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3.0 days ago @ 11:33AM by Joel Getis

RVHS Swim - Week of December 5

Rams,

 

What a great start to the season! I gave you a goal and you crushed it!  With 12 State Championship qualifying times, we are off to an amazing start.  As promised, you earned OPTIONAL PRACTICES on December 27 and 28.

 

We have a big meet this week against Potomac Falls.  We’ll be missing a few swimmers, so everyone is going to have to push a bit harder this week so that we can continue our success. Fortunately, we are going to get in a full week of practices this week so that you can focus on the details, build the good habits, and continue to build your strength and endurance.

 

Please remember to bring your equipment to every practice, and, as Coach Keeton pointed out last week, make sure you have the right equipment – fins that fit, etc.  Without the proper gear, full participation in practice is difficult and we want you to get as much out of every practice as possible.

 

Parents – Please sign up to volunteer for Saturday’s meet. We need a referee, a stroke and turn official and a couple timers.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44aeae22aa8-potomac

 

I’ll be posting Saturday’s line-up soon.

 

Here is your schedule for the week of December 5.

 

Monday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 4:45-6:00 pm

Tuesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 4:45 -6:00 pm

Wednesday: Practice at Lansdowne, 4:45 -6:00 pm

Thursday:  Team meeting, 4:30-5:15 pm

Friday:  Pasta Party at Pasta Party at Freeman’s – 18745 Upper Meadow Drive – 6:00 pm

Here’s the link to sign up for food, etc. - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0949aeaa2eaa8-riverside1

Saturday: Swim Meet vs Potomac Falls, warm-ups start at 1:00 pm at Claude Moore. Be at the pool, ready to swim at 12:45 pm.

 

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

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

 

Team News

3.0 days ago @ 9:00AM by Joel Getis

Riverside Swim Teams Top Stone Bridge

December 3, 2023 - The Riverside Swim Teams secured strong wins in the first meet of the season with the Boys winning 194-90 and the Girls winning 194-92.  It was a great day at Claude Moore Recreation Center for the Rams with the teams achieving twelve (12!) state cut times.

 

The following swimmers qualified for the State Championship Meet:

Boys:

Jacob Quan: 200 Free, 100 Free, 500 Free

HT Tragle: 50 Free, 100 Free

Nikita Kresin: 100 Breast

200 Free Relay: Matthew Iglesias, Harper Freeman, HT Tragle, Jacob Quan

400 Free Relay: Jacob Quan, Harper Freeman, Max Lu, HT Tragle

 

Girls:

Elle Santucci: 200 IM

Kylee Sessions: 50 Free, 100 Breast

200 Medley Relay: Elle Santucci, Kylee Sessions, Lizzie Rebich, Charlotte Duggan

 

The complete results have been posted to RiversideRams.net.

https://bigteams-public-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/library/files/riversideathletics.bigteams_com_145966/files/1%20-%20Stone%20Bridge%20Results.pdf

 

On Saturday, December 10, the Rams will take on Potomac Falls High School at 1pm at Claude Moore.

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

Team News

1 week ago @ 10:26AM by Joel Getis

RVHS Swim - Week of November 28

Rams,

 

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving, got in some good rest, and is now ready for the season to get rolling!

 

I am excited that we are finally back in our home pool (Lansdowne), that our late-night practices are over, and that everyone is now healthy and able to attend all practices.  It’s going to be amazing to have the entire team at all practices now and working together.  Everything accelerates this week as we have a full week of practice and our first meet. It’s going to be great!

 

With practice starting at 4:45, I strongly encourage you bring your bag to school and go directly to the pool at dismissal. You are welcome to leave your bag in my classroom in the morning and retrieve it at the end of the day.  We will be starting each practice with some dryland work for 15 minutes and then we are in the water at 5:00.  Be on time, dressed and ready to go.  Time is limited and we have a lot to accomplish each day.

