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Team Updates for July 22nd to July 31st

Swim: Congratulations to the Overlee Swim Team for winning the All Star Relay Carnival! On Saturday morning, the swim team has its last meet of the season against Chesterbrook at Chesterbrook at 9:00 am. Then, it’s the last Monday night meet – the All-Overlee Challenge on Monday at Overlee. Come out and cheer on our swimmers!

Senior swimmers have their Progressive Dinner on Saturday. Please meet at 6:00 pm at the clubhouse for photos!

Dive: Our divers won their fourth meet of the season this week! Way to go, divers! The competitive team competes on Tuesday at Lee Graham. The Dive Team has its Awards Night on Friday, June 29th.

Synchro: Plan to join us for the Annual Synchro Show on July 28th at 9:00 pm in the Lap Pool.

Team Updates

Swim: Congratulations to the Overlee Swim Team for winning the Division 1 Relay Carnival! This week, the swim team has its last home meet of the season against Highlands at Overlee on Saturday morning followed by a developmental swim meet at Highlands on Monday July, 18th. Then, it’s on to All Star Relays at Hayfield Farms on Wednesday July 20th. Good luck, Flying Fish!

Dive: Our divers won their third meet of the season this week against Old Keene Mill! Way to go, divers! The competitive team competes on Tuesday, July 19th at Crosspointe and the developmental divers compete at the All-Arlington Developmental Dive meet at Donaldson Run on Thursday, July 21st.

Synchro: Plan to join us for the Annual Synchro Show on July 28th at 9:00 pm in the Lap Pool.

Swim team practice times for week of July 11

Happy Sunday Flying Fish!
Please see the schedule for the week below.  It’s a busy one.  Later today I will be sending more information about the week to come.  Please be sure to make note of the changes to the 8&U and 11-12 practice times.
Kristin and Gina

Please note the following changes to the schdule for this week

Monday, Tuesday and Friday:

7:00-7:45am, MAIN POOL, Make-up practice

7:45-8:45am, MAIN POOL, Seniors (13&Over) * Dry land work Tuesday

8:45-9:45am, MAIN POOL, 9-10s

9:45-10:45am, MAIN POOL, 8 and Unders

11:00am-12:00pm, LAP POOL, 11-12s

3:30-4:15pm (Tuesday and also Thursday as noted below), LAP POOL, Seniors (13&Over)

Wednesday – (No 8 and Under Practice)

7:00-7:45am, MAIN POOL, Make-up practice

7:45-8:45am, MAIN POOL, Seniors (13&Over)

8:45-9:45am, MAIN POOL, 9-10s

9:45-10:45am, MAIN POOL, 11-12s

11:00am-12:00pm LAP POOL, Relay Swimmers only * (Roster will be sent on Tuesday).

No Senior afternoon practice

* Relay swimmers should NOT attend their age group practice. They should only attend the Relay Practice scheduled from 11-12 in the lap pool.


9:15-10:00am, MAIN POOL, 8 and Unders
10:00-11:00am, CLUBHOUSE, 12&Unders Pancake Breakfast (more details to follow)

3:30-4:15pm, LAP POOL, Seniors (13&Over)


Team Updates

Swim: The Swim Team has won their first two meets and will swim against McLean this Saturday at Overlee. Come cheer them on starting at 9 am! The team also has a developmental meet on Monday night at Overlee against McLean, and then Divisional Relays at Chesterbrook on Wednesday. Good luck to all of our swimmers!

Dive: The Dive Team has won their first two meets of the season. Click here for results. The divers compete this week on Tuesday evening against Old Keene Mill at home in the diving well and on Thursday evening in a developmental meet at Highlands. Good luck, divers!

Team Updates for July 1st

Swim: The Flying Fish has its first away meet against Wakefield Chapel on Saturday at 9:00 am. The next Developmental Meet is at home on Wednesday.

Dive: Come out and see the Overlee Dive team show their stuff at the 4th of July Dive Show right after games!
Also come cheer on the Developmental Dive Team at their will home meet next Thursday, July 7th. The Dive Team will have a full service snack bar. Come and eat dinner while watching our fantastic developmental divers!

Synchro: Practice will be on Sunday at the regular time. The Wednesday practice will be on Tuesday, July 5th (just this week due to swim meet on Wednesday).

