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Schedule & News: Week of 4/11/22

Weekly Highlights & Notes

We have a very busy week ahead:

Tuesday, 4/11 – Meet: SMS v Lawrence Free State, 3:10 pm.  Location: LFSHS-Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.

Girls attending the meet (Coach Berg is taking a limited number) will be released from school at 1:00 pm to load vans.  School transportation is provided to Lawrence Free State High School.  Dive portion of the meet will occur first, beginning at 3:10 pm.  Spectators will be allowed, no admission fee.  $2.00 for a meet program.   Swimmers/divers should bring their own snacks & water bottles.

Wednesday, 4/12 – Team Dinner: 5:30-6:30 pm. Location: Wiener Kitchen.  9645 W. 87th Street, Overland Park 66212.

Team dinner following practice.  Meal provided at the Derr’s restaurant by the Derr & Reed families.  Parents, please pick up at 6:30 pm.

Friday, 4/15 – No School: Practice 7:30 – 9:30 am SMS for swimmers

Saturday, 4/16 – Meet/SMSD:  Location: SMSDAC 9:00 am

Diving warm-ups will begin at 8:00 am, competition to begin at 9:00 am.

Swimming warm-ups will begin at approximately 10:00 am, competition to begin at approximately 11:30 am.

Practice Schedule (Swim): 4/11/22 

  • Monday, 4/11: 3:00 – 5:15 pm SMS
  • Tuesday, 4/12: Meet 3:10 pm LFSHS (SMS v Lawrence Free State)
  • Wednesday, 4/13: 3:00 – 5:30 pm SMSDAC (Team Dinner Following)
  • Thursday, 4/14: 3:00 – 5:15 pm SMS
  • Friday, 4/15: 7:30 – 9:30 am SMS (No School today)
  • Saturday, 4/16: Meet 9:00 am SMSDAC

Practice Schedule (Dive): 4/11/22

  • Monday, 4/11: 6:00 – 7:00 am SMS
  • Tuesday, 4/12: Meet 3:10 pm LFSHS (SMS v Lawrence Free State)
  • Wednesday, 4/13: 6:00 – 7:00 am SMS (Team Dinner 5:30 – 6:30 pm)
  • Thursday, 4/14: 5:15 – 6:30 pm SMS
  • Friday, 4/15: 5:15 – 6:30 pm SMS (No School Today)
  • Saturday, 4/16: Meet 9:00 am SMSDAC

Please Note: All times/locations are subject to change. Refer to the official Sunflower League Calendar for more information.

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

4/7 Senior Night: SMS v LHS v Turner

Heat Sheet: 

lhs_turner_sms girls 22

Highlights:

Special congratulations to our Senior class: Grace Rood, Josie Mayabb, Zakaiyah Gillom & Elliot Grotzinger Frerichs.

SMS took second place with a team score of 173!

1st place finishes include: 200 yard medley A relay (Schmierer Knust, Rood, Krussow, Wissel), T.  Krussow 50 yard freestyle, G. Schmierer Knust 100 yard backstroke, 200 yard freestyle relay (Rood, Krussow, Wissel, Schmierer Knust) & G. Rood 100 yard breaststroke.

2nd place finishes include: G. Schmierer Knust 200 yard freestyle, T. Krussow 100 yard butterfly, G. McCabe 100 yard backstroke, & 400 yard freestyle relay (Guthrie, Ohlde, Wasco, McCabe)

3rd place finishes include: 200 yard medley B relay, C. Guthrie 100 yard freestyle, C. Guthrie 200 yard freestyle, 200 yard freestyle B relay (Guthrie, Derr, Ohlde, Grotzinger), M. Wasco 100 yard backstroke.

 

Schedule & News: Week of 4/04/22

Weekly Highlights & Notes

olathe invite girls 2022 results

Congratulations to the Varsity team on their performance at the Olathe Invitational.  Many State Consideration times were achieved!  T. Krussow – 50 free and 100 back, as well as the 200 & 400 freestyle relay teams.  Way to go!

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

We have a very busy week ahead:

Tuesday, 4/5 – Meet: SMS v multiple teams, 3:30 pm.  Location: SMSDAC

Girls will be released from school at 1:30 pm and will need to get a ride to the SMSDAC.  School transportation is not provided.  If your swimmer/diver is unable to coordinate a ride, it is their responsibility to let Coach Berg know.  Swimmers/divers should bring their own snacks & water bottles.

Wednesday, 4/6 – Team Dinner: 5:30-6:30 pm. Location: Schmierer Knust Home.  4005 W. 100th Place, Overland Park 66207.

The girls will enjoy their first team dinner of the season following practice.  Parents, please pick up at 6:30 pm.  Meal provided by Schmierer Knust, Krussow & Fisher families.

Thursday, 4/7 – Meet/Senior Night:  SMS v Lawrence/Turner, 3:30 pm. Location: SMSDAC

Girls will be released from school at 1:30 pm and will need to get a ride to the SMSDAC.  School transportation is not provided.  If your swimmer/diver is unable to coordinate a ride, it is their responsibility to let Coach Berg know.  Swimmers/divers should bring their own snacks & water bottles.  Seniors will be recognized after the dive portion of the meet.

