Man swimming.
Photo by Rob Paine

When

Friday, September 20

100 yards breast stroke: start time 9 a.m.
50 yards freestyle: start time 9:30 a.m.
100 yards back stroke: start time 10 a.m.
50 yards breast stroke: start time 10:30 a.m.
100 yards freestyle: start time 11 a.m.
50 yards back stroke: start time 11:30 a.m.
Half mile: start time 12 p.m.

Where

Dulles South Recreation and Community Center
24950 Riding Center Drive
South Riding, VA 20152 (use Chantilly for GPS purposes)

Register

Registration opens June 17, 2019.
Registration closes August 24 (mail-in) or August 31 (online).

Woman swimming.
Photo by Ed Parker

Event Director

Jim Mackenzie (email)

Results and Records

See Results and Records for NVSO 2002 to 2018

Rules

General Rules
Please go here for rules covering all events.

Two men swimming.
Photo by Ed Parker

Swimming Rules
Competition will be in Men’s and Women’s Divisions in 5-year age groups (50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+). USMS Masters Rules apply with exceptions.

A) General

  • Events will consist of the 50 yard and 100 yard freestyle, 50 yard and 100 yard backstroke, 50 yard and 100 yard breaststroke, and a nominal ½ mile or 900 yards (any style).
  • All 50 yard competitions are twice the length of the pool. Swimmers will start in the water with at least one hand on the side of the pool.
  • The 900 yard (nominal ½ mile) competition is 36 times the length of the pool. Swimmers will start in the water with at least one hand on the side of the pool. Any stroke or combination of strokes are permitted.
  • All 100 yard competitions are four times the length of the pool. Swimmers may start from the starting blocks, from the edge of the pool, or in the water with at least on hand on the side of the pool.
  • The kicks allowed are the frog, whip, scissors, or breaststroke.
  • Best times will be recorded. In case of a tie, duplicate medals will be awarded and medals for subsequent lowest times will be downgraded.
  • Women and Men will swim separately if warranted by entry levels, but may be combined.
  • ½ mile competitors may be assigned 2 swimmers per lane depending on the number of entrants. 

B) Backstroke

  • Two hands must hold the side of the pool for the start. Backstrokes must swim face-up with alternate or simultaneous arm strokes (swimmer’s choice).

C) Freestyle

  • In the freestyle, 1⁄2 mile, and backstroke, at least a one-hand touch finish is required. Turns for these events shall be a wall touch with any part of the body. 

D) Breast Stroke      

  • A ‘two-hands’ touch at turns and the finish is required. Breaststroke competitors must do an arm stroke that is an in-water recovery. 

E) Equipment

  • No swimmer may use equipment which gives him/her an unfair advantage such as swim fins, flotation devices, breathing apparatus such as a snorkel, or similar devices.