2020 Swim and Dive CANCELLED!
Dear Frog Families,
It is with deep sadness that we need to inform you that the 2020 Summer NVSL Swim and Dive season has been cancelled.
The NVSL executive board and full league board had met over a dozen times in the past eight weeks. They gathered input from public health officials, as well as elected and appointed representatives from all levels of government. They took into account as much information as they could to determine whether the League could operate in a safe and healthy way that did not put overwhelming and organizational pressure on the League’s teams. This decision was made to prioritize the safety of our participants, supporters and communities.
We know how disappointing this news is to hear, two of us have very sad children in our households!
We do want you to know that the seniors still have the opportunity to apply for 2020 NVSL scholarships and that the three of us are busy brainstorming ways to honor this year’s seniors!
We will miss seeing each of you compete this summer!
Please continue to Stay Safe! Stay Healthy! Stay Sane!
Kristin, Rita and Mary
Swim and Dive Reps
Welcome to the 2020 Summer Swim and Dive Season!
The Fairfax Swimming Pool is home to the record-setting Fairfax Frogs Swim and Dive teams (NVSL) and our fabulous Tadpoles! Swim, Dive and Tadpole members are encouraged to have fun while developing a love for their sport, working as part of a team and practicing good sportsmanship. Being a part of the swim and/or dive teams is a lot of fun and often the beginning of lifelong friendships. In addition to enjoyable practices and exciting meets, many social activities (including Pep Rallies, Fun Fridays, Secret Pals Week) are planned throughout the season to further build camaraderie among the team members and parents.
Who Can Join The Frogs Swim and Dive Teams and Tadpoles?
Participation in any of the teams requires a family stockholding membership at the Fairfax Swimming Pool. Those on the Fairfax Pool's New Family Waitlist with Access Privileges are also eligible for our Swim and Dive Teams and Tadpoles. Visit the Fairfax Swimming Pool website for more information about joining the Fairfax Swimming Pool.
Swim Team participants must be able to swim unassisted across the length of the pool (25 meters).
Dive Team participants must be willing to go off the board, be able to swim to the side of the pool and be willing to listen and follow directions.
The Tadpole Program is designed for children who are 4 to 8 years-old and working toward being on the swim team. Visit the Tadpole section of our website to see if your young swimmer is ready for Tadpoles!
All new 8-and-under swim team members will attend an evaluation to determine which group would be best for them - Swim Team or Tadpoles.
Registration for both the swim and dive teams and Tadpoles is done through Swimtopia. One thing parents love about the Frogs is that ONE team registration fee allows participation for swim AND dive – and practice times are set to allow kids to participate in both teams if they choose. (Tadpole registration is specific to the Tadpole program.)
2020 Swim and Dive Fees
$150 for one swimmer/diver
$270 for two swimmers/divers
$375 for three swimmers/divers
$465 for four or more swimmers/divers
** Note - Fees for swim and dive registrations received after May 22, 2020 will increase by $10.
A $10 fee, per swim and dive team member, for start up costs for the snack bar.
2020 Tadpole Fees
$100 per Tadpole
Volunteering Makes It All Happen!
The success of the Frogs Swim, Dive and Tadpole programs depends on a large and active network of volunteers. Meets can require 40 or more people with jobs ranging from timing to working at the concession stand. Many non-meet opportunities are available, as well. In short, there is a job for everyone – no matter what your skills are! Parents of swimmers are required to volunteer at no fewer than four swim meets during the season and dive parents are also required to volunteer (specific requirements will be shared as the season comes closer).
The primary means of communicating swim and dive team news is via e-mail and this website. Additionally, each family with a swim and/or dive team member has a Family Folder in the team filing cabinet in the guard’s office. Please check it often as you never know what you might find in there!