NSSC-Announce 2012

[NSSC-ANNOUNCE] Pool Open House & Community Social - May 25th, 2013

posted May 24, 2013, 10:19 PM by NS Dolphins   [ updated May 24, 2013, 10:47 PM ]

NSSC Pool Opening!

NSSC Pool Open House
Saturday, May 25th, 2013
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Pool Community Social
Saturday, May 25th, 2013
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Invite your friends and neighbors who are not members (yet!) to enjoy our pool! There will be free hotdogs and lemonade, snow cones, popcorn, games and swimming!  Contact Kathy Dannholz <shamblz@verizon.net>.

"The Big Splash"
11 AM on the dot!
Make sure to come for the annual "Big Splash!"  When the lifeguards blow the first whistle opening the pool, kids (of all ages!) jump into the pool for the first 'big splash' of the season.  Bring noise makers, horns, and clap your hands to mark the official start of the pool season.

[NSSC-ANNOUNCE] Postponing of NSSC October 24th Pool Membership Meeting until December 19, 2012

posted Oct 23, 2012, 7:19 PM by NS Dolphins   [ updated Oct 23, 2012, 11:45 PM ]

NSSC Members:

Our planned meeting to discuss a new building project must be postponed.
We are waiting for architectural plans to present to the members. We apologize for any inconvenience and for the late notice.

The new meeting time will be December 19 at 7:30pm. The meeting will be
 held in the library at North Springfield Elementary.

 Again, it is critically important that you come, if at all possible. We
will be discussing options for some pretty significant projects on our pool
 which may impact our membership dues and/or an assessment. We very much
 need to hear from the membership in order to make any decisions.

There are also several positions on the NSSC board which need to be filled before nest summer including Social and Chief of Staff. 
If you would like more information on these positions or are interested in any other board positions please let one of the board members know. 
The current board members are listed on our website  http://www.ns-sc.org/
If you would like to help on a particular committee we always need help.

NSSC Board

[NSSC-ANNOUNCE] BBQ & BOOGIE Family Fun Event 2012

posted Aug 12, 2012, 9:27 AM by NS Dolphins   [ updated May 25, 2013, 3:44 PM ]

NSSC Members 
Family Fun Event 
Saturday, August 25th 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
Our last hoorah for the pool season! 

NSSC Barbecue Family Event
  • BBQ food from Dixie Bones Restaurant 
              (beef and pork, beans, coleslaw, lemonade, etc.) 
  • Grilled hot dogs 
  • Fun games for the kids 
  • Dancing for everyone 
  • Kids Talent Show 
              (encourage your kids now to share their talent—dancing, singing, 
               magic tricks, bird calls, blowing bubblegum, whatever!) 
$ 10.00 per adult 
$ 5.00 child 
$ 2.00 hotdog meal 

We could always use some help! 

  • Planning a kids' game 
  • Running a kids' game 
  • Setting-up 
  • Cleaning-up 


Please sign up BEFORE Tuesday, August 21st @ 8:00 PM
Email:  danacibulski@cox.net
Or, sign-up at the front desk at the pool
Pay ‘at the door’ on August 25 

Questions or want to help?

See you there!

[NSSC-DOLPHINS-SWIM: 32]: IMPORTANT NSSC Dolphins Swim Team Announcement

posted Jul 6, 2012, 8:05 PM by NS Dolphins   [ updated Jul 9, 2012, 9:49 AM ]

Swimmers report for warmups at  7:00 AM   Officials at 7:30 AM   

Meet starts at 8:00 AM due to extreme heat forecast.  Please be prompt! 

Please donate ice if you can to snack shack and our team area. 

If any parents can arrive early to complete set-up, please do,  the quicker we get it done,  we start on time and get out...

Thanks for all you do!

