Registration for the 2013 DH Swim Team is Underway!
Follow these three easy steps to register your swimmer for the team by May 17:
1. Download and print the following four (4) forms from the swim team web page (see Word documents on the left side of page): 1) Registration Form, 2) Medical Release, 3) Volunteer Form, and 4) Standards of Conduct Form.
2. Fill out each form in full. Please print clearly!
3. Return all four forms by May 17 (with your check made out to "DH Boosters") to:
Claire Jazwick, 1007 N. Liberty St., Arlington, VA 22205
Thanks and GO WARRIORS!
Join the Dominion Hills Warriors Swim Team
The Dominion Hills Swim Team offers boys and girls/men and women between the ages of 6 and 18 the opportunity to swim competitively against swimmers from other Northern Virginia pools in the Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL), one of the oldest and largest youth sports leagues in the country. There are lots of good reasons to join the team.
Swimmers love the swim team because they get to make lots of new friends, participate in pep rallies, improve their strokes, improve their times, cheer on their team mates, travel all over Northern Virginia checking out other team's pools, wear cool swim suits, get up early in the morning to practice (ok, maybe they don't love that part!), eat donuts and pancakes, take home an award at the end of the season, and really enjoy being part of a team.
Swim parents love the swim team because they get to know and party with other pool members, share in their child's success, get up at the crack of dawn to drink Starbucks by the pool during practice, enjoy sitting in the hot sun cheering on the team at meets (or alternately sitting behind the concession stand cheering on the burgers and hot dogs), travel to parts of Northern Virginia they never knew existed, and really enjoy the team experience.
Mini Warriors Program
The mini warriors are our youngest members of the swim team. They are swimmers that are interested in joining the swim team but might not yet be able to tolerate a practice that consists of swimming up and down the lanes for an extended period of time.
Those young swimmers wishing to be mini warriors are evaluated by the mini warrior coach to determine if they have the basic skills needed to join the mini warriors. These skills include being able to swim the length of the pool in something that resembles a stroke and to show a good level of confidence in their swimming. Once the mini warriors have been determined, they are split into two groups, the Bows and Arrows. The purpose of dividing the young swimmers into two groups is so that each group is able to swim according to their ability, thus feeling confident among their peers while learning the basic mechanics of strokes, breathing and proper swim etiquette.
Those swimmers who are found to be not quite ready for the mini-warriors are referred to the DH swim lesson program and encouraged to return the following year to be evaluated again for the mini warrior program.
DH Swim Team Parents Organizational Meeting 2013
The Swim Team Parents Organizational Meeting will be held Saturday May 4 at 9:00 a.m., in the DHARA Community House. Parents of current and potential swim team members are all welcome and encouraged to attend!
Dominion Hills Swim Team 2013 Practice Schedule
Practice Schedule During School May 28 – June 20:
Weekdays – Monday through Thursday at Dominion Hills
7:00-8:00pm 10 & under
8:00-9:00pm 11 & up
*Mini Warriors: Monday Through Thursday beginning Monday, June 3-Thurs June 20.
Weekends - Saturday, June 1 & Saturday June 8:
8:00-8:45am 10 and under
8:45am-10:00am 11 and up
Mini Warriors: Practice Saturday June 8 only.
While every effort should be made to make it to as many practices as you can, the coaches understand that there are a lot of conflicts at this time of year, at least until school lets out for the summer. However, the swim season is short, so it is important that everyone be in the water as much as possible. If it is too cold or rainy for outdoor practices, bring sneakers, towels and comfortable clothes so you can participate in dry land training (e.g., stretching, calisthenics and running).
Once Arlington County elementary schools are out for the summer, all practices move to the following morning schedule and are held Monday through Friday.
Summer Practice Schedule June 24-July 26
7:00-8:00am All ages (except mini warriors)
8:00-8:45am 10 and under (and mini warriors)
8:45am-10:00am 11 and up
While every effort should be made by swimmers to attend the age-appropriate practice, if your child has a conflict with either the 8:00am or 8:45 am practice because of camp or work schedules, please attend the 7:00am practice. The only exception is mini warriors who must attend regularly scheduled practice.
*Mini Warriors will be selected following evaluations of all swimmers wishing to join the mini-warrior program. Mini Warrior evaluations will be held Saturday, May 11am from 8:00am-9:00am and Saturday, May 18 from 8:00am-9:00am. Parents must be present at evaluations.
NEW REFEREE CLINIC Lee Graham Pool 7PM
NVSL UNIVERSITY Falls Church HS 8AM-1PM
REF/STARTER AND NEW REF & STARTER CLINICS 8AM
HY TEK CLINIC 8AM
CLERK OF COURSE AND TABLE WORKERS CLINICS 9AM
ANNOUNCER AND CHIEF TIMER CLINICS 11AM
STROKE & TURN CLINICS Lee Graham Pool 8AM
ANNOUNCER Annandale Pool 8AM
CHIEF TIMER Annandale Pool 8AM
CLERK OF COURSE Annandale Pool 8AM
TABLE WORKER CLINICS Annandale Pool 8AM
NEW REF CLINIC Lee Graham Pool 7PM
STROKE AND TURN CLINIC Hunt Valley Pool 9:30AM
REF/STARTER/NEW STARTER CLINICS Mantua Pool 9:30AM
STROKE AND TURN CLINICS HV and Sully Station POOLS 7PM
|2014 Dominion Hills Swim Team Meet Schedule|
|Saturday, June 14
||Time Trials @ DH**|
|Monday, June 16
||DH @ Arlington Forest (D)|
|Saturday, June 21
||Rolling Forest @ DH**|
|Monday, June 23
||High Point @ DH (D)**|
|Saturday, June 28
||DH @ Arlington Forest|
|Monday, June 30||SHRA @ DH (D)**|
|Thursday, July 3
||DH @ Donaldson Run IM Meet (Tentative)|
|Saturday, July 5
||Kent Gardens @ DH**|
|Monday, July 7
|Wednesday, July 9
||NVSL Division 9 Relay Carnivals @ Highland Park|
|Saturday, July 12
||Fox Mill Estates @ DH**|
|Monday, July 14
||DH @ SHRBA (D)|
|Wednesday, July 16
||All-Star relay Carnival @ Hunt Valley|
|Saturday, July 19
||DH @ HP|
|Monday, July 21
||Dowden Terrace @ DH (D)**|
|Saturday, July 26||Divisionals @ Arlington Forest**|
|Saturday, July 26||Swim Team Banquet @ DH|
|Saturday, August 2
||Individual All-Stars @ Annandale|
|(D) Developmental or "B" Meets | ** Home Meets|
|2013 Contact Information|
|Asistant Coaches||Patrick Morris
|Team Reps||Beth Ellis
| Claire Jazwick