Sunflower League 2022

Sunflower League Snacks

Sunflower league is here!  We want to make sure our Raider swimmers have all of the fuel they need to swim their best, and these meets can run long.  Please sign up to provide a snack basket filled with pre-packaged goodies for the boys.   We ask that you fill a basket/cooler with individually packaged items such as granola bars, apples, popcorn, chips, bananas etc.  Cooler can be dropped off with the team in the stands at SMSDAC, or sent with your swimmer.  Contact us if you need additional arrangements for delivery, we are happy to help!

Sunflower League Snack Sign Up

Contact – SMS Raider Swimming

Heat Sheet & Meet Results SMS v SMN 1/25/22

Heat Sheet: SMS v SMN

SMS v SMN 1/25/22

Meet Results: SMS v SMN

SMS v SMN Results 1/25

 

The Raiders decisively beat the SM North Bison last night at the SMAC at their last regular season meet. Several swimmers brought home the gold in their events including: Ryan Owens in the 100fly, Cian Glennon in the 200 IM, Joe Barreca in the 50 free, and Grady O’Connor 200 and 500 free with a state qualifying time. Lucas Beach got 2nd in back, Barreca 2nd in fly, Kyle Gelhaus 2nd in breast and IM. Carson Guthrie earned 3rd place in the 100 free, Graham Hopkins 3rd in the breast and Max Toney 3rd in 500. The 200 and 400 relays also won. The medley relays finished 2nd/3rd place consisting of Beach, Kyle Gelhaus, Cian Glennon, Graham Hopkins, Nathan Tompkins, Drew Gelhaus, Carson Guthrie, and Joe McKenzie.

Schedule/Meet Results/News: Week of 1/24/22

Meet Results

“The boys did a great job! Lots of season best times, and some personal best times, so proud of where these boys are and how hard they are working!”

~ Coach Berg

SMSD Invite Results 1-22-22

The Raiders showed a lot of grit and grind in the pool this weekend at the SMSD Varsity Invitational, putting up some of their career and season best times. Leading the way was Grady O’Connor taking first in the 100 free and 2nd in the 200 free.  Ryan Owens clinched a consideration time in the 100 fly. The 200 and 400 relays consisting of O’Connor, Guthrie, Owens, Glennon, and Barreca had season best times and the 200 medley of Hopkins, Beach, Mayabb, and Owens earned state consideration. Our tiny but mighty team took 9th overall in a large and tough field of competition. The guys are back in the water tomorrow for their final dual against the SM North Bison.

 

See the Team Qualifiers page for the complete list of athletes who have qualified for State or achieved State consideration times.

Weekly Highlights & Notes

We have our final dual meet this week!  Come to the SMSDAC and help cheer this amazing team on. Tuesday, 1/25/22 at 3:30 pm

Boys will be released from school at 1:30 and will need to get a ride to the SMSDAC.  School transportation is not provided.  If your swimmer/diver is unable to coordinate a ride, it is their responsibility to let Coach Berg know.

Practice Schedule (Swim): 1/24/22 – 1/29/22

  • Monday, 1/24: 3:00 – 5:30 pm SMSDAC
  • Tuesday, 1/25: Meet 3:30 pm SMS v SMN
  • Wednesday, 1/26: 3:00 – 5:15 pm SMS
  • Thursday, 1/27: 3:00 – 5:15 pm SMS
  • Friday, 1/28: 3:00 – 5:15 pm SMS
  • Saturday, 1/29: 7:30 – 9:30 am SMS

Practice Schedule (Dive): 1/24/22 – 1/29/22

  • Monday, 1/24: 6:00 – 7:00 am SMS
  • Tuesday, 1/25: Meet 3:30 pm SMS v SMN
  • Wednesday, 1/26: 6:00 – 7:00 am SMS
  • Thursday, 1/27: No Practice
  • Friday, 1/28: 6:00 – 7:00 am SMS
  • Saturday, 1/29: Meet SME Diving Invite at SMSDAC (see Coach Marsh for warm up & meet times)

***The remainder of the meets this season are 11 dive meets and require a minimum of one dive from every category. ***

Please Note: All times/locations are subject to change. Refer to the official Sunflower League Calendar for more information.

