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9/2014
 


 
Virginia Swimming, Inc.
P.O. Box 1059
Appomattox, VA 24522
Business Office
Phone:  434-352-5451
Fax:  434-352-0203

Safe Sport Coordinator

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The start of the 2K
at the EZ OW Championships!
VSI's athletes
at the EZ Select Camp!
Send us pics from your event! All the athletes
at the EZ Select Camp!

Welcome to the official home of Virginia Swimming, Inc.!

Host of the:
2014 EZ R2 Speedo Champions Series (South Sectional) and  2014 EZ LC Age Group Championships


Business Office News

Webmaster Position
The BoD is taking applications from those interested in serving as the Virginia Swimming Webmaster.  See Coach Job Announcements for more information.

USA Swimming Scholastic All-American
The deadline for applications for Scholastic All-American is approaching on 15 August.  Please remember that a full transcript covering all your high school years (10th-12th Grade) is required.  The necessary grade point average is a 3.5.
Time Standards     Online Application

Coach Mentoring Program
Coaches, Virginia Swimming has been approved by USA Swimming for funding to sponsor a Coach Mentoring Program.  The program is setup for coaches to get help in any area they may need.
Learn more.


Sad News
George Homewood's son, Ian, passed away on Wednesday.  He was 22.
George is a long-time member (past Official and General Chair) of Virginia Swimming.
His daughter, Erin, swam for CGBD and his wife, Cindy, was an Official and supporter.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the Homewood family at this impossibly difficult time.
Link to Obituary



Eastern Zone Sports Development Consultant

Peter Clark will be in Virginia 7-13 August and is available for any teams/coaches needing to contact him during that period.  pclark@usaswimming.org  (O) 719-866-3561 (C) 719-330-0743



USA
Swimming LC Junior National Championships
30 July- 3 August 2014
13 Virginia Swimming athletes will compete in Irvine, CA:

Peyton Baldwin (CGBD), Molly Sheffield (BAC), Carter Kale (WAC), Ted Schubert (NOVA), Susan Hynes (ODAC), Charlie Swanson (NOVA), Jessie Gvozdas (NOVA), Steffen Erickson (NOVA), Wade O'Brien (NOVA), Townley Haas (NOVA), Jeff Newkirk (QSTS), Maddie Banic (QSTS), and Sam Cuthbert (NOVA)

Realtime Results

Congratulations and Swim Fast!!



Virginia Swimming LC Age Group Championships

24-27 July 2014
619 Swimmers from 30 Teams competed.

Combined Champion - NOVA
Girls Champion - NOVA     Boys Champion - NOVA
GATR and PSDN finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
LY,
WAC, and NOVA won the S, M, and L Combined Team Titles, respectively.
Colby Hurt (WAC)
and Alexander Neff (TIDE) finished first in the Individual High Points races.
Alexander
also took the Overall High Points title.
(corrected 7/29)

Results    Team Scores     Individual Scores

Keith Myburgh (GATR) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 13-14 1500 Freestyle with a time of 16:27.31, eclipsing the old mark of 16:53.43 set in 2008. 

Georgia Johnson (RAYS) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 11-12 50 Breaststroke with a time of 34.95, eclipsing the old mark of 35.42 set in 2007.  This is also a new LSC Record in the 11-12 50 Breaststroke, which bested the previous record, 35.19, set by Rebecca Rainer (NOVA) in 2005.

Keith Myburgh (GATR) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 13-14 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:07.11, eclipsing the old mark of 1:08.74 set in 2007.  This is also a new LSC Record in the 13-14 100 Breaststroke, which bested the previous record, 1:08.00, set by Tim Kegelman (CGBD) in 1999.

Olivia Bray (GATR) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 11-12 200 Freestyle with a time of 2:11.52, eclipsing the old mark of 2:12.86 set in 2001.

Olivia Bray (GATR) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 11-12 100 Butterfly with a time of 1:06.04, eclipsing the old mark of 1:06.39 set last year.

