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Team News

5.0 years ago @ 2:56PM

Swim & Dive Team - Spring Info

Thanks to all for making our Banquet a memorable experience:

  • Bristow Manor Golf Club

  • Captains: Lauren, Daniel, Sophia, Alec, Megan and Michael

  • Austin Bacon

  • Coach Stevenson, Coach Groh

We appreciate all you’ve done!

Thank you for your generosity - we collected $174.00 at the banquet to send to Parkland; the team will match it from our Attractions Fundraiser.

DIVERS: Clinics on Sundays (except Spring Break) through the end of the year, 3:00-5:00 pm @ PWCSAC (Colgan). Pass the word to all interested in diving next year!! Watch for news on summer clinics too.

Ways to continue to support our team:

  • Mulch sales: online orders due Friday, Mar 23 (turn in any paper orders ASAP)


  • Concessions: sign up to support Spring Sports/Boosters (freshmen and all those who didn’t help in the fall, especially); these hours 1) count for all your activities, 2) help us get support for water costs and 3) are a fun way to work with your team/friends.

    • Our assigned date: May 1, Tuesday: 4:30-7:00 or 6:30-9:00 pm (parents: we need help with grilling too)

    • Website link:

    • Sign up for other dates as well - be sure to record swim and all your activities to get credit for your time

  • Last Call: Attractions books and/or money - some still have to finalize their status


Seniors - Booster scholarship available to any senior who has participated in Boosters events ($1000 to one boy/one girl)

  • Deadline: April 6, 2018

  • Don’t delay - there are actions, signatures, etc. to get - it's not a last minute activity

  • Website link:

Team News

5.0 years ago @ 9:51AM

Swim & Dive Team - Pictures requested

Shout out to Patriot Swim & Dive, Austin Bacon and Megan Mastropaolo - thanks for promoting our team :)

Here's the link for the morning announcements aired on Friday (with a special focus on swim and dive):

?To: all parents, athletes and fans - we are requesting any (appropriate) pictures you have from this season (especially senior night/Districts). Please send them to Coach Bussian (

Team News

5.0 years ago @ 1:35PM

Swim & Dive Team - State Meet Info

This Saturday we attend the State meet - the culmination of all our hard work this season. Congratulations to the following athletes who are competing/alternates in the State meet:

Boys: Steven Bae, Michael Blake, Andrew Cappellini, Austin Gentry, Kyle Goodwill, Ian Tansill, Zach Rowe, Daniel Wong

Girls: Lauren Blake, Lindsey Blake, Abby Daniel, Anna Dzouenko, Samantha Kissi, Megan Mastropaolo, Megan Roloff

?Good Luck to all athletes!

?For the State Team:

? - Thurs, 2/15 - Walking Pep Rally during Flex 1 - meet Commons 1; wear warm ups

 - Thurs, 2/15 - State Team dinner @ Pizza Margherita 7:00 - 8:00 pm

State meet info:

Sat, 2/17 - State Meet @ GMU


  • Arrive @ GMU: 6:30 am (no bus)
  • Warm ups: 7:00 – 8:45 am
  • Meet: 9:00 – 12:30 pm

Doors open to spectators @ 8:00 am. Cost - $10.00/person/session


  • Arrive @ GMU: 3:30 pm (no bus)
  • Warm ups: 4:00-5:45 pm
  • Meet: 6:00 – 9:30 pm

Doors open to spectators @ 5:00 pm. Cost - $10.00/person/session


Team News

5.0 years ago @ 1:14PM

Swim & Dive Team - End of Season Banquet

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

Click HERE to RSVP by Tuesday, February 20th

Where:  Bristow Manor Golf Club

When:  Sunday, March 4th – Arrival at 5:00p.m.

Cost:  FREE (for each athlete and 1 parent/guest - seniors may escort 2 guests)

Estimated Timeline:  5:00p.m-8:00p.m

5:00 - Guests Arrive

5:10 - Guests Invited to Buffet

6:00 – Presentations/Awards

8:00 - Conclusion of Event

Team News

5.0 years ago @ 11:17AM

Swim & Dive Team - 2018 Region Finals results

Awesome swimming at Regions last night - Patriot girls finished 4th overall - Way to go!

The top 5 individuals, plus those with State cuts (indicated by *), and top 4 relays will progress to the State meet on Saturday, Feb 17th. All our girls relays have State cuts (the swimmers may change).