Your North Springfield Team Rep --- otherwise know as 

I try to be AMAZING Grace Neary Team Rep......{wink}{wink}

Grace Siconolfi Neary
NSSC Dolphins Swim Team Rep

[NSSC-ANNOUNCE: 21]: Upcoming events at NSSC for week of June 22nd - June 28th, 2012

posted Jun 22, 2012, 4:57 AM by NS Dolphins   [ updated May 24, 2013, 10:37 PM ]

NSSC Pool Members,

Here's a few reminders for the upcoming week.  Please note pool closings for swim & dive meets.

Friday, June 22nd - Happy Hour - Adults in picnic area - Bring an Appetizer to share and BYOB.  Pool is open till 9:30 pm

Saturday & Sunday - pool hours 11 am - 9:30 pm

Monday, June 25th - pool hours 11 am - 5:30 pm - Pool closes early at 5:30 pm for a "B" swim meet.  Meet starts at 6:30 pm.  Come cheer on our swimmers and the Dolphin DIner will be open serving burgers, hotdogs, etc starting about 6 pm.

Tuesday, June 26th - Pool hours 11 am - 5:00 pm - Pool closes early at 5:00 pm for our first of 2 home dive meets.  Meet starts at 6:00 pm.  Come cheer on our divers and the Dolphin DIner will be open about 5:45 pm.  Come try Skip's amazing Chicken Quesadillas.

Pool hours remainder of week unless noted are 11 am - 9:30 pm everyday.

Thursday, June 28th - Raft NIght 6 pm - 8pm.  Bring a raft and enjoy floating around the pool.  A kid favorite.

Check out our website for swim/dive & tennis practices.  www.ns-sc.org

Swim, dive & tennis families - are you getting the announcements pertaining to your child's activity?  if not please got to website and subscribe for swim, dive or tennis notices. 


Friday July 6th, 2012 @ 6:00 PM  
Doug the Food Dude Truck  
will be at the NSSC Pool.

Saturday July 14th, 2012 @ 7:00 PM  
Adult Party & Crab Feast  cost $40.00 pp (Pool will close early that evening for the event.  TBD).  Sign-up at the front desk!


NSSC Board


[NSSC-ANNOUNCE: 12]: School's Out Ice Cream Social Friday June 15th 7:00 PM

posted Jun 14, 2012, 11:11 PM by NS Dolphins   [ updated Mar 13, 2017, 11:10 AM ]

Pool Members,

As a reminder:

Friday, June 15th at 7:00 PM 
NSSC Pool - School's Out Ice Cream Social  

If you haven't already signed up at the front desk please do so by Wednesday June 13th or email me at

We will sell the wristbands starting at about 6 pm - you need a wristband to go through the line.




Alicia Ward

[NSSC-DOLPHINS-SWIM: 07]: Time Change: Swim Team Meeting Wednesday

posted Jun 10, 2012, 9:57 PM by NS Dolphins   [ updated May 31, 2013, 7:25 AM ]

Swim Team Families:  

Reminder about the Swim Team Meeting this:  

A **NEW TIME** was suggested, to make it more convenient for the families:  
6PM (instead of 7PM) 
right after swim practice!

See you then,  
Dana C.  <danacibulski@cox.net>

[NSSC-ANNOUNCE: 11]: Dolphin Diving News!

posted Jun 5, 2012, 6:26 AM by NS Dolphins   [ updated Mar 31, 2016, 5:57 AM ]

FIRST PRACTICE TUESDAY JUNE 5TH 4:30-5:30.  I will be at the pool on Monday at 4:30 to answer any questions and collect registration forms.  All divers must be registered before they can practice. Below is the 2012 Diving Newsletter and meet schedule.  Volunteers are needed at each meet. If you are interested in becoming a judge please attend one of the judges clinics listed below.  Any questions please contact me.  Welcome to Dolphin Diving!!!

2012 Dive Team

Welcome to Dolphin Diving!

The 2012 NVSL Dive Season is going to be an exciting one for the North Springfield Dolphins.  We are in Division 5 again this year.  We’ll be facing some great competition, as we will be diving against: Chesterbrook, Old Keene Mill, Rolling Hills, Sleepy Hollow (SHRA) and Kent Gardens.

