Latest Swim & Dive News

Homecoming Parade

The Boys and Girls Swim & Dive teams are planning their float for the Homecoming Parade. This year’s parade theme is Halloween and the float theme will be pirates. Decorating will take place at the Krussow house (6609 W. 102nd Street) at 6:30 pm on September 21. If you have any decorations or supplies – markers, streamers, poster board, etc please plan to bring them. Team captains will reach out via Groupme / Band with more details. We will have pizza for those who help decorate.

The Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Friday, September 23. Parade participants will be released from their 7th hour at 12:45pm to report to the back parking lot to join the float.  The parade will start around 1:30, with a Pep Rally in the Stadium at the end. 

Thank you Gellhaus Family for volunteering your time, truck and float bed for the parade. For those who do not know, we are the parade reigning champions….no pressure!

Let’s win the parade again!

Band

The Boys and Girls Swim & Dive team each have their own BAND group (app). If you have not joined, please email the Booster Club for an invite or ask your student to add you to the group.

Booster Club Volunteers

For both the Boys & Girls’ teams the booster club is spearheaded by upper classman parents. We are looking for Freshman and / or Sophomore parents that would be willing to shadow Booster club parents in the 2022-23 school year.

Swim & Dive Clinic

Mark your calendars! The next clinic will take place the morning of Saturday, December 3. We are excited to be adding a dive portion to the morning. More information to come.

SMS Personalized Swim Cap Order 9/25

Calling all 2022/2023 Boy & Girl swimmers & divers. Personalized swim caps are available for order now through 9/25. The caps come in a set of 2 and are silicone. Price is $35. Swimquik has a 25 order team minimum for cap production. We are combining the boys & girls teams in hopes of reaching that minimum, so while it may seem early to think about caps if you are on the girls team, now is your opportunity!  If we do not reach this number, you will be notified.

Please note:  All swimmers and divers are given a team issued cap when joining the team.  Personalized caps are available for purchase only if desired.  

Deadline: 9/25

Shawnee Mission South Set of 2 Personalized Silicone Cap – Swimquik

That’s A Wrap: End of 2022 Season

Weekly Highlights & Notes

Congratulations to the 2022 State Team:

Rosemary Derr, Charlotte Guthrie, Gretchen Schmierer Knust, Tove Krussow, Grace Rood and Carleigh Wissel.

The 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay & 400 Free Relay all qualified at preliminaries to swim Saturday at the 6A Kansas State Swim and Dive Finals.  Finishing 14th, 13th and 15th respectively.

Congratulations to G. Schmierer Knust on her 14th place 100-yard backstroke finish.

Booster Club Positions:

The current booster club board will remain in place for the 2023 season and will then be graduating on.  Please consider shadowing the booster club next year so the team experiences a seamless transition for the girls.  Positions include President, Treasurer & Communications/Volunteer Coordinator.  Contact Meg Guthrie with interest: megguth@aol.com

 

 

Schedule & State Info: Week of 5/16/22

Practice Schedule (State Team): 5/16/22 

  • Monday, 5/16: 3:00 – 5:00 pm SMSDAC
  • Tuesday, 5/17: 3:00 – 4:30 pm SMS
  • Wednesday, 5/18: 3:00 – 4:30 pm SMS (State Dinner following)
  • Thursday, 5/19: 1:15 – 2:45 pm SMS
  • Friday, 5/20: 6A Prelims SMSDAC 1:15 pm for athletes
  • Saturday, 5/21: 6A Finals SMSDAC 1:15 pm for athletes

State Dinner: 5/18/22

Team dinner is being hosted at the home of Tove Krussow following practice on Wednesday.

State Info:

KSHSAA State Girls Swim & Dive

Ticket Prices
K-12: $6.00
Adult: $9.00

Parking Fee: No Charge

Additional Information
There are no spectator limitations and no mask requirements. Tickets may be purchased prior via GOFAN or upon arrival.

