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2020 Swim Team Information

Even though the Northern Virginia Swimming League has cancelled the season, there will still be an Overlee swim team this summer.  Of course, swim team will be different this summer.  We are going to do our best to have practices and meets, both of which will look different than in past years. We are still working out the details for both practices and meets to be sure that they conform to Governor Northam’s orders.  But, here’s what we know now:

1.  Because of the need for social distancing, there will not be a School of Fish this summer. 

2.  There will be a swim team!  Swim team is open to all children who are proficient enough in swimming that they can swim at least two consecutive lengths of freestyle and one length of backstroke.  This proficiency requirement is because we cannot have coaches in the pool to work with the children due to social distancing requirements.  If you are unsure of whether your child is able to meet this requirement, please contact us.

3.  Swim team registration opens today.  We have reduced the costs somewhat in recognition of the changes in the summer season.  Please note that there will not be a swim team photo this year (due to social distancing) and that we are not ordering swim caps.  Here is the registration link:  

https://cui.active.com/sports-reg/login?a=350bceb6-d00f-4ff5-80e8-13e5418b2d4f

4.  In terms of practice, we anticipate that we will begin practices when Arlington is in Stage 2 of reopening.  The practice sessions will be limited in size to ensure compliance with Stage 2 requirements.  The coaches are working out how to conduct these practice sessions and we will have more details as we get closer to Stage 2.  Right now, we are considering options such as having smaller practice groups with shorter practice times or practicing on alternating days.  In terms of times for practices, we are not yet sure about the schedule – please be prepared for the schedule to be somewhat different than what we have done in the past.  

5.  In terms of meets, we are working with other local teams to set up swim meets.  These will not be like traditional swim meets because of the need to limit the number of people.  We are considering options such as having meets that are broken up by age group.  For example, the 8 & Unders would have a “meet” with another group of 8 & Unders from another pool.  After that “meet” is finished, there would be a “meet” for 9-10s.  No matter how we organize these “meets,” please be aware that it is extremely unlikely that any parents will be allowed as spectators for these meets – again, due to social distancing requirements.

6.  SWAG!  Just a reminder that our Online Merchandise Store is open and waiting for you!  We’ve got tons of super cool stuff including swim bags, slides, parkas, sweatshirts, half-zips, visors, pajama bottoms, leggings, as well as our iconic Overlee baseball hat.  Plus, we have BIG NEWS (drumroll please): we are extending our deadline to May 31st, which is less than two weeks away. Happy Shopping! Here’s the link:

https://sportfairusa.tuosystems.com/stores/ovl20

7.  Swim team suits and t-shirts.  We do have swim team suits available at SportFair.  They are not required.  We will also have t-shirts – and this is the last call for t-shirt slogans!  Please send them ASAP!  Otherwise, you’ll be stuck with the very unfunny ideas that your non-creative team reps come up with. 

We hope to have a fun time in the water this summer with our flying fish!  Please be patient as we sort out how to get our swimmers in the water!  If you have questions, comments, or ideas for t-shirts, please email us at [email protected].

Go flying fish!

Margaux Callahan and Nancy Modesitt
Swim team reps

Online Merchandise Store is Open

The Overlee Merch Store is amazing and open here: http://sportfairusa.tuosystems.com/stores/ovl19

We have some super great stuff this season including embroidered quarter zips, white rain jackets, girls speedo leggings, special School of Fish shirt as well as some old favorites like the Overlee baseball hat, sweatshirts, pajamas, bucket hats and more!

So how does it work? You go online. You order. The online store closes on JUNE 1. Your ordered merchandise will be available for pick up at Sport Fair (5010 Lee Highway) in June just in time for swim season!

We will have limited merchandise available at meets- think car magnets, flags, and water bottles. But apparel items are online only! 

Overlee Swim Team and School of Fish Parent Meeting on Wednesday, March 20 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Overlee Clubhouse

This is a great opportunity for new and returning parents to get all their questions about Overlee Swim answered, find out all the details for the 2019 schedule, meet coaches and fellow parents, and learn more about volunteer opportunities. We’ll keep it informative and brief. Feel free to email us with items you think we should cover ([email protected]).  And of course, there will be time for you to ask questions.

