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Mandatory Bylaws Revision

By order of USA Swimming, all LSCs must revise their bylaws to use the standardized template provided by USA Swimming. The purpose is to simplify and standardize across all LSC. The PVS Bylaws have been revised and require approval of the PVS House of Delegates (HOD) and US Swimming prior to January 1, 2020.

Therefore, a special meeting of the PVS HOD is being called for the purpose of approving the new bylaws. The meeting will be held on Monday, November 18, at 7:00 PM at Overlee. Details of the meeting will be sent to all member clubs and at large delegates. Questions should be directed to the PVS General Chair Tim Husson.

Mandatory Concussion Training for PVS Coaches and Officials

USA Swimming now requires concussion training as a 2020 registration requirement for coaches and officials. 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 PVNonAthReg@gmail.com. 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.

2018-2019 USA Swimming Scholastic All American

Congratulations to the 73 PVS Athletes that made the 2019 USA Swimming Scholastic All American list. Potomac Valley had the fifth most awardees of any LSC.

Coaching Education Requirement Changes for 2020

USA Swimming has implemented new education requirements beginning September 1, 2019. Please check out the new requirements on the USA Swimming Website and make sure comply with them prior to registering for 2020.

2018-2019 USA Swimming Virtual Club Championship

The following PVS clubs made it into the top 10% of USA-S clubs in the 2018-2019 Virtual Club Championship. The national rank is listed in parentheses.

SCY: NCAP (1), RMSC (4), MACH (27), OCCS (41), FISH (90), SNOW (104), ASA (111), AAC (114), MAKO (170), PM (228)

LCM: NCAP (1), RMSC (7), MACH (52), OCCS (61), FISH (96), ASA (115), SNOW (139), AAC (226)

Learn more about the VCC program on the USA Swimming Website

Top Times Lists

The final SCY & LCM PVS Top Times Lists for the 2018-2019 season have been posted.

If you spot any bad times on the lists, please contact the PVS Times Officer. These times will be used to generate the USA Swimming Top 10 Lists in September.

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)

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.

2020 Olympic Trials Qualifiers

24 PVS Olympic Trials Qualifiers as of August 12, 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

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

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

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