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Steak & Shake Breakfast

The team is going to gather for breakfast at Steak and Shake on Saturday the 26th at 10:00am before the Springfield Invite.  Thank you to the Stone family for providing the meal and organizing this gathering. Waffle_Breakfast.pdf

Congrats to Trey Parker who was featured on Kickapoo home page today

http://www.khqtoday.com/showcase/2013/09/16/kickapoo-dive-team/

Webb City Recap

Another exciting weekend of competition has passed for the boys this season. On Saturday morning the team headed down to Webb City to compete in the Red Bird Invitational hosted by the Webb City Cardinals. This meet always poses a unique set of challenges to the boys as the pool conditions are slightly less than typical. However, even though the weather outside was gloomy and dismal, inside the pool there was nothing but excitement and team spirit! Our boys were pumped up and ready to go and you could always find a loud cheering section at the end of the lanes! Overall, the boys finished a scant 40 points behind Webb City to place 2nd in the Invitational. Samuel Senn earned himself another State qualifying time in the 200 IM and several other swims came extremely close.

Samuel Senn, Andrew Smith, Andrew Workman, Noah Phillips placed 2nd in the 200 Medley Relay to kick the meet off to a solid start.
Cameron Cothern earned a 7th place finish in the 200 free.
Andrew Workman finished 6th and Noah Phillips finished 7th in the 200 IM.
In one of the most impressive swims of the night, Ben Marshall drops just under 10 SECONDS in his 50 free time to go from a 36.70 down to a 27.84 and snagged the 8th place finish spot.
Trey Parker made a splash early in the AM by placing 1st in diving, while Drew Stephens placed 5th.
Andrew Smith just missed his state cut in the 100 fly but flies right into the first place spot.
Andrew Workman earned his gold in the 100 free, while Jacob Scott dropped almost a second and earned the 7th place spot.
The 200 free relay of Matt McClelland, Nick Stone, Jacob Scott, and Noah Phillips snagged the 3rd place finishing spot.
Samuel Senn just misses his second state cut of the night with his swim in the 100 backstroke, but managed to finish in 2nd place; Matt McClelland finished 8th and Jacob Scott finished 9th in the event.
Andrew Smith earned a 3rd place finish in the 100 breast and Keaton Thomas took the 7th place spot.
The Chiefs then rounded up the night with an amazing swim that earned them 1st place in the 400 free relay. Together, Andrew Workman, Andrew Smith, Noah Phillips, and Samuel Senn dropped over a second to inch that much closer to the state qualifying time.

This week the boys will head off to two away meets. Thursday we head to Monet to compete in the Cubs’ first ever dual meet in their new facility. I am looking forward to taking our boys to this meet and allowing them to set an amazing example for this brand new swim program. Then on Saturday, we head to Kansas City to face a few teams there. The next few weeks are going to be intense as we prepare for the KC Classic in mid-October. Pete and I need the boys to be focused and ready to work during each and every practice. We have reached the mid-point of the season, but we have a lot left to do in the pool before November 15th. Thank you to all the parents for your continued support. Please continue to be there for your boys and always be pushing them to do their best inside the pool and out.

