The Patriot Masters Swim Team is open to any GMU student and to adult swimmers (18 and older). The team is geared towards fitness and competitive swimming at any level. Coaching is provided for stroke and turn analysis, competitive swimming techniques, and swimming-related out of water training. While a large emphasis is placed on training, there is also vibrant social atmosphere with after-workout hottub sessions. We swim because we enjoy it! You do not have to compete to join.

George Mason University's Aquatic Center


2014 SPRINT CLASSIC

This year's sprint classic will be held on Sunday October 26. Warm ups will start at 8:30AM and the meet will start at 10AM.

Click here to view the Sprint Classic Meet information page which contains meet entry information and prior years' results.


COLONIES ZONE RESULTS

The 2014 SCY Colonies zone meet was held April 4-6, 2014 at George Mason University.

Click here to view the 2014 and prior years' results.


NEWS


Yup, we've got some people on our team who are competitive. Trash-talking is completely acceptable on this team. Here's something for people to talk about!  Tim Timmons was nice enough to put the records into an Excel spreadsheet that is available on this Web site.  Click the link below to open or download the spreadsheet.

Team Records (As of September 1, 2008)


Roster


Fees

  • GMU STUDENT (full time with ID): $125/session
  • GMU FACULTY/STAFF/AQUATIC CENTER MEMBER: $185/session
  • NON-MEMBER: $225/session
  • We allow Drop-ins if you are from out of town, and make prior arrangements.
Session 1:  Sept 1 - Dec 31
Session 2:  Jan 1 - April 30
Session 3:  May 1 - July 31

 

You can try us out once or twice for free,
but after that, we would appreciate a commitment!



Workout Times
(NOTE: Always reference the Aquatics Center Web site for Pool Closure Information!)

Practice Schedule (September 1-May 6)

Tuesday 7:30 pm 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 pm 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am 12:00 pm
Sunday 9:15 am 10:45 am
Monday anytime during open swim
The pool is set up short course in the winter and long course in the summer.

Long Course Practice Schedule (May 7-July 31)

Tuesday 7:00 pm 8:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm 8:30 pm
Saturday 8:15 am 9:45 am
Sunday 9:15 am 10:45 am
Monday anytime during open swim

There is no practice during August

Directions to the Pool

The link above will take you to the GMU Aquatics Center web site.  Click Back to return here!


Coach: Cheryl Ward

Cheryl helped her husband start the Patriot Masters Swim Team in 1998 and has been involved with the team ever since. Over the years she’s directed many masters competitions, coached practices and swum on relays for the team. She still tries to get in the water a few times a week believing that swimming is the ideal sport to keep her fit for life.

As an athlete, Cheryl represented her native Canada in many international competitions including the 1982 World Championships, 1982 Commonwealth Games, 1983 Pan-Pacific Championships, 1987 World University Games and 1987 Pan American Games.  The highlight of her swimming career came in 1984 when she placed 5th in the 400 Free Relay at the Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

Cheryl graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  While at Arkansas, she was a four-time All American and school record holder in the 100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 200 IM and 400 IM.

Cheryl is married to George Mason University Swimming & Diving coach Peter Ward and has 2 daughters – Rebecca (17) and Rachel (15).


Contact Information

We've set up a special email account for contacting us.  This email will be sent to a couple people in our club, so somebody will get back in touch with you very soon.  Or, stop by the GMU Aquatics Center during a practice and chat with us or talk to the people behind the front desk.

Email: Patriot Masters

The GMU Aquatics Center: (703) 993-3939
 


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Links

United States Masters Swimming (USMS) is the national organization that coordinates and sponsors Masters Swimming. For administrative purposes, USMS is divided into Local Masters Swim Committees (LMSCs). While you do not have to register to swim with the Patriot Masters Swim Team, you will need to register to compete.

To find out more about United States Masters Swimming: www.usms.org
To find swim events being held throughout the northeast: www.colonieszone.org
To register as a Potomac Valley Swimmer: www.pvmasters.org/pv
To register as a Non-Potomac Valley Virginia Swimmer: www.vaswim.org
To go to the GMU Aquatic Center web: aquatics.gmu.edu

Site Owner: Drew Moll