Author: Kelly Snyder

Sunflower League Final Details: 2/6

It’s time for LEAGUE FINALS!  Make sure to read the information on the details.

Sunflower League Finals (Diving & Swimming) on February 6th 

DIVE: (Only competitors.) Warm-Ups begin at 7:30 am. Finals start at 9:00 am.

SWIM: (Only competitors allowed – including alternates.) Arrive by 9:00 am to watch the dive finals. SMS warms up in the 2nd group at 10:20 am. Finals will begin at approximately 11:05 am.

There is no transportation to this meet. Plan on your child changing into their tech suit at SMSDAC after warms-ups. After the meet is over, swimmers and divers can use the restroom to change into dry clothes for the ride home.

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

LIVE Streaming: There will be no spectators allowed at the finals, but it will be streamed on the NFHS Network. 

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).

Sunflower League Championship – Finals Heat Sheet (Seeds + Alternates)

Location: SMSDAC

Sunflower League Finals Heat Sheet (Seeds + Alternates) – 2/4/21 (pdf)

NOTE: The meet starts off with a Swim Off for Graham Hopkins in the 50 Free for the 2nd Alternate position. 

Results: Sunflower League Prelims + Seeds For Finals

Meet Results – League Prelims

Location: SMSDAC

Oh, man! So many great things about that prelim meet. So many new state qualifiers, state consideration times, and two new school records.

New School Records

Congratulations to the 200 Medley for breaking the school record with a time of 1:40.08.

Congratulations to Owen Krussow for breaking the school record in 100 Breast with a time of 58.71.

New State Qualifiers

Congratulations to Nathan Snyder for qualifying in the 200 IM with a time of 2:07.00.

Congratulations to Ryan Owens for qualifying in the 100 Butterfly with a time of 56.47.

Congratulations to Lucas Beach for qualifying in the 100 Back with a time of 58.91.

New State Consideration

Congratulations to Chris Petrella for making consideration in the 200 Free with a time of 1:55.62 and the 100 Breast with a time of 1:07.42.

Congratulations to Carson Gutherie for making consideration in the 200 Free with a time of 1:57.45 and the 100 Free with a time of 52.69.

Congratulations to Ryan Owens for making consideration in the 50 Free with a time of 23.84.

Sunflower League Championship – Finals Heat Sheet (Seeds + Alternates)

Location: SMSDAC

Sunflower League Finals Heat Sheet (Seeds + Alternates) – 2/4/21 (pdf)

Go RAIDERS and let’s take home some hardware!

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

Swim & Dive Schedule: Week of 2/1

It’s time for LEAGUE. There are two meets this week! Make sure to read the information on the details.

Weekly Highlights & Notes

Swim/Dive Meets

The boys’ have two swim and dive meets this week – League Prelims and League Finals.

Sunflower League Prelims & Semi-Finals (Diving) on February 3rd 

There is no team transportation to this meet. Divers should be at the SMSDAC by 3:00 pm. Warmups start at 4:00 pm and the meet will begin at 5:30 pm.

Sunflower League Prelims (Swimming) on February 4th 

There is no team transportation to this meet. SMS is the Prelim #3. We will be swimming with SME, Olathe South, and Olathe West. Swimmers should be at the SMSDAC by 1:30 pm. Warmups start at 2:00 pm and the meet will begin at 3:00 pm.

Sunflower League Finals (Diving & Swimming) on February 6th 

DIVE: (Only competitors.) Warm-Ups begin at 7:30 am. Meet starts at 9:00 am.

SWIM: (Only competitors allowed – including alternates.) Warm-Ups are from 9:45 – 10:55 am. SMS will warm-up at 10:20 am. Finals will begin at approximately 11:05 am.

Plan on your child changing into their tech suit at SMSDAC after warms-ups. After the meet is over, swimmers and divers can use the restroom to change into dry clothes for the ride home.

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

LIVE Streaming: There will be no spectators allowed at either the preliminaries or the finals, but it will be streamed on the NFHS Network. 

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).

Top 50 Recognition

KSHAA has been tracking the boys’ swim times and dive scores this season and has released a Top 50 Recognition. This list is updated every Tuesday prior to the State Meet. We have a lot of individual names and relays on this list. Congratulations!!

