RVAA cancels swimming season

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - The Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association has canceled its swim season amid concerns over the coronavirus. That unfortunately includes the popular City County meet at the end of the summer.

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"It's fun," Virginia Gators Coach Doug Fonder said. "It's stuff you remember and it's been a habit in the Valley for a zillion years. I think the biggest sadness of it is that kids build enthusiasm for something like summer league and then they get real excited and want to do year-round swimming and there's not going to be that thing for excitement."

The hope is to have several mini, or intrasquad, meets later this summer once Virginia reaches Phase 3 or Phase 4 of reopening.

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