Patriot Pioneers Athletics
Patriot High School
Girls Varsity Swim & Dive
Please join us for the annual Patriot High School Swim & Dive Banquet!
RSVP done through PHS Swim & Dive Google Classroom
Where: PHS Commons 1
When: Sunday, March 1st – Arrival at 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Included in registration fee
Attire: Dress up (no jeans)
Estimated Timeline: 5:00p.m-8:00p.m
5:00 - Guests Arrive
5:15 - Guests Invited to Buffet (Pasta Dinner)
6:00 – Presentations/Awards
8:00 - Conclusion of Event
We will need a few to help with set-up, serving and clean-up. Please sign up using this link:
This Saturday we attend the State meet - the culmination of all our hard work this season. Congratulations to the following athletes who are competing in the State meet:
Boys: Jordan Evans, Landon Gentry, Peter Gilbert, Stephen Gilbert, Josh Hochard, Zach Rowe
Girls: Kaylee Benton, Jordan Campbell, Stella Chierico, Abby Daniel, Sienna Golembiewski, Emily Haugen, Samantha Kissi, Elizabeth Ozark, Delaney Palenscar
Good Luck to all athletes!
State meet info:
Sat, 2/22 - State Meet @ GMU
- Arrive @ GMU: 6:45 am (no bus – drop off behind the Aquatics Center)
- Warm ups: 7:15 – 8:45 am
- Meet: 9:00 – 12:30 pm
Doors open to spectators @ 8:15 am. Cost - $10.00/person/session
- Arrive @ GMU: 3:45 pm (no bus)
- Warm ups: 4:15-5:45 pm
- Meet: 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Doors open to spectators @ 5:15 pm. Cost - $10.00/person/session
Reminder: End of Season Banquet to be held at PHS in Commons 1 on Sunday, March 1, 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Athletes please check our google classroom for the RSVP form, due Sunday, 2/23/20. Seniors upload pictures to our google classroom for inclusion in the slideshow. All year-round athletes please turn in any remaining club swim attendance forms by Monday, 2/24/20.
Mulch sales – fundraising opportunity for the team. Online ordering and paper order form available in Team Files. Make sure you type/write on Group Student Represents - "Swim & Dive" on the order forms. https://patriotboosters.weebly.com/mulch-sale.html
Patriot Girls Swim & Dive - Region Champions
Shout out to the following Region Champs:
Abby Daniel - 200 IM (+ new team record!) and 100 Breaststroke
Jordan Campbell - 1 meter Diving
New Team 400 Free Relay Record: Samantha Kissi, Delaney Palenscar, Sienna Golembiewski, Abigail Daniel
Athletes are reminded that wearing apparel with another team's logo is not acceptable at a Patriot meet/event. This includes: cap, swim suit, t-shirt, warm ups and jackets, etc. Please represent your school by wearing your team gear or plain apparel.
State Meet: Friday, Feb 21 (dive - Oak Marr), Saturday, Feb 22 (swim - GMU); specific details in the announcement in team files; athletes attending, please check our google classroom for state gear info and sizing requests
Save the date: End of Season Banquet to be held at PHS in Commons 1 on Sunday, March 1, 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Athletes please check our google classroom for the RSVP form. Seniors upload pictures to our google classroom for inclusion in the slideshow. All year-round athletes please turn in any remaining club swim attendance forms.
The Region Swim and Dive meets are held on separate days – Dive is Friday, 2/7 and Swim is Saturday, 2/8 – both held at PWCSAC (Colgan). The Dive meet is separated – boys in the morning and girls in the afternoon. The Swim meet is organized as a prelims/finals style meet. Prelims are in the morning and finals are in the evening. Athletes are responsible for their own transportation to the meet(s) - there is no bus. Please contact Coach Bussian if you need support getting to the meet(s). The Region Meet Format is available in the Files section. The following girls are entered into the Region meet:
Diving – Friday, February 7, 2020
Warm ups (Boys): 8:00am
Competition (Boys): 9:00am
Warm ups (Girls): 11:30am
Competition (Girls): 12:30pm
Swimming – Saturday, February 8, 2020
Doors Open 30 Minutes prior to all Warm-Ups:
Volunteers, please use the following links to sign up:
Good Luck to our Region meet athletes!
