NOVA Coaches
Jul 2, 2019


CHAMPIONSHIP MEET DEADLINES  . . . are fast approaching and they are deserving of everyone’s respect. Late entries are possible but costly. These are not NOVA’s meets so NOVA’s well known policy of mercy will have no impact here.


JULY 4th IS THURSDAY THIS WEEK . . .  And that means some groups will have practice, some won’t. Check with your coach or peruse the NOVA website for definitive answers. Enjoy the 4th but contemplate, if only for a moment, the sacrifices the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence made. Better yet, explore their stories. They risked life, limb and property and, as a group, suffered loss of life, limb or property as they fought in the Revolutionary War or were hunted by the British. Sobering but inspiring stuff!!


COACHES MIKE AND MEGAN LED 22 NOVA SWIMMERS TO THE BLACKSBURG QUARRY . . . and the Ben Hair/Virginia State Open water state championship. As astute NN readers will observe, NOVA has been dipping our foot into open water venues with increasing frequency. Leading the way were three first place winners, Sanna Peterson in the Senior 5K, Xander Schreck in the 13-14 3K and Eric Lambert in the 11-12 1.5K. All Top Ten finishers are listed below.

Senior Women’s 5K
Sanna Peterson    1st

Senior Men’s 5K
Nate Pfeffer      2nd
Ben Gordon        4th
Sam Sweetser      6th
Christian Mayr    8th

15 & Over Men’s 3K
Owen Wassmer      3rd
Ben Bever         6th
Connor Hughes     8th

13-14 Women’s 3K
Keira Reid        2nd
Claudia Vincent   3rd
Carter Kelly      4th
Emma Stevens      5th

13-14 Men’s 3K
Xander Schreck    1st
Charlie Mayr      2nd
Jackson Mueller   3rd
Will Glass        7th

11-12 Men’s 1.5 K
Eric Lambert      1st

WE HAVE POSTED OUR EVALUATION SCHEDULE . . . so please pass that on to interested families. Here it is in convenient front page of NN format. We rev it up next week!!

We remind current NOVA families that we can evaluate siblings at any time. It is not necessary for current NOVA families to attend an evaluation.

TRAVELING SOMEWHERE UNUSUAL THIS SUMMER . . . ? Take that NOVA red cap along and snap a picture with famous sight in the background! We have some great shots: at the equator, in front of Hagia Sophia, off a high rise in Singapore. We love to see where that NOVA cap is going !

THE VIRGINIA SWIM SHOP IS READY . . .  to fill your every year-round or summer league shopping need. I strongly encourage all NOVA families to do their swimming related shopping at NOVA’s own Virginia Swim Shop and to encourage any summer league friends to do the same. All Virginia Swim Shop profits go to benefit NOVA swimmers. The Virginia Swim Shop staff offers years of unmatched experience and will get your swimmer into the right suit and the right goggles. Check out the NOVA spirit wear as well. If it’s something that NOVA swimmers need or want, the Virginia Swim Shop has it or can get it. It’s easy to order on line but that doesn’t benefit your children the way shopping at the Virginia Swim Shop does. So stop by, chat with our friendly staff and see how they can help you and your swimmer with summer league or NOVA outfitting!


NN BELIEVES THAT IT HAS HEARD FROM ALL COLLEGE-BOUND SENIORS . . . but it remains poised to announce any future collegiate destinations that have been missed. So this may be it. Congratulations to all!

Maggie Baham       Allegheny College
Zachary Carroll      University of Virginia
Colin Clements       William & Mary
Mary Cornett           Penn State
Zack Cram              North Carolina State
Chris DallaValle      Duke
Sally Ennis              Washington & Lee
Claire Evko             University of Lynchburg
Mark Graff               Vanderbilt
Maura Graff            William and Mary
Reid Hutcherson     Villanova
Conner Jorgensen  Virginia Military Institute
Quinn Keatley         Roanoke College
Stephen Laming     University of Virginia
Tillie Lewis              NYU
Alli Lovell                University of the Cumberlands
Patrick Madden      Denison
Caitlin McSorley     University of Virginia
Joey Mistretta         University of Virginia
Iain Moore              Franklin & Marshall
Alexa Owen            University of Virginia
Peyton Proffitt         William and Mary
Clara Rodriguez      University of Virginia
Michael Senter        Randolph-Macon College
Ethan Spencer        DePauw University
Laney Van Lenten   Washington & Lee
Nicholas Viers         Duke