First Annual Panther Swim-a-Thon
Congratulations Parliament Panthers!
Swim Team - 2019 Division 16 and Relay Carnival Champions
Dive Team - 2019 Division 7 Champions
2021 Swim and Dive Information
The Parliament Panthers swim team competes in Division 15 of the Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL) and the Dive Team competes in Division 6.
The NVSL was founded in 1956 to sponsor competitive swimming events and
activities among community swimming pools of Northern Virginia, and to
develop in the children participating in this program -A love of the sport, advanced aquatic skills, teamwork, and the principles of good sportsmanship.
We are excited for you to join the Parliament Panther teams this summer! All levels of swimmers and divers are encouraged to join. The swim team participates in both Competitive "A" meets on Saturday mornings and Developmental "B" meets on Monday evenings. Whether you are a beginning swimmer or a Junior Olympian, we are excited to have you on our team. Our goal is for each swimmer to improve their swim skills as well as develop relationships with neighbors and teammates and most importantly.... have fun.
Parliament is joining SwimTopia!
We are excited to use SwimTopia as our platform for information and communication for the 2021 swim and dive season! SwimTopia will replace shutterfly; we will no longer use that platform for communication.
Here are the things we can do on SwimTopia:
- sign up to volunteer for a swim or dive meet
- access the swim and dive calendar of events
- receive communications from the coaching staff and Team Reps
- declare availability for each meet
- register for B Meets
13 & up 4:30-5:20 pm
June 14-July 23
13 & up 7:50-9:00 am
M-F 7:30-8:55 am
Who Can Join Swim Team?
In order to join the Parliament swim team, you must first be a member of Parliament Pool. To join Parliament Pool, visit the pool website. Swimmers need to be between the ages of 4-18 and be able to swim one length of the pool in order to join. Swimmers 9 and over need to swim two lengths of the pool in meets. Swimmers will be evaluated the first two weeks of practice to ensure they are safe to be on the team.
Not sure if swim team is right for you?
All swimmers are encouraged to try swim team for the first week. If it's not a right fit for you, your registration fee will be refunded. Note: you must register and pay before trying the team. If you chose not to participate, your registration fee will be refunded.
Mini-Panthers or "Minis" are our youngest swim team members who are still working towards swimming a full 25 meter length at the beginning of the season. They are generally ages 4-7 years old. The Mini-Panther program is for stroke development. As the child develops their skills they will be moved to the 8 and under full lane practice. Visit the Minis page for more information about what determines if your child is ready for minis and for more about the minis program. All children will be evaluated during the 1-2 weeks to determine whether they are ready for Minis or if they need more swim lessons. If your child is not ready for Mini Panthers, the Pool offers group swim lessons. Click here for more information about group swim lessons at Parliament.
Who Can Join Dive Team?
Divers must also be members of Parliament Pool. However, if you are a member of another NVSL pool that does not offer a Dive Team, you can join Parliament's team. Please contact us for more information.
Registration will be done via SwimTopia this year! Payment is done by check and can be brought to the "Meet the Coaches" event or the first practice. Each family will create a SwimTopia account during registration and will use this login each time they want to access their account. To Register, click the link on the side of this page!
1st Child: $115
All other children: $110
There is also a $100 refundable volunteer check due at the time of registration. Your check is only cashed if you do not meet the volunteer requirements by the end of the season.