NVSL Swim News & Information

  • Streamlines - NVSL News 6/21/18

    Wed, 6-20-2018 | Kelly Parry

    NVSL summer swim shifts into high gear this weekend with our first round of dual meets.  Good luck to all teams and swimmers.  Swim Fast. Demonstrate good sportsmanship. HAVE FUN!!  
    And here are some reminders:

    SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
    ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS:  There are FIVE $1500 NVSL scholarships that will be awarded this summer.  Applications are due no later than 6 PM on June 29th.  This year's essay asks “What Life Lessons Swimming/Diving in the NVSL has Taught Me”.  Application is in the Document Center.

    RULE REFRESHERS
    Freestyle - Per the NVSL rules, freestyle may be swum in any manner (on the back, on the front, on the side, doing another stroke, etc.) and this rule includes the 'freestyle' leg of the Individual Medley event and the Medley Relay event. 
    False Starts - After a swimmer is disqualified for a false start AND if the race has not begun, it is the rule that the swimmer is not permitted to swim in that event.  No heckling allowed!
    All rule clarification questions should be directed to Pamela Stark-Reed at pesreed@yahoo.com and askNVSL@gmail.com.

    RAIN & THUNDER
    If a storm is in the forecast for Saturday: The meet will go on while it's raining.  Thunder and lightning is not acceptable - go to your cars and wait it out.

    COMMUNICATION is the key to avoiding conflict.  Talk it out!

    HUGE THANK YOUs
    All of the NVSL community would like to sincerely thank all of the pools that graciously hosted the NVSL clinics this year.  Big shout outs go to: Mantua, Lee Graham, Shouse Village, Annandale, Fairfax Club Estates, Virginia Hills, Hunt Valley, & Sully Station.  Thank you for all your support!

    FOOD TRUCK at SWIM MEETS
    See County of Fairfax Information Letter for regulations.

  • Streamlines - NVSL News 6/19/18

    Tue, 6-19-2018 | Kelly Parry

    LAST CHANCE STROKE & TURN CLINICS   (RAIN OR SHINE)
    May 20th at Hunt Valley Pool at 7 pm
    May 20th at Sully Station Pool at 7pm
        No cost or registration is required; two hour clinic; DO NOT BE LATE.

    ON-LINE S&T RECERTIFICATION CLINIC – June 21st  
    June 21st at 7:00 pm   *Stroke and Turn RE-CERTIFICATION - ONLINE - Advance registration required at:  REGISTER HERE    *This clinic is intended for S&T Officials with 5 or more years of experience.

         For clinic and attendance information, contact:
         Dave DiNardo, NVSL Officials Attendance Coordinator
         301-520-6209 or dave.dinardo@gmail.com

       2018 NVSL Clinics - CLINICS
       NVSL Officials Attendance Data - ATTENDANCE
       NVSL Officials Qualification Procedures - QUALIFICATION

  • Streamlines - NVSL News 6/4/18

    Mon, 6-4-2018 | Kelly Parry

    Do not fear, the sunshine has been ordered and will arrive soon.

    VIRTUAL MEET TOOL
    NEVER go to another website again!  The far right tab in our menu bar now has a FUN tool for you to use.  Compete teams from any year and week with one another.  Some meets go back to 2003. 

    UPCOMING CLINICS and check the “Upcoming Events” for details
    June 9th at 8:00 am   Stroke and Turn at Annandale, Fairfax Club Estates, Lee Graham, and Virginia Hills
    June 9th at 8:00 am   Chief Timer and Table Admin at Annandale pool
    June 12th at 7:00 pm   New Referee at Lee-Graham

    SCHOLARSHIPS
    ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS:  There are FIVE $1500 NVSL scholarships that will be awarded this summer.  Applications are due no later than 6 PM on June 29th.  This year's essay asks “What Life Lessons Swimming/Diving in the NVSL has Taught Me”.  Application is in the Document Center.

    NVSL HANDBOOKS
    Get your NVSL Handbook from your Team Rep.  This year, USA Swimming has given us permission to include the stroke rules in our book.  Now EVERYONE will know the rules!

    WINTER SWIM
    FCPA wants to thank you for another successful winter swimming season.  Even before our first dual meet, it is already time to begin thinking about the 2018/19 winter swim season.  All bids are due by 8am on Thursday, July 5, 2018.  Joshua Smith is the FCPA Pool Contract Coordinator and can be reached for questions at  Joshua.Smith2@fairfaxcounty.gov

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  • Streamlines - NVSL News 5/21/18

    Mon, 5-21-2018 | Kelly Parry

    NEW REFEREE CLINIC
    May 31st at Lee Graham Pool at 7 pm
        No cost or registration is required; two hour clinic; DO NOT BE LATE.

    NVSL UNIVERSITY
     CERTIFICATION CLINICS 
     June 2nd – NVSL University at Fairfax County Government Center (12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax)
        New Referee Clinic - 8:00 AM
        Referee/Starter Clinic - 8:00 AM
        New Starter Clinic - 8:00 AM
        Stroke and Turn Clinic - 10:30 AM
     
      No cost or registration is required
      No food or drinks are allowed in the auditorium.  (New Starter clinic and Stroke & Turn Clinics)
      DO NOT BE LATE for clinics.
      Clinics are approximately 2 hours.  
      Although not a prerequisite, the NVSL Instructors highly recommend watching the USA Swimming Training videos at https://www.usaswimming.org/officials/officials-training-videos.
      Check officials' attendance and requirements to ensure proper certification.

    NON-CERTIFICATION CLINICS 
    June 2nd – NVSL University at Fairfax County Government Center (12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax)          
        Table Administration and Hy-Tek Training Presentation - 8:00 AM 
    The third and final session of Hy-Tek training will include the Table Administration process and B meet instructions.  A short discussion of the roles of Place Recorders and Verifiers will lead off this training and a table worker breakout session (optional) will move to another conference room.
        Table Admin Breakout Session - 8:30 AM (one Hour)
        Hy-Tek Hands on Training - 9:00 AM 
        Clerk-of-Course - 9:30 AM (one hour)
        Chief Timer - 9:00 AM (one hour)
        Announcer - 10:00 AM (one hour)
        Hy-tek B Meet Breakout 10:30AM (two hours)
        Hy-tek Genius Bar - 10:30AM -Noon 

      No cost or registration is required.  
      PLEASE BE COURTEOUS TO INSTRUCTORS AND ATTENDEES BY ARRIVING EARLY. PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE.

    LOGO MERCHANDISE
    ...will be at the FCGC all day offering NVSL apparel and accessories.  USA Swimming Rule books will be available for purchase.  NVSL Handbooks will also be provided - but check with TR before taking one, due to limited supplies.

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