Potomac Valley Swimming
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News

Mike Kraeuter

Due to the team competing at the Sport Fair Winter Classic we will be CANCELLING the following practices: Thursday: RIP Tide Dryland in the afternoon CANCELED Friday: RIP Tide, BLUE Tide & GREEN Tide Practices CANCELED Saturday: ALL practices CANCELED Thank you for your understanding

Mike Kraeuter

What is the purpose of competing at a swim meet? We can compare it to a test at school. When we practice we work on many aspects of the sport; streamlines, technique, race strategies, awareness, breathing, etc.…Competing at a swim meet we (meaning the coach & athlete) get to see what comes out in the competition and what they have become proficient in and what still can be worked on. Answering questions like; How did your plan work out? What went well in your race? What have you been practicing...

Mike Kraeuter

How can you help your child prepare for the meet? Help them come up with a packing list for their bag, do not pack their bags for them. What to have on that packing list: Team suit Team tshirt and sweat shirt 2 Towels 2 pairs of goggles Competition name caps x 2 Crocks or sandals to wear around the deck Water bottle with water in it and name on it. Snacks that will help keep them energized, such as; Fruit, pretzels, cooked pasta and veggies are your best bet...

Mike Kraeuter

Hi Blue Wave Swim Team Family and Friends, Please download "The Savings Nest" mobile app and help support and raise money for Blue Wave Swim Team Booster Club! Once you sign up and purchase a plan, you will have access to money saving discounts from over 250 Northern Virginia businesses. Each DEAL may be used multiple times in a subscription year. Delivering Delightful Discounts! Here's how it works: 1. First, grab your mobile phone and download the The Savings Nest mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play...

Mike Kraeuter

Dear Blue Wave Swim Team Family, This year, Blue Wave Swim Team Booster Club is offering the The Savings Nest mobile app as a fundraiser. The Savings Nest app has over 225 merchants offering discounts with the potential to save hundreds of dollars or more for users! Here's how it works: 1. No door to door selling is required. 2. Fundraising participants will select Blue Wave Swim Team during the sign-up process and add their team name. 3. There's absolutely no need to collect cash because the app accepts all...

Mike Kraeuter

Dear BLUE WAVE Ohana, We are pleased to share that our team has received a Safe Sport Recognized Club status. We are committed to providing a safe, healthy, and positive environment here on this team, and we have received recognition for all of our efforts to this end. Through USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Program, we submitted our Athlete Protection Policies, safeguarding procedures, and educational engagement, including Our travel, electronic communication, and anti-bullying policies; Our team honor codes and codes of conduct; The processes by which we recruit and train staff;...

Mike Kraeuter

Aloha BLUE WAVE! Thank you for the emails you have been sending us. We love to hear from you. We are working on some of the ideas and requests you have put to us. In the meantime here are some places that have some awesome ways to stay mentally sharp and physically active. Here is a video that highlights what we have been discussing this week during the zoom calls. Great followers are what make great leaders. Check it out!: https://youtu.be/CH4OiP7r2xI Keep training your minds during this time. In addition...

Mike Kraeuter

Swim-A-Thon and team fundraising We are still selling our discount cards. They are $25 and you get discounts at over 40 Loudoun County merchants. They literally pay for themselves after a few uses. Sell 3 you get 1 for free Sell 10 and you get a free birthday set card and you can also pie a coach! Each swimmer will be sent home with a card this week. Please make sure you get it from them as you are responsible for the card. Remember if you sell 3 you get...

Emily Menard

Parent and Swimmers The coaches have become aware of a new dangerous challange that seems to be on Tik Tok and other social media outlets. The challange is called "Skull-Breaker". I have attached a link incase you have not seen it your self. We have also been made aware that some of our swimmers have been attempting to recreate this challange on teammates. Please take this oppurtunity to talk to your child(ren) about the dangers of social meadia and other internet challanges such as these. Thank you BW Coaches. The...

Andrew Patterson

Do you like the fun events and team outings such as our upcoming holiday party or our parent’s night out that make the team special? We have partnered with a local organization called delivering delightful discounts to sell discount cards to help us put on even more fun events in the future. Discount cards and pouches are $25 a piece All businesses are local Loudoun county businesses ( see attached flyer) To acquire discount cards for sale please contact Coach Andrew at [email protected] Checks can be made out to BLUE...