The Potomac Valley Pearls is a Synchronized Swimming Club located in the Baltimore - Washington, DC metro area. This is a competitive team, with athletes practicing up to 3 day per week and competing in local, regional, and national competitions. Competitive teams form in September and the first synchro meet is held during the winter.
Teams of swimmers compete by category based on experience level: "Novice", "Intermediate," and "Age Group."
The regular season concludes in early June with a "Spring Fling," a fun demonstration by the girls, performed for family, friends, and perspective Pearls. For some Pearls teams, the season concludes in early July with "Age Group Nationals."
In October 1993, a synchronized swimming class was initiated at the Failand Aquatics Center in Laurel, MD for girls age 8-18. This class quickly evolved into a team called the Starfish Synchro Club. Ginny Chadwick was hired as head coach.
In 1996, the team was reorganized and renamed the Potomac Valley Pearls. The Potomac Valley Pearls are members of the Potomac Valley Association, part of the South Zone region “A.” The team is a member of USA Synchro.