We are very happy to announce that we are opening registration for the 2022-2023 Highlands Winter Swim Program. We have had an overwhelming level of interest from Highlands swim team families and appreciate your patience as we worked out the details of the program. The program will allow swimmers to focus on technique, learn new skills, build team spirit, and allow for those swimmers who participate in multiple sports to stay active and in the water year round. 


The Highlands Winter Swim program will be run by Coach Kelli Morris Larkin. Kelli is our current Highlands Mini Whompers Head Coach, a longtime NVSL and USS swim coach, and current Operations Manager of The Machine Performance Center (Machine Aquatics’ swim school). Kelli is also a trained educator and mother of four, including two of our current Highlands swimmers / coaches. We are thrilled to have Kelli leading our winter swim program. At each practice, Kelli will be joined by many familiar faces from our terrific staff of Highlands Assistant Coaches.


The program will be run at Marymount University’s Lee Center Pool on Sunday evenings. The minimum age for the program is 5 years of age (by September 10th) and swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards in both freestyle and backstroke.  The program is not intended to be “learn-to-swim lessons,” but will be competitive swim training and stroke technique instruction. You must be a Highlands member to participate.


Swimmers will be assigned to a practice session by our coaches based on age and current swim level. The program will be held on Sundays from 4:30 - 5:30pm and 5:30 - 6:30pm. The cost of the program is $775, plus a credit card processing fee of 3%. The program will run from September 18, 2022 until May 7, 2023. Please note that we will not be able to offer refunds after September 1.


Due to holidays and scheduled Potomac Valley Swimming Meets, there will be a few NO swim Sundays including November 27, December 11, December 25, January 1, February 12, and April 17. Due to anticipated conflicts with Potomac Valley Swimming Meets, please be aware that there may be 1-2 additional NO swim date.  These additional NO swim dates have already been built into the fee and we will email those dates out to all participating families in advance if/when they are confirmed.


We anticipate having to run a waitlist for this program. Please register your swimmer asap to ensure their space in the program.  If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to email Highlands Team Rep, Gillian Russell, [email protected]


Registration will be through our website- https://www.teamunify.com/MemRegStart.jsp?team=recnvslht. If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact Gillian Russell at [email protected]

Once online registration is completed, the Whomping Turtle Team Administrator will manually approve your registration. Please allow up to 24 hours for registration approval.  We look forward to having you join the Highlands Swim Team Winter Program and are excited for our second winter season to begin!

*Highlands reserves the right to cancel the program before September 1, 2022 if we do not meet the minimum number of swimmers threshold required to run the program. If you are considering registering, please do so right away.