samsun; and will last for 6 days.
The Opening Ceremonies for the Deaflympic Games will take place on July 18th, 2017.
Maryland Swimming Disability News
Opportunities for Swimmers with a Disability
There are a lot of opportunities for swimmers who have a disability, both at the regional level and international stage. If you are a swimmer with a disability or a coach who is working with a swimmer who has a disability please feel free to reach out to me at any time. My information is below.
I can help review how to become a classified swimmer, which is the process of reviewing which category you would compete in nationally and or internationally. There are many meets, camps, and clinics regionally and nationally that swimmers are potentially eligible to participate in. For coaches who have questions on working with a swimmer who has a disability feel free to call and we can review any questions you have. I am available to visit a practice as well if that would be beneficial.
I have spent the past 11 years on the national coaching staff for US Paralympics swimming and have coached in three Paralympic games. As the disability chair for MD swimming, I can help guide you through opportunities at developmental regional meets, clinics and just learning more about competitive disability swimming.
For more information please visit USA Swimming and the US Paralympic pages below
MD Swimming Disability Chair
RIO DE JANEIRO – The medals poured in Saturday night for U.S. Paralympics Swimming at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium as Team USA won four gold and two silver medals, doubling its medal total from the previous two days of competition. Elizabeth Marks (Prescott Valley, Arizona), Roy Perkins (Del Mar, California), Becca Meyers (Baltimore, Maryland) and Brad Snyder (Baltimore, Maryland) all won gold in their respective events, with Jessica Long (Baltimore, Maryland) and Tharon Drake (Hobbs, New Mexico) swimming to silver. Team USA now has 12 total medals in the pool at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Marks, an active duty service member of the U.S. Army, made her Paralympic Games debut during the morning session by setting a new Paralympic record in the women’s SB7 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:28.83. She then broke the world record in the evening edition with a blistering 1:28.13 to give the U.S. its first medal of the night. The mark topped teammate Jessica Long’s world record of 1:28.53, producing her first Paralympic Games medal.
“I had no idea (I was winning),” exclaimed Marks. “I can’t see when I am swimming. About 25-meters in I have no idea where anybody else is. As long as I feel pressure on my hands I know it is going well. I was just hoping for the best and putting everything I had into it.”
Long, who finished second in the finals race with Marks at 1:32.94, recorded her 20th career Paralympic Games medal, sending her into second place all-time for U.S. women at the Paralympic Games for individual medals. Long now owns 12 gold, five silver and three bronze Paralympic medals. She has two silvers and a bronze medal so far at the Rio Games.
Perkins once again found himself in a strenuous battle in the men’s S5 classification, this time in the 50 butterfly. Brazilian rival Daniel Dias brought the crowd to life before the race, but it was Perkins who topped the podium when all was said and done. The California native posted a time of 35.04 to win gold, giving him his first gold medal since the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games where he also won the S5 50 butterfly. Perkins found sweet redemption against Dias, who beat him in the event at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Meyers notched her second gold medal in Rio with a victory in the women’s SM13 200 individual medley, finishing to the wall at 2:24.66. She won the women’s S13 100 butterfly event on the opening night of competition with a world-record performance of 1:03.25. Meyers hopes to add to her Rio medal count with the 50m, 100m and 400m freestyle ahead of her. Teammate Colleen Young (St. Louis, Missouri) took fifth in the race with a time of 2:30.85.
Snyder dominated the men’s S11 400 freestyle final, coming in at 4:28.70 for his first gold in Rio. Snyder won silver in the men’s S11 100 backstroke the night before and has sent his Paralympic Games medal total to five with three gold and two silver medals. He successfully defended his Paralympic title in the 400 freestyle, having won the race at the London 2012 Paralympic Games one year to the day after losing his vision while serving in Afghanistan.
Drake competed alongside Snyder in the 400 freestyle final, making an impressive Paralympic Games debut with a silver medal. The significance of the debut was especially noteworthy as the originally scheduled preliminary race was pushed straight to a final. Drake touched the wall at 4:40.96 to finish ahead of Brazilian Matheus Souza who finished at 4:41.05.
Mallory Weggemann (Eagan, Minnesota) also competed in the women’s SB7 100 breaststroke with Marks and Long, finishing fifth with a time of 1:36.06. Weggemann will wrap up her fourth straight day of competition tomorrow with the women’s S8 100 freestyle and will have three more races in Rio after Sunday.
Rudy Garcia-Tolson (Bloomington, California) set an American record in the men’s SB7 100 breaststroke final with a time of 1:22.45, giving him sixth place overall. Fellow American Evan Austin (Terre Haute, Indiana) claimed eighth in the event with a time of 1:23.55. Garcia-Tolson still has the SM7 200 individual medley to come, his signature event. Austin will swim the S8 100 freestyle tomorrow before finishing with the SM8 200 individual medley on the final day of competition.
Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games swimming competition begins with the preliminary session, starting at 9:30 a.m. BRT/8:30 a.m. ET. Finals start at 5:30 p.m. BRT/4:30 p.m. ET.