Ozarks Invitational recap

What a jam-packed, water logged weekend we have just wrapped up. Friday night marked the usual Friday Night Fights meet that is held each season before the Ozarks Invite. Right away our 200 Medley Relay gave us a fantastic swim; the boys (Samuel Senn, Andrew Smith, Andrew Workman, and Noah Phillips) placed 4th in the meet with a time of 1:47.29. That’s less than a second and a half away from the state qualifying time, folks! Always be encouraging your son to do the work necessary in the pool to get those times dropping! Next up was the 200 Free. Poor Noah Phillips jumped out of the water after anchoring the 200 Medley and right onto the block to swim his 200 free; what a trooper! Noah managed to pull of an 11th place finish while Ben Marshall placed 18th in the event.
Other notable swims for Friday night include Samuel “The Golden Boy” Senn earning a second place finish AND getting his state qualifying time in the 50 free with a time of 22.68!
- Nick Stone finished 8th in the 50 free with a 24.85.
- Andrew Smith showed off his skills in the 100 butterfly earning a 3rd place finish with a time of 56. 84.  Less than ½ a second from the SQT.
- Andrew Workman finished 5th in the 100 fly with a 58.38.
- Samuel Senn earns ANOTHER state qualifying time and 2nd place finish in the 100 free with a time of 49.94.
- Andrew Workman finishes 5th in the event with a time of 52.40.
- Kickapoo 200 Free Relay finishes 9th with a time of 1:45.46- SQT is 1:34.49
- Noah Phillips earns a 9th place finish in the 100 back with a 1:05.31 and Matthew McClelland earns the 14th place finish with a 1:13.58.
- Andrew Smith just misses the state qualifying time in the 100 breast, but lands a 2nd place finish with a time of 1:05.21. SQT is 1:04.49. Keaton Thomas earns a 14th place finish with a time of 1:17.01.
- Kickapoo 400 free relay earns a 3rd place finish with a time of 3:31.56- SQT is 3:28.99.
Even though we have a huge amount of fantastic swims Friday Night, they were really just the opening act for the main event. The Ozarks Invitational occurred on Saturday with swimming events kicking off around 1:00 pm. But before most of the swimming boys were probably even awake, diver Trey Parker was already making splashes in the pool.
Trey Parker earned himself the 5th place finishing spot as well as a state qualifying performance with a score of 316.05! Way to go, Trey!
Anxious and excited boys began arriving in their stylish, yellow board shorts eager to get in the water for warm-ups! After three sessions of warm-ups, the meet finally kicked off with the 200 Medley Relay. The relay of Noah Phillips, Andrew Smith, Samuel Senn, and Andrew Workman earned a 5th place finish out of 28 relay teams with a time of 1:47.79.
Other notable swims for the day include:
- Andrew Workman with a 5th place finish out of 56 swimmers in the 200 free with a time of 1:52.53- SQT is1:51.49.
- Andrew Smith with a 6th place finish out of 48 swimmers in the 200 IM with a time of 2:08.54 – SQT is 2:06.09.
- Keaton Thomas with a 38th place finish in the event with a time of 2:40.87.
- And Ben Marshall with a 43rd place finish with a time of 2:55.28.
- Samuel Senn has another state qualifying performance in the 50 free earning himself a 3rd place finish out of 67 swimmers with a time of 22.95.
- Nick Stone earns the 21st place spot with a time of 25.66.
- Matthew McClelland earns the 28th place spot with a time of 26.61.
- And freshmen Garrett Howard earns the 40th place spot with a time of 28.34.
- Christian Dixon and Nick Stone take the 30th and 31st finishing places, respectively, out of 43 swimmers in the 100 fly with times of 1:19.99 (Dixon) and 1:22.12 (Stone).
- Manny Estrada earned the 39th finishing spot in the event with a 1:39.74.
- Sam Senn has yet another state qualifying performance in the 100 free earning himself a 2nd place finish out of 65 swimmers with a time of 50.14.
- Jacob Scott earns the 29 finishing spot with a time of 1:00.51.
- While Keaton Thomas and Matt McClelland finish 32nd and 33rd, respectively, with times of 1:02.65 (Thomas) and 1:02.68 (McClelland).
- Andrew Workman puts on a state qualifying performance in the 500 free earning a 3rd place finish out of 45 swimmers with a time of 5:01.65.
- Wyatt Harness earns a 30th place finish with a time of 6:13.96.
- Kickapoo’s 200 free relay (Noah Phillips, Wyatt Harness, Jacob Scott, and Ben Marshall) earns a 10th place finish with a time of 1:44.20.
- Andrew Smith swims an impressive 1:05.27 earning him the 5th place finish in the 100 breast out of 56 swimmers.
- To cap off the day’s events, Kickapoo’s 400 free relay (Andrew Smith, Andrew Workman, Nick Stone, and Samuel Senn) earns a 6th place finish with a time of 3:36.11- SQT is 3:28.99.
Who’s Going to State:
Samuel Senn- 50 free (22.86) 100 free (49.94)
Andrew Workman – 500 free 5:01. 65
Once again, this meet provided Pete and I with some direction as we make our way through another week of practice. We had a lot of great swims between Friday and Saturday, but we still have a lot of improvement to make across the board. Parents- make sure your son is getting sleep, good and healthy food, his homework done, and lots of love. ☺ The amazing performances your boys make would not be possible without all the help and support they (and we) receive from each of you. And thank you for being there in the stands this weekend for what may have felt like 1,000 hours! And to the boys- congratulations on a fantastic weekend! Keep your season’s goals in your head AT ALL TIMES! Not just at the meets! Races are not won in the final second before you touch the wall; races are won during the last 100 of the 30 x 100 on the 1:10 set, races are won with each and every flip turn, races are won every time you push yourself just a little bit harder. Thank you for staying for the entire meet on Saturday and being at the ends of the lanes/ sides of the pool supporting one another. I am so blessed to have the chance to work with each of you and watch you grow as individuals and as a team!

