Month: November 2020

Swim & Dive Schedule: Week of 11/30

We hope you had a nice Thanksgiving Break!

Weekly Highlights & Notes

Swim/Dive Meets: The boys’ season officially kicks off with two meets this week.

Lawrence Free State on December 2th

Divers: Be at the SMS Gym Circle by 11:45 am to load the bus. Diving will begin at 1:30 pm.

Swimmers: Be at the SMS Gym Circle by 1:45 to load the bus. Swimming will begin after the diving competition has completed.

Divers and Swimmers need to have their suits on under their clothes as there will not be a locker room available and they are scheduled to start warm-ups as soon as they arrive. After the meet is over, swimmers and divers can use the restroom to change into dry clothes for the ride home.

SMS vs SMW on December 3rd

There is no team transportation to this meet. Swimmers and Divers should be at the SMSDAC at 2:30 pm. The meet will begin at 3:30 pm.

They will need to be dressed in their suits on arrival at SMSDAC. After the meet is over, swimmers and divers can use the restroom to change into dry clothes for the ride home. The meet should last approximately two hours.

NOTE: Be sure your son has extra masks, a Ziploc bag for his mask (to keep it dry), and his own water bottle and snacks for the meet.

(Links to directions, meet times, and meet information are available on the website’s event calendar.)

Winter Sports: KSHSAA voted last week to allow Winter Sports to start on time. They also voted to not allow spectators through January 28th. Here is a recap of the meeting. We are working to gather information about how to watch the meets via livestream and any parent volunteer opportunities (if any) at the meets. More information to come.

MeetMobile: The SMSDAC uses MeetMobile Swim App to provide real-time meet results and standings during meets. More schools are starting to use this app and it is a way to stay informed of your son’s performance if you can’t be there in person. The app is available in the Apple & Google Play Store. Subscriptions run free (for basic heat sheet only), to $2.49 per month or annually for $6.99 (for real-time event results).

Senior Night: Has been postponed from December 3rd to a later date. More information to come.

Team Suits, Shirts, and Caps: Have all been ordered and we are crossing our fingers they will be available for Wednesday. Booster Club will distribute to the boys.

Covid Procedures: Please remind your swimmers/divers to review the Covid Procedures at the bottom of this post before all practices and meets and to follow masking and social distancing guidelines.

Practice Schedule (Swim): 11/30 – 12/05

Practice Schedule (Dive): 11/30 – 12/05

  • Monday, 11/30: 3:00 – 5:30 pm at SMSDAC
  • Tuesday, 12/01: NO PRACTICE
  • Wednesday, 12/02: Meet: Lawrence Triangular
  • Thursday, 12/03: Meet: SMS vs SMW – Senior Night
  • Friday, 12/04: 3:00 – 4:15 pm at SMSDAC
  • Saturday, 12/05: NO PRACTICE

Swim/dive practice will be at both SMS Pool and SMSDAC. Please see the times and locations above. SMSDAC is located at 17251 W 87th Street, Lenexa, KS 66219 (87th & I-435).

COVID Procedures

  • All athletes are required to fill out a COVID questionnaire daily before they come to practice. Athletes should fill out a COVID questionnaire between 10 am and 12 pm. COVID questionnaire can be found on the Swim Website Menubar under COVID Questionnaire.
  • Athletes must have a mask/face covering on at all times. They will need to bring a zip-lock bag and before they enter the pool remove their mask and place it in the baggie and secure it. Once they exit the pool, they will need to put the mask back on.
  • If they are not feeling well, they MUST stay home and contact one of the coaches. Athletes that stay home may not return to practice or competition until they have been cleared by the SMS school nurse.
  • There will be no locker rooms. Athletes coming from home should come to practice dressed in their swimsuit. Athletes coming from school will change in bathrooms. Gym bags will be stowed in the swim area.
  • Athletes will be split into groups and groups will spread out around the pool based on their lanes. You are not allowed to change lanes unless specified by a Coach. While on deck, every athlete and coach will wear a mask and maintain social distancing.
  • Athletes may not carpool with non-family. If the athlete is driving, make sure to fill out Transportation Form.
  • No communal food or drink. No team meals, Saturday donuts, or team lunches. Do not share water bottles.

Swim & Dive Schedule: Week of 11/23 (Thanksgiving Week)

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

Practice Schedule (Swim): 11/23 – 11/30

  • Monday, 11/23: 7:30 – 9:30 am at SMSDAC
  • Tuesday, 11/24: 7:30 – 9:30 am at SMSDAC
  • Wednesday, 11/25: 7:30 – 9:30 am at SMSDAC
  • Thursday, 11/26: NO PRACTICE
  • Friday, 11/27: 7:30 – 9:30 am at SMSouth
  • Saturday, 11/28: 7:30 – 9:30 am at SMSouth

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

Divers, please contact Coach Emma for your Thanksgiving Break Schedule.

