2004 PVS Long Course Zone All-Star Team

Final Roster now posted.

Potomac Valley Swimming will be represented with an ALL-STAR TEAM at the 2004 Eastern Zone Long Course Championship Meet. This year the meet will be held in Buffalo, NY. The venues for this meet will be Erie Community College Flickinger Aquatic Center and University at Buffalo Alumni Arena Pool (for 12&U sessions only). The date for this meet is August 11 - 14, 2004.

This is a great chance for PVS swimmers to compete against the best in the East, and to get to know and develop friendships with swimmers from other Potomac Valley Clubs.

All PVS swimmers are encouraged to apply for the team. All qualified swimmers in each event will be selected for the team. Each swimmer may enter a total of six events. Swimmer's age for this meet is age as of August 11, 2004. Entry times must be in Long Course Meters and must have been achieved in a PVS/USA sanctioned or approved meet. Indicate the date and meet for verification of entry time. Swimmers are responsible for providing official results for entry times achieved in non PVS competition. Any Athlete falsifying an entry time will be fined $100.

PVS Swimmers with Disability may compete at the 2004 Eastern Zone LC All Star meet without having achieved the posted time standards for their age groups. Each LSC is permitted to select 2 swimmers with disability age 12 and Under, and 2 swimmers age 13-18 for their team. PVS uses past participation in the season's meets as our selection criteria. Each swimmer with a disability must also fill out the attached additional entry form. (now posted) This completed entry form should be forwarded to Don Riedlinger and must be received by 5 PM Monday August 2 so that the selection criteria may be applied. Entries may be forwarded electronically (preferred) to driedlin@erols.com or by postal/delivery service to:

Don Riedlinger
6906 Niles Dr
Laurel MD 20707

All swimmers will receive a zone team cap and t-shirt for each day they have an event (up to 3).  Additional optional attire is available on the order form. Because of a short turn around time, optional apparel is limited. THE ORDER FORM FOR OPTIONAL ATTIRE IS DUE TO Aardvark by Monday Aug 2nd.   All optional order forms must have payment included with the form.

Checks for optional zone apparel must be made payable to Aardvark Swim & Sport.

ORDER FORM (now posted) CAN BE FOUND ON PVS WEB PAGE.  Attire must be picked up at River Falls Swim Club on Monday 8/9 between 2 and 4 PM.  Attire will not be transported to Buffalo.  You may also pick up your attire at River Falls between 10AM and 9PM starting Tuesday 8/10.

The team fee for each PVS swimmer is free for this summer only (and includes a T-shirt, swim cap for each day you have an event up to 3). 

Recommended accommodations are listed with the meet announcement. Swimmers and parents must make their own hotel arrangements. Cost of lodging, transportation, and food are the swimmer's/parent's responsibility. Please make reservations early.

Potomac Valley Swimming is responsible for proving timers and officials for this meet. If you would like to volunteer, please contact ???????.

Potomac Valley will have warm ups on Tuesday August 10th at Erie Community College for all age groups from 3 to 5 PM. Potomac Valley Coaches will be on deck at that time.

Eastern Zone Open water Championships will be Sunday August 15th, 2004. To be held at Town of Hamburg Lakefront Town Park, Hamburg NY. Potomac Valley will not have coaches available for this event. All teams and swimmers may enter this event on their own. The application for this event is posted on the PVS web page.

ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS: Entries must be submitted by Clubs or Teams via standard PVS entry procedures.


DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS MONDAY Aug, 2 2004 at 5pm for 15 & over swimmers.

DEADLINE FOR 14 & Under Championship SWIMMERS IS MONDAY Aug 2, 2004 AT 5 PM.


ALL ENTRIES MAY BE EMAILED to Chris Huott at chrish@erols.com. Also include the TM report by athlete name.  Also, the number of entries for girls and boys.  EMAIL CONFIRMATION WILL BE RETURNED. PLEASE INCLUDE PHONE NUMBER with the email.


P. O. Box 570

Beltsville, MD  20704