Friday – May 20, 2022

1:15 PM Pass Gate Opens for 6A swimmers
2:00 PM General Admission Gate Opens for 6A Swimming Prelims
6A Swimming Prelims Warm-Up – Open Warm-Up in All Lanes
Sprints and Starts (2:15 – 2:25)
3:00 PM 6A Swimming Prelims (SESSION 3)
*Following the prelims, the diving well will be open for diving warm-up

Saturday – May 21, 2022

1:15 PM Pass Gate Opens for 6A swimmers
2:00 PM General Admission Gate Opens for 6A Swimming & Diving Finals
6A Swimming and Diving Finals Warm-Up
Diving Warm-Up in Diving Well
Swimming – Open Warm-Up in All Remaining Lanes
Sprints and Starts (2:45 – 2:55)
3:00 PM 6A Swimming and Diving Finals (SESSION 5)
Event #5 = Diving Finals

State Swimmer Action Photography:

If you are interested in having your swimmer photographed while swimming at State see the flyer below.

Photo Info.pdf (kshsaa.org)

State Championship Merchandise:

Short sleeve and long sleeve shirts as well as hoodies are available starting at
$19.
State merchandise is available following the championships
at www.kshsaastore.org.

State Programs:

State Swimming and Diving Programs are $4. Show your State Program on Saturday
to receive a free “Finals” heat sheet.

 

Schedule & News: Week of 5/09/22

Weekly Highlights & Notes

Congratulations to the 2022 State Team:

Gretchen Schmierer Knust: 200 IM, 100 Back

Tove Krussow: 50 Free, 100 Back

Grace Rood: 100 Breast (Consideration)

Rosemary Derr: Relays

Carleigh Wissel: Relays

Charlotte Guthrie: Relays

200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay & 400 Free Relay have all qualified!

Kansas 6A State Swim & Dive Championships will take place at SMSDAC May 20-21.  Please mark your calendars and come out to cheer on the Raiders!

 

Important Dates:

Thursday, 5/12 (7:00 pm) -Team Banquet

Location: SMS Cafeteria.  This year the team will host a dessert bar in celebration of our swimmers and divers!  Join us as each team member is recognized by their coaches.  The night will also include introduction of the state team, senior speeches & naming of the 2023 team captains.

Practice Schedule (State Team Only): 5/09/22 

  • Monday, 5/9: 3:00 – 5:00 pm SMS
  • Tuesday, 5/10: 3:00 – 5:00 pm SMS
  • Wednesday, 5/11: 3:00 – 5:00 pm SMS
  • Thursday, 5/12: 3:00 – 5:00 pm SMS (Banquet 7:00 pm)
  • Friday, 5/13: 3:00 – 5:00 pm SMS
  • Saturday, 5/14: 7:30 – 9:30 SMS

Team Google Photo Album:

We encourage everyone to take swim pictures of your swimmer & diver individually and in groups so we have photos for the banquet slide show.  Every girl will enjoy being featured!  Upload to the link below.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/q2jp9EzQGc

 

Booster Club Positions:

The current booster club board will remain in place for the 2023 season, and will then be graduating on.  Please consider shadowing the booster club next year so the team experiences a seamless transition for the girls.  Positions include President, Treasurer & Communications/Volunteer Coordinator.  Contact Meg Guthrie with interest: megguth@aol.com

 

 

Sunflower League

Congratulations to the Varsity Sunflower League 2022 Team:

Grace Rood, Rosemary Derr, Gretchen Schmierer Knust, Tove Krussow, Carleigh Wissel, Charlotte Guthrie, Georgia McCabe, Lucy Niemann, Lauren Ohlde & Melody Wasco.

The girls had a wonderful weekend!

Sunflower League Results Click Here

State Qualification Times earned:

G. Schmierer Knust: 200 Yard IM (2:23.41)

T. Krussow: 50 Yard Freestyle (26.07)

State Consideration Times earned:

G. Rood: 100 Yard Breaststroke (1:16.55)

 

Highlights:

SMS finished 10th place overall with a team score of 113 points.

The 200 yard medley relay of Schmierer Knust, Rood, Krussow & Derr finished 5th.