Visit USParalympics.org/Rio2016 for more information on Team USA at the Paralympic Games, including athlete bios, schedule and live streaming. Follow the U.S. Paralympic team on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
NBAC’s Becca Meyers and Jessica Long Medal in the first day of competition in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio
RIO DE JANEIRO – The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games officially opened Wednesday evening with a memorable Opening Ceremony at Maracanã, but the fireworks continued at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium Thursday night as Team USA secured three medals on the first night of action.
Rebecca Meyers (Baltimore, Maryland) won gold in historic fashion by setting a new world record in the women’s S13 100m butterfly with a time of 1:03.25. Meyers topped the previous mark of 1:04.98, previously held by Muslima Odilav of Uzbekistan who took silver. The gold medal is the first of Meyers’ career, having won a silver and bronze medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in her Games debut.
“It feels so amazing,” Meyers said. “I am so excited to win the first gold medal for U.S. Paralympics Swimming, and we are going to kill it for the rest of the week. I can’t wait to see what everyone else does.”
Her American teammates joined her in an impressive showing as Jessica Long (Baltimore, Maryland) opened her fourth Paralympic Games with a silver medal in the women’s S8 400m freestyle, marking the 18th Paralympic Games medal of her legendary career. She now owns 12 gold, four silver and two bronze medals. Long touched the wall at 4:47.82, trailing only Lakeisha Patterson of Australia who finished with a first-place time of 4:40.33, breaking Long’s previous world record of 4:40.44.
- Four swimmers with a disability (All Paralympians) on the new Loyola University club team
- Connor Gioffreda set 6 American records in S6 classification at Jan EST and MSC MD meets
- 6 of the 25 Swimmers on the USA Paralympic Word team this summer; are in MD swimming: Alyssa Gialamas, Cortney Jordan, Jessica Long, Rebecca Meyers, McKenzie Coan, Brad Snyder
The Maryland Swimming disability committee is committed to providing an environment for disabled swimmers to participate with clubs and in LSC sanctioned meets.
When registering swimmers please mark on the registration form if the athlete has a disability. There are a lot of opportunities for education and swimming events outside of Maryland.
Direct all Disability Questions to Andrew Barranco at firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Scholarship Winners: Congratulations to: Abigail Farmer (RAC), Jessica Li (EST), Aileen Yu (GBSA), Alexander Depiazza (ROCK), Andrew Scott (CBAC) and Caroline Pifer (MAS).
2016 Scholarship Winners: Congratulations to: Zachary Star (FAST), Julia Charen (MAS), Ben Skopic (EST), Raphael Bechtold (NBAC), Erin Daugherty (RAC) and Carly Quinn (NAAC);
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USA Swimming Anonymous Safe Sport Hotline – email@example.com or call 720-524-5640
MD Swimming Safe Sport Chair – (Mrs) Laura McArthur (CAA) Laura_mcarthur@hcpss.org
Maryland Swim Meet Safty Policies
• No picture taking device, including a cell phone, can be turned on in the rest rooms, changing areas, locker rooms or areas behind the blocks
• No diving is allowed during warmups, from the blocks, the bulkhead or the side of the pool, unless it is into a designated Sprint Lane.
• Swimmers must enter the pool feet first during warmups. Look before you leap.
• No Stretch cords, paddles, fines, pull buoys during warmups
• Sprint lanes are one way only – exit at the end of the lane
• No Deck Changing
• No bullying or taunting anywhere any time
• No one who is actively sick can be on the deck or in the pool. They should go home.
Break the rules? You could be DQ’d from the meet or future meets.
2018 High School Championship Meet Schedule
National Catholics – January 20-21, 2018 – Loyola University
Harford County Championships – Girls: February 6, 2018 – Boys: February 7, 2018
Anne Arundel County Championships – February 9, 2018 – Anne Arundel Olympic Swim Center
Baltimore City District IX Swimming Championships – February 9, 2018 – Coppin State University
MPSSA 4A-3A East Regionals – February 17, 2018 – (9:00)Anne Arundel Olympic Swim Center
MPSSA 3A-2A-1A – East Regionals – February 17, 2018 (3:00) Anne Arundel Olympic Swim Center
IAAM A/B Swim Championships – February 4, 2018 – McDonogh School
MIAA Division A -February 3, 2018 – McDonogh School
MIAA Division B – February 7, 2018 – Calvert Hall College Pool
IAAM – C Conference Champs – February 6, 2018 – Gilman School
Frederick County Championships – February 10, 2018 – Walkersville High School
MPSSA 1A/2A/3A North Regional Championships – February 17, 2018 – Magnolia Middle Aquatic Center
MPSSA State Championships
Baltimore City Public Schools District IX
SMAC Conference Championships
FSC: Courtney Spellman – UMBC ; Austin Dodd – Mt Saint Mary’s University
MAC: Matthew Bennici – UMBC ; Sam Brown – Wingate University ; Ben Hucks – Virginia Tech ; Natalie Kucsan – Lousiana State University ; Kevin Lin – United States Military Academy ; Lily McCoy – UMBC
NBAC: Ben Selnick – Emory University; Dylan Arzoni – George Washington University; Lara Bate – University of Southern California; Grace Potis – University of San Diego; Easop Lee – Duke University
LBA: Adam Musselman – Ryder University
SPRC: Vincent Walden – Wingate University