 

1/20/22 Meet Results: SMS v BVNW

SMS v BVNW Meet Results

 

Highlights:

The boys were in the pool last night against BVNW. Highlights include Luke Mayabb taking 3rd in the breaststroke, Ryan Owens 2nd in fly, Carson Guthrie 4th in 200 free, Joe Barreca 2nd in 50 free, and Grady O’Connor winning both the 200 and 100 freestyle. Max Toney dominated the grueling 500 freestyle, and Lincoln Knowles brought home 2nd place in the dive competition. Way to go guys!

See the Team Qualifiers page for the complete list of athletes who have qualified for State or achieved State consideration times.

Raider Service: MLK Edition

mlk service

MLK Service Project

Our Raider Swim & Dive team generously donated boxes & bags full of clothing in support of the SMSD Clothing Center.  We are so proud of their efforts to help provide clothing to those in need this winter!

Nothing Greater Than A Raider

Schedule/Meet Results/News: Week of 1/17/22

Meet Results

SMS v SME results

See the Team Qualifiers page for the complete list of athletes who have qualified for State or achieved State consideration times.

Weekly Highlights & Notes

Timers:  A BIG thank you to everyone who stepped up to help time at the meets this week!  We are still looking for 1 more volunteer timer on Thursday, 1/20/22.

Boys Swim & Dive 2021/2022: Timers Needed (signupgenius.com)

Team apparel:  Personalized swim caps are still in production per Swim Quick.  We were told yesterday 1/13 that it will be another 2-3 weeks until they are ready, and because the caps are already in production it is too late to cancel.  We voiced our displeasure.  Feel free to reach out to Swim Quick if you would like to do the same.  Team shirts have all been distributed.  If your swimmer/diver still does not have one, please contact us.

Contact – SMS Raider Swimming

MLK Service Project

We are asking that the boys clean out their closets to donate gently used and clean clothing to the Shawnee Mission Clothing Center.  Teenage clothing is always a great need, along with donations of new socks and underwear in all sizes.  The SMSD Clothing Center is a shop-like resource that offers free used clothing and shoes to residents within the SMSD boundaries.  We will coordinate a time (after practice) when the boys can drop the donations off.  By fostering a culture of service to others our boys will be developing character both in and out of the pool!

Practice Schedule (Swim): 1/17/22 – 1/22/22

  • Monday, (MLK) 1/17: 7:30 – 9:30 am SMS
  • Tuesday, 1/18: 3:00 – 5:15 pm SMS
  • Wednesday, 1/19: 3:00 – 5:30 pm SMSDAC
  • Thursday, 1/20: Meet 3:30 pm SMS v BVNW SMSDAC
  • Friday, 1/21: 3:00 – 5:00 pm SMS
  • Saturday, 1/22: Meet SM Invite. SMSDAC* There will be an admission charge: $7 for adults, $5 for kids.  Swimmers to arrive 8 am.  Meet scheduled to begin at 10:00 am.

Practice Schedule (Dive): 1/17/22 – 1/22/22

  • Monday, 1/17: MLK 7:30 – 9:30 am SMS
  • Tuesday, 1/18: 6:00 – 7:00 am SMS
  • Wednesday, 1/19: 6:00 – 7:00 am SMS
  • Thursday, 1/20: 6 Dive Meet 3:30 pm SMS v BVNW at SMSDAC
  • Friday, 1/21: 11 Dive Meet – Prelims 4:00 pm at SMSDAC
  • Saturday, 1/22: 11 Dive Meet – Finals (See Coach Marsh for times/details)

Please Note: All times/locations are subject to change. Refer to the official Sunflower League Calendar for more information.