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6.0 years ago @ 12:13PM

Swim & Dive - Boosters info

As we did in the fall, we have concessions requirements in the spring. Each swimmer is expected to participate. Our current spring assignment is 3/28, Tuesday. There are still slots that need to be filled. If you are not able to help on our assigned day, you may get your credit towards participation on another day. Boosters is always in need of help in concessions. Also - think WIN-WIN, do you have community service hours to do for another club? You may use your hours of support in concessions for more than one club/sport/activity. Remember to sign in and identify all activities you are there to support. To sign up, follow this link:

Spring Concessions sign-up

Another way to support our team is to help deliver mulch on Saturday, April 1. Trucks, trailers, drivers and student volunteers are needed to help deliver the mulch. Delivery times usually scheduled from 7:30 - 2:30 - more info to follow.

Team News

6.0 years ago @ 5:04PM

Swim & Dive - Team Banquet

Please join us for the annual Patriot High School Swim & Dive Banquet!

Click HERE to RSVP by Tuesday, February 14th

Where:  Bristow Manor Golf Club

When:  Monday, February 27th – Arrival at 6:00p.m.

Cost:  FREE (for each athlete and parent/guest) – Due to size of the venue, we are limiting seniors to two guests and underclassmen to one guest

Estimated Timeline:  6:00p.m-9:00p.m

6:00 - Guests Arrive

6:10 - Guests Invited to Buffet

7:00 – Awards

9:00 - Conclusion of Event

Team News

6.0 years ago @ 5:42PM

Swim & Dive - Region Results

Congratulations to all our Region Meet competitors!

Girls finished 16th overall in the 6A North Region - awesome job!


Highlights below:


Medley Relay (Megan M, Paige, Megan R, Anna) - 8th

1 mtr Diving (Jordan – 7th)

100 FR (Anna – 14th - achieved a State Qual time)

100 BK (Megan M – 11th – achieved a State Qual time)

100 BR (Paige - 11th – achieved a State Qual time)

400 Free Relay (Anna, Lauren, Lindsey, Megan M) – 10th – achieved a State Qual time


To advance to States a swimmer needed to place in the top 10 at the Region Meet or achieve a State Qual time. The above individual event swimmers will proceed to the State Meet on Feb 17 at George Mason. The top eight relays advance to the State Meet as well as those who have State Qual times. Swimmers for each relay are not locked and can be changed up until their event.

The following relays/individuals also achieved State Qual times/points during the regular season or Region Prelims Meet and will participate in the State Meet:

1 mtr Diving – Emily Johnson

200 Free Relay 

Team News

6.0 years ago @ 10:40AM

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Team News

6.0 years ago @ 11:08AM

Swim & Dive - Region Meet info

Congratulations to the following individuals/relays for making it back to the Region Finals meet:

Anna Dzouenko

Megan Mastropaolo

Paige Romine

200 Medley Relay

400 Free Relay

All swimmers did a great job at prelims – lots of fast times, loads of fun to watch and cheer. Tonight’s meet should also have incredibly fast swims – lots of races to the finish.

Competitors: show at Oak Mar by 3:30 pm (no bus); warm ups and meet timeline same as prelims.

Go Pioneers!!

Team News

6.0 years ago @ 6:32PM

Swim & Dive - Region Meet info

Congratulations on your spectacular win at the Conference Meet -- Way to go Pioneers!!

The Region Swim meet is organized as a prelims/finals style meet.  Due to capacity constraints, the prelims are separated into girls only and boys only meets. This year the boys prelims meet is on Thursday, 2/2 and the girls is Friday 2/3. Both teams will have finals on Saturday, 2/4. The following girls are entered into the Region meet:

Lauren Blake

Lindsey Blake

Kaelyn Chmielenski

Anna Dzouenko

Josie Helpard

Dori Hochard

Megan Mastropaolo

Kaley Rogers

Megan Roloff

Paige Romine

Olivia Santee

Isabelle Sowers

                        Schedule for Friday:

                        Bus – 2:10 in bus loop

                        Subways – stop & eat (order in advance – see Coach B)

                        Leave for Oak Marr: 2:45

                        Warm Ups 4:00-5:15

                        Meet Starts: 5:30

                        Cost: $7.00 entrance; $3.00 program


We will have bus transportation for each of the swim meets - right after school on Thursday and Friday in the bus loop. The team provides Subways for each athlete – please stop by Coach Bussian’s room to make your order by end of the school day Thurs.

