Splashing Around the DMV in April


By Attain for the Wall Workers

The month of April has been busy across the DMV, with 6 PVS sanctioned meets, an ‘out of city’ showdown (North Carolina), an Open Water Championship in Florida and a few promising information for the native summer time leagues. Beginning off with the native meets, PVS has formally transitioned to the Lengthy Course season & efficiently competed throughout a number of websites in Northern VA over the previous few weeks. We (together with PVS) have posted outcomes and swimmers can now test their occasions and see how they rank amongst different swimmers within the DMV (the hyperlink is about to the ladies 100m Free). Whereas the present PVS schedule appears to be like sparse for the summer time months, we all know the PVS Competitors Committee is fervently working to craft a schedule which will resemble the ‘Wave’ meets that have been held in March.

Meet Information:

The weekend of April 8-11, NCAP, FISH, and AAC had swimmers attend the TAC Titan LC Premier. One of many meet highlights was the fierce competitors between AAC’s Torri Huske, TAC Titans Claire Curzan and different seasoned veterans. Torri captured 1st within the 50, 100 Free, 200 IM and got here in 2nd within the 100 and 200 Fly. Huske and Curzan went head-to-head within the freestyle and 100 butterfly occasions. The outcomes and accolades for Torri’s swims have been nicely documented by SwimSwam:
Curzan & Huske Gentle it Up…
Torri Huske Erases Simon Manuel’s 17-18 NAG Document
2 NAG Information in One Race
Curzan Edges Huske in Prelims

Within the final SwimSwam article, they go on to say a number of different swimmers from the DMV that had success on the meet as nicely:

  • Erin Gemmell (NCAP), 1st 200 Freestyle (Wave II OT reduce), third 100 Freestyle (Wave II OT reduce), third 1500 Freestyle (narrowly lacking the Wave II OT reduce), 2nd 400IM, eleventh 50 Free
  • JT Ewing (FISH): 2nd 200 Backstroke (Wave I OT reduce), seventh 100 Backstroke
  • Sam O’Brien (FISH): seventh 200 Backstroke (Wave I OT reduce in prelims), fifth 100 Backstroke
  • Camille Spink (NCAP): seventh 50 Freestyle (Wave I OT reduce in prelims), 4th 100 Freestyle (Wave I OT reduce), 2nd 200 Freestyle, fifth 100 Backstroke,
  • Mackenzie McConagha (NCAP): fifth 200 IM, fifth 200 Butterfly, third 200 Backstroke, 100 Backstroke Prelims (Wave I OT reduce).
  • Jakob Frick (NCAP): 1st 200 Breaststroke (narrowly missed Wave II OT reduce), 2nd 100 Breaststroke (Wave I OT reduce)
  • Paige McKenna (NCAP): 2nd 1500 Freestyle (Wave II OT reduce), 2nd 400 Freestyle (Wave I OT reduce), fifth 400 IM
  • Sophie Duncan (NCAP): twelfth 100 Backstroke, third 200 Butterfly (narrowly lacking Wave I OT reduce), 2nd 400 IM (Wave I OT reduce), third 200 IM
  • Matt Van Deusen (NCAP): eighth 100 Freestyle, ninth 200 Butterfly, third 200 Backstroke (Wave I OT reduce in prelims)

Final weekend (April 23-25), NCAP held the primary competitors in Montgomery County because the pandemic restrictions started in March 2020. The NCAP Bronze Bonzai Meet was competed outside on the Lakewood Nation Membership in brief course meters (25m) and met all the standards for capability and social distancing. Kudos to NCAP for getting the primary meet waiver in Montgomery County- we’re trying ahead to seeing different meet venues open up once more!!

Open Water Nationals:

April 16-18 USA Swimming held the Open Water Nationwide championships in Florida & a couple of from the realm made the journey to compete.

Congratulations to our athletes that competed at Open Water Nationals in Fort Myers, FL on April 16-18! We’re so proud…

Posted by Nation’s Capital Swim Membership on Friday, April 23, 2021

The above was posted to NCAP’s Fb web page. Different swimmers from the realm that competed have been Emma Flickinger (Machine), and Jameson Vanderloo (SNOW). SwimSwam did a very good job to summarize the occasions and supply a single spot for outcomes (USA Swimming website is lower than fascinating to navigate). Congratulations to people who competed!!

Summer time Leagues:

We’ve heard from the Montgomery County Swim League MCSL, Northern Virginial Swim League NVSL, Prince-Mont Swim League PMSL, and the Prince William Swim League PWSL (whereas we haven’t seen an official announcement from the league): Bridlewood Swim Membership Information that they’re dedicated to holding a season of meets this summer time. The precise particulars and logistics of the practices and meets are nonetheless being fleshed out & we’ll present info as accessible. We’re excited that the summer time leagues will return, they’re the bedrock for the expansion of the game within the DMV, it’s the first of introduction of the game to hundreds of youngsters 12 & underneath and is integral in educating life abilities. Extra importantly, the groups are enjoyable & hold the children out of the home!! We’ll hold our eyes and ears open in Could & hope to report a number of excellent news.


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