This year we’re hosting two home meets. We are looking for eager divers, as well as eager parents to participate in the many volunteer opportunities to support the dive team.  Experience is not required (for the diver or the parent).  I especially need parents who are interested in judging to participate in one of the judges’ clinics, so that we can share the volunteering responsibilities for the meets.  I am trying to arrange a clinic at North Springfield before the first meet.

Each meet home meet we need to provide 3 table workers and 2 judges.  Each away meet we need to provide 3 judges and 2 table workers.  I would really like to “spread the wealth” this summer and see some new faces volunteering.  All new parents are welcome to volunteer; we are happy to train you and all are welcome regardless of experience.  I will be experiencing with a new sign up process for meet volunteers so that we have volunteers in place before the start of the season.  More about that later!

It is my pleasure to announce our new dive coach, Amanda Imbriglia. Mandy joins the Diving Dolphins with a love for the sport and a great deal of experience both on and off the boards.  She was a member of the Ravensworth Dive Team and Bishop Ireton Dive Team.  Last year she was the Head Coach at Wakefield Chapel.  She comes highly recommend by Daniel Martin, who sadly had to say goodbye this year due to commitments at Virginia Tech this summer.  Mandy will continue where Daniel left off working with all divers in every age group and skill level. She will be emphasizing proper dive technique, good sportsmanship, teamwork, confidence on the board and most of all having fun.  In addition to diving, we hope to offer a variety of fun activities and events for the kids, with enough parent support and involvement we can make it a fun and exciting year.

Jasmine Bounds and Jack Gigliotti will support Mandy with her coaching duties.


June 5th-15th

Afternoon practice from 4:30-5:30 PM NO PRACTICE ON FRIDAYS

June 18TH-July 27th Morning practice   

12 & Under: 9:00-10:00 AM
13 & Over: 10:00-11:00 AM

** we will be offering an evening practice one day a week starting the
week of June 18th (day and time to be announced)


June 2nd (10:00AM) Coaches Clinic – Arlington Forest

June 10th (9:45AM) Judges Clinic – Sideburn

June 19th (6:30PM) Judges Clinic – Sleepy Hollow

June 27th (6:30PM) Judges Clinic – Annandale


June 26th  (6:00PM) 1st Dual Meet vs. Kent Gardens (HOME)

July 3rd    (6:00PM) 2nd Dual Meet vs. Rolling Hills (AWAY)

July 10th (6:00PM) 3rd Dual Meet vs. Old Keen Mill (AWAY)

July 15th (8:00AM) Wally Martin Memorial 3-meter Diving Meet – Oak Marr

July 17th (6:00PM) 4th Dual Meet vs. Chesterbrook (HOME)

July 22nd  (8:00AM) Crackerjack Meet Invitational – Truro

July 24th  (6:00PM) 5th Dual Meet vs. Sleepy Hollow (AWAY)

July 29th  (8:00AM) Divisional Championship Meet at OLD KEEN MILL

July 29th  (6:00PM) Swim/Dive Awards Banquet

August 5th All-Stars Championship Meet

DIVE TEAM REPS:  Janelle and Dave Gigliotti - Please call 703-624-3647 or email gigliotti5@me.com if you have any questions about the dive team.  Go Dolphin Divers!

