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5 days ago @ 10:14AM by Joel Getis

RVHS Swimming Finishes Championship Season

Yesterday in Richmond, VA, the Riverside Rams Swim Teams completed the 2018-19 season with strong performances at the State Championship Meet.  The Boys team finished 5th, 49.5 points behind the State Champions Blacksburg.  This is a significant improvement over last year's 10th place finish, and was a great conclusion to the 2018-19 season for the Boys, who won the Dulles District and the Region 4C Championships this season.  The Girls team finished 3rd, 72.5 points behind Monacan's first place performance, and also improved from last year's 5th place finish.  The Girls also captured the Dulles District and Regional Championships this season -- repeating in both, and capturing their third straight Regional Championship.

 

The meet was the final high school meet for 3 of the team's seniors -- Brock Lippy, Jackson McCummings, and Claire Nguyen.  All three delivered impressive performances in their final races as Rams.

- Lippy finished 13th in the 50 free, and was part of the relays that captured 5th place and new team records - 200 Medley and 200 Freestyle.

- McCummings finished 4th in the 100 breast and 12th in the 100 free, and was also a part of the 5th place and record setting 200 Medley and 200 Freestyle relays.

- Nguyen wrapped up an incredible high school career with 1st place finishes and All-American times in the 200 free (automatic qualification) -- with a meet record time -- and 500 free (consideration).  In addition, she was part of the 2nd place 200 Freestyle relay, and the 1st place 400 Freestyle relay.  Claire's victory in the 200 free was her 4th straight state championship in the 200 free, and the girls 400 free relay won for the 3rd straight season.

 

In all, there were 8 new Riverside Ram Swim Team records set yesterday, four of which were set by sophomore, Robert Quan, and three by senior, Jackson McCummings.  The are:

Boys

200 Free - Robert Quan

200 Medley Relay - Robert Quan, Jackson McCummings, Christian Szilagyi, Brock Lippy

500 Free - Robert Quan

200 Free Relay - Jackson McCummings, Otto Gerstl, Chris Kopac, Brock Lippy

100 Breast - Jackson McCummings

400 Free Relay - Robert Quan, Otto Gerstl, Chris Kopac, Christian Szilagyi

 

Girls

100 Free - Allison Kopac

200 Free Relay - Claire Nguyen, Morgan Greig, Ashley Bae, Allison Kopac

 

In addition, the Rams established 2 new Class 4 State Championship Meet Records.

- Claire Nguyen set the record in the 200 Freestyle with an automatic All-American Qualifying time of 1:48.72

- Allison Kopac captured the record in the 100 Freestyle with an All-American consideration time of 50.78

 

The complete meet results are available on RiversideRams.net.

https://riversiderams.net/library/files/riversideathletics.bigteams_com_145966/files/20190215%20-%20State%20Championship%20Results.pdf

 

For 2018-19, both Rams teams finished with regular season records of 6-1, won the Dulles District Championship Meet, and won the Region 4C Championship Meet.  It was an amazing season and a great finish to the Rams' time competing in the VHSL Class 4.  Next season, the Rams move up to Class 5 and look forward to new the new and exciting challenges that are ahead.

 

See you next season.

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

Team News

1 week ago @ 1:14PM by Joel Getis

RVHS Swim - Girls Win 3rd Straight Regional Championship; Boys Capture First Regional Title

Yesterday at Claude Moore in Sterling, VA, the Riverside Rams Swim teams won the Region 4C Championships.  The Girls team won their 3rd straight Regional Championship, topping second place Dominion 417-281. The Boys team captured their 1st Regional Championship with Kettle Run finishing 2nd (432-229).  It was a great day for the Rams, with some notable performances:

 

Robert Quan, Claire Nguyen, and Allison Kopac all swept their individual events.  Individually, Quan finished first in the 200 IM and the 500 free.  Nguyen won both the 200 IM and the 100 free.  Kopac took the top spot in the 200 free and 500 free.  In addition, Quan led the boys 200 Medley Relay to victory, and anchored the record-setting 400 freestyle relay.  Claire and Allison we also part of the record-setting 400 freestyle relay for the girls.  Jackson McCummings also took first place in the boys 50 freestyle, and led-off the boys record-setting 200 freestyle relay.  And, Otto Gerstl won the boys 100 freestyle relay and helped to lead both of the boys freestyle relays (200 and 400) to victory.

 

In all, the Rams set 6 Region 4C Meet records yesterday:

Allison Kopac - Girls 200 Freestyle - 1:50.83

Claire Nguyen - Girls 100 Freestyle - 51.87

Allison Kopac - Girls 500 Freestyle - 4:52.37 (All-American Consideration Time)

Boys 200 Free Relay - Jackson McCummings, Chris Kopac, Otto Gerstl, Brock Lippy - 1:30.03

Boys 400 Free Relay - Otto Gerstl, Chris Kopac, Christian Szilagyi, Robert Quan - 3:16.26

Girls 400 Free Relay - Claire Nguyen, Ashley Bae, Hannah Ye, Allison Kopac - 3:33.41

 

The complete meet results are available on RiversideRams.net.

https://riversiderams.net/library/files/riversideathletics.bigteams_com_145966/files/20190208%20-%204C%20Region%20Swim%20results-2019.pdf

 

The Rams next meet is the State Championship on Friday, February 15, in Richmond, VA.  Preliminaries begin at 9:00 am, with Finals at 5:00 pm.

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

Team News

2 weeks ago @ 10:21AM by Joel Getis

RVHS Swim - Week of February 4, 2019

Rams,

 

Here. We. Go.  We are rested….really rested after “Winter Break #2” this past week. 

 

Now, it’s time to get focused -- laser focused on what you what to accomplish. We have some fine-tuning to do at practice this week.  Then, we head back to Claude Moore as the favorites in the Region 4C Championship meet.  The boys look to win their first Regional Championship and the girls are going for their 3rd straight!

 

Remember, Friday’s meet is a stepping stone toward our ultimate goals.  Both teams are in serious contention to win the State Championship.  We need to set ourselves up for States by dominating at Regionals.

 

Swimmers who place in the top 5 at Regionals in individual events automatically qualify for the State Championship Meet.  In addition, swimmers who achieve state cut times at the Regional meet will qualify for States.  We need as many State qualifiers as possible on Friday to set ourselves up for the ultimate success.

 

We are ready for this.  It is time to make history.

 

Earlier this week, I distributed the permission forms and itinerary for States via email. Regionals swimmers, please complete and return the permission form to me as soon as possible.  We are planning for everyone at Regionals to make it to States, so let’s all turn in the paperwork.

 

Here is your schedule for the week of February 4:

 

Monday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Tuesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Wednesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Thursday: Team Meeting at RVHS, 4:15-5:00 pm – THIS IS OUR LAST MEETING THIS SEASON

            Pasta Party at the Bae’s – 43629 Hopkins Mill Terrace in Lansdowne, 6:00 pm

Here is the link to sign-up to bring items:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094daea62caa8-thursday5

Friday:  Regional Championship Meet at Claude Moore.  Racing begins at 11:00 am. Admission is $7.00 for spectators.

