- 2019 State SCY Championship Qualifying Times
- 2018-19 Team Athlete Reps
- Diversity / Outreach
- Disability / Adapted Swimmers
- Scholarship Program
- Safe Sport
- 2019 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 2018 MDSI Scholarship Winners: Ryan Baldino, Shea Boecker, Ameilia Bothwell, Shannon Cucchiaro, Aleah Eshman, Ryan Miller, Kelly Moton, Brendan Rice, Madison Spiotta, Adam Zaidi.
2018-19 Athlete Representatives to the MDSI Board: Kylie Kelly, FAST, Junior Rep and Max Verheyen, MSC, Senior Rep
2018-19 Athletes who will be serving on Board Committees :
Safe Sport: Kameron Conley and Emma Carrigg
Diversity & Inclusion: Noah Wilson and Alexa Porter
Operational Risk (Safety) ; Julia Miner
Audit: Abby Brannon
Budget: Julia Luljak
Finance: Alexa Porter
Technical Planning: Claire O’Shaughnessy
Coaches: Chris DePiazza
Governance: Sydney Mika
CONGRATULATIONS to OUR 2016-17 SWIMMERS OF THE YEAR
2016-17 Comeback Swimmers of the Year:
Sammie Lopez, Charlie Pacher and Katy Pacher
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 5/13/2018
STATE RECORDS LCM Updated 8/20/2018
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
2016-17 USA Swimming Scholastic 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 Scholastic All Americans
MD Team attending the 16th annual Black Heritage Meet in North Carolina
swimmers from…jcc…msc… asc..eagles..naval academy….rac…peak….
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
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 email@example.com
2018 Applications are now Closed
2018 Scholarship Winners: Congratulations to: Ryan Baldino (ACA), Shea Boecker (LBA), Amelia Bothwell (BAAC), Shannon Cucchiaro (GBSA), Aleah Eschman (CAA), Ryan Miller (NBAC), Kelly Moton (NAAC), Brendan Rice (GBSA), Madison Spiotta(ROCK , Adam Zaidi (YCM)
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);
This article was reprinted from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. More info at http://www.missingkids.com.
“Stranger danger.” It’s short. It’s simple. It even rhymes! But is it really the most effective abduction prevention lesson for our children?
Children do not understand the concept of a stranger. Many believe that strangers are mean, ugly people — so the nice man asking for help to find his lost puppy? Not a stranger.
Children also learn that some strangers – like store clerks, police officers, or parents with children – are helpful. It may be hard for them to understand the difference between strangers who could hurt them and strangers who may help them.
Most importantly, “stranger danger” ignores the fact that most children are abducted by someone they know.
Avoiding strangers will not help if the abductor is a family member, neighbor, or family acquaintance. When you talk to your children about abduction prevention, don’t focus on warning them about certain types of people. Instead, teach them to identify and respond to threatening situations.
A NEW MESSAGE
Say goodbye to “stranger danger.” Try using the following language when talking to your child about abduction prevention:
— Don’t say: Never talk to strangers.
— Say: You should not approach just anyone. If you need help, look for a uniformed police officer, a store clerk with a nametag, or a parent with children.
— Don’t say: Stay away from people you don’t know.
— Say: It’s important for you to get my permission before going anywhere with anyone.
— Don’t say: You can tell someone is bad just by looking at them.
— Say: Pay attention to what people do. Tell me right away if anyone asks you to keep a secret, makes you feel uncomfortable, or tries to get you to go with them.
In addition to these conversations, use role-playing scenarios to help your children practice their abduction prevention skills. The more children practice, the better prepared they will be to respond to an emergency.
