strives for Excellence!
opportunities for swimmers of all abilities to achieve to
the highest level of their capability through effective,
innovative and inspired events and programs.
sustain excellence among all non-athlete members through
education, encouragement, and recognition.
highest standards of sportsmanship and, in recognition that
swimming is but one part of our existence, promote those
values that lead to success in all aspects of life.
is the local governing body for competitive swimming in our
(Commonwealth of Virginia, except the Counties of Arlington
and Fairfax and Cities of Alexandria and Falls Church; and in
the State of North Carolina, the Counties of Camden, Currituck,
and Pasquotank, as well as the team OBX in Dare County).
Virginia Swimming is one of fifty-nine (59) Local Swimming
located in 4 geographic regions of the country in the Eastern,
Southern, Central and Western Zones,
Swimming, the National Governing Body for competitive
swimming in the United States.
In accordance with the Amateur Sports Act, USA Swimming sets
rules for meets, establishes safety procedures, sets criteria
for achievement levels, administers USA's national swimming
teams, and promotes competitive swimming through research,
education, and marketing.
USA Swimming boasts approximately 300,000 members in about 2,800
In accordance with the
standards, rules, regulations, and policies and procedures of
USA Swimming, the Federation Internationale de Natation
Amateur (FINA), Virginia Swimming, Inc.
and its Certificate
of Incorporation, we have jurisdiction over the sport of
competitive swimming and are responsible for the conduct and
administration of swimming events within our geographic
territory. In this capacity, Virginia Swimming formulates
rules, establishes policies and procedures, conducts swimming
meets and other programs, and disseminates information to the
Swimming is organized according to the representative and
participatory principles of USA Swimming. Our House of
Delegates consists of member Club representatives, elected
Athlete and Coach Representatives, members of the Board of
Directors and at-large House of Delegate members. The
House of Delegates is responsible for managing the affairs of
Virginia Swimming and for the establishment of policies,
procedures and programs. The House of Delegates meets
twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. During the
intervals between meetings of the House of Delegates, our Board
of Directors, which is composed of elected officers and
committee chairpersons, is charged with the responsibility for
making decisions for the LSC.
Swimming is committed to offering a balanced competitive
swimming program for athletes of all ages and ability levels.
In addition to offering an annual program of swimming meets for
athletes at every level, we also offer unique educational and
training opportunities and experiences to our member athletes,
coaches and volunteers in the form of local, regional and
national level swimming camps, workshops and clinics.
about 6,000 registered athletes,
about 250 registered coaches, about
400 certified officials, and
approximately 100 other registered
volunteers participating in about 50
member clubs ranging in size from less than
10 athletes to over
We have swimmers of all ages and abilities -- from novice to
National Championship / Olympic Trials finalists!
Build the Base - Promote the Sport -
Achieve Competitive Success