Registration for the 2014 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 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 "DHARA Summer Swim and Dive Program") to: 

Brian Hughes, 1001 N. Powhatan Street, 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, 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 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.

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 2014

The Swim Team Parents Organizational Meeting will be held in the DHARA Community House on Saturday May 10 at 9:00 a.m. Parents of current and potential swim team members are all welcome and encouraged to attend!

Dominion Hills Swim Team 2014 Practice Schedule

Practice Schedule During School May 27 – June 19 (7:00 – 9:00pm)
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 2-Thurs June 19.
7:00-7:30pm Bows Practice
7:30pm-8:00pm Arrows Practice

Weekends - Saturday, May 31 & Saturday June 7.
8:00-8:45am 10 and under
8:45am-10:00am 11 and up

Mini Warriors: Practice Saturday June 7 only.
8:00am-8:30am Bows
8:30am-9:00am Arrows

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 23-July 25 (Monday – Friday 7:00 – 10:00AM)
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

Mini Warriors:
7:45-8:15am Bows
8:15-8:45am 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 10th from 8:00am-9:00am and Saturday, May 17th from 8:00am-9:00am. Parents must be present at evaluations.

2014-2015 NVSL Calendar
May 29New Referee Clinic
Lee-Graham Pool
7:00 PM
May 31NVSL University
Held at: Fairfax County Govt Center
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Referee/Starter and New Referee/Starter Clinics8:00 AM
Hy-Tek Training8:00 AM
Table Workers Clinic9:00 AM
Fairfax Co. Food Safety Workshop10:00 AM
Team Rep Kick-Off and Chief Timer Clinic10:30 AM
Clerk of Course and Announcer Clinics11:30 AM
June 1Coaching Tips and Tools Clinic
Shouse Village
8:00 AM
June 7Stroke & Turn Clinics
Pools as Assigned
8:00 AM
Announcer, Chief Timer, Clerk of Course and Tables
Annandale Pool
8:00 AM
June 10New Referee Clinic
Lee-Graham Pool
7:00 PM
June 15 Stroke & Turn Clinic
Hunt Valley Pool
9:30 AM
Referee/Starter & New Starter Clinic
Mantua Pools
9:30 AM
June 18Stroke & Turn Clinics
HV and SS Pools
7:00 PM
June 22 Coaching Tips and Tools Clinic
Shouse Village
8:00 AM


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
No Meet
Wednesday, July 9
NVSL Division 9 Relay Carnivals @ Highland Park
Saturday, July 12
Fox Mill Estates @ DH**
Monday, July 14
Wednesday, July 16
All-Star relay Carnival @ Hunt Valley
Saturday, July 19
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
2014 Contact Information
Head Coach
Caitlin Rotchford
Asistant Coaches Patrick Morris
Lindsey Cronin
Devon Harkins
Team Reps Lara Larsen
Brian Hughes