1998 PVS SHORT COURSE ZONE TEAM

Potomac Valley Swimming will be sending an All-Star team to the 1998 Eastern Zone Age Group Championship Meet. The meet will be held at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology, Sewell, NJ, April 2-4, 1998. This is a great opportunity for PVS swimmers to compete against the best in the East. All PVS swimmers are encouraged to apply for selection to the team. No swimmer will be selected for more than six events.

PVS will provide a team outfit package to each swimmer to include: a team swimsuit, T-shirt, swim cap, team bag, and warm-up suit. A substantial portion of the teamís cost is to be offset by PVS. Negotiations are under way to finalize hotel, meals and travel arrangements.

PVS ZONE TEAM 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

12& Under
  • Must have Zone Team Application on file by January 15, 1998.
  • Fastest two swimmers from each age group, each event.
  • Times from September 1, 1997, thru the conclusion of Age Group Championships, March 1, 1998.


  • 13& Over
  • Must have Zone Team Application on file by January 15, 1998.
  • The fastest eligible swimmer in each event will be selected for the team.
  • To be eligible for the second position in any event, the athlete must equal or better the 8th place preliminary time from the previous year short course zone championship meet.
  • Times from September 1, 1997, thru PVS Senior Championships, March 15, 1998, not to include time trials.
  • Zone rules specify that no swimmer who has participated in an individual event in USS Junior Championships or the National Championships may enter this meet. Swimmers who have achieved a USS Championship time standard may not enter that event or swim the same relay leg.


    VERIFICATION OF TIMES FROM NON-PVS MEETS IS REQUIRED WITH APPLIATION.
    NAME AND LOCATION IS REQUIRED FOR PVS TIMES.

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    Swimmers selected for the team are required to travel with the team. Team members will attend all meet sessions; and PVS Zone Team outfits, including team suits, 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 parentís 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
    Fax#(301) 390-1056