“See Something – Say Something”
” Hear Something – Say Something”
“Know Something – Say Something”
USA Swimming Anonymous Safe Sport Hotline – firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
2019 High School Championship Meet Schedule
MIAA “A” Meet – February 2, 2019 – McDonogh School
IAAM “A” & “B” Conference Championships – February 3, 2019 – Loyola University
IAAM “C” Conference Championships – February 5, 2019 – Notre Dame Prep, Towson
UCBAC (Women) Conference Championships – February 5, 2019 – Fallston High School
UCBAC (Men) Conference Championships – February 6, 2019 – Fallston High School
MIAA “B” Meet – February 6, 2019 – Calvert Hall
MPSSA 3A/2A/1A – February 16, 2019 – Magnolia Middle School
2018 High School Championship Meet Results
National Catholics – January 20-21, 2018 – Loyola University complete results
UCBAC – Girls: February 6, 2018 – Boys: February 7, 2018 ucbac 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 bcpss swim champ_meetresults
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 iaam 2018 a and b conference results
MIAA Division A -February 3, 2018 – McDonogh School 2018 miaa full results
MIAA Division B – February 7, 2018 – Calvert Hall College Pool miaabchamps
IAAM – C Conference Champs – February 6, 2018 – Gilman School iaam 2018 c conference results
Frederick County Championships – February 10, 2018 – Walkersville High School 2018 cmc-fcps swimming & diving championship results for md swimming
MPSSA 1A/2A/3A North Regional Championships – February 17, 2018 – Magnolia Middle Aquatic Center 2018 321a north region swim champs with usa dqs
MPSSA State Championships
SMAC Conference Championships – February 10, 2018 – St. Mary’s College smac swim champs 2018
FSC: Courtney Spellman – UMBC ; Austin Dodd – Mt Saint Mary’s University
MAC: Matthew Bennici – UMBC ; Sam Brown – Wingate University ; Ben Hicks – Virginia Tech ; Natalie Kucsan – Lousiana State University ; Kevin Lin – United States Military Academy ; Lily McCoy – UMBC; Morgan Ryczako – UNC Wilmington; Grace Parente – Oswego University; Haleigh Seek – Washington College; Michael Roach – Lewis University; AJ Rausch – Carnegie Mellon University; Teresa Riedel – California Institute of Technology; Ben Moreno – University of Maryland College Park
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
EST: Ayris Akbay – University of South Carolina; Alayna Nielson – United States Naval Academy; Lindsey Bloom – Bucknell University; Erin Vance – Rice University; Jack Donahue – Washington and Lee University; Derek Nguyen – United States Naval Academy; Ryan Ratliff – University of Alabama; Alexander Zuga – Washington University in St. Louis; Sam Rea – United States Coast Guard Academy; Stephen Streaker – University of South Carolina; Justin Sabo – University of Delaware; Kaitlyn O’Byrne – University of Florida; Toni Li – University of Maryland at College Park; Evan Allgair – UMBC; Natalie Thornton – Drexel University
BST: Anna Engel – Roanoke College
RAC: Morgan Liberto – Alabama; Mac Hoskins – UMBC
SPY: Reid Hussey – Loyola University of Maryland; Teddy Douglas – Lehigh University; Sara DeMaio – Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Luke Tedesco – Anne Arundel Community College; Maile Johnson – Towson University
ACA: Ryan Baldino – Towson University; Jake Schafer – St. Mary’s College; Tyler Kosar – John Carroll University; Tucker Young – Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer
CAA – Greg Costello – United States Coast Guard Academy; Sean Li – Duke University
FAST – Maddie Wells – University of Florida; Amalia Fontes – Catawba College of North Carolina; Catherine Oakley – Oklahoma Baptist University; Rowena Wilson-Olivo – Harvard University
TCY – Jordan Friedman – Mount St. Mary’s University; Elizabeth Hotstetter – Randolph Macon University
NAAC – Brendan Cline – Franklin and Marshall College; Abby Andrews – Loyola University of Maryland; Laurel Galluadet – NOVA Southeastern University; Devin McClure – United States Coast Guard Academy; Kylie McMahon – Rider University
BAAC – Amelia Bothwell – Franklin & Marshall College; Becca Entner – Shippensburg University; Amelia Wickham – Liberty University
JCC – Jordan Kasoff – Rochester Institute of Technology; Michael Krasniski – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Taylor McLeary – UMBC; Sabrine Todd – Chowan University