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PVS Meetings

Board of Directors
April 7, 2014

Competition Committee
May 14, 2014

Officials Committee
June 19, 2014
Thomas Jefferson Library

Diversity Committee
April 7, 2014

House of Delegates
Tuesday May 20, 2014
7:00 pm


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PVS House of Delegates
Tuesday May 20, 2014

The PVS House of Delegates will meet on Tuesday May 20, 2014 to elect both members of the PVS Board of Directors and Board of Review. The persons elected will serve for the period September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2016. Elections will be held for the following positions this year. The current Board of Directors incumbents are shown in parenthesis.

Administrative Vice-Chair (Paris Jacobs)
Age Group Chair (Manga Dalizu)
Operations Vice-Chair (Tim Husson)
Strategic Planning Chair (Jim Garner)
Five Members of the Board of Review

Paris Jacobs & Manga Dalizu have served two 2-year terms and under the PVS By-Laws these individuals may not be reelected to the same position. The Board of Review Positions (five individuals) will be subject to election with more information to follow.

The Nomination Committee will be preparing a slate of at least one candidate per Board of Director's Office to be included in the Report that will be made available at least 20 days prior to the Meeting. If you are interested in running for a PVS Board  or Board of Review Position, please contact the Nominating Chair.

High School Championship Meet Results

Results of 2014 H.S. championship meets.

Meet Directors must send the Meet Manager Backup file to the PVS Webmaster to be included.

2012-2013 PVS Scholar Athlete Awards

2012-2013 PVS Scholar Athlete List (as of 12/30/13)

If you submitted an application, and your name is not on the list, contact the Program Coordinator.

2012-2103 PVS Outstanding Athletes

2012-2103 PVS Outstanding Distance Athletes

2012-2103 PVS Outstanding Swimmer with a Disability

ASCA Coach of the Year

Bruce Gemmell of Nations Capital Swim Club was selected as the 2013 ASCA Coach of the Year.

The award was presented at the ASCA World Clinic in New Orleans on September 6, 2013.

USA Swimming 2012-2013 Scholastic All America Team

Congratulations to all the PVS Athletes on this list who made the USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Team and to NCAP for being the #2 S.A.A. team in the country.

Changes in USA Swimming Athlete Protection Training

All non-ahtlete members of USA Swimming are required to take Athlete Protection Training (APT) as a condition of membership. This will become a yearly requirement with the expiration date of 12/31.

All members whose APT expires in 2013 will be extended to 12/31/2013.
APTs expiring in 2014: will be extended to 12/31/14
APTs expiring in 2015: will be extended to 12/31/15

The renewal for those whose APT expires in 2013 is now available at:

PVS Top Times Lists

The PVS 2012-2013 Top Times Lists (both SC & LC) have been updated. Remember that the lists are based on the swimmer's age at the time of the swim, not their current age. These lists will be used in September to generate the USA Swimming Top Ten Lists, so please report any errors to the PVS Times Officer.

4TH FINA World Junior Swimming Championships
August 26-31, 2013 - DUBAI (UAE)

Meet Information Page inc. psych sheet, results, etc.

USA Swimming Speedo Junior Nationals
Aug 5-9, 2013

Meet Information Page inc. psych sheet, timelines, results, etc.

15th FINA World Championships
July 28-Aug 4, 2013

Meet Information Page inc. psych sheet, results, TV schedule, etc.

U.S. Open
July 30-Aug 3, 2013

Meet Information Page inc. psych sheet, timelines, results, etc.

Speedo Championship Series Long Course "Super Sectional"
Aug 1-4, 2013

Complete Results

2013 Long Course Senior Championships
University of Maryland, July 18-21, 2013

Results By Event

2013 Long Course Junior Championships
University of Maryland, July 18-21, 2013

Results By Event

2013 Long Course Age Group Championships
July 11-14, 2013

Results By Event

2013 PVS Annual House of Delegates Meeting
Wednesday May 22, 2013

HOD Information, Budget & Reports

BOD Elections - The following members were elected to BoD positions starting in Sept. 2013.
General Chair: Bill Marlin
Senior Chair: Brad Bowser
Finance Chair: Bob Vincent
Diversity/Inclusion Chair: Merari Chollette
Board of Review:
   Leigh Broadhurst
   Chris Huott
   Katie Ledecky
   Drury Norris
   Parker Ramsdell
   Kristina Li
   Gregory Song (1 yr term)

PVS E-Mail Lists

You can sign yourself up for one of the PVS email lists. The Sign-Up Page contains instructions and more information about the lists. There is now a list for everyone.

6/9/12: A PVS Diversity E-Mail List has been created. All are welcome to join.

If you have any questions, please contact Tim Husson.