The rest of the teams, boys and girls, are encouraged to come to the meet on their specific day as well (they may ride the bus with us) to support and cheer on their team mates.  Show your team spirit and unity by wearing spirit wear on your team's prelims day and dressing up on the other (for example: boys would wear spirit wear on Thursday and dress up on Friday).

Volunteer requirements are small: we need one timer for each night, more are allowed, as are volunteers for Clerk of Course and Marshalls. Please contact Coach Bussian if you are able to help out. Good Luck to our Region meet swimmers!

Team News

6.0 years ago @ 8:22AM

Swim & Dive - Post-Season swim practices

Here is our schedule for post-season practices (optional practices):

Monday (today) 1/30 - NO PRACTICE

Tuesday, 1/31 - normal, @ Freedom

Wednesday, 2/1 - last Colgan practice (bus provided)

Tuesday/Thursday, 2/7, 2/9 - normal @ Freedom

Tuesday, 2/14 - normal @ Freedom (Last practice)

Team News

6.0 years ago @ 4:17PM

Swim & Dive Conference Meet swimmers

The following swimmers have events in the Conference Meet:

       Bianchi, Kayla

       Bianchi, Sophia

       Blake, Lauren

       Blake, Lindsey

       Chmielenski, Kaelyn

       Dzouenko, Anna

       Helpard, Josie

       Hochard, Dori

       Lee, Jessica

       Mastropaolo, Megan

       Ozark, Elizabeth

       Palmer, Chloe

       Rogers, Kaley

       Roloff, Megan

       Romine, Paige

       Santee, Olivia

       Sowers, Isabelle

       Townsend, Samantha

Team News

6.0 years ago @ 2:17PM

Swim & Dive - Conference Meet week

Our regular season ends this week with the Conference Meet this Friday, 1/27. Normal practices continue for the week with the exception of Thursday. Specifics below:

Thursday, 1/26 – Conference Dive Meet (all swimmers attend; arrive at PWCSAC by 6:50 pm – no practice)

Friday, 1/27 – Conference Swim Meet @ Freedom (see Conference Meet Format in Files section for more details – the warm up schedule HAS BEEN CHANGED, please follow the information below)

  • 4:45 pm - arrive at Freedom Center
  • 5:10 pm - prep for Senior Recognition
  • 5:15 pm - Senior Recognition for Patriot
  • 5:55 pm - Warm Ups
  • 7:00 pm - Meet starts

Additional information – entry cost $7.00 unless you are working the meet. We still need a few volunteers for Marshalls and Stroke and Turn Officials (thanks to those who’ve stepped up already!).

Please read the “High School Swimming Information 2016-2017” document in the Files section for more information on post-season championship meets, qualifying criteria/cuts for swimmers, etc (pg 2). The Meet Formats for the Region and State meets are also available in the Files section.

Practices may continue into post-season, check the calendar on our website. All non-year round swimmers who are swimming in the Region or State Meets are expected to attend all post-season practices. Practice is optional/open for all swimmers not attending championship meets.

Save the date – we are in the planning stages for our end-of-season banquet, tentatively planned for Sunday, 2/26. Stay tuned for more details.

Team News

6.0 years ago @ 3:29PM

Swim & Dive - OP meet and Conference information

Great job against Battlefield – it was a very exciting meet (great swims!).

