Information and Application for the 2019 PVS Team for the Eastern Zone Age Group Championship, Richmond,VA, August 7-10, 2019. The application deadline is July 22. Qualifier Lists have been updated after PVS LC 12&U Championships.
Meet Programs and Results will be available on Meet Mobile "2019 PV LC 13&O Championships"
All Parking will be in Lot 1. Parking on Thursday and Friday will require a pre-paid parking pass
Enjoy a Washington Nationals game with fellow swim families on Friday, August 16, 2019. Check out the flyer for more details.
During this summer's championship meets, PVS athletes, coaches, and officials will elect their representatives to the PVS Board for the 2019-2021 term. Online voting will begin on July 11 and close July 21.
Coaches: Coaches in good standing have been emailed a link to an online ballot. The candidates are Erik Collins, Morgon Henderson-Kunz, Mike Kraeuter, and Meghan Thiel. If you have any questions about the election or did not receive your ballot, contact Jessica Fry-Mack.
Officials: Officials in good standing have been emailed a link to an online ballot. The candidates are Paul Jampole, Karyn McCannon, and Jorge Zamora. If you have any questions about the election or did not receive your ballot, contact Kelly Rowell.
Athletes: All registered athletes 13 years of age and older are eligible to vote. Request a ballot using this form. The candidates are Molly Kennedy (NCAP), Jett Lee (MACH), and Sam Pliuskaitis (SNOW). If you have any questions about the election, contact the Senior Athlete Representative, Lauren Eldridge
In order to support the continued growth of PVS and to enhance the services provided to PVS member clubs, coaches, and athletes, we have decided to restructure our permanent office staff. PVS intends to hire an LSC Services Manager to consolidate the jobs now being provided by a combination of the PVS Administrator and volunteers. The Job Announcement is provided and interested candidates are encouraged to apply by July 31, 2019. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Tim Husson.
If you have any questions contact the PVS Scholar Athlete Coordinator Dave DiNardo
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 2019 PVS H.S. Seniors
19 PVS Olympic Trials Qualifiers as of July 16, 2019
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
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
Six Potomac Valley teams made the 2019 USA-S Club Excellence List
Gold - NCAP (#1 overall)
Silver - RMSC, MACH
Bronze - FISH, AAC, OCCS
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
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