Luke Durocher (RPST) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 13-14 100 Butterfly with a time of 58.14, eclipsing the old mark of 58.35 set last year.  This is also a new LSC Record in the 13-14 100 Butterfly, which bested the previous record, 58.35, set by David Dixon (NOVA) last year.

Keith Myburgh (GATR) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 13-14 400 Individual Medley with a time of 4:35.57, eclipsing his old mark of 4:45.05 set last year.  This is also a new LSC Record in the 13-14 400 Individual Medley, which bested the previous record, 4:38.50, set by Keith Eberle (PSDN) in 1985!

Zoe Dixon (NOVA) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 10&Y 100 Butterfly with a time of 1:11.80, eclipsing the old mark of 1:11.90 set in 1991!

Alexandra Slayton (CGBD) / Joelle Vereb (WAC) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 13-14 50 Freestyle with a time of 27.27, eclipsing the old mark of 27.28 set in 2005. 

Alexander Neff (TIDE) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 11-12 50 Freestyle with a time of 26.23, eclipsing the old mark of 26.53 set in 2000. 

Keith Myburgh (GATR) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 13-14 200 Breaststroke with a time of 2:25.02, eclipsing the old mark of 2:29.40 set last year.  This is also a new LSC Record in the 13-14 200 Breaststroke, which bested the previous record, 2:27.00, set by Tim Kegelman (CGBD) in 1999.

Olivia Bray (GATR) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 11-12 50 Backstroke with a time of 31.73, eclipsing the old mark of 32.09 set in 2001.  This is also a new LSC Record in the 11-12 50 Backstroke, which bested the previous record, 31.97, set by Jenna Brick (BASS) in 2001.

Keith Myburgh (GATR) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 13-14 400 Freestyle with a time of 4:13.95, eclipsing the old mark of 4:14.23 set in 2007. 

Callie Dickinson (TIDE) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 13-14 200 Backstroke with a time of 2:20.97, eclipsing the old mark of 2:22.32 set in 2010.

Olivia Bray (GATR) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 11-12 100 Backstroke with a time of 1:08.51, eclipsing the old mark of 1:08.82 set in 2010.  This is also a new LSC Record in the 11-12 100 Backstroke, which bested the previous record, 1:08.82, set by Emily Erad (NOVA)/Meghan Burton (PSDN) in 2010/2011.

Keith Myburgh (GATR) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 13-14 200 Individual Medley with a time of 2:13.22, eclipsing the old mark of 2:15.42 set last year. 

Olivia Bray (GATR) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 11-12 50 Butterfly with a time of 29.46, eclipsing the old mark of 29.63 set in 2000.  This is also a new LSC Record in the 11-12 50 Butterfly, which bested the previous record, 29.63, set by Stephanie Jones (TIDE) in 2000.

Keith Myburgh (GATR) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 13-14 800 Freestyle with a time of 8:39.12, eclipsing the old mark of 8:45.94 set in 2007.

Zoe Dixon (NOVA) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 10&Y 50 Butterfly with a time of 32.49, eclipsing the old mark of 32.90 set in 1998. 

GATR Girls (Summerlin, Higgins, Bray, Knisely) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 11-12 400 Medley Relay with a time of 4:43.90, which bested the previous record of 4:44.88, set in 2007.  This is also a new LSC Record in the 11-12 400 Medley Relay, breaking the old mark, 4:44.88, set by NOVA (Bray, Carnes, Hall, Sweeney) in 2007.

NOVA Boys (Oberly, Hellams, Hutherson, Camurdan) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 11-12 400 Medley Relay with a time of 4:41.48, which bested the previous record of 4:42.72, set last year.  This is also a new LSC Record in the 11-12 400 Medley Relay, breaking their (Madden, Whiting, DallaValle, Whelan) old mark, 4:42.72, set last year.