Our girls Region 2018 Finals results:



200 Medley Relay

6th - Megan M, Abby, Megan R, Lauren


200 Free


9th - Megan M (*state cut), 12th -  Samantha, 15th - Lindsey

200 IM


11th - Olivia, 14th - Dori

50 Free


13th - Anna*

100 Fly

5th - Abby*

11th - Megan R

100 Free

8th - Anna*


500 Free

4th - Lindsey (*state cut, PTHS RECORD!!), 6th - Olivia

13th - Kaylee

200 Free Relay

8th - Anna, Lauren, Megan R, Abby (PTHS RECORD!!)


100 Back


10th - Megan M*, 15th -  Megan R

100 Breast

4th - Abby*


400 Free Relay

6th - Anna, Lindsey, Samantha, Megan M


Full results will be posted on the PVS High School Results website:

Great job Pioneers!!


Team News

5.0 years ago @ 11:28AM

Swim & Dive Team - Region Prelims results and Finals Info

Great job to all swimmers last night - lots of fantastic swims and time improvements! Best of luck to those moving on to the Finals meet tonight - the timeline is the same as Prelims:

- 3:45 - Show at Oak Marr (no bus)

- 4:00-5:15 - Open Warm-Ups

- 5:30 Meet start

- Let Coach Bussian know if you will not be able to make the meet.

When our championship meets are conducted in a “pre-lims/finals” format, the top 8 swimmers from the Prelims meet make the “A” heat and the next 8 make the “B” heat for the Finals meet. Two alternates are also designated for slots that may open due to drops or missing swimmers (at Clerk of Course). Regardless of a swimmer’s time in the Finals meet, the places are locked in their A/B finals. In other words, a swimmer in “A” finals cannot get lower than 8th place and a swimmer in “B” finals cannot get higher than 9th place.


Our girls Region 2018 meet Prelims results:


A finals

B finals

200 Medley Relay

Megan M, Abby, Megan R, Lauren


200 Free


Megan M, Samantha, Lindsey

200 IM


Olivia, Dori

50 Free



100 Fly


Megan R

100 Free



500 Free

Lindsey, Olivia


200 Free Relay

Anna, Lauren, Megan R, Abby


100 Back


Megan M, Megan R

100 Breast



400 Free Relay

Megan M, Lindsey, Samantha, Anna



Way to go Pioneers!!


Team News

5.0 years ago @ 2:31PM

Swim & Dive Team - Region Meet Information

The Region Swim meet is organized as a prelims/finals style meet. Prelims are Friday, 2/2; finals are Saturday, 2/3. The Region Meet Format is available in the Files section. The following girls are entered into the Region meet:

Benton Kaylee M
Blake Lauren M
Blake Lindsey M
Daniel Abigail M
Dzouenko Anna S
Hochard Dorienne M
Kissi Samantha M
Mastropaolo Jillian S
Mastropaolo Megan S
Ozark Elizabeth S
Palmer Chloe L
Roloff Megan M
Santee Olivia S
Sowers Isabelle S
Watson Kerris L
Wong Melinda S

                        Schedule for Friday, 2/2:

                        Bus – 2:25 at door 20

                        Subways – stop & eat

                        Leave for Oak Marr: 3:00

                        Warm Ups 4:00-5:15

                        Meet Starts: 5:30

                        Cost: $7.00 entrance; $3.00 program

We will have bus transportation for the prelims meet - right after school on Friday. Swimmers are required to ride the bus. The team provides Subways for each athlete – please stop by Coach Bussian’s room (2026) to make your order by end of the school day Wed.

Unless you are contacted by Coach Bussian, swimmers are entered in the same individual events as Districts. The Region meet IS a USA sanctioned meet, so times WILL count for USA times. Please contact Coach Bussian by Sunday evening if you have questions regarding your individual events. Relay entries are always subject to change.

The team also provides each athlete with a Region t-shirt. This year’s shirt is long-sleeved. Orders for t-shirts will be made by Coach Bussian. Please check the size indicated next to your name (from your pre-season order form). If you would like a different size than the one listed, please contact Coach Bussian ASAP by email.

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 would like to help. Good Luck to our Region meet athletes!

Team News

5.0 years ago @ 1:46PM

Swim & Dive - District Champions!!

