Month: November 2019

Parent Volunteer Opportunities – Team Dinners, Sack Lunches & Saturday Doughnuts

Throughout the swim season parent volunteers are needed to help support the team. From traditions like Saturday after-practice doughnuts, to team dinners and away-meet lunches, and organizing the end-of-the-year banquet, the team needs your help. Please review the opportunities available and sign-up using the SignUp Genius Links below.

Thank you for your support.

Saturday Doughnuts

Provide two or more dozen doughnuts to the boys after their Saturday morning practice. I promise they will get devoured. I also promise that someone will eat too many. Sign up for Saturday Doughnut here.

First Team Dinner – December 3rd

Provide a pasta potluck to the boys before their first swim meet. The dinner will be at SMS in the Gym Lobby after practice on December 3rd.

Plan to bring your hot dish by 5:00 pm. Can’t make it by 5:00? We also have needs for paper goods, water bottles, and pre-made desserts. Dinner will conclude around 7:30 pm. Sign up for the December 3rd Team Dinner here.

Away-Meet Sack Lunches – December 4th

Provide sack lunches to the boys for away meets that are during the school week. These lunches are crucial to give food/energy to the boys before their races.

Lunches need to be assembled off-site and contain a sandwich, drink, fruit, snack bar, chips, and dessert. It’s a great opportunity to support the team if you aren’t able to help or host team dinners because they can be prepared in advance. While the sign-ups are individual, feel free to find another parent offline to share the responsibility. Sign up for away-meet sack lunches here.

Practice Schedule: Week of 11/25 (Thanksgiving Break)

During Thanksgiving Break, swim/dive practice will be at both SMS Pool and SMSDAC. Please see the times and locations below.

Practice Schedule (Swim): 11/25 – 11/30

  • Monday, 11/25: 7:30 – 9:30 am at SMSDAC
  • Tuesday, 11/26: 7:30 – 9:30 am at SMSDAC
  • Wednesday, 11/27: 7:30 – 9:30 am at SMSDAC
  • Thursday, 11/28: NO PRACTICE
  • Friday, 11/29: 7:00 – 9:30 am at SMSouth
  • Saturday, 11/30: 7:00 – 9:30 am at SMSouth

Practice Schedule (Dive): 11/25 – 11/30

  • Monday, 11/25: NO PRACTICE
  • Tuesday, 11/26: 7:30 – 9:30 am at SMSDAC
  • Wednesday, 11/27: 7:30 – 9:30 am at SMSDAC
  • Thursday, 11/28: NO PRACTICE
  • Friday, 11/29: 9:00 – 11:00 am at SMSouth
  • Saturday, 11/30: 9:00 – 11:00 am at SMSouth

SMSDAC is located at 17251 W 87th Street, Lenexa, KS 66219 (87th & I-435).

If you haven’t already, please register for the team. Final registration is due on 12/5. Remember, with your registration, you will receive a team shirt and end-of-the-season banquet ticket. Fees also help pay for this website, weekly emails, coach’s gifts, and other swim needs.

Saturday Doughnut Spots on 11/30 are still available. Sign up to continue this South Tradition –> HERE. 

Team Suit & Swim Cap Orders – Due November 24th

A representative from SwimQuik was on hand on November 20th to fit the boys and make sure there was proper inventory at SwimQuik. The representative did not place a suit order for your swimmer/diver. You will still need to order and pay online for your son’s swimsuit.

Customized swim caps are also available for purchase. The caps come in a two-pack and will include your son’s last name, as well as the SMS logo. We need a minimum of 13 orders for SwimQuik to do a run of the caps. These will take a little longer to process (4-5 weeks) and will be available at the end of December.

November 24th is the deadline to order suits and swim caps to receive free shipping and delivery. Swimsuits will be available before our first meet on December 4th.

Place your swimsuit and swim cap order –> HERE.

Boys Swim & Dive Spirit Wear Available – Orders Due November 26th

The 2020 Boys Swim and Dive Spirit Wear is available to be ordered online.

