WALDEN GLEN SWIM TEAM
Since its inception in 1971, the Walden Glen Wahoos Swim Team has been a strong and active team known for its spirit, work ethic in the water, and sportsmanship.
Our goal is to promote the philosophy of the Northern Virginia Swim League—A love for the sport, advanced aquatic skills, teamwork, and the principles of good sportsmanship.
The Wahoo philosophy is to encourage our swimmers to have lots of fun while providing coaching and training instructions so all swimmers can do their best. We hope each swimmer will improve swimming technique/times, learn to be courteous and enthusiastic, and have a good time. Walden Glen coaches are here to ensure that all swimmers receive the attention and instruction they require to succeed.
About the Northern Virginia Swimming League (NVSL)
The Wahoos compete in the Northern Virginia Swimming League, which was founded in 1956 to sponsor competitive swimming and diving in and among the community swimming pools in that area of Northern Virginia contiguous to the District of Columbia, and to develop in the children participating in this program--
A love for the sport, advanced aquatic skills, teamwork, and the principles of good sportsmanship.
The NVSL is the largest summer league in the United States with over 100 teams competing in 17 six-team divisions. The teams are seeded by overall "speed" rather than by size or location, with the fastest teams in Division 1 and the slowest in Division 17. The League reseeds the teams each year to make each Division as competitive as possible.
Swimmers are grouped for competition by gender and by age (8 & Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-18), and a swimmer competes at his age on June 1 for the entire summer. Meets include individual events in four strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly) and in relays. Certain designated meets also include Individual Medley (IM) events.
8 & under events are 25 meters (one length of the pool) and 9 & up events are 50 meters (two lengths).
The NVSL web site contains lots of league information as well as all meet results, standings and times for swims from Dual ("A") Meets, Relay Carnivals, Divisionals and Individual All-Stars.
The NVSL website is: http://mynvsl.com