Congratulations on your tremendous wins last night! Fantastic finishes and superior support -- you made it happen as a TEAM. Way to go Pioneers! Special recognition to:

Our individual District Champions: Anna Dzouenko (50 FR), Abigail Daniel (100 FL, 100 BR), Daniel Wong (100 BK)

Our Relay District Champions: Girls Medley Relay (Megan Mastropaolo, Abby Daniel, Megan Roloff, Lauren Blake); Girls 400 FR Relay (Lindsey Blake, Megan Mastropaolo, Samanthat Kissi, Anna Dzouenko)

?Patriot Records: Anna Dzouenko (50 FR), Abby Daniel (100 FL), Girls 200 FR Relay (Abby Daniel, Lauren Blake, Megan Roloff, Anna Dzouenko)

New State Qualifiers:Girls 200 and 400 FR Relays, Michael Blake (200 FR), Abigail Daniel (100 BR), Anna Dzouenko (50 FR, 100 FR), Megan Mastropaolo (100 BK)

Sweet swimming! Full results posted in school messenger.  

Team News

5.0 years ago @ 12:39PM

Swim & Dive Team - More Conference Meet Info

Parents - I still need two more volunteers: one marshall, second shift and one more person to monitor the hospitality area (at the end of hall, by windows - does not require constant attention). Wristbands will be provided for all volunteers to enter the meet free of charge. I will send the bands home with your athlete at the dive meet or school tomorrow. Please be sure to bring it with you to the meet (and wear it) or you may be charged.

Girls Conference Team: (full entries available on school messenger)

       Benton, Kaylee                                           

       Bianchi, Sophia                                          

       Blake, Lauren                                             

       Blake, Lindsey                                            

       Daniel, Abigail                                            

       Dzouenko, Anna                                         

       Helpard, Josie                                              

       Hochard, Dori                                     

       Kissi, Samantha                                         

       Mastropaolo, Jillian                                    

       Mastropaolo, Megan                                 

       Ozark, Elizabeth                                         

       Palmer, Chloe                                             

       Rogers, Kaley                                              

       Roloff, Megan                                            

       Santee, Olivia                                              

       Sowers, Isabelle                                          

       Watson, Kerris

       Wong, Melinda

Conference Dive meet: tonight @ Colgan, 5:00 pm; be there 4:45 pm, bring Attractions books/money and Club practice attendance forms. Wear spirit wear/team gear. Pizza and water provided.

Team News

5.0 years ago @ 3:52PM

Swim & Dive Team - Conference Meet Week

Our regular season ends this week with the Conference Meet this Friday, 1/26. Normal practices continue for the week with the exception of Thursday. Specifics below:

Thursday, 1/25 – Conference Dive Meet (all swimmers attend; arrive at PWCSAC (Colgan) by 4:45 pm – no practice) Bring Attractions books/money to hand in at meet.

Friday, 1/26 – Conference Swim Meet @ Freedom (see Conference Meet Format in Files section for more details – the warm up schedule MAY CHANGE, please see the tentative information below)

  • 5:00 pm - arrive at Freedom Center
  • 5:30-5:45 pm - Warm Ups (no starts)
  • 6:00 pm - prep for Senior Recognition
  • 6:05 pm - Senior Recognition for Patriot
  • 6:30-6:45 pm - Starts
  • 7:00 pm - Meet begins

Additional information – entry cost $7.00 unless you are working the meet. We still need a few volunteers: 1 timer, 3 Marshalls, 1 Hospitality monitor  (thanks to those who’ve stepped up already!). This meet is not like others. We have to send in our volunteer names. We cannot wait until the meet to identify who is working. 

Please read the “High School Swimming Information 2017-2018” 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 competing in championship meets.

Save the date – we are in the planning stages for our end-of-season banquet, tentatively planned for Sunday, 3/4, 5:00-8:00 pm. Stay tuned for more details.

Team News

5.0 years ago @ 10:52AM

Swim & Dive Team: Weekly Updates 1/15/18 and Conference Meet Info

Fantastic job last week against Battlefield and Madison!! Battlefield was a super exciting meet (great swims!). Way to go against Madison - you rock! Both meets have highlights posted in Summaries & Headlines. Results are posted (or will be shortly) in our school messenger site (access code S53AS3).

