After two years of not being published in relation to all the pandemic issues, the popular Northern Virginia Swimming League handbook has again been printed and returned to circulation this year for the summertime’s swim and dive seasons.
The handy handbook, with blue and white front and back covers, looks about the same as past editions, and includes all the valuable information. There are schedules, division alignments, advertising, league and contact info for all 102 swim and the 48 dive teams, lists of past scholarship winners, meet instructions, rules, and a section with all the league’s many swim and dive records.
Something new and helpful is the bolding of team names in the two sections that list all of the swim and dive squads in alphabetical order. Maybe some year all of the team nicknames can be included as well.
All of that information also is posted on the league’s website. But the handbook, published yearly since the 1960s, is more accessible for quick use.
For those involved with the NVSL, which opened in 1956, the handbook is a must and neat have.
– Dave Facinoli