NVSL Swim News & Information

  • Death of Frank Sedgwick, former NVSL President

    Mon, 1-7-2019 | Joe Mattis

    Dear NVSL Friends,

    Our venerable past NVSL president (1975-76), Frank ("Gail" to us old timers) Sedgwick, died at his home on December 21.

    His obituary from Sat morning's Washington Post (Jan. 5) is posted at this link:


    We will remember him for his enthusiasm for and support of the League for many years. As an ardent reformer of the seeding system, he conceived and introduced the "time-in-water" criterion around 1970.

    Visitations will be on Thursday, January 10, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm, at Money and King Funeral Home in Vienna.

    With sadness,
    Dick Young
    NVSL President (1979-80)


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  • End of Year meeting on September 9th

    Fri, 8-31-2018 | Kelly Parry

    NOTE: THE INDIVIDUAL ALL STAR PHOTOS ARE UP!!!   https://nvslallstars.smugmug.com. Password available from your Division Coordinator and Team Rep.

    The 2018 NVSL End of Year meeting will be held on Sunday, September 9th at the Mason District Government Center (6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003) beginning at 6:30 pm. 
    It is important for all Team Reps (or a designated representative of the team) to attend because a vote from each team is needed to elect a new Executive Board. 

         - There are two candidates for the position of VP of Swimming for 2019-2020 and the Team Reps will be asked to select the VP at the meeting. The two candidates vying for the single position are Stewart Gordon and Jen Sayasithsena.  Please read their candidate packages.
         - The unchallenged nominees are Nancy Jessen (President), Betsy Stevenson (Director), Judy Hansen (Director), Chris Campbell (Director), Kim Locey (Treasurer), Joe Mattis (Corresponding Secretary) and Jim Shlesinger (Recording Secretary).
         - Per the NVSL Bylaws, members of the Executive Board are elected for two-year terms. Nominations may be made from the floor and the election shall be by majority vote of the Team Representatives present and voting.

    Also at the meeting we will recap the 2018 season highlights and look forward to the next summer season.  The tentative agenda is below.  We also hope to get feedback and suggestions on any issues of interest to the League.


  • Sportsmanship Awards

    Mon, 8-6-2018 | Kelly Parry

    The award is presented annually to one team in each division that best exemplifies the principles of good sportsmanship as embodied in the NVSL Standards of Conduct.  The divisions' teams vote for the award with each team casting three ballots: one vote from the Team Representative, a second from coaches, and a third based on a vote of the 13 & over team members.   NVSL Division Sporstmanship Awards were awarded at all Divisionals meets.  The teams receiving this award are the following:

             1 -- Langley             2 -- Vienna Aquatic Club    3 -- Mount Vernon Park    4 -- Virginia Run
             5 -- Pinecrest           6 -- Mantua                     7 -- Mosby Woods            8 -- Cottontail
             9 -- Mansion House  10 -- Great Falls              11 -- South Run               12 -- Shouse Village
            13 -- Springboard     14 -- Woodley                 15 -- Hollin Hills               16 -- Broyhill Crest
            17 -- Pinewood Lake

    Congratulations to our 2018 Sportsmanship Award recipients!

  • Stars Align for Three Virgos at Little Rocky Run

    Sun, 8-5-2018 | Paul Parry

    At a muggy and damp Little Rocky Run yesterday, amid the crowd and under the gaze of the immortal Bob York, three All Stars reached record holder status.

    In the 11-12 Freestyle, Michael Mullen of Old Keene Mill stunned the crowd in an upset over the current record-holder, Donovan Kovalsky, finishing with a blazing kick and touching in 26.18.  Donovan had just lowered the mark to 26.20 the week before.

    Then in the 13-14 Girls Back, Hunter Mill’s Alexandra Dicks tied 18-time All American Janet Hu’s 29.75.  Janet’s record was set in 2010 while she was at Mosby Woods.

    The last record was set in the Boys 9-10 Breast, when Brandon Lesser of Daventry lowered his own mark of 37.28, touching in 37.26.

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