Registration for the 2015 DH Swim Team is Underway!
The Swim and Dive and Teams will use the Swimtopia online registration system for the 2015 summer season. You can access the website at:
If you are new to the website then select the “forgot password” button. You will be asked to enter your email address. Then select “Reset my password” You will then receive an email with further instructions which will allow you to gain access to the web site. If you previously registered then just log in and to access the web site.
Once you have access to the website just select the registration button and follow the instructions.
Members who want to register their children for both swim and dive teams should fill out the dual team registration form. Members who want to register their children for only one of the teams should fill out the single team registration.
If for any reason you are not able to register online, please contact:
Lara Larson or Brian Hughes, Team Representatives.
Join the Dominion Hills Warriors Swim Team
The Dominion Hills Swim & Dive Team offers boys and girls/men and women between the ages of 6 and 18 the opportunity to compete against athletes 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 team because they get to make lots of new friends, participate in pep rallies, improve their strokes and dives, 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, eat donuts and pancakes, take home an award at the end of the season, and really enjoy being part of a team.
Parents love the swim and dive team because they get to know other pool members, share in their child's success, get up at the crack of dawn to drink coffee 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 while selling burgers and hot dogs), travel to parts of Northern Virginia they never knew existed, and really enjoy the team experience.
The Legend of the Warriors
The team is named for the young, athletic members of the Indian tribes who in the past roamed this area. They would be called by Chief Powhatan to meet periodically at the natural spring currently enclosed in a spring house in the valley at the rear of the Dominion Hills’ property. The spring appears on the first maps of the area. Dominion Hills Warriors draw their strength from a long line of warriors, and their speed from the “fast water” of the spring.
Mini Warriors Program
The mini warriors are the 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. 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 2015
The Swim Team Parents Organizational Meeting will be held in the DHARA Community House on Saturday May 16 at 9:00 a.m. Parents of current and potential swim team members are all welcome and encouraged to attend!
Dominion Hills Swim Team 2015 Practice Schedule
Practice Schedule During School May 26 – June 18
Weekdays – Monday through Thursday at Dominion Hills
7-7:30 pm 8 & under
7:30 - 8 pm 10 & under
8-9 pm 11 & up
*Mini Warriors: Monday Through Thursday beginning Monday, June 1-Thurs June 18.
7 -7:30 pm Bows Practice
7:30 pm-8 pm Arrows Practice
Weekends - Saturday, May 30 & Saturday June 6.
8-8:45 am 10 and under
8:45 am-10 am 11 and up
Mini Warriors: Practice Saturday June 6 only.
8 am-8:30 am Bows
8:30 am-9 am Arrows
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 22-July 24
7-8 am All ages (except mini warriors)
8 -8:45 am 10 and under (and mini warriors)
8:45 am-10:00 am 11 and up
7:45-8:15 am Bows
8:15-8:45 am Arrows
Every effort should be made by swimmers to attend the age-appropriate practice. If your child has a conflict with either the 8:00 am 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 16th from 10:00am-11:00am and Saturday, May 30th from 10:00am-11:00am. Parents must be present at evaluations.
|2015 Dominion Hills Swim Team Meet Schedule|
|Sat, Jun 13-- 8 am
||Time Trials @ DH**|
|Mon, Jun 15--6 pm
||B Meet: Arlington Forest @ DH **|
|Sat, Jun 20--9 am
||Waynewood @ DH **|
|Mon, Jun 22--6 pm
||B Meet: High Point @ DH**|
|Sat, Jun 27-- 9 am
||DH @ Kent Gardens|
|Mon, Jun 29--6 pm||B Meet: DH @ SHRA|
|Sat, Jul 4-- 9 am
||DH @ Arlington Forest||Wed, Jul 8--6 pm||Relay Carnival @ Side Burn Run|
|Sat, Jul 11--9 am
||Holmes Run Acres @ DH**|
|Mon, Jul 13--6 pm
||Sleepy Hollow RB Association @ DH**|
|Wed, Jul 15--6 pm
||Sideburn Run @ DH**|
|Sat, Jul 18--9 am
||DH @ HP|
|Mon, Jul 20--6 pm
||DH @ Dowden Terrace|
|Sat, July 25--9 am||Divisionals @ Waynewood|
|Sat, Jul 25--6 pm||Swim Team Banquet @ DH|
|Sat, Aug 1--9 am
||Individual All-Stars @ Little Rocky Run|
|** Home Meets--Pool closes for general swimming @ 4:30 pm for weekday home meets and opens @ noon for Saturday home meets.|
|2015 Contact Information|
|Asistant Coaches||Patrick Morris
|Team Reps||Lara Larsen
| Brian Hughes
*FCGC= Fairfax County Government Center, the site for NVSL University. All other sites are NVSL Pools.
On Wednesday, June 17, the Stroke and Turn Clinic will be held at two pools – Hunt Valley and Sully Station.
SEE THE NVSL HANDBOOK FOR NVSL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS. ALL CLINICS START ON TIME, RAIN OR SHINE AND NO PREREGISTRATION IS NECESSARY. IF YOU ARRIVE MORE THAN 10 MINUTES LATE FOR A CLINIC OR DEPART BEFORE ITS CONCLUSION, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CREDIT FOR ATTENDING.THE CLINICS LISTED HERE ARE THE ONLY CLINICS THAT WILL BE OFFERED THIS YEAR. THERE WILL BE NO MAKEUP CLINICS.
NOTE: The New Referee clinics on May 28, May 30, and June 9, are only for new referees. These clinics cannot be used to recertify as a referee.