Schedule Update: August 5th – 13th, 2017

Lap Pool Open 6:00AM – 9:00PM (10:00PM Tue / Thur)
All Other Pools Open 10:00AM – 9:00PM*
*Dive Team is in Dive Well 11:00AM – 12Noon and 5:00PM – 6:00PM.  Main pool is shared with lessons 10:00AM – 11:00AM.  Social Pool is shared with lessons 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Saturday August 5 – Swim Individual All Stars at Sully Station:  
All Pools open 10:00AM – 9:00PM
Sunday, August 6 – Dive All Stars at Oakton
All Pools open 10:00AM – 9:00PM* (Lap pool closes at 10:00PM)
Dive Well reserved from 8:00PM – 9:00PM for Water Polo
Monday, August 7 – Sunday, August 13:  
All Pools open 10:00AM – 9:00PM*
Dive Well reserved from 8:00PM – 9:00PM for Water Polo on Wednesday, August 9thand Sunday, August 13th
Lap pool opens 6:00AM weekdays and closes 10:00PM Sunday, Tuesday &  Thursday

Team Updates: August 5th – 12th, 2017

Swim:  Overlee Winter Swim – It’s never too early to start getting ready for next summer!  Registration for Overlee Sunday Night swim opens in mid-August and can be accessed through the Active Registration System.
Year Round Swim Programs –   If you are interested in keeping your Flying Fish in the water even more this winter, there are a number of great programs in the area.  Some of the larger ones include: AAC, Clark, Fish, Machine, and York.  Please contact them directly for more information about their programs.
Swim Season Photos – A giant thank you to our amazing swim team photographers for another year of gorgeous pictures.  Here are the links for photos from the last three seasons:
2017 Overlee Photos
2016 Overlee Photos
2015 Overlee Photo
Slide Show DVDs –   And if you would like to get a DVD of the incredible End of Season slideshow, please email Kate Bowers ([email protected]).
Synchro: A big thanks to everyone who came out to support the 2017 Synchro Swim this season! Although Mother Nature derailed the originally scheduled event, the girls rallied and put on a spectacular, fun-filled show Monday night to a huge crowd. The program is really growing and participation has nearly doubled in the last 2 years with many of our swimmers competing year round. We’re already looking forward to 2018!
Dive:  Congratulations to the Overlee Divisional divers!  They were quite impressive at last Sunday’s Division 1 meet!

  • Izzy Eisenberg placed 7th for Freshman girls
  • Georgi Malko placed 9th for Freshman girls
  • Nate Cohen placed 13th for Freshman boys
  • Olivia Morgan and Harry Burmeister placed an impressive 1st place in Junior girls and boys
  • Avery Stoker placed 12th for Junior girls
  • Matthew Kress placed 5th for intermediate boys
  • And our senior girls were awesome with Hannah Karlin placing 1st, Annika Creedon placing 3rd, and Laine Stoker placing 4th.

Good Luck to Hannah, Annika, and Olivia as they compete at Oakton this Sunday for the NVSL All Star diving meet!!!

Schedule Update: July 28th – August 6th, 2017

POOL HOURS FOR JULY 28th – SUNDAY, AUGUST 6TH
Friday, July 28th – Dive Team Awards Night:  
Lap Pool Open 6:00AM –11:00AM, 12Noon – 3:30PM, 5:00PM – 9:00PM, shared with Adult Lessons 8:00PM – 8:45PM
All Other Pools Open 10:00AM – 9:00PM*
*Dive Team is in Dive Well 11:00AM – 12Noon and 5:00PM – 6:00PM.
Main pool is shared with Swim Team and lessons 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Social Pool is shared with lessons 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Lap pool shared with Adult Lessons 8:00PM – 8:45PM
Part of the deck will be closed at 7:00PM for Dive Awards.  Slide Show begins after pool closing.
Saturday, July 29 – Crab Feast, Swim Divisionals at McLean:  
All pools open 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Pools close at 6:00PM.  Crab feast begins at 7:00PM in the Clubhouse
Sunday, July 30th – Dive Divisionals AWAY at Walden Glen, Swim Team Awards Night:  
All pools open 10:00AM
At 6:45PM break, main pool and lap pool will be cleared.
At 7:00PM, baby pool and dive well close for the evening.
At 7:00PM, main pool will re-open for lap swimming and lap pool will re-open for general swim.
At 9:00PM, main pool and social pool close, lap pool resumes lap swimming until 10:00PM.
Monday, July 31 – Synchro Show and Ice Cream Social:
Lap Pool Open 6:00AM – 8:00PM
Lap Pool Closes at 8:00PM for Synchro show setup.  Show begins after dark, approximately 8:45PM
All Other Pools Open 10:00AM – 9:00PM*
Ice Cream Social in Snack Shack Park 7:30PM – 8:30PM; Synchro SHow to Follow around 9:00 pm
*Dive Team is in Dive Well 11:00AM – 12Noon and 5:00PM – 6:00PM.  Main pool is shared with lessons 10:00AM – 11:00AM.  Social Pool is shared with lessons 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Tuesday, August 1 – Friday, August 4:  
August Passes effective August 1
Lap Pool Open 6:00AM – 9:00PM (10:00PM Tue /  Thur)
All Other Pools Open 10:00AM – 9:00PM*
*Dive Team is in Dive Well 11:00AM – 12Noon and 5:00PM – 6:00PM.  Main pool is shared with lessons 10:00AM – 11:00AM.  Social Pool is shared with lessons 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Saturday August 5 – Swim Individual All Stars at Sully Station:  
All Pools open 10:00AM – 9:00PM
Sunday, August 6 – Dive All Stars at Oakton
All Pools open 10:00AM – 9:00PM* (Lap pool closes at 10:00PM)

Adult Swim Clinics in August

To further support adult swimmers at Overlee, we will be offering one-hour swim clinics. All swimmers in clinics will be given instruction on skills related to the topic with ample opportunity for practice and feedback. Dr. Joan Mountain Elliott, former coach of Overlee swim team from 2003 to 2013, will be teaching these one-hour clinics for Overlee members.
Each clinic is limited to 8 swimmers.
Clinics are FREE to Overlee members. Sign-up sheets will be in the breezeway near the manager’s office starting on Tuesday, August 2nd.  The clinics are held in the lap pool. We are alternating daytime and evening clinics.

