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John Champe High School

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John Champe High School

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Team News

4 months ago @ 11:23AM

Fundraiser Swim-a-thon!

We will hold practice on January 27 for all boys and January 28 for all girls. These will be mandatory practices. We are hosting our 2nd annual Swim-a-thon to raise funds for our team!! We have a goal of each swimmer to try and raise $100! You can choose to raise money by lap required to swim or a flat rate donation or a combination of the 2.

Swimmers will receive a form at practice and it can also be found of the team shutterfly website. 

Donations MUST be submitted online at the JCHS website via the online payment portal. The name of the account is "Swim Team Fundraiser". We cannot accept cash or checks. 

Team News

4 months ago @ 9:25PM

Swimming Parent Meeting Video

Did you miss the Parent Meeting, don't worry; we recorded it!!!

Here is a link to the video file of the Parent Meeting that was held on 1/4/21.

Click here

Team News

4 months ago @ 4:20PM

Parent Meeting Jan 4 7:00pm

We will be hosting a virtual parent meeting on Monday Jan 4 at 7:00

To join click the link below:

Topic: John Champe Swimming Parent Meeting

Time: Jan 4, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 981 1872 1926

Passcode: 870605

Team News

4 months ago @ 4:02PM

Athletic Fee and Team Pictures

-If you haven't done so, please make sure you have paid the $75 winter sports athletic fee on the payment portal located on the JCH website

-Swim team pictures will take place on Jan 6 from 5:30-6:30 in the cafeteria. 

-If you are having issues logging in to your symptoms checker survey, please email the athletic trainer: for help 

Team News

4 months ago @ 2:22PM

Winter Break Schedule

Monday Dec 28- 6:30-8pm

Tuesday Dec 29- 6-7:30 pm

Wednesday Dec 30- 7:30-9pm

Thursday Dec 31- 10-11:30 am

Then back to normal schedule starting Jan 6. Please make sure to fill out the daily covid survey they day of practice. 

Team News

4 months ago @ 3:21PM

First practice - 12/19 Practice

We have been given an opportunity to have practice tomorrow afternoon at Dulles South.  We have 3 hours, so enough to do a split session for boys and girls.  This will be the initial practice.  


This is how it will go:

12:00-1:15 - Boys practice

1:45-3:00 - Girls practice


You must arrive 15-20 minutes before start time for check in. This time it will be only me coaching since the rest of the coaching staff is unavailable tomorrow, so I will check you in and we all will enter together for practice and then I will walk you out afterwards to greet the next group.  If you do not arrive before we enter, you will have to wait until Wednesday's practice.


The way practices will go this year with the Covid restrictions (5 swimmers/lane), non-club swimmers will get both days of practice.  Club swimmers will be allowed to practice with the team, but limited on available slots each day.  Boy club swimmers on Wednesday and Girl club swimmers on Thursday with the exception of the siblings (they can both swim on the same day--1 set of siblings on Wednesday and the other set of siblings on Thursday).

Team News

4 months ago @ 1:38PM by Coach Johnson

Team Stores - Required & Optional





Please follow the below link to go to the Sport Fair Champe Website to purchase "Required Spirit Pack".  You are required to have the following items for the swim season (ie, fins, goggles, solid silver or navy cap, team cap with name, kick board, etc...).  If you already own an item, there is no need to order it.  Due to the time it takes for the team cap with names (first initial & last name or just last name--no nicknames) to be delivered, each swimmer should have a solid silver or navy swim cap and still order a 2 team caps or more.  

Required items: 


  • Team suit
  • Team cap
  • Fins
  • Kick board
Optional items:
  • Mesh bag (for equipment)















Please follow the below link to be taken to the Swim Team Spirit wear Store to purchase a variety of swim team items.








Let's show some team spirit!


Team News

5 months ago @ 3:49PM by CoachJohnson

Swimming Tryouts - December 16th & 17th Tryout/Practice Dates - CHANGES

  • Wednesday December 16th will be tryouts for the boys
  • Thursday December 17th, the girls will have their tryout. 

We do not believe there will be enough swimmers to require cuts this year, and the facility is wanting us to split the tryouts between boys/girls.  This will only be the case for the first week and we will discuss to each of you what the plan is going to be since we are limited on the number of swimmers in each lane at a time.

When arriving to Dulles South:

You will arrive and wait outside in a line, socially distanced of course.  One of the coaches will be outside to check you is highly recommended to fill out the form that day around 12:00 pm. 

Log in methods:

Smartphone -

Computer -

This works faster and smoother if this is done each day before arriving.  You will not be allowed to enter until screened.  If there is not a coach outside and it is after the time practice has started, you will not be allowed to enter. So, being on time is very important.

You need to arrive with your suit on since the locker rooms will not be used, but for emergencies only.  When entering, you will enter through the glass doors near the basketball court (the leisure pool entry) to go to the competition pool. Upon exiting will be through the same doors, but walking out the basketball court to the front door and out.

A mask MUST be worn at ALL times, with the exception while at the facility (from exiting your car, until you get back in the car). Bring a Ziploc bag with your name on it, so while in the water; it can remain in the bag and not get wet.  You will take it off and immediately get into the water.  Only 5 swimmers in each lane and socially distanced.  