Friday, 1/20/17 – OP meet @ Freedom

            Show time: 7:00 pm

            Warm Ups: 7:30 pm

            Meet Starts: 8:00 pm

Saturday, 1/21/17 - Dive meet @ Colgan, 1:30 pm - hope to see you there!!

Conference Meet information (Friday, 1/27/17):

Teams may enter a max of four swimmers per individual event and one relay team per relay event. As in dual meets, individuals may be entered into a maximum of four events, no more than two of which can be individual events. Unlike dual meets, however, these meets do not have exhibition swims, do have meet heat sheets ($1.00), use touch pads and the scoreboard, have an entrance fee ($7.00) and have a special t-shirt to purchase (pre-orders only).

All swimmers are expected to attend the Conference Meet and support their team, even if they are not swimming. Approximately 18-20 swimmers per team will be entered into the meet in individual/relay events. Entries are due by Tuesday, 1/24. A list of swimmers entered will be posted on this website.

Each team also has additional responsibilities for this meet (different than timer, recorder or official). We also have a requirement to provide marshalls and host the Hospitality Room for the entire meet. The Hospitality Room provides food and drink for officials and coaches. In addition to staffing the location during the meet, there is a behind-the-scenes requirement as well. We will need someone/people to purchase and prepare the food we will be providing. Costs are covered by the conference. We still have positions to fill on our sign-up sheet. Volunteers will get a wristband to enter the meet free of charge.

Additional information is available in the meet announcement in the Files section.

Conference meet t-shirt --- pre-order only. To order, please do one of the following:

  • Use the google form here
  • Print and fill out an order sheet (in the Files section) and give to a coach in practice/school
  • Tell Coach Bussian at Thursday practice (1/19/17)

Seniors: please send Coach Bussian a baby picture and fill out the senior info form by Tuesday, 1/24/17

Team News

6.0 years ago @ 10:38PM

Swim & Dive - Weekly Updates 01/12/17

Battlefield meet, Friday, 1/13/17

  • Arrive @ MPCC pool - 7:00 pm

-       Warm Ups about 7:40 pm

-       Swim meet starts – 8:00 pm

-       Manassas Park Community Center website here

Dive meet @ Colgan, Saturday 10:00 am

Mulch Order (spring fundraiser) information and forms available here.

Senior Night: 1/27/17 - at the Conference Meet. Seniors please send a baby picture to Coach Bussian (email:

Team News

6.0 years ago @ 8:07AM

Swim & Dive Team - Meets for 1/6 and 1/7 2017 - volunteers needed!!

Meet volunteers – we need you!! Please sign up:

Meet details:

Friday, 1/6/17 – BDHS meet @ CPAC (Groovy 60s meet!!)

                Show time: 6:30 pm

                Warm ups: 7:00 pm

                Meet starts: 7:30 pm


Saturday, 1/7/17 – CHS meet @ PWCSAC (Sweet Escape meet!!) – Double Dual with BDHS/SJHS

                Show time: 3:00 pm (for dive meet – which will already be in progress)

                Warm ups: 4:30 pm (1st warm ups)

                Meet starts: 6:00 pm

Please fill in the Absence Notification form if you will miss a meet (by Tuesday night of that week).

Attractions Books – Bring money in ASAP to Chef’s room (1511) or Coach Bussian’s (2026).

Team News

6.0 years ago @ 2:07PM

Swim & Dive Team - Winter Break and other info

Here’s some information and reminders as we approach winter break:

Great Job for our Adopt-a-Family drive! We collected so many good things for our families. You helped make their Christmas a special one.

Thank you to the Cooper's - we had a great time at our Holiday Party. We appreciate you hosting it at your home again.

Please bring in your Attractions Book money. We’d like to finalize this fundraiser as soon as possible.


OPTIONAL winter break practices (see Google calendar): Monday, Wednesday, Friday (12/26, 28, 30) @ Freedom Center 8:00-9:00 am; use these times to make up for missed practices or to bank extra practices for possible absences in January.

