2021 District Meet Update

No Spectators – Teams Only

This weekend’s District Meet at the SMAC includes the teams from all 5 Shawnee Mission high schools. Given the number of teams, no spectators will be allowed to attend. The meet will be streamed on NFHS network.

Divers

Divers need to be at the pool at 7:15am, warmups are from 7:30-9am. The dive competition will start at 9am.

Swimmers

Swimmers need to report at 10:30am, warmups are from 11-12. The meet starts at 12pm.

Weekly Schedule 04-12-21 – 04-18-21

Welcome Back

I hope everyone had a great Spring Break!

We will be practicing at SMS and SMDAC this week and have two meets: on Wednesday and Saturday. Some details for both meets are forthcoming. The meet against Olathe East originally scheduled for the 13th has been moved to the 20th.

Schedule (4/12/21 – 4/18/2021)

  • Monday – SMDAC- 3-5:30pm
  • Tuesday – SMS – 3-5:30pm
  • Wednesday – Meet vs Olathe North at SMDAC. Bus departs SMS at 1:45pm, athletes released from class at 1:30pm. Start time: 3:30pm. Parents may attend. Doors open at 3:15pm.
  • Thursday – SMS – 3-5:30pm
  • Friday – SMDAC – 3-5:30pm
  • Sat – District Meet at SMDAC – 12:00pm. (more details coming soon.)

Shutterfly Galleries Posted

Images from the first two meets have been posted to the team Shutterfly galleries. Check the team email for the password to access the galleries.

Bucket Hats and Spring Break Schedule

First Home Meet at the Aquatic Center (SMAC)

SMS hosts its first home meet of the season tomorrow at the District Aquatic Center. We are the late meet – beginning at 5:30pm. All athletes should be at the SMAC by 4:30. Each athlete may have two parents/guardians attend. Masks are required at all times. The meet will also be streamed on the NFS Network. (subscription required)

Remaining Bucket Hats Available for Purchase

If your swimmer didn’t get a bucket hat or you would like some extras for siblings or family, we will have a limited number of hats on hand and available for purchase at this Thursday’s swim meet at the SMAC. The hats are $15 (check or cash is fine). Laurie Riley will have the hats with her on Thursday. We hope to use some of the proceeds to help fund a catered picnic for the girls outside in April.

Spring Break Practice Schedule

Coach Berg will also have practices available on GroupMe if you are out-of-town but have access to a pool.

  • Saturday 4/3/2021 – NO PRACTICE
  • Monday 4/5/2021 – SMS – 8am-10am
  • Tuesday 4/6/2021 – SMS – 8am-10am
  • Wednesday 4/7/2021 – SMS – 8am-10am
  • Thursday 4/8/2021 – SMS – 8am-10am
  • Friday 4/9/2021 – NO PRACTICE
  • Saturday 4/10/2021 – NO PRACTICE

Team Galleries on Shutterfly

This year’s team gallery “Share Site” has been set up on Shutterfly. Watch the team emails for the password to access the galleries. Photos may be viewed and downloaded in high-rez. You may also create your own prints, photo books, and other items via Shutterfly.

Weekly Schedule 3-29-21 to 4-2-21

Schedule (3/29/21 – 4/2/2021)

In this week leading into Spring Break we have two meets, and SMAC has reopened so we’ll be practicing there Monday and Wednesday.

The Spring Break practice schedule is still being developed. We’ll provide more information later this week.

For the meet on Tuesday, Blue Valley, just today, updated their swim & dive spectator policies, thus the delay in the weekly email. Per their rules, prior to the start of the meet tomorrow, Coach Berg will provide BVNW a roster of participating athletes and each athlete may have one designated spectator.

Schedule Week of 3/29/2021 – 4/2/2021

  • Monday – SMAC – 3-5:30pm [there will be a bus from SMS available]
  • Tuesday – Meet vs BVNW @ Blue Valley Northwest HS – 3:30pm. Girls will be released from class at 2:15. Bus will depart from Lamar lot at 2:30. All athletes MUST ride the bus.
  • Wednesday – SMAC – 3-5:30pm
  • Thursday – Quad-Meet vs LHS, LFS, Turner @ SMAC – 5:30pm. Girls should arrive at SMAC at 4:30. Warm-ups will begin about 10 minutes after the conclusion of the early meet.
  • Friday – SMS – 7:30am-9:30am
  • Sat – No practice.

BV Girls Swim & Dive Rules (Tuesday’s Meet)

  • There is no spectator entry fee.
  • We will allow two spectators per participant for home events in Blue Valley and one spectator per participant for the visiting schools due to seating limitations in the district pools.
  • We are asking that spectators not enter the building until 15 minutes before the start of the meet.
  • Spectators must wear a mask at all times while in the building.
  • Spectators are expected to maintain six feet of social distance between themselves and other spectators at all times. This includes when seated in the bleachers.
  • No food or beverages will be allowed to be brought in and there will be no concessions. This is to ensure spectators keep their masks on at all times.

SM Aquatic Center Meet Rules (Thursday’s Meet)

  • Two parents/guardians spectators per participant may attend.
  • 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.
  • The meet will also be streamed on the NHFS Network.

Weekly Schedule 3-22-21 to 3-28-21

All Practices at SMS this week

The meet on Tuesday has been postponed and will be rescheduled due to the repairs at the Aquatic Center. All practices this week will be at SMS.

Schedule (3/22/21 – 3/28/2021)

  • Monday – SMS – 3-5:30pm
  • Tuesday – SMS – 3-5:30pm
  • Wednesday – SMS 3-5:30pm
  • Thursday – SMS – 3-5:30pm
  • Friday – SMS – 3-5:30pm
  • Sat – SMS – 7:30am-9:30am

Congratulations Seniors!

2021 SMS Girls Swim & Dive Seniors

Special thanks to Jane Buss for the work on the senior poster.