Team Updates for June 24th – 30th

Swim: Come cheer on the Flying Fish as we host our first meet of the season with the Tuckahoe Tigers on Saturday, June 25th at 9 am.

Good Luck Ryan Baker! Overlee swimmer Ryan Baker will be competing in 100 Meter Backstroke at the USA Olympic Trials on Monday, June 27th. Be sure to check it out on

Good Luck Brady Almand! Overlee swimmer Brady Almand is graduating and getting his send off this Saturday right before the meet.  He is heading off to West Point right after the meet. The send off will begin around 8:50. Good luck, Ryan and Brady!!*

Dive: The Overlee Dive Team holds its Orange and White meet this Sunday, June 26th from 10:30 am -12 noon. Volunteers are needed to help with table work and judging. Please let Tammy know if you are available to help! There will be a dive team parent/diver social in the clubhouse and top deck following the meet. (It’s potluck, so bring something to share!)

Come cheer on the dive team next Tuesday, June 28th at 6:00 pm as Overlee competes against Pinecrest. During the meet, the team will have a snack bar with hotdogs, hamburgers and cheeseburgers, as well as chips, candy and drinks, for sale for everyone.

Swim & Dive Team Updates

Swim: The Orange and White Meet is this weekend. This is a great chance to see Overlee’s swimmers AND the best time for anyone and everyone to buy their Overlee merchandise. Overlee hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts and more will before sale throughout the meet (and just in time for Father’s Day!).

Dive: Developmental Dive practice starts this week – Monday – Friday from 4:30 – 5:30 pm; competitive divers follow from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. The Dive Orange and White Meet is on Sunday, June 26th from 10:30-12.  This is a great time for first time divers to experience a dive meet in a really friendly and encouraging environment. It is also a great time to teach new families all of the different jobs we need help with at dive meets. Please let Tammy know if you are able to help train table workers or if you are interested in learning to table work or judge by emailing her at [email protected]. A parent/diver social will be held after the meet  in the clubhouse. Everyone should plan to bring something to share!

Swim Team Update- Week of June 6, 2016


Hello Flying Fish Families,

We are two weeks into the season and the kids are looking great.  We have a few events coming up this week.  Please read this entire email.  Tuesday, June 7, is the day of the 8&U and SOF swim test.  Both groups will be swimming together during the regular 8&U and SOF practice times.  We ask that both 8&U and SOF swimmers arrive by 5:30pm for the 8&U practice time (normally at 5:45). Coaches will begin organizing the swimmers and assigning numbers.  Because of the large number of swimmers expected, we want to start on time in order to finish by 7pm.




When you arrive at the pool we will have people indicating where swimmers should report in order to get their numbers.  Parents, we ask that you assist your swimmer with cap (required) and goggles, and then send your swimmer to their proper reporting place.  No parents will be allowed on the pool deck, as there will be lots of little bodies running around. We want to keep the crowds to a minimum to alleviate any confusion.


We have been getting questions about what to expect and how decisions for team placement are made, so hopefully this email will answer those.




Standard requirements for both teams: 

Successful completion of each of the following:

  • 25 freestyle,
  • 25 backstroke, and
  • One minute (60 sec) of treading water.

During freestyle and backstroke, the swimmer must:

  • maintain a horizontal body position at all times
  • swim the entire length of the pool without stopping
  • may not stand, grab and/or pull on the lane lines


  • Freestyle Side breathing:  Is required for Swim Team. For SOF, a good attempt must be made.
  • Freestyle Starts: Head-first starts are required for Swim Team. Acceptable for SOF:  dive, jump or start from in the water.
  • Backstroke:  All swimmers must stay on their backs for the entire length of the pool, and must be on their backs when they touch the wall at the finish.  This applies to both Swim Team and SOF swimmers.
  • Treading water:  The head must stay above the surface for the entire minute for both Teams.




The Selection Process: 

All swimmers will be timed in both freestyle and backstroke. THESE TIMES WILL NOT BE MADE PUBLIC! Those who fall within the top 50-55 in both strokes will maintain or be offered a spot on Swim Team. Coaches’ discretion is used to fill in the final open slots. Please be aware that you may receive a call from a member of the Coaching Staff recommending that your child move into SOF from Swim Team or into the Overlee Group Lesson program from SOF.


