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2019 USA-S Club Excellence Program

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

Gold - NCAP (#1 overall)
Silver - MACH

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.

2018 USA-S Club Excellence Program

Four Potomac Valley teams made the 2018 USA-S Club Excellence List

Gold - NCAP (#1 overall)
Silver - RMSC
Bronze - FISH, SNOW

USA Swimming Rule Change - Medley Swimming

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

USA Swimming Saafe Sport Fellowship 2018

The Safe Sport Fellowship is a program for athlete members to take on a leadership role within USA Swimming. Fellows will attend three Leadership Institutes throughout their 13-month commitment, as well as implement innovative Safe Sport projects in their home LSC.

It is free to apply and participate, and Fellows will gain valuable leadership training, create new professional contexts, and experience an opportunity to plug into the leadership of USA Swimming in an unprecedented way.

The application is currently open and will close on October 2. Information and the application is now available.

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

PVS Officials "Thank You Celebration" - April 22, 2017

the PVS Officials Committee is holding a “Thank You Celebration”, on Saturday, April 22nd from 6 – 9:30 pm, at the Overlee Community Pool, in Arlington, Virginia. This will be a fun time for all of us to get together to socialize. Please reply by April 15th by clicking on the following link: RSVP, if you can attend the event

Calling PVS Athletes

Are you interested in having a voice in the operation of Potomac Valley Swimming?

Information & Application for the PVS Athletes Committee are now available. The deadline is May 31st. Questions can be addressed to the PVS Athletes Committee Chair

Eastern Zone Diversity & Inclusion Select Swim Camp & Regional Diversity & Inclusion Summit

The Eastern Zone will host its the Diversity & Inclusion Select Swim Camp & Regional Diversity & Inclusion Summit at the University of Buffalo June 15 - 18, 2017 in an effort to identify the emerging young diverse athletes from under-represented populations in the sport. Chairs and Coaches from each LSC attend and participate in motivational and educational workshops to share experiences and. Participants from the various LSCs that comprise of the Eastern Zone would participate in a three-day program, which includes pool training, motivational, and education sessions and team-building activities.

Find out more information on the Eastern Zone Website

Details from the PVS Divsersity & Inclusion Chair, Rob Green.

PVS Selection Criteria
PVS Athlete Application
Medical Authorization Form
Talent Release Form Form

Call for PVS Board Nominations

The Annual Potomac Valley Swimming House of Delegates meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23.

All clubs are encouraged to attend. Important information regarding the association is reported, the annual budget is discussed and voted on and elections are held for Board of Director positions.

We are looking for nominations for the following positions:
    1. General Chair (must have prior PVS Board experience)
    2. Senior Chair
    3. Treasurer
    4. Diversity Chair
Description of PVS Board Positions

Anyone interested in learning more about these positions and/or to be nominated please email Greg York, Nomination Chair, greg@yorkswim.com

Join the PVS Safe Sport Day

Coaches, Athletes, Parents and Volunteers:

The PVS Athlete Committee is hosting a Safe Sport day on Sunday, February 5, 2017. This is the first of its kind not just in PVS but nationally for USA Swimming! Please plan to attend. Below is additional information and a link to RSVP.

What - PVS Safe Sport Workshops and Networking

Where - Overlee Community Pool, 6030 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA

When - Sunday, February 5, 2017

9-11am - Trends in Safe Sport
PVS Coaches, Parents, Volunteers, Come have breakfast and meet USA Swimming Maggie Vail, Safe Sport Education Specialist as she shares with us valuable information on trends and case study statistics. You'll have an opportunity to network with other PVS members, and participate in Q&A ... here is a chance to have your questions about Safe Sport answered.

1-3pm - Athlete to Athlete: Safe Sport Real Talk
PVS Athletes, come out and learn more about Safe Sport and what it means to you as an athlete. You will participate in athlete facilitated case scenarios and interactive activities. We'll have snacks, USA Swimming swag giveaways and time to network with other PVS athletes off the deck. See you there!!

To RSVP for either workshop please use this link by February 1, 2017

Questions? email Murphy Freal, PVS Athlete Rep at pvsathletechair@gmail.com

USA Swimming Adopted Legislation Effective Jan. 1

Most of the USA-S legislation adopted at the September convention goes into effect when the 2017 Rulebook is effective on May 1, 2017. However, some of the rules went into effect on January 1. Read and be aware of them.

ADOPTED Legislation with Jan 1, 2017 Effective Date

2017 USA-S Club Excellence Program

Four Potomac Valley teams made the 2017 USA-S Club Excellence List

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

2015-2016 Potomac Valley Scholar Athletes

Congratulations to this year's PVS Scholar Athletes.
If you submitted an application, and your name is not on the list, contact the Program Coordinator.

PVS Top Times Lists

The first 2016-2017 PVS Top Times Lists have been updated. The lists are based on the swimmer's age at the time of the swim, which is not necessarily their current age.

These times will be used to create the USA Swimming Top Ten Lists in September. Report any corrections to the PVS SWIMS Coordinator.

The Eastern Zone is now posting Top Times Lists for your information. Now you can easily see where you rank within the Zone.

2017 USA-S Club Excellence Program

Four Potomac Valley teams made the 2017 USA-S Club Excellence List

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

2017 Time Standards

2017 Phillips 66 National Championships - June 27-July 1, 2017
2017 US Open - August 2-6, 2017
2017 Junior National Championships - August 8-12, 2017
2017 Futures Championships - Dates TBD
Eastern Zone Spring 2017 Speedo Sectionals - March 30-April 2, 2017
Summer 2017 Long Course Senior Zone Meet - August 3-6, 2017

USA Swimming 2015-2016 Scholastic All America Program

Congratulations to the 60 Potomac Valley Swimmers named to the USA Swimming 2015-2016 Scholastic All America Team.

USA Swimming 2015-2016 Virtual Club Championship

Several PVS clubs placed in the top 100 of the 2015-2016 Virtual Club Championship

SCY: NCAP (1), RMSC (3), MACH (16), PM (77), OCCS (81)

LCM: NCAP (1), RMSC (6), MACH (42), OCCS (87)

2016 LC Zone Championships

August 3-6, 2016, East Meadow, NY

Potomac Valley Swimming won the Boys & Combined Team Championships. Congratulations!

Complete Results