The turn-around from Districts to Regions is quick. Orders for a Region T-shirt are due by Feb 2nd at midnight. Use the following link to order your shirt:
Thursday, 1/30 – Wear spirit wear to school
District Dive Meet (4:45 pm arrive at PWCSAC (Colgan)– all swimmers); pizza provided; wristbands for parent volunteers provided to swimmers; make posters for our District Swim Meet; cleared to leave after 6:45 pm
Friday, 1/31 – Dress up for school
District Swim Meet @ Freedom (see District Meet Announcement in Files section for more details)
- 5:00 pm - arrive at Freedom Center (swimmers entered in meet)
- 5:30-5:50 pm - Warm Ups
- 6:30 pm – arrival for swimmers/athletes NOT competing in meet
- 6:40 pm - prep for Team March (athletes MUST be in team warm ups to march)
- 7:00 pm - Meet begins
Additional information – entry cost $7.00 unless you are working the meet (you are provided a wristband for entry – given to swimmers at the Dive Meet). Athletes not in team warm ups MAY be charged admission – wear your warm ups.
We still need more volunteers – please use the link below to sign-up (free admission):
Great job at both our meets this weekend! Wins all around for both teams with a really close meet between our girls and OP girls. Each team finishes their regular season with 6 wins/1 loss (Battlefield). Way to go Pioneers!
Our regular season ends this week with the District Swim Meet on Friday, 1/31. Normal practices continue Monday through Wednesday. There is NO swim practice on Thursday. Instead our team will attend the District Dive meet at PWCSAC. Year round swimmers may count the dive meet as their practice for the week. Specifics below:
Thursday, 1/30 – District Dive Meet (4:45 pm arrive at PWCSAC (Colgan)– all swimmers); pizza provided
Friday, 1/31 – District Swim Meet @ Freedom (see District Meet Format in Files section for more details)
- 5:00 pm - arrive at Freedom Center
- 5:30-5:50 pm - Warm Ups
- 6:45 pm - prep for Team March
- 7:00 pm - Meet begins
Additional information – entry cost $7.00 unless you are working the meet (you are provided a wristband for entry). We have a combined sign up sheet for all teams to use (like at Colgan):
Please read the “High School Swimming Information 2019-2020” document in the Files section for more information on post-season championship meets, qualifying criteria/cuts for swimmers, etc (pg 2). The Meet Format for the Region meet will also be available in the Files section soon.
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.
Some last minute reminders/info for our very busy weekend:
Friday, 1/24: Centreville HS meet @ Cub Run Aquatics Center
- Wear Spirit wear – Theme: Space (do not wear theme-related gear to school)
- If staying at school until the bus, you need to stay with a coach
- Bus at Patriot, door 20, 4:30 pm
- Bring food/water/Gatorade – it will be a long meet
- IMX swimmers: let me know your status (if you haven’t already) meet/no meet for both Fri and Sat; bus/no bus (use Absence Notification Form or email)
- Schedule for Meet
- Dive Warm Ups, 6:10ish-6:30
- Dive Meet, 6:30-7:30 (approx an hr)
- Swim Warm Ups, 7:35 – 7:50 (15 min.)