All Relays- coaches recap

While Monday marked the unofficial end to the summer of 2013, Tuesday marked the official START to competition for the boys! All-Relays is always a bit chaotic, as it is the first meet for many of ours boys. But despite the confusion, the chlorine, and the crazed atmosphere, our boys managed to put on an excellent performance.

Our two divers kicked off the night with their flips, twists, and splashes. Due to the “all-relay” aspect of the meet, the boys were paired with divers from Central. Together the boys pulled off a 2nd place finish behind the diver relay from Webb City. Then, the slightly unusual 400 Medley Relay event led the swimming portion of the meet. The relay consisted of Noah Phillips (backstroke), Andrew Smith (breaststroke), Samuel Senn (butterfly), and Andrew Workman (freestyle). This relay also pulled off a 2nd place finish.

Other notable swims include:
2nd place 200 Backstroke Relay of Christian Dixon, Jacob Scott, Matt McClelland, and Noah Phillips
1st place 200 Butterfly Relay of Samuel Senn, Matt McClelland, Wyatt Harness, and Andrew Smith
3rd place 400 Free Relay of Noah Phillips, Ben Marshall, Andrew Workman, and Samuel Senn
1st place Breaststroke Relay of Matt McClelland, Wyatt Harness, Manny Estrada, and Andrew Smith

Overall, the All-Relay meet presented the coaches and the swimmers with many challenges, but also with many opportunities; opportunities to improve, opportunities to grow as athletes and as people, and opportunities to excel as a whole team, rather than simply a group of individuals.

As the coaches, who observed a lot of performances and interactions last night, we now have a much better idea of what still needs to be worked on as a team, as well as with each individual swimmer. But, more importantly, we now know where our strengths lie as we make our way through the rest of the season.

There is one thing that Pete and I can be sure of as we tackle the rest of the 2013 swim season, and that is the fact that we are lucky to be able to coach such an excellent group of young men. The incredible mix of multi-level talent, crazed personalities, and love for the sport make this team one of the best in the city. Pete and I look forward to fine tuning a few skills over the coming weeks, but also adding and creating memories that these boys will carry with them past their years as a Kickapoo chief.

Thank you for allowing us the time with your son. And thank you for being in the stands cheering right along with us!

Optional Clothing orders

 

Optional Clothing orders are due this Friday.  Please email or order to Annita or Beth (annitaphillips@acosta.com or southsideball@hotmail.com) The black shirts are available in white too.  Mark it on your order.

Advertising_Plus_order.pdf

Update

No practice tonight.  Friday’s (8/16) practice is from 4:00-5:30pm at Milwood. 
Letter writing folders or buyout money ($150) due Friday Aug 23rd.
Optional clothing orders due Friday Aug 23rd.

Coach’s Text messages

Please text 417-449-4013 with the message @kickap to receive reminders and updates from the coaches. You will not be able to respond to these text.  You will need to text the coaches directly for questions.

Mason Brown signs for William Jewell

2012 Boys Swim & Dive Season Comes to an End…

The following is a recap from Pete: 

Wow did time go fast.  It truly seems like just yesterday we were at Millwood swimming outside.  I am very proud to be the Kickapoo coach.  What an amazing group of young men.  With the way SWMO sat the middle of the week and having to prepare for State differently, I had a plan in mind and stuck to it but as is human nature you second guess what to do.  As prelims began we started off with the 200 medley relay with great swims from the boys.  then on to the 200 free where Workman swan his heart out but it was a fast year for the 200 as 1:47 was the 16th time.  Samuel swam great in the 50 free just missing top 16.  but he had redemption in the 100 free making top 16. Workman had another personal best in the 500 free making top 16 in the event.  The 200 free relay tied a season best with Trey having another outstanding relay anchor split.  We had had great swims in the 100 breast with Trey making top 16 and Andrew Smith a season best.  Taylor made top 16 in the 100 back with another life time best swim.  and the 400 free relay made top 16 with great swims.  Trey Upton going 49 in his 100 was a season high light.  There were so many great swims at State.  The boys had at least 90% best times and continued in finals where we swam strong.  The boys had a great season from start to finish and worked as hard as I have seen.  With this hard work came well deserved swims at both SWMO and State.  I look forward to the returning swimmers and thank an AMAZING group of seniors for an awesome year!