CGBD Girls (Larson, Marstellar, Slayton, Hoover) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 13-14 200 Medley Relay with a time of 2:05.32, eclipsing the old mark of 2:06.16, set last year.  This is also a new LSC Record in the 13-14 200 Medley Relay, breaking their (Slayton, Marstellar, Rymer, Morello) old mark, 2:06.16, set last year.

CGBD Girls (Larson, Marstellar, Hoover, Slayton) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 13-14 200 Freestyle Relay with a time of 1:50.43, eclipsing the old mark of 1:51.90, set last year.

GATR Girls (Bray, Kirtley, Summerlin, Knisely) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 11-12 200 Freestyle Relay with a time of 1:56.73, eclipsing the old mark of 1:57.63, set in 2005.  This is also a new LSC Record in the 11-12 200 Freestyle Relay, breaking the old mark, 1:57.63, set by NOVA (Brown, Bassett, Worrell, Snidow) in 2005.

NOVA Boys (Camurdan, Oberle, Sundlun, Hutherson) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 11-12 200 Freestyle Relay with a time of 1:52.32, eclipsing the old mark of 1:53.11, set last year.  This is also a new LSC Record in the 11-12 200 Freestyle Relay, breaking their (Camurdan, Hutcherson, Oberle, Ripol) old mark, 1:52.86, set earlier this year.

NOVA Girls (Ahmed, Tan, Dixon, Ferguson) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 10&Y 200 Medley Relay with a time of 2:23.08, eclipsing the old mark of 2:24.27, set last year.  This is also a new LSC Record in the 10&Y 200 Medley Relay, breaking the old mark, 2:24.27, set by GATR (Summerlin, Higgins, John, Kirtley) last year.

GATR Girls (Bray, Kirtley, Summerlin, Knisely) broke the LC Age Group Champs Meet Record in the 11-12 400 Freestyle Relay with a time of 4:16.43, eclipsing the old mark of 4:17.13, set last year.  This is also a new LSC Record in the 11-12 400 Freestyle Relay, breaking their (Muzzy, Bray, Hamilton, Kulp) old mark, 4:17.13, set last year.

Congratulations!! 



Virginia Swimming LC Senior Championships
17-20 July 2014
531 Swimmers from 32 Teams competed.

Combined Champion - NOVA
Women's Champion - PSDN     Men's Champion - NOVA
PSDN
and HOKI finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
LIB
, HOKI, and NOVA won the S, M, and L Combined Team Titles, respectively.
Jessie Gvozdas (NOVA)
and Francis Haas (NOVA) finished first in the Individual High Points races.
Jessie
also took the Overall High Points title.

Results    Team Scores     Individual Scores

Jessie Gvozdas (NOVA) broke the LC Senior Champs Meet Record in the 1500 Freestyle with a time of 16:49.74, eclipsing the old mark of 16:58.13 set in 2009.

Francis Haas (NOVA) broke the LC Senior Champs Meet Record in the 200 Freestyle with a time of 1:50.26, eclipsing the old mark of 1:51.41 set in 2009.

Caroline Simmons (LIB) broke the LC Senior Champs Meet Record in the 50 Freestyle with a time of 26.14, eclipsing her old mark of 26.47 set in 2010.

Lucas Bureau (HOKI) broke the LC Senior Champs Meet Record in the 50 Freestyle with a time of 23.38, eclipsing the old mark of 23.64 set in 2003.

Jessie Gvozdas (NOVA) broke the LC Senior Champs Meet Record in the 400 Freestyle with a time of 4:16.29, eclipsing the old mark of 4:19.59 set in 2010.

Francis Haas (NOVA) broke the LC Senior Champs Meet Record in the 400 Freestyle with a time of 3:57.56, eclipsing the old mark of 3:58.14 set in 2010.

Jessie Gvozdas (NOVA) broke the LC Senior Champs Meet Record in the 800 Freestyle with a time of 8:51.13, eclipsing her old mark of 8:54.05 set last year.

