Mason High School
Swimming, Diving & Waterpolo

MHS Team Announcements


Good Afternoon -

Thank you to Tracey Lythgoe and Karolee Waller to be first "off the blocks" to sign up for our "Classic Duel Swim Meet" After Prom style!

We have added additional times and we need your help!

REMINDER - Please remember to turn in your warm up and parka in a bag with name to Coach Sullivan ASAP.

Thanking you in advance!

You have been invited by MHS Swim&Dive to sign up for "2016 After Prom Help! ." Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet.


2016 After the Prom Help Sign UP

Assistance Needed for Team Banquet--Please Sign up Today!

Mason High School Swim & Dive
Swimming & Diving End of Season Banquet - 3/22/16 - 6:30pm
The 2015-16 Swimming and Diving season has come to an end! Such a wonderful season filled with hard work, great successes, team camaraderie, amazing coaches and copious amounts of fun!

Our End of the Season Banquet is approaching and we need a little assistance !

We need help setting up for the festivities along with, aid in collecting warm ups and parkas.

Many thanks go to Becky Thomas for organizing our event -

As well as - Cheryl Deaton for gathering our warm ups and parkas!

Review below to assist with banquet set up and to help Cheryl collect the swim gear! Thank you ! Remember our event begins at 6:30!

Date: 03/22/2016 (Tue.)
Location: Large Commons


End of Season Team Banquet SIGN UP


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Hello Swimming and Diving Families!

Our end of the season banquet will be held on Tuesday, March 22nd at 6:30 pm in the Large Commons! For those who may be wondering, the school is no longer hosting a Winter Sports banquet for all winter sports teams. The awards typically given at that event will be distributed during our banquet. We look forward to seeing you all there! Dessert and Water will be provided by the Boosters.

We would like to give our coaches a token of our appreciation for all of their hard work and dedication! We have 7 Coaches (Coach Sullivan; Coach Mike; Coach Drew; Coach Feliz; Coach Heather; Coach Lori; Coach Lawson) this year that have spent countless hours with your kids! If you would like to contribute toward the Coach's gifts please send check or cash by 3/19 to:

Becky Thomas
4469 Riverbrooke Way
Mason, Ohio 45040


Cheryl Deaton will be collecting all Parka's and Warm Ups at the Banquet.
ALL items must be WASHED
Please return in 2 gallon plastic ziplock bag that you received at pickup with athlete's FULL NAME and CLASS GRADE marked on the label. If you no longer have the zip lock back, please be sure to put all items in one bag and mark full name, class grade (freshman, sophomore, jr, senior, swimmer and/or diver) on the bag
You may recall that we are phasing out the old warm ups with the newer green/black warm ups. If you are interested in purchasing one of the OLD STYLE warm ups we will be selling those for $20 (please bring cash). If you currently have an old warm up, and want to purchase it, you still need to bring to the banquet so we can process accordingly.

Congratulations on a fantastic season! Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 22nd!


..MHS boys and girls swim teams, who are headed to State!

Good luck also to the following individual swimmers  & Diver who will compete:

Preston Bailey, Ethan Devyak, Puran Kansakar, Karson Walker, Joel Thatcher, Ashley Volpenhien, Allison Bloebaum, Lauren Thomas, Jordan Decker, Abby Esler, Caroline Wolf, Gabby Marinelli, Camille Nguyen and (Diver) Allen Feng.  Allen will compete beginning Wednesday and the swimmers will compete beginning Friday.  The Ohio High School State Meet begins Wednesday, February 24 and runs until Saturday, February 27.


Article on Ashley Volpenhein Read the Cincinnati Enquirer's coverage of Ashley Volpenhein shattering her own state record at last weekend's district meet!

MHS Weekly News


Parents - As always, thank you so much for all your help over the weekend. With us hosting 3 meets, it took a tremendous amount of help as well as your time to make all 3 meets run successfully. We had a tremendous amount of compliments from visiting teams about our program and hospitality. All of our leads did a tremendous job! Also I want to thank all the swimmers who helped out with timing.

Congratulations to all of our district swimming qualifiers over the weekend! Both teams had outstanding Sectional meets. The boys team finished 3rd while the girls won!

We also had about 30 swimmers participate in the Fred Cooper Meet this past Sunday @St. X. Freshman Aubrey Whitaker took home the outstanding swimmer of the meet award with 2 wins in the 200 & 100 Freestyle. The 200 Freestyle was a meet record that was set back in 1995!

This week:

Tuesday – Boys District Diving - @Miami - Allen Feng, Matthew Wagner & Chad Petersen will be competing. Good luck to all 3 of them!

Wednesday – Girls District Diving - @Miami - NIcole Wendeln & Kassidy Daniels will be competing. Good luck to Nicole & Kassidy.

Saturday – Swimming Districts

Morning Boys @Miami. The bus will leave in front of the pool @8 am for a 10:45 am meet start. The bus is a drop-off only. Please make sure a parent is there to bring you home. Parents, if you are planning to watch the meet, plan on leaving early if you want a good seat! Timeline has the meet over around 2 pm.

