Swim & Dive Schedule: Week of 2/15

It’s time to get ready for STATE!

Here is this week’s practice schedule and information about the State Meet on Friday.

Practice Schedule (Swim & Dive): 2/15 – 2/19

  • Monday, 2/15: 11 – 1:30 pm at SMSouth (NO SCHOOL.)
  • Tuesday, 2/16: 3:00 – 5:00 pm at SMSouth (Canceled)
  • Wednesday, 2/17: 3:00 – 4:30 pm at SMSouth
  • Thursday, 2/18: 3:00 – 4:30 pm at SMSouth

Kansas 6A State Swim & Dive Meet Schedule (2/19)

The Kansas 6A State Swim & Dive Championship meet will be held at the SMSDAC on Friday, 2/19. No spectators are allowed, but it will be streamed on NFHS Network. You can also follow the meet on the MeetMobile app.

  • 8:30 am: Divers arrive.
  • 9 – 11 am: Diving Warm-Ups
  • 11:00 am: Diving Prelims & Semi-Finals
  • 1:30 pm: Swimmers arrive.
  • 2 – 2:30 pm: Shawnee Mission South Swim Warmups
  • 4:15 pm: Diving Finals begin followed by Swimming Timed Finals

(More details including State Heat Sheet and GroupMe Text for Parents – ’cause we got to find a way to cheer for all of our kids somehow – forthcoming.)

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.

2021 Boys State Swim & Dive T-Shirts Orders Due By February 16th @ Noon

 

PLEASE NOTE: There are two different orders for Boys State Swim & Dive Apparel.

2021 SMS Boys State Swim & Dive T-Shirts

The Booster Club ordered these shirts in advance so they could be printed and delivered before the State Meet. (Your son has already let Coach Berg know their size.) Unfortunately, due to the tight timeline, there will not be additional shirts available for purchase.

These shirts will be worn by the boys on Friday at the State Meet.

With that being said, the Booster Club does not have the funds available to cover the cost of all of the shirts.

Therefore we are asking you to pay “after the fact” for your son’s shirt. The cost is $16.56 (which includes the convenience fee).

2021 Kansas Boys State Swim & Dive Apparel

Due to COVID concerns, there will be NO Kansas State Swim Apparel sold at the meet.

However, they are allowing schools to “pre-order” apparel and it will be “delivered” to them on the day of the meet. You are able to purchase additional t-shirts for yourself or other family members with this order.

This means the Boosters we will need to place and pay for one order with KSHAA and that order is due on February 16th.

Here are the costs (these do not include the convenience fee):

  • Short-Sleeve T-Shirt (S – XL): $19
  • Long-Sleeve T-Shirt (S – XL): $26
  • Sweatshirts (S – XL): $34
  • Beach Towel (Maroon or Royal): $29

How To Reimburse the Boosters & Pay For State Swim & Dive Apparel

  1. –> Click HERE to go to the SMS Boys Team Store.
  2. Click “Select Options” under the 2021 Boys State T-Shirt.
  3. Pick a Shirt Size (it won’t matter because the shirts have already been ordered).
  4. Click “Add to Cart”.
  5. If you want Kansas Boys State Swim & Dive Apparel, scroll down and choose your item by clicking “Select Options” underneath the item.
  6. Choose size or color and add to cart.
  7. When you have finished adding all items to the cart (both the 2021 Boys State T-Shirt in order to reimburse the booster club and any Kansas State Apparel), click “View Cart”. It should be on the upper right-hand side.
  8. Review your cart and make any necessary changes and view your final total.
  9. Click “Proceed to Checkout”
  10. Fill out the checkout form, enter your credit card information, and click “Place Order”.

All orders and payment must be made by noon on February 16th to ensure your kiddo gets their merchandise. Thank you for supporting your kiddo!

This has been such an awesome season and the future is so bright for South Swim & Dive. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kelly Snyder at 913-579-9511.

Swim & Dive Schedule: Week of 2/8

It’s time to get ready for STATE!

Congratulations to this year’s Shawnee Mission South State Team. Due to COVID Protocols, they will be the only members practicing this week.

  • Owen Krussow (200 IM & 100 Breast)
  • Nathan Snyder (200 IM & 500 Free)
  • Tyler Welch (Dive)
  • Joe Barreca (50 Free & 100 Free)
  • Lucas Beach (100 Back)
  • Ryan Owens (50 Free & 100 Fly)
  • Carson Guthrie (200 Free & 100 Free)
  • Kyle Gellhaus (100 Breast)
  • Chris Petrella (200 Free & 100 Breast)
  • Grady O’Connor (200 Free & 100 Free)

In addition, the boys have qualified in the 200 Medley, 200 Free, and 400 Free Relays.

Practice Schedule (Swim): 2/8 – 2/13

  • Monday, 2/8: 3:00 – 5:30 pm at SMSouth (Change of location.)
  • Tuesday, 2/9: 3:00 – 5:00 pm at SMSouth
  • Wednesday, 2/10: 3:00 – 5:30 pm at SMSDAC
  • Thursday, 2/11: 3:00 – 5:00 pm at SMSouth
  • Friday, 2/12: 3:00 – 5:00 pm at SMSouth
  • Saturday, 2/13: 7:00 – 5:30 am at SMSDAC

Practice Schedule (Dive): 2/8 – 2/13

  • Monday, 2/8: 3:00 – 5:30 pm at SMSouth (Change of location.)
  • Tuesday, 2/9: 3:00 – 5:00 pm at SMSouth
  • Wednesday, 2/10: 3:00 – 5:30 pm at SMSDAC
  • Thursday, 2/11: 3:00 – 5:00 pm at SMSouth
  • Friday, 2/12: 3:00 – 5:00 pm at SMSouth
  • Saturday, 2/13: 7:00 – 5:30 am at SMSDAC

Save The Date: End of Season Meeting on 2/16

The “End of the Season + State Send Off Meeting” will be held for ALL SWIMMERS AND DIVERS on February 16th in the Black Box Theater from 5 – 6 pm on February 16th.

While parents will not be allowed at this meeting, it will be live-streamed for viewing. Links and agenda are forthcoming.

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: Sunflower League Finals

Meet Results – Sunflower League Finals

Location: SMSDAC

Meet Results: Sunflower League Finals – 2/6/21 (pdf)

Sunflower League RUNNER UPS! Way to go Raiders! An amazing team effort!

Sunflower League Medalists

Congratulations to Grady O’Connor for placing 1st in the 100 Free and 2nd in the 200 Free.

Congratulations to Owen Krussow for placing 2nd in the 100 Breast.

Congratulations to Nathan Snyder for placing 4th in the 200 IM and 8th in the 500 Free.

Congratulations to Tyler Welch for placing 5th in the 1 Meter Dive.

Congratulations to Lucas Beach for placing 8th in the 100 Backstroke.

Congratulations to Chris Petrella for placing 8th in the 100 Breaststroke.

Congratulations to the 200 Medley for placing 2nd, the 200 Free for placing 3rd, and the 400 Free for placing 5th.

New State Consideration

Congratulations to Kyle Gellhaus for making consideration in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:07.45.

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

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.