- Meet Starts, 8PM
- Volunteers: volunteersignup.org/RP4M9
Saturday, 1/25: last dive meet @ PWSAC 10:30 am
Saturday, 1/25: OPHS meet @ PWSAC
- Theme: Luau, Senior Recognition
- Arrive: 12:40 pm (if going to dive meet, bring or get lunch in between)
- Warm ups: 1:00 pm
- Meet starts: 2:00 pm
- Senior Recognition for OP and Patriot after 200 Free Relay (added break)
- Volunteers: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c45a8a82fa5ff2swim10
Quick reminder to all - Pasta Dinner tonight/prep for Battlefield meet
- Patriot High School, Commons 1
- Set-up: 7:00 - 7:15
- Meal: 7:30 - 8:15
- Athlete pick-up by 8:30
Thanks to all who have signed up to bring food/drink! There are still a few slots open if you are able to help or bring/send items in. Please sign up here: volunteersignup.org/PLTF9
Congratulations on two more wins – John Champe and BDHS! Results will be posted to Google Classroom soon. Some quick highlights:
Region cuts: Abby Daniel (100 FL, 200 IM), Stephen Gilbert (200 IM), Zachary Rowe (200 IM), Boys 200 FR Relay
State cuts: Landon Gentry (200 FR), Zachary Rowe (100 FR), Boys 200 Medley Relay, Boys 400 FR Relay
Record: Landon Gentry (200 FR)
Way to go Pioneers!
Thursday, 1/16/20: Pasta Dinner, Commons 1, after practice; sign up to bring something or help out: volunteersignup.org/PLTF9
Friday, 1/17/20: pictures after school, location TBD – wear full warm ups, gray t-shirts, athletic shoes. Athletes not in the correct uniform will not be in the team picture. Picture forms available at the pasta dinner.
Friday meet vs Battlefield @ PWCSAC; two dual meet again with Colgan and Forest Park
Arrive @ Colgan: 4:40 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.)
Welcome back and Happy New Year! Hopefully you’ve all recharged with the long break and eased back into regular school with our modified schedules (can’t beat that ??).
January is a super busy month for our team:
- Two meets this week (JCHS, BDHS), dive meet on Saturday
- Pasta party, pictures and BHS meet next week
- 3 day weekend (no dive meet, no practice on MLK day)
- Two meets the following week (CHS, OPHS – tentatively senior night), dive meet on Saturday
- Districts week – last week of January, dive on Thursday, swim on Friday
Note on dive meets: due to there only being 4 scheduled meets (outside of CHS and Districts) the requirement to attend dive or swim meets is REDUCED to One (1) meet for each athlete. If you have already attended the originally required Two (2) meets, one meet will be converted to a practice make-up.
Specifics for this week:
JCHS meet, Friday, 1/10/20 @ PWCSAC (two dual meet format):
- Arrive: 4:40 pm
- Warm Ups: 5:00 pm – shallow lanes
- Meet starts: 6:00 pm
- Volunteers coordinated thru Colgan’s signup genius; Katie Creedon will meet timers in lobby before meet: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c45a8a82fa5ff2swim5
Dive meet, Saturday, 1/11/20 @ PWCSAC: 10:00 am
BDHS meet, Saturday, 1/11/20 @ CPAC (Central Park Aquatics Center):
- Arrive: 1:40 pm
- Coaches/Captains meeting: 1:50 pm
- Warm Ups: 2:00 pm (lanes 48)
- Meet Starts: 2:30 pm
- Volunteers sign up on our volunteer sign up form: volunteersignup.org/RP4M9
- Additional info: reducing swimmers/relays per event to 3 for scoring to allow for warm up/cool down lane; exhibition swims in 50 FR, and all 100 events – adding 3 additional swimmers for these events
Year round swimmers: please continue to turn in practice sheets. The following activities are an additional opportunity for you to meet your one practice per week requirement:
- Pasta Party, 1/16/20
- District Dive, 1/30/20
Attending these activities counts as your one practice for that week. If you need to make up a missed practice from a previous week, you should also attend your primary practice day that week.
Lots of information provided above – keep up with your google classroom as well. We’re excited for all our meets this month – Go Pioneers!!
First full week of practice/first dual meet – Go Pioneers!
Important dates and details are below:
Mon-Thurs - Normal practices at PWCSAC (Colgan) 5:30-6:30 pm
Thurs, 12/5 – Pasta Dinner (7:30-8:15) and Team Meeting (8:15-9:00) @ PHS Commons 1; Bigs/Littles identified, season information presented, Captains voted for during the team meeting. Attending this function counts towards one practice per week commitment for year round swimmers. Sign up to help or bring items to the Pasta Dinner, click here.
