Information from Potomac Valley's new General Chair Cherlynn Venit.
Congratulations to the 2022-2023 PVS Scholar Athletes (update: 12/22/2023)
If you have any questions contact the PVS Scholar Athlete Coordinator Dave DiNardo
The PVS Board will be collecting questions and suggestions from our members and picking some to answer each month online. We want this to be a method for building our parents, athletes, coaches, and officials' swimming knowledge and giving all a voice within Potomac Valley Swimming. We look forward to hearing your great ideas and questions
Five Potomac Valley teams made the 2024 USA-S Club Excellence List
Gold - NCAP, RMSC
Silver - AAC
Bronze - MACH, ASA
June 15-23, 2024, Indianapolis, IN
Congratulations to the PVS athletes (and former PVS athletes who qualified while swimming for PVS) who have qualified for the US Olympic Team Trials.
We would also like to recognize other former PVS athletes who have qualified for Olympic Trials. As many of our athletes move to other parts of the country to attend college and continue their adult lives, they often leave our LSC to train with their college club team in a different LSC and we do not have their data easily tied to our LSC any longer.
The athlete or a PVS coach may use this form to identify these former PVS athletes. Per PVS policies and procedures these athletes are not eligible for PVS travel stipends since they are no longer part of the LSC; however, we would like to recognize their accomplishment as part of our LSC family with their permission.
The following Potomac Valley Swimming Officials have been selected to officiate at the Trials: Tom Allison, Ellen Colket, Dave DiNardo, Paul Jampole, & Rich McMillen
Get more information about the Trials including ticket sales on the USA Swimming website.
The list of top PVS clubs from the 2022-2023 USA Swimming Virtual Club Championship.
Congratulations to the PVS athletes selected to attend the USA Swimming 2023 National Select Camp
It is with deep sadness that we report that former PVS General Chair (2011-2013), Riley Eaton passed away on August 4. In addition to all his contributions to PVS, Riley was a coach with RMSC for over 40 years, a middle school teacher at Hyattsville Middle School and a leader throughout the swimming world. On a national level, he served for nearly 20 years as a founding member of the Board of Directors for the National Club Swimming Association. In the Potomac Valley LSC, Riley served as an HOD at-large delegate, senior chairman, and general chairman. In 2014, Riley was presented with a USA Swimming Life Membership for his years of dedicated and exemplary service to the LSC and most importantly the athletes. Riley coached literally thousands of young people, many of whom grew to love the sport as much as he did and have gone on to their own careers in coaching. He will be sorely missed on so many levels.
Obituary for Riley. A life celebration is planned for the future.
August 2-5, 2023, Richmond, VA
Congratulations to the PVS Zone Team for finishing 2nd in the meet!
June 22-25, Colby College, Waterville, ME
Maine Swimming is hosting the first Eastern Zone Leadership Retreat at Colby College on June 22-25. This retreat is geared toward swimmers who are interested in becoming more involved in governance within Potomac Valley and beyond. The retreat will include both long and short course swimming (including a meet!), informational workshops, speakers and other activities to engage athletes in what it means to get involved in their LSC.
Thanks to all who attended the meeting on Sunday, April 16. Congratulations to those elected to the PVS Board and the Governance Committee.
Join the PVS Athlete Representatives on Instagram
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