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Team Updates

Swim Team: Swim team registration is open so please, swim team parents, get those registrations done. Swim team pre-season practices start on May 23rd.

School of Fish still has openings in the morning session.  (There is a wait list for the School of Fish afternoon session).

Dive Team: The 2016 Dive Team schedule is posted on Registration will begin in the next two weeks. The first practice is on May 31st (for competitive divers) and June 20th (for developmental divers). All levels are welcome!

Synchro Team: Registration forms for synchro are on under the Synchro tab. Forms and checks can be mailed to Pam Howze at 2115 N Potomac Street, Arlington, VA 22205 or brought to the first practice on June 1st.  The first synchro practice will be on Wednesday June 1st from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the dive well. Please email Pam Howze at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Swim Team Practice Begins with District Taco Night

Dear Flying Fish Families,

It’s almost summer at Overlee!  Our swimmers hit the water two weeks from today, Monday, May 23rd to begin practice for another exciting season.  Swimmers should come prepared with a water bottle, towel, cap, fins, snorkel, and dark goggles.  If you ordered personalized caps, we will distribute the caps during the first week of practice.  The preseason practice schedule is listed below, along with some important reminders.

Preseason Practice Schedule 2016 — Monday, 5/23 through Friday, 6/24

Seniors:  3:30- 4:15pm 9-10s:  4:15-5:00pm 11-12s:  5:00-5:45pm 8&Unders:  5:45-6:25pm SOF:  6:25-7:00pm*

*SOF AM practice does not start until June 27. If you are registered for this session please do not attend pre-season practice.

Saturday Practices 5/28, 6/4, and 6/11(swim a thon*)

12 and under:  7:00-8:00 am

Seniors:  8:00-9:00 am

SOF:  9:00-10:00 am

*Please mark your calendar for the annual Overlee Swim-a-thon. The event will be held June11, and it is never too early to get pledges. More information will be coming soon.

District Taco Night! In order to make the transition to summer easier on you, we have dinner plans for you on May 23rd. From 4:00- close on the 23rd at District Taco if you mention Overlee a portion of the proceeds will go towards the team. Make the night easy, eat a taco!

Please register ASAP if you have not done so yet!

If your child intends to swim this summer and you have not yet registered, please do so as soon as you finish reading this email. We currently are maintaining a wait list for School of Fish because we are at capacity for that program. There are still openings for the SOF AM session, which starts practice June 27.  You are able to sign up for the wait list by going to the registration link and will not be charged a registration fee unless your swimmer becomes a part of School of Fish. We will determine whether space is available after the Swim Test on June 7th.

Practice guidelines 

Please plan to arrive at practice 10 minutes early so swimmers are ready to get in the water on time.  Only registered swimmers may participate in practice. If your child is not registered we do not have emergency contact information, and that is a safety concern..
Parents are not allowed on the pool deck surrounding the lap pool where practices take place to prevent any interruptions, as per coaches’ request.

Practice is held RAIN OR SHINE and will only be canceled in the event of a storm.  We will send an email as soon as possible if we need to cancel practice.  If the pool closes in the middle of a practice due to storms and we must clear the pool deck, the swimmers will be taken to the Clubhouse or another safe location at the pool and should be picked up as soon as possible.

Age group practices As a rule at Overlee, swimmers must practice with their age group.  Workouts may be designed differently for the various age groups.  We must ask that all swimmers attend the practice for the age group they will swim during this summer — which is their age as of June 1.

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions.

Go Overlee,

Kristin and Gina

Summer 2016-Swim team schedule



The practice schedule is below. All preseason practices will be held in the lap pool. Please bring towel, cap, fins and goggles. Practice is held rain or shine! In case of storms we will send an email out if practice is cancelled, please check frequently if inclement weather is called for.

PRESEASON Practice Schedule (Mon 5/23 – Fri 6/24)

3:30- 4:15pm
Seniors (13&over)
4:15- 5:00pm****
5:00- 5:45pm
5:45- 6:25pm
8 & Unders
6:25- 7:00pm
School of Fish (“SOF”)

*   May 30, Monday- No Practice (Memorial Day)
*** June 11, Saturday – Swim-a-thon (also listed under social events)

**** June 17, Friday — Seniors will practice from 3:30-4:15 as usual.  11-12s will practice from 4:15-5:00.  There will not be practice for 9-10s or 8 and unders.

