Swim Team – 2021

The Virginia Vale Swim Team is one of the most successful in the state by almost any measure. The team has won the Colorado Summer State Championship for 10 years in a row with countless club, league and state individual and relay records set (and broken) each year.

The best measures of success are seen each summer day as big kids cheer on little kids, and the little kids dream of growing up to be just like the big kids. The VV Dolphins are second to none!

Registration must be completed and payment submitted online prior to any child getting into the pool for practice or participating in any other team activity.  Only VV members in good standing may participate on the VV swim team. No exceptions.

Team communications including coaches’ contact information can be found on the Membership and Teams Communication page under the Membership Tab of the website. Note that you must be logged in as a member to access this page.

Pre-season Practice Times

Pre-season practices are encouraged but not required.

May 17th through May 28th

  • Ages 8 & under: 4 to 5 pm
  • Ages 9-10: 4 to 5 pm
  • Ages 11-12: 5 to 6:30 pm
  • Ages 13-18 (Upper Division): 5 to 6:30 pm

Practice Times 

We will be releasing practice times as the season gets closer, and they will likely be similar or the same as year’s past.

All practices will be set up to comply with the Government Health guidelines issued for the State of Colorado and City of Denver.

Summer Club Rules (2021)  

The traditional eligibility cut off birthdate of May 15th will be observed for the 2021 season.

19 year olds (as of May 15) are eligible to swim/dive this summer

Swimmers are not allowed to practice or compete for any other team starting May 15, with the exception of high school and college athletes on teams that are continuing later this year.

If you have any questions about the Metro League or CSSCSA bylaws, please contact our head coach Brian Davenport.

Team Suits

New team suits are selected every other year.  Swim and dive team members are encouraged but not required to wear the team suit at meets.

Our team suit for the 2021 and 2022 seasons is a Dolfin brand Renegade print suit. The deadline to order for delivery before the first meet is May 21. We will place a second order in early June. All gear ordered will be delivered to VV.

In addition to the suits, hoodies & sweat pants, we are also announcing Virginia Vale logo Nike swim parkas, Speedo swim back packs and rash guard shirts (new for 2021!).  These items are available for order and customization through Swim N Things

Order here: https://www.swimnthings.com/swim-teams/virginiavale

Swim ‘n Things is located at 5494 E Evans Ave

2021 Meet Schedule (tentative pending guidelines, but we are cautiously and optimistically planning for a more normal swim team season)

  • June 4: VV at Crestmoor (101 S Kearney St, Denver, CO 80224)
  • June 11: Central Park at VV
  • June 18: VV at Eastmoor (6865 E Princeton Ave, Denver, CO 80237)
  • June 25: Skyline at VV
  • July 2: VV Bye Week (no meet)
  • July 7: B League at Crestmoor (101 S Kearney St, Denver, CO 80224)
  • July 8: B League at Eastmoor (6865 E Princeton Ave, Denver, CO 80237)
  • July 9: B League at Skyline (6451 E Jewell Ave, Denver, CO 80224)
  • July 16-17: A League (location TBD)
  • July 23-25: State Meet (location TBD)

Team Social Events

  • June 22-23: All Teams pictures at VV
  • July 17: All Teams Banquet at VV

Parent Volunteers

Parent volunteers are essential to the success of the VV swim team, especially home meets. All parents should plan to volunteer a minimum of 2 shifts per swimmer each summer. Volunteer needs include timers, hospitality, runners, event numbers, and ribbons. In addition, volunteers are needed for social events and photos. For each volunteer session, families will earn one guest pass. Online sign up to be available on May 17.