The Long Branch Dolphins Swim Team is a member of the NVSL. During the off- season, the NVSL ranks each of the 102 member teams from 1 to 102 based primarily on swimmers’ times, and then divides the teams, based on these rankings, into 17 Divisions of six teams. This means that the fastest teams are in the lower numbered Divisions and the less competitive teams are in the higher numbered Divisions. This year we are in Division 15 with Lincolnia Park, Hollin Hills, Lake Braddock, Herndon and Fox Hunt.
The Long Branch Swim & Racquet Club (LBSRC) owns the facility that we use. Although each member of the swim team pays a fee in order to belong on the team, the pool does not fund the swim team. The swim team is funded through dues paid for each swimmer and fund raising activities. To be a member of the swim team, your family must own a LBSRC membership or rent a membership and meet other generally met Northern Virginia Swimming League (NVSL) criteria.
Having fun is an important part of our summer swim program. Most of the kids do not care if we are in a top division or a bottom division. We would all like to be division champions, but only one team out of six can usually claim this honor. Personal development is what is most important and for a swimmer that means improving your times. We believe that by establishing a healthy environment that encourages the kids to do their best, recognizes their contributions and is fun for the entire family, we will have met our goals.
The mission statement of the NVSL is: To develop in the children affected by this program -- a love for the sport, advanced aquatic skills, teamwork, and the principles of good sportsmanship
Meet & Event Schedule:
(Note: B-meets and IM Carnival will be scheduled in the coming weeks.)
June 16 - Time Trials at Somerset Olde Creek (8 am)
June 23 - A Meet at Lincolnia Park (8 am)
June 25 - B meet (5 pm)
June 30 - A Meet vs. Hollin Hills at home (7:30 am)
July 2 - B meet (5 pm)
July 7 - A Meet vs. Herndon at home (7:30 am)
July 9 – Dolphin Picture Day (7:30am)
July 11 - Divisional Relay Carnival @ Fox Hunt Pool (4:30 pm)
July 14 - A Meet at Lake Braddock (8 am)
July 16 - B meet (5 pm)
July 18 - All-Star Relay Carnival at Lincolnia Park
July 21 - A Meet vs. Fox Hunt at home (senior awards) (7:30 am)
July 23 - IM Carnival
July 28 - Divisionals at Lake Braddock (7:30 am–3 pm)
August 4 - All-Stars at Little Rocky Run (7:30 am–3 pm)
2018 Team Representatives: Ilean Keltz-Kucharczk and Jackie French
New email contact address: email@example.com
2018 Head Coach: Peter Milligan
We hope that you are all as excited about summer as we are! Registration form will be published in the coming weeks. Early Bird rates (before 15 May 2018 are below):
1 Swimmer: $110
2 Swimmers: $210
3 Swimmers: $275
4 Swimmers: $330
Afternoon practices begin on May 29.
4–5 pm for experienced swimmers and older kids
5–6 pm for younger kids
Morning practices will begin June 18.
7:30–8:30 am for experienced swimmers and older kids
8:30–9:30 am for younger kids
9:45–10:15 am for Little Dolphins (must be at least 4).