All swimmers will be travelling together to the meet. The bus leaves Riverside High School at 8:30 am.  The bus returns to RVHS immediately following the meet.  If you will not be returning with the team on the bus, I must receive an email notification by Thursday.

Saturday/Sunday:  State Meet line-up published.

 

Important dates to make sure you have on your calendar:

Friday, February 15 – State Championship Meet in Richmond.  Team leaves for Richmond on Thursday, February 14.

Thursday, February 21 – 6:00 pm – End-of-Season Celebration at RVHS.  You should have received the invitation earlier this week. Please RSVP as soon as possible.

 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and tomorrow’s Super Bowl.  See you on Monday.

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

Team News

3 weeks ago @ 2:16PM by Joel Getis

Riverside Rams Swim Teams Sweep Dulles District Championships for 2nd Straight Year

Yesterday at Claude Moore Recreation Center in Sterling, VA, the Riverside Rams Boys and Girls Swim teams swept the Dulles District Championship meet for the second consecutive year.  The final score has not yet been provided, however the results were announced at the meet.  Once the score is provided, I will update this posting.

 

It was an incredible night of swimming for the Rams.  The girls team had all 14 girls who were entered in the Districts meet qualify for the Regional Championship meet.  At the meet, there were five new State Qualifying swims:

100 Butterfly - Mikaela Haast

100 Freestyle - Morgan Greig

100 Backstroke - Delaney McCummings and Mikaela Haast

100 Breaststroke - Isabelle Kahng

 

In addition, Claire Nguyen set a new Riverside team record in the 50 freestyle.

 

For the boys, 13 of the 15 boys entered in the District Championship meet qualified for the Regional Championship meet.  The boys team also had three new State Qualifying swims:

200 Freestyle - Otto Gerstl

50 Freestyle - Otto Gerstl and Christian Szilagyi

 

The boys team swept the relay events while setting new team records in each relay.

200 Medley Relay - Robert Quan, Jackson McCummings, Christian Szilagyi, Brock Lippy

200 Freestyle Relay - Otto Gerstl, Christoper Kopac, Jackson McCummings, Brock Lippy

400 Freestyle Relay - Christian Szilagyi, Christopher Kopac, Otto Gerstl, Robert Quan

 

The complete results for the meet are available on RiversideRams.net.

https://riversiderams.net/library/files/riversideathletics.bigteams_com_145966/files/20190126%20-%20District%20Championship.pdf

 

The Rams next meet is on February 8, 2019 -- The Region 4C Championship Meet at Claude Moore Recreation Center in Sterling, VA.

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

Team News

1 month ago @ 12:03AM by Joel Getis

Riverside Rams Sweep Park View Patriots in Swimming

Tonight at Ida Lee in Leesburg, VA, the Riverside Rams topped the Park View Patriots Swim Teams.  The Boys won 229-56 and the Girls won 227-57.  It was a fun and spirited meet for both teams.

 

Rams swimmers achieved State Championship qualifying times in three events:

Boys 50 Freestyle - Brock Lippy

Girls 50 Freestyle - Allison Kopac

Boys 100 Freestyle - Chris Kopac

 

In addition, Rams swimmers qualified for the Regional Championship meet in three events (four swimmers):

Girls 50 Freestyle - Jordan Pham

Boys 500 Freestyle - Otto Gerstl

Girls 100 Back - Jordan Pham & Delaney McCummings

 

The full results will be posted within the next 48 hours.

 

The Rams next meet is on Saturday, January 19, at 6pm at Ida Lee.  It is the final regular season meet for the Rams and we will celebrate "Senior Night" with our 6 seniors - Brock Lippy, Pawon Silpacharn, Jackson McCummings,
William Joo, Taylor Body, and Claire Nguyen.

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

Team News

1 month ago @ 4:48PM by Joel Getis

Riverside Rams Swim Teams Sweep Loudoun Valley, Secure Dulles District Regular Season Titles

Today at Claude Moore Recreation Center in Sterling, VA, the Riverside Rams Swim Teams started 2019 with strong victories over the Loudoun Valley Vikings.  The Rams Boys team won 192-93, and the Girls team won 212-68.  With the victories, the Rams teams secured their second consecutive Dulles District Regular Season Championships - both teams have records of 5-1.

 

Individually, the Rams achieved State Qualifying Times in 3 individual events, and Regional Qualifying Times in 4 individual events.

 

State Qualifiers

Christopher Kopac - Boys 50 Freestyle

Allison Kopac - Girls 100 Butterfly

Claire Nguyen - Girls 100 Backstroke.  This completes Claire's "sweep" of events for the 2018-19 season.  She has qualified for the State Championship Meet in all 8 individual events and in all 3 relay events.

 

Regional Qualifiers

Delaney McCummings - Girls 200 IM

Ashley Bae - Girls 50 Freestyle

Otto Gerstl - Boys 100 Butterfly

Christopher Kopac - Boys 100 Breaststroke

 

The complete meet results are available on RiversideRams.net.

https://riversiderams.net/library/files/riversideathletics.bigteams_com_145966/files/20190105%20-%20Loudoun%20Valley%20Results.pdf

 

The Rams next meet is on Friday, January 11, 2019, against Park View High School.  The meet will be held at Ida Lee Recreation Center in Leesburg, VA at 9:00 pm.

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

Team News

1 month ago @ 8:45AM by Joel Getis

Riverside Swimming Closes out 2018 with Sweep of Loudoun County

Last night at Ida Lee in Leesburg, the Riverside Rams wrapped up 2018 with dominating wins over the Loudoun County Raiders.  The boys and girls teams won with nearly identical scores -- Boys 203-83; Girls 203-82.  These victories brought both of the teams records to 4-1 on the season.

 

Notable swims were delivered by Claire Nguyen, who qualified for the State Championship meet in both the 100 Butterfly and the 100 Breaststroke.  Claire has now qualified for the State Championship meet in every event in which she has participated this season - 7 individual events and 3 relays.

 

In addition, the Rams had 4 swimmers achieve Regional Championship times -- 3 for the girls and 1 for the boys.  For the girls, Hannah Ye qualified in the 200 Freestyle, Allison Kopac qualified in the 50 freestyle, and Mikaela Haast qualified in the 50 freestyle.  The boys team had Jackson McCummings qualify in the 200 IM.

 

The full results of the meet are posted on RiversideRams.net.

https://riversiderams.net/library/files/riversideathletics.bigteams_com_145966/files/20181229%20-%20Loudoun%20County%20Results.pdf

 

Riverside's next meet is on Saturday, January 5, 2019.  The Rams will swim against the Loudoun Valley Vikings at 1:00 p.m. at Claude Moore in Sterling, VA.

 

Happy New Year!

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

Team News

2 months ago @ 4:31PM by Joel Getis

Rams Sweep Heritage for 3rd Wins of Season

This afternoon, the Riverside Rams Boys and Girls Swim Teams swept the Heritage Pride teams.  The meet was held at Claude Moore in Sterling, VA.  The Rams Boys Team won 201-85, and the Girls Team won 220-60.

