Swim Team Awards
Team Champs (Awarded to the top male and female point scorers)
Dominion Hills Swim Team 2016
Don Stocking Coaches Award:
Don Stocking was a long time member of the Dominion Hills Recreation Association and a dedicated contributor to the Dominion Hills Swim and Dive Team. His contribution spanned a wide spectrum of activities as parent, team official, and Northern Virginia Swim League President. His involvement with the swim team began in 1958 when his oldest son started swimming and continued to stay involved as all seven of his children and then all twenty of his grandchildren swam summers in the NVSL. He served as President of the NVSL from 1963 to 1964 and was a long standing member of the Dominion Hills Board. He continued to stay involved with the team well past the time of any family participation, refereeing his last meet in 2010. As a result of his selfless dedication, mature guidance, and longstanding contribution to the Dominion Hills Swim Team, he helped forge an environment dedicated to enabling any Dominion Hills Warrior athlete to strive to do their best. Don Stocking’s legacy is the Dominion Hills Swim Team. The Don Stocking Coaches award is given to a swimmer selected by the Coaches in recognition of outstanding contribution and service to the team.
Ann Leslie Riley
Tony Santander Spirit Award
Tony Santander was a member of the Dominion Hills Swim Team. His enthusiasm and energy were pervasive and he was especially noted for his commitment to and encouragement of the younger members of the swim team. Tony would be the first to volunteer to help a coach or parent with whatever was needed. The Tony Santander Spirit Award is given to an awardee selected by the Coaches in recognition of outstanding spirit over the course of a season.
Age-Group Champs: (awarded to the top male and female point age group scorer. Points are calculated from A Meets only)
8& U Champions:
Mari Klaire Morris-Larkin
Most Improved (awarded to the most improved male and female swimmers.
Most Improved 8&U
Most Improved – 9-10
11-12 Most Improved
13-14 Most Improved
15-18 Most Improved
Swimmer Absence Form - fill out today!!
Where in the World is your swimmer?!
Please fill out Swimmer Absence Form. We need this information so we can better track swimmer availability for meets. Do not fill out the form if your swimmer is here for all meets. Thank you!
We need VOLUNTEERS! - position descriptions below:
The Dominion Hills Swim & Dive Team offers DHARA pool members between the ages of 6 and 18 the opportunity to compete against athletes from other Northern Virginia pools in the Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL), one of the oldest and largest youth sports leagues in the country. There are lots of good reasons to join the team.
The athletes love the team because they get to make lots of new friends, participate in pep rallies, improve their strokes and dives, improve their times, cheer on their team mates, travel all over Northern Virginia checking out other team's pools, wear cool swim suits, get up early in the morning to practice, eat donuts and pancakes, take home an award at the end of the season, and really enjoy being part of a team.
Parents love the swim and dive team because they get to know other pool members, share in their child's success, get up at the crack of dawn to drink coffee by the pool during practice, enjoy sitting in the hot sun cheering on the team at meets (or alternately sitting behind the concession stand cheering while selling burgers and hot dogs), travel to parts of Northern Virginia they never knew existed, and really enjoy the team experience.
The Legend of the Warriors
The team is named for the young, athletic members of the Indian tribes who in the past roamed this area. They would be called by Chief Powhatan to meet periodically at the natural spring currently enclosed in a spring house in the valley at the rear of the Dominion Hills’ property. The spring appears on the first maps of the area. Dominion Hills Warriors draw their strength from a long line of warriors, and their speed from the “fast water” of the spring.