Other info for team:

What you will need - team suit, team cap, goggles, kickboard, fins (the last 3 can be bought anywhere, if needed)

We are again going through SportFair for our items needed.  Here is the link to our mandatory items list: here

Optional Spirit Wear - see items here

We are looking forward to seeing you next week.

Team News

5 months ago @ 3:50PM by Coach Johnson

We Need Swim Officials---Interested? Check this out.

How to Become a VHSL Official

Swimming Officials are a critical part of the swimming community.  Consider becoming a swimming official as there are many personal benefits of officiating, including an improved knowledge of the sport and creating friendships that last a lifetime.

To become a swim official certified by the Virginia High School League (VHSL), you will need to do the following:

NEW Officials – Registration

  1. Login in
  2. Select “2018-2019 Swim and Dive Registration.”
  3. Select Register.
  4. Begin filling out the application form.
  5. When asked for your USA Swimming Status, choose appropriately. If you are USA Certified now and will be again next year, say Yes, otherwise say NO. Cost difference – $30 for USA certified – $45 for non-USA.
  6. Upon completion of the registration, you will receive a completed notification and an email.
  7. With your registration, the NFHS 2018-19 Swimming Officials’ Guideline manual and Officials card will be mailed to you.

RETURNING Officials – Registration

  1. Login to
  2. Select “2018-2019 Swim and Dive Registration.”
  3. Select Register.
  4. If returning, upon entering your email account it may begin to prepopulate your information, you will need to fill in some of the mandatory fields.
  5. When asked for your USA Swimming Status, choose appropriately – if you are USA Certified now and will be again next year, say Yes, otherwise say NO. Cost difference – $30 for USA certified – $45 for non-USA.
  6. Upon completion of the registration, you will receive a completed notification and an email.
  7. With your registration, the NFHS 2018-19 Swimming Officials’ Guideline manual and Officials card will be mailed to you.

Attend the Online Swimming Clinic

Visit the VHSL website and click on online clinics.  Take the current year VHSL Swim & Dive Rules Clinic for Officials.  The clinic opens in mid-fall.

To complete the training, please note:

  • The training takes approximately one hour to complete.
  • The completion indicator will track your status.
  • All slides must be reviewed and in order; cannot skip ahead.
  • The certificate will be emailed to the email address indicated in your registration.
  • Disable Pop Up blocker from the Brainshark for Certificate/Attachments.
  • It is recommended that you complete the presentation in one sitting. The player will time out after an hour of inactivity.

Test Requirement

All Officials (High School or USA) who wish to be eligible for Conference, Region or State Level events must take and pass the Test.

  • A minimum score of 85% is required.

USA Swimming Officials

*Note Certified Stroke & Turn, Starter and Referee Officials are exempt from the VHSL rules clinic requirement.  However, they must:

  1. Be registered with Virginia Swimming or Potomac Valley Swimming AND with VHSL.
  2. Are ‘recognized’ by VHSL
  3. May work in any position for swimming during the regular season.
  4. Diving Judges and Diving Referees must meet the VHSL clinic requirement.

Not a USA Swim Official?  If you are not a USA certified swim official, you will need to take the Swim Official test.  The test opens in the mid-fall.  To take this test, you will need to have the VHSL Officials booklet.  You should receive the booklet within 2 weeks of filling out the registration form.

* VHSL requires that at a minimum, the Meet Referee and the Starter for all VHSL meets be VHSL-registered officials. 

Visit the VHSL Welcome page for more information.

Team News

6 months ago @ 2:37PM by Coach Johnson

The Upcoming 2020-21 Swim Season: Information

Attention ALL Swimmers:

The 20202-21 Swim season is coming near.  Be certain that you have gotten your information (required) turned in to the Athletic Department.  You will not be allowed to participate without it. 

Families MUST complete the online registration process and turn in their physical in order to be eligible.  We have created a video tutorial to walk you through it, using our web page.  

*It will be posted on our web page under files and links

New Users:
Returning Users:

The season will begin on December 14th, the week of.  Our practices will be on Wednesday & Thursday's of each week starting on December 16th.

Wednesday Practices: 8:00-9:30 - swimmers will be required to arrive 30 minutes early for screening and to be able to be ready.

Thursday Practices: 7:30-9:00 - swimmers will be required to arrive 30 minutes early for screening and to be able to be ready.

Swimmers will need to arrive to the pool facility ready-to-go, with their suit on since we will not be allowed to use the Locker Rooms.  Swimmers will also need to have the appropriate clothing to put on afterwards (over their wet suits) since, again we are not allowed to use the Locker Rooms and it will be cold outside. Dress appropriately!!!

Be on the look out for more information regarding the season.

Please contact Coach Johnson with interest in joining the John Champe Swim Team

Please include the following information:

Athlete's Name, Grade, Male or Female

Please also include any information regarding which strokes that can or can't be swam, times would help as well and experience.

Thank you,

Coach Johnson


Team News

8 months ago @ 9:46AM

Athletic Physical and Parent volunteers

Athletic physicals are currently being accepted by the Athletic Department for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Athletes are NOT allowed to try-out unless they have a current physical on file. 

Parent Volunteers: We are in need of parent volunteers to help us provide officials and score keepers for this upcoming season. If you are already certified and/or willing to help, please let Coach Johnson or Coach Molesky know. We can't have a fully functioning swim team without these positions.
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