The response from PVS athletes willing to run for the position of Junnior Athlete Representative was outstanding. There will be 11 PVS athletes on the ballot and voting will take place on 27-28 August.
All PVS athletes 13 years old and older are eligible to vote, but you must register to vote. Submit the Voter Registration Form. You will receive voting instructions by email on or about 27 August.
You can find out information about the candidates on the candidates webpage or on the PVS Athletes Committee Instagram account. Direct any questions to the PVS Senior Athlete Representative at email@example.com.
USA Swimming Coronavirus Resources (from USA Swimming)
Coronavirus Resources for Coaches (from American Swimming Coaches Associaion)
The 2019-2020 USA Swimming Scholastic All American Information and Application are now available. Only athletes can submit the applications and they must be logged into their USA Swimming athlete account.
Information and Application for the 2019-2020 PVS Scholar Athlete Award. Note that this is different than the USA Swimming Scholastic All American program (see above). The criteria were updated on July 21 by the PVS Board to allow LC times from 2019 to be used for qualification.
Although the end of their senior year has been turned upside down, we still want to acknowledge and honor our 2020 PVS H.S. Seniors. We ask each club to send us the names and selected colleges of their seniors so we can add them to the list. Congratulations to them and their families!
Map of PVS Athletes/Colleges (Not a PVS product; PVS is not responsible for the content)
Join the PVS Athlete Representatives on Instagram
The following PVS clubs made it into the top 10% of USA-S clubs in the 2019-2020 SCY Virtual Club Championship. The national rank is listed in parentheses.
SCY: NCAP (1), RMSC (6), MACH (21), OCCS (54), ASA (79), FISH (112), AAC (117), SNOW (135), MAKO (155), PM (257), YORK (266)
Learn more about the VCC program on the USA Swimming Website
PVS Olympic Trials Qualifiers as of March 16, 2020
Six Potomac Valley teams made the 2020 USA-S Club Excellence List
Gold - NCAP (#1 overall)
Silver - RMSC, MACH, FISH, AAC
Bronze - SNOW
The U.S. Center for Safe Sport has issued a new mandatory policy called MAAPP (Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy). You can read the policy and additional information about the policy on the USA Swimming website.
Also, all adult athletes (i.e., athletes that are 18 years old or older) must complete the Athlete Protection Training. Though it sounds daunting/annoying, the training is quite short and simple. Importantly, adult athletes will not be permitted to compete without completing the training. The requirement is now in effect and the grace period for compliance is July 23, 2019 or 30 days after the athlete's 18th birthday, whichever is later.
Congratulations to our 2020 PVS H.S. Seniors
I am always on the lookout for more pictures to use on the PVS home page. If you took pictures at any meets and are willing to share them with PVS, please send them to me. They need to be pictures that can be cropped to the 5:2 format. I am interested in pictures of swimmers, coaches, officials and other volunteers that make up PVS. I retain sole discretion on which pictures to use on the website -- Webmaster