PRESEASON Saturday Practice (5/28, 6/4, 6/11***)

8 & Under

** Time trial for all 8&Unders and SOF swimmers is June 7th during regular practice time.

  • combined practice that day from 5:30-7pm
  • MANDATORY for all 8&Unders wanting to be on Swim Team & all SOF swimmers

If your swimmer is unable to attend due to a previously scheduled commitment, sports game (not practice), or illness, please contact a Team Rep as soon as possible to discuss a make-up trial.

*** Swim-a-thon on June 11
Age Group
8 & Unders and
School of Fish (“SOF”)
8:00- 9:00am
9:00- 10:00am
10:00- 11:00am

SUMMER Practice Schedule (Mon 6/27- Fri 7/29)

7:00-7:45 am
make-up practice
7:45-8:45 am
Seniors (13&Over)
8:45-9:45 am
9:45-10:45 am
11 am-12:00 pm
8& Unders
3:30-4:15 pm
(T-TH) Seniors/Clinics as announced(No Senior afternoon practice on Mondays with Monday Night Meet) LAP POOL
4:15-5:00 pm
(M-TH) School of Fish (SOF) LAP POOL

*SOF AM: more information to come at registration.

**Please note for some weeks, practice times will switch for 11-12s and 8&U.  During these times, 8&U will practice from 10-11am in the main pool and 11-12s will practice from 11am-12pm in the lap pool.  This will give the 8&Us an opportunity to practice in the main pool where meets will be held.

NVSL Meets

June 25
Overlee vs Tuckahoe
July 2
Overlee @ Wakefield Chapel
July 9
Overlee  vs McLean
July 13
Divisional Relay Carnival @ Chesterbrook
July 16
Overlee vs Highlands Swim
July 20
 All-Star Relay Carnival
July 23
 Overlee @ Chesterbrook
July 30
 Divisionals @ Tuckahoe
August 6
Individual All-Stars @ Little Rocky Run

Developmental Meets

June 18
Orange & White @ Overlee
June 27
OVL @Donaldson Run
July 6*
Wakefield Chapel @OVL
July 11
July 18
OVL @Highlands
July 25
All Overlee Challenge @ Overlee

Social Events

June 11
Swim-a-thon (times below)
8 & Unders and
School of Fish (“SOF”)
8:00- 9:00am
9:00- 10:00am
10:00- 11:00am


June 17
Pep Rally (T-shirt)
June 24
Parent Social & Pep Rally (Scavenger Hunt)
June 29
Sock Hop
 6:30-8:30 pm
July 1
Parent Social & Pep Rally (Cake Decorating)
July 8
Parent Social & Pep Rally (TBD)
July 14
12 & Under Pancake Breakfast (no morning practice for 12 & Under)
July 15
Parent Social & Pep Rally (Lip Sync) & Pasta Dinner 5-6pm
July 22
Parent Social & Pep Rally (White T-shirt) 5-6pm
July 23
Senior Progressive Dinner
July 28
Ice Cream Social
July 31
Awards Night & Slide Show

Note: all Parent Socials are 5-6 pm on Fridays during Pep Rallies.

Register NOW for Overlee’s Winter Swim Program

The Overlee Winter Swim Program has spaces available for session 3; Sessions 1 and 2 are now full. Session 3 is from 8 – 8:45 pm on Sundays, is for all 10 and over SWIM TEAM swimmers and is designed to provide advanced technique training and conditioning for competitive swimmers. The program runs from SEPTEMBER 13, 2015 to MAY 8, 2016.The cost is $275 per swimmer for session 2, and $300 per swimmer for Session 3.  Click here for more information and to register. For questions, please send emails to [email protected]

Swimmers must be Overlee members to participate.

