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Email dated 11/3/2013

posted Nov 6, 2013, 4:28 AM by Annandale Swim and Dive

The 2013-2014 Swim Season is fast approaching!  We only have about a week until practice/tryouts starts for the new season!   Please pass this email to anyone you know who would like to tryout.  Swimming is a lot of fun! 


Our big new is that we have two new coaches this year!


 We would like to welcome our new Head Coach.  Ryan Smith is a new Physics teacher at AHS.  He comes to us with a wealth of both summer and high school coaching experience (AND is a graduate of Va Tech!!!!  Go Hokies).  We are happy to have him at Annandale as a teacher and a coach. Click here for Coach Smiths complete Bio.   Jessica Klein is a Math teacher at AHS and an AHS graduate.  During her high school years, she was a swimming Atom and a coach at Bryhill Crest!  Thank you Coach Klein for agreeing to help!


Tryouts start November 11th – Swimmers cannot tryout without the required forms including the VHSL physical form (2013 version)!!!!


As with all sports at AHS, EVERYONE who wishes to participate in tryouts and practice must have all required forms turned in prior to participating.  No forms – no swim. Please hand all forms into Coach Smith in room 109 if possible this week but by the morning of Monday November 11th .    


Below are the links to the online concussion awareness training for student and parent and the required forms.  Concussion training and forms are required prior to swimming trying out or practicing!

If you have any problems with the forms or questions, contact Coach Smith at

NEW 2013-2014 VHSL Athletic Physical Form - (PDF ) (once per school year)

Emergency Care Card - (PDF ) Give to Coach

Communicable Disease Information Sheet - (MS Word )

Extracurricular Participation Policy 2012-13


Time trials will be the November 13th and 14th.  In the event that cuts need to be made times from time trials will serve as a cut off.  The team numbers are limited to 30 boys, 30 girls, and 10 divers.  If an athlete is injured and cannot participate in time trials their best time from last season will be taken into consideration.  USS swimmers must be present for at least one day of time trials.  All swimmers must be present every day unless they have talked to and received approval from Coach Smith or Coach Klein about missing tryouts/practice. 

All swimmers/divers not driving to practice should report to Coach Smith’s room (room 109) after school to catch the bus at 2:30.  Things swimmers should bring to practice include suit, towel, cap (if you have long hair), goggles, flip flops/sandals, and dryland clothes (running pants, t shirt, tennis shoes,  and  sweatshirt).

Officials - If you are a current stroke and turn, starter, or ref please contact Doug Padrutt at to make sure he has you name and contact information.  Also, there is a Swim and Dive Clinic on November 20th at Oakton High School.  If you have any questions contact Doug.


Terry Boyd and I (Mary Padrutt) have volunteered to be team parents.  We can be reached at .  My cell no is 703-203-2037.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We are both new and would appreciate any input. 


Please check the website for information about the season.  We will be updating the website with information about the schedule, drop off times for meets, signups for timers, info about pasta dinners and anything else we can think of.  FYI- This year spirit wear will be sold online from the website (coming soon).  Swimsuits and caps will still be handled with paper order form and check.   


If you do not want to get emails in the future, please let me know and we will remove your email address.


Looking forward to a fun and rewarding season!


Mary Padrutt