Address

The pool address is 7580 Virginia Oaks Drive, Gainesville, VA 20155

Parking

Parking is available on the street on Virginia Oaks Drive, pool side of street, and Royal Sydney Drive.  Please do not park on both sides of Virginia Oaks or Vinewood.  Do not block curb areas, area marked in yellow, driveway or any area in front of a curbside mailbox. 

Please let us know if any handicap spaces are needed.

Team area

The visiting team area is the first section of the parking lot.  Tents are allowed!  There is no camping on the pool deck or grassy area in front of the pool.  The circle is for drop off only.  Please see picture at the bottom.

Clerk of course

Clerk of Course is located at the far side of the clubhouse, just outside of the pool gate.  Swimmers should access via the parking lot.  Events are announced over the loudspeaker.

Deck access

The actual deck area of our pool is small. When swimmers have finished their events and have reported results to their coaches, they are asked to leave the deck area promptly. The viewing is poolside, but is limited.  Please stay on the far side of the ropes.  There is no camping on the pool deck and is enforced.

Meet Heat (Psych) Sheets

Meet heat sheets will be emailed to the visiting team’s computer representative.  Copies of the heat sheets will be given to all Stroke and Turn officials as well as copies for coaching. There will not be any heat sheets for sale at the concession stand.

Volunteers and Equipment

The Volunteer Coordinator is Lynette Loveridge.

VOSD runs two volunteer shifts 7:00 am - 9:30 am and 9:30 until the end of meet for all positions except for officials.  Volunteer coverage must be maintained throughout the meet.

            Volunteer requirements:

  • Head Timer: 1 per shift
  • Timers (Please provide your own stopwatches):  9 per shift (1 timer on lanes 1,3,5 and 2 timers on lanes 2,4,6)
  • Recorders (VOSD will provide all clipboards and pencils):  3 recorders per shift (Lanes 1,3,5) 
  • Runner (VOSD will provide work vests): 1 per shift
  • Scoring:  2 per shift
  • Ribbons:  2 per shift
  • Clerk of Course Assistant – 2 per shift

Officials and Equipment

  • The lead official is Ted Wong.
  • Opposing team should bring their starter and equipment as back ups.
  • Meet participants are reminded that the deck officials are responsible for providing fair and equitable conditions during the meet. 
  • Head coaches from either team should bring any questions concerning results, scores, disqualifications, times, records, awards, or lane/heat assignments to the Head Referee.  Matters will be resolved as quickly as possible with the official(s) concerned.

Concessions

Our fully stocked and staffed Concessions stand will provide a variety of delicious hot and cold food and drink for purchase throughout the meet beginning at 7:00 a.m.  Concessions does not accept credit cards.

Sportsmanship

In keeping with PWSLs commitment to league-wide good sportsmanship, please know that such respectful behavior is something that the VOSD coaching staff, swim committee and parents seek to instill in each swimmer.  Athletes are taught to encourage and motivate through cheers, positive focus, and praise. After a hard race, acknowledging the efforts of your opponent, win or lose, always speaks volumes in developing the character of our swimmers. We know that the competitive nature of sports often makes for emotional events. No matter the age, Breakers are encouraged, and shown by example, to be in control of their actions and exercise good sportsmanship at all times. We look forward to a friendly, respectful competition!                     

Additional Information

  • The announcer will call each event twice.  Swimmers should report at first call.  A “last call” will be made.  Swimmers arriving after the event has been seeded may not be able to swim.  Please advise your coaches and parents to listen for announcements for event reporting.  Please see Clerk of Course and Head Official for further assistance.
  • Per directives of the PWSL, swimmers will not be allowed to compete in PWSL meets if they have body paint, hair paint, and/or sharpie ink on their body beyond event information. The child will be given the opportunity to remove the paint.  
  • No cell phones are ever permitted in the bathrooms or behind the swimmers.

Meet Timeline

6:00 AM - Pool is open

6:10 AM - 6:30 AM - VOSD warm-ups

6:30 AM - 6:50 AM - visiting team's warm-ups

6:30 AM - Stroke and Turn Officials' meeting in the clubhouse

6:45 AM - Timers' and Recorders' meeting on deck, shallow end of pool

6:50 AM - Clear the pool;  Relays assemble 7:00 AM - Start of meet

12:45 AM - End the meet; clean up and restore deck and grounds;

1:00 PM - Pool is open for Community.

Pool Layout:

Directions:


View Larger Map Virginia Oaks' address is 7580 Virginia Oaks Drive, Gainesville, VA 20155

Directions From Interstate 66

From Manassas, take I-66 West towards Gainesville

·         Take Exit 43A - Route 29 South

·         Proceed South on VA-29 until the second light

·         Turn left onto Virginia Oaks Drive

·         Take first right into the pool parking lot  

Directions From Warrenton

·         Take Route 29 North to Virginia Oaks Drive

·         Turn right onto Virginia Oaks Drive - after Maintenance entrance

·         Take first right into pool parking lot