Winter PAC Meeting – November 23 @ 7:15 pm

Dr. Johnson will be holding a virtual Winter PAC Meeting on Monday, November 23rd at 7:15 pm via Zoom.

If possible, please plan on attending the meeting. Dr. Johnson will be providing information about the winter sports seasons as it relates to COVID-19 and gating criteria.

Dr. Johnson’s Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 889 6167 0271
Passcode: 6B7Ae0

Team Suit Orders – Due November 19th

SwimQuik will be providing a “fit guide” for the swim team on Monday and Tuesday (November 16th and 17th.)

After your son’s “fitting”, you will need to place an order and pay online. The jammers and backpack will feature the SM South logo “Cool Patch”.

Personalized swim caps are part of the Booster Club dues and will be ordered separately.

November 19th is the deadline to order suits in order to have them before the first meet on December 2nd. 

–> Click HERE to place your swimsuit order.

Practice Schedule for Week of 11/16

The 2020 – 2021 Swim and Dive season begins on November 16th.

You will need a mask, Ziploc bag to keep the mask dry, suit, towel, goggles, water bottle, and gym bag.

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): 11/16 – 11/20

  • Monday, 11/16: 3:00 – 5:30 pm (SwimQuik will provide fit kit for the boys to figure out sizing.)
  • Tuesday, 11/17: 3:00 – 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 11/18: 3:00 – 5:30 pm
  • Thursday, 11/19: 3:00 – 5:30 pm
  • Friday, 11/20: 3:00 – 5:30 pm
  • Saturday, 11/21: 7:30 – 9:30 am (Team pictures 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 and personalized swim cap before the first meet on 12/2. Registration after 11/20 is still accepted, but t-shirts will not be available until late December.

2020/21 Season Announcements & Reminders

Important season announcements and reminders for the 2020/2021 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 19th, we will be able to order t-shirts have them available for the boy’s first meet on December 2nd. Registration received after the 19th 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.

COVID-19 Protocols

There are several new COVID-19 protocols for swim and dive.

  • All athletes are required to fill out a COVID questionnaire daily before they come to practice. Athletes should fill out a COVID questionnaire between 10 am and 12 pm. COVID questionnaire can be found on the Swim Website Menubar under COVID Questionnaire.
  • If they are not feeling well, they MUST stay home and contact one of the coaches. Athletes that stay home may not return to practice or competition until they have been cleared by the SMS school nurse.
  • There will be no locker rooms. Athletes coming from home should come to practice dressed in their swimsuit. Athletes coming from school will change in bathrooms. Gym bags will be stowed in the swim area.
  • Athletes will be split into groups and groups will spread out around the pool based on their lanes. You are not allowed to change lanes unless specified by a Coach. While on deck, every athlete and coach will wear a mask and maintain social distancing.
  • Athletes may not carpool with non-family. If the athlete is driving, make sure to fill out Transportation Form.
  • No communal food or drink. No team meals, Saturday donuts, or team lunches. Do not share water bottles.

If you have specific questions or concerns, please email Coach Berg.

Team Suits – Orders Due By November 19th

SwimQuik will be providing suits for the Boys Swim & Dive Team.

The jammers and backpack will feature the SM South logo “Cool Patch”.

In order to have the suits for the first meet on December 2nd, suits need to be ordered by November 19th.

–> Click HERE to place your swimsuit order.

Meet Schedule

The SMS Raider Swim Website will be updated soon with the 2020 – 2021 Meet Schedule.

Practice Schedule

Practice will be conducted at both the SMS pool and at SMSDAC. Schedules will be posted weekly. Please see the Practice Schedule Menu for the latest information.

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 13th to begin practice on Monday, November 16th. You can find more information HERE and HERE.

Get Ready For The 2020 – 2021 Boys Swim Season

The start of the 2020 – 2021 Boys Swim and Dive is right around the corner.

We are still waiting for the official KSHAA and SMSD policies and procedures for practices and meets, but as it stands right now we will begin the season on Monday, November 16th at 3:00 pm. 

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

Upcoming Important Dates

November 10th – Student & Parent Meeting at 6:00 pm via Webex. (You can find a link to Coach Berg’s Webex “Room” HERE.) 

November 13th – All physicals, participation, and concussion forms are due to the Athletic Director’s assistant in order to begin practice on Monday, November 16th.

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

November 16th – Boys Swim and Dive Practice Begins at 3:00 pm

Swim & Dive Team Resources

2021 6A State Qualifying Times
SMS Swim Team Policies and Handbook