End of Season Team Updates: August 3rd – 5th, 2018

Swim: Thank you to all the Overlee Swim Families for a wonderful season and to the Overlee community for all your support and patience! Good luck to all the swimmers competing in All Stars on Saturday.

Dive: Congratulations to the Overlee Divisional divers who were quite impressive at last Sunday’s Division 2 meet! Good Luck to our four divers, Hannah Karlin, Annika Creedon, Cici Yen and Ben Cabalu, who qualified to compete in the NVSL All Star Dive Meet at Oakton on Sunday!

Synchro: Thanks to the Synchro Team for a fabulous show! And many thanks to all who came out for the Synchro show last week, the Overlee Board for their support and all the assistance from Greg and his staff over the summer. The team has grown in size significantly over the last couple of years and we’re looking forward to another fun season next year!

Team Updates: July 20th – 29th, 2018

Swim: Congratulations to our Flying Fish for coming in second at the NVSL All Star Relays on Wednesday night. We are so very proud of our Flying Fish! Our final NVSL dual meet is this Saturday at Chesterbrook at 9 am. Both teams are undefeated, so the Division One title is on the line yet again! Please come out to cheer on our amazing Flying Fish in what is sure to be an exciting meet.
Synchro: One week until the annual Synchro Show! The “Welcome to the Future” synchro show will be Wednesday, July 25 at 8:00 pm after the Ice Cream Social. Rain date is Thursday, July 26th.
Performance Week Practice Schedule:
Sunday, July 22: Practice 9:00 – 10:30 am; Rehearsal Dinner in the clubhouse 6:30 – 8:00 pm; Rehearsal 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Wednesday, July 25: 5:30 pm Arrival for hair and makeup in the Team Room (below front desk). Show at 8:00 pm in Lap Pool
Dive: Overlee Diving fielded six divers in the annual Wally Martin Memorial 3 Meter Meet last Sunday. Michayla Eisenberg was the 2018 Junior Girls Champion, and her name will be in the record book forever (like Coach John – 1981 Champ)! Hannah Karlin was 2nd place for Senior Girls; Cecelia Yen was 3rd place for Freshman Girls; Chris Cobey scored a 5th place finish for Junior Boys; Harry Burmeister was 10th place in Intermediate Boys and Jonathan Teitelbaum was 12th place for Senior Boys. Congratulations to all of our divers! The Dive Team was again victorious against Crosspointe on Tuesday night, continuing their undefeated season at 4 and 0. Many thanks to our Coaches, Team Reps, food purchasers, table workers, judges, and all who gave their time for such a great experience.
Overlee Divers will finish the regular season next Tuesday with a home meet against Dunn Loring at 6:00 pm. Come watch and visit our Overlee Dive Bar (snack bar) to support the dive team.