 

Once again, the Rams had an excellent performance in the pool.  Rams swimmers achieved seven State Cut times, and an additional four Regional Cut times.

 

State Cut Swimmers:

Boys:

Robert Quan - 50 Free & 100 Free

Chris Kopac - 500 Free

 

Girls:

Allison Kopac - 200 Free & 100 Free

Claire Nguyen - 50 Free

Morgan Greig - 50 Free

 

Regional Cut Swimmers:

Boys:

Christian Szilagyi - 50 Free

 

Girls:

Claire Porter - 100 Butterfly

Morgan Greig - 100 Free

Chloe Ramirez - 500 Free

 

The complete meet results are posted on RiversideRams.net.

https://riversiderams.net/library/files/riversideathletics.bigteams_com_145966/files/20181215%20Heritage%20Results.pdf

 

Riverside's next meet is Saturday, December 29, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at Ida Lee in Leesburg.

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis 

Team News

2 months ago @ 5:19PM by Joel Getis

RVHS Swim Sweeps Woodgrove

This afternoon at Claude Moore Recreation Center in Sterling, VA, the Riverside Rams Boys and Girls Swim Teams swept the Woodgrove Wolverines.  The boys won 218-68, and the girls won 212-74.  It was a great afternoon of swimming.

 

Rams swimmers achieved State Qualifying times in three additional events:

Boys:

50 Freestyle - Jackson McCummings

100 Butterfly - Robert Quan

 

Girls:

100 Freestyle - Ashley Bae

 

In addition, Jackson McCummings and Robert Quan established new Riverside team records in their qualifying swims.

 

Rams swimmers also qualified for the Regional Championship in 6 new events (7 qualifying swims):

Boys:

200 Freestyle - Chris Kopac

50 Freestyle - Brock Lippy

100 Freestyle - Chris Kopac

 

Girls:

200 Freestyle - Morgan Greig

100 Backstroke - Morgan Greig

100 Breaststroke - Ashley Bae & Isabelle Kahng

 

The complete results are posted on RiversideRams.net.

https://riversiderams.net/library/files/riversideathletics.bigteams_com_145966/files/20181208%20Woodgrove%20Results.pdf

 

The Rams next meet is Saturday, December 15, 2018 against the Heritage Pride.

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

Team News

2 months ago @ 9:28AM by Joel Getis

Riverside Qualifies 15 More for Post-Season in Close Losses to Briar Woods

Yesterday at Claude Moore Recreation Center, the Riverside Rams Swim Teams were topped by a the Briar Woods Falcons Swim Teams.  The boys lost a tight meet, 149-137, and the girls battled in a competitive meet, falling 166-120.  The losses ended long-running winning streaks for the Ram's teams.  The boys had not lost a regular season meet since December 23, 2016 (13 straight meets).  The girls had 17 consecutive wins - not losing since January 16, 2016.  It was a great meet for both teams.

 

In the meet, the Rams teams achieved state qualifying swims in 9 events.  The following swimmers qualified individually:

Boys Team:

Chris Kopac - 200 IM & 100 Butterfly

Robert Quan - 200 Free & 500 Free

 

Girls Team:

Allison Kopac:  200 IM & 500 Freestyle

Claire Nguyen - 200 Free & 100 Free

Hannah Ye - 200 IM

 

In two meets, the Rams have qualified for the State Championship Meet in 23 events.

 

Riverside also achieved Regional Qualifying times in 6 individual events:

Boys Team:

Otto Gerstl - 50 Freestyle

 

Girls Team:

Ashley Bae - 200 Freestyle & 100 Freestyle

Ainsley Dayyani - 500 Freestyle

Mikaela Haast - 100 Butterfly & 100 Backstroke

 

in addition to the 23 state qualifiers, Riverside Rams swimmers have qualified for the Regional Championship meet in 14 events.

 

The complete results are posted on RiversideRams.net.

https://riversiderams.net/library/files/riversideathletics.bigteams_com_145966/files/20181201%20Briar%20Woods%20Results.pdf

 

Riverside's next meet is Saturday, December 8, against the Woodgrove Wolverines.  The meet is at Claude Moore Recreation Center at 1:00 pm.

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

Team News

2 months ago @ 8:54AM by Joel Getis

Swim Team: Riverside Opens Season with Strong Wins

Last night at Ida Lee Recreation Center in Leesburg, the Riverside Rams began the 2018-19 swim season with strong wins against the Dominion Titans.  The boys team won 186-100, and the girls team topped the Titans 167-119.

 

In all, the Rams teams qualified for the State Championship meet in 14 events.  All 6 of the relay teams secured State Qualifying times.  In addition, the following swimmers qualified individually:

Boys Team:

Otto Gerstl - 100 Freestyle

Jackson McCummings - 100 Freestyle & 100 Breaststroke

Robert Quan - 200 IM & 100 Backstroke

 

Girls Team:

Claire Nguyen - 200 IM & 500 Freestyle

Hannah Ye - 100 Breaststroke

 

Riverside also achieved Regional Qualifying times in 8 individual events:

Boys Team:

Otto Gerstl - 200 Freestyle

Vincent Kahng - 100 Breaststroke

Chris Kopac - 50 Freestyle & 500 Freestyle

Pawon Silpacharn - 100 Backstroke

 

Girls Team:

Ashley Bae - 200 IM

Ainsley Dayyani - 200 Freestyle

Hannah Ye - 100 Freestyle

 

The complete results are posted on RiversideRams.net.

https://riversiderams.net/library/files/riversideathletics.bigteams_com_145966/files/20181130%20Dominion%20Results.pdf

 

Riverside's next meet is today, December 1, against the Briar Woods Falcons.  The meet begins at 1:00 pm at the Claude Moore Recreation Center in Sterling, VA.

 

Go Rams!

 

 

Team News

1 week ago @ 10:10AM by Joel Getis

RVHS Swim - Week of February 11, 2019

Rams,

 

I’ve included all swimmers and families on this email, as I hope that many of you can make it to Richmond for the meet.  Wear your RED and help us to create our lasting legacy by supporting us loudly throughout the meet.

 

Also, I want to remind everyone that we have our end-of-season party on Thursday, February 21 at 6pm in the cafeteria at Riverside.  If you have not RSVP’d yet, please do so on Monday.  The cost is $15 per person (check payable to Riverside).  Please drop off your RSVP and payment to me in my classroom.  Thank you.

 

Friday was incredible.  I am extremely proud of both teams. I challenged you to not just win, but to dominate and you did just that.  You set us up well for States.  Let’s go claim our prizes.

 

Coach Quinn and I are extremely excited for what we can do at the State Championship on Friday.  It is important that we remained focused on the goal.  We need to eat well, sleep well, and be mentally and physically sharp.  Friday is going to be a long day, so we’ve got to be prepared to be at your best all day long.

 

“Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve ever done before.” —Bonnie Blair

 

We also want to point out that the State Championship is won during the morning session.  At Prelims, you claim your spot in the A final or the B final.  Once there, you’ve locked in the points for the team.  We must dominate at Prelims on Friday morning and get ourselves into the A finals.

