Month: February 2020

Get Ready! 2020 Girls Season Starts March 2nd.

Important Season Information and Sign-Ups

Please review this information, submit your team/booster registration, order a suit and cap, turn in required forms, and get ready for the season!

The first practice is Monday, March 2nd. Meet in the pool by 3pm. You will need a one-piece suit, goggles, and a towel.

On Tuesday the 3rd, there will be a suit and spiritwear fitting for those needing to confirm sizes. Team suit samples from Jolyn will be available and Dr. Buss and Micah will have spiritwear samples to try on.

On Wednesday the 4th, following practice at 6:00pm, there will be a parent-coaches meeting in the lobby area just outside the main gym. All parents should plan to attend. (Note: this was originally scheduled for Tuesday 3/3 but had to be moved due to a space/scheduling conflict.)

1. Team Registration – Team Booster Club

Your support of the team through the Booster Club plays a critical role and benefits the entire team. The funds raised by the Booster Club, and the volunteer efforts of parents, help support the team and the coaches throughout the season. With recent budget cutbacks, your support is needed more than ever. We encourage all participants to please join.

This year, the Boys and Girls Booster Clubs have purchased two digital pace clocks (cost was over $1000) because the school and district would not fund these items. Quality pace clocks are essential to the RPT-based practices organized by Coach Berg.

In addition to providing much needed support for team activities and expenses including Senior Night, the team Banquet, athlete recognition, and the team website, each participant who registers will receive a team t-shirt, a team bucket hat, and free team member banquet attendance. The bucket hat is available only through the booster club registration.

Please take a few moments to submit your team/booster registration today. Your timely registration helps us update the team mailing list, order senior banners for display in the pool area, and helps to ensure that the team spiritwear can be ordered as soon as possible.

Booster Registrations are due by March 9th, 2020 in order for the spiritwear to arrive in time for the first meet.

Note: For those who miss the March 9th deadline, the bucket cap may not be available, but the banquet fees will still be covered for the team member.

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2. Team Suits and Caps

Team suits and Team Silicone Caps are available to order from the SMS team store. Purchase of the team suit and/or silicone caps is optional. Participants are not required to wear the team suit or cap in competition. However, please keep in mind, all suits and caps used in competition (not practice) cannot have other team insignia or logos, or large commercial logos.

SMS Team Store

If you’re not sure of sizing, there will suits to try on for size before practice on Tuesday, March 3rd. Orders for suits and caps are also due by March 9th.

3. Additional Spiritwear

Additional team Spiritwear for parents, supporters, and participants is available for purchase directly from the Girls Team Spiritwear Store Options include sweatshirts, team t-shirts and racerback tanktops. Purchase of any of these items is at your discretion. Spiritwear orders are also due March 9th.

4. Physicals and Athletic Participation Forms

All participants must have their KSHSAA Pre-Participation Physical Exam (PPE) and 2018/19 Athletic Participation Packet completed and on file with the school athletic department office by Friday, February 28th, 2020.

Complete information is available on the SMS Raider Athletics page.

5. Parent Volunteer Sign-Up

Throughout the season, volunteers are needed. From supporting the team tradition of bagels on Saturday after practice, to team dinners, and organizing the team banquet, the team depends on your help. Please review the opportunities available and sign-up to volunteer, using the SignUp Genius links below. Thank you for your support.

Team Dinners

There will be 3 team dinners during the season. Athletes arrive immediately after practice. Each dinner requires a host/organizer and three helpers.
Sign Up to Host or Help with a team dinner.

Bagel Saturdays

There are 4 Saturday practices at which bagels will be needed.
Sign Up to Bring Bagels.

Team Banquet

The Team Banquet will be held on May 14th at SMS in the cafeteria. An organizer and approximately 4 helpers are needed to plan, set-up, and tear-down the banquet, which is held at SMS in the cafeteria.
Sign Up to Help with the Banquet.

Meet Schedule

The Sunflower League has released the meet schedule and all meets will be added to our event calendar (which also include Google maps for event locations).

As always, this is subject to change. We will endeavor to keep the schedule up-to-date on the website, but highly recommend checking the League calendar for the most accurate information. Use the “view schedules” tool to filter by Swimming.

Team Guidelines

The team guidelines are available online. You may also download a copy of the SMS Swim and Dive Handbook (pdf). Any questions should be directed to Coach Berg.

Team Communications

The website (including the event calendar) and the team mailing list are the primary communications tools used throughout the season. You should also follow the team on Twitter @smsraiderswim.

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2020 Boys State Psych Sheet + Itinerary

Entries for the State Swim & Dive meet are final. See the meet “psych sheet” which shows entries and seeding by the event.

The hard-luck award goes to Ryan Owens. He was .02 seconds off from swimming in the 100 Fly.

It’s going to be an exciting and FAST MEET!! Looking forward to watching our boys disrupt in some of the events.

SMS Entries and Seeding

200 Medley Relay – 12th
200 IM – Nathan (29th)
50 Free – Charlie (29th)
Diving – Jacob, Sam, Timothy
500 Free – Nathan (28th)
200 Free Relay – 20th
100 Backstroke – Charlie (31st)
100 Breaststroke – Owen (7th)
400 Free Relay – 24th

2020 Boys 6A Psych Sheet

State Swim & Dive Itinerary

The swimmers will be driving to and from Topeka on both Friday and Saturday. Divers will be driving back from Topeka on Thursday, but will be spending the night on Friday.

