NVSL Swim News & Information

  • Seeding Meeting Reminder

    Mon, 2-19-2018 | Kelly Parry

    The NVSL 2018 Seeding Meeting for all Team Reps is this Sunday, February 25, at Hayfield Secondary School, 7630 Telegraph Road in Alexandria.

    The New Team Rep Clinic at NOON will be lead by NVSL Director Chris Campbell.  Team Reps should print and bring a copy of the New Team Rep Guide and the New Team Rep Training presentation which can be found in the 2018 Team Rep Folder.

    All TRs should bring 7-8 stickers/labels with your name, address, email and telephone numbers (ribbon label size) to expedite the form filling processes.  If you are hoping to host either Division Relays or Divisionals, be sure you have necessary approvals from your Pool Board.  Relays will be July 11th (with a rain date of 7/12) and Divisionals will be July 28th.  

    Be prepared to vote on the five rule change proposals - read the proposals!   A Rules Meeting will be scheduled for March 11th if we are unable to complete the process in the allotted time.

    Be early to visit our many vendors that support the League throughout the season.

    Schedule:
      - Team Rep check-in 11:45 am - 1:45 pm
      - New Team Rep Clinic from noon to 1 pm  (MS Lecture Hall, Room 1604)
      - Vendor show from noon to 2 pm (Main hallway outside of gym)
      - General session starts promptly at 2 pm in the MS Lecture Hall
      - Rules discussion and voting 2:35-3 pm
      - Seeding distribution and break-out sessions 3-4 pm (Assigned classrooms for each division)


  • Streamlines - NVSL News 2/1/18

    Thu, 2-1-2018 | Kelly Parry

    Take your mark ....... 

    Our Seeding Meeting officially kicks off the season and it is scheduled for Sunday, February 25th at Hayfield Secondary School, 7630 Telegraph Road in Alexandria. The meeting begins with our New Team Rep clinic at noon and runs approximately one hour.  We encourage all new Team Reps to attend this important clinic.  All Team Reps should report by 1:00 pm to register and to pick up their team packets and meet with the NVSL vendors.   Our regular session meeting will begin at 2 pm, and at 3 pm, you will meet with your Division Coordinator to finalize the season's schedules.  Team Rep contact information will be collected at the Seeding Meeting.

    PRE-MEETING:
       - If your pool is interested in hosting a divisional meet, make sure you check with your pool board before the meeting if you need to receive permission.  Divisional Relay Carnival is on July 11th and Individual Divisionals is on July 28th and the rain/thunder date for Relay Carnival is on July 12th.
       - Again this year, you may order 25, 50, 75 or 100 Handbooks at no cost.  Please place your order at the meeting. 
       - Are you still in need of a coach?  If so, it is not too late to post a job advertisement on the NVSL website.   Just send the ad (Word format) that you want posted to askNVSL@gmail.com and it will be added to the NVSL website.  If you have already posted an ad and the job position has been filled, please send a message so that it can removed.
       - The document currently named "Join a 2017 NVSL Pool" gets updated yearly. It is provided to people when questions are asked about joining one of our League pools. Please review this document and provide your updated information.  

    SEEDING MEETING Schedule:
       - Team Rep check-in 11:45 am - 1:45 pm
       - New Team Rep Clinic from noon to 1 pm  (MS Lecture Hall, Room 1604)
       - Vendor show from noon to 2 pm (Main hallway outside of gym)
       - General session starts promptly at 2 pm in the MS Lecture Hall
       - Rules discussion and voting 2:30-3 pm
       - Seeding distribution and break-out sessions 3-4 pm (Assigned classrooms by divisions)

    RULE PROPOSALS:
    While rules discussions and voting are often complicated, to avoid an additional meeting specific to rules, the plan is to conclude these proposals with votes at this meeting.  To accomplish this:
       - Carefully read through the 2018 rule change proposals.
       - If you have comments and/or questions, email askNVSL@gmail. 
       - Please use restraint at the meeting - don't repeat or state the obvious.
       - Discussion will be controlled by a monitor (no rambling).
       - A single written voting ballot will be used for submission of votes.
       - A Rules Meeting will be scheduled for March 11th if we are unable to complete the process in the allotted time.

    Note:  Seeding Meeting is for Team Reps and invited guests only.  

  • Streamlines - 9 November 2017

    Thu, 11-9-2017 | Kelly Parry

    Happy NVSL off-season and get ready for the cold weather approaching.

    Here is a little splash of information and news:
    The League calendar is loaded to our website (look left on this page).  The first dual meet is on June 23rd and All Stars on August 4th.
    The February Seeding Meeting is scheduled for February 25th at Hayfield Secondary School.
    Are you exiting your position as Team Rep?  Let us know and please provide a name and an email of your successor to askNVSL@gmail.com.  Take note that most information will be posted here.
    If you need a coaching ad posted on the website, email a Word document to askNVSL@gmail.com and it will be posted for you.

    FUN FACTS:
    The League proudly boasts 15,991 swimmers for 2017.
    1027 official were certified at NVSL clinics. 
    In 1978, the Mosby Woods timers arrived at the Saturday dual meet with digital watches instead of the standard mechanical stopwatches.  The issue, “Watches Create Flap Within NVSL Ranks” made the Washington Journal.
    $20 was the bill for team dues in 1959. 

    Keep swimming and thank you all for volunteering your time and service to the NVSL.

    Send questions or suggestions to askNVSL@gmail.com.

  • Team Rep End of Season Meeting on September 10th

    Thu, 8-31-2017 | Kelly Parry - NVSL President

    The 2017 NVSL Team Representative’s End of Year meeting will be held on Sunday, September 10th at the Mason District Government Center (6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003) beginning at 6:30 pm. 

    At the meeting we will recap the 2017 season and look forward to next summer.  It is anticipated that topics to be covered will include reports on: financial data, insurance, protests, sportsmanship, All Stars, awards, 2018 calendar, hytek, surveys, and the website.  We also hope to get feedback on any issues of interest to the League from the 2017 season and for the 2018 season.

    See you all there!

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