2018 NEPTUNES UPDATES
NEPTUNES Winter Swim has started, and runs between January 6th - May 20th!
**Stay tuned for information about SUMMER SWIM TEAM and updates to this website in the coming weeks & months!**
Questions? Email Swimteam@newingtonforest.org
The Newington Forest Neptunes
The Newington Forest Swim Team (NFST INC) is a non-profit 501-(c)3 community based athletic organization. NFST INC is a member of the Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL), the largest summer swim league in the United States.
The team is comprised strictly of homeowners and renters of the Newington Forest Community Association. The summer swim program is broken into two parts:
- The Neptunes Swim Team consists of swimmers from ages six to eighteen. They compete in NVSL A League swim meets and divisional events. The team also participates in the Springfield-Burke developmental league (B-meets) against surrounding pools. Over the course of seven weeks in the summer, the team can compete in up to thirteen competitive events, not including All-Stars.
- Our Mini-Neptune program is for children at least four years of age until seven years of age. This is our developmental program that teaches participants how to swim through close instruction by an adult coach and assisted by teen swimming mentors. The program’s goal is to eventually graduate the Mini swimmer to the Neptunes competitive team.
New to 2018: we have relaunched a Winter Swim Program! The goal of the Winter Swim Program is to give members of our summer Neptunes swim team an opportunity to continue developing their strokes in the off-season, and to remain comfortable in the water, so that they don’t lose the progress earned from their hard work over the summer.
We measure our success in different ways: team achievements, individual accomplishments, and swimming improvement. But above all, the Neptunes swim team promotes sportsmanship and a positive team environment. Our philosophy is centered on our swimmers demonstrating respect for each other, competing teams, coaches, volunteers, and their parents.
We have generated a new way to easily donate to the swim team and all you have to do is shop Amazon.com.
The Newington Forest Swim Team (NFST INC) is a non-profit organization registered with the IRS. This allows us to now register for an Amazon Smile account. What that means is for every purchase made on Amazon.com, if you select NFST INC as your charitable organization, Amazon will donate 0.5% directly into our bank account. It isn't a lot, but share our Smile account with friends and family to use, especially during the holiday season, and we can gain a few extra dollars we wouldn't have.