 

The line-up for Saturday is set and has been posted to RiversideRams.net. We will talk through it on Thursday at our meeting. We have a strong and deep team. Coach Keeton and I are excited to see some fast swims this weekend.

https://bigteams-public-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/library/files/riversideathletics.bigteams_com_145966/files/1%20-%20Stone%20Bridge%20Lineup.pdf

 

Parents – we still have two openings for volunteers for Saturday’s meet. We need a Referee and one timer.  Here’s the link to register https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44aeae22aa8-stone2

Please take on these roles.  We cannot hold the meet without every slot filled.

 

Here is your schedule for the week of November 28.

 

Monday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 4:45-6:00 pm

Tuesday:  Practice at Lansdowne, 4:45 -6:00 pm

Wednesday: Practice at Lansdowne, 4:45 -6:00 pm

Thursday:  Team meeting, 4:30-5:15 pm

Friday:  Pasta Party at The Byers (43477 Calphams Mill Court), 6:00 pm

Here’s the sign-up to register to bring a dish, side, etc.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0949aeaa2eaa8-riverside1

Saturday: Swim Meet vs Stone Bridge, warm-ups start at 1:00 pm at Claude Moore. Be at the pool, ready to swim at 12:45 pm.

 

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

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

 

Team News

2.0 weeks ago @ 7:44AM by Joel Getis

RVHS Swim - Week of November 21

Rams,

 

It was a fantastic first week of practice. You came in ready to go and worked hard throughout.  Coach Keeton and I are thrilled with how things went and how well you have adapted to our changed schedule for the start of the season.

 

Unfortunately, we are back at Dulles South for practice this week (Monday and Tuesday).  However, the Lansdowne HOA has announced that the pool will reopen on November 28, so we will be back in Lansdowne and back to our regular schedule next week – just in time to get into the swing of our competitive season.

 

If your parents are not receiving email from me, please make sure that they get their email address to me. Here is the link to sign up -  https://bit.ly/swimlist2022 . I want to make sure everyone is fully informed throughout the season.

 

If your parents have not already signed up to volunteer at meets, please encourage them to do so.  Our first meet is coming soon – December 3 – and there are still opportunities available.  In fact, we still need a referee, a stroke and turn official and 4 timers for our first meet.  Here are the links to sign up to volunteer.

 

Stone Bridge – 12/3

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44aeae22aa8-stone2

 

Potomac Falls – 12/10

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44aeae22aa8-potomac

 

Briar Woods – 12/17

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44aeae22aa8-briar

 

Patriot – 1/6

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44aeae22aa8-patriot

 

Woodgrove – 1/7

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44aeae22aa8-woodgrove

 

Independence – 1/20

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44aeae22aa8-independence

 

Heritage – 1/21

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44aeae22aa8-heritage2

 

Here is information on how to become a VHSL official.

https://bigteams-public-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/library/files/riversideathletics.bigteams_com_145966/files/VHSL%20Official%20Registration1.pdf

 

In addition, before each home meet, our team holds pasta parties. Lori Bryant is coordinating our pasta parties and has set up a sign up for hosting opportunities as well as for families to register to bring the food, drinks, etc.  These are GREAT events and I encourage everyone to sign up soon. Here’s the link - https://bit.ly/swimpasta2022

 

Here is your schedule for the week of November 21. 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.

 

Monday:  Practice at Dulles South, 8:00-9:30 pm

Tuesday:  Practice at Dulles South, 8:00-9:30 pm

Wednesday: Rest and help your family prepare for Thanksgiving.

Thursday:  Enjoy the time with your family.

Friday:  Recover from enjoying time with your family.

Saturday & Sunday:  Get ready to get back to work on Monday!

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

 

Team News

3.0 weeks ago @ 8:38AM by Joel Getis

RVHS Swim - Week of November 14

Rams,

 

Welcome to the 2022-23 Riverside Rams swim season.   Coach Keeton and I are excited to get started and to have a fantastic season.

