Month: March 2020

Online Classes – No Swimming – Refunds Forthcoming

Thank You For Your Support

Sadly, there will be no swim season this year.

We want to thank everyone who volunteered, joined the Booster Club, provided team sponsorship, and otherwise prepared to support the team this year. Thanks too, to our coaches – Derek, Chris, Rachel, and Shealyn.

We are working on processing refunds to everyone. When initial news of the Coronavirus Pandemic was starting to come in to our area, we held off finalizing the spiritwear and team suit orders, so thankfully, we were able to cancel those without additional fees.

You can expect to see a refund of booster club dues (and senior banner/fathead orders) and any team suit/cap orders back to the credit card used for payment within the coming days. Unfortunately, we are unable to refund the convenience/service fees. The refunds should appear on your statement within 5-10 days. The spiritwear orders were also refunded separately.

We have the digital files used for the senior banners and fatheads. We will post them to the Shutterfly share site in the coming days. You may download the files from there. Please check the team email for the password to access the team share site.

Thanks for your patience and understanding. We realize there are many broken hearts right now among the SMS Raiders Girls Swim Team at the loss of their season. We’re sorry we aren’t able to celebrate our seniors. Best of luck, good health and safety to everyone.

season suspended

SMSD Suspends School Through End of Year

Spring Semester 2020 Has Been Cancelled

[updated 3/17/2020 6:00pm]

In order to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Kansas, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly ordered all public schools in Kansas to remain closed through the end of the school year.

Read the full post from SMSD

For those who have ordered suits and caps, or paid Booster Club fees, we will email soon regarding refunds. Please be patient as we are working with various vendors to stop/cancel orders.

[updated 3/17/2020 10:00am]

At the direction of the Johnson County Department of Health and the Environment, all schools, and all activities, athletics, and extracurricular activities in the Shawnee Mission School District will be closed through April 5th. Schools are being closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. No one may enter SMSD buildings, school grounds, or facilities like the Shawnee Mission District Aquatic Center. This restriction also applies to all rentals that use SMSD facilities.

Read the full post from SMSD.

Schedule: Week of 3/9/2020

Schedule and Announcements for 3/9/2020 – 3/15/2020

The first regular week of practice begins. Swimmers will be split into Green and Gold Groups for practice and divers will start their regular schedule. All practices during the week will be at SMS. Saturday practice will be at the Shawnee Mission Aquatic Center (SMAC). Spring Break schedule will be announced later this week.

Monday Reminders

Deadlines for Team Registration/Booster and to order your Team Suit/Cap and Spiritwear.

If you haven’t registered for the Boosters yet, please do so. Your support is critical to the team. All team members joining receive the team t-shirt, a special booster-only team bucket cap, and the student’s admission to the banquet.

Friday Early Dismissal

Due to the shortened schedule, practice will begin at 1pm on Friday.

Team Sponsors

I’d like to thank our team sponsors, Ebeacon, Plaza Foot Care, Stifel, and “Anonymous”, for their support of the team. It’s not too late to add your company to this list. Cost is only $250. You get some nice recognition and your support is a tremendous help to the team. Sign up now.

Practice Schedule


  • Monday 3/9 – Green Group 3:00-4:30pm, Gold Group 3:00-5:30pm
  • Tuesday 3/10 – Green Group 3:00-4:30pm, Gold Group 3:00-5:30pm
  • Wednesday 3/11 – Green Group 3:00-4:30pm, Gold Group 3:00-5:30pm
  • Thursday 3/12 – Green Group 3:00-4:30pm, Gold Group 3:00-5:30pm
  • Friday 3/13 – Green Group 1:00-3:00pm, Gold Group 1:00-3:00pm
  • Saturday 3/14 – 7:30-9:30am @ SMAC (no bus)


  • Monday 3/9 – 6:00am-7:00am
  • Tuesday 3/10 – 3:00-5:00pm
  • Wednesday 3/11 – 5:30am-7:00am
  • Thursday 3/12 – 5:30am-7:00am
  • Friday 3/13 – 5:30am-7:00am
  • Saturday 3/14 – 7:30-9:30am @ SMAC (no bus)