Be sure to identify known absences for January in the Absence Notification form. We have meets every week until the end of the season. It will go very fast.

Enjoy your winter break!!!

Team News

6.0 years ago @ 1:30PM

Swim & Dive - Important Updates - please read

SJHS meet - time change:

5:00 pm show time

5:30 pm - warm ups

6:00 pm - meet start


This changes our holiday party as well. The Holiday Party is postponed to Sunday, 12/18; 4:00-8:00 pm; same place, same other details.

Team News

6.0 years ago @ 6:37PM

Swim & Dive - Week of 12/12/16 Info

It’s a busy week. Here are some reminders:

Remember our Adopt-a-Family drive! Items are due by Friday, 12/16. Bring new, unwrapped gifts to Chef's room. Label the gift with the family and child the gift is intended for. Details below:

Family B

                5th grade boy:  size 10-12, loves sports, books, word searches

Family C

                4th grade boy:  size 10, likes minecraft, he's not into sports

                1st grade girl:  size 8, likes arts and crafts

Family D

                4th grade boy:  size 10-12, likes remote controlled race cars

                4th grade girl:  size 10-12, likes arts and crafts and dolls

                5th grade boy:  size 10-12, likes remote controlled race cars

Family E

                2nd grade boy:  size 8, anything sports related and legos

                4th grade boy:  size 12 husky, anything sports related and legos

Picture Day – Tuesday, 12/13 @ 2:30 in the main gym. Wear warm ups (jacket AND pants if you have them), navy t-shirt and athletic shoes. Picture forms available at practice or in Coach Bussian’s room (2026)

Saturday, 12/17/16 – SJHS meet @ Freedom Center

                Show time: 12:00 pm

                Warm ups: 12:30 pm

                Meet starts: 1:00 pm

Please fill in the Absence Notification form if you will miss the meet (by Tuesday night). Also complete the Events and Times form (or fill it out again if you recently swam at one of the meets these last two weekends – great job to all who did!!) by Wednesday night.

Saturday, 12/17/15 – Holiday Party @ the Cooper’s; please RSVP and sign up to bring some goodies

Keep selling Attractions Books – we’re doing great!! Bring money or pick up more books in Chef’s room (1511).

Team News

6.0 years ago @ 3:22PM

Swim & Dive Team Holiday Party

The Coopers have offered to host our holiday get-together again this year (thanks very much!!). Details below:

When: Saturday, December 17th, 7:00 pm CHANGED TO SUNDAY, 12/18, 4-8:00 PM

Where: 14428 Sedona Drive -- Virginia Oaks (Fine to park on Sedona drive)

What: click here to volunteer to bring goodies/food for us all to share; bring white crew socks to tie-dye our school colors; white elephant gift exchange ($10 max cost) for those who’d like to participate

RSVP: please click here to indicate your attendance so that we can plan accordingly (by 15 Dec)

Hope to see many of our swimmers and divers there!

Team News

6.0 years ago @ 8:26PM

Swim Team - Freestyle Frenzy Meet

Freestyle Frenzy meet at PWCS Aquatic Center (Colgan):

                Friday, 12/9/16

                Show time – 4:45 pm

                Warm ups - 5:00-6:25 (open format)

                Meet start – 6:30 pm

                Duration: approx 3 hours

 Swimmers need to fill out the Freestyle Frenzy meet sign up form – identifying either attending or not attending and, if attending, your event requests (200, 100 or 50 Freestyle, choose 2) - click here


All swimmers are requested to fill out the Absence Notification form for any practice or meet that they will miss. Thank you!

Team News

6.0 years ago @ 7:48PM

Swim Team - Weekly Information 11/28-12/3

The first week of December is usually a crazy week: first mandatory practice, first meet, lots of questions. Important dates and details are below:

Mon/Wed - Normal practice at PWCSAC (Colgan) 5:00-6:00 pm; bus at PHS at 4:15

Tues - Normal practice at Freedom 8:30-9:30 pm

Thurs - 12/1 - first mandatory day - unless otherwise arranged. Instead of practice, we will have a pre-meet pasta dinner at PHS and team meeting; Commons 2, 7:00-8:30 pm (no practice at Freedom)

Captains will be voted for during the team meeting.

