Join us! All swimmers, all abilities: there is a place for you with the Vikings! You do NOT have to be a star swimmer to be on the team. We are a summertime swim team that is part of the Northern Virginia Swim League, the largest summer swim league in the nation. Our goal is to enable our swimmers to improve their swimming skills while working as part of a team, forming strong bonds of friendship, helping each other, and having FUN! Swim team involves the whole family and includes practices, meets, and social events.
Schedule. During the school year, practices are in the afternoon/early evening. Once school lets out, we have both morning and evening practices. (Little Vikings practices are mornings only.) The swim season starts the week after Memorial Day and runs through July. See the Schedule tab for the full schedule of practices and meets.
Programs. We offer three levels of swimming programs:
Regular Vikings are swimmers 4-18 who are comfortable swimming across the pool (25 meters). Practices involve swimming multiple laps. This is our competitive swim team, with a competitive meet and a developmental meet each week. If you can swim across the pool, you can join the team!
Little Vikings are developmental team members, usually ages 4-7. They swim in special half-length and full-length events in certain meets, as well as at a Lollipop Meet just for them and their peers, at nearby pools. They must be comfortable in the water, but have trouble with or cannot complete one lap. As Little Vikings improve during the season, they can begin to compete in regular Vikings events at the meets.
Swim lessons are available for children who are uncomfortable in the water. In addition, team or pool members at any level of swimming can arrange for private lessons with our coaches. See the Swim Lessons tab for details.
If you have concerns or questions about the level at which your child should swim, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost. Members of both the Vikings and Little Vikings are $125 for the first child, $95 for the second, and $60 for each child thereafter. Swim lesson costs are negotiated with the individual coaches. Please note that to be on the swim team, you must have a family membership at the pool, which is a separate cost. This is an NVSL regulation. For more information about pool membership, go to http://www.villagewestpool.com.
To register, just click on the Register button on the right side of our home page.