Practices: Tuesday and Wednesday @ Colgan; NO PRACTICE Thursday (due to meets for other schools)

Mandatory Team meeting: Thursday, 1/18/18 (lecture hall left), 2:30-2:50 pm (after girls’ team picture - in gym IMMEDIATELY after school) Counts as a practice - attendance will be taken

Friday, 1/19/18 – OP meet @ Colgan (three meets again)

            Show time: 4:30 pm

            Warm Ups: 5:00 pm

            Meet Starts: 6:00 pm

Saturday: NO DIVE MEET

Conference Meets - Thursday (dive 1/25/18); Friday (swim 1/26/18):

Teams may enter a max of four swimmers per individual event and one relay team per relay event. As in dual meets, individuals swim 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 Meets and support their team, even if they are not swimming/diving. Approximately 18-20 swimmers per team will be entered into the meet in individual/relay events. Entries are due by Tuesday, 1/23. A list of swimmers entered will be posted on this website.

Each team has volunteer responsibilities for these meets. In addition to timers/recorders, teams are required to provide marshalls (great viewing of the meet!). Each team also has new responsibilities for Championship meets – Patriot will 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 (These will be passed out at the OP meet, please be sure to pick yours up).

Additional information will be available in the meet announcement in the Files section.

Seniors: please send Coach Bussian a baby picture by Thursday, 1/18/18

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

Orders (and money) are due by Thursday 1/18/18 – no money/no order (make checks payable to Battlefield High School)

Team News

5.0 years ago @ 8:00PM

Swim & Dive Team Calendar


Team News

5.0 years ago @ 7:50AM

Swim & Dive Team - Update 1/17/18

No school today - code red: no practice


 - Girls Team picture - tomorrow after school in gym: wear warm ups, white t-shirt, athletic shoes

 - Team meeting tomorrow, Thursday, Lecture Hall left, 2:30-2:50 pm (after girls picture); no practice

 - Meet Friday versus OP; Volunteers please use this link to sign up to help at the meet:


? - Seniors - last call for baby pictures, due tomorrow

 - Conference t-shirt orders due tomorrow (with money)

Team News

5.0 years ago @ 10:56AM

Swim & Dive Team: check website for weekly info

Team News

5.0 years ago @ 10:29PM

Swim & Dive Team - Weekly Updates 1/8/18

Despite the havoc wreaked by weather, we were able to get our Brentsville meet done - congratulations on another win! Headlines are posted and full results are in our school messenger.

We have a really busy week this week and some long meets:

Friday: triple dual meet; vs Battlefield - this will be a long meet

Stay after school on Friday - eat and socialize with your team mates in Chef's room. We'll have personal pizzas, salad and drinks for everyone. Get picked up/carpool to Colgan. 

Arrive @ Colgan: 4:30 pm

Warm ups: 5:00 pm

Meet starts: 6:00 pm

Volunteer sign up (parents/volunteers please use this sign up genius for the meet. Expect a similar one for the OP meet next week. Colgan is centralizing the volunteers from all participating teams in one sign up.) 

Saturday:yes, the Madison meet is rescheduled

Arrive @ Oak Marr (no bus this time): 5:00 pm; address: 3200 Jermantown Rd, Oakton

Warm ups: 5:30 pm

Meet start: 6:00 pm

Volunteers please use the normal website to sign up for the meet.

Fill out the Absence Notification if you won't be at either of the meets.

Seniors: please send Coach Bussian a baby picture (or a few); due by Jan 18th

Team News

5.0 years ago @ 5:29PM

Swim & Dive - Saturday(1/6) meets are ON

Both meets are good to go - the dive meet is scheduled to start at 10:30 for this week. Entries for the BDHS meet are posted in Swim & Dive school messenger - access code S53AS3

See everyone at Freedom @ 1:30 pm

Team News

5.0 years ago @ 7:26PM

Swim & Dive Team - School cancelled - no Friday meet

Both counties have cancelled school for tomorrow, therefore -- no Friday meet. We are looking into a makeup meet on Saturday, 1/13/18. Standby for details.

Check website for updates on Brentsville and dive meets. Currently we are still having them. Brentsvillle meet information:

Arrive @ Freedom Center: 1:30 pm

Warm-ups: 2:00 pm

Meet start: 2:40 *** this is a slight change earlier to allow for exhibition swims

Western Theme

Team News

5.0 years ago @ 7:25PM

Swim & Dive Team - Weekly Info 12/18 and Winter Break

Way to go at our meets last weekend!! Between the SJHS meet and the BHS Invitational we had: 6 State cuts, 12 Region cuts, 18 swimmers with personal bests. Check “Summaries and Headlines” for highlights -- full results on team SLMS (access code S53AS3).

