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Jeanne Fye Nov 13, 2018

Dear FISH Swimmers, Due to work being done on the roof of Spring Hill Rec Center, practice has been cancelled for Wednesday morning, November 14th.  Afternoon practices on that day will take place. The FISH Coaching Staff

Monika Paris Nov 4, 2018

FISH OF THE MONTH   -   OCTOBER, 2018 HAILEY BROWN “A Work in Progress” written by Coach Ray I don’t think any serious athlete is ever satisfied with their current status, not even athletes at the “top of their game”, not even Olympic Champions. They continue to strive for more, for better, to train harder, to train more efficiently, to become even more competitive. In a sense, every serious athlete needs to consider themselves “A Work In Progress”. If you truly adopt this mindset, here is a partial checklist of things...

Matt Pelletier Oct 30, 2018

Hello FISH Swimmers and Parents Fairfax County Parks have asked that we do not bring food onto the pool deck at any of the facilities, as it attracts ants and other bugs.  Please make sure that you are not eating on the pool deck from now on.  If you'd like to bring in treats for a birthday, we suggest passsing that out in the lobby. Thank you! The FISH Staff

Jeanne Fye Oct 30, 2018

Not only are the FISH swimmers talented in the pool and the classroom, they are also talented on the stage!  Spring Hill Age Group Swimmer, Ellis Kuester-Ha has been cast in the Washington Ballet's Nutcracker, which runs at the Warner Theater in D.C. from November 29 to December 28.  This is the second year in a row that Ellis has been selected to perform in this prestigious production. The show is fun, energetic and a big production; Septime Webre, who choreographed it, included many Washingtonian references and created roles specifically...

Curtis Din Oct 3, 2018

Awesome FISH, Maddie Donohoe, leaves today for Argentina to represent The FISH and USA Swimming at the Youth Olympic Games. These games are an international competition sponsored by the IOC for elite athletes 15-18 years old. Maddie is one of eight American swimmers competing at the games in Buenos Aires, Argentina which open on October 6th and can be viewed online. The swimming portion of the games will be held from October 7th to October 12th. It is an incredible honor to be selected to compete at the games. There are only eight swimmers,...

Sep 6, 2018

3rd Annual FISH 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run Save the date: September 29th, 2018 Register at: annualfish5kfunrun.racewire.com The FISH Swim Team is excited to start off the 2018-2019 season with this energizing fundraising event for the whole family. There will be no set time to accomplish the race; there will however be numerous categories and prizes for our competitively spirited crowd.    After the Race, please join us for breakfast and refreshments before our awards ceremony.   The race will be taking place at Americana Park in Annandale, Va.   Check-in: 7:00 am,...

Jul 9, 2018

Friday, July 9, 2018 - Day 12 of Grand Junction Training Trip       By Flavia Carcani and Allison Martin       After a long two weeks, our time at Grand Junction has finally come to a close.  We woke up at the crack of dawn ready to go to our last practice of camp.  Coach Ray wanted us to finish the full practice, so we stayed in an extra 15 minutes.  After practice, we headed to the dining hall for our last meal at Colorado Mesa University. ...

Jul 5, 2018

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - Day 10 of Grand Junction Training Trip By Selah Dean and Hailey Brown       Happy 4th of July!  The morning started earlier than normal with a boxed breakfast in the dining hall at 6:00 am.  Practice started at 7 and consisted of an interesting pace set where the faster you went, the more points you got.  The major practice award went to Flavia, her third!         After practice we had about an hour before we had to be at the vans for...

Jul 4, 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - Day 9 of Grand Junction Training Trip By Bridget O'Shaughnessy and Dora Wu       Day nine started just like all other mornings, with swimmers rushing off to breakfast to eat as much food as they could, before their practice began promptly at 8:15 am.  We shoved hash browns and waffles into our mouths before whisking off to the pool only a few yards away.  We socialized and mentally prepared ourselves for the upcoming horror that was to be our practice.  After letter stretches,...

Jul 3, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018 - Day 8 of Grand Junction Training Trip By Kelly Derasmo and Natalia Rongione       Day eight started off bright and early, with everyone being sore and tired from our hiking at Arches the previous day.  We all headed into breakfast a little before 8:00 am, getting ready for a hard practice.  After breakfast, we headed over to practice, which was a freestyle set.  It was set where each person would use their time from their first 400 or 200, add rest, and create...