The Potomac Woods Demons
Potomac Woods Swim Club is privately owned and not directly involved in the operation of the swim team. The Potomac Woods Swim Team was founded by members of the swim club who wanted their children to have the opportunity to compete in the MCSL. The Potomac Woods Swim Team has been a member of the Montgomery County Swim League for over 40 years! An Executive Board governs the swim team and represents the interests of our swimmers in the MCSL.
The parents of our swimmers run the team and are responsible for all expenses. The registration dues and fees reflect the cost of paying our coaches, buying equipment and paying for all other swim team expenses, including MCSL dues.
Our goal is to provide a positive summer experience for our team members and their families. The team is meant to develop swimming proficiency, foster good sportsmanship and teamwork, create a good competitive spirit and have FUN.
Montgomery County Swim League
The Potomac Woods Swim Team is a member of the Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL). The MCSL was established in 1959 to provide organized, friendly swim team competition for children at the neighborhood pool level. The League operates from Memorial Day to the end of July. The goals of the program include helping young people establish a love for the sport of swimming, advanced aquatic skills, teamwork, and the principles of good sportsmanship.
The league consists of 90 different teams distributed into 15 different divisions of six teams each, ranked A – O. Division placement is determined by a computerized swim-off using times from the previous summer, the most successful team being placed at the top of “A” division. This year, Potomac Woods is the 4th seed in Division D.
The MCSL regular season competition includes five dual (“A”) meets which are contested on Saturday mornings, as well as two division-wide meets: the Division Championship Meet (Divisionals) and the Division Relay Meet (Relay Carnival).
MCSL has a well-defined set of rules and operating procedures which are outlined in the MCSL Handbook, which is available at the league’s website www.mcsl.org; this includes meet results, driving directions to pools, all-star rankings and much more.