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Curtis Din

Annual Holiday Bowling Party December 21st, 2019 1:00 – 2:15 pm This year’s bowling party will be held at Bowl America in Chantilly from 1:00pm to 2:15pm. There will be no practice that evening for Age Group and Mini FISH. Santa will make a special appearance to deliver a holiday gift to all of the FISH swimmers in attendance. Siblings and family members are welcome to attend. Bowl America Chantilly 4525 Stonecroft Blvd. Chantilly, VA 20151 Cost: $20 per attendee, charged to your account Please R.S.V.P. on the events page...

Ryan Westhafer

History of the FISH Fall, 1991 – Summer, 1996 The FISH started as an extension of the Franklin Glen Gator summer team, which swims in the Colonial League in Northern Virginia. Coach Ray volunteered his services to the Franklin Glen Gators, coaching his oldest son, Steven, who was 3 at the time, along with 9 of his 8 and under buddies. They would meet every evening at the pool. Upon conclusion of their summer season, several parents approached Coach Ray and asked if he could start a program over the...

Jeanne Fye

This year, Sectionals started bright and early because of a flight change. We were supposed to have a flight at 11 am, but that one got cancelled due to the plane groundings, so we had to get a different one at 6:25 am. Everyone arrived at the airport around 5 am and that’s where our adventure began. Our flight there was pretty empty, due to how early it was, and we were able to sit next to our teammates.     After landing in Buffalo, New York, we had time to...

Ryan Westhafer

In our second TEAM article we are now going to look at what it means to be a part of a team and what you should be contributing as a team member. If you remember from our first article we talked about the team members having common goals, and working together to achieve them. You will see some of the same ideas in this article, enjoy! What does it mean to be part of a team? Being part of a team means that:             1. You share one or many...

Ryan Westhafer

What is a team? In the most basic sense of the term, a team is a group of people who use their skills to work towards a common goal. Team members are dependent on one another to use their skills collectively to complete the goal. Each member of the team is responsible for their own performance, which, when added together creates a performance that is greater than the individual parts. Look at a team in the world of sports there are two different types: Team sports and individual sports. In...

Curtis Din

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,...