Fri, 12/6 (dress up) - first meet against Osbourn @ Freedom Center - be in the bleachers (changed and ready to swim) by 7:10 pm to check in and get events. Warm ups start @ 7:30; meet starts @ 8:00. The meet lasts approximately 2 hours. Theme: internet trends
Sat, 12/7 – first dive meet @ PWCSAC (Colgan) @ 10:30 am; meet lasts approximately 2 hours
Volunteers - sign up link is in "Team Links" section. 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 and in PHS Swim & Dive Google Classroom/classwork section.
Swimmers - use the Events and Times form to let coaches know of your current (within 2019) times and preferred high school events to swim. Find the form in the "Team Links" section and/or PHS Swim & Dive Google Classroom/classwork section.
Year-rounders – finish your Club forms in Google classroom: Club Info and Preferred Practice Day
Thanks for the awesome attendance at our Parent Meetings last night, both dive and swim. If you were unable to attend, our Team Information Packet and High School Swimming Information are available in the Team Files section. We also started collecting our registration fee ($100 returning athlete/$150 new athlete), please make checks out to "Patriot Boosters" and give to Coach Bussian.
Team suits - If you haven't had a chance to purchase your suit at Riptide (in Central Park Aquatics Center), please make sure to stop by and get one. If they have run out of your size you may purchase one at Speedo directly: https://www.speedousa.com/launch-splice-cross-back-speedo-endurance-style-8191409 or if Speedo is also out of your size you may purchase a plain, navy competition suit.
Team supplied spirit wear (t-shirt for all, warm-ups and shorts for new athletes) will be ordered soon. If you have changes to your indicated sizing on the Team Registration form or warm ups form we filled out at the selection, please let Coach Bussian know ASAP.
Spirit Wear store: optional gear for athletes and fans is available at Athlete's Mark online store:
The store closes tomorrow to allow for time to complete our orders.
We've got a short but busy week:
- Monday, 11/25:
--regular practice at PWCSAC (Colgan) 5:30-6:30 pm
--Dive Parent Meeting @ Colgan 5:45 pm
--Mandatory Parent's Meeting for Winter Sports @ Patriot 6:30 pm in auditorium; follow on Swim Parent meeting in rooms 1403 A/B. We'll collect registration fees, checks and cash only, please.
- Tuesday, 11/26
--regular practice at PWCSAC (Colgan) 5:30-6:30 pm
No practice during Holiday break - enjoy the break, rest, relax, come back ready to start competing!
Here is information for our scrimmage (practice meet) for this weekend, Sat 11/23:
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 - please sign up using the website: volunteersignup.org/RP4M9
Plus, training is being provided at the meet for the following (we need someone trained for our team):
Please let Coach Bussian know if you are interested.
For those who missed IMPACT testing today and for divers who need it: make up testing will be after Thanksgiving break. More details to come.
Interested in having an original Patriot Swimming Warm Up? Please use the form in the Team Links section (or click here) to indicate your interest in having our "vintage"/original issue warm ups. Sizes and quantities are limited, first come first served. Smaller sizes are gently worn; larger sizes may be new/unused. One jacket and/or pants per order. Submit additional forms for additional warm ups desired. Orders due by end of school day Friday, 11/22.
Here are the list of athletes who need IMPACT testing this year (testing today will commence around 2:50 and finish around 3:30 in the computer labs). Meet in 2026 by 2:30 to check in and wait until testing.
