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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

 

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About SwimRVA Water Polo:

SwimRVA Water Polo was started in the late summer/early fall of 2012 with one child, Timmy Soukop.  This determined young man with a rocket arm stood strong for four months waiting for the program to go.  In the late fall of 2013, Miras Jelic, former Serbian water polo professional, took over the head coaching position and the rest is history.  He brought with him a group of kids and parents that started the first ever Swim RVA Water Polo, Richmond's first and only youth water polo program.  

SwimRVA Water Polo competes with outher youth water polo teams from all along the east coast.  These other teams include Captial Water Polo, Navy AC Water Polo, Granite Falls Water PoloHampton Roads Water Polo, and ECAWP among other community teams. 

Youth water polo has expanded over the last decade throughout the United States.  The east coast is catching up to the heavily populated sport that is growing strong in the west coast.  New teams are forming in Virginia, North Carolina, Washinton D.C., and surrounding states.  The ultimate goal is to have a team compete in the USA Water Polo Junior Olympic games in California.  

Coaches:  

Deidre Geroni

Head Coach for SwimRVA Water Polo

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

 

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.  

Andre Wilson