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Each year there are two Zone meets. In the spring, is the Short Course Eastern Zone Age Group Championship meet, in the summer there is the LC Eastern Zone Age Group Championships. These meets are also known as "Zones." The Zone meet is an opportunity for swimmers in Potomac Valley to come to together and compete against other LSCs in the Eastern Zone.
The Eastern Zone a division of USA Swimming and contains 12 Local Swim Communities (Potomac Valley, Virginia, Maryland, Mid Atlantic, Allegany Mountain, Metropolitan, Niagara, New England, New Jersey, Adirondack, Connecticut and Maine). Each LSC constructs a team to compete against the other LSCs in a championship meet.
Travel arrangements, hotel accommodations and all meals are arranged by the PVS Zone Team Coordinator. Swimmers are expected to travel, stay and eat with the team from the time they leave to the time they return, regardless of age or circumstances. . PVS selects a Zone Team Staff, made up of coaches from within Potomac Valley. These coaches oversee all activities, from the bus ride, to the hotel, to the pool. By being a member of the Zone team, all participants are agreeing to follow these guidelines.
Additionally each member of the Zone Team will receive an outfitting package, provided by PVS. There are required items, which are provided as well as optional items.
Each swimmer is expected at pay a fee to attend the zone team; however PVS subsidizes the fee for the trip. Swimmer fees are generally in the $525 range and include, meet entry fee, bus transportation to and from the host city and to and from the pool each session of the meet, all hotel accommodations, meals and outfitting (to include; t-shirts, caps, warm up jacket or sweatshirt). Other items, such as competition swim suit, team back pack and towel are optional and an additional fee.