 

Victory in the morning = celebrating in the evening.

 

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan

 

Expect it. Believe it.  Make it happen.

 

We are going to have spirit days for the entire week as we get ourselves psyched for Friday.  All swimmers are encouraged to participate in every spirit day.

 

Monday – Time to get to work.  Everyone wears business attire clothes. This means ties for the boys.

 

Tuesday – We are all one team and unified in our goals.  “Groutfits” Everyone wears all gray – head to toe, if possible.

 

Wednesday – This team is relaxed and ready. Tropical attire.

 

Thursday - One Team, One Mission.  Everyone wears the states quarter-zips for our trip to Richmond.

 

States swimmers, here is your schedule for the week of February 11:

 

Monday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Tuesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Wednesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Thursday: States swimmers are released from class no later than 2:30 pm for the trip to Richmond.  We’ll check in to the hotel and then go to UR for our Valentine’s Day dinner.

Friday:  State Championship Meet at the SwimRVA facility - 5050 Ridgedale Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23234; (804) 271-8271

– Preliminaries start at 9:00 am.  Admission is $10.00

– Finals start at 5:00 pm.  Admission is $10.00 (separate admission for each session)

Bus returns to RVHS immediately following the meet (estimated return at 1:00 am).  We will stop for food on the way home because we’ll be hungry and tired!  Email me by Wednesday if you will not be riding the bus back with the team.

 

Please remember to:

  1. Bring your payment for Friday’s dinner in Richmond ($11.00) as soon as possible.
  2. RSVP for the end-of-season party.

 

See you on Monday – back to work!

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

 

Team News

3 weeks ago @ 9:54AM by Joel Getis

RVHS Swim - Week of January 28, 2019

Rams,

 

Repeat champions in the Dulles District = 2 trophies and 2 more banners to hang in the gym. 

 

Yesterday was AMAZING.  Coach Quinn and I are extremely proud of all of you.  Not only did you achieve great success as individuals, but also as a team.  The sheer joy that each of you expressed for your teammates as they qualified for Regionals and/or States was fantastic.  The energy that you provided to one another powered an amazing 27 of our 29 District swimmers on to the Regional Championship meet – incredible!

 

I have not been provided the official results from the meet yet.  As soon as I have them, I’ll post and summarize things.

 

I hope that you spent time celebrating your victories yesterday and that you do the same today.  Tomorrow, however, we are back to work.  We have 2 meets to go – 4 more trophies, 4 more banners in the gym, pictures in the halls, names on the school, flags in the driveway, and a tree in the back of school.  Let’s leave a legacy of greatness.

 

This week, we’ve got two full practices (Monday & Tuesday) for our Regionals swimmers, the Swim-a-thon on Wednesday (all swimmers), and blocks practice on Thursday (Regional swimmers).  This is our LAST blocks practice of the season, so please attend to fine-tune things.

 

Swim-a-thon reminder:  Please continue to get pledges so that we can make this a successful event for the Leukemia & Lymphoma society.  If you prefer for friends and family to make online donations, here is the website:

https://events.lls.org/pages/nca/riversiderams

 

Here is your schedule for the week of January 28:

 

Monday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Tuesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Wednesday:  Swim-a-thon at Lansdowne, 7:00-9:15 pm

Thursday:  Team meeting in room 1402, 4:15-5:00 pm

                     Starting blocks practice at Ida Lee, 9:30-10:30 pm

 

The line-up for Regionals is coming soon.

 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and we’ll see you at the pool on Monday.

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

Team News

1 month ago @ 10:00AM by Joel Getis

RVHS Swim - Week of January 21, 2019

Rams,

 

As Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” That’s what it felt like this week.  The Boys vs Girls week events were amazing – fantastic and creative spirit, organized and chaotic races into and out of the pool, and then the swimming on Wednesday was incredible.  The energy and excitement coming from it all could not have been better.

 

Then…LCPS came along yesterday and cancelled activities.  Not only did we miss the opportunity for many of you to swim in your last races of the season, but we have been forced to put off the celebration of our seniors.  We’ll hold our senior night ceremony at our end-of-season party on February 21.  We are already planning some things to make it different and special...plus it puts off some of the emotions of saying goodbye and thank you to our amazing senior class.

 

Now…we get to work. This is what we’ve been preparing for throughout the season – Championship meets!  The District Championship meet is Saturday.  Then, we have two weeks to ramp up for the Regional Championship (February 8) and another week for States (February 15).  Now is the time to focus on swimming and taking care of our bodies – eat well, sleep well, train well – so that we perform our best on meet days.

 

Information on Districts

We will be traveling to Claude Moore by bus as a team.  The bus will be leaving RVHS at 11:30 am on Saturday.  All swimmers who are swimming at Districts are expected to travel with the team on the bus to the meet.  In addition, any swimmers who are not entered in the meet are welcome to ride the bus as well – In fact, we want you there! 

 

Please note that if you travel with the team to the meet, I expect for you to travel back to RVHS with the team as well.  If you do not intend to ride the bus back with the team, I need to be notified by Friday that you will not be returning on the bus.  Please email me to let me know.  Thank you!

 

Here is the meet timeline:

 

12:00 pm – Teams Arrive at Claude Moore

12:30 pm – Gates open ($7 admission and $2 for meet programs)

12:50-1:45 pm – Warm-ups (Riverside is in lanes 2 and 9)

2:00 pm – Competition begins

 

The top 8 in each individual event and the top 4 teams in the relay events, plus those individuals and relays meeting qualifying standards (either in the meet or in prior meets), advance to the Region 4C Championship on February 8.

 

Officials:          Each team should nominate a minimum of two VHSL or US Swimming certified officials who are registered with VHSL. Please see link for official sign-up  https://goo.gl/forms/HwEmuz7VgZdcZTWE2

 

Volunteers:      Each team is required to staff three volunteer positions. Riverside still has 2 open spots to fill.  Please see link for school requirements https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4fafad2fa64-2019

 

 

Here is your schedule for the week of January 21:

 

Monday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Tuesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Wednesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Thursday:  Team meeting in room 1402, 4:15-5:00 pm

                     Starting blocks practice at Ida Lee, 9:30-10:30 pm

Friday:  Pasta Party at the Ye’s home, 6:00 pm – 43517 Stargell Terrace in Lansdowne.

Here is the link to sign up for food, etc.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094daea62caa8-friday11

Saturday: District Championship Meet at Claude Moore.  Warm-ups start at 12:50 pm and the meet starts at 2:00 pm.  We will be traveling as a team by bus for the meet.  The bus leaves RVHS at 11:30 am, so be at school by 11:15 am. The line-up was emailed and sent via Remind yesterday.

 

Please remember our Swim-a-thon is scheduled for January 30.  This is for all swimmers on the team, not just post-season swimmers. I hope that you have started to get pledges, etc.  In addition, we are asking for donations of food and drinks for the athletes to enjoy during the festivities.  Here is the link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0b49a4ac22a6fe3-swimathon

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and we’ll see you at the pool on Monday.

