• The Greater Richmond Aquatic League (GRAL) is an organization of swimmers, coaches, and parents whose aim is to promote and participate in the sport of summer swimming.  GRAL provides an opportunity for young people to compete against others of similar ability in an atmosphere of fair play, good sportsmanship, and safety.

     

     

     

  • Burkwood joins GRAL

    The Burkwood Swim & Racquet "Buccaneers" Summer Team  will compete in GRAL's Division 2 in 2014.  Burkwood has an eight lane, 25 Meters pool, and had 186 swimmers in 2013.  Welcome Burkwood Swimmers, Families, Coaches, and Volunteers!

  • Champs

    Each GRAL season concludes with a Championship ("Champs") meet for swimmers that have qualified during the current season.  The Champs meet will be held at the Collegiate School Aquatics Center.

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News

  • 2014 Divisions +

    Divisions for the 2014 Season are set.  Click here to view Divisions by Teams, including each pool's measure (M = 25 Meters, Y = 25 Yards), and number of lanes.

  • 2014 Coaching jobs +

    The following Teams have openings for the 2014 season:

    • Antioch Recreation is looking for a head and assistant coach.   Those interested should send a resume and references to Lisa Evans at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

    • Kings Charter has an opening for a Head Cocah and one Assistant Coach.  Interested candidates should contact Julie O'Hanley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

    • Atlee Rec is seeking an additional Assistant Coach.  Interested candidates should send a resume, with references, to Kristin Brittle ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).
       
    • Bell Creek is seeking an additional Assistant Coach.  Interest candidates should contact Jennifer Vollmer at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

    • The Colonies is seeking Assistant Coaches for the 2014 season.  Interested candidates should contact Bill Ripol at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

    (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the exact verbiage to include to add/remove any jobs to this article)

  • 2014 Schedules +

    Click here to view the 2014 Division Schedules.

  • 2014 Time Standards +

    Click here to view the 2014 Time Standards.

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Annual Awards

  • Sportsmanship Award +

    The Len Everett Sportsmanship Team Award was established in 1984 by the Greater Richmond Aquatic League (GRAL) to honor the memory of a man who was instrumental in the founding and structuring of the League.  Leonard Everett, from Hungary Creek Recreation Association, stood for the highest ideals of fair competition and good sportsmanship.  A plaque is awarded every year to one club in each division whose swimmers, coaches, and parents have best exhibited these qualities.  Congratulations to the 2013 recipients: Twin Hickory, Tuckahoe Village, Tuckahoe Village West, Ashcrek, and Bell Creek.  Click here for a complete list of recipients by year since 1984.

  • Coaching Excellence Award +

    The Len Everett Coaching Excellence Award was established in 2006 to recognize Coaches that go above and beyond the normal expectations of a summer coach, and best exemplify GRAL's purpose and ideals.  At the end of each Season, each Club's Coaching Staff casts their vote for a Coaching Staff in their division that exhibited fair play, good sportsmanship and safety during the season.  At Champs, the winning Coaches are recognized and presented with an award for their efforts.  Congratulations to the 2013 recipients: Ashcreek, Atlee, Dominion Club, and Wembly.  Click here to see the winning Coaches since 2006.

  • Scholarship +

    In 2012, the Len Everett scholarship was established.  Graduating seniors who have participated in GRAL for no less than five (5) consecutive years, and demonstrate dedication to the sport of swimming and loyalty to his/her GRAL club are encouraged to apply.  Click here for previous recipients of the Len Everett Scholarship.  Click here for the application.

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Executive Board

  • President +

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    Joel Hagman (tv), since 2012

    The President shall preside at all meetings of the GRAL Board of Directors and of the Executive Board.  The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees, except the Nominating Committee.

  • VP of Champs +

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    Michele Mulligan (well), since 2013

    The VP of Champs shall organize and serve as chairperson of the championship meet (Champs).

  • VP of Equipment +

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    John Madden (rsrc), since 2013

    The VP of Equipment shall maintain and distribute supplies necessary for the swimming season. This shall include ordering and maintaining records of all supplies.

  • VP of Officials +

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    Ralph Jones (kc), since 2013

    The VP of Officials shall organize all training clinics and serve as coordinator of GRAL meet officials.

  • Secretary +

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    Andrew Belden (wsrc) since 2012

    The Secretary shall: a.) Maintain a complete and accurate record of all proceedings of the meetings, b.) Notify all Board members prior to each meeting of the date, time, and location of the meeting. Board notification shall be at lease one (1) week prior to the meeting and may be either included on the previous month's minutes or by email. c.) Update the GRAL Handbook each year before the first swim meet of the season.

  • Treasurer +

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    Kent Wisman (tv), since 2012

    The Treasurer shall have custody and collection of all funds of GRAL and perform the following: 1.) Maintain a full and accurate account of records and expenditures. 2.) Make disbursements as authorized by the President. 3.) Prepare an annual budget for Board approval to be presented at the February meeting. 4.) Present a financial statement at every meeting and at other times as requested by the Executive Board. 5.) Present a full report at every meeting at which new officers assume their duties.

