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PVS LC Open 2, June 30, 2019

Meet Announcement
11-12 and 9-10 sessions have been combined. See schedules below

Lee District RECenter (hosted by FBST)

All Star Aquatics, RMSC-Rockville and RMSC-KSAC were moved from Fairland to Lee District

Schedule: 13&O: Warm up 6:30-7:20, Events 7:30
9-12: Warmup 11:30-12:20, Events 12:30,

Psych Sheet & Estimated Timeline (updated: 6/25/2019)
Warm-up Assignments & Volunteer Sign-Up

Audrey Moore RECenter (hosted by PM)

Schedule: 13&O: Warm up 6:30-7:20, Events 7:30
9-12: Warmup 11:30-12:20, Events 12:30,

Psych Sheet & Estimated Timeline
Volunteer Sign-Up

Fairland Aquatics Center (hosted by FXFX)

All Star Aquatics, RMSC-Rockville and RMSC-KSAC were moved from Fairland to Lee District

Schedule: 13&O: Warm up 6:30-7:20, Events 7:30
9-12: Warmup 11:30-12:20, Events 12:30,

Psych Sheet & Estimated Timeline (updated: 6/25/2019)
Volunteer Sign-Up

Elections for Coach, Athlete and Officials Representative to the PVS Board

During this summer's championship meets, PVS athletes, coaches and officials will elect their representatives to the PVS Board for the 2019-2021 term. Nominations are curently being sought for each of these elections.

Athletes: Athletes wishing to nominate themselves should fill out the Nomination Form no later than July 1, 2019. There are three open spots on the board this year for athletes. For more information, contact the Senior Athlete Representative, Lauren Eldridge

Coaches: Coaches wishing to nominate themselves or another coach or who want more information about the position should contact Jessica Mack.

Officials: Officials wishing nominate themselves or another official should contact Kelly Rowell no later than June 30, 2019.

Each group will receive instructions on how their voting will be conducted prior to the championship meets.

2020 Olympic Trials Qualifiers

15 PVS Olympic Trials Qualifiers as of June 3, 2019

2019 PVS House of Delegates

Read the reports from the 2019 Potomac Valley House of Delegates Meeting held May 21, 2019. The PVS Budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year was approved.

Congratulations to the board members elected for the 2019-2021 term:
General Chair - Tim Husson
Senior Vice Chair - Evan Stiles
Diversity & Inclusion Chair - Rob Green

Mandatory Concussion Training for PVS Coaches and Officials

The PVS Board has implemented new policy requiring all non-athlete coach and official members to complete concussion training prior to registering for 2020. The training is brief and free. Two sources of training are given below. Once you complete your training, please forward the certificate to the PVS Registrar at registration@pvswim.org. This is a one time requirement. If you have already completed the training, either for high school or for attending meets in California or Ohio, all you have to do is send the completion certificate.

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations)

Note that you have to add the NFHS test to your "shopping cart" and checkout—even though the course is free. The CDC course is pretty much straightforward click and go.

Important Update to Athlete Protection Training for Non-Athlete Members

Please read about the changes to Athlete Protection Training for non-athlete members.

NOTE: If one course shows 100% but not done with the check mark. To complete this course: You will need to click on the course, then select “2” from the navigation and complete the course evaluation. Once you have fulfilled the requirement there will be a check mark on the course and you will receive an email congratulating you for completing the requirement.

High School Meet Results

PVS provides a repository for local HS Championship Meet Results. If the results of your meet listed aren't there, it is because they haven't been received by PVS yet.

2019 USA-S Club Excellence Program

Six Potomac Valley teams made the 2019 USA-S Club Excellence List

Gold - NCAP (#1 overall)
Silver - RMSC, MACH
Bronze - FISH, AAC, OCCS

2017-2018 PVS Scholar Athletes

2017-2018 PVS Scholar Athletes (updated 11/23/2018)

If you have any questions contact the PVS Scholar Athlete Coordinator Dave DiNardo

2017-2018 USA Swimming Virtual Club Championship

The following PVS clubs made it into the top 10% of USA-S clubs in the 2017-2018 Virtual Club Championship. The national rank is listed in parentheses.

SCY: NCAP (1), RMSC (3), MACH (24), OCCS (32), FISH (104), AAC (121), SNOW (134), ASA (156), MAKO (169), PM (187)

LCM: NCAP (1), RMSC (6), OCCS (44), MACH (49), FISH (121), SNOW (134), ASA (159), AAC (202)

Learn more about the VCC program on the USA Swimming Website

2018 USA Swimming Diversity Inclusion Award

Congratulations to Rob Green (DCPR), the 2018 recipient of the USA Swimming Diversity Inclusion Award!

2017-2018 USA Swimming Scholastic All American

Congratulations to the 72 PVS Athletes that made the 2018 USA Swimming Scholastic All American list. Potomac Valley had the fifth most awardees of any LSC.

Top Times Lists

The final SCY & LCM PVS Top Times Lists for the 2017-2018 season have been posted.

If you spot any bad times on the lists, please contact the PVS Times Officer.

Zone Top Times Lists are updated on a weekly basis

PVS Swimmers in the 2017-2018 USA Swimming Top 10: SCY & LCM

USA Swimming Introduces New Membership Category

In September 2018, USA Swimming will be offering a new membership category for those who want to try the sport of competitive swimming. The Flex Membership is an entry level membership and allows the athlete to compete in up to two meets per year. It can easily be converted to a full membership if the athlete wants to upgrade. Potomac Valley Swimming will be offering this new membership option, but it will be up to each individual club whether they want to offer it to their members.

To read more about this new opportunity, visit the USA Swimming Website. If you have any questions, contact the PVS Administrative Vice Chair, Tim Husson.

PVS Annual House of Delegates (HOD)

Information Page from 2018 HOD

Congratulations to the board members elected or re-elected: Tim Husson (Admin Vice Chair), Carolyn Kotarski (Operations Vice Chair), Blair Piddington (Age Group Vice Chair), Dave DiNardo (Strategic Planning Chair), Mike O'Shaughnessy (Safe Sport Chair)

USA Swimming Rule Change - Medley Swimming

The rule change is effective September 21, 2017. Contact the PVS Officials Chair if you have any questions.

Potomac Valley Swimming Achieves LEAP3 Status

Potomac Valley has achieved the highest level in the LSC Evaluation & Achievement Program (LEAP). Thanks to all the volunteers and staff that made this possible. Read the official notification from USA Swimming.

You can learn more about the LEAP program on the USA Swimming website

Pictures Wanted

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

Governance Consultation Available for PVS Clubs

Potomac Valley Swimming facilitates connecting its Member Clubs for the purpose of sharing Best Practices with regard to Club Governance. If your Club would like to utilize this resource, please contact the PVS Administrative Vice-Chair, Tom Ugast (tugast@nationscapitalswimming.com).

USA Swimming
Eastern Zone
USA Swimming Safe Sport