Mark your Calendars:

Swim Clinic Opportunity
Metro LMSC board is pleased to bring to our Metro community a swim clinic presented by MLMSC, held this Saturday April 12th 2014 at 4:30-6:30pm. 

Develop and improve your freestyle stroke with Mentor Coach Lance Orgen, Head Coach of Chelsea Piers. Improve your technique. Lance has been a professional swim coach since 2009, working with many swim levels from 8 & Under to Masters, as well as both competitive and non-competitive swimmers. He is ASCA Level 3 Master Certified swim coach.

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

Give-a-away: The Metro LMSC will be helping to sponsor the event by giving out Metro LMSC flip-flops to every participant.

Cost: This clinic is $10 for 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 member fee is $30.

Please register: The clinic will be capped at 35 people. E-mail Lance to reserve your spot for the clinic. The entry fee will be collected at the event.

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 April 27th.  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". ENTRY FORMS MUST BE MAILED OUT TODAY- April 8th to be received by April 11th!

Metro LMSC Social- Mets Game
Metro LMSC is excited to bring to our community a social event outside the pool. After the April 27th free NYC Parks and Recreation Event at Flushing Meadows- we will cross the street to enjoy a Mets Game together!

Tickets for the baseball game will be $20. Please reserve your spot by sending a check or money order made out to Metro LMSC and mailed to: Metro LMSC, 247 Adams Rd, Hewlett Harbor, NY 11557 (please include your email address with the check to receive confirmation of purchase). There are limited number of seats, so please get your ticket now. We will be giving out the tickets at the swim meet.

Additionally- Metro would like each participant who attends the baseball game to have a hotdog and beer on us! We will be giving out a $10 food stipend to all Metro registered swimmers who attend the baseball game.

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

RESULTS:  New England SCY Championships
100 of our own Metro swimmers went out to compete at the Harvard Pool for the New England Champs March 15th and March 21-23rd. AGUA- 19 swimmers, Bearcats- 36 swimmers, Badger- 2 swimmers, CW Post- 1 swimmer, Red Tide- 22 swimmers, Westchester Masters- 18 swimmers, Unattached/Metro Swimmers- 2 swimmers.

Congratulations to Bearcat Masters with a score of 2144 finished 3rd overall combined Teams (Behind the whole state of Maine who came in first because they compete as a team). Red Tide finished 4th with a score of 1371, Westchester Maters coming in 6th with a score of 1325 and Asphalt Green finishing 7th with a score of 509.

Each registered swimmer received a goodie bag of treats from Metro to help them swim fast!

One Metro highlight was the Polhill Family: Father- Brad 50, Mother- Laura 48, Daughter- Ali 21, Son- Drew 23. Together, they competed in the 200 Medley relay placing 1st for the mixed 18+ with a time of 1:51:40 and the 400 Medley Relay placing 2nds for mixed 18+ with a time of 4:16:59. Laura started swimming when her kids started in USA swimming. She has since gone on to become a swim coach in the Westchester area. This is Laura's first year competing with Masters swimming! Brad has been competing for Westchester Masters for the last 5 years! Ali just finished her senior year at Texas Christian University, she plans on coming back to the Metro area after graduating and swimming masters just like her brother Drew! Keep up the great swims Polhill Family!

For the full results, please see our Metro website, under results.

Mark your Calendars: OWS Fire Island
It's never too early to start thinking about open water swimming- OWS will be hosting their annual Fire Island 1-Mile, 5k and 10k Ocean Swims.
Please register here
PRE REGISTRATION closes May 31, 2014 - $100.00
REGISTRATION closes June 30, 2014 - $125.00

Mark your Calendars: Metro LMSC Coach Certification Course
The Metropolitan LMSC will be hosting the USMS Masters Coach Certification Course Level 1 & 2 on September 27th and Level 3 on Mach 28th 2014 in NYC at Agua. Metro will be offering a scholarship to our Metro members and treating everyone to lunch. Bill Brenner from USMS and Mel Goldstein from USMS will be giving the course.
Please register for the courses below:
New York, NY levels 1 & 2 coach certification. 
New York, NY level 3 coach certification.

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