Metro News


Metro LMSC board is pleased to bring to our Metro community a swim clinic presented by MLMSC, held TODAY- Saturday March 28th at 5:30-7:30pm at John Jay College.   

The clinic will be to help all beginning swimmers improve all 4 strokes starting with freestyle first. Mentor coach Paul Hunt will be on deck to help you improve your technique.

Paul developed his love for swimming at a young age, while living in Southern California. As he puts it, "Swimming is a hobby, gone crazy". His career in swimming began over 12 years ago. He believes in the philosophy that patience and dedication goes a long way. That's how he lives his life, and how he teaches. When he's not in the pool, he's pursuing his other passion, open water swimming. He's an experienced swim instructor; teaching all ages (infants to seniors) & all levels (beginners to advanced) and open water technique.

U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) Certified Coach, Level 3 American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA), Certified Coach, Level 2 American Red Cross: Certified Water Safety Instructor American Red Cross: Certified Professional Lifeguard American Red Cross: Certified CPR and First Aid for the Professional Rescuer

Location:  John Jay College of Criminal Justice  (524 West 59th. Street New York, NY, 10019).

Cost: This clinic is $10 to participate to all Metro LMSC members (The Metro LMSC will be helping to sponsor the clinic by paying $20 per swimmer, decreasing the entry price from $30 to $10.) Non-Metro LMSC members fee is $30. Please register by emailing Paul to reserve your spot for the clinic. The clinic will be capped at 35 people. The entry fee will be collected at the event.

Mark your Calendars: Metro LMSC Free Dryland – TODAY!!!!!

Metro LMSC is pleased to bring to the community a dryland clinic held TODAY by our Metro Dryland Chair- Jim Wu, a recent recipient of the USMS Fitness Award 2014. The clinic will take place Saturday- March 28th from 5:30pm- 6:30pm at John Jay College (59th and 10th) in the multi-purpose room next to the pool. 

Jim has been swimming since he was 10 years old and is currently the head coach of drylands for Bearcat Masters for the last 2 years. The clinic will feature many great exercises and techniques used to help build and strengthen the core body muscles needed to give you an edge over the swimming competition. Space is limited to 20 people so please reserve your spot ASAP by emailing Jim. Please include in the email, your first and last name, team affiliation (must be a Metro member to participate), age and sex.  

Metro LMSC Synchronized Swim Clinic

Metro is pleased to offer another synchronized swim clinic to our members who love being in the water and want to try something different. The clinic will be held this Saturday April 18th at John Jay from 5:30-7:30pm. This event is free, but only to those who RSVP. Please RSVP  (Please see our videos and pictures from our last clinic on our Metro Facebook Page

BYONP- Please bring your own noseplug, but if you do not have one, Metro will supply one for you. Additionally, the water will be a bit cold (nice for swimming). If u want, please bring an extra towel for comfort.   

The clinic will be run by Dr. Jane Katz, Sharron Sydner and Joan Craffey.  

  •  History & Background of Synchronized Swimming 
  •  Relationship between Synchronized Swimming and Competitive Swimming
  •  Basic Stroke Variations 
  •  Pattern/Float Rotations 
  •  Basic Figures & Skills 
  •  Music/Choreography 
  •  Sample Routine   

Mark your Calendars: SWIM MEET, CW Post

As SCY season comes to a close, Metro will have another SCY swim meet to get in times before Nationals in San Antonito.  

Laps for Life will be held April 19th at CW Post. Warm-Up: 8:00AM-8:55AM ‚óŹ Meet Start: 9:00AM

Commemorative Metro beach towel will be given to all registered participants.

Entry Fee will be $30.00 and 100% of Entry fees will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Please come and support a worthy cause!

Registration will be up shortly on the Metro website.  


One of our own, swim coach Steve Tarpinian has passed away last week, March 15th. Tarpinian started competing in triathlon on Long Island, NY in the early 80s, has worked as a race director, founded Team Total Training and the Event Power company, wrote books and was the author of various DVDs. He also managed triathlon and swim clinics and camps and was well respected for his knowledge, passion and skills. Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve's family and those closest to him at this time. Arrangements for remembrance of Steve will be announced in accordance with his wishes and those of his family.


Mark your Calendars: FREE SWIM MEET, Flushing Meadows 

Hosted by NYC Parks and Recreations, the 30th Anniversary swim meet is being held at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatic Center Sunday May 3rd.  The meet is FREE so please come out and participate. To register, please find the entry form on our Metro website under “Metro Swim Events”. 

Mark your Calendars: Metro LMSC Social- Mets Game

Metro LMSC is excited to bring to our community a social event outside the pool. After the May 3rd free NYC Parks and Recreation Event at Flushing Meadows- we will cross the street to enjoy a Mets Game together! 

We hope you can come, mingle and meet other swimmers from the LMSC at this Metro LMSC social.

The ticket will be $10 each- there will be a limited number so please reserve your spot with Metro’s Treasurer. And send a check to: 247 Adams Road, Hewlett Harbor NY 11557

Additionally, please see calendar of events from other LMSC on our Colonies Zones page:

RC Saint-Amour
Chairman, Metro LMSC