Practices this week: Monday - Wednesday @ PWCSAC (Colgan)

NO PRACTICE THURSDAY, 12/21 - Holiday Party @ Victory Lakes Clubhouse 6:00-10:00 pm

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. Way to go Pioneers!


Please bring in your Attractions Book money (use EZPay) and/or unsold books. We’d like to finalize this fundraiser as soon as possible.

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

OPTIONAL winter break practices (12/26, 27, 28) (see Google calendar) @ Freedom Center:

Tuesday (11:00-12:00pm)

Wednesday (8:00-9:00 am)

Thursday (8:00-9:00 am)

Use these 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.


Seniors - start looking for baby pictures for senior night (@ Conferences). Email them to Coach Bussian.


Enjoy your winter break!!!


Team News

5.0 years ago @ 10:01PM

Swim & Dive Team - Weekly Info 12/11/17

Great job at Freestyle Frenzy! Full results will be posted on our team SLMS (access code S53AS3).

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

Mon-Thurs - Normal practice at PWCSAC (Colgan) 5:30-6:30 pm

  • Please use the Absence Notification form to identify absences from practice (including year-rounders missing their one practice/week) or meets in "Team Links" section.
  • Swimmers - use the Events and Times form to let coaches know of your current (within 2017) times and preferred high school events to swim. Find the form in the "Team Links" section.

Friday, 12/15/17 – SJHS meet @ Freedom Center (Ugly Sweater)

                Show time: 7:00 pm

                Warm ups: 7:30 pm

                Meet starts: 8:00 pm

Saturday, 12/16/17 -  dive meet @ PWCS Aquatic Center: 10:30 am (attend 2 during regular season)

Saturday, 12/16/17 – BHS Invitational meet @ Freedom Center (Un-Birthday)

                Show time: 1:30 pm

                Warm ups: 2:00 pm

                Meet starts: 2:30 pm

Swimmers please fill out the BHS Invitational meet sign up form in “Team Links”– identifying your choice of two events (regular high school events)

Volunteers – please sign up using the link in "Team Links" section

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

Family 4

Boy 8 Years Old, Shoes size 4, Clothes size 8 shirt and pants, suggested gifts: baseball bats, soccer ball, sports stuff, board games/puzzles, action figures

Girl 1 yrs old, 18 months clothes, suggested gifts dolls, toddler toys, books

Girl 3 yrs old, 4T for clothing, young child toys, dolls, books

Family 5

Girl 5 years old- size 5 clothes, suggested toy: stuffed animal, Doc McStuffin, Nickelodeon show toys

Boy 5 years old- size 5 clothes, suggested toy: Car, truck, action figures

Girl 7 years old -size 7 clothes, suggested toy: Barbie stuff, puzzle/games, arts and crafts

Boy 14 years old-adult small clothing, suggested gift: basketball, sports items, high school appropriate items

Holiday Party coming up – Thursday, 12/21/17! RSVP and sign up to help or bring items – find the forms in the "Team Links" section. Hope to see you there!

Team News

5.0 years ago @ 12:08PM

Swim & Dive Team Weekly Update 12/03/17

Great job at Osbourn Meet!! Both teams won and we had: 3 State cuts, 4 Region cuts, 11 personal bests (returning swimmers). Check “Summaries and Headlines” for highlights -- full results on team SLMS (access code S53AS3).

Mon-Thurs - Normal practice at PWCSAC (Colgan) 5:30-6:30 pm

  • Please use the Absence Notification form to identify absences from practice (including year-rounders missing their one practice/week) or meets in "Team Links" section.
  • Swimmers - use the Events and Times form to let coaches know of your current (within 2017) times and preferred high school events to swim. Find the form in the "Team Links" section.

Freestyle Frenzy meet at PWCS Aquatic Center (Colgan):

                Friday, 12/8/17 --- wear spirit wear to school Friday; must attend at least half the day of school

                Show time – 4:45 pm

                Warm ups - 5:00-5:50 pm (open format); warm up/cool down lanes available thru meet

                Meet start – 6:00 pm

                Duration: approx 3 hours

Swimmers please fill out the Freestyle Frenzy meet sign up form in “Team Links”– identifying either attending or not attending and, if attending, your event requests (200, 100 or 50 Freestyle, choose 2) due: Wednesday

Volunteers – only a few volunteers needed this week; please sign up using the link in "Team Links" section or click here

Dive meet: Saturday, 12/09 @ PWCSAC (Colgan) @ 10:30 am - swimmers please attend at least 2 dive meets

Team News

5.0 years ago @ 8:20AM

Swim & Dive Team - Weekly Info 11/27

The last week of November is usually a crazy week: first practice day for year-rounders, first meet, lots of questions. Important dates and details are below:

Mon-Thurs - Normal practices at PWCSAC (Colgan) 5:30-6:30 pm

Mon, 11/27 – Walking Tacos and Team Meeting @ PHS Commons 2; 7:00-8:30 pm (after practice) Bigs/Littles identified, season information presented, Captains voted for during the team meeting.