KHS Swim & Dive:
Thank you from Misty Brown:

Thank you for a great season!  I hope that everyone that was able to come to the banquet got plenty to eat and had a great time.  Carlos Estrada put together a wonderful video that was a great recap of the season.  I will let you know when we have copies available of the video.  They will be in the school office for the boys to pick up.  I will also have the end of season team gift in the office for any that did not receive theirs at the banquet.

For any boys interested in continuing to swim in the off season, there are club teams at Missouri State and Drury (Springfield Aquatics).  We have boys that are involved in both programs so if you have any questions they would be happy to help or just send me an email message.  There are also links to both programs on the team website under the “links” button.

State Team 2012

Kickapoo Narrowly missed SWMO title!!!

The following is a meet recap from Pete:

What an amazing week for Kickapoo swimming!  As we started SWMO a lot of the guys were feeling a little under the weather.  But you would not know it by the way they swam.  We started off a little slow but then the ball really started to roll.  We had good swims across the board to put us in a place where we could finish the season with the SWMO title.  As we went into Thursday night I knew it was going to be tight but didn’t realize how close it would be.  The guys stepped it up another notch and had huge swims.  The 200 free we had season and life time bests out of Noah, Samuel and Andrew W (wow what a swim!!!).  We kept up the pace in the 200 IM with Andrew S. and Trey.  The 50 free was another strong event with good finishes by all.  The 100 free was led by Taylor with a victory.  Mason Brown was our lone survivor for the 100 fly.  The 200 free relay did a great job with all the members really stepping up when we needed it.  Then you had Noah S. go 5:25 in the 500 with a huge move up for us and followed by Wyatt and Andrew in the final heat.  Andrew Workman pulled off a huge upset with a light’s out swim in the 500!!!!!  T. Strong and Noah P. in the back and big swims by Trey and Andrew in the 100 breaststroke.  Then the moment…….  The 400 free relay, we put up an amazing time but just missed it.  Glendale swam well and touched us out.  I take the runner up spot with great pride.  I could not have asked the boys to do anything different.  They swam their hearts out!!!!!!!!  I am PROUD to be Kickapoo’s coach.  What an amazing group of men and athletes……….  LET’S GET READY FOR STATE!!!!!!!!!!!!

SWMO Championship Meet

SWMO Championship Meet Information

The swimmers are released from school at noon Tuesday and divers are released at noon on Wednesday.  The warm-up schedule for this week is as follows:

The swimmers are released from school at noon Tuesday and divers are released at noon on Wednesday.  The warm-up schedule for this week is as follows:

Warm up times for Tuesday October 30, 2012

Warm-up session 1 3:00 to 3:35;
1-3 Kickapoo and Nixa
4-6 Glendale and Ozark

Warm-up session 2 3:35 to 4:10;
1-3 Parkview and Seymour/Hillcrest and Marshfield
4-6 Central and Rogersville

Warm-up session 3 4:10 to 4:45;
1-2 Carthage/Nevada
3-4 Joplin/ Lamar
5-6 Webb City

4:45 to 4:55 one way sprints lanes 1-3 and Relay exchange 4-6

Diving warm-ups on Wednesday will be an open warm up from 3:30 to 4:55

Thursday swimming warm-ups will follow Tuesdays time schedule

*Remember to bring any items that you signed up for to the pool tonight or during warm-ups tomorrow.  Desserts can be brought each day.  I have attached an updated list.  Let me know if I have missed someone.  We still need help with selling t-shirts Wednesday and taking care of the hospitality room for the coaches and officials.

