Not Everyone is out of the pool. Featuring Dante & Luna

NOVA Coaches

Not everyone is out of the pool. Dante and Luna Brown, the furry children of NOVA coaches Lisa and Geoff Brown, scrutinized Virginia’s COVID-19 restrictions and spotted a loophole. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam may have closed pools for humans, but he was noticeably silent on dog density.

So Luna and Dante have taken advantage of this lull in human aquatic activity and amped up their training. These two Bichons were kind enough to allow Coach Lisa and her daughter Emily to grab some pictures during a recent training session.

Novice Silver, Coach Lisa’s group, isn’t entirely on break.

Sometimes a stroll down the deck is the perfect warm up. 

Here’s Dante displaying some understandable anxiety prior to a timed 200 butterfly.

Luna stresses the importance of wearing goggles that both fit and provide a nice color contrast.


Here’s Luna displaying her preference for holding a kickboard backwards with all four appendages.

Relay, anyone?

When practice is over, it’s back to the arduous job of life guarding an empty pool.