By Reach for the Wall Staff
This Saturday, June 23, The MCSL, Prince-Mont and NVSL summer leagues will compete in their Division championships while the Prince William League will complete their last dual meet of the season. Meanwhile, PVS is holding their last meet of the Long Course season with the 13 & Over Championships at the University of Maryland. Another weekend of sweltering heat and opportunities for fast swimming, as always remember to stay hydrated & Good Luck!
Division A: Rockville should complete the sweep of all the meets and retain the division title
Division B: Potomac is poised to complete their undefeated season
Division C: Chevy Chase Recreation has a commanding lead on the division and should take the title
Division D: Darnestown went undefeated in the duals, however finished 4th at the Relay Carnival. Unless Mohican can repeat their upset at Relay Carnival, Darnestown is in position to win.
Division E: Woodcliffe was unblemished in the duals and Relay Carnival, with Bannockburn solidly in 2nd. Woodcliffe should take the title.
Division F: Manchester Farm is well ahead of the pack for the division title, however, it will be a fierce battle for 2nd between Northwest Branch, Rockshire and Little Falls.
Division G: Seven Locks has risen to the occasion all season. Kenmont and Forest Knolls have a tight race to 2nd…Daleview could spoil it for one of those teams.
Division H: Hallowell has run the table in H this season and Cedarbrook sits comfortably in 2nd, Hallowell should complete the sweep.
Division I: Westleigh and Inverness are separated by 4 points in the overall standings. Whoever finishes ahead this weekend will will the division!
Division J: Olney Mill won their 5 dual meets, but only has a 2pt lead on a resurgent Potomac Woods for the division title. Can Potomac Woods shock Division J on Saturday?
Division K: Washingtonian Woods has a commanding lead after winning their 5 duals and Relay Carnival, they are the favorite for a clean sweep.
Division L: Norbeck Grove and Quail Valley are separated by 2pts in the standing by way of their finish at Relay Carnival. Can Norbeck Grove hold off Quail Valley for the title?
Division M: Plantations and North Creek are tied! The division title is up for grabs this Saturday.
Division N: Long Branch is tops in the division and likely will remain that way after Saturday.
Division O: Middlebridge won every event during the season & should remain undefeated!
The Division champion is awarded to the team that wins the most dual meets during the season, so the division meet is for bragging rights and good competition. As posted on the NVSL site, the last dual meet of the season saw some records go down:
“There were many fast swims throughout the League during the final dual meets of the season. Three new NVSL meters records were set. These are the first NVSL meters records set since 2019! Congratulations to Charis, and the Tuckahoe relay teams (Nolan, Isaac, JT, and Emanuel; Kyle, Grant, Hunter and JT) on their records!!
E18 Girls 13-14 50 Meter Backstroke 29.42 by Charis Roundtree of Virginia Run. (Charis “swam up” in the 15-18 Girls Backstroke during the meet.)
Old record was 29.75 set by Janet Hu of Mosby Woods on 7/17/2010 and equaled on 8/4/2018 by Alexandra Dicks of Hunter Mill.
E49 Boys 15-18 200 Meter Medley Relay 1:44.71 by Nolan Dunkel, Isaac Bell, JT Ewing and Emanuel Rouvelas of Tuckahoe.
Old record was 1:44.84 set by Ryan Soh, Tyler Lentine, Thomas Outlaw, and Ryan Mathis of Chesterbrook on 7/6/2019.
E51 Boys 15-18 200 Meter Mixed Age Free Relay 1:49.25 by Kyle Koay, Grant Nielsen, Hunter Zipperer and JT Ewing of Tuckahoe.
Old record was 1:49.40 set by Ryan Bradshaw, Alex, Andrews, Johnny Bradshaw and David DiMeglio of Hamlet on 7/14/2018.”
— Northern Virginia Swimming League (@swimNVSL) July 22, 2022
Division 1: Chesterbrook, 5-0
Division 2: McLean, 5-0
Division 3: Old Keene Mill, 5-0
Division 4: Cardinal Hill, 5-0
Division 5: Hiddenbrook and Little Hunting Park both were 4-1
Division 6: Sleepy Hollow Rec, 5-0
Division 7: Lakevale Estates, 5-0
Division 8: Hunter Mill and Fairfax both 4-1
Division 9: Poplar Heights, 5-0
Division 10: Camelot, Walden Glen and Sully Station all finished 4-1
Division 11: Parklawn 5-0
Division 12: Fox Hunt, 5-0
Division 13: Mansion House, 5-0
Division 14: Fox Mill Woods, 5-0
Division 15: Kings Ridge, 5-0
Division 16: Commonwealth, 5-0
Division 17: Springfield, 5-0
Here’s the league standings snapshot after week 5, with Piedmont leading the way at 5-0:
As reported on the PWSL league site, “PWSL week 5 is in the books – looking over the summary sheet, we had just under 3600 swimmers in the water this weekend; that’s the most this season and back to our numbers from the end of 2018, closing in on pre-pandemic 2019 numbers. Hopefully a good sign for growth in coming seasons.”