NVSL Dive Website:  http://dive.mynvsl.com/

ACTIVITY FEE:  $75 per child (parent volunteering required)

[NSSC-ANNOUNCE: 10]: New Coach for Swim Team

posted Jun 3, 2012, 11:05 AM by NS Dolphins   [ updated Jun 3, 2012, 11:06 AM ]

Hello North Springfield,
I'm happy to say that summer is just around the corner and with it comes another fun swim season. For those of you who do not know me, my name is Betsy Kruse and I, along with Joe Rolen and Nathan Seeto, will be coaching the Dolphins for the 2012 season. I have been a part of the coaching staff for the past two summers and this will be my tenth year as a swimmer. Nathan Seeto has swam for NS in the past and coached as well and Joe Rolen will be joining us from Wakefield Chapel where he has also swam and coached. 
This season we are in division 17 where we will be competing against Bren Mar- Edsall Park, Virginia Hills, Pinewood Lake, Springfield, and Broyhill Crest. It takes a lot of volunteer work for a swim meet to take place, this year we are fortunate enough to be hosting three home meets (see meet schedule below), so please let *Grace Neary (the team rep) know how you can help out in any way as there are many roles that need to be filled.  Please click here and sign-up for the  2012 NSSC Online Swim Meet Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet!
One of the greatest strengths that all of the coaches have is our enthusiasm and love of swimming. While we may be a relatively young staff, I believe that this will only work to our advantage, as it is one of my main goals to build the swim team by recruiting new athletes and to focus on instilling a passion for the sport in all of the members of the team. Word of mouth is essential in order for the swim program to grow, and I would really appreciate it if all of the parents and swimmers could try to inform any pool members about the swim team who are not currently involved. 
**Another point I would like to stress is that no matter what your age or experience level it is never too late to join the team. We will work with any new swimmers to help develop their skills and I'm confident that anyone who is willing can improve. 
I'm determined to make this season as fun as possible, while still focusing on improving the skills of each swimmer. I will try to give each swimmer individual attention during practice, but I may not be able to fix or see every detail of their strokes. If there is something that a swimmer would like me to work with them on, then please let me know and I will try to highlight it during practice or even after for some one on one instruction. 
The practice schedule is below, but I am more than willing to add in evening practices if this would be easier for some swimmers. I'm also requesting that swimmers let me know when they will not be able to attend practice, this way swimmers will not just skip and it also eliminate some of the stress of trying to organize meet sheets. During practice I expect all swimmers to to listen and cooperate. I'm hoping to establish a close relationship with everyone. I have many plans to incorporate fun competition during practice that I am hoping will motivate swimmers to want to improve. Please make sure all swimmers have caps and swim goggles as this will help improve swim habits.
Overall, I'm hoping for everyone to have fun and by the end of the season to be already looking forward to next summer.

Practice Schedule:
June 4th - June 15th
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM   Swim Practice 10 & under
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM   Swim Practice 11 & up

June 18th- July 27th
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM   Swim Practice 12 & under
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM  Swim Practice 13 & up

Meet Schedule:

June 23: 
      North Springfield @ Bren Mar- Edsall Park
June 30:
      North Springfield @ Springfield
July 7:
      Broyhill Crest @ North Springfield SC
July 11: 
     Relay Carnival @ Bren Mar- Edsall Park
July 14: 
     Pinewood Lake @ North Springfield SC
July 18: 
      All Star Relay Carnival @ Linconia Park
July 21: 
      Virginia Hills @ North Springfield SC
July 28: 
      Divisionals @ Pinewood Lake
August 4: 
      All Stars @ Waynewood

[NSSC-ANNOUNCE: 08]: Pool opens this Saturday!

posted May 24, 2012, 9:18 AM by NS Dolphins   [ updated May 31, 2013, 7:29 AM ]

Fellow NSSC Members,

Thanks to all of our 'sweat equity' these past 5 weeks, our pool opens this weekend! We want to thank all our neighbors and members who came to the clean up days to help get our pool looking great.

The pool hours this Memorial weekend:


SUNDAY, MAY 27, 11-8PM

MONDAY, MAY 28, 11-8PM


Please join us especially for the
Community Social
Saturday, May 26

sponsored by our pool and the North Springfield Civic Association.

 There will be free hot dogs and lemonade … and a moon bounce and ball pit for the kids.

Pool hours after that -- until school ends: 

Monday – Friday  3-8pm
Saturday & Sunday  11am-8pm

Starting June 15, the hours will be:

 Open every day 11am-9:30pm



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