NVSL Dive Reps, Referees, and Judges:
As the Chief Diving Official for the NVSL, I have received a notification of a free diving judge course for prospective/existing judges. A FREE course is available from the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) for diving judges. PLEASE NOTE that the diving rules are not exactly the same as our NVSL rule, but the judging criteria is the same.
I’m forwarding the link below to you to take advantage of the courses offered FREE by NFHS. One of the courses is “Officiating Swimming and Diving” – don’t worry, there is a separate Diving only section. While it includes preliminary “how to officiate” stuff and a review of the High School Rules, it has a very valuable section on practice judging. There are 30 different dives shown and you get to judge each; NFHS does a good job of explaining the rationale for each “score” (they actually use the scoring descriptors – satisfactory, deficient, good, etc.). So, if you want to improve/test your dive judging abilities, I’d recommend you take a look at this course. It’s free until July 1. Click the link in the blue box below and register with NFHS; then find the diving course under the COURSES tab under “Officiating Swimming and Diving.”
This course can be found at https://nfhslearn.com/courses/officiating-swimming-and-diving
Hope you are all safe. Hope also to see you at the pools next season.
Chief Dive Official
Both NVSL Swim and Dive have decided to cancel the 2020 season due to the pandemic. Safety is our utmost concern, and there is too much uncertainty surrounding the pandemic for us to be able to plan a season that would be safe and enjoyable for the NVSL families. Dues that have been collected for 2020 will be applied to 2021, and there will be no assessment at all for 2020.
For team reps, answers to frequently asked questions on the season cancellation can be found here: https://dive.mynvsl.com/file/31537/2020___Diving_Season_FAQ_pdf
For 2020 graduating high school seniors, the NVSL scholarship application, due 6/26, can be found here: https://dive.mynvsl.com/documents?folder_id=26937
We look forward to returning in 2021. Stay safe!
While all of us navigate life under the threat of the COVID-19 virus, our League has received a number of inquiries about the upcoming NVSL swim and dive season. We kindly request that you allow us time to make an informed determination as we explore various scenarios, which may result in a cancelled season, an abbreviated season, a delayed season or a full season as scheduled.
We are closely monitoring everything that we can, including federal, state and local government guidance and prohibitions, other swim leagues and organization guidance, local and non-local, and our member pool decisions. We have always stressed safety in the NVSL, and our priority will continue to be the health and safety of those involved in our community.
We wish you the very best and hope that you and your loved ones remain healthy.
- The NVSL Executive Board
This is a reminder that we have our fall meeting coming up on Sunday 11/17 from 2-4pm at the Arlington Central Library Donnellan Auditorium. There will be A LOT of important information distributed at this meeting, so please plan to be there or send someone from your team. We will be selecting Division Coordinators and venues for Divisional Championships, announcing seeding info, and distributing meet schedules, proposed rule changes, survey results, and the 2019 “Dive by the Numbers” report. We will also be voting on whether to bring a professional photographer back to the All-Star meet, as we had done until a few years ago.
The meet materials packet is up and can be found here. It includes the agenda and all the docs you’ll want to download and read before the meeting.