Regional Coaches Clinic
Dulles Airport Marriott, April 25-27, 2014

Information Flyer
Registration Form
PVS Diversity Coaches Forum (Apr. 25)

PVS Officials News

The USA-S on-line tests will be unavailable from 16 Apr-1 May to prepare for the 2014 rulebook changes. Beginning May 1st, the tests will be based on the 2014 rulebook.

Schedule of PVS Officials Clinics
(inc. Summer League S&T clinics)

PVS Officials Newsletter - April 2014
USA-S Officials Newsletter - January 2014

Link to Background Check Renewal
Reimbursement Request Form for PVS Officials' Background Check

You can now order your own PVS Officials Polo Shirt

2014 PVS High School Graduates

Congratulations PVS 2014 High School Seniors who have made their college choices! As the seniors make their decisions, their coaches will report them to the PVS Administrative Office and the list will be periodically updated.

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USA Swimming Interpretation of new rule on breaststroke and butterfly touches [updated: 1-15-2014]

PVS Diversity Committee News

Application to Join the PVS Diversity Committee
January 2014 PVS Diversity Newsletter
Black Heritage Swim Meet (Travel Meet)

New PVS Athlete Representatives

Congratulations to our new PVS Athlete Representatives, Murphy Freal, Trey McKula, and Karina Kolb! You can contact them at athrep@pvswim.org

USA Swimming Athlete of the Year

At the USAS Convention in Garden Grove, CA, Katie Ledecky was named the USA Swimming Athlete of the year.

Katie was also awarded the Phillips 66 Performance Award for her record-breaking performance in the 1500m free at the World Championships in Barcelona.

Registration for 2014

2014 PVS Registration Fee Summary

2014 Athlete Registration Form (for UNATTACHED athletes only)

PVS Transfer Form for Athletes (required for any athlete switching teams in PVS)

2014 Club Registration Form & Instructions

2014 Non-Athlete Registration Form
(current officials have been sent instructions)

2014 Registrations will be valid from 9/1/2013 through 12/31/2014.

2013 Eastern Zone LC Championships
Richmond, Virginia
August 7-10, 2013

Complete Results

2013 Eastern Zone Open Water meet
August 11, 2013

Complete Results

USA Swimming Safe Sport Program

USA Swimming now has free Athlete Protection Training for its athlete members. Details are on the USA Swimming Website.

USA Swimming also has made available a parent education program for their members. The course takes 15-20 minutes, is free, and can be accessed on the USA-S Website under the header "Free Training for Parents".

USA Swimming Safe Sport Handbook

USA Swimming Safe Sport Newsletter - January 2014
USA Swimming Safe Sport Newsletter - December 2013
USA Swimming Safe Sport Newsletter - November 2013
USA Swimming Safe Sport Newsletter - September 2013
USA Swimming Safe Sport Newsletter - August 2013

2013 Phillips 66 National Championships & World Championship Trials
June 25-29, 2013

Meet Information Page inc. psych sheet, timelines, results, real-time streaming, etc.

USA-S Athlete Protection Training

Coaches & Officials: You can no longer be registered with USA-S until you complete this training.

The USA Swimming Athlete Protection Training is now available. The training is free and requires about one hour to complete.

The PVS Registrar has put together some Instructions to help coaches, officials and other non-athlete members complete this training.

If you are unsure of all the requirements to register for 2012, consult the Membership Requirements Checklist.

PVS Athlete Protection

Guidlines for Clubs from the PVS Athlete Protection Committee

Background Checks

The USA Swimming Background Check has been in place since January 2011. All non-athlete members of USA-S must complete the check to obtain membership. Please go to the USA Swimming website at usaswimming.org/backgroundcheck for more details and to initiate your check. USA Swimming has provided an Overview of the program and a Frequently Asked Questions.

Reimbursement Form for PVS Officials to request reimbursement for the cost of their background screen. Please read the form carefully before submitting.

Website about DC Area Swimming
In recognition of the level of interest in this area in swimming, the Washington Post has a website with a focus on local swimming. It can be reached at reachforthewall.com.

Potomac Valley Swimming Mission Statement

Potomac Valley Swimming (PVS) shall promote swimming and foster equal access for competitive opportunities for the benefit of swimmers of all ages and abilities, in accordance with the standards, rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the Federation Internationanale de Natation (FINA), USA Swimming (USA-S) and PVS and its Articles of Incorporation. The objectives and primary purpose of PVS shall be the education and assurance of instruction and training of individuals to develop and improve their capabilities in the sport of swimming.

Potomac Valley Swimming Vision Statement

Potomac Valley Swimming (PVS), striving to become the preeminent LSC in the country, actively promotes competitive swimming in the National Capital Area. We enable member clubs to offer high-quality programs to a diverse group of athletes with a wide range of ability levels. We involve parent volunteers in all aspects of PVS operations and provide the support necessary to assure the proper conduct of a variety of competitions.

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