NVSL Swim News & Information

  • Upcoming Clinic Dates and Locations

    Sun, 5-12-2024 | Jen Sayasithsena

    The NVSL Officials clinics kickoff next weekend, May 18th and 19th. Please see the full schedule below. 

    A few remindeers: 

     - All clinics start on time and are held rain or shine. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late for a certification clinic or depart before its conclusion, you will not receive credit for attending.
     - Advance registration is not necessary for in-person clinics and there is no cost to attend
     - New Referee, Referee/Starter, New Starter, and Stroke & Turn Clinics are 2 hours in length.
     - All pool addresses can be found here: https://www.mynvsl.com/teams 

    Sat, May 18th - 8-10AM

    • New Referee* @ Village West (**This is a new location from the printed schedule distributed at the seeding meeting)

    • New Starter* @ Great Falls

    *New Referee and New Starter clinics are only for those new to the position and cannot be used to recertify.

    Sun, May 19th - 8-10AM

    • New/Recertification Stroke and Turn Clinic @ High Point Pool

    • New/Recertification Stroke and Turn Clinic @ Hayfield Farm

    Weds, May 22nd - 7-9PM

    • Ref/Starter Recertification @ Rolling Valley

    • Ref/Starter Recertification @ Stratford

    Saturday, June 1st – 8AM-1PM NVSLU @ Fairfax County Govt Center

    12000 Government Center Parkway Fairfax, VA 22035.

    **We will have volunteers in the lobby to direct you to the correct rooms for your clinics.

    • NEW Referee Only* @ 8AM

    • NEW Starter Only* @ 8AM

    • Ref/Starter Recertification @ 8AM

    • Stroke and Turn (New and Recert) @ 10:30AM

    • Chief Timer Clinic @ 8:30AM

    • Hy-Tek @ 8AM

    • Table Admin @ 10:30AM

    *New Referee and New Starter clinics are only for those new to the position and cannot be used to recertify.

    Wednesday, June 5th - 7PM

    • Referee/Starter Recertification (Virtual)**

    Sun, Jun 9 S&T Clinics 8-10AM

    • New/Recertification Stroke and Turn Clinic @ Little Hunting Park (**This is a new location from the printed schedule distributed at the seeding meeting)

    • New/Recertification Stroke and Turn Clinic @ Kings Ridge

    • New/Recertification Stroke and Turn Clinic @ Sully Station II

    • New/Recertification Stroke and Turn Clinic @ Wakefield Chapel

    Tuesday, June 11th - 7PM

    • Stroke and Turn Recertification (Virtual)**

    Wednesday, June 12th - 7PM

    • New/Recertification Stroke and Turn @ Sully Station

    **Virtual recertification clinics are for officials who have been certified in the position for a minimum of 5 years. Registration links will be sent to Team Reps and posted on MyNVSL.com by May 25th.

    Please contact NVSLOfficials@gmail.com with questions.

  • 2024 Divisional Seeding

    Sun, 3-3-2024 | On behalf of the NVSL Seeding Committee

  • NVSL Seeding Meeting on Sunday, 2024 Summer Kicking Off!

    Fri, 3-1-2024 | On behalf of the NVSL Executive Board

    Team Reps,

    We are looking forward to seeing you at Key Middle School on Sunday, March 3 for the NVSL's Annual Seeding Meeting. Your role is critically important to the League and your team's families, so thanks for offering your time to ensure that the season runs smoothly. Team Reps are the engine that makes the NVSL go!

    The Seeding Meeting is a great opportunity to kick-off the 2024 season with loads of information for you and your teams, to take advantage of the opportunity to meet the vendors that support our League and teams (suits, spirit wear, pictures, awards, team software, etc.), and hear the latest about all aspects of the NVSL as we prep for another great summer of fun competition.  

    The meeting starts at 2p, with the League's annual "business" meeting that includes committee reports, rule change proposal voting, and other important updates from League officials. The meeting is capped off with the team seeding announcement. After the seeding has been revealed, we will break into our new divisions so that each Team Rep can meet with their Division Coordinator and receive the division schedule for the 2024 season which has been assembled based on the feedback from the survey recently completed by the Team Reps.

    IMPORTANT: Ahead of the meeting, we will hold our New Team Rep Meeting at 12p. It is important for all new Team Reps to attend this meeting as we address the steps that help ensure a smooth season, answer your questions, and provide advice. We have an unusually high number of new Team Reps this season, and this meeting will help provide insight on how the League works and how you can best support your teams.  

    The New Team Rep training presentation we will use and other helpful reference info was emailed this morning (Thursday). Plan to stop by the registration desk as you arrive to pick up your Team folder, which we will use during the New Team Rep meeting and the full business meeting at 2p.

    At 1pm, after the New Team Rep training session, you are encouraged to walk around and speak with the vendors to ask questions, place orders, get ideas, etc. Vendors in attendance all help sponsor the League, so please consider working with these businesses.

    RULES PROPOSALS: In order for our Teams to be aware of the Rule proposals in advance, please CLICK HERE to find a document with the proposals. At the meeting, we will go through each rule proposal by having the person proposing the rule change give a max 3-minute description/rationale for the proposal after which we will open the floor for questions from the Team Reps. After the discussion on each proposal, each team (one vote per team) will have the opportunity to vote for, against, or abstain on each proposal. Given the more administrative nature of this year's Rules Proposals, we plan to conduct a voice vote. Please take the time ahead of the meeting to review the proposals.   

    Excitement for the summer season is building! See you soon!

    Best regards,


    Chris Campbell


  • The NVSL 2023 Season is in the books!

    Wed, 9-13-2023 | On behalf of the NVSL Executive Board

    As we head into Fall with the memories of an exciting summer of NVSL Swim and Dive, we want to thank everyone for the hours of dedicated service to our League that help create those memories for over 17,000 young athletes across Northern Virginia. Summer swim in the NVSL has a special "it" factor, and offers so much to our athletes and their families, coaches, and volunteers. For all of us that have been involved in the NVSL for many years, and for the new families just figuring what the joyful chaos of summer swim is, the fun and competition from May to August each year keep us coming back!

    Special thanks to our League's Committee Chairpersons, Division Coordinators, Officials, and Board members, without whom the meets would not run so smoothly. This group works hard all year to ensure that the League's planning and events are top-notch. This year was no exception!

    We appreciate our 2023 All-Star hosts, Hamlet and Orange Hunt, for their commitment to these special meets, and look forward to finding our new hosts for the 2024 season. If your team is asked to host a Relay Carnival or Divisionals in 2024, please consider saying "yes"! The meet calendar for the 2024 season is posted on mynvsl.com.

    The League will continue to look for ways to create an outstanding experience for swimmers, coaches, officials, and thousands of families. As we move into 2024, watch for updates that will help you plan for the new year. We want the NVSL to continue to set the standard for summer league swim and dive.

    We'll see Team Reps at the End of Season meeting on Sunday, September 24 at 6p at the Mason District Government Center.

    Have a great "off-season" and look forward to another great NVSL summer in 2024!

    Best regards,

    Chris Campbell

    NVSL President


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