Swim Team Update for week of 6/28

OVL Swim Weekly Update (6/28)
Dear Flying Fish Families,
Congratulations to our swimmers for winning their second NVSL meet of the season in less than ideal weather conditions. The final score against Hamlet was 314 (Overlee) to 106 (Highlands). Thank you for being flexible with the start time, and a huge thank you to all our volunteers who were willing to help but sacrifice staying dry.
Summer practice schedule this week (6/28-7/3):
7:00-7:45 a.m., MAIN POOL, Make-up practice * Time trials for 9-10s and 11-12s on Monday
7:45-8:45 a.m., MAIN POOL, Seniors (13&Over) * Dry land work on Monday and Wednesday morning
8:45-9:45 a.m., MAIN POOL, 9-10s * Time trials on Monday
9:45-10:45 a.m., MAIN POOL, 11-12s * Time trials on Monday
11:00am-12:00 p.m., LAP POOL, 8&Unders
3:30-4:15 p.m., (T W, and Th) LAP POOL, Seniors (13&Over) * All senior summer afternoon practices will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Monday (6/29): Overlee is hosting Highlands for our second developmental meet of the season. Please have your swimmer at the pool by 4:45 pm and ready to begin warm-ups promptly at 5 pm. The meet will begin at 6 pm.
Friday (7/3): On Friday from 5-6 pm, all swimmers are invited to attend the Pep Rally in the usual area behind the Clubhouse. This week will be “Walk the Red Carpet” theme. Come dressed as your favorite Star or Actor/Actress.
This Friday from 5-6 pm, there also will be a Parent Social in front of the Clubhouse. Parents with 9-10 boys are asked to bring snacks and finger food to share and parents with 11-12 girls are asked to bring drinks to share. Please sign up to help set up and clean up. We look forward to seeing you there!
Saturday (7/4): Our third NVSL meet is on Saturday morning at Tuckahoe at 9:00am. We will be sending an email on Thursday identifying those swimmers who the coaches have selected to swim at the meet. Everyone is invited back to Overlee after the meet for our annual July 4th festivities and BBQ lunch.
As always, feel free to contact your Team Reps with any questions.

Gina and Kristin

Swim Team 6/8 Update

Volunteers for O and W Meet
The Orange and White meet is on Saturday, June 13, and there are still MANY open volunteer positions on SignUp Genius.  If you haven’t already, please sign up to volunteer using the link of the Overlee website under Swim, Sign Up for Jobs (at the link  Orange and White is an all-hands on deck event, and we need everyone doing their part.  There are also numerous other volunteer positions for meets and events during the remainder of the season.  Sign up soon, especially if you know that you are going to be out of town later in the summer.
We need your donations for our concession stand on Saturday morning!  We would like donations of Gatorade, bottled water, donuts, breakfast bars, bagels and cream cheese, any individual servings of fruit such as apples, bananas, or individually wrapped fruit cups.  Coffee will be available as well.  Please bring your donations directly to the concession stand first thing on Saturday morning.
Speaking of Orange and White
This upcoming weekend is the official kick-off for the summer swim season.  For your planning purposes, here are details for Friday and Saturday:
– There will be practice for the Seniors from 3:30-4:15 p.m. and 11-12 practice from 4:15-5:00 p.m.  There will not be any 9-10 or 8 and Under practice.
– Our first pep rally will be from 5-6 p.m.  Your swimmer will get his/her team shirt and non-personalized caps.  The pep rally will be held on the grassy area behind the clubhouse.  If it rains, we will meet in the Clubhouse.
– There is not an official parent social scheduled for this week, but most parents will be socializing/hanging out on the upper deck and grassy area while the swimmers are at the Pep Rally.
–  Please arrive at the pool promptly at 6:30 a.m. with team shirt, cap, goggles, two towels, and water.  When you arrive, we will write a number on each swimmer’s arm in Sharpie marker.  Please apply sunscreen before you arrive at the pool.
– We will take the team photo as soon as the swimmers are labeled.  Please make sure that your swimmer arrives at the pool on time, so we don’t delay the picture and the meet.
– Warm-ups will start after the picture is taken and the meet will start thereafter and will run until approximately 11:15/11:30.
– We will be selling Overlee merchandise, please bring cash or check to purchase.
– The O&W picnic will begin after the meet ends.  Overlee will provide subs, chips and desserts, and the rest of the meal is pot luck.  Please see below for what is asked of each family (by first letter of last name).
Picnic Donations (to be delivered to the clubhouse between 6:30 am-7:30am)
·                 A-M Salads/Side dishes:
–   Enough to serve 10
–   Pasta, fruit salad, green salad
–   No coleslaw
·                 N-Z Drinks (nonalcoholic):
                       –   12 per family
–   Lemonade, Gatorade, water, and tea
–   Sodas
Please let us know if you are able to provide coolers, each containing 2 bags of ice (unopened bags). We will need a total of 10.
Divisional Relay Carnival Volunteers
Overlee is again hosting the Division 1 Relay Carnival on Wednesday, July 8.  It promises to be an action packed night of great swimming.  Phyllis Cuttino has generously offered to help with planning the event.  If you are interested in helping Phyllis, please email her directly at [email protected].  We also will have specific tasks listed on SignUp Genius as the date draws closer, but those will be specific to the day of the Relay Carnival.
As always, please feel free to contact us anytime with questions.