August 25, 2014 - The Officials committee has scheduled the following clinics for new officials. Information on additional clinics will be provided as they are scheduled. Check www.maswimofficials.org for addition information:
- Sunday, Sept 7, 1:00 pm at Parkland Aquatics. contact is Donna Daday at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sunday, Sept 20, 9:00 am at F&M Aquatics. contact is Todd Parsons at UnderWaterTodd@gmail.com
- Sunday, Sept 28, 12:00 noon at Upper Dublin HS. contact is Eva Boratto at Boratto@gmail.com or Bob Goldberg at GoldbergBob@comcast.net
- Sunday, Oct 12, 12:30 pm at Malvern Prep. contact in Jeff Hyde at email@example.com
August 19, 2014 - The 2013-2014 Short Course Middle Atlantic Top 10 Final Release has been updated here. The current USA Swimming Bi-Weekly National Top 10 is here. We have also updated the 2014 Long Course Top 10
August 11, 2014 Doug Boehme and Adrienne Bilello Win Jersey Shore 2K Challenge - By winning the Bridge to Bridge 2K Bay Swim on June 28th, and the Brigantine 2K Ocean Swim on July 12th, Doug Boehme (GAAC) clinched the top award for the 1st Annual Jersey Shore 2K Challenge. Second place male was Michael Sauer (NRG) with Joey Tepper (EHT Seahawks) close behind to finish in third place.
In the Women’s race, Adrienne Bilello (BCY/So. Jersey) took top honors in both the Bridge to Bridge and Brigantine 2K, thus winning first place in the girls division. Kayla Tran (Pleasantville Aquatics) was the second place finisher, with Felicity Do (BGH Brigantine Greenheads) coming in at third place. Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all who participated in the 1st Annual Jersey Shore 2K Challenge.
August 4, 2014 The UPDATED Middle Atlantic Swimming 2014-2015 Competition Schedule is here
July 22, 2014 - Here is a great interview conducted by Ray Peden of the Middle Atlantic Open Water Swimming Committee with the 2014 10K Open Water National Champion, Andrew Gemmell. The Delaware online article is here
July 17, 2014 Middle Atlantic Swimming is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Seip as the Director of Competition. The Director of Competition post was recently created in order to strengthen the administration of club-hosted meets and to broaden the administrative and technical assistance available to all Middle Atlantic clubs. In this new role, Mike will immediately begin to oversee the Middle Atlantic Meet Director Certification program and assume the duties of the Sanctioning Chair for all club-hosted meets. He will work in conjunction with various Board members and committee chairs to support our safety programs, develop the annual meet schedule, oversee schedule changes, coordinate changes to scheduled meets and serve as a clearing house for meet related questions. He will also work with our hosts of Approved and Observed meets to coordinate schedules and requests.
Mike is no stranger to Middle Atlantic Swimming. He has served the organization in many capacities over the past 25 years, most recently as General Chair. He has over thirty-five years of professional swimming experience (i.e., Head Coach, Meet Director, Club Director/CEO, Club Developer, Facility Designer, Facility Manager, Public School Educator and USA Swimming Volunteer), and possesses the knowledge, experience and work ethic to lead a growing LSC toward a bright competitive future. His entire career has been focused on competitive swimming. He has mentored, coached and fostered thousands of swimmers, coaches, and colleagues to meet their full potential. A lifetime of swimming excellence is reflected in his fourteen-year swimming career as well as his professional work experiences. On the national scene, Mike has represented Middle Atlantic Swimming as a delegate to the USA Swimming Convention, a member of several national committees and currently, a national committee chair. Mike has built relationships with swimming professionals from all over the United States. He will utilize these relationships and network of swimming professionals to ensure Middle Atlantic Swimming is strategically planning the future with a standard of excellence second to none. To contact Mike directly, email MikeSeip@maswim.org
April 9, 2013 Online Report of Occurrence Form - Over a year ago, USA Swimming implemented the ONLINE Report of Occurrence form. The paper copies of the incident report are no longer used. Some of our member clubs may not have been properly informed of our new online system when it began. We continue to get paper copies that may still be posted on the club websites or in their safety manuals. We ask that the club personnel notify all their staff and volunteers of the Online Report of Occurrence form that is found at this easy to use link on the USA Swimming website: www.usaswimming.org/ROO The incident reports no longer need to be submitted in triplicate as in the past (USA Swimming, Risk Management Services, LSC Safety Chair). They only need to be submitted one time into the online system.
February 8, 2013 USA Swimming released its first-ever Safe Sport Handbook to help members implement safe sport practices at LSC level. The Safe Sport Handbook includes detailed information on USA Swimming policies, guidelines, best practices, strategies and tools. It will be an invaluable tool for all USA Swimming members and clubs and is available online. The handbook will also be mailed to each of USA Swimming’s member clubs.