The 200 yard freestyle relay of Guthrie, Wasco, Wissel & Derr finished 11th.

The 400 yard freestyle relay of Schmierer Knust, Rood, Guthrie & Krussow finished 6th.

T. Krussow finished 6th in the 50 freestyle, and G. Schmierer Knust finished 5th in the 100 yard backstroke, earning both girls a place on the podium.

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

 

Varsity Prelim Sunflower League click here

JV Sunflower League click here

See you at the pool!!  Good Luck Raiders.

Schedule & News: Week of 5/2/22 Sunflower League!

1st Annual Raider Swim Clinic 4/30.  Lady Raiders pictured with Rocky!

Weekly Highlights & Notes

Important Dates:

Monday, 5/2 – Team Dinner.  Team dinner to follow practice at the home of Grace Rood.  9919 Rosewood.  Thank you to the Rood & Ohlde families for making this dinner great!

Tuesday, 5/3 – Sunflower JV League Meet.  Location: SMSDAC 3:30 pm.  Coach Berg will release JV swimmers at 1:30 to travel to SMSDAC.  Meet begins at 3:30 pm. This will be the final day of swim team for girls swimming in this meet.

Thursday, 5/5 – Sunflower League Dive Prelims.   Location: SMSDAC 4:30 pm.  Coach Berg will release divers at 2:00 pm to travel to SMSDAC.  Warm ups at 3:00 pm.  Meet at 4:30 pm.

Friday, 5/6 – Sunflower Varsity League Swim Prelims.  Location: SMSDAC 4:30 pm.  Coach Berg will release swimmers at 2:00 pm.  Warm ups at 3:00 pm.  Meet starts at 4:30 pm.  Top 24 advance to Finals.  Top 16 score, 17-24 place times count for qualifying for 6A State Competition.

Saturday, 5/7 – Sunflower Varsity League Swim & Dive Finals.  Location: SMSDAC.

Diving finals: warm up begins at 9:00 am.  Competition at 10:00 am.

Swimming finals: warm ups are from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm.  Competition to begin approx. 12:30 pm.

 

Practice Schedule (Swim): 5/2/22 

  • Monday, 5/2: 3:00 – 5:00 pm SMS (Team Dinner to follow)
  • Tuesday, 5/3: JV Sunflower Meet 3:30 SMSDAC.  Varsity: 3:00 – 5:00 pm SMS
  • Wednesday, 5/4: Varsity 3:00 – 4:45 pm SMS
  • Thursday, 5/5: Varsity 3:00 – 4:30 pm SMS
  • Friday, 5/6: Varsity Sunflower Prelims 4:30 pm SMSDAC
  • Saturday, 5/7: Varsity Sunflower Finals SMSDAC approx. 12:30 pm

Practice Schedule (Dive): 5/2/22

  • Monday, 5/2: 6:00 – 7:00 am SMS (Team Dinner 5:00 pm)
  • Tuesday, 5/3: 6:00 – 7:00 am SMS
  • Wednesday, 5/4: 6:00 – 7:00 am SMS
  • Thursday, 5/5: Sunflower Dive Prelims.  SMSDAC 4:30 pm
  • Friday, 5/6: No Practice
  • Saturday, 5/7: Sunflower League Dive Finals.  Location: SMSDAC. Warm-ups start at 9:00 am. Competition 10:00 am.

 

Team Google Photo Album:

We encourage everyone to take swim pictures of your swimmer & diver individually and in groups so we have photos for the banquet slide show.  Every girl will enjoy being featured!  Upload to the link below.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/q2jp9EzQGcRVngzH7

Volunteer Opportunities

Timers Needed:  If you have a JV swimmer please sign up to help Tuesday!

SMS Girls Swim & Dive 2022: Timers Needed (signupgenius.com)

 

Team Banquet:

Thursday, May 12th at 7:00 pm.  Location: SMS Cafeteria.   Sign up below to help make this night a success.

SMS Girls Swim & Dive 2022: Team Banquet Preparation (signupgenius.com)

Please RSVP by 5/5 for Team Banquet:

Banquet RSVP Click Here