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

 

Team News

1 month ago @ 9:33AM by Joel Getis

RVHS Swim - Week of January 14, 2019

Rams,

 

After a great week of practice, we had a fun meet Friday night.  I had so much fun on Friday – between the excitement of State & Regional Cut Times and the spirit and singing during the final race – I was up until 1:00 am smiling and replaying the meet in my mind.  It was fantastic.

 

This week promises to be a lot of fun too.  It’s “Boys vs Girls Week” with our intra-squad meet on Wednesday and contests and points to be earned throughout the week.  Weather permitting, here’s a summary of the additional scoring opportunities that are available to you:

Monday & Tuesday – 5 points for first full team in the water and swimming at practice.

Monday & Tuesday – 5 points for the first full team to LEAVE the Potomac Club and go home after practice.

Monday – PLANK CHALLENGE – 5 points for longest plank

Wednesday – SPIRIT CHALLENGE – 5 points for the best team spirit displayed, both at school and during the meet

 

Please note that if LCPS is closed, there is no practice UNLESS they re-open facilities in the afternoon/evening.  There have been times in the past where LCPS has allowed us to practice when school has been closed for the day.  If school is closed, I will let you know by early afternoon whether or not we have practice.

 

Saturday is our last regular season meet and it is senior night.  We’ll be celebrating our seniors – Brock Lippy, Pawon Silpacharn, Jackson McCummings, William Joo, Taylor Body, and Claire Nguyen.  We have a presentation during the 15-minute break following the 50 freestyle.  It’s always a bittersweet day.

 

Goals update:

Boys Team

  1. District Champions – We’ve captured the regular season title and are well positioned for the meet on January 26.
  2. Regional Champions – Making good progress
  3. Top 3 at States – Still much work to be done
  4. 14 Swimmers at Regionals – 7 would be entered today
  5. 10 Swimmers at States – 6 would be entered today
  6. All 3 Relays at States – DONE

 

Girls Team

  1. District Champions – We’ve captured the regular season title and are well positioned for the meet on January 26.
  2. Regional Champions – Making good progress
  3. State Champions – Still much work to be done
  4. 16 Swimmers at Regionals – 10 would be entered today
  5. 12 Swimmers at States – 7 would be entered today
  6. All 3 Relays at States – DONE

 

Team Goals

  1. Drop 400 Seconds in total – With one regular season meet remaining, we have dropped 300 seconds.  We still have a way to go here.
  2. Cheer loudly & support one another – Friday was a blast.  Let’s keep it going this week.
  3. EVERY swimmer participates in EVERY spirit day – You can judge your success on this.

 

Here is your schedule for the week of January 14:

 

Monday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Tuesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Wednesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Thursday:  Team meeting in room 1402, 4:15-5:00 pm

                     Starting blocks practice at Ida Lee, 9:30-10:30 pm

Friday:  Pasta Party at the Lippy’s house, 6:00 pm – 19210 Skinner Square in Lansdowne.

Here is the sign-up to bring food, drinks, etc.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094daea62caa8-friday10  

Saturday: Swim Meet vs. Tuscarora at Ida Lee.  Warm-ups start at 6:00 pm, so be at the pool no later than 5:45 pm. The line-up has been posted to RiversideRams.net.

https://riversiderams.net/library/files/riversideathletics.bigteams_com_145966/files/20190119%20-%20Tuscarora.pdf

 

Please remember our Swim-a-thon is scheduled for January 30.  I hope that you have started to get pledges, etc.  In addition, we are asking for donations of food and drinks for the athletes to enjoy during the festivities.  Here is the link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0b49a4ac22a6fe3-swimathon

 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and we’ll see you at the pool on Monday (hopefully).

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

 

Team News

1 month ago @ 3:17PM by Joel Getis

RVHS Swim Post-Season Shirts Available to Order

Rams,

 

Our captains have designed our post season shirts, and you can buy one (or more) now.  Everyone is welcome to purchase a shirt.  They are not just for the swimmers who will be participating in the post season.  That is why they are ready to be ordered now...and so that we can can get them in before the District Championship Meet.

 

To order yours, go to:

https://www.customink.com/g/cev0-00bp-zgdd?pc=TXN-173480&utm_campaign=gof_org_open&utm_content=body_gof&utm_medium=email&utm_source=gof_org_txn

 

The order form is open now and will remain open until January 17, 2019 (10 days).  CustomInk will collect payment when you order your shirt(s).  Shirts will be delivered to school before January 25.

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

Team News

1 month ago @ 9:59AM by Joel Getis

RVHS Swim - Week of January 7, 2019

Rams,

 

The physically tough part of the season is over.  Having two meets without any full weeks of practice was tough physically.  Now that our “break” is behind us, we are ready for the exciting home stretch of the regular season and then into the championship season.  We are ready – physically and mentally!

 

At our meeting last week, I presented to you the possibilities of success that are ahead of us.  I stressed the importance of getting energized and focused for the rest of the regular season so that we can be best positioned for the post season.  Take a look at what you are doing.  Are you eating well, getting enough sleep, practicing efficiently, etc?  If you are not getting the results that you want, what should you change?  Make sure that you are having fun while working toward your goals.

 

Two weeks to go in the regular season…

 

On Wednesday, January 30, the team will be holding its annual Swim-a-Thon to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).  The Swim-a-Thon will run from 7:15-9:15 pm at the Potomac Club.  All swimmers are invited to participate, and I hope that everyone will.  At our meeting on Thursday, pledge envelopes were distributed.  If you did not get yours, or have misplaced it, I have more – come pick one up.  In addition, LLS has set up a website for donations to our Swim-a-Thon effort.  It will be “live” to collect donations beginning tomorrow. 

https://events.lls.org/pages/nca/riversiderams

 

I look forward to having a successful fundraiser, as well as a fun event.  Look for a sign-up coming soon for donations for food and drinks for the swimmers during the Swim-a-Thon.  Thank you for your support.

 

Here is the schedule for this week:

 

Week of January 7:

Monday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Tuesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm.

Wednesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Thursday:  Team meeting in room 1402 at 4:15 pm.

            Pasta Party at the Ferguson’s house – Thomas Lee Way in Lansdowne at 6:00 pm

**The Fergusons have invited parents to attend as well. If you plan to attend, please email Susan Ferguson – sjferg89@gmail.com

Please sign-up to bring items:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094daea62caa8-thursday4

Friday:  Swim Meet vs. Park View at Ida Lee.  Warm-ups start at 9:00 pm, so be at the pool no later than 8:45 pm. The line-up is posted on RiversideRams.net.

https://riversiderams.net/library/files/riversideathletics.bigteams_com_145966/files/20190111%20-%20Park%20View.pdf

 

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

Team News

1 month ago @ 10:18AM by Joel Getis

RVHS Swim - Week of December 31, 2018

Rams,

 

I hope that everyone has enjoyed the holiday season and is excited for 2019.  We are rapidly approaching the end of the regular season and I am getting more and more visibility into the post-season possibilities and I am very excited about what we can accomplish.  We had several swimmers drop significant time during last night’s meet.  Since we were coming out of an “off” week, I am thoroughly impressed, and highly energized by your performances.

