We are excited about the upcoming swim season and our coaching staff – Head
Coach Kevin Mallon, and Assistant Coaches Michael Ryan Clark, Kevin Grant and
Patrick Murphy. This year we have junior coaches joining the Tsunami coaching
staff—Gabrielle Bomberg, Melanie Bomberg, Jimmy Grant, and Carolyn Murphy. And,
as always, our parent volunteers are making my job as Team Rep much easier.
Thank you in advance for all your support!
Most of this year’s communication will be via e-mail. Please make certain to
include your current e-mail address(es) on the registration form, which is due
to me, Sarah Feighery by Friday, May 10th. Don’t forget to fully complete the
volunteer form and the swimmer unavailability section of the registration form.
This information is essential to us as we prepare for the busy summer season. We
also need a medical/photo authorization form completed for each swimmer.
This summer we are in Division 4. Since we won our division last season we are
moving to a more competitive division. This season, we will have 3 home “A”
meets and two away meets. A preliminary schedule for the summer is included in
this registration packet. We ask that all swimmers make every attempt to be
available for our Saturday, “A” Meets. 100% participation is critical to our
The NVSL age rule change adopted for last summer’s season remains for the 2013
season. This means that swimmers will swim the entire summer season at their age
on June 1. Again, swimmers will not have to age up mid-season or, even worse,
right before divisionals. Swimmers should plan to practice with their specific
We would like every child on the swim team to have a team suit, shirt and cap.
(Caps are optional for boys). Goggles are highly recommended, although not
mandatory. In addition, we ask that each swimmer have a pair of closed-heel fins
The suit this season is the same as last: Speedo Rapid Splice in black with the
tsunami wave on the front. We will again be offering new Tsunami swim caps with
the family name on them. For those wishing to shop early, you may purchase team
suits and closed-heel fins from SportFair at any time. They are located at: 5010
Lee Highway in Arlington, 703-524-9500. You may purchase team suits, closed-heel
fins, and practice suits (discounted Speedos & TYRs in a variety of styles &
colors) from SportFair at our pool on Memorial Day, May 27th
from 4 – 6 PM, and
on Monday, June 10th
from 4 – 6 PM.
For those new to swim team, special clothing orders including Tsunami T-shirts,
sweat shirts & sweat pants, tank tops, and mesh shorts will be offered. More
information on the clothing orders will be coming at a later time.
Mark your calendar to greet the 2013 Tsunami coaching staff on Memorial Day,
Monday, May 27th
at 5:00pm. We will have a brief parents meeting where you will
have a chance to meet and welcome the coaches and ask questions. Afternoon
practice for all swimmers will begin the following day, Tuesday, May 28th
practice schedule is outlined below.
Afternoon Practice starts May 29th Morning
Practice starts June 18th
5/6s---------------------------4:00-4:30pm 9/10s and
9/10s and 11/12s ----------5:00-6:00pm 7/8s--------------------------9:30-10:00am
Over-----------------6:00-7:00pm 13 and Over---------------10:00-11:00am
***Stay tuned for more information/practice times for our Mini Ts—a
developmental program for young swimmers. For parent volunteers, we are always
in need of additional deck officials. Please take a moment to review the
schedule below and attend a clinic. We need your help here!
The NVSL Clinic Schedule
is as follows: The first “Stroke &
Turn” clinic will be held SATURDAY, JUNE 8th
at 8 AM at
Virginia Hills Pool, 6500 Robinson Drive in Alexandria. There will be two
additional “Stroke & Turn” clinics, Sunday, June 16th
at 9:30 AM at Hunt Valley,
7100 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield and on Wednesday, June 19th
at 7 PM, at Hunt
***THERE WILL BE NO ADDITIONAL STROKE & TURN CLINICS AFTER JUNE 19th***
A “Referee and Starter” clinic will be held Saturday, June 1st
at 8 AM at Falls Church High School, as part of “NVSL University,” on Jaguar
Trail, and again on Sunday, June 16th
at 9:30AM at Mantua Pool,
9330 Pentland Place, in Fairfax. “New Referee” clinics will be held
Thursday, May 30th
at 7 PM at Lee Graham Pool, 7319 Lee Highway in
Falls Church, and Saturday, June 1st
at 8 AM at Falls Church
High School, and Tuesday, June 11th
at 7PM at Lee Graham Pool.
1701 Old Stage Road