USA Swimming is the National Governing Body (NGB) for competitive swimming in this country. It is sub-divided into 59 local swimming committees (LSCs) which maintain jurisdiction over local swimming competition. Potomac Valley Swimming (PVS), the smallest in geographic area of the 59 LSCs, includes the District of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland, and the counties of Fairfax and Arlington and the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church in Virginia. While small in area, PVS, with approximately 12,000 swimmers, is one of the largest in total number of swimmers in all of USA Swimming.
The approximately 40 member swim clubs in PVS offer competitive swim programs for the youth of this area from the novice to the Olympic competition level. Several World Record holders, past and present, have come out of PVS. Most of the PVS member clubs offer a variety of training levels, frequently at several locations and times and varying costs. You can find a listing of member clubs, contact points, and telephone numbers on this Web page; we encourage you to contact the clubs in your vicinity for answers to your specific questions.