  • Past President +

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    Scott Farrar (mra), since 2013

    The Immediate Past President shall serve in an advisory role to assist the current Board with voting privileges unless his/her vote causes the Executive vote decision to end in a tie.

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GRAL Board

Each GRAL member club shall designate a representative (GRAL Board Rep.) to attend the GRAL Board of Directors meetings.  These Board Representatives shall participate in meeting discussions, vote on proposals at the meetings, and report meeting items back to his/her member club.  The GRAL Board Representative shall perform duties as outlined in the GRAL Handbook. 

Meet Results

  • Week 1
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  • Week 3
  • Week 4
  • Week 5
  • Week 6
  • Champs

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Club Info.

Weekly Reports

  • GRAL Records
  • GRAL Top 50
  • Top Times
  • Champs Qualifiers

These Records reports are updated each week, after all results from all GRAL meets have been received.  GRAL record-breakers are recognized on the homepage, and may also be recognized at Champs each year.

This report replaces the "GRAL Top 50" report.  This report lists all JV, V, and SV Seed times for Champs.  Since seed times for 2014 Champs includes times from Champs 2013, this report includes 2013 Champs times (if applicable).  However, not all swimmers on this list may have qualified for Champs in the listed event (ie if they had a time from Champs 2013, but did not swim that event in 2014 with a qualifying (JV, V, or SV) time, they are not eligible to swim this event at 2014 Champs).  Additionally, some swimmers are subject to the GRAL "Sandbag" rule, so some swimmers listed on this list are not eligible to swim these events due to this rule.

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This report is updated once results have been received from all GRAL meets.  Note that this report converts all times swam in a Meters pool to an equivalent Yards time.  The general rule for converting a Meter time to a Yard time is to multiply the Meter time by 0.90.  The pool configuration (Meters or Yards) for each GRAL facility can be found on this site via the "About GRAL" page by selecting the appropriate GRAL Division.  Additionally, all Meet results include either "Meter" or "Yard" in the Event description (ie Boys 9-10 100 Yard IM, or Boys 9-10 100 MeterIM).  If you have any questions about the data in this report, please feel free to contact your Coach, Parent Representative, or the GRAL Webmaster (  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Each week, updated Top Times by Club reports will be posted here as soon as meet results have been received/processed.  Check the date on the report to ensure the report has been updated since the last meet.  Also, check the report to ensure it is in the appropriate measure (Yards ("Y"), or Meters ("S")) for the upcoming meet.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any problems/questions.

 

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PLEASE NOTE the new format - These final reports list each swimmer that has qualified for Champs, the event(s) the swimmer is eligible to swim at Champs (subject to GRAL "Sandbag" rule - see Champs page for an explanation), and the seed time for that swimmer in each event (includes times from 2012 Champs, if applicable).

Each week, updated Champs Qualifiers will be posted here as soon as meet results have been received/processed.  Check the date on the report to ensure the report has been updated since the last meet.  These reports are based on official GRAL records.  If your data does not match these reports, please contact the GRAL Computer Coordinator as soon as possible.

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Upcoming Events

MAY
5

Mon, May 05, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
GRAL Board Meeting at DC

JUN
9

Mon, Jun 09, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
GRAL Board Meeting at DC

JUN
18

Wed, Jun 18, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Week 1 Meets

JUN
25

Wed, Jun 25, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Week 2 Meets

JUL
2

Wed, Jul 02, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Week 3 Meets

JUL
7

Mon, Jul 07, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
GRAL Board Meeting at DC

JUL
9

Wed, Jul 09, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Week 4 Meets

JUL
16

Wed, Jul 16, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Week 5 Meets

JUL
22

Tue, Jul 22, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Week 6 Meets

AUG
1

Fri, Aug 01, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Champs, TBD, at Greater Richmond Aquatic Partnership

AUG
2

Sat, Aug 02,
Champs, TBD, at Greater Richmond Aquatic Partnership

AUG
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Sun, Aug 03,
Champs, TBD, at Greater Richmond Aquatic Partnership


Mobile Calendar

Take the GRAL calendar with you on your mobile device!  Google users, simply add the gral.webmaster@gmail calendar via the "Add a Friend's Calendar" option.  If you have an Apple mobile device follow the instructions in the video below.

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Support

  • Technical Support +

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    Christy Evanko, since 2010
    Jim Spevak, since 2010

    Jim and Christy are responsible for providing support to all Club Computer Rep.'s for League Registration, meets, Champs Registration, and Champs. Christy is responsible for auditing and managing all Champs entries, and running Meet Manager at Champs.

  • League Data +

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    Jim Spevak, since 2010

    The GRAL Computer Rep. is responsible for managing licenses for all league software, creating all meet files, managing all meet results, individual swimmer times, maintaining League Records, provide training for all Club Computer Rep.'s, provide technical support during all meets, track season points, determine annual trophy winners, and club rankings.

  • Webmaster +

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    Jim Spevak, since 2010

    The Webmaster is responsible for maintaining the GRAL website.

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