Vienna Woods Swim & Tennis Club

P.O. Box 33, Vienna Virginia 22183

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Swim Team

Newsworthy!

Winter Swim Registration is NOW OPEN



This is NOT a learn to swim program, but rather is designed as an overwinter program to help build skills and stamina leading into the upcoming season!

The program is at Oak Marr Pool from 6-7PM on Sundays. Dates are : 9/13/15 to 5/15/16 with no practice on following days:

  • Nov 22 (thanksgiving)
  • Nov 29 (thanksgiving)
  • Dec 20 (winter holiday)
  • Dec 27 (winter holiday)
  • Feb 7 (Superbowl)
  • March 20 (spring break)
  • You need to be a member or rental family at Vienna Woods.  
  • Be prepared to try to meet the practice and swim requirements that the coaches have for you.


Important Swim Team Links:

Online Spirit Wear Order:
https://sportfairusa.tuosystems.com/stores/vw-15


Subscribe to the weekly newsletter to hear the latest news from Coach Michelle and our team reps.

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    If you have any questions about swim team, please email:  viennawoodsswim@aol.com

      
    GENERAL INFORMATION


    TEAM REPRESENTATIVES


    Vienna Woods Team Representatives are here to help you learn about the Vienna Woods Swim Team and the events throughout summer season.

    Our Volunteers work very hard for your kids and for the team. Please feel free to contact them with any questions or concerns.
    • A Meets - Steve Kenney
      •      Mary Burrows
    • B Meets  - Ann Brinkmann
      •       Kerri Blankenship
    • Mini-Stars -Sophia Alonge
       
    • Officials Coordinator - Dave Schultz

     Northern Virginia Swimming League (NVSL)

    The Vienna Woods Swim Team is a member of the Northern Virginia Swimming League. The league is composed of 102 teams divided into 17 divisions of 6 teams each. Divisions are reseeded each year based on strength of the teams.

    NVSL Standards of Conduct

    The NVSL has adopted a new standard of conduct for all athletes, coaches, team representatives, officials, parents, and spectators. All associated with the Vienna Woods Swim Team will be expected to adhere to the new standards.


    NVSL Scholarship Application:

    Seniors interested in applying for the NVSL Scholarship can download instructions and the application from the NVSL website. All relevant information is on the Documents page, in the NVSL Scholarship folder


    VIENNA WOODS COACHES
    Head Coach - Michelle Blanton

    We welcome back Michelle as the head coach at Vienna Woods this season. Michelle, has an impressive resume with over 20 years of coaching experience across a uniquely broad and diverse range of swimming organizations, including NVSL, PMSL, military and USA Swim teams. Michelle’s skills were honed while coaching at various locations around the globe and through her education to enable management of multiple daily practices for swimmers of varying skills and ages. Michelle stresses the importance of learning the fundamentals early and correctly. 

    Michelle has coached swimmers, including International Triathlon Union elite competitors using her unparalleled technical knowledge of swimming strokes and mechanics. Michelle is a teacher whose skills and credentials make her exceptionally suited to coaching all levels of athletes.

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    n her NVSL swimming days, Michelle was a 10-time NVSL All-Star and 2 time champion, and as a USA Swimming team member was a 5 time Junior National Qualifier and member of National Age Group relay records team. In college, Michelle swam for James Madison University.

    With Michelle’s broad array of skills and swimming experience, we look forward to continuing the fun for, and advancement of, our swimmers at VW.

    Assistant Coaches:             Junior Coaches:
    Ashley Schultz                     Sidney Owens
    Evan Owens                         Brian Daly
                                                  Kara Schneider - sub


    2015 Swimming Practice Schedule

    PRE-SEASON WEEKDAY PRACTICE

    Monday, May 18 thru FCPS closing on June 19

    11 & over:         5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Mon - Fri)

    10 & Under:      6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Mon - Fri)



    REGULAR SUMMER PRACTICE SCHEDULE: Monday, June 22 thru Friday, July 24
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    13& over:      7:00 am - 8:15 am (Mon - Fri)

    8& under:      8:00 am - 9:00 am (Mon - Fri)

    9 - 12:              9:00 am -10:00 am (Mon-Fri)




       LIKE US!   SWIM TEAM FACEBOOK PAGE!

    This is an easy way to keep up with Coach Michelle and the the history of the team.




      Like our Mini Star Facebook Page!


    Mini Star Handbook   The Mini Star Handbook has all the important information you will need for the 2014 Swim Season.





    OFFICIALS TRAINING

    Vienna Woods NEEDS additional officials! 

    • Stoke and Turn, table workers, timers, referee and clerk of course are always in demand.
    • Certain positions (stroke and turn & starter) require certification (just a 2 hour clinic). All others are OJT. But we NEED certified parents to help out on deck.
    • Consider becoming a certified official to support your swimmers and to get the best view of the meet!
    • These jobs are easy to learn - just ask anyone who's already volunteers.
    • Please feel free to contact David Schultz, our Officials' Coordinator, or any of our team reps.
    Officials training is key to a vibrant and successful swim program. Vienna has a long history of quality leadership in NVSL. Please consider some of the below training to continue the Vienna Woods Tradition. Contact Dave Schultz  davrsch@gmail.com with any questions. 
      

    New This Summer

    Senior Long Course Lessons

    Coach Michelle will be offering long course training on Wednesday mornings. For more details, please see attached registration form.

    Long Course Registration Form


     


    WebSite Links of Interest

  • FINA
  • US SWIM
  • Potomac Valley Swim (PVS)
  • NVSL


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