Swim Team Information
Burke Station Families,
Welcome to the Pre-Season for Summer, 2017! Please read through this entire message, as it contains a lot of information that you’ll need for the next couple of weeks. If you missed our registration night on May 19, no worries! You can download the Swim Team Registration Packet from the below link.
Start of After School Practices
On Tuesday May 30, we’ll be starting our after school practices schedule. Practices will be held between 3:30 and 6:15 PM, Monday through Friday until June 23. Time slots for the age groups is as follows:
- 3:30 – 4:30 PM: 13 – 18 Age Group
- 4:30 – 5:30 PM: 9 – 12 Age Group
- 5:30 – 6:15 PM: 8-under Age Group
Morning Practice Schedules (June 26 – July 28)
Once school lets out for the summer, we will shift the practice times to the morning hours:
- 8:15 – 9:00 AM: 8-under Age Group
- 9:00 – 10:00 AM: 9 – 12 Age Group
- 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: 13 – 18 Age Group
Please see the below link for the Home/Away meet schedule. As we get closer to each meet, I will send you an email with the specific details and logistics for the date. For now, please mark your calendars with these dates and times.
–>2017 Swim Team Meet Schedule/Practice Calendar<--
NVSL University and Training Dates
Below is NVSL’s schedule for “NVSL University” and the training dates for specific volunteer positions.
–>2017 NVSL Officials Clinic Training Schedule<--
If you’ve been an NVSL-certified official in the past, and were not trained/renewed in 2016, you will need to attend one of these training sessions. Please let me know if you would like to further discuss these positions.
Junior Destroyers Program – Info Coming Soon!
We will also be holding our Junior Destroyers program again this year. This is for our newest Destroyers between the ages of 3.5 – 6 years old. It is not a learn-to-swim program, but rather focused on getting the “Juniors” more comfortable with the water and familiar with some of their future teammates on the “Bigs” team. I’m still working out the exact schedule. I’ll be sending out an announcement in the next couple of weeks with all the details (time, cost, etc.). If you have an interested “Junior”, keep a watch for that email.
As always, if you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burke Station Swim Team Representative
Burke Station Families,
If any of your swimmers are interested in joining an NVSL Dive Team, please read below. Burke Station does not sponsor a dive team. However, in 2016 NVSL changed their rules to allow swimmers to join another pool’s Dive Team without requiring a second pool membership. (See below for the excerpt from NVSL rules).
If any one is interested in competing on a dive team this year, our friends at our sister pool – Walden Glen – have invited us to join their team. If you would like more information, their Dive Team Representative is Ann Lipton and can be reached at email@example.com.
Excerpt from NVSL Dive Team Rules:
An athlete whose Family has a bona fide membership at an NVSL pool, established by the pool bylaws or other governing documents, shall be eligible to compete for that pool in League activities.
A. An athlete whose Family has more than one bona fide NVSL pool membership is eligible to swim for only one pool and to dive for only one pool during each season. League Rules Committees may, for good cause shown, grant an exemption to permit a family to swim or dive at a second pool during the current season.
B. An athlete with individual swimming privileges at an NVSL pool, rather than Family swimming privileges, shall not be eligible to compete for that pool in League activities. Northern Virginia Swimming League BYLAWS as of 2/26/2016 Page 3 of 6
C. An athlete whose Family membership at an NVSL pool does not provide dive competition may dive for an NVSL pool that provides such competition pursuant to its pool rules for dive team participation.