Author: Raider Swim & Dive

Boys and Girls Swim & Dive Team Meeting on Thursday, August 30th.

Raider Swim & Dive – New Coach Introduction and Upcoming Events

Come meet Coach Derek Berg, the new head coach for the Boys and Girls Swim & Dive teams at a short introductory and informational meeting on Thursday, August 30th, after school in Room 167.

Beside the team introduction, Coach Berg would like to discuss Swim & Dive participation in the Homecoming Parade, and also sign-up volunteers to help work the Concession Stand for the home game on September 21st.

If you’re interested in either Boys Swim & Dive (Winter) or Girls (Spring), or already planning to participate, please attend Thursday’s meeting.

SMS Concludes Successful State Meet

Raider Girls Swim & Dive Finishes 8th Overall

Congratulations to the team; coaches Bruce Bove, Chris Copeland, and Lori Ecker; and parents and supporters on a successful State meet. The team scored 109 points to finish 8th overall (of 23 teams), up from 64 points and 14th place a year ago. Wichita East repeated as champions with Lawrence Free State in second, and SM East in third.

The team had 5 podium finishers: Senior Claire Nash in the 50 and 100 free, Sophomore Lydia Kernan in the 100 breast, the 200-free relay and 400-free relay. Besides the podium, SM South got points from the 200 medley relay and divers Mia Musson (sophomore) and Ophelia Shapiro (freshman). Throughout the weekend, SM South swimmers excelled, setting numerous PRs. Great job everyone!

Overall Standing

1. Wichita East – 284
2. Lawerence Free State -261
3. SM East – 256.5
4. Lawrence – 198
5. Blue Valley North – 187
6. Blue Valley West – 143
7. Blue Valley Northwest – 139
8. SM South – 109
9. Olathe North – 83
10. Olathe East – 80
11. Topeka Washburn Rural – 76
12. Blue Valley HS – 60
13. Manhatten – 59
14. Hutchinson – 51
15. SM North – 48
16. SM West – 47
17. Olathe Northwest – 38
18. Olathe South – 41.5
19. Derby – 40
20. SM Northwest – 38
21. Wichita West – 33
22. Wichita Northwest – 28
23. Topeka – 9

Team Results

200 Medley Relay – 11th – Buss, Kernan, du Bois, Laws
50 Free – 6th – Nash
100 Free – 6th – Nash
200 Free Relay – 7th – Riley, du Bois, Laws, Nash
100 Breast – 7th – Kernan
400 Free Relay – 6th – Riley, du Bois, Laws, Nash

11th – Musson
14th – Shapiro

Meet Results

2018 6a Girls State Final Results (pdf)


See the full meet gallery at:

Results of 2018 Girls Diving Semifinals

Both South Divers Advance to Finals

  • Mia Musson – 5th – 259.55
  • Ophelia Shapiro – 10th – 244.70
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Come Cheer Your Raider Swimmers and Divers on in Person

The meet starts at 3:30pm in Topeka at Hummer Sports Comples. The Diving Finals (3-dives) are the first event. If you’ve never attended a state High School Swim Championship, you owe it to yourself to do so. They are raucous, exciting, emotional, fun events. Hope to see you there!

Results of 2018 Girls Swim Prelims

Strong Showing From SMS Swimmers on Day 1 of State Championship

Swim & Dive Finalists
  • 200 Medley Relay – Buss, Kernan, du Bois, Laws – 10th
  • 50 Freestyle – Claire Nash – 6th
  • 100 Freestyle – Claire Nash – 5th
  • 200 Free Relay – Riley, du Bois, Laws, Nash – 6th
  • 100 Breaststroke – Lydia Kernan – 8th
  • 400 Free Relay – Riley, du Bois, Laws, Nash – 7th
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Both SMS Divers Advance to State Semi-Finals

Great Job Mia and Ophelia

After the State Diving Prelims (first 5 dives), Mia Musson is in 4th place (177.15 points), and Ophelia Shapiro is in 15th (155.70 points). Tomorrow’s Semi-Finals will be the next 3 dives, after which the top 16 will advance to dive in the finals at the championship meet.

Update: Semi-Finals results posted. Both divers advanced. Congratulations!

2018 State Dive Prelims (pdf)
2018 State Dive Semi-Finals (pdf)

Unlike swimming, there is no A and B finals. All 16 divers will compete for all positions. The final standings are determined by their total score across all 11 dives.

Great job girls!

News for the Week of 5/14/18

State Meet This Week

It’s the last week of practice as the State Championship meet takes place this Thursday – Saturday at Hummer Sports Complex in Topeka. The SMS Raider State Team includes:


  • Claire Nash
  • Taylor Laws
  • Amelia du Bois
  • Lydia Kernan
  • Olivia Riley
  • Ella Buss
  • Caitlyn Long
  • Katie Horner


  • Mia Musson
  • Ophelia Shapiro

Location and Admission

Capitol Federal Natatorium, Hummer Sports Complex (map)
(off 6th and MacVicar)
Topeka, KS
Adults $7, Students $5

Meet Schedule

Thursday – May 17, 2018 – Note Schedule Change

9:45am Coaches Meeting
10:00am Dive Warm-up
12:00pm Dive Prelims (first 5 dives), field cut to top 20

Friday – May 18, 2018

1:00pm 6A Warm-up
2:00pm 6A Prelims
5:30pm Dive Semifinals Warm-Up
7:00pm Dive Semifinals (3 dives), field cut to top 16

Saturday – May 19, 2018

2:45pm 6A Finals – Swim & Dive Warm-up.
3:30pm Swim & Dive Championship Finals

Download the official schedule. (pdf)

Additional Information

  • More meet information is available on the KSHSAA website.
  • Follow along live on the Meet Mobile app (paid), available for IOS and Android. Search for “6A Girls State Swimming & Diving Champs”
  • View results from KSHSAA