The PVS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is committed to representing and supporting our athletes through our upcoming roundtable session - a safe and open environment for athletes to share thoughts, ideas, and experiences - while recognizing and celebrating the diversity of our membership.
Be a Champion, Both In and Out of the Water: Join us on October 4th at 1pm EDT to support your peers, share your story, and collaborate to ensure the pool is a welcome space for all!
You must register advance for this meeting. Submit the Registration Form.
If you have any questions, contact the PVS DEI Chair, Rob Green.
Congratulations to the 44 PVS athletes who were named to the 2019-2020 USA Swimming Scholastic All America Team!
Congratulations to the newest member of the PVS Board, Junior Athlete Representative Sophie Elliott. The large turnout for the election show that PVS athletes are active and engaged in the operation of PVS.
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