12/2 - first meet against Osbourn @ Freedom - be in the bleachers (changed and ready to swim) by 7:00 pm to check in and get events. Warm ups start @ 7:30; meet starts @ 8:00. The meet lasts approximately 2 hours.

Volunteers - sign up link is in "Team Links" section or click here. Osbourn is a small team – we may need extra volunteers to support the meet.

Please use the Absence Notification form to identify absences from practice or meets in "Team Links" section.

Swimmers - use the Events and Times form to let coaches know of your current (within 2016) times and preferred high school events to swim. Find the form in the "Team Links" section.

Team News

6.0 years ago @ 7:36PM

Swim Team - Weekly Info, 11/21-11/23

11/21 - practice at Colgan @ 5:00 pm, bus at PHS @ 4:15; practice will end early (5:45) due to the Parent Meeting

11/21 - Winter Sports Parent Meeting, 6:30 pm in the PHS Auditorium; swim meeting after in the lecture hall

11/22 - practice at Freedom, 8:30-9:30 pm


Team News

6.0 years ago @ 8:53PM

Swim Team – New Season Info

Congratulations to all our swimmers selected for this year’s team! Way to go Pioneers!!

Important dates, etc (extra details in Team Selection Letter):

11/18 & 11/19 – Riptide Swim and Tri Patriot Days - shop in store (CPAC) and get discounts on merchandise other than team gear. Also – get your team suit (same as previous year’s suits) – in the store or online ( . Everyone MUST have a team suit.

11/19 – PWCS Season Opener – practice meet/scrimmage

11/20 – Spirit wear orders due; website:

11/21 – Mandatory Winter Sport’s Parent Meeting @ 6:30 pm in PHS Auditorium; swim team break-out session following main session

Team News

6.0 years ago @ 8:20PM

Swim Team - PWCS Season Opener meet, Saturday 11/19/16

Here is information for our scrimmage (practice meet) for this weekend:

Teams participating: Patriot, Battlefield, Hylton, Garfield, Woodbridge, Colgan

Where: PWCS Aquatic Center (Colgan)

1:45 pm – arrive and check-in

2:00-3:00 warm ups scheduled by school

3:30 Meet start

Events/format: 100 yds of all four strokes in the following order: FL, FR, BK, BR. Teams are limited to 10 entries per event. Swimmers are limited to max of 2 events.

Please click HERE to enter your intention to attend this meet and your order of preference for the four strokes, even if you already told the coaches at the selection meeting. Thank you!!

This is an OPTIONAL meet.

Parents – we will need some volunteers to time, etc. Please click HERE if you are able to help.

Team News

6.0 years ago @ 6:47PM

Girl's Swim Team IMPACT testing

Here's the list of girls required to attend IMPACT baseline testing tomorrow (11/16) after school:

Banks, K.

Blake, Lauren

Davisson, E.

Dzouenko, A.

Hartung, A.

Helpard, J.

Hopkins, L.

Lee, J.

O'Donnell, C.

O'Donnell, M.

Orozco, P.

Ozark, E.

Riemenschneider, J.

Roberts, T.

Rogers, K.

Roloff, M.

Shipp, R.

Sowers, I.

Speicher, E.

Townsend, S.

Vacher, P.

Wied, R.


Meet Coach Bussian's room (2026). Testing will be in room 2033 @ 2:30 and should last 30-45 min.