SMS Swim & Dive Schedule Date Changes

The JV Sunflower Varsity League Meet has been canceled. 

The schedule has been updated.  Like with everything this year, this can change at a moment’s notice. If in doubt, make sure to check the Sunflower League Calendar.

After-State Swim “Get-Together & Recognition”

We are working hard to create a “get-together” after State for the boys to be recognized for their accomplishments this year. More information to come.

Practice Schedule (Swim): 2/1 – 2/7

Practice Schedule (Dive): 2/1 – 2/7

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 1/25

7 – 1! Another busy week as we move toward League and State. The League Schedule has changed, please make sure to see the update below.

Weekly Highlights & Notes

Swim/Dive Meets

The boys’ have one swim meet this week against Shawnee Mission North. Dive will have two meets – Shawnee Mission North and the Invitational.

Shawnee Mission North on January 26th 

There is no team transportation to this meet. Swimmers and Divers should be at the SMSDAC by 2:15 pm. Parents can enter the building at 3:15 pm and the meet will begin at 3:30 pm.

Dive Invitational on January 30th 

There is no team transportation to this meet. Swimmers and Divers should be at the SMSDAC by 8:00 am. Parents can enter the building at 9:45 am and the meet will begin at 10:00 am.

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.)

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).

SMS Swim & Dive Schedule Date Changes

The Sunflower Varsity League Meet has been updated to a two-day event. 

Sunflower Varsity League Prelims will be run in four sessions over two days. Two sessions will run on Wednesday and two sessions will run on Thursday. Finals will be held on Saturday afternoon for the top 16 only – only swimmers who are swimming will be allowed to attend.

Shawnee Mission South Prelim is scheduled for Session #3 which will be on Thursday at 3:00 pm.

There will be no spectators allowed at either the preliminaries or the finals, but it will be streamed on the NFHS Network. 

The schedule has been updated.  Like with everything this year, this can change at a moment’s notice. If in doubt, make sure to check the Sunflower League Calendar.

Thank YOU for Generously Supporting the Krispy Kreme “Saturday Doughnuts” Boys’ Swim Fundraiser

Thank you for your generous support. We will be “distributing” the Digital Dozens sometime next week.

Practice Schedule (Swim): 1/25 – 1/31

  • Monday, 1/25: NO SCHOOL – 7:30 – 9:30 am at SMSouth
  • Tuesday, 1/26: Meet: Shawnee Mission North
  • Wednesday, 1/27: 3:00 – 5:30 pm at SMSDAC
  • Thursday, 1/28: 3:00 – 5:30 pm at SMSouth
  • Friday, 1/29: 3:00 – 5:00 pm at SMSouth
  • Saturday, 1/30: 7:30 – 9:30 am at SMSouth

Practice Schedule (Dive): 1/25 – 1/31

  • Monday, 1/25: NO SCHOOL – 7:30 – 9:30 am at SMSouth
  • Tuesday, 1/26: Meet: Shawnee Mission North
  • Wednesday, 1/27: 3:00 – 5:30 pm at SMSDAC
  • Thursday, 1/28: 3:00 – 5:30 pm at SMSouth
  • Friday, 1/29: 3:00 – 5:00 pm at SMSouth
  • Saturday, 1/30: Meet: Invitational

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.

Results: SMS vs Blue Valley Northwest

Meet Results – SM South vs Blue Valley Northwest

Location: SMSDAC

Meet Results: SMS vs Blue Valley Northwest – 1/21/21 (pdf)

7 – 1!! Lots of time dropped and a new state consideration time.

Go RAIDERS!

New State Consideration

Congratulations to Lucas Beach for placing 2nd in the 100 Backstroke with a time of 1:02.50.

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

Results: SMS vs Olathe North

Meet Results – SM South vs Olathe North

Location: SMSDAC

Meet Results: SMS vs Olathe North – 1/19/21 (pdf)

Another great meet and another WIN! Lots of new state qualifying and consideration times.

Go RAIDERS!

New State Qualifiers

Congratulations to Grady O’Connor for placing 1st in the 50 Free with a time of 22.21 and the 500 Free with a time of 5:00.61.

New State Consideration

Congratulations to Nathan Snyder for placing 1st in the 200 Free with a time of 1:56.18 and 1st in the 100 Fly with a time of 58.54.

