Lakeview Marlins Swim and Dive Team
The Lakeview Marlins compete in Division 8 of the Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL). The NVSL was founded in 1956 to sponsor competitive swimming events and activities among community swimming pools of Northern Virginia, and to develop in the children participating in this program -A love of the sport, advanced aquatic skills, teamwork, and the principles of good sportsmanship.
Goals for the 2019 Swim Team Season
Team Reps and our coaching staff are working towards the three stated goals for the 2019 season:
● To complete an NVSL “A” Meet with no DQ’s
● To win the Spirit Award for our Division
● To have as many of our swimmers as possible legal in all four strokes
Click on the link below to read the Team Handbook for more information regarding the 2019 swim and dive season.
Lakeview Swim Club hosts both swim and dive teams that teach appropriate technique, team building, and preparation for local competition with nearby community pools. Our coaches and staff run a summer program that’s fun and challenging for all levels!
The swim and dive season begins with practice on May 28 and ends with the Awards Banquet, except for those competing in All Stars the first week of August. The Mighty Marlin screening will be held on Monday, June 17 and Mighty Marlins morning practice will begin on Tuesday, June 18. The Mighty Marlin season will end with a Mighty Marlin meet which is run by the swim team swimmers to celebrate their first official swim across the pool. The Awards Banquet for swim team will take place on Sunday, July 28 at the pool to recognize all team members for their contributions and thank the many volunteers who make Lakeview Swim and Dive team successful. Check the Lakeview Swim and Dive Team Calendar link above for more detailed information about social activities and meets.
Still have questions? You can also contact the swim and dive team reps at email@example.com and lakeview.diveteam@gmail at any time.
Who Can Join the Marlins
The swim and dive team is open to children of Lakeview permanent members and summer members. (If you would like to join the pool, click here for more information.) Generally, children who can swim one length (25 meters) of the pool unassisted are accepted as swim team members. Any swimmer who needs assistance from the lane line or the bottom of the pool to complete a pool length may be asked to swim in the Mighty Marlin program (see Team Handbook for more information). All interested children are encouraged to come and be evaluated.
To join the dive team previous dive experience is not required; however, the child must be able to pass the pool swim test. In order to compete in “A” dive meets, divers must be able to perform the required dives for their age group.
Please remember that swim team is NOT swim lessons! Please feel free to discuss your child’s skill level with the Team Rep if you have any questions. Registration fees will be returned for those swimmers who cannot meet the unassisted swim requirement. Swimming lessons are available through the pool's swim lesson program. Private swim lessons are also available through our coaching staff. Please contact an individual coach if you are interested in private lessons.
Registration will be done via Swimtopia. Click on the "Register Now" button in the upper right hand corner of this page and fill in your and your swimmers information. Registration costs are $120 per child for one activity (participates in swim or dive); additional $60 per child for second activity (participates in swim and dive, total $180). Mighty Marlins registrations fall under swim or dive registration. Credit cards are accepted!
Volunteer Hours: A commitment from each family to volunteer during the season is essential to make things run smoothly for the team. All skills and positive personalities are welcome! A family must volunteer at least 16 hours to assist the swim team; 12 hours to assist the dive team; or approximately 28 hours if on both swim and dive teams.
Swim meets require a large volunteer staff of over 40 people to time, officiate, and score. We need you! Meet officials receive free certification training at NVSL Officials Clinics held each year. Please consider attending if you’re interested in any official duties (see Swim Team Volunteer Job Descriptions, and the 2019 NVSL Swim Officials Clinic Schedule in the Team Handbook for additional information).
Volunteers are also needed to help set up the pool for all home meets (Saturday A Meets – generally after the Friday evening Team Dinners; Monday B Meets – arrive at the pool by 4 pm) and tear down immediately after the meet to get the pool ready for members. There are other non-meet opportunities to help the team – assisting with team dinners, spirit events, and fundraising activities. The Team Reps can always use some extra help, too!
Communicating with parents and team members will be done primarily through email, Swimtopia, and our closed Facebook page. Always check your email and/or follow-up with the Team Reps when in doubt. Information will also be placed in your family’s mailbox, which will be available on the pool deck during practice.
While competing is part of what NVSL is all about, at Lakeview we place equal emphasis on all parts of summer swimming and diving. Our philosophy for the season is:
Swimmers/divers, coaches and parents having fun and working hard – both individually and as part of a team – in a respectful atmosphere.
In keeping with the NVSL’s goals and standards of conduct we hope to “develop in our children a love for the sport, advanced aquatic skills, teamwork and the principles of good sportsmanship.” We ask that all families and their swimmers and divers keep this philosophy in mind throughout the season and work together in the best interests of the team.