RMSC is a year-round, United States of America Swimming (USAS) affiliated, age group and senior swim team. The team competes through Potomac Valley Swimming (PVS), which is our local swim committee (LSC) for USAS. RMSC offers a rewarding training and competitive experience to swimmers of all ability and interest levels through a schedule of flexible practice times.
Swimmers new to the program must attend a skill assessment and group placement evaluation at the pool of their choice the first week of practice. Coaches will assign practice groups depending on skill level. Newcomers may not begin to practice with their designated group until all registration forms have been completed and all fees have been paid in full. Entry into advanced level groups is available by coaches' invitation only. Those who participated in the program last year may register only for the group with which they practiced last year. No swimmer may change group assignment unless instructed by coach.
Rockville Swim & Fitness Center
RMSC - Rockville Information
Registration - The majority of registration information can be found on the City of Rockville Website. If you are transferring clubs please click here to visit the PVS website and complete the online athlete transfer form.
Meet Entry Procedures -
Meet announcements are posted on the RMSC bulletin board with entry due dates.
Meet the RMSC-Rockville Lead Coaches
National Training Group
(ASCA Level 5) will be co coaching our NTG program. Mark (“Mel”) was a coach at the 1991 National Olympic Festival. Mel also coordinates club related matters with the Montgomery County Recreation Department sites for our program.
Tom has been coaching for RMSC since the winter of 2005. He began coaching Seniors at KSAC and has coached the Senior 2 group at Rockville since 2010. Tom also swam for RMSC throughout high school in the Senior 1 group at Rockville. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 2005 with a BA in Criminology/Criminal Justice, and he recently completed a Master's of Special Education Program at Johns Hopkins University. Tom is a Science-LAD teacher at Northwest High School.
(ASCA Level 4) is the Head Coach of the Rockville site. Dave is the 2008 Potomac Valley Age Group “Coach of the Year”, and two-time Montgomery County High School "Coach of the Year.” Dave Coached at Walt Whitman High School for 12 years, spent 16 years in the MCSL at Merrimack Park and Darnestown. For the last 9 years, Dave has been the Potomac Valley Eastern Zone Team Manager. Dave returns for his 33nd year at Rockville and was recently inducted into the MCSL Hall of Fame. Dave works predominately with the age group program and oversees all of the program’s operations.
Kelly Appler Velasquez
Kelly has been coaching for RMSC at the Rockville site since 2000, working primarily with 8 and under swimmers in the Instructional Stroke School (ISS) program. Previously she coached at the MLK site for 8 years, with the Minis and heading up the Advanced Seniors group. Kelly started her RMSC career in 1981, when the MLK site opened, and then moved on to swim at Bucknell University, specializing in sprint freestyle and breaststroke events and winning the East Coast Conference title in the 100 Breast her sophomore year. Currently, Kelly swims masters at Rockville and works full-time for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and cannot wait for her daughters - aged 3 and 4 ½ - to swim for her at Rockville.