Congratulations to Owen Krussow for placing 1st in the 200 IM with a time of 2:15.12.

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

Swim & Dive Schedule: Week of 1/18

Another “busy” week for swim and dive. Remember to place your Krispy Kreme order before the end-of-the-day on Monday!

Weekly Highlights & Notes

Swim/Dive Meets

The boys’ have two swim and dive meets this week.

Olathe North on January 19th 

There is no team transportation to this meet. Swimmers and Divers should be at the SMSDAC by 2:15 pm. Parents can enter the building at 3:15 pm and the meet will begin at 3:30 pm.

Blue Valley Northwest on January 21st 

There is no team transportation to this meet. Swimmers and Divers should be at the SMSDAC by 2:15 pm. Parents can enter the building at 3:15 pm and 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.)

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).

Swim & Dive Spectators Information

The school will allow entry of up to two parents/guardians per participant in the main gymnasiums and in the Aquatics Center.

Things to note:

  • The school will allow entry of up to two parents/guardians per participant.
  • Siblings are NOT considered parents/guardians and not allowed access.
  • SMS will be using the parent/guardian information in Skyward.
  • If more than two parents/guardians are listed in Skyward, the default will be the participant’s parents. If you have more than two parents/guardians, you can use a rotation system. If rotation is going to be used, parents/guardians must contact SMS Office at least one day before the competition. Also, no substitutes are allowed if the parent/guardian is unable to attend.
  • Spectators will not be allowed entry into the Aquatic Center until 15 minutes before contest time.
  • Spectators must be masked for the entire event.

Krispy Kreme “Saturday Doughnuts” Boys’ Swim Fundraiser – Ends Monday – 1/18

One of the long-standing traditions in Boys’ Swim is “Doughnut Saturday”. Each Saturday at least five (sometimes six) dozen doughnuts would be donated by parents and get delivered to the boys after their Saturday swim and dive practice. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we were unable to continue this tradition, until now.

The Booster Club is asking you to “purchase your Saturday doughnuts” through this fundraiser. These fundraisers, along with your booster club dues, provide additional support to the swim and dive program at Shawnee Mission South. Last year we were able to work with the Girls’ Swim Team to purchase two digital timers to help with the RBT that Coach Berg uses for training.

NOTE: The Booster Club has not asked parents for the regular donations of items for team dinners, team lunches, or Saturday doughnuts due to COVID-19 concerns.  Your generosity in this fundraiser will allow us to support Coach Berg and continue the rich tradition and success of the SMS Swim & Dive team. 

This fundraiser will be open through the end-of-the-day on January 18th. 

It’s easy to get your “Digital Dozen”. Just follow the instructions below.

  • Go HERE and enter your name and email address.
  • Pick the number of dozen doughnuts you’d like to purchase.
  • Click “Add to Cart”.
  • A new screen will pop up with a header of “Krispy Kreme Digital Dozen Fundraiser Has Been Added to your Cart.”
  • Click the “View Cart” button to checkout.
  • A new “Cart” screen will appear. Make any adjustments to your total and click “Proceed to checkout”.
  • Enter your billing and credit card information and click “Place Order”.
  • Digital Certificates will be emailed to you with 10 business days of the event closing.

Practice Schedule (Swim): 1/18 – 1/24

  • Monday, 1/18: NO SCHOOL – 7:30 – 9:30 am at SMSouth
  • Tuesday, 1/19: Meet: Olathe North
  • Wednesday, 1/20: 3:00 – 5:00 pm at SMSouth
  • Thursday, 1/21: Meet: Blue Valley Northwest
  • Friday, 1/22: 3:00 – 5:00 pm at SMSouth
  • Saturday, 1/23: 7:30 – 9:30 am at SMSDAC

Practice Schedule (Dive): 1/18 – 1/24

  • Monday, 1/18: NO SCHOOL – 7:30 – 9:30 am at SMSouth
  • Tuesday, 1/19: Meet: Olathe North
  • Wednesday, 1/20: 3:00 – 5:00 pm at SMSouth
  • Thursday, 1/21: Meet: Blue Valley Northwest
  • Friday, 1/22: 3:00 – 5:00 pm at SMSouth
  • Saturday, 1/23: 7:30 – 9:30 am at SMSDAC

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.