NOVA Men (Haas, Henderson, Larsen, Hunt) broke the LC Senior Champs Meet Record in the 800 Freestyle Relay with a time of 7.43.15, eclipsing the old mark of 7:43.79 set last year.

LIB Women (Babcock, Gary, Hough, Simmons) broke the LC Senior Champs Meet Record in the 200 Freestyle Relay with a time of 1.46.04, eclipsing their old mark of 1:47.19 set in 2012.  This is also a new LSC record in the Open 200 Freestyle Relay, breaking their old mark of 1:47.10 set in 2012.

CGBD Women (Morello, Slayton, Marstellar, Larson) broke the LC LSC Record in the 13-14 200 Freestyle Relay with a time of 1.49.74, eclipsing the old mark of 1:51.90 set by PSDN last year.

QSTS Women (Jones, Buscaglia, Banic, Vay) broke the LC Senior Champs Meet Record in the 400 Freestyle Relay with a time of 3.52.25, eclipsing their old mark of 3:54.51 set last year.

NOVA Men (Haas, Martin, Henderson, Hunt) broke the LC Senior Champs Meet Record in the 400 Freestyle Relay with a time of 3.30.68, eclipsing the old mark of 3:32.50 set last year.

Congratulations!!



Learn-to-Swim Program
The mission of Virginia Swimming’s Learn-to-Swim program is to raise awareness of the need and to provide the motivation, systems, and tools to waterproof our community so that all children have basic swimming skills and are safe around the water. 
Virginia Swimming will invest in grants for learn-to-swim and water safety programs geared towards young people who otherwise would not have the opportunity to participate in such programs.  Make a Splash Local Partner Programs and USA Swimming-registered VSI swim teams are eligible to apply for grant funding.

Virginia Swimming's Learn-to-Swim Grants
The September 2013 grants were awarded to two outstanding Learn-to-Swim programs!
YMCA of Roanoke Valley Swimming (YRVS) and Tsunami Swimming (TSU)
Congratulations!!

Learn more / Application



New Pool Coming to the LSC
QDD Swim Team is building a new aquatics facility that will open later this year.

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USA Swimming Safe Sport Parents Training
The USA Swimming Safe Sport Program is proud to offer free athlete protection training to the parents of our member athletes.  Parents are a critical component to our overall goal to protecting children from sexual abuse.  The comprehensive online programming includes information about how offenders operate; how to recognize and respond to boundary violations, myths and facts about child sexual abuse and USA Swimming’s Athlete Protection Policies and Procedures.

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Virginia Swimming Safe Sport Rewards Program     Flyer

USA Swimming Safe Sport Athletes Training
The USA Swimming Safe Sport Program is proud to offer free athlete protection training to our member athletes. 
This training will provide information to athletes about sexual abuse prevention, how to identify inappropriate behavior, and how to report concerns.
Flyer     Link to Course

 

USA Swimming Safe Sport Web Page

Team USA Stop Abuse Web Page

 

If you are interested in serving on the Virginia Swimming Safe Sport Committee, please contact Jerry Hayes, Safe Sport Coordinator.




LSC Meetings
Last House of Delegate's Meeting:  29 September 2013  Agenda   Minutes
Next Meeting:  ?? October 2014 1:30pm  Doubletree by Hilton
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Last Board of Director's Meeting:  19 June 2014  Agenda   Minutes
Next Meeting:  23 August 2014  ??   ??
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Virginia Swimming Safety-Gram

"Pre-Meet Safety Check"
It's time for your first home swim meet and you have been asked to oversee safety factors for your two day event.  You have at least two marshals for each session, but you have not had a chance to walk through the facility.  What areas do you want to evaluate in the pool and surrounding area, BEFORE the first day of your swim meet?
Here are ten areas to focus on to enhance safety during your swim meet.

Go to Safety Tips for more ...

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