Wed, 11/29 – Team Pictures, 2:20 pm in the gym; wear warm ups, white t-shirts, athletic shoes

Wed, 11/29 – Make-up IMPACT baseline testing, after pictures 2:45 pm, room 2032

Fri, 12/1 - 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 2017) times and preferred high school events to swim. Find the form in the "Team Links" section.

Team News

5.0 years ago @ 11:49AM

Swim & Dive Team - Spirit wear closes today

Hey everyone - the store is still open through today (in case you saw a closed sign - it has been reopened). Get your orders in :)

Team News

5.0 years ago @ 7:43PM

Swim & Dive Team - Weekly Info 11/20-11/22

11/20 - practice at Colgan

11/21 - OPTIONAL practice at Colgan; Winter Sports Parent Meeting, 6:30 pm in the PHS Auditorium; swim meeting afterwards in the lecture hall

11/21 - Make-up IMPACT baseline testing; 2:45 pm room 2032


Team News

5.0 years ago @ 3:53PM

Swim & Dive Team - PWCS Kickoff Meet - 11/18

Here is information for our scrimmage (practice meet) for this weekend, Sat 11/18:

Teams participating:all PWCS high schools, except BDHS

Where: PWCS Aquatic Center (Colgan)

1:30 pm – arrive and check-in

2:00-3:00 warm ups - open format

3:00 Meet start

Events/format: 100 yds of all four strokes in the following order: FL, FR, BK, BR. Swimmers are limited to max of 2 events. There are no relays.

Let Coach Bussian know if you'd like to swim something different than previously arranged or if you won't be attending.

This is an OPTIONAL meet.

Parents – we will need some volunteers to time, etc, see below:

Volunteers: We will need 27 volunteers per shift to fill the following spots:

Timers – 2 per lane (16 total)

Recorder – 1 per lane (8 total)

Head Timer – 1

Runner – 2





Meet referee

CTS operator

Hy-Tek operator




Please let Coach Bussian know if you are available to help out.

Team News

5.0 years ago @ 12:51PM

Swim & Dive Team IMPACT testing

The following girls need to attend IMPACT testing tomorrow:

Benton, K.

Bianchi, S.

Blake, L.

Cameron, C.

Chmielenski, K.

Daniel , A.

Hartman, K.

Hochard, D.

Kissi, S.

Kunstel, R.

Kwari, B.

Martin, J.

Mastropaolo, M.

Mastropaolo, J.

Palmer, C.

Ryan, T.

Santee, O.

Speicher, C.

Wark, K.

Watson, K.

Wong, M.

Meet in Cafe Synergy after school. Testing starts at 2:45 pm and will be complete by 3:30 pm.

Team News

5.0 years ago @ 11:33AM

Swim & Dive - Team Selection and Important Dates UPDATED

As our tryouts wind down, the coaches would like to thank all swimmers for their fantastic effort and all parents/swimmers who helped time or officiate during our time trials. We still need help on Monday,11/13.

Notification for team selection (returning athletes please bring/wear warm ups for new swimmers to try):

            Boys: Monday, 11/13 in Café Synergy (room 1511) after school – done by 3:15 pm

            Girls: Tuesday, 11/14 in Café Synergy (room 1511) after school – done by 3:15 pm

Important dates for November (extra details in Team Selection Letter):

11/14 – Riptide Swim Shop (CPAC) Patriot Days (3:00-7:00 pm) - for flyer details click here.