 

We get things rolling with a jam-packed schedule for the week, coupled with the continued challenge of having to travel to Dulles South for our practices on Monday and Tuesday. Hopefully, this will be our last week of late nights and long rides, but I’m not sure yet.  As soon as the Lansdowne HOA provides me with an update on the reopening of the pool, I’ll let you know. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

Please remind your parents that the Riverside Winter Sports meeting is at school on Monday at 7:00 pm.  I’d like to encourage all parents to attend so that they don’t miss any information from the athletic department (VHSL and LCPS rules and regulations).  In addition, there will be a swim team only session following the athletic department’s presentation. We’ll be meeting in the auditorium.  (Swimmers, please be sure to pass this information on to your parents as I do not have everyone’s contact information yet.)

 

As we discussed at our meeting on Thursday, we had a great tryout week with some great swims, and we have a talented and deep team.  Over the next couple of weeks, we will be getting in some great workouts as we prepare for our first meet on December 3.  Be ready to practice HARD over the coming weeks.

 

If you have not already done so, purchase/organize your equipment:  Suit, Goggles, Pull Buoys, Fins, and Snorkel.  Bring your equipment with you to every practice and make sure you have a water bottle (full) for each practice! 

 

We always start and finish on time.  Do not be late. We are in the water and swimming right at the start of practice.  Also, we request that all parents to please be at the pool to pick up your swimmers by 9:30 pm (this week at Dulles South).  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.  The online store closes, tomorrow, Monday, November 14. Your orders will be delivered to my house over winter break for distribution.  There’s some great stuff available. Check it out! 

https://bit.ly/ramsswim2022 

 

You can purchase your TEAM SUIT and any swim equipment, or any other items, that you need through the Riverside Rams Swim Team Store on SwimOutlet - https://www.swimoutlet.com/rvhsramsswim/

You can purchase any swim items that you want/need on SwimOutlet and by entering through the Rams Swim Team Store, the team earns a residual payment.

 

If you have not paid your athletic fees, please take care of that immediately:

https://lcps.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/9245/371/False/True

 

If you have not paid for your team shirt, caps, or jackets, please do that immediately:
https://lcps.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/9257/371/False/True

 

Here is your schedule for the week of November 14:

 

Monday:  Wear team shirts to school.

  • Team picture at ~5:00 pm.  Please wear your team shirt and pants without holes for the picture (dark pants/jeans preferred). I’ll be staying in my classroom after school. You are welcome to hang out there until picture time
  • Winter Sports Parent’s Meeting at RVHS Main Gym, 7:00 pm. Swim team session immediately following in auditorium.
  • Practice at Dulles South, 8:009:30 pm

 

Tuesday:  Practice at Dulles South, 8:00-9:30 pm

 

Wednesday:  Dryland Practice at Stadium- “Wednesday Night Lights”, 4:45-5:45 pm

  • It’s going to be chilly. Dress appropriately.

 

Thursday: 

  • Team Meeting at RVHS room 1402, 4:305:15 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.

 

We are looking forward to an amazing season and cannot wait to get to work tomorrow.

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis

 

Team News

1 month ago @ 10:25AM by Joel Getis

Change in Swim Schedule, week of November 7-9

Rams,

 

The Potomac Club pool is undergoing repairs and is closed for at least the next week.  Therefore, we have to move things to the Dulles South pool in South Riding for Monday and Tuesday night.  Hopefully, the pool will be repaired in time for practices on Monday, November 14.  I'll keep you updated.

 

Here is the revised plan for tryouts next week:

Monday, November 7 - 8:30 am meeting in my classroom for paperwork verification and run through of tryouts

Monday, November 7 - 8:00-9:30 pm at Dulles South.  400 yard freestyle and 50 breaststroke

Tuesday, November 8 - 8:00-9:30 pm at Dulles South. 100 freestyle, 50 butterfly, 50 backstroke

Wednesday, November 9 - 4:30 pm - Attend Kylee Session's National Letter of Intent Signing Ceremony in Cafeteria (Optional)

              - 5:00-6:00 pm at Riverside High School - meet in my classroom and then head outside (weather permitting). Dryland workout

Thursday, November 10 - 4:30 pm Team Meeting

 

Please let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

 

Go Rams!

 

Coach Getis


https://riversiderams.net