 

This week is another challenging week for swimming because of New Years.  We have practice on Wednesday and Thursday (blocks) only.  Again, I <strongly> suggest that swimmers make every effort to get some pool time in on their own this week.  We are nearing the end of the regular season, and we still have a lot to accomplish.  Do not let the time off from school and lack of RVHS practice get in the way of you achieving your goals. Try to get to a pool tomorrow to get in a workout on your own.  We’re making great progress.  Don’t let it slip.

 

Here is the schedule for the week:

 

Week of December 31:

Monday:  No practice. Enjoy the time with your family. (Try to get to a pool and swim.)

Tuesday:  No practice. Enjoy the time with your family.

Wednesday:  BACK TO SCHOOL & Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Thursday:  Team meeting in room 1402 at 4:15 pm. Topics include: Swim-a-thon, Boys vs Girls meet, Goals update, State Meet Projection/Opportunities

Starting blocks practice at Ida Lee, 9:30-10:30 pm

Friday:  Pasta Party at the Maller’s house - 20012 Hazeltine Place, Belmont Country Club, 6:00 pm

Here is the link to sign-up to bring items:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094daea62caa8-friday9

Saturday: Swim Meet vs. Loudoun Valley at Claude Moore.  Warm-ups start at 1:00 pm, so be at the pool no later than 12:45 pm. I am working on the line-up and will let you know when I have posted it.

 

Happy New Year to you and your families.

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

 

Team News

1 month ago @ 9:19AM by Joel Getis

RVHS Swim - Week of December 24, 2018

Rams,

 

This time of the season is always tough.  With winter break messing with our practice schedule, and the holiday distractions that can keep us away from the pool, it’s important that we do everything that we can, individually, to stay on schedule.  We only have one full practice before Saturday’s meet against Loudoun County, and then only one full practice next week before our meet against Loudoun Valley.

 

That means that we only have 2 full weeks of practice left in the regular season.  We have a lot of individual and team goals to accomplish.  Do what you can, individually over the next couple of weeks, to drive toward these goals.  This means trying to get to a pool tomorrow and next Monday, if possible, to get in a workout on your own.  We’re making great progress.  Don’t let it slip.

 

Here is the schedule for the next two weeks:

 

Week of December 24:

Monday:  No practice. Enjoy the time with your family. (Try to get to a pool and swim.)

Tuesday:  No practice. Enjoy the time with your family.

Wednesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Thursday:  Starting blocks practice at Ida Lee, 9:30-10:30 pm

Friday:  Pasta Party at the Tran’s house, 6:00 pm

Here is the sign-up - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094daea62caa8-friday8

Saturday: Swim Meet vs. Loudoun County at Ida Lee.  Warm-ups start at 6:00 pm, so be at the pool no later than 5:45 pm. The line-up is posted on RiversideRams.net.

https://riversiderams.net/library/files/riversideathletics.bigteams_com_145966/files/20181229%20-%20Loudoun%20County.pdf

 

Week of December 31:

Monday:  No practice. Enjoy the time with your family. (Try to get to a pool and swim.)

Tuesday:  No practice. Enjoy the time with your family.

Wednesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Thursday:  Starting blocks practice at Ida Lee, 9:30-10:30 pm

Friday:  Pasta Party at the Maller’s house, 6:00 pm

Saturday: Swim Meet vs. Loudoun Valley at Claude Moore.  Warm-ups start at 1:00 pm, so be at the pool no later than 12:45 pm. I am working on the line-up and will let you know when I have posted it.

 

Happy Holidays to everyone.  See you on Wednesday.

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

 

Team News

2 months ago @ 9:23AM by Joel Getis

RVHS Swim Week of December 17, 2018

Rams,

 

We’ve reached the halfway point of the season – 4 meets down, 4 to go.  We’re making great progress, but still have a lot of work to do.  We need to take advantage of this two-week break between meets to rest up, eat well, and get ourselves focused for the challenging and exciting stretch ahead of us.  Celebrate the successes that we’ve had so far.  Remember our ultimate goals of post-season triumphs.

 

Parents, thank you so much for your help and support thus far this season.  We still have many open volunteer spots for our last 4 meets of the season.  Please take the time now to fill these spots.  Without you, we cannot hold the meets. Thank you!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f45a8ab2fa46-volunteer

 

With winter break starting this week, we will not hold a team meeting on Thursday.  However, I would like for everyone to show up at Wednesday’s practice a little early (by 7:50) so that we can have a quick chat before the start of break.

 

We do have practice over break and a meet on December 29.  Here is the schedule for the next two weeks:

 

Week of December 17:

Monday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Tuesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Wednesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 7:50-9:15 pm

Thursday:  Winter Sports Pep Rally at school.

 

Week of December 24:

Monday:  No practice. Enjoy the time with your family.

Tuesday:  No practice. Enjoy the time with your family.

Wednesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Thursday:  Starting blocks practice at Ida Lee, 9:30-10:30 pm

Friday:  Pasta Party at the Tran’s house, 6:00 pm

Saturday: Swim Meet vs. Loudoun County at Ida Lee.  Warm-ups start at 6:00 pm, so be at the pool no later than 5:45 pm. I am working on the line-up and will let you know when I have posted it.

 

Goals update:

Boys Team

  1. District Champions – On our way
  2. Regional Champions – Making good progress
  3. Top 3 at States – Still much work to be done
  4. 14 Swimmers at Regionals – 7 would be entered today
  5. 10 Swimmers at States – 6 would be entered today
  6. All 3 Relays at States – DONE

 

Girls Team

  1. District Champions – On our way
  2. Regional Champions – Making good progress
  3. State Champions – Still much work to be done
  4. 16 Swimmers at Regionals – 10 would be entered today
  5. 12 Swimmers at States – 7 would be entered today
  6. All 3 Relays at States – DONE

 

Team Goals

  1. Drop 400 Seconds in total – Total dropped thus far = 201.44.  We still have a LONG way to go to reach this goal, but we are making excellent progress.
  2. Cheer loudly & support one another – Our energy and excitement on Saturday was excellent.
  3. EVERY swimmer participates in EVERY spirit day – Are we doing it?

 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and we’ll see you at the pool on Monday.

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

 

Team News

2 months ago @ 10:35AM by Joel Getis

RVHS Swim - Week of December 10, 2018

Rams,

 

It was another great week for Riverside Swimming.  We had a fantastic week of practice and our hard work showed in our results in the pool on Saturday.  With several qualifying swims, we’re approaching our goals, but still have a long way to go and a lot of work to do.

 

Goals update:

Boys Team

  1. District Champions – On our way
  2. Regional Champions – Making good progress
  3. Top 3 at States – Still much work to be done
  4. 14 Swimmers at Regionals – 7 would be entered today
  5. 10 Swimmers at States – 6 would be entered today
  6. All 3 Relays at States – DONE

 

Girls Team

  1. District Champions – On our way
  2. Regional Champions – Making good progress
  3. State Champions – Still much work to be done
  4. 16 Swimmers at Regionals – 9 would be entered today
  5. 12 Swimmers at States – 7 would be entered today
  6. All 3 Relays at States – DONE

 

Team Goals

  1. Drop 400 Seconds in total – Through 2 meets, we dropped 69.77 seconds.  I’m compiling the numbers to include the Woodgrove meet and will update.  We still have a LONG way to go to reach this goal.
  2. Cheer loudly & support one another – I think that we can be LOUDER at our next meet.
  3. EVERY swimmer participates in EVERY spirit day – How’d we do on this one Friday??

