The dates and schedules are all set, the groups have been realigned all through the 17 divisions and the water within the 102 swimming pools throughout the world is slowly being filtered and ready for the upcoming 2022 summertime Northern Virginia Swimming League season.
When the favored out of doors marketing campaign begins with 9 a.m. Saturday morning meets June 18, two of the 4 Arlington groups within the league – the Overlee Flying Fish and Donaldson Run Thunderbolts – will probably be in Division 1 for the second-straight summer time.
Overlee has been a mainstay in Division 1, perched there yearly relationship again to 1962. This summer time marks the primary time Donaldson Run will probably be in Division 1 in back-to-back seasons because the 1969 and ’70 seasons. Overlee beat Donaldson Run, 236-184, final summer time.
Overall, Overlee completed third in that division final summer time with a 3-2 file. The Thunderbolts had been fourth at 2-3. The groups meet in an all-Arlington showdown this summer time, Saturday, July 16 at Donaldson Run in one of many 5 regular-season twin matches.
The groups open their seasons June 18, with Donaldson Run at defending Division 1 champion Tuckahoe and Overlee internet hosting the Langley Wildthings, who transfer up one spot this summer time after profitable Division 2 in 2021 with a 5-0 file.
Langley is the lone new addition to Division 1, with McLean swimming pools Chesterbrook and Highlands Swim the opposite two groups.
Arlington’s Dominion Hills Warriors transfer as much as Division 7 after ending second with a 4-1 mark in Division 8 final 12 months. The Warriors’ first meet is June 18 at Ravensworth Farm in Springfield, a workforce that was 3-2 in Division 7 final summer time.
The Arlington Forest Tigers stay in Division 9 after going 1-4 there final summer time. The Tigers swim at Poplar Heights in Falls Church of their season opener. Poplar Heights completed 3-2 in Division 11 final summer time.
The 2022 season would be the first NVSL marketing campaign since 2019 that won’t be altered or have restrictions ultimately due to the pandemic. That means the league-wide all-star relay carnival will probably be held for the primary time since 2019, this summer time on Wednesday, July 13 at Hamlet Swim Club in McLean.
“We are so really excited about this season and finally getting the relay carnival back,” league president Jen Sayasithsena stated. “We have the same 102 teams ready to go, we will publish a handbook again this summer for the first time since 2019, and everything is on target. Fingers crossed.”
The one merchandise not but decided is the positioning of the league-wide particular person all-star competitors, which will probably be held Saturday, July 30. Sayasithsena stated a last website will probably be determined within the subsequent two or three weeks.
Springboard pool in Springfield hosted the previous two all-star meets.
Divisional relays are scheduled for Wednesday, July 6 at 17 totally different websites througout the league, with Overlee internet hosting Division 1.
The divisions and five-week regular-season schedules are also set for the NVSL diving season, set to open with meets Tuesday night, June 21.
Overlee will probably be in Division I, Donaldson Run in Division III, Dominion Hill in Division IV and Arlington Forest in Division V. Overlee is the defending Division I champion. Donaldson Run was 3-2 and tied for second in Division III final summer time, Dominion Hills was 2-3 in Division IV and Arlington Forest 0-5 in Division III.
Divisional dive meets are scheduled for all day on Sunday, July 24, with the season-ending league-wide all-star meet Sunday all day, July 31 at Fairfax Station.
NOTE: Many NVSL swimming groups transfer up and down in divisions from season to season based mostly on win-loss information. The workforce making the most important soar from final summer time to 2022 is Cottontail of Springfield, leaping 5 spots from profitable Division 13 to Division 8. The workforce falling essentially the most divisions is Fox Mill Woods of Reston, dropping six spots from Division 8 to 14.