Team News

6.0 years ago @ 12:14PM

Swim Team - 2016 Tryout Information & Schedule

REMINDER: ALL FORMS MUST BE IN AND VERIFIED BY MR QUALLS BEFORE YOU CAN TRYOUT! Swimmers may check eligibility here. Swimmers may turn in forms on Monday (teacher work day) to Coach Bussian during normal school hours. start Monday, 11/7 at Prince William County Schools Aquatic Center.  Click here for the address and directions. Swimmers will swim three events for time: 100 FR, 100 IM and 100 CH (BK, BR, or FL). Times will be ranked in order (least to greatest) and swimmers will get points based on position. The scores for the three events will be combined for an overall score.  Coaches will also be monitoring proper execution of each of the strokes, your starts and turns. Approximately the top 30 girls and the top 30 boys will make the team. Swimmers with special considerations need to speak to Coach Bussian prior to tryouts.


Parents who are willing and able to help with tryouts please click here to sign up. Thank you!


The following is a schedule for the tryouts:


Monday, 11/7 (boys @ PWCS Aquatic Center):

5:10 – swimmer check in (eligibility verified) and cap assignment (change, get ready to swim, wait in bleachers)

5:20 – questions

5:30-5:40 – warm up

5:40-6:30 – events: 100 IM, 100 FR (check with Coach Bussian; then you may leave after your 2nd event)


Wednesday, 11/9 (girls @ PWCS Aquatic Center):

4:15 – bus @ PHS door 19/20

5:10 – swimmer check in (eligibility verified) and cap assignment (change, get ready to swim, wait in bleachers)

5:20 – questions

5:30-5:40 – warm up

5:40-6:30 – events: 100 IM, 100 FR (check with Coach Bussian; then you may leave after your 2nd event)


Thursday, 11/10 (boys @ Freedom Center):

8:10 – swimmer check in and change, wait in bleachers

8:20 – questions

8:30-8:45 – warm up

8:45-9:30 – events: 100 CH (FL, BK, BR - choose one) and 50 FR (if time, for relay purposes)


Monday, 11/14 (girls @ PWCS Aquatic Center):

4:15 – bus @ PHS door 19/20

5:10 – swimmer check in and change, wait in bleachers

5:20 – questions

5:30-5:45 – warm up

5:45-6:30 – events: 100 CH (FL, BK, BR - choose one) and 50 FR (if time, for relay purposes)


Boys Team selection notification – Monday, 11/14 in Café Synergy after school

Girls Team selection notification – Tuesday, 11/15 in Café Synergy after school


What to bring to tryouts: competition suit, goggles, extra towel, water bottle, etc.

Good luck to all swimmers - GO PIONEERS!

Team News

6.0 years ago @ 9:31PM

Swim Team - Tryouts

Less than one week until tryouts begin! The coaches are excited for a new season. All athletes must have their forms in PRIOR to tryouts in order to participate. Athletes who have completed and turned in all forms are listed here. (updated 11/3)  If your name is not on the list, you have either recently turned in your documents (or recently attended concussion training), or are missing either (or both) a physical or concussion training (required for all – in person for new students and ninth graders).  Please contact Coach Bussian if you have questions.

Check the schedule page -- tryouts on Tuesday, Election Day are cancelled. We've shifted days around the change: boys: Mon/Thurs; girls: Wed/Mon(11/14). More information to come.

Team News

6.0 years ago @ 8:41PM

Swim Team - More help needed at Concessions, 9/2

Please sign up to help at concessions. Use the following link:


Team News

6.0 years ago @ 10:46AM

Swim team - Concessions Duties

In order to improve staffing of concessions for PHS activities this year, the scheduling system was changed. Each team and/or club is assigned an activity and will need to staff it completely (including workers, 2 team managers (parents), grillers, etc). Teams are assigned activities during their off-seasons and will staff approximately 2-3 activities each off-season. Our off-seasons are fall and spring. Swim team concessions activities will be posted to our calendar.


During our fall off-season, we are assigned to work two football games: 9/2 - Friday the first week of school and 10/24 - Monday. Please follow the link below to sign up for the events.  I will need two parent volunteers to be our concessions managers (if you'd like to volunteer and/or if you have questions on responsibilities, etc, please email me) for this year.