News and Announcements


All DPR facilities will be closed from Monday, March 16 to Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

All workouts and team functions between March 16 and March 31 have been canceled. Updates will be provided as they arise.

The document COVID-19_DPR_-_Operating_Status_Response_-_1.pdf was attached to this post.


On Sunday, February 23, eight DC Water Wizards participated in a USMS officials certification training clinic offered by Potomac Valley Swimming (PVS), the local swimming committee (LSC) with jurisdiction over swimming competition in our area. The PVS area includes the District of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland, and the counties of Fairfax and Arlington and the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church in Virginia. While small in area, PVS, with approximately 12,000 swimmers, is one of the largest in total number of swimmers in all of USA Swimming.

David Colbert, Marvin Blount, Maurice Butler, Roberta Hammond, Mary Kaniewwski, Christine Nord, and Luis Salazar participated in the training for “Stroke and Turn” certification. Audrey Hipkins participated in the “Timer System Operator” training. The Water Wizards passed the required online tests prior to attending the clinic.

The swimmers’ next step is to complete no fewer than five on-deck apprentice sessions, the last of which is to be satisfactorily observed by a designated PVS evaluator. After filing required paperwork to complete the process, these Water Wizards will receive their US Masters Swimming certification credentials.


DPR and DC Wave swim team hosted the annual Black History Invitational Swim Meet at Takoma Aquatic Center February 14-16. Volunteers were needed to run the meet. Water Wizards volunteered to assist at the meet in the roles of Timers and Runners by using the links below:


OTHER POSITIONS (Marshals, Post-Runner, Concessions, Hospitality, Clerk of Course, Photographer, and Awards and Ribbons):

Next Team Membership Meeting: April 15

Posted by DC Water Wizards at Jan 27, 2020 3:39AM PST

The next team membership meeting will be held on April 15, at 11:30 AM, at Takoma Aquatic Center.


Please be sure to complete and submit your entries for the March 7 long axis swim meet by the deadline. Entries are due no later than Friday, February 21. The meet will feature all freestyle and backstroke events, and 100- and 200-yard freestyle relays.

The entry form is attached below for your use. You may complete the form online, save it, and email it to enter the meet. To do so, follow these steps:
1. Click on the link to the form.
2. Right click on the form that appears on the screen.
3. Click “Save as”
4. Save the document on your computer. (You may add your name to the file name.)
5. Open the newly save document from the location where you stored it.
6. Complete the form fully.
7. Save the completed form.
8. Open your email.
9. Create a new message to “
10. Attach the completed form to the email.
11. Click “Send”




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