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Why SwimRVA?

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Located in Chesterfield County, SwimRVA serves the Greater Richmond area as a catalyst for regional aquatics and community-wide focus on water safety, health & fitness, sports tourism and competitive swimming.  We offer swimming lessons, water aerobics, aqua running, water polo, CPR & lifeguard certification courses, masters swimming, warm water therapy pool, land fitness classes, and youth triathlon training.

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SwimRVA is proud to be a Make-A-Splash partner.  The USA Swimming Foundation partners with Learn-To-Swim providers nationwide to offset the cost of swimming lessons and educate the community about the importance of learning to swim.  For more information please check out the website: www.usaswimmingfoundation.org/makeasplash

 

SwimRVA would like to say thank you to our following sponsors:

 
 

About Us

Core Values:

SwimRVA Swim Team is designed to be an effective, easy, and fun transition into competitive aquatics.  A non-competitive team by design, the focus is on individual improvement through our four core values; Technique, Confidence, Goal-Driven, and Friendship.

  1. Technique:  Perfect practice makes perfect.  Proper technique is a part of each exercise, and constant feedback and encouragement is given to the athletes.  
  2. Confidence:  SwimRVA challenges all team members.  Confidence is one key to success when faced with a challenge.  Our coaching staff is good at building confidence in every workout.
  3. Goal-Driven:  With evrey challenge comes goals.  Personal goals are set and new records are celebrated daily.  Each swimmer is encouraged to review their progress and set new goals to be coached, tracked, and celebrated. 
  4. Friendship:  Good friends make the good times better and the hard times easier.  Through games, partner workouts, and team challenges, friendships are forged.  

What to Expect: 

  • 1 hour practice consisting of a 15 minute dry-land workout involving body-weight exercises and 45 minutes of swimming, working on technique and endurance
  • Each swimmer will receive a kickboard of their own to track their progress in and out of the pool
  • "Fun" swim meets where swimmers can see their progress from practice
  • Socials designed for team-building and fun outside of the pool
  • Weekly newsletters about current and future success stories, topics, and events
  • Monthly parents meetings to discuss practices, upcoming meets and future events

Coaches:

Deidre Geroni

 

Deidre is a Level 3 American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) certified coach.  She started swimming year-round for Albright Aquatic Club (AAC) in Reading PA and eventually made the move to Emmaus Aquatic Club (EMAC) and Emmaus High School (EHS).  While at EHS, the team won the PIAA AAA State Chapionship in 2007, 2008 and 2009.  After graduationg high school, she attended Ohio University on a swimming scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication with a minor in Aport Marketing.  In 2011, Ohio University won the Mid-American Conference Championship and Deidre was voted team captain by her teamates for the 2012-2013 season.  Deidre still swims and currently trains with Peluso Open Water in the mornings at SwimRVA

Noelle Burgess

 
   

Coach Noelle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Studio Art from James Madison University.  As a coach, she has completed her foundation coaching coursework for USA Swimming, is a certified US Masters Swimming Coach and is currently working on her ASCA Coaching certification.  She started the Harrisonburg Masters Swim Club in 2013 and was Head Coach until her move to Richmond, VA.  She was also a Bronze, Silver, and Gold group coach with the Valley Area Swim Team (VAST) before making the decision to return to school.  Additionally, she has been a certified American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguard for 12 years, an ARC Water Safety Instructor for 6 years and an ARC Lifeguard Instructor for 3 years.  Noelle's career in aquatics started her sophmore year of hig school when cross-training for soccer.  Her first race as a swimmer was the 500-yard freestyle during which she finished last by several minutes and several laps of the pool.  This humbling experience has stuck with her.  She believes that the only way to find out waht is possible is to try.  Since that first race she has participated in the Virginia High School League State Swimming Championships, USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships, placed 3rd in her age group at the Patriots Half-Ironman in Williamsburg, VA, and qualified for us Masters Swimming Nationals with her Mixed 200 Freestyle Relay Team.  Noelle prefers a technique first, speed second-training philosophy and her favorite aspect of caoching the developmental swim team is watching "Ah-HA!" moments happen.

Jacob Henry

 
   

Jacob is the Coaching Specialist at SwimRVA which encompasses the Learn-To-Swim program, SwimRVA Swim School swim lessons, and the SwimRVA Autism Swims program.  He plans on attending Virginia State Univeristy to achieve his Bachelor's in Education.  Jacob has extensive background in swimming, both coaching, and competing.  He joined his first swim team when he was 5 years old and continued until he started coaching at 18 years old.  In high school, Jacob was captain of the swim team and the lacrosse team.  He played water polo for two summers while helping organize the Lake Ridge Water Polo club.  Shadowing former Head Coach, Alex and Coach Dan, while helping develop the players with conditioning, Jacob has gotten to know the SwimRVA Rapids team very well.  He looks forward to his new position as haead coach.

Margaret Rechel

 
   

Margaret Rechel, an American Swimming Coaches Association Level 2 Coach, has been a competitive swimmer since age 4 and today as a masters swimmer and triathlete.  Margaret began coaching because her love for swimming along with a desire to give back to the sport that she continues to enjoy.  Over the past 11 years she has coached a variety of teams and age groups taking pride in enabling her swimmers to become "one with the water", improve times and, most importantly, enjoy swimming. 

Andre Wilson