Summer Leagues in full swing!


By Attain for the Wall Workers

This previous weekend the Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL), Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL) and Prince William Swim League (PWSL) held their second weekend of twin meets, whereas Prince-Mont (PMSL) had their first week of meets. In just a few of the leagues there have been some particular person data damaged (very spectacular!!), however what’s extra vital is the youngsters (and surrounding communities) are again on the pool decks, displaying their spirit and nice sportsmanship!
We attended the MCSL Division ‘I’ twin meet final weekend between the Rockshire Sharks and the visiting Daleview Ft. From the time the groups entered the pool space at 7:30am, there was music, cheering, costumes, face paint and quick swimming. Daleview’s Collin McKenzie and Rockshire’s Jordan Kelly placed on a present for the spectators as they pushed one another of their occasions to MCSL main occasions.

Jordan Kelly (Rockshire) and Collin McKenzie (Daleview) facet by facet on the breaststroke leg of the 15-18 100 IM

Within the 15-18 100 IM, Collin swam 58.69 (1st within the MCSL ) to Jordan’s 1:00.13 (4th in MCSL), Collin then posted the 4th quickest 100 Free time in 54.09, Jordan’s 55.20 good for seventeenth within the MCSL. Collin then swam the 100 Breaststroke in 1:06.06 for third in MCSL, and Jordan now sits in seventh in 1:07.28. Of their ultimate occasion the 50 Butterfly, Collin posted a 26.96 to Jordan’s 27.39, for twelfth and seventeenth within the MCSL.

The top-to-head competitors was enjoyable to look at, however extra endearing was the grins on children faces, seeing the hugs within the spectator space from outdated pals reuniting after the hiatus and witnessing the younger first-timers attending to swim their occasions. In an off-the-cuff ballot of spectators and volunteers, it was unanimously expressed how nice it was to be again on a pool deck watching and cheering for the youngsters. We’re betting the opposite groups and leagues are sharing the identical sentiment.

Photograph Courtesy Tim Male- Daleview

As talked about, the leagues are underway, right here’s a fast synopsis of what now we have for league standings and accomplishments:

Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL):
36 groups have began the season 2-0, with divisions 1, 8, 12 and 17 having three undefeated groups! In week 1, the NVSL web site declared the season open with the next assertion: “This weekend we start the NVSL’s sixty fifth season and we are going to kick off the celebration with the primary NVSL twin meets in almost two years. The wait was not simple, however so many various folks pulled collectively to make this season attainable. We ship our honest because of the Staff Reps, Division Coordinators, Officers, Coaches, Dad and mom, Volunteers and Swimmers for his or her onerous work and perseverance underneath very tough circumstances. All of us have waited so lengthy to listen to…”Take your mark”. 
We scoured the highest occasions/document board and didn’t see any new data for 2021, however definitely some spectacular high swims. Charis Roundtree has set the usual within the 11-12 Women age group, with high occasions within the 50 Free (28.70), 50 Again (32.14), and 50 Fly (31.06).
Key matchups this week (July 3):
Division 1: Chesterbrook & Tuckahoe will meet, so one of many 3 undefeated groups will certainly have a loss.
Division 2: the winner of Langley and Crosspointe would be the lone undefeated crew.
Division 8: Greenbriar and Dominion Hills will go face to face, whereas Hollin Meadows will search for an enormous upset towards Dunn Loring
Division 10: Camelot & Springboard go head-to-head as undefeated groups.
Division 11: Canterbury & Highland Park twin for the division lead.
Division 12: Two of the three undefeated groups Rolling Hills and Holmes Run Acres meet, one will stay undefeated.
Division 14: Fox Hunt and Poplar Tree meet as the 2 undefeated groups within the division.
Division 15: Parklawn and Hollin Hills meet with one popping out with a clear document.
Division 17: Broyhill Crest at North Springfield will decide one of many remaining undefeated groups within the division.

Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL):
25 groups have began the season 2-0. The MCSL season began June nineteenth & the swimmers had been able to go! 13-14 standout Adriano Arioti (Rockville) bought issues began by setting a brand new MCSL document within the Boys 13-14 100 IM with a time of 58.23, breaking the outdated document of 59.85 from 2018. His time is over 4 seconds away from Kyle Wang (Regency Estates) who posted a speedy 1:02.63 this previous weekend. Becoming a member of Adriano within the document breaking occasion the primary week was 12yr outdated Andrew Vanas (Washingtonian Woods) who broke 2 data: 50 Freestyle in 25.88 and 50 Butterfly in 28.28. The freestyle document was held by David Fitch (Potomac) who swam 26.20 in 2016 and the Butterfly was held by Kris Lawson (Bethesda) who swam 28.75 in 2017. Congratulations Adriano & Andrew!
Key Matchups this week (July 3):
Division C: Clarksburg Village travels to Woodley Gardens to satisfy up as the 2 undefeated groups within the division.
Division D: River Falls, Merrimack Park and Kentlands enter because the three undefeated groups, with Kentlands touring to Merrimack- there can be no less than 1 and possibly be 2 undefeated groups after Saturday.
Division G: Little Falls travels to Forest Knolls to find out who will stay unbeaten.
Division H: Seven Locks travels to Manchester Farm to battle it out for mid season supremacy.
Division I: Coach Andy Rosenthal and Rockshire recent off their win over Daleview head to Calverton to tackle the Chargers led by long-time coach Tony Murray

Prince William Swim League (PWSL):
June thirteenth, the league posted an announcement welcoming everybody again ‘on deck’: “Welcome to the lengthy awaited 2021 swim season. I personally was unable to be on deck this weekend and may solely picture the faces of the swimmers, mother and father, volunteers and officers to lastly be again on the pool. I do know what it regarded like at time trials. I noticed so many pleased faces out and about… 2021 can be know because the 12 months of pondering outdoors the field to get the youngsters within the water… Let’s not neglect our 19 12 months olds, who’ve determined to swim another season!  Shout out to them!  As glad as we’re to have them with us, we needed to be honest to the upcoming 15-18 age teams by marking them as exhibition.  This has not deterred them from being aggressive with their teammates.”
Whereas we haven’t acquired any outcomes information from the league this 12 months, we see that they’re posting a high 25 rating every week:
Week 1 High 25
Week 2 High 25

PWSL crew/division standings with 6 groups undefeated:

One PWSL document was damaged with Dominion Valley’s Callum O’Shea swimming 25.16 within the 13-14 boys 50 Freestyle.

Prince-Mont Swim League (PMSL):
The league began their twin meet season this previous weekend with a schedule of in-person and digital meets. Right here’s a snapshot of how the season meets are scheduled:

Every week, outcomes are posted on the league web site: Outcomes Whereas there have been no studies of league data damaged within the first weekend, we’ll maintain an eye fixed out the remainder of the season to see how issues progress.

Total, we’re thrilled to have the ability to promote every of the leagues and the swimmers. As has been reported all through the years, the summer time leagues within the DMV are the breeding grounds for future stars on this sport, whether or not it’s on the collegiate, Olympic or skilled degree, virtually each one bought their begin at their native pool…we’re psyched the 2021 season is right here & we’re capable of observe the following wave of superstars!


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