Notification for team selection:
Boys: Monday, 11/18 meet in Commons 2 after school – done by 3:00 pm
Girls: Tuesday, 11/19 meet in Commons 2 after school – done by 3:00 pm
Important dates for November (extra details in Team Selection Letter):
11/19 – Swim and Dive Officials’ Clinics @ 7:00 pm at Oakton HS Cafeteria (enter at door 13)
11/20 – Riptide Swim and Tri (CPAC) Patriot suit fitting/purchase (3:00-7:00 pm)
11/20 – IMPACT Baseline testing: all new high school athletes and swimmers who need to renew (every two years), after school – meet in room 2026 @ 2:20; done by 3:30 pm
11/23 – PWCS Jamboree – practice meet/scrimmage @ PWCSAC, show: 1:30 pm, meet: 3:00 pm
11/25 – Mandatory Winter Sports Parent Meeting @ 6:30 pm in PHS Auditorium; swim Parent meeting afterward
11/25 – Spirit wear orders due; Athlete’s Mark website: https://stores.athletesmark.com/patriot_swim_and_dive
REMINDER: ALL FORMS MUST BE IN AND VERIFIED BY MR.QUALLS BEFORE YOU CAN TRYOUT! Athletes may check their eligibility status in the “Eligible Athletes 2019-2020” document in Team Files.
ALL ATHLETES are required to fill out the TEAM REGISTRATION form in Team Links before tryouts. (Only 50% have done so)
Tryouts start Monday, 11/11, see full schedule below. Divers information in Team Files.
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) are not expected at tryout practices and may complete their time trial events in one session – Monday 11/11 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 their position in the ranking (first place = 1 point, second place = 2 points, etc). The points for the three events will be combined for an overall score. Coaches will also be monitoring proper execution of each of the strokes, 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 need your help during time trials! We try to have a minimum of two parents per lane for timing/recording while the coaches provide back-up timing. Please consider offering your help during one or more sessions when your swimmer is assigned to complete time trials. Please click here to sign up. Thank you!
The following is the schedule for the tryouts:
***Year-round/club swimmers who swim 4 or more practices per week:
Monday, 11/11 (time trials @ Freedom Center):
8:10 pm – be changed and waiting in bleachers; eligibility verified and caps assigned
8:30-8:40 – warm up
8:40-9:30 – time trial events (100 IM, 100 FR, 100 CH)
***Swimmers who swim less than 4 practices per week or are not year-round/club swimmers:
Tuesday, 11/12 (girls practice @ PWCS Aquatic Center):
5:10 pm – be changed and waiting in bleachers on deck; eligibility verified and caps assigned
5:30-6:30 – practice
8:20 pm – be changed and waiting in bleachers in pool area
8:30-8:40 – warm up
8:40-9:30 – time trial events (100 IM and 100 FR)
Thursday, 11/14 (girls practice @ PWCS Aquatic Center):
5:20 pm – be changed and waiting in bleachers on deck
5:30-6:30 – practice
Monday, 11/18 (girls time trials @ Freedom Center):
8:20 pm – be changed and waiting in bleachers in pool area
8:30-8:40 – warm up
8:40-9:30 – time trial events (100 CH), (50 FR – for relay purposes only)
Girls Team selection notification – Tuesday, 11/19 after school, location TBD
What to bring to tryouts: competition suit (no tie-backs), goggles, extra towel, water bottle, etc.
Good luck to all swimmers - GO PIONEERS!
Hopefully you're working hard to get everything done and in by this Friday (see below):
- Physical (completed after 1 May 2019) – multiple places for signatures
- Blue Emergency Card – please remember to sign both sides
- Concussion training: In-person concussion training is mandatory for all rising 9th graders, new students, and students who did not complete the high school course last year that want to participate in a sport for the 2019-2020 school year. Returning athletes must complete their online training and turn in their signed completion form
- Sign up for email alerts on the Patriot Athletics website (this one)
- Fill out registration form in the links section (ALL athletes)
Patriot is holding their in-person concussion training Wednesday, 30 Oct, for those who need to attend (@6:30 pm).
Athletes who have been cleared by the Activities Director are listed in the document “Eligible Athletes 2019-2020” in the files section (please check the tabs at the bottom for boys/girls pages).
After school - in the auditorium (left lecture hall). Bring completed forms. See you then!
When: Tuesday, 9/24/19
Time: after school (2:15-2:50)
Where: Lecture Hall left (auditorium)
What: Bring your forms (physical, online concussion training)
Questions: see Coach Bussian, room 2026 or Coach Burch, room 2105