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.