Practice Schedule (Swim): 4/04/22 

  • Monday, 4/4: 3:00 – 5:30 pm SMS
  • Tuesday, 4/5: Meet 3:30 pm SMSDAC (SMS v Multiple teams)
  • Wednesday, 4/6: 3:00 – 5:30 pm SMS (Team Dinner Following)
  • Thursday, 4/7: Meet/Senior Night 3:30 pm SMSDAC (SMS v Lawrence/Turner)
  • Friday, 4/8: 3:00 – 5:30 pm SMSDAC
  • Saturday, 4/9: Service Saturday

Practice Schedule (Dive): 4/04/22

  • Monday, 4/4: 5:30 – 6:30 pm SMS
  • Tuesday, 4/5: Meet 3:30 pm SMSDAC (SMS v Multiple Schools)
  • Wednesday, 4/6: 6:00 – 7:00 am SMS (Team Dinner 5:30 – 7:30 pm)
  • Thursday, 4/7: Meet/Senior Night 3:30 pm SMSDAC (SMS v Lawrence/Turner)
  • Friday, 4/8: 3:00 – 5:30 pm SMS
  • Saturday, 4/9: Service Saturday

 

Please Note: All times/locations are subject to change. Refer to the official Sunflower League Calendar for more information.

 

Schedule & News: Week of 3/28/22

Weekly Highlights & Notes

We have our first 2 meets of the season this week:

Tuesday, 3/29 SMS v BVNW & Mill Valley, 3:30 pm.  Location: SMSDAC

Girls will be released from school at 1:30 pm and will need to get a ride to the SMSDAC.  School transportation is not provided.  If your swimmer/diver is unable to coordinate a ride, it is their responsibility to let Coach Berg know.  Swimmers/divers should bring their own snacks & water bottles.

Saturday, 4/2 Varsity Olathe Invitational, 10:00 am.  Location: Summit Trail Middle School.

Coach Berg would like swimmers to arrive at 8:30 am.  Warmups are at 9:00 am.  Meet starts at 10:00 am.

Admission: $7.00 adults, $5.00 students/children.  Heat sheets $3.00. Cash only. (These amounts are based on last year’s prices and are subject to change)

School transportation is not provided.  Swimmers should bring their own snacks & water bottles.

Practice Schedule (Swim): 3/28/22 

  • Monday, 3/28: 3:00 – 5:30 pm SMS
  • Tuesday, 3/29: Meet 3:30 pm SMSDAC (SMS v BVNW/Mill Valley)
  • Wednesday, 3/30: 3:00 – 5:30 pm SMSDAC
  • Thursday, 3/31: 3:00 – 5:30 pm SMS
  • Friday, 4/1: 3:00 – 5:30 pm SMS
  • Saturday, 4/2: Meet 10:00 am Summit Trail Middle School (Olathe Invite)

Practice Schedule (Dive): 3/28/22

  • Monday, 3/28: 6:00 – 7:00 am SMS
  • Tuesday, 3/29: Meet 3:30 pm SMSDAC (SMS v BVNW/Mill Valley)
  • Wednesday, 3/30: 6:00 – 7:00 am SMS
  • Thursday, 3/31: 5:15 – 6:30 pm SMS
  • Friday, 4/1: 6:00 – 7:00 am SMS
  • Saturday, 4/2: 7:30 – 9:30 am SMS

 

Please Note: All times/locations are subject to change. Refer to the official Sunflower League Calendar for more information.

 

Join Us for the First Annual Raider Swim Clinic

Hosted by Coach Derek Berg & Members of the Boys and Girls Varsity Swim Teams

4/6 Update: Swim Clinic is now full. We look forward to seeing all registered swimmers 4/30! If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, email us at Contact – SMS Raider Swimming

The Shawnee Mission South swim teams are hosting the first annual swim clinic on April 30th from 9:30 – 11:00 am at the SMS pool. The clinic is open to students in grades 3rd – 8th who already know how to swim and want to learn improved techniques for warm-ups, strokes, starts and turns.

The cost is $25 and each attendee gets 1-1/2 hours of instruction, the opportunity to swim in fun relays, a Raiders swim t-shirt and a goodie bag.

All proceeds from the fundraiser go to the Shawnee Mission South Boys & Girls’ Swim and Dive Team Booster Club and directly benefit the team.

Space is limited.

Practice Schedule & News: Week of 3/21

Practice Schedule

Swimmers:  

Week of March 21st:

  • Monday, 3/21: 3:00 – 5:15 pm SMS
  • Tuesday, 3/22: 3:00 – 5:15 pm SMS
  • Wednesday, 3/23: 3:00 – 5:30 SMSDAC
  • Thursday, 3/24: 3:00 – 5:15 pm SMS
  • Friday, 3/25: 3:00 – 5:30 pm SMSDAC
  • Saturday, 3/26: 7:30 – 9:30 am SMSDAC

Divers: 

Week of March 21st:

  • Monday, 3/21: 6:00 – 7:00 am SMS
  • Tuesday, 3/22: 6:00 – 7:00 am SMS
  • Wednesday, 3/23: 6:00 – 7:00 am SMS
  • Thursday, 3/24: 5:15 – 6:30 pm SMS
  • Friday, 3/25: 5:15 – 6:30 pm SMS
  • Saturday, 3/26: 7:30 – 9:30 am SMSDAC

First Swim & Dive Meet: 3/29 SMSDAC

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

 

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

Practice Schedule

Swimmers:  

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

Divers: 

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 (signupgenius.com)

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

SMS Girls Swim & Dive 2022: Bagels – Saturday Practice (signupgenius.com)

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

SMS Girls Swim & Dive 2022: Mid-Week Meals (signupgenius.com)

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!