Team Updates: July 13th – 22nd, 2018

Swim: Last Wednesday night was the Division 1 Relay Carnival at Chesterbrook Pool. While Overlee placed second overall to Chesterbrook, nineteen of our relay teams qualified for All-Star Relays. Special congratulations go to our Girls 13-14 Freestyle Relay (Alexis Lee, Emmie Ridgeway, Elyse Hartmann and Kate Bailey) for breaking the NVSL Record!
Next up is our Saturday meet as we host Tuckahoe at home at 9:00 am. All-Star Relays follow on Wednesday, July 18th, at Lincolnia Park on Wednesday. Good luck, swimmers!
Dive: The Overlee Dive team finished up its 3rd week of the season with another win against the Fairfax Frogs with a score of 49.5 – 22.5. Freshman girls Izzy Eisenberg and Cici Yen took 1st and 2nd in their age group; Junior girls, Michayla Eisenberg, Avery Stoker and Ella Radus swept the junior girl division; Senior girls, Annika Creedon, Hannah Karlin and Juliette Mitrovich also took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, and Intermediate girls Samantha Brady and Sophie Hartmann came in 2nd and 3rd place. Freshman boy Liam Heavner took first place in his first competitive meet; Haynes Deegan tied for 3rd; Chris Cobey took first place in the Junior boy category; Ben Cabalu took 3rd in intermediate boys, and Senior boys Jacob Kreider and Jonathan Teitelbaum came in 1st. Way to go, divers!
This week, the Overlee divers will be away at Crosspointe on Tuesday and we will be hosting all of the Arlington pool’s developmental divers for our all Arlington Meet on Thursday. Come join us to cheer on our divers and stop by the Overlee dive snack bar for dinner.
Synchro: The Synchro Team is selling popcorn and sno-cones during Movie Night this Sunday, July 15th, so come on out and show your support for our team.
Practice schedule this is:
Sunday, July 15, 9:00 – 10:30 am
Wednesday, July 18, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
**Thursday July 19, 7:30 – 9:00 pm (new date)
Sunday July 22: Practice 9:00 -10:30 am; Club house Dress Rehearsal Dinner in the clubhouse from 6:30 – 8:00 pm; Dress rehearsal 8:00-10:00 pm
Reminder: Join us for the Synchro “Welcome to the Future” show on Wednesday, July 25th at 8:00 pm.

Team Updates: July 6th – 15th, 2018

Swim: A huge congratulations to our Overlee swimmers for their victory against Highlands this past Saturday! Join us this Saturday in welcoming Langley to Division One for what is sure to be an awesome meet at Overlee. Our meet theme will be “Overlee Out” so wear all of your Overlee Gear!  On Monday July 9th, we will be traveling to Highlands for our developmental meet at 6:00 pm.
Dive: Overlee divers remain undefeated after hosting our second Super Strong win of the season against Arlington Forest. Though Tuesday’s afternoon thunder cancelled our warm-ups, the divers patiently took everything in stride and delivered a 52 to 20 finish.
Next Tuesday, July 10th, we host Fairfax in a 6:00 pm match up. Come and cheer our divers on, and get a burger, dog, drinks, and snacks from the Overlee Dive Bar (snack bar). Congratulations Divers!!!!
Synchro: Team parents and supporters, please plan to attend and volunteer to help with concession sales for Overlee’s Movie Night on Sunday, July 15th as it’s a fundraiser for our Synchro Team. Sign up HERE  to volunteer.
This week’s practice schedule:

  • Sunday, July 8: 9:00-10:30am
  • Monday, July 9: 7:30-9:00pm
  • Sunday, July 15: 9:00-10:30am

Mark your calendars now for the “Welcome to the Future Synchro Show” on Wednesday, July 25th at 8:00 pm.

Team Updates: June 30th – July 9th, 2018

Dive: Overlee’s Dive Team took first place at their season opener at Tuckahoe on Tuesday. The first home dive will be Tuesday, July 3rd against Arlington Forest at 6:00 pm followed by a developmental meet with Lee Graham on Thursday, July 5th. The Dive (Snack) Bar will be open too, so come by, get some food and see us flip and twist! Come see our Divers on July 4th in their annual Showcase at 12:30 pm.
Swim: Congratulations to our Flying Fish for a great win against McLean last Saturday!
Coming up, please don your Red White and Blue and cheer our team at 9:00 am this Saturday as we take on Highlands at Overlee. We’ll also be hosting McLean at 6:00 pm on Monday (7/2) for our Monday Night Meet. The theme is also Red White & Blue. School of Fish has an away meet against Highlands on Sunday, July 8th.
Synchro: As part of the July 4th festivities there will be a Synchro See It & Try It demo from 1:00 -1:30 pm with the Head Coach and swimmers from NoVa Synchro team. Please sign up HERE to help at the July 4th fundraiser for the Synchro team.
Synchro practices times this week are:

  • Sunday, July 1 from 8:00 – 9:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 4th NO PRACTICE
  • Thursday, July 5th from 7:30 – 9 pm
  • Sunday, July 8th from 9:00 -10:30 am