You can place orders –> HERE.

Orders are due by noon on Tuesday, November 26th for delivery on December 2nd (which is prior to the first meet on December 4th.)

Spirit wear will be distributed to your swimmer/diver by a booster member on December 2nd. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Turk at 979-236-2255.

Practice Schedule for Week of 11/18

The 2019 – 2020 Swim and Dive season begins on November 18th.

You will need a suit, towel, goggles, and combination lock to use in the locker room. Swimmers will need to be dressed and on deck by 3 pm. The practice will be at SMS Pool unless otherwise noted.

Practice Schedule (Swim & Dive): 11/18 – 11/23

  • Monday, 11/18: 2:50 – 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday, 11/19: 2:50 – 5:30 pm (SwimQuik will be on hand for suit fittings.)
  • Wednesday, 11/20: 2:50 – 5:30 pm
  • Thursday, 11/21: 2:50 – 5:30 pm
  • Friday, 11/22: 2:50 – 5:30 pm
  • Saturday, 11/23: 7:00 – 9:30 am (Team pictures in the gym lobby at 9:30 am)

If you haven’t already, please register for the team. By registering before 11/20, you’ll ensure your son has the team t-shirt before the first meet on 12/4. Registration after 11/20 is still accepted, but t-shirts will not be available until late December.

If you want a team suit, orders are due by 6:00 pm on 11/24.

2019/20 Season Announcements & Reminders

Important season announcements and reminders for the 2019/2020 Swim Season.

Team Registration

All swimmers and divers (both new and returning) will need to register for the team via this secure online registration form.

Timely registration helps us update the team mailing list and ensures team spirit wear can be ordered as soon as possible so the boys can have it available for the early meets. If you register before November 20th, we will be able to order t-shirts have them available for the boy’s first meet on December 4th. Registration received after the 20th will still be accepted, but t-shirts won’t be available until late December. New team members, please note, this is different than the “team interest form” you filled out earlier.

Team Suits

Order suits by November 24th via Swim Quik Website to receive free shipping and delivery before our first meet on December 4th. A representative from Swim Quik will be on hand to fit the boys on November 19th.

Meet Schedule

The Sunflower League has released the meet schedule and all meets have been added to the event calendar (which includes Google Maps for event locations.)

We work toward keeping the website as up to date as possible but also recommend checking the League Calendar and our weekly emails for the most accurate information.

Parent Volunteer Sign-Up

Throughout the season volunteers are needed to support the team. From traditions like Saturday after-practice doughnuts, to team dinners and away-meet lunches, and organizing the end-of-the-year banquet, the team needs your help. Please review the opportunities available and sign-up using the SignUp Genius Links below.

Thank you for your support.

Saturday Doughnuts

Sign up –> HERE.

Team Communications

The SMS Raider Swim Website (including the event and practice calendar) and the team mailing list are the primary communications tools used throughout the season.

Physicals and Athletic Forms

All physical, participation, and concussion forms are due to the Athletic Director’s assistant by Friday, November 15th to begin practice on Monday, November 18th. You can find more information HERE and HERE.

Get Ready For The 2020 Boys Swim Season

The 2019 – 2020 Boys Swim and Dive season is right around the corner.

Here are some key dates to put on your calendar and information for the upcoming season.

Upcoming Important Dates

November 12th – Parents Meeting at Shawnee Mission High School at 5:30 pm. Location: Library

November 15th – All physicals, participation, and concussion forms are due to the Athletic Director’s assistant in order to begin practice on Monday, November 18th.

(You can find links to the forms and more information –> HERE and HERE and HERE.)

November 18th – Boys Swim and Dive Practice Begins at 3:00 pm

December 4th – First Swim Meet at Lawrence Free State

(You can find more information about the meet –> HERE.)

Swim & Dive Team Resources

2020 6A State Qualifying Times
2019 – 2020 Boys Swim & Dive Schedule
SMS Swim Team Policies and Handbook