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Virginia Swimming, Inc.
P.O. Box 1059
Appomattox, VA 24522
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Phone:  434-352-5451
Fax:  434-352-0203

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2013-2014 Scholastic All American Team

Virginia Swimming LSC is proud to have 76 members on the Team and to have 7 swimmers returning for the 3rd year in a row.

Complete List of VA Athletes
(updated 9/22/2014)

Gordon Hair

Gordon received the national Make-a-Splash Hero award at the annual USA Swimming Convention for his work helping youngsters throughout Virginia Swimming learn to swim and to provide support through scholarship programming for Learn-to-Swim and bridge programs through the Ben Hair Foundation.

October 4th

Hilton Doubletree
1021 Koger Center Boulevard
Midlothian, VA
Agenda and Registration form

Learn-to-Swim Program
The mission of Virginia Swimming’s Learn-to-Swim program is to raise awareness of the need and to provide the motivation, systems, and tools to waterproof our community so that all children have basic swimming skills and are safe around the water. 
Virginia Swimming will invest in grants for learn-to-swim and water safety programs geared towards young people who otherwise would not have the opportunity to participate in such programs.  Make a Splash Local Partner Programs and USA Swimming-registered VSI swim teams are eligible to apply for grant funding.

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2014 Proposed Changes to the USA Swimming Rules and Regulations
The USA Swimming House of Delegates will consider proposed changes to the Rules and Regulations at its annual convention in September.  If you have any questions or opinions on the proposed legislation, please contact a BoD Member responsible for that area.

2014 Proposed Legislative Package

Coach Mentoring Program
Coaches, Virginia Swimming has been approved by USA Swimming for funding to sponsor a Coach Mentoring Program.  The program is setup for coaches to get help in any area they may need.
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USA Swimming Safe Sport Parents Training
The USA Swimming Safe Sport Program is proud to offer free athlete protection training to the parents of our member athletes.  Parents are a critical component to our overall goal to protecting children from sexual abuse.  The comprehensive online programming includes information about how offenders operate; how to recognize and respond to boundary violations, myths and facts about child sexual abuse and USA Swimming’s Athlete Protection Policies and Procedures.

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Virginia Swimming Safe Sport Rewards Program     Flyer

USA Swimming Safe Sport Athletes Training
The USA Swimming Safe Sport Program is proud to offer free athlete protection training to our member athletes. 
This training will provide information to athletes about sexual abuse prevention, how to identify inappropriate behavior, and how to report concerns.
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USA Swimming Safe Sport Web Page

Team USA Stop Abuse Web Page


If you are interested in serving on the Virginia Swimming Safe Sport Committee, please contact Jerry Hayes, Safe Sport Coordinator.

LSC Meetings
Last House of Delegate's Meeting:  29 September 2013  Agenda   Minutes
Next Meeting:  5 October 2014 1:30pm  Doubletree by Hilton
Agenda   Directions   ByLaws Change   Policies/Procedures Change
Last Board of Director's Meeting:  23 August 2014  Agenda   Minutes
Next Meeting:  5 October 2014  ??   Doubletree by Hilton
Agenda   Directions   ByLaws Change   Policies/Procedures Change

Virginia Swimming Safety-Gram

"Take Caution with Muscle Creams"
With the beginning of another swimming season; sore, tired muscles are to be expected. However, caution should be used in how we treat these sore muscles.  Excessive use of muscle creams containing methyl salicylate, the wintergreen-scented ingredient found in anti-inflammatory liniments such as;
Ben Gay, Icy Hot and Tiger Balm should be avoided. It was reported a couple of months ago that a 17 year old track star died from an accidental overdose of this muscle cream ingredient.  If the tired sore muscles persist, it would be best to seek treatment from a doctor rather than use these types of creams. There has to be a heightened awareness and agreement within the sports community that these products are something that needs to be used under medical supervision.
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Virginia Swimming strives for Excellence!
We will: 

  • Provide opportunities for swimmers of all abilities to achieve to the highest level of their capability through effective, innovative and inspired events and programs.

  • Support and sustain excellence among all non-athlete members through education, encouragement, and recognition.

  • Embody the highest standards of sportsmanship and, in recognition that swimming is but one part of our existence, promote those values that lead to success in all aspects of life.  


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Virginia Swimming's
Graduating Seniors

(updated 6/18/2014 )


Virginia Swimming's
LSC Top 10
SC     LC

(updated 8/13/2014)


Virginia Swimming's
Zone Team Top 10

(updated 7/3/2014)


Virginia Swimming's
LSC Records
SC     LC

(updated 8/13/2014)


Toyota Virtual Club Championships
LC 2014 9th, 38th, 88th, 127th, and 145th
out of about 2,800+ clubs/teams nationally (Top 5.0%)
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Townley Haas (NOVA) has done it again !!!
2014 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming ChampionshipTownley set meet record in 200 M Freestyle individual 4X200 Freestyle Relay with a record breaking time of 1:48.29. 1st in the 800 M Freestyle in the 100 M Freestyle (he had the top time in the event.

Pan Pacific Championships

Leah Smith (CAV)
7th in 200 Freestyle Prelim
9th in 800 Freestyle
1st in 800 Freestyle Relay

9th in 400 Freestyle


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