 

Please note that there is no team meeting this week. I will be out of town during the day on Thursday and will not make it back in time for our meeting.  I will be back in time for starting blocks practice.

 

Here is your schedule for the week of December 10:

 

Monday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Tuesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Wednesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Thursday:  Starting blocks practice at Ida Lee, 9:30-10:30 pm

Friday:  Pasta Party at the Body’s house, 6:00 pm – 43619 Carradoc Farm Terrace in Lansdowne.

Here is the sign-up to bring food, drinks, etc.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094daea62caa8-friday7

Saturday: Swim Meet vs. Heritage at Claude Moore.  Warm-ups start at 1:00 pm, so be at the pool no later than 12:45 pm. I am working on the line-up and will let you know when I have posted it.

 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and we’ll see you at the pool on Monday.

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

 

Team News

2 months ago @ 12:40PM by Joel Getis

RVHS Swim - Week of December 3, 2018

Rams,

 

Wow…what a weekend.  Two meets. 23 State Qualifying Swims. 14 more Qualifying for Regionals…and 4 new team records (and one tied team record).  It was a great start to the 2018-19 season.

 

The following swimmers have qualified for States as individuals:

Boys – Otto Gerstl, Chris Kopac, Jackson McCummings, and Robert Quan

Girls – Allison Kopac, Claire Nguyen, and Hannah Ye

In addition, we have other swimmers who will participate in the relays.  What our relay line-ups will be will be determined at the end of the regular season.

 

New team records were set by:

Jackson McCummings – 100 free and 100 breast

Robert Quan – 100 back, and he tied his own 200 free record

Boys 400 Free Relay – Christian Szilagyi, Otto Gerstl, Chris Kopac, and Robert Quan

 

Parents – If you have not already signed up to volunteer at our meets, please do so.  Here is the link to the great opportunities.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f45a8ab2fa46-volunteer

 

I need to remind everyone about the VHSL attendance/participation policy.  Students must be in school by 9:30 a.m. on the day of an event to be able to participate.  Students may be late if, and only if, they have a medical appointment AND when arriving at school they have a note from the doctor.  The note must state that the student is medically cleared to participate in the day’s event.  Without this, students will not be allowed to participate in the event.  There is no flexibility in this, so please be sure to adhere to the policy.  In fact, I recommend that you do not schedule appointments, etc. on the days of meets, if possible.  Come to school on time.

 

Here is your schedule for the week of December 3:

 

Monday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Tuesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Wednesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Thursday:  Team Meeting at RVHS, 4:15-5:15 pm

                     Starting blocks practice at Ida Lee, 9:30-10:30 pm

Friday:  Pasta Party at the Feit’s house, 6:00 pm - 43870 Camellia Street in Belmont.

Saturday: Swim Meet vs. Woodgrove at Claude Moore.  Warm-ups start at 1:00 pm, so be at the pool no later than 12:45 pm. I am working on the line-up and will let you know when I have posted it.

 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and we’ll see you at the pool on Monday.

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

 

Team News

2 months ago @ 4:46PM by Joel Getis

RVHS Swim - Week of November 26, 2018

Rams,

 

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving and had a relaxing and fun time with your families.  Now…it’s time to crank things up!

 

The swim season is now fully upon us, as we have 2 meets this week.  This is our only week with two meets.  It is a busy week (season) so make sure you are getting plenty of rest, eating well, and staying on top of your academics. 

 

Parents – If you have not already signed up to volunteer at our meets, please do so.  Here is the link to the great opportunities.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f45a8ab2fa46-volunteer

 

We are still looking for hosts for our team pasta parties. The following dates are still available:

Friday, December 14

Friday, December 28

Thursday, January 10

Friday, January 18

 

If you can host, please email me and/or Libby Kinstle (libbykinstle@hotmail.com). Thank you for your generosity in opening your home to the team.

 

In addition, we always need to make sure that enough folks volunteer to bring food, etc. if you aren’t receiving emails about pasta parties from Libby Kinstle, please email her at libbykinstle@hotmail.com.

 

Here is your schedule for the week of November 26:

 

Monday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Tuesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Wednesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Thursday:  Team Meeting at RVHS, 4:15-5:15 pm – Agenda:  Goals (team & individual); Meet Line-ups, Responsibilities, & Expectations

Pasta Party at the Silpacharn’s house, 6:00 pm - 19364 Mill Dam Place in Lansdowne.

Friday:  Swim Meet vs. Dominion at Ida Lee.  Warm-ups start at 7:00 pm, so be at the pool no later than 6:45 pm.  Line-up - https://riversiderams.net/library/files/riversideathletics.bigteams_com_145966/files/20181130%20-%20Dominion.pdf  

Saturday: Swim Meet vs. Briar Woods at Claude Moore.  Warm-ups start at 1:00 pm, so be at the pool no later than 12:45 pm. Line-up - https://riversiderams.net/library/files/riversideathletics.bigteams_com_145966/files/20181201%20-%20Briar%20Woods.pdf

 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and we’ll see you at the pool on Monday.

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

 

Team News

3 months ago @ 9:09AM by Joel Getis

RVHS Swim - Week of November 19, 2018

Rams,

 

It was a fantastic first week of practice. You came in ready to go and worked hard throughout.  Coach Quinn and I are thrilled with how things went this week.

 

If your parents are not receiving email from me, please make sure that they get their email address to me. I want to make sure everyone is fully informed throughout the season.

 

If you have not provided me with your report card, please do so immediately. You can send me the electronic version from StudentVue. Take care of it NOW.

 

With our first meets coming on November 30 and December 1, it’s time to start getting parents registered to volunteer at meets. For each meet, we need as many as 17 volunteers. This includes timers, which require no special training, as well as meet officials (Starter/Referee, and Stroke & Turn officials). If you are interested in being a meet official, here is a link to the instructions to complete the VHSL process - https://riversiderams.net/library/files/riversideathletics.bigteams_com_145966/files/2018-19-Swim-Dive-Official-Registration-Instructions.pdf

 

Kearney Lewis is leading our volunteer efforts this year as our team Volunteer Coordinator. Thank you, Mrs. Lewis!  Look for information within the next couple of days on how to sign up to volunteer.

 

In addition, before each home meet, our team holds pasta parties. Libby Kinstle is coordinating our pasta parties and sent out information yesterday about dates and hosting opportunities. If you are willing to open your home to the team, please let her know. There will be a sign-up distributed for families to register to bring the food, drinks, etc.  Look for that information soon.

 

Here is your schedule for the week of November 19:

 

Monday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

  • We will be electing team captains before practice. Please try to arrive a little early.

Tuesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

 

It’s a short week of school and practice.  Let’s make it productive and efficient.  Then, we can rest up, enjoy Thanksgiving with our families, and then come back ready to get our meets started.

