2003 PVS SHORT COURSE ZONE TEAM

Potomac Valley Swimming will be sending an All Star Team to the Eastern Zone 2003 All-Star Short Course Age Group Championship, competed at Gloucester County Institute of Technology in Sewell New Jersey, March 27-29, 2003. This is a great chance for PVS athletes to compete against the best in the East and get to know and develop friendships with other athletes from other PVS clubs.

All PVS swimmers are encouraged to apply for selection to the team. The fastest two athletes from each event will be selected to the team. No swimmer will be selected for more than six events.

New events are being offered this year. 10 & Under 500 Freestyle and 11-12 200 Backstroke, 200 Breaststroke and 200 Butterfly.

PVS will provide a team outfit package to each swimmer to include: a team swimsuit, T-shirt, swim cap, and team bag. A substantial portion of the team's cost is to be offset by PVS.

The Zone Team fee for participating on team will be $350 in 2003. All athletes must also submit a medical release form

Swimmers selected for the team are required to travel and room with the team.

PVS ZONE PURPOSE
The purpose of the Short Course Zone Team is to prepare Potomac Valley swimmers to compete in a team environment at a national level meet.

SELECTION OF ZONE TEAM ATHLETES
14 & Under

  • Must have Zone Team Application on file by Thursday February 13, 2003.
  • Fastest two athletes from each age group, each event.
  • Times from September 1, 2002 thru the conclusion of PVS 14 & Under Junior Olympic Championship Meet, March 9, 2003.
  • 15 & Over

  • Must have Zone Team Application on file by Thursday February 13, 2003.
  • Fastest two athletes from each age group, each event will be selected for the team..
  • Times from September 1, 2002 thru the conclusion of PVS SCY Championship Meet, March 2, 2003. Times from time trials are not permitted.
  • Zone rules specify that no swimmer who has participated in an individual event in the National Championships or Olympic Trials may enter this meet. Swimmers who have achieved a USA Swimming Championship time standard may not enter that event or swim the same relay leg.

    VERIFICATION OF TIMES FROM NON PVS MEETS IS REQUIRED WITH APPLICATION IF NOT ON ZONE TOP 10 LIST.

    Zone Team attire must be worn at prelims and finals. Because swimmers selected for the team represent all the swimmers in POTOMAC VALLEY, they are expected to conduct themselves appropriately at all times. Disciplinary problems may result in swimmers being sent home at the parent's expense, exclusion from future PVS Zone Teams, exclusion from PVS Camps, and forfeiture of PVS travel support. Selection to the Zone Team is a significant accomplishment and honor which carries with it certain responsibilities. It is a great experience and a chance to SWIM FAST!!

    Mail completed zone application to :
    Linda Crudup
    13107 Keverton Drive
    Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
    Phone: 301-249-1803
    LindaC0112@aol.com

    Deadline for application: February 13, 2003

    Special Note: Late applications for 15/O will be accepted until March 2 and for 14/U until March 9. Late applications must be accompanied by a $10 late payment fee payable to Potomac Valley Swimming.