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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New team members, please note, this is different than the “team interest form” you filled out earlier.
Timers Needed: No experience needed. We ask that each family sign-up at least once.
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.
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!
What an incredible week! The Raiders were on fire this weekend in the pool, earning lots of State qualification and consideration times.
200 free: G. O’Connor 1st Place! C. Guthrie State Consideration, Cian Glennon State Consideration
50 free: J. Barreca State Qualification, L. Beach State Consideration, G. Hopkins State Consideration
50 fly: R. Owens State Qualification
100 free: G. O’Connor 1st Place! J. Barreca State Qualification, C. Guthrie State Consideration
100 back: L. Beach State Qualification
100 breast: K. Gellhaus State Consideration, L. Mayabb State Consideration
Congratulations to our 2022 State Team: J. Barreca, L. Beach, R. Owens, C. Guthrie, K. Gellhaus, G. Hopkins, G. O’Connor, C. Glennon, L. Mayabb
Year End Banquet: Feb. 23, 6:00 pm-
Sadly, this week marks the end of the season for JV swimmers and our dive team, but we still have the Year End Banquet to enjoy! SMS has given teams permission to have food again, so we will celebrate with dinner provided on Wednesday, February 23 at 6:00pm in the SMS Cafeteria. All family members invited to attend. Chick-fil-A will be catering. Cost is $10 per family member (Athlete’s dinner included in booster club dues) Please register today, deadline is 2/16/22.