Evening Girls @Miami. The bus will leave in front of the pool @3 pm for a 5:45 pm meet start. The bus is a drop-off only. Please make sure a parent is there to bring you home. Timeline has the meet over around 9 pm.

I will be having practice on Sunday for all state qualifiers @2 pm.

Parents of all state qualifiers, we will have a very important state meeting on Sunday, Feb. 22nd @5 pm in Room D203. That is the classroom directly above the commons. I need a parent from each family present for this meeting.

Mark Sullivan
Head Swimming Coach
Mason High School



Parents -

Congratulations to the girls swimming & diving teams for winning their 9th straight GMC team title over the weekend. Our boys’ team was not able to defend their league title losing to Sycamore by only 8 points! It was a great meet throughout! The boys swam their hearts out and had many lifetime best swims!

Congratulations to Ashley Volpenhein & Joel Thatcher for being named Swimmer of the Meet. Ashley won the 50 (meet record) & 100 Freestyle. This is Ashley’s 3rd year that she has won this award. Joel won the 100 Butterfly & 100 Backstroke. Joel also broke the team records in those events. In addition to them, the following swimmers won a league title:

Girls 200 Medley Relay – Caroline Wolf, Jordan Decker, Ashley Volpenhein, & Lauren Thomas
Boys 200 Medley Relay – Joel Thatcher, Puran Kansaker, Ethan Devyak, & Preston Bailey
Allison Bloebaum won the 200 & 500 Freestyle
Girls 200 Freestyle Relay – Gabby Marinelli, Allison Bloebaum, Jordan Decker, & Ashley Volpenhein
Jordan Decker won the 100 Breaststroke
Preston Bailey won the 100 Breaststroke
Boys 400 Freestyle Relay – Karson Walker, Preston Bailey, Ethan Devyak, & Joel Thatcher
Girls 400 Freestyle Relay – *league record - Gabby Marinelli, Allison Bloebaum, Abbey Esler, & Ashley Volpenhein *old record set by Mason back in 2013

Our divers performed very well Friday night. Kassidy Daniels & Nicole Wendeln finished 5th & 6th, while our boy divers, Allen Feng, Matthew Wagner, & Chad Petersen finished 2nd, 6th, & 8th.

Boys’ diving is Tuesday night at Miami. Girl divers compete Wednesday night at Miami. Both meets start @6 pm. Good luck to all our divers!!

This weekend is Sectionals. Boys compete Friday night at Mason. Warm-up starts at 5 pm, with the meet starting at 6:30 pm. There are 4 sectional sites competing that evening throughout the district, including ours. The top 32 combined times from those 4 sites will qualify to districts. Hopefully we will know these qualifiers through the meet, but just in case we do not, please check

swimmeet.comfor results.

Friday we will have practice from 9-10:30 am for all sectional girl swimmers & Fred Cooper swimmers.

Girls’ swimming is Saturday morning at Mason. Warm-up @8 am with the meet starting at 9:30 am. This is one of 5 sites throughout the district. We will not know the district qualifiers till later in the evening because not all the sites are starting at the same time.

**Saturday we will have practice for all Fred Cooper Swimmers & boys District qualifiers. You have an option of either 7-8 am or 5:30-6:30 pm. Please make sure you attend one of those two practices.**

Sunday a majority of our team will be traveling to St. Xavier High School to compete in the Fred Cooper Invitational. The bus will depart in front of the pool @12:30 pm. Meet start @2:10pm. THIS WILL BE A DROP OFF ONLY – PLEASE PLAN ON ATTENDING & BRINGING YOUR SWIMMER BACK WITH YOU. Entries are not due till this Wednesday so I do not have a timeline for this meet yet. Last year the meet finished around 5:30 pm.

Mark Sullivan
Head Swimming Coach
Mason High School


2016 GMC Swimmers of the Year Joel Thatcher and Ashley Volpenhein Girls GMC Champs 9 Years in a Row!


Parents –

Our dual meet season officially ended this past weekend. Friday night was our senior meet & both girls & boys defeat Lakota West & East . This was a very special night for our seniors as well as our senior parents. The parent swim relay & parent diving event were again, very exciting!! I now know where our swimmers & divers get their talent from! Junior parents, start getting yourself in shape for next year!

Saturday we hosted Moeller, LaSalle, MND, & McAuley and swam very well!

Thanks to the Esler’s for hosting the psych dinner at their house on Sunday.

These next 4 weeks will be incredibly competitive and exciting for our swimmers and divers as we move into our tournament season.

JV swimmers will have practice Wednesday morning as schedule for Feb. 3rd & 10th. Friday, Feb. 5th they will practice from 2:30 – 4 pm.

This week is our GMC Championships. Friday night we host diving starting at 7:30 pm. Good luck to all the divers. Saturday we are hosting the swimming portion of the meet. The meet starts at 1:45 pm. If you are a club swimmer & are attending practice in the morning, I need you on deck no later than 1 pm. If you did not have practice (my group does not have practice) or did not attend, you need to be on deck ready to go by NOON. The meet should be over by 5:15 pm. This is a huge meet for our program and school. We are the defending league champions for both the girls & boys!

