Information Regarding the
2008 PVS Long Course Zone All-Star Team
Rockville, Maryland
August 6-9, 2008

Mandatory Zone Team Meeting & Practice
Sunday, August 3, 2008
9:30 - 11:30 AM

Rockville Swim Center - Outdoor Pool

This meeting is mandatory for all swimmers and at least one parent per family. The Zone team will have a very short practice, about an hour, and then meet with their coach. Parents will have an information meeting with Dave starting at 10:00 am. We also give out all Zone team apparel at this time.

PVS Coaching Staff

Potomac Valley Swimming will be represented with an ALL-STAR TEAM at the 2008 Eastern Zone Long Course Championship Meet. This year the meet will be held in Rockville, MD. The venues for this meet are Montgomery Aquatic Center (13-18 prelims and 11& Over finals) and the Rockville Municipal Swim Center (11-12 prelims and 9-10 finals)- The date for this meet is August 6-9, 2008.

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.

The PVS Long Course Zone Team is being managed differently this year. Since this meet is in our LSC each swimmer will be staying at their home and it is their responsibility to arrive on time to their location.   

Athletes who wish to participate on the team are requested to review both the 2008 Eastern Zone Maximum Qualifying Times and the 2008 Eastern Zone Minimum Qualifying Times to verify their eligibility.  All athletes who have achieved at least one individual qualifying time (and are not excluded from participation by virtue of the Maximum Qualifying Times/Meet Participation Restrictions) are eligible to register for the team.  Swimmers who register for the team will be entered into all eligible events provided they do not exceed the daily or meet entry maximums.  Each swimmer may enter a total of six individual events, not to exceed three individual events per day. Swimmers' age for this meet is their age as of August 8, 2007. Entry qualifying times are Long Course Meters Only, must have been achieved after August 8, 2007 and must have been achieved in a USA Swimming sanctioned, observed or approved meet. CONVERTED TIMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

For any times not already in the PVS Team Manager Online data base, athletes must provide the times and source of the electronic file (if possible) to the PVS EZ Head Coach and to the PVS Webmaster. Make sure you provide EVENT, TIME, NAME OF MEET, AND MEET LOCATION. Times will only be accepted from Sanctioned meets, Approved meets, or Observed meets.

Updating Event Entry Information: PVS will review all registrations received to determine if additional events and/or improved seed times are achieved at the PVS Senior, Junior or 14/U Age Group Championships and the 2008 Eastern Zone Speedo Super Sectional Meet. Any athlete who qualifies for events in excess of what is permitted will be contacted by the Zone Team Manager to determine from what event he/she wishes to withdraw.  If additional events and/or improved seed times are achieved at a meet not listed above, the swimmer must submit this information to the PVS Eastern Team Manager, Dave Greene, no later than 12 Noon on Monday July 28th. You must have already submitted a registration in a timely manner in order to do so.

Registrations to participate on the Team are to be submitted directly by each athlete's family for each swimmer wishing to enter the meet.  While information about your coach is requested on the form, entries are NOT to be submitted through the teams.  Zone rules require that all entries must be submitted through PVS.  The Zone Meet Director will NOT accept entries submitted by individual swimmers or by PVS teams.

The charge for participating in this meet will be $160.00 per athlete.  Your entry will not be considered complete until full payment is received.  Payment is due with the registration form.  The charge pays or the athlete's meet entry fees, team suit, 2 t-shirts, 2 swim caps. Those who did not participate on the 2008 SC Zone Team will receive  warm-ups. Those who did participate on the 2008 SC Zone Team will receive a team towel and a training swim suit. Team back packs, towels, and training suits are optional items that will be available for team members to purchase.  All checks should be payable to Potomac Valley Swimming.

Registration Packet
Please submit the packet in its entirety (including the supplemental forms) by the applicable deadlines:
July 14th 5:00pm -- 15-18 Over Swimmers
July 21st 5:00pm-- 14/Under Swimmers

These registration deadlines have been set so that PVS will have sufficient time to make the necessary transportation, outfitting, housing and dining arrangements.

A Request for registration fee refund must be received no later than 5PM, Monday, July 21st


Additional Information: You may direct your inquiries regarding team participation to Mike Kraeuter, Head Coach at; or Dave Greene, Team Manager at

Eastern Zone Open Water Championships will be  August 10th, 2008 at Pohick Bay, Lorton, VA . Potomac Valley will not have coaches available for this event. All teams and swimmers may enter this event on their own. Club coaches are welcome to attend with their athletes.  The meet announcement and application form for this event is posted on the PVS web page.