We’re back. And making a huge splash.

By Reach for the Wall Staff Writers.

When the Washington Post decided to pull the plug on Reach for the Wall, it was evident by the number of responses and expressions of disappointment by the swim community that it would be greatly missed. Some of you even may have thought to yourself, “Someone should take it over!” We did, too.

So, we acted on those feelings.  We are a group of passionate swim parents who set up a non-profit organization to run the site, and after a few weeks of work, here we are.  Reach for the Wall is back!

We know what you are thinking.  Can we still access our kids’ times from past summers?  Can we still run virtual meets this summer?  The answer is yes!  The only thing that is missing are past articles, which are the property of The Washington Post.  But, we are working on accessing these through www.washingtonpost.com.   Stay tuned!

We really are excited to bring the site back to life. We want Reach for the Wall to be your go-to source for comprehensive coverage of local swimming in the Washington DC metro area, including Potomac Valley swimming, summer leagues and high school swimming in the DMV.  We also will be adding some new features, including:

  • Nutrition advice and tips
  • Dryland training ideas
  • Educational information for parents
  • A coaches corner
  • Meet calendars
  • Results from meets
  • Product reviews
  • Online shopping features

Most importantly, we want to make this site inclusive, believing that all swimmers (and their parents and coaches) are great and deserve a forum.

We ask for your support. Please tell us what you would like to see.  Please share the site with your family, friends and swim community.  Often.  And if you would like to support this amazing site by advertising on it, please let us know.

We thank The Washington Post, Mitch Rubin and Bryan Flaherty for believing in us and trusting us to take over this site.

Contact@reachforthewall.com

10 thoughts on “We’re back. And making a huge splash.

  • Mar 11, 2016 at 3:23 pm
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    I will be following my Swimming Grandchildren in Maryland, from our home in Silver City, NM.

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    • Mar 11, 2016 at 10:43 pm
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      That is great to hear! You are great grandparents!

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  • Mar 11, 2016 at 6:43 pm
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    Glad you’re back.

    Maybe include the Masters scene in the new incarnation…

    Good for those kiddos to see it doesn’t stop

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    • Mar 11, 2016 at 10:42 pm
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      We agree, we think masters swimming would be a great addition to RFTW! Please submit any ideas, articles or upcoming meet information to us!

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  • Mar 11, 2016 at 8:47 pm
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    Hmmmm I wonder what happened at metros

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    • Mar 11, 2016 at 10:41 pm
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      Unfortunately RFTW was on a hiatus during metros. It is now back and we promise to be there next year! We were there in person and it was a great meet!

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  • Mar 16, 2016 at 1:16 am
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    Where is the coverage of high school meets?

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    • Mar 16, 2016 at 1:45 am
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      Reach For The Wall was on hiatus during high school season this year. We will be back next year!

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  • Mar 18, 2016 at 12:32 am
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    Where is the diving coverage?

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    • Mar 18, 2016 at 1:44 am
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      Hey that is a great question! As we grow we would love to add coverage of diving. In the meantime, please send information our way! Photos too. We would love the help.

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