This Sunday I will be sending in our Sectional line-up. We host both sectional meets. The boys meet is Friday, Feb. 12th. Warm-ups @5 pm/Meet @6:30 pm. The girls meet is Saturday, Feb. 13th. Warm-ups @8 am/Meet @9:30 am. There are 4 sectional sites for boys and 5 for girls. The top 2 finishers at each sectional meet will automatically qualify for districts, and then they will take the next fastest 24 or 22 top times to make up the 32 top qualifiers. We should know these qualifiers late Friday night for the boys and Saturday afternoon for the girls of that weekend.

With Mason hosting Sectionals, we are being asked to provide all the workers & timers for all 3 meets. In past our swimmers have handled the timing responsibility which I am asking them to do again. I need all my Varsity & tweeners not in sectionals to help time at Friday night’s Boys meet & Saturday mornings Girls meet. Feliz’s swimmers will handle the afternoon sectional meet. Parents, please follow up with your swimmer to make sure they are signing up for either meet.

Mark Sullivan
Head Swimming Coach
Mason High School


1. Both Varsity teams were “snowed” out this past Saturday. The AD’s from Sacred Heart & Trinity would not allow their teams to travel due to all the snow Kentucky received over the weekend. Would have been a great meet. We did send a group of swimmers over to St. Xavier for a JV invite on Saturday. We had lots of great swims & LTB’s!

2. Friday practice change JV/tweener/varsity (those swimmers not in the Lakota meet) practice 2:30 – 4 pm.

3. Friday night (1/29) is a tri meet vs. Lakota East & West. This is also our senior night. We will be using the following schedule:

5pm- Swimming & Diving warm-ups
6pm- Senior recognition (senior parents & swimmers/divers, meet in commons @5:15 pm)
6:20pm- Diving starts
Swimming will start at the conclusion of diving

**After the 50 free we will have our traditional Senior-Parent Relay!

4. Saturday, Jan. 30th we host LaSalle,McAuley, Moeller, & MND:

Swimming warm-ups - 4 pm
Swimming competition - 5 pm
Diving warm-ups will start at the conclusion of the swim meet.

5. Saturday normal varsity/tweener practice 7-9 am.

6. GMC’s:

a. Diving- Friday, Feb. 6th @ 7:30pm.
b. Swimming- Saturday, Feb. 7th, Meet starts @ 1:45 pm.

c. This is a huge meet for our program and school. Both competitions are being held at Mason. Our girls have never lost a League Championships while are boys are hoping to defend their championship from last season.

7. Fred Cooper District Invite:
Sunday, Feb. 14th @ St. Xavier. This is a combined boy/girl meet. I still have not received any meet information on this meet. I have been told the meet will not start before 2pm. This meet will end the season for all swimmers not in the Sectional lineup.

8. Sectionals:

a. Sectional & District swimming & diving information is below. We will be hosting 3 Sectional meets that weekend.

b. With Districts both being on the same day, we will provide bus transportation for both meets but it will be a drop-off only. Please make sure you are at that meet to provide transportation home from Miami.

c. Mason is the host site for all 3 sectional meets on the weekend of Feb. 12-13th. We need to provide all the workers for those 3 meets. I require all our swimmers to time 1 of the 3 meets. Meet length is around 3 hours & this is a great way to see some fast swimming & help out our booster club. I am requiring all the Fred Cooper swimmers to time. All Fred Cooper Varsity & Tweener girls will time the Boys Sectional meet Friday night. All Fred Cooper Varsity & Tweener boys time the Girls Sectional meet Saturday morning session. Feliz’s kids will handle the 3rd session Saturday afternoon. Please sign-up on once it is posted.
Boys & Girls II Miami Mon., Feb 8 4:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Boys I Miami Tues., Feb. 9 4:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Girls I Miami Wed., Feb. 10 4:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM

Cincinnati Boys I and II* Fri., Feb. 12 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Girls I and II* Sat., Feb. 13 10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Mason Boys I and II* Fri., Feb. 12 5:00 PM 6:30 PM
Girls - AM I and II* Sat., Feb. 13 8:00 AM 9:30 AM
Girls - PM I and II* Sat., Feb. 13 2:00 PM 3:30 PM

Centerville Boys I and II* Fri., Feb. 12 5:00 PM 6:30 PM
Girls I and II* Sat., Feb. 13 8:30 AM 10:00 AM

Trotwood Boys I and II* Fri., Feb. 12 4:20 PM 6:30 PM
Girls I and II* Sat., Feb. 13 7:50 AM 10:00 AM

Boys & Girls II Mon., Feb 15 4:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Boys I Tues., Feb. 16 4:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Girls I Wed., Feb. 17 4:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM

Boys II Fri., Feb. 19 9:15 AM 10:45 AM
Girls II Fri., Feb. 19 4:15 PM 5:45 PM
Boys I Sat., Feb. 20 9:15 AM 10:45 AM
Girls I Sat., Feb. 20 4:15 PM 5:45 PM

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