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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

HOD Information, Budget & Reports

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.

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.

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)

USA Swimming Sport Performance Consultant

USA Swimming Sport Performance Consultant Scott Colby will be available for club visits Wednesday-Thursday April 23-24 and Monday-Wednesday, April 28-30. He has presentations available for athletes (Race Preparation, Nutrition/Recovery, and Goal Setting, NT Technique), parents, and coaches. There is no charge for this service. Contact him directly at scolby@usaswimming.org. for more information or to set an appointment.

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 - April 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.

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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