 

Please remember that if you wish to purchase some team shirts, socks, jackets, etc, you have until Tuesday, November 20 to place your order.  All items ordered will be delivered to me at school and I will distribute them to you.

https://cheerssports.itemorder.com/

Code is TN335

 

You can also purchase any swim equipment that you need through the Riverside Rams Swim Team Store on SwimOutlet - https://www.swimoutlet.com/rvhsramsswim/

 

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

 

Team News

3 months ago @ 9:31AM by Joel Getis

RVHS Swim - Week of November 12, 2018

Rams,

 

Welcome to the 2018-19 swim season.  We look forward to defending our Dulles District Championships (Boys & Girls) and Region 4C Championship (Girls), and intend to make a strong run at the State Championships (both teams).  It is going to be a great year.  Coach Quinn and I are looking forward to getting to work this week.

 

Therefore, be ready to practice HARD over the coming weeks.  We have only 3 weeks to get ready for our first meets – November 30 & December 1.

 

If you have not already done so, please take care of the following as quickly as possible:

  • Submit your $150 athletic fee to Riverside Athletics
  • Complete and turn your paperwork:  Rules and Suit/Shirt/Cap/Jacket Orders.
  • Purchase/Organize your equipment:  Suit, Goggles, Pull Buoys, Fins, and Snorkel.  Make sure you have a water bottle (full) for each practice!

 

As we discussed at our team meeting on Thursday, we need to be extremely organized and respectful at the pool. The Lansdowne HOA is carefully watching us and we need to make sure that we follow their rules.  As such, please arrive at 8:00 pm so that we can stretch, etc.  Then, we will head out to the pool and be ready to enter the pool at EXACTLY 8:15 pm.  We did this extremely well with this last week.  Let’s keep it up. 

 

Also, we always finish practice on time.  Therefore, we request that all parents to please be at the pool to pick up your swimmers at 9:15.  This will avoid having swimmers (and coaches) standing outside in the cold waiting for pick-ups.

 

We welcome you to show your team spirit and demonstrate support for the team by purchasing and wearing some official Rams Swim Team gear.  Check it out! 

https://cheerssports.itemorder.com/

Code is TN335

 

You can also purchase any swim equipment that you need through the Riverside Rams Swim Team Store on SwimOutlet - https://www.swimoutlet.com/rvhsramsswim/

 

Here is your schedule for the week of November 12:

 

Monday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm

Tuesday: 

  • Team picture after school.  Swimmers will be issued their team shirts after school.  Please wear JEANS (with as few holes as possible) for the picture.  Swimmers should gather in room 1402 no later than 4:45 pm.  We should be done by 5:45 pm.  
  • **If you are interested eating pizza while we wait for our picture, please let me know.  I am accepting donations to pay for the pizza.**
  • Winter Sports Parent’s Meeting at RVHS Auditorium, 7:00 pm
  • Practice at Lansdowne, 8:009:15 pm

Wednesday: 

  • National Letter of Intent Signing Ceremony at RVHS (Library) to celebrate Claire Nguyen’s official commitment to Arizona State University.  All are welcome.
  • Practice at Lansdowne, 8:009:15 pm

Thursday: 

  • Team Meeting at RVHS room 1402, 4:155:15 pm
    • Among other things, we will be discussing our goals for the season and electing team captains for the season.
    • Team captains will be nominated by the coaches and elected by the team.  There will be 2 captains for the girl’s team, and 2 captains for the boy’s team.
  • Starting Blocks Practice at Ida Lee, 9:3010:30 pm
  • ***Note that this is our ONLY starting blocks practice before our first meets.***

Saturday:

  • Team Social Event.  Time and location to be announced soon.

 

We are looking forward to an amazing 2018-19 season, and cannot wait to get to work tomorrow.

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

 

Team News

3 months ago @ 9:19AM by Joel Getis

RVHS Swim Team - Week of November 5 -- HERE WE GO!

Rams,

 

The day has finally come!  Tomorrow, we are in the pool to start the 2018-19 swim season.  Coach Quinn and I hope that you are as excited about this season as we are.

 

With 82 (!) swimmers on the athletic department list, tryouts this week are going to be crowded and competitive.  Therefore, it is important that we all work together to ensure that things run smoothly, that we support one another, and that everyone gives their best effort over the coming days.

 

At tomorrow’s meeting, we’ll do a final check on paperwork, etc. with the Athletic Department, review the schedule, and discuss how tryouts will work in significant detail.  Each team (Boys & Girls) will have approximately 25 athletes on the team.  Coaches will evaluate swimmers during the time trial try-outs and select the team accordingly.  All athletes are expected to attend all sessions during try-outs to be fully considered for the team.  

 

Here is your schedule for the week of November 5:

 

Monday:  Meeting at RVHS, room 1402, 2:00-3:00 pm

Monday:  Tryouts at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm  400 Meter Free

Tuesday:  Tryouts at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm  100 Meter Free & 50 Meter Breast

Wednesday:  Tryouts at Lansdowne, 8:00-9:15 pm  50 Meter Fly & 50 Meter Back

Thursday: Team Meeting at RVHS, 4:15-5:00 pm  2018-19 Team Announced

 

If you have any questions, or need additional information, please email me.

 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I’ll see you on Monday.

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

Team News

4 months ago @ 8:57AM by Joel Getis

Two weeks - RVHS Swimming Starts November 5

Rams,

 

It was amazing yesterday.  There must have been 10-15 of you who walked past me and said, "Two weeks."  You know it's coming. You are excited...and so am I.

 

 

 

The Riverside Rams Swim Season starts on Monday, November 5.  Coach Quinn and I can't wait to see you.  As a reminder, here a summary of how tryout week will work.

 

Remember that you must have all of your athletic paperwork in to the athletic department in order to participate.  All forms, including the physical, are on www.RiversideRams.net

 

Each team (Boys & Girls) will have approximately 25 athletes on the team.  Coaches will evaluate swimmers during the time trial try-outs and select the team accordingly.  All athletes are expected to attend all sessions during try-outs in order to be fully considered for the team.  The time trial try-out schedule is as follows:

 

Monday, November 5 – 2:00-3:00pm @ Riverside High School, room 1402 – Info. Meeting

Monday, November 5 – 8:00-9:15pm @ Lansdowne on the Potomac – 400M freestyle

Tuesday, November 6 – 8:00-9:15 pm @ Lansdowne on the Potomac – 100M freestyle & 50M breast

Wednesday, November 7 – 8:00-9:15pm @ Lansdowne on the Potomac – 50M fly & 50M back

Thursday, November 8  – 4:15pm @ Riverside High School, room 1402 – Team Announced

 

Swimmers will be evaluated based on times achieved in each event.  Coaches will analyze each event separately as well as cumulatively to determine each swimmer’s “rank”.  This analysis will be used to determine the final roster for the Riverside Rams Swim Team.

 

Rest up.  Eat well.  Hit the pool.

 

Swim Team is coming!

 

If you have questions, or need more information, let me know.

 

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis


https://riversiderams.net
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