  • Wednesday, August 2nd, 7:00PM (Clinic full; wait list started) – Breathing in Swimming: This clinic will teach you proper breathing techniques as you swim and how to position your body for easier breathing in freestyle in order to improve your stamina and speed as you swim.
  • Wednesday, August 9th, 11:00AM – 10 Excellent Exercises for the Pool: Pool exercises can improve agility, balance, and cardiovascular fitness. From water jogging to deep water bicycle, come learn about exercises recommended by the American Physical Therapy Association.
  • Monday, August 14th, 7:00PM – Freestyle: Do you wonder about your body position in the water as you swim? This clinic will focus on technique in freestyle, and how to be a more streamlined and efficient swimmer.
  • Wednesday, August 23rd, 11:00AM – Backstroke Did you know that in backstroke, like freestyle, you should be rotating your shoulders and core from side to side with your head not moving? Are you unsure of how to move your arms in the water? This clinic will focus on technique in backstroke technique.
  • Wednesday, August 30th, 7:00PM – Breaststroke: Streamline, streamline, streamline. Come to this clinic to learn how to get the most out of each stroke in breaststroke.

We hope you will come and try out one of the clinics! If you have specific questions, Joan can be reached at [email protected].

FRIDAY NIGHT ADULT SWIM LESSONS
Each Friday evening, Adult Swim Lessons are offered from 8:00PM – 8:45PM in the lap pool. Whether you’re an experienced or beginner swimmer, you will receive personal tips to improve your swimming from the experienced swim instructor Kathy Koczyk. And it’s free to OVL members.

Team Updates: July 28th – August 4th

Swim:  This past Saturday, our Fearless Flying Fish once again faced the Chesterbrook Tiger Sharks.  Although Overlee did not win, we had amazing swims, incredible sportsmanship, and fantastic spirit.  Thank you to all the families who came out to support our awesome swimmers!  And so our Flying Fish wrap up the 2017 Season with an NVSL Record of 4-1, and as Champions of Divisional and All Star Relays – way to go!!
We’d like to recognize graduating Senior Ellie Ridgeway for earning the 2017 NVSL Spirit Scholarship.  Ellie has been a member of the Overlee Swim Team for the past 11 years and will be attending the Georgia Institute of Technology this fall.  She was selected for the scholarship based on her swim team commitment and leadership, as well as her school and community involvement.
This Saturday our Flying Fish will be participating in Individual Divisionals at McLean Swim and Tennis Association and then Individual All Stars on Saturday, August 5th.
Synchro: Practice to prepare for the show will be on Sunday, July 30th from 9:00AM – 10:30AM.
Monday, July 31st:  6:00PM Arrival for hair and makeup in the Team Room;
9:00PM for the “Circus Splash” Synchro Show in the Lap Pool
Dive:  Congratulations to the Overlee dive team, finishing the season 2-3 in Division 1 with a hard fought loss (32-39) to Walden Glen on Tuesday evening.
The following divers will be representing Overlee at the Division 1 championship meet this Sunday at Walden Glen Pool:
Freshman Girls:  Izzy Eisenberg, Georgie Malko, Cecilia Yen
Junior Girls:  Avery Stoker, Olivia Morgan
Senior Girls:  Hannah Karlin, Laine Stoker, Annika Creedon
Freshman Boys:  Nate Cohen, Chris Cobey
Junior Boys:  Harry Burmeister
Intermediate Boys:  Matthew Kress
Good luck divers!!!

Congrats to Board Members Elected at July Membership Meeting

Congratulations to the Board members who were elected at the July 27th Annual Membership Meeting.  Kate Bowers, John Cocker and John Hartel, and Cathy Ventura-Merkel were re-elected, and Adam Kress was elected as new a Board member. Thank you to all of the candidates who ran, to Matt Hart our retiring Board Member, and to the rest of the Board for your time, service and dedication to keeping Overlee the most sought-after pool in Northern Virginia.

Water Polo Clinics: Free to OVL Members Over Age 13

Water polo clinics, free to Overlee members ages 13 and older, will be held on Wednesday and Sunday evenings from 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the dive well. No sign up required; just show up at the dive well at 8:00 pm. Focus of clinics will be learning about the game and skills development.  Clinic dates are August 2nd, 6th, 9th and 13th.  Contact Torey directly at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Lifeguard Classes Start Monday, July 31st

Lifeguard training and re-certification courses will be offered at the end of July/start of August. Members and nonmembers can join us for this class. Please read below for the full information:

  • Lifeguarding: July 31st – August 3rd (Monday – Thursday)
  • Re-certification: August 3rd
  • 8:00AM – 4:00PM each day (including Re-certification)
  • Cost: $300 for Full Course and $150 for Re-certification
  • All materials included in cost!

Please remember that if you would like to coach this winter, or be a step ahead next spring, this class is for you! Being a lifeguard looks great on college applications and job resumes, and is always good training. Contact Greg York or Christina Jeffers to register (at [email protected]).