NVSL Swim News & Information

  • One League Record in Week Five of Dual Meets

    Sun, 7-14-2024 | Amy Downey

    Congratulations once again to Kennedy Masten of Hamlet for breaking her own record in the 11-12 Girls 50M Backstroke at Hamlet on Saturday! She swam a time of 29.96, lowering her own record set earlier this season at 30.02.

  • One NVSL Record Set at All Star Relay Carnival

    Thu, 7-11-2024 | NVSL Records

    We saw one new NVSL record set at All Star Relay Carnival! Congratulations to Keegan Donnelly, Winston Morgan, Jackson Smith, and Emmett Hackenberg (all 8 years old) of Rolling Hills for setting a new League Relay Carnival record in the 8 and Under Boys 100M Medley Relay at Rutherford! They swam a time of 1:17.89which breaks the old record of 1:18.29  set by Atticus Henry, Henry Weeks, Nathan Lee, and Tyson Wager of McLean, set on July 12, 2023.

  • Congratulations to our Top 6 Finishers at All Star Relay Carnival!

    Wed, 7-10-2024 | Amy Downey

    Pursuant to NVSL Rule 1(n), we completed enough events to compile the points and tally the score of the 2024 NVSL All Star Relay Carnival. First, congratulations to all the competitors in this year's meet! Whether you were able to swim your events or not, you and your relay teammates have so much to celebrate and be proud of in your achievement in making All Star Relays! Your relay was one of the fastest in all of our league's 102 teams and you did it as a team.

    There's no greater indication of the intensity of tonight's competition than the fact that we have a TIE for first place. Congratulations to CHESTERBROOK and TUCKAHOE for your tie for first place! Chesterbrook and Tuckahoe each scored 438 points.

    Congratulations to third place finisher, OVERLEE, with 366 points! Congratulations to fourth place finisher, OLD KEENE MILL, with 222 points. Congratulations to fifth place finisher, DONALDSON RUN, with 210 points. And congratulations to sixth place finisher, HIGHLANDS SWIM, with 208 points!

    For the events that we were not able to complete, no points were added to the total score but awards will be given based on your meet seeding. We will have more information about the distibution of awards soon.

    Thank you for an exciting night of relay swimming! To the teams who were not able to swim, we are sorry that the weather brought some unwelcomed excitement to meet, but again, please don't let it diminish your accomplishment. Congratulations to all our relay swimmers! 

  • Information for All Star Relay Carnival on Wednesday

    Tue, 7-9-2024 | NVSL Executive Board

    We look forward to seeing swimmers, coaches, team reps and families from across the NVSL at Wednesday's All Star Relay Carnival - enjoy the Championship and All-Star part of our season! Take in the competitiveness, fun, and spirit of the NVSL! It's time to RACE!

    We cannot hold the All Star meets without a host pool. Rutherford enthusiastically stepped up as our host for All-Star Relays when the League was searching for the next place to plant the All-Star flag during the off-season. We appreciate the effort, diligence, and attention to detail that Jim Mclaughlin and all members of the Rutherford Host Committee have demonstrated to enable the League to continue the tradition of this fun, exciting meet. Please follow all instructions for the meet and thank you for being extremely gracious guest to our amazing hosts. 

    Please review the meet materials posted to the NVSL website, including pool and area maps, and guides for team reps, coaches and spectators: CLICK HERE TO ACCESS

    Tent Drop-Off/Team Areas

    Tent drop-off and team area set up begins at 12PM tomorrow. Please note that no one is permitted to enter Rutherford Park or Rutherford Area Swim Club property until 12PM. Team tents and a set up crew should be dropped off at the intersection of Kristen Lane and Marley Rd. Note, there is no parking or idling on Kristen Lane. Please drop your tent off and keep moving. There will be marshals on Kristen Lane and the field at Rutherford Park to make certain this is an orderly process. We expect everyone to listen to and be respectful of their directions. Teams in Divisions 1, 2 and 3 should find their pre-assigned team area.


    Parking is limited. Please review the parking map on the NVSL website, which is found by clicking here: Parking and Swimming Drop off Map. Be respectful of Rutherford's neighbors; obey all parking signs and do not block driveways.  

    We strongly encourage carpooling or asking a team parent to drive shuttles for your swimmers and parents. Rutherford recommends a couple other drop off points to help aid the flow of traffic and swimmers to the meet: Recommended Walking Routes.


    Light concessions will open at the concession stand in the Rutherford parking lot at 12pm and the grills will open at 2pm. A great way to say thank you to our hosts is to support their concessions and buy a burger, drink, treat, or any menu item! 


    Each team will receive two wristbands, which is similar to prior All Star meets. One wristband is for the team rep and one is for the coach. There are no additional wristbands allotted per team. Additional coaches and reps can use single-event viewing or the general spectator area to watch the races. Once your team is done competing, please do not share your wristbands with others. Out of fairness, we do not want multiple coaches from one team in the coaches' area while other teams abide by the one coach per team request. If we notice multiple coaches per team in the coaches area, those team's coaches will be asked to leave the area. We expect everyone's full cooperation. 


    It is vitally important that teams pick up their awards prior to leaving Rutherford. We have a very hard-working awards team and they cannot haul extra awards back to their houses after the meet. Please designate a rep, coach or team parent to pick up your team's awards.


    We will livestream ASR via the Machine Aquatics' YouTube page: CLICK HERE TO ACCESS. This is a great option for extended and out-of-town family members and anyone else who wants to cheer on your swimmers.


    Thank you to the many teams across the league who have supplied volunteers and items necessary to run the meet. The NVSL and Rutherford thank you for your contributions. Please note, volunteers for most positions need to arrive no later than 2:45PM. 

    Weather Notes

    July is treating us to some hot and humid weather. There is also the typical threat of evening storms. In the event of inclement weather, please obey all instructions from the meet managers, officials and pool staff. This may include the need to clear the deck, vacate the property and return to vehicles. Do not leave! We will want to get back to the action as soon as we can. Updates will be posted on NVSL social media channels and the website. Here are some tips to prepare for the meet on Wednesday:

    -- Hydrate early! Get in your 8 glasses of water starting now.

    -- When setting up your team area, please obey the outline and requests from marshals. 

    -- Please make sure swimmers have shoes to wear to clerk of course (and claim at the end of their race).

    -- Bring coolers for the team area with ice, drinks and cooling towels for swimmers, coaches and attendees. Rutherford concessions will also be well-stocked and ready to meet your hydration needs!

    -- Wear a hat and sun-protective clothing.

    -- Please ask vulnerable family members to remain at home. Record the race or provide the livestream link, then share the excitement from the comfort of air conditioning later in the evening.

    Swim Fast, Have Fun!

    Congratulations to our competitors and best of luck in your races. Thank you to the Rutherford community and volunteers who have already put so much work into the meet, and thank you to the meet volunteers who will each play an important role in helping the meet to run safely and smoothly.

    Chris Campbell and Amy Downey
    NVSL President and NVSL VP, Swimming

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