Thursday – February 20, 2020

7:30 AM: Divers meet at SMS to load the van
8:30 AM: Pass Gate Opens (North Main Entrance)
9:45 AM: Diving Coaches Meeting
10:00 AM: Diving Prelims (ALL CLASSES) Warm-Up
11:00 AM: General Admission Gate Opens (North Main Entrance)
12:00 PM: Diving Prelims (ALL CLASSES)

Friday – February 21, 2020

10:30 AM: Swimmers and Divers meet at Einstein Brothers for Team Breakfast (College & Antioch) and then load the vans for Topeka
12:45 PM: 6A Coaches Meeting
1:30 PM: 6A Swimming Prelims Warm-Up – Open Warm-Up in All Lanes Sprints and Starts (2:15 – 2:25)
2:30 PM: 6A Swimming Prelims Session
5:00 PM: Diving Semifinals (ALL CLASSES) Warm-Up
6:30 PM Diving Semifinals (ALL CLASSES)

Saturday – February 22, 2020

11:30 AM: Swimmers meet at SMS to load vans and then a team lunch at Einstein Brothers.
2:00 PM: 6A Swimming and 6A Diving Warm-Ups Diving – Warm-Ups in Lanes 6-8 Swimming – Open Warm-Ups in All Remaining Lanes Sprints and Starts (2:45 – 2:55)
3:00 PM: 6A Swimming and Diving Finals

State Swim & Dive Stuff No One Tells You About

If your son wants to get a State t-shirt or hoodie, send them with money and encourage them to purchase it as soon as they get to Topeka. Last year, they sold out on the first day. Prices are as follows.

  • Short-Sleeve T-Shirt (Navy) – $19
  • Long-Sleeve T-Shirt (Graphite Heather) – $22
  • Hooded Sweatshirt – $30
  • State Programs – $3
  • Finals Programs – $3

There is next to nothing around the Topeka-Capitol Federal Natatorium for food or snacks. There is a concession stand at the pool, but lunch options are slim. If you need snacks, I’d suggest packing a few and bringing them in your car.

Booster Club “Thank You”

Thank you to the Aldeguer and Barreca families for providing team lunches.

Thank you to the Aldeguer, Barreca, Owens, Guthrie, and Snyder families for providing snacks for the boys on Saturday.

Thank you to the Owens, Barreca, Guthrie, and Snyder families for hosting the team dinner.

2020 Boys State Team Members & Meet Information

Boys State Swim & Dive Is This Week

Come cheer on your Raider Swim & Dive team as they compete at the State meet at Hummer Sports Complex in Topeka this weekend.

Go to the KSHSAA website for more detailed information. You can also access this document for schedules and other information regarding the State Meet on February 20 – 22. We’ll share specific team information (travel to/from Topeka, itinerary, etc.) and psych sheet later on this week.

League and State “score” differently than standard dual meets. To understand scoring and the ability to move “up or down” for scoring, make sure to read this article. Your place coming out of prelims (or semi-finals for dive) can dramatically affect your podium placement.

Kansas State Boys Swim & Dive Meet

Location: Topeka-Capitol Federal Natatorium at 530 SW Tuffy Kellogg Drive, Topeka, KS 66606

Tickets: (K-12) $6.00, (Adult) $9.00.

Tuesday is “consideration day” when KSHSAA will release the list of swimmers with state consideration times that have been added to the meet. On Wednesday, the official psych sheet will be released showing final entries by the event.

  • Thursday – Dive Prelims (Warm-Up @ 10:00; Competition @ Noon)
  • Friday – 6a Swim Prelims (Warm-Up @ 1:30 pm; Competition @ 2:30pm)
  • Friday – Dive Semi-Finals (Warm-Up @ 5:00 pm; Competition @ 6:30 pm)
  • Saturday – 6a Championship Swim & Dive Finals (3:00 pm)

2019 State Team Members

Congratulations to our team members!


Joe Barreca
Carson Guthrie
Owen Krussow
Charlie Krause
Ryan Owens
Nathan Snyder


Sam Aldeguer
Jacob Held
Timothy Holmes

Boys State Swim & Dive T-Shirts Orders Due By February 12th @ Noon


The 2020 Shawnee Mission South Boys State Swim & Dive T-Shirts are available for order. The shirts are $12.50 each (after convenience fee.)

You can place choose your size, place orders and pay for your shirts –> HERE.

Orders are due by noon on Wednesday, February 12th for delivery on February 19th at practice.


These shirts will NOT be purchased by the Booster Club. So, if your son wants a shirt, his order will need to be in before noon on February 12th.

In addition, you can also order for yourself to represent SMS at the State Championships.

Spirit wear will be distributed to your swimmer/diver on February 19th. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Snyder at 913-579-9511.

Results: Boys Sunflower League Swim & Dive Championships 2020

Meet Results – Boys Sunflower League Swim & Dive Championships

Location: SMSDAC

Meet Results: Boys Sunflower League Swim & Dive Championships – 2/8/20 (pdf)

Individual and Relay Championship Results


  • Sam Aldeguer – 3rd (397.50)
  • Jacob Held – 5th (391.89)
  • Tim Holmes – 14th (298.14)


  • 200 Medley Relay (C. Krause, O. Krussow, N. Snyder, and R. Owens) – 7th with a time of 1:43.77.
  • 200 Freestyle Relay (C. Krause, C. Guthrie, J. Barreca, and R. Owens) – 10th with a time of 1:35.39.
  • 400 Freestyle Relay (C. Guthrie, J. Barreca, O. Krussow, and N. Snyder) – 10th with a time of 3:38.51.
  • Owen Krussow was 4th in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:01.30.
  • Charlie Krause was 16th in the 100 Backstroke with a time of 1:01.22.
  • Nathan Snyder was 11th in the 200 IM with a time of 2:10.33 and 13th in the 500 M with a time of 5:22.25.
New State Qualifiers

Congratulations to the 200 Freestyle Relay with a time of 1:35.39.

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