Those we ask to move down into the group lesson program can receive a partial refund of their money.




Volunteers Needed!

On the day of the test, we will need Timers!  Parents, please plan to volunteer as we’ll need 3 timers for each lane. If you’re interested in getting involved, this is a great way to learn a skill and contribute to Overlee Swimming!


Please feel free to reach out to the team reps if further questions arise.



Swim- A- Thon June 11 during Saturday practice times.



Please be sure to collect pledges this week for our annual swim-a-thon. This year a portion of our proceeds will go to Swim Across America (SAA). We are happy to announce that representatives from SAA will be present at the swim-a-thon to hand out SAA swag. Additionally, each swimmer who participates will be entered to win a prize. If you cannot make it on Saturday, you may still make a donation to Overlee and SAA. Please use the attached pledge sheet to get your donations.


All donations should be handed in by Wednesday, June 15. The swimmers with the top three monetary donations will receive awards, consisting of private lessons with a coach, or Overlee swag. Award winners will be announced at our first Overlee pep rally on June 17.

Personalized caps! If you ordered personalized caps, we have them. Please see either Kristin or Gina at practice, or remind your child to see us, to pick them up. (we are kind of tired of lugging them around in our cars!) Sign up to volunteer this season Our Sign Up Genius is LIVE.  Please take the time to sign up for jobs for this season.  Remember, 5 hours of volnteer work per registered child.  Overlee is full of such fun, helpful people, and volunteering is a great way to get to know them all!  You may follow the link on the web site under the heading “Sign up for jobs.”


Have a wonderful week. GO OVERLEE!

Kristin and Gina

Swim Team Update- May 23rd


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Hello Flying Fish Families, The Overlee Swim-a-Thon will take place on Saturday, June 11 from 7am – 11am.  This event represents our team’s main fundraiser for the season, so please plan ahead and start gathering pledges from family, friends, neighbors, etc.  Prizes for the top fundraising swimmers will be offered. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Please see the attached information sheet and pledge sheet. (also located on the Overlee website at In the past, the goal of the Swim-A-Thon was to raise money to go directly back to the Overlee Swim Team.  This year we are happy to announce that we will be donating a portion of our proceeds to Swim Across America (SAA).  Swim Across America is dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming-related events.  For more information see the attatchent about SAA,or go to  The money that we retain for Overlee will be used to fund operating expenses for the Swim Team that are not otherwise covered by OVL team dues and the annual contribution we get from the Overlee Community Association.  We will also use some of it to purchase training equipment the coaching staff feels would enhance the training of our swimmers.  The beautiful orange kickboards, technique swim sticks, and fabulous blue storage bins we used last year were a result of fundraising from past years; and last year we got new turn gizmos, which will help Overlee have the best walls in the NVSL!!

How it works:

The swimmers, assisted by the coaches, will determine a goal for the number of lengths they will swim. Pledges can be made per length or a blanket donation can be made to the Overlee Swim Team.  By the way, we allow our 8 & unders to wear their fins!! Wait until you see the look on their faces when they end up completing far more than they’d predicted for themselves!  It is truly thrilling.

Below is the Swim-A-Thon schedule:

  • 9-12s                      7:00-8:00am
  • Seniors  8:00-9:00am
  • 8 & unders and SOF: 9:00-10:00am

There will be light refreshments for the swimmers following their swim thanks to our wonderful Social Chairs!

Please note that there is a County Wide swim-a-thon the week prior to our swim-a-thon.  SPLASH is in its second year, and was a fun event for those that participated last year.  More information on this event is to follow.

See you at the pool!

Swim Team Practices Starts May 23rd

The first practice of the 2016 Overlee Swim Team is on Monday, May 23rd.

If you have not registered yet, your kids may not participate in practice so make sure your kids are registered! Go to the Swim Team link for information on practice times for the various age groups.

Note: School of Fish AM does not start until June 27th. If you are registered for this session, please do not attend preseason practice.

Also, remember that Monday is District Taco night! Go to District Taco any time between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm and mention Overlee, and the swim team will get a portion of the sales.