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May 18, 2016 – The Short Course  and Long Course Middle Atlantic Swimming Top 10 has been updated with all times swum through 5/15.

May 3, 2016 – Middle Atlantic Swimming is looking for a Zone Team Database Manager.  This individual will maintain and update the athlete database for the MA Zone Team, as well as be responsible for entries for the Zone meet.  Must be proficient in Team Manager.  Interested parties should contact Kathryn Scheuer, MA Age Group Vice Chair, at email@udac.us

May 2, 2016 – The 2016-2017 Middle Atlantic Swimming competition schedule approved at the 2016 House of Delegates meeting is published here.  We will have meet information and meet entry files published in September

May 2, 2016 – We are in the process of finalizing the Middle Atlantic Long Course Championship Schedule for the Summer of 2016.  As we get dates from Site Selection Committee as well as Technical Planning Committee, we will post them as soon as possible.

April 5, 2016 – Dear Middle Atlantic Swimming Member:

I am excited to invite you to take part in a research survey for swimmers by a former Middle Atlantic swimmer.  Dr. Daniel Morrissy is a research associate from the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Working under Dr. Christina Master, the sports medicine physician at CHOP overseeing this research, Dr. Morrissy is conducting a research survey about the incidence of competitive swimming injuries. You are being asked to take part in this research study because you are a current member of USA Swimming through Middle Atlantic Swimming. Participation in this research is completely voluntary. Your coaches will not know if you complete the survey and will not be able to access your responses. For more information about the research study, see the letter below from Dr. Morrissy and Dr. Master.

The purpose of this research study is to better understand the impact of training modalities on the incidence of swimming injuries among various age groups and between males and females. Study participation will consist of questions regarding your training and injury histories. If you agree to take part, your participation will consist of completing a one-time survey that will last for about 3-10 minutes.

The link to he survey is here.

Thanks for your participation Jamie Platt General Chair Middle Atlantic Swimming

March 22, 2016 – Meet Director Workshops and AO Clinics dates have been announced for the Spring/Summer of 2016.  All workshops and clinics will be conducted using Zoom.  Zoom is a web-based conferencing service which allows all the attendees and the presenters to see each other and interact face to face via a computer, iPad, or any other smart devise that has audio and video capabilities.  It is suggested to use a computer or iPad type of device because of the nature of the presentations.  You should be in a private area with no background noise and a headset with a microphone of some type is strongly suggested.   Dave Blake will be conducting the AO Clinics and Mike Seip will be conducting the Meet Director Workshops.  This means no travel is necessary!  You will receive login instructions upon registering for your session.  Each session has a limit of 25 participants do to technological limitations.  Please email Mike at mikeseip@maswim.org if you are pursuing the Meet Directors Certification, including registering for an AO Clinic.  Please email Dave at dave.r.blake@gmail.com if only pursuing the AO Certification.   A reminder AO certification is a  requirement of being a certified Meet Director.  Please contact Mike with any questions.

Meet Director Workshops:

  1. Wednesday 6/15/16
  2. Tuesday 7/26/16

Administrative Official (AO) Clinics:\

  1. Tuesday 6/07/16
  2. Wednesday 7/13/16

March 1, 2015 – Swim meets closed within the LSC due to hitting “entry caps” or “over-subscription” are posted here

February 24, 2016 – Looking for some Long Course pool time??  Franklin and Marshall College has set up some dates and times for this month and early next month, and expect to add more dates after all championship meets have concluded.  The cost is  $5 per swimmer.   The dates are posted here

February 16, 2016 – Virtual Club ChampionshipsHave you ever wondered how your club is doing with the VCC?  The VCC automatically ranks all USA Swimming member clubs based on swimmer performance. You can see how your club stacks up against others in your LSC, Zone and even Nationally.   Our computers figure out the best possible event line up for your team.  The VCC recognizes and highlight clubs that are developing athletes and achieving success at multiple levels emphasizing the team element in club swimming. This program serves as a key part of the Athlete Development & Performance component of the Club Recognition Program.   The Middle Atlantic Swimming  Virtual Club Championship Rankings for Short Course are here and Long Course are here (based on 2/9/16).  Visit the VCC section of the USA swimming website to learn more

December 11, 2015 – Middle Atlantic is always looking for enthusiastic individuals to serve on the committees that manage our programs and services.  If you are interested in becoming a part of the organization, please fill out the volunteer form and return it to our office.  We are especially in need of parents who might be interested in working with diversity and inclusion.

November 25, 2015 – Long Course Championship dates for 2016 are now available in the Competition Schedule.  The Middle Atlantic Senior Championships will again be held at Bucknell University July 13-16 (Wednesday-Saturday), the Middle Atlantic Long Course Silver Championships will be held July 15-17 (Friday-Sunday), and the Middle Atlantic Long Course Junior Olympics will be held July 21-24 (Thursday-Sunday).  We will be seeking  bids for the Silver Championships as well as Long Course Junior Olympics.  Please contact Director of Competition Mike Seip at mikeseip@maswim.org to see information about bidding for these meets

November 11, 2015 – Middle Atlantic Swimming Seniors begin the weeklong Early Signing Period that stretches, this year, from November 11 to November 18, 2015.  Athletes in many NCAA sports –among them swimming and diving– are invited to sign the National Letter of Intent (NLI), the agreement between the college and the prospective student-athlete whereby the institution promises an athletic scholarship and the athlete promises to attend the school.  The list of Middle Atlantic early signings are here.  If you would like to be added to this list email webmaster@maswim.org

September 25, 2015 – Updated Job Postings within Middle Atlantic Swimming.

September 9, 2015 – Recently the FINA interpretation of rules surrounding performance of the IM was changed.  Here is the ruling from USA Swimming.  Interpretation: According to SW 9.1 each of the strokes must cover one quarter (1/4) of the distance. Being on the back when leaving the wall for the Freestyle portion of the Ind. Medley is covering more than one quarter of the distance in the style of Backstroke and is, therefore, a disqualification. Backstroke swimming is only defined as being on the back.

September 8, 2015 – Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Middle Atlantic Swimming Scholastic All Americans.  Middle Atlantic Swimming had the 5th most SAA student/athletes out of all 52 LSC’s.  Here is the full men’s list.  Here is the full women’s list.  Middle Atlantic Swimming is proud to recognize these scholar-athletes and congratulates the swimmers, as well as their coaches, and parents for their outstanding support.

May 21, 2015 – Middle Atlantic Records have been updated – Here is the updated list as of 5/21/15. Corrections or questions should be e-mailed to our Records Chairman.  Congratulations to all of our new Middle Atlantic record holders

September 1, 2014 –  Introducing the multi step certification process for all of our Middle Atlantic Swimming Meet Directors.  The first step is to pass the MA Swimming Meet Director Test.  All current MA Swimming Meet Directors must pass this test by December 1, 2014.  If you have questions, please email Mike Seip – Director of Competition (mikeseip@maswim.org)