AGUA Masters is once again hosting Metro LMSC’s annual short course meter championship meet. A whopping 165 participants came to Asphalt Green for the 2013 SCM Champs, and we are looking to have even more this year. Sign up, sprint and socialize at the largest Metro event of the year!

·       Location: Asphalt Green

·       Check-in: 4:40-5:15

·       Warm-up: 5:00-5:40

·       Meet: 5:45-8pm

·       Entry fee: $25 flat fee click here

·       Deadline to enter- December 6th

·       Medals will be distributed to the top 3 finishers in each event, gender and age group.

·       Metro will be sponsoring the event by giving each registered swimmers a commemorative Metro Giveaway  – A Stadium seat cushion!!!!


Metro LMSC’s annual meeting will be held before the meet at 3:30-4:30 at Asphalt Green- 5th floor conference room.  Please mark your calendars. All Metro members are welcome to attend.  It is important that all members of the Board of Directors (officers, committee chairs, and team reps) are present. This is the opportunity for your voices to be heard to provide feedback on Metro's current programs as well as ideas for new programs that would benefit our members and teams.

Usual Order of Business per our Bylaws, plus:

·       Voting on proposed 2015 Budget (Found on Metro Website)

·       Voting on word changes to Bylaws (Found on Metro Website)

·       Voting on word changes to FOG (Found on Metro Website)

·       Vote on destruction of 2013 election ballots

·       Vote on BOD minutes

·       Reports from BOD members


Metro would like to thank all 120 participants and over 200 spectators who came out to support our Metro Fundraiser- Dr. Bill Ross Memorial swim meet last weekend at Nassau County Pool.   WOW- what a way to come back to Long Island- our first meet at the pool in 3 years and it was a huge success!


Bob Kolenkowski and Steve Shtab ran a first class event. We at Metro are so thankful for these 2 men putting in countless amounts of time- organizing, planning, getting volunteers into place, recruiting participants and actually running the meet. This is also the first time Metro has run a swim meet all from volunteers, even our event director and officials not getting paid!

We would also like to thank the Bay Side High School Swim Team for volunteering as the meet timers as Dr. Bill Ross swam for that team growing up. Jayne Saint-Amour deserves our thanks for organizing and sourcing over 60 gift certificates and prizes for our Chinese auction. Big thank you to Ted Tierney and Brian Shtab for giving up their Sunday and coming to volunteer at the event by handing out bags filled with free goodies, a commemorative t-shirt and selling raffle tickets to help raise even more money for pancreatic cancer research. We want to thank Sharon for graciously creating the meet programs, recruiting swimmers and getting the Kind Bar sponsors! Lastly, Metro thanks Olympic swimmer Rowdy Gaines for supporting our master’s community by attending the event- taking pictures and signing autographs for everyone! Rowdy is a shining example of someone selflessly giving back to our sport .

Please see photos and videos of the event on our Metro FB page

Metro LMSC Synchronized Swim Clinic

Metro was delighted by the turn out of our first synchronized swim clinic held last month at John Jay College. The event was so successful and we had so many requests, that we will make this a reoccurring event next year.   Please lookout for the dates!

Big thank you to Dr. Jane Katz, Sharon Snyder and Joan Craffey. Everyone was so impressed with their level of expertise and coaching abilities from these 3 very talented and accomplished synchronized swimmers.  To think, that they were right here right, here in our Metro community.

Please see all pictures and videos from the clinic on our Metro FB page. All participants had an incredible experience learning various strokes, rotations, figures and skills, even learning enough to preform a little routine choreographed to music at the end. You can hear in the video that all the women and MEN, enjoyed themselves so, that we were constantly clapping, laughing and sharing which is what our Metro LMSC community is all about!  

Other Zone Meet Opportunities:

If you would like to attend other swim meets in the Zone Colonies Area please see the following:

·       New England LMSC Championship – Colonies Zone SCM – North Colonies Championship
December 12-14, 2014, Boston University, Boston, MA, SCM • New England sanction • deadline: 12/8/14

·       Mohonasen Happy New Year Masters Swim Meet, January 17, 2015, Mohonasen High School
Rotterdam, NY, SCY • Adirondack sanction • deadline: 1/3/15

More events can be found on our Zone Colonies website 


Please make sure to visit our Metro Website to follow our current team standings for our first 3 meets of the year!


Reminder that 2015 USMS registration began November 1st for those early birds. For those members who register as independent, please consider registering under the Metro Club as we will be able to pair you with other Metro members for relays through the year.

If you have any news to share with the Metro Swimming Community, please email me, I would be happy to include it in our monthly newsletters.


RC Saint-Amour
Chairman, Metro LMSC