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