Month: February 2022

Practice Schedule & News: Spring Break Week of 3/14

Practice Schedule


Week of March 14th: (Spring Break)

  • Monday, 3/14: No Practice
  • Tuesday, 3/15: 7:30 – 9:30 am SMS
  • Wednesday, 3/16: 7:30 – 9:30 am SMS
  • Thursday, 3/17: 7:30 – 9:30 am SMS
  • Friday, 3/18: 7:30 – 9:30 am SMS
  • Saturday, 3/19: No Practice


Week of March 14th: (Spring Break)

  • No practice 3/14 – 3/18
  • Saturday, 3/19: 8:00 – 10:00 am SMS

Raider Swim Clinic

Saturday 4/30/22 
Coach Berg along with the Girls & Boys Swim/Dive Booster Clubs will be hosting a Raider Swim Clinic!  The clinic will be open to all students in 3rd-8th grade interested in learning stroke technique, starts & turns.  The clinic will include fun relays, a special treat and a Raider Swim & Dive t-shirt.  Cost will be $25 per person.  Space limited.  Please help us get the word out by telling neighbors & friends about this event!  More details about the fundraiser to follow.  

Team Suits

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

If you are unsure what size to get, you can get fitted at SwimQuik (8693 Bluejacket, Overland Park, KS 66214).  Deadline: Monday, March 7th.

Click here to order your team suit directly from SwimQuik

Swim caps will be provided by Coach Berg

We would like all swimmers & divers to have the opportunity to wear the Raider Team suit.  Team scholarship is available for anyone needing assistance with the purchase of this suit.

Contact – SMS Raider Swimming

Team Registration

All swimmers and divers (both new and returning) will need to register for the team via our secure online form

Girls Team Registration – SMS Raider Swimming.

Your timely registration helps us update the team mailing list, order senior banners for display in the pool area, and ensures team shirts can be ordered as soon as possible so the girls can have them available for the early meets.

Your support of the team through Booster Club plays a critical role and benefits the entire team. In addition to providing much needed support for team activities and expenses including Senior Night, End of Season Celebration, athlete recognition, and the team website and related costs, each participant receives a team shirt and banquet dinner.

2022 girls team t-shirt

New team members, please note, this is different than the “team interest form” you filled out earlier.

Volunteer Opportunities

Timers Needed:  No experience needed.  We ask that each family sign-up at least once.

SMS Girls Swim & Dive 2022: Timers Needed (

Saturday Morning Bagels: Help feed the team after their early morning Saturday practice.

SMS Girls Swim & Dive 2022: Bagels – Saturday Practice (

Team Dinners:  Meals help foster relationships among the team.  Please consider hosting.

SMS Girls Swim & Dive 2022: Mid-Week Meals (

Team Photographer:  We need help with picture taking at meets, and senior banner photos.  If you have photography skills, please contact us.

Contact – SMS Raider Swimming

Meet Schedule

Refer to the official Sunflower League Calendar Here for this year’s meet schedule.  All times/locations are subject to change.

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.


That’s A Wrap! 2022 Year End Celebration

2022 Year End Banquet.  2/23/22

It was SO wonderful to be able to celebrate with the boys last night!  A BIG thanks to all of those that helped make the night a success.  Special thanks to Stephanie Campbell for creating the programs, Susan Toney for decorations & Jon Toney for creating the video presentation.


Team Captains:

2021-2022 Captains (Joe Barreca, Ryan Owens & Lucas Beach) congratulated 2022-2023 Captains (Max Toney, Kyle Gellhaus, Graham Hopkins & Carson Guthrie) with shiny new hats.  Thank you, Senior Captains, for leading by example, showing the team that hard work & dedication pay off!  You will be greatly missed next year.

Booster President Robyn Barreca

Robyn worked tirelessly this year to make sure the team had everything it needed, and so much more!  Besides the coordination of team suits, team shirts, senior banners, senior night and organizing the banquet, she could also be seen behind the wheel of a truck, driving the team’s homecoming float (with a pool in the back) or selling concessions at the football game.  Robyn’s heart for helping others lead the team into service projects with Trunk or Treat benefitting the Johnson County Christmas Bureau, and the MLK clothing drive benefitting the SMSD Clothing Center.  Robyn placed countless posters around school, and wrote announcements to recognize the boys for their accomplishments.  Robyn, thank you for making a difference to this team both in and out of the water!

