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Monika Paris

Dear FISH Families - Many of you might have heard about the great news that Virginia is now allowing 16-year olds to register for the COVID Vaccine? Please follow this link for more information. Best regards, the FISH Staff

Monika Paris

Dear FISH Families, Spring is in the air! With Spring Break approaching fast, we would like to remind you that if you decide to travel using public transportation or spending time with people outside your immediate family, please let us know. Even though we are getting vaccinated and the end of this pandemic seems to be in sight, we still need to remain vigilant to protect all of us. If you decide to travel, please follow these steps to resume swimming with us: Please get tested with a COVID-19 viral...

Matt Pelletier

FISH Swimmers and Parents, Our Championship Meet season is right around the corner! We wanted to provide you with a heads up and some information about the various meets being offered this March. Please keep in mind that PVS is trying to get as many swimmers a Championship meet experience as possible, so swimmers are limited to ONE of the following meets: POTOMAC VALLEY CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS March 12-14 – PVS Wave 1 Championships (Senior) – Claude Moore & Dulles South Known as Junior Champs in the past, this meet is...

Monika Paris

As we are navigating through the 2020-2021 Season, we need you to read through our safety protocol (return to the pool) and send in the required waiver. Step 1: Register with the FISH for the 2020-2021 season. Step 2: Read through our Return to Pool Plan which contains 2 very important links. You must be familiar with our procedure before practice. Step 3: Fill out the COVID-19 Waiver (linked in the Return to Pool Plan) Step 4: be sure to have your Sparrow Health Screening prepared before your practice (valid...

Monika Paris

Dear FISH Swimmers and Parents - With COVID infections on the rise, please stay vigilant and follow our rules while swimming during the COVID-19 pandemic: Wear your mask at all times when you are not swimming! Wear your mask when you are entering the facility and keep it on until you jump into the pool. Once practice is over, immediately put on your mask before toweling down and putting your warm-ups back on. We realize it is getting colder outside, so please bundle up after practice! Stay six feet apart...

Jeanne Fye

July FISH of the Month Ariadne Wiley-Jimenez Congratulations to Ariadne (Ari) Wiley-Jimenez, the July FISH of The Month! After capping off an incredible 2019 – 2020 winter season that included dropping 149.18 seconds and swimming with a broken hand, Ari Wiley-Jimenez has continued to impress her coaches with her hard work, dedication and improvement. Ari has had near-perfect practice attendance this summer and has taken advantage of her time in the pool. Not only has she continued to improve her stroke technique and turns, she loves to be challenged in...

Ryan Westhafer

FISH Swimmers and Parents, During our time in quarantine and away from the pool being active is more important than ever! This year instead of having our Derby meet we are going to have a range of virtual races that our swimmers and parents are able to participate in. We are going to do these virtual races the week of April 27-May 3. There are going to be 5 different categories of virtual races for you to participate in. 1.1 Mile Family Walk or Run 2.5k (3.1 miles) Walk/Run 3.10K...

Jeanne Fye

Dear FISH Parents, We hope you are staying safe and healthy. As mentioned in Monday’s weekly email, we are focusing heavily on our Educational Mission during this difficult time away from the pool. Living through this pandemic is undoubtedly tricky for all of us. Yet, there is a lot we can still do. Here are several opportunities for you, ranging from webinar presentations to insightful articles. All of these can be found in the Parent’s Corner on the FISH website. We will be updating the page frequently, so we encourage...

Curtis Din

We received a thank you note from our Swim-A-Thon partner, Children's National: "Dear FISH Swimmers, Thank you so much for you incredible gift through your Swim-A-Thon event! We are so grateful to have supporters in the community like you. Not only did you raise such an impressive gift, but you also took the time to make Valentine's Day cards that brightened our patient's days. Thank you for all that you do! Sincerely, Charlotte and all of us at Children's National"

Curtis Din

This year, we raised $26,800! Your support in our most important fundraiser is sincerely appreciated. Thank you! None of this would be possible without your dedication to the team. We are deeply touched by your commitment to the FISH and your willingness to help Children’s National to become Happy Healthy and Strong. We would also like to announce our top earning swimmers who together raised over $7,000 this year. Congratulations! Sofia Edwards, Connelly Roberge, Gabriel Hanson, Ella Loftis, Annalise Cornett, Cole Popovich, and Lucus & Oliver Abel In addition, we...