11/16 – IMPACT Baseline testing: all new swimmers and swimmers who need to renew (every two years), after school – meet Commons 1 @ 2:45; done by 3:30 pm

11/17 – Team meeting/Walking Tacos – PHS 7:00-8:30 pm POSTPONED

11/18 – PWCS Season Opener – practice meet/scrimmage @ PWCSAC, show: 1:30 pm, meet: 3:00 pm

11/21 – Mandatory Winter Sport’s Parent Meeting @ 6:30 pm in PHS Auditorium

11/21 – Swim and Dive Officials’ Clinics @ 7:00 pm at Oakton HS Lecture Hall

11/22 – Spirit wear orders due;


11/29 – Team pictures

Team News

5.0 years ago @ 11:35AM

Swim and Dive: 2017 Girls Swim Tryouts Information

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.

Tryouts start Monday, 11/6.  Our format is different this year. Swimmers who are not year-round/club swimmers (or swim less than 4 practices per week) will have an alternating schedule for the four days of tryouts: 1st day practice, 2nd day time trials, 3rd day practice, 4th day time trials. Practices will be at PWCS Aquatic Center (Colgan) and time trials will be at the Freedom Center. Swimmers who are year-round/club swimmers (with 4 or more practices per week) have the opportunity to complete their time trial events in one session – Monday 11/6 at the Freedom Center. Year-round swimmers may elect to split up their time trial events into two sessions if they choose to do so.

For time trials, swimmers will swim three events for time: 100 FR, 100 IM and 100 CH (their choice of 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 swimmers will make the team. Swimmers with special considerations or schedule conflicts need to speak to Coach Bussian prior to tryouts.

Parents: we desperately need your help during time trials! Last year coaches had to time multiple lanes during trials. Normally the coaches provide back-up timing. This situation increased the chance of missing a time. Please consider offering your help during one or more sessions when your swimmer is assigned to complete time trials. Those who are willing and able to help with tryouts please click here to sign up. Thank you!


The following is the schedule for tryouts:


***Year-round/club swimmers who swim 4 or more practices per week:

Monday, 11/6 (time trials @ Freedom Center):

8:10 pm – be changed and waiting in bleachers; eligibility verified and caps assigned

8:20 – questions

8:30-8:40 – warm up

8:40-9:30 – time trial events


***Swimmers who swim less than 4 practices per week or are not year-round/club swimmers:

Tuesday, 11/7 (girls practice @ PWCS Aquatic Center):

5:15 pm – swimmer check in (already changed, ready to swim, waiting in spectator area upstairs)

5:20 – eligibility verified and questions

5:30-6:30 – practice


Wednesday, 11/8 (girls time trials @ Freedom Center):

8:10 pm – be changed and waiting in bleachers; eligibility verified and caps assigned

8:20 – questions

8:30-8:40 – warm up

8:40-9:30 – time trial events (100 FR and 100 IM)


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

5:15 pm – swimmer check in (already changed, ready to swim, waiting in spectator area upstairs)

5:20 – questions

5:30-6:30 – practice


Monday, 11/13 (girls time trials @ Freedom Center):

8:15 pm – be changed and waiting in bleachers

8:20 – questions

8:30-8:40 – warm up

8:40-9:30 – time trial events (100 CH and 50 FR – for relay purposes only)


Girls Team selection notification – Tuesday, 11/14 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

5.0 years ago @ 3:41PM

Swim & Dive: Dive tryouts and Life-guard Job Fair

Counting down to tryouts: forms are due to Coach Bussian in two weeks (10/27) - Yikes! Please get them in as soon as possible. Here's a link to the Information Sheet handed out at our meeting, click here

Dive Tryouts: Tryouts information is posted in the Team Files section (click "more" to find it), or click here

PWCS Aquatic Center is holding a job fair for life-guards, Sat 10/14. Here's the information:

Team News

5.0 years ago @ 3:09PM

Swim & Dive - Welcome Back

Welcome back to a new school year! The winter sports season is right around the corner. There are a few things you can do and should know before our tryouts in November:

Important dates:

Seniors – pre-season meeting with Coaches: Thursday, Sept 21 (room 2026), after school

Interest Meeting – Tuesday, Sept 26, Lecture Hall (left) after school 2:15-2:55 – bring all completed documents: sport physical, online concussion training form (not for new athletes)

Concessions – Wednesday, Sept 27 – sign up at:

All forms due – Friday, 10/27 – to Coach Bussian, room 2026

Concussion training dates click here

Tryouts: November 6-13


Don’t wait until the week before tryouts to get back into the pool! Most year-round teams have High School Prep programs – check them out and get swimming! The PWCS Aquatic Center has also started a High School Prep program which may still have openings. The details are in our files section or click here.

We’re excited for another great season – Go Pioneers!