Results: 2022 Boys 6A State Meet

Meet Results – 2022 Boys 6A State Meet

Location: Capitol Federal Natatorium-Hummer

Meet Results: 6A Boys State Swimming & Diving Champs-2022 (

Way to go Raiders on your 8th Place Finish!

Congratulations to Grady O’Connor on being named First Team All State!

KSHSAA State 2022

Top 10 Team Scores

1.  Shawnee Mission East HS – 325
2.  Olathe East HS – 301
3.  Op-Blue Valley North HS – 233
4.  Op-Blue Valley West HS – 185
5.  Olathe Northwest HS – 153
6.  Op-Blue Valley Northwest HS – 140
7.  Shawnee Mission North HS – 113
8.  Shawnee Mission South HS – 98
8.  Shawnee Mission Northwest HS – 98
10. Derby HS – 87


State Results

200 Medley Relay
13th – Beach, Mayabb, Owens, Guthrie

200 Free
2nd – Grady O’Connor

100 Butterfly
19th – Ryan Owens

50 Free
15th – Joe Barreca

100 Free
3rd – Grady O’Connor

12th – Joe Barreca

200 Free Relay
7th – Barreca, Owens, Guthrie, O’Connor

100 Back
20th – Lucas Beach

400 Free Relay
6th – Barreca, Owens, Guthrie, O’Connor

2022 Shawnee Mission South Boys State Team

  • Joe Barreca
  • Lucas Beach
  • Ryan Owens
  • Carson Guthrie
  • Kyle Gellhaus
  • Graham Hopkins
  • Grady O’Connor
  • Luke Mayabb
  • Cian Glennon
  • Derek Berg, Head Coach
  • Chris Copeland, Assistant Coach
  • Rachel Bravence, Assistant Coach
  • Jessica Marsh, Dive Coach


Schedule & News: Week of 2/7/22


Weekly Highlights & Notes

Sunflower League Results:

Sunflower League Final Results

What an incredible week!  The Raiders were on fire this weekend in the pool, earning lots of State qualification and consideration times.

200 free: G. O’Connor 1st Place! C. Guthrie State Consideration, Cian Glennon State Consideration

50 free: J. Barreca State Qualification, L. Beach State Consideration, G. Hopkins State Consideration

50 fly: R. Owens State Qualification

100 free: G. O’Connor 1st Place!  J. Barreca State Qualification, C. Guthrie State Consideration

100 back: L. Beach State Qualification

100 breast: K. Gellhaus State Consideration, L. Mayabb State Consideration


Congratulations to our 2022 State Team: J. Barreca, L. Beach, R. Owens, C. Guthrie, K. Gellhaus, G. Hopkins, G. O’Connor, C. Glennon, L. Mayabb


Year End Banquet: Feb. 23, 6:00 pm-

Sadly, this week marks the end of the season for JV swimmers and our dive team, but we still have the Year End Banquet to enjoy!  SMS has given teams permission to have food again, so we will celebrate with dinner provided on Wednesday, February 23 at 6:00pm in the SMS Cafeteria.  All family members invited to attend.  Chick-fil-A will be catering.  Cost is $10 per family member (Athlete’s dinner included in booster club dues) Please register today, deadline is 2/16/22.

Register & Pay Here:

Plan to Attend the Boys Team Banquet – SMS Raider Swimming

Place your Dinner Order Here (including your athlete):

Practice Schedule (State Team): 2/7 – 2/12

  • Monday, 2/7: 3:00 – 5:30 pm SMSDAC
  • Tuesday, 2/8: 3:00 – 5:15 pm SMS
  • Wednesday, 2/9: 3:00 – 5:30 pm SMSDAC
  • Thursday, 2/10: 3:00 – 5:15 pm SMS
  • Friday, 2/11: 3:00 – 5:30 pm SMSDAC
  • Saturday, 2/12: 7:30 – 9:30 am SMSDAC


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

Plan to Attend the Boys Team Banquet

Make Your Banquet Reservations Today

The Boys Team Banquet will be held on Wednesday, February 23th at 6 pm in the SMS Cafeteria. Chick-fil-A will be catering boxed meals.

All parents and family members are invited.


  • $10 per meal (and Athletes who did not join the Booster Club)
  • Free – Athletes in the Booster Club. (The athlete’s banquet cost was included in their Booster dues)