KC Meet Recap from Pete:

TO: Swimmers and Parents,

What a great week of practice.  The boys were focused and worked hard during the week.  We rested a little but still put in a lot of yards.  We traveled to KC where we bettered our state qualifying times in the 200 medley relay and the 400 free relay and Taylor Strong had a life time best in the 100 back stroke after being out for about two weeks.  Additionally Andrew Workman bettered his state time.  We also have new individual qualifiers, Andrew Smith in the 100 breaststroke and the 200 IM and Trey Upton in the 100 Breaststroke.  All the boys stepped up and swam big.  It was a fast meet and we swam very very well.  As we come into the final month of the season we need to focus on rest and good nutrition.  We will continue to swim hard over the next couple of weeks and then begin to taper.  Be proud of how well the boys swam.  Pete

Once Again:  Boys Win Burrito Eating Contest!

Congrats to Paul, Andrew Workman and Samuel for defending the boy’s title in the burrito eating contest last night at Qdoba!  Thanks to everyone that came out to support the team.

Below is the meet recap sent by Pete:

It is time to get back on track.  We are swimming with a little lack of focus.  The boys have been working very hard in practice and it is that tough time of the year.  As a result, last night’s meet was not our best.  We focused on some of the details for our races but overall during the races you can see how tired they are.  It is very important we get ready for Kansas City and the boys get rest.  We are less than a week off the late practices which has left all of us very tired, by the time we hit KC we will be rested and ready to swim.  We will swim hard today, Monday and Tuesday.  I look to Wednesday and Thursday to prepare for Kansas City.  The boys need to get rest over the coming weeks to prepare for the remainder of the season.  It is important they make every practice.  If they cannot make practice please text me. I understand there are many conflicts, but I need to know why they are not there. If I do not receive a text or call they will not be able to swim the next meet.  I will have info for KC and it will be out to everyone by Monday.  Please make sure the boys are getting rest and good food to keep them going.  We have great opportunities to race with the remaining meets. 

Thanks,

Pete
Please note:  All practices are at the natatorium unless otherwise told.

Splash Out Cancer Raised over $6600

Thanks to everyone that helped make our Splashing Out Cancer weekend a success!  It is not every day that our swimmers get to race an Olympian!  Because of the great support from the families and teams involved, we were able to raise $6,688.00 to help the Estrada family! 

Letter from The Estrada Family
Dear Swim Families,

Thank you to everyone that participated in organizing the Splashing Out Cancer event this past weekend. We realize that it took a great deal of time from various people behind the scenes. We had no idea the event was in support of our family until the previous week. We were so surprised and wanted each of you to know how much we appreciated your dedication and all of your hard work. Our family is truly grateful!

Amanda & Carlos Estrada

Splash Out Cancer Weekend is Here!!!

Splashing Out Cancer Clinic, Dinner and Swim Meet Updates.  Here is how the weekend events will happen:

Friday afternoon (Sept 21) 3:30-5:30Swim Clinic at the natatorium with Matt Grevers and Annie Chandler.  Participating teams:  Kickapoo, Glendale and MICDS.
Friday evening Dinner and Auction at Drury with Matt and Annie at 6:00.  The boys meals will be provided.  Tickets for families or friends $20.00 – see attached flyer.  This dinner has been opened up to additional area teams so if you have an interest in attending you must contact Diane Allphin!  There is a limit to the number of tickets that will be sold so Kickapoo families don’t delay.  The auction will take place before and during the meal with many baskets and signed memorabilia from Olympians.  All of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Marcelo Estrada family.

Saturday (Sept 22) Swim & Dive Meet with diving beginning at 9:00 (warm ups at 8:00) and swimming immediately following the diving.  The entire meet should be over by around noon. 

This is the second year that these 3 teams have hosted this great event.  Last year we were in St. Louis and over $2,000.00 was raised for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Eric Shanteau was our clinic and dinner host last year and I know that they boys really enjoyed their time with him.  He was even present at the meet to hand out the medals.  Please contact Misty Brown “with any questions about the weekend. 
Invitation is attached:
Splash_Out_Cancer_2012_Dinner_Invitation.pdf

Recap All-City

Pete sent this additional recap about the All City meet Friday night:

As I look at the results from Friday I am so proud of the boys. In every event we had great swims. To start off we went our best time of the season in the 200 medley relay with a 1:44.80. Noah Scott had a season best 2:01.78 in the 200 free. Had a huge swim from Wyatt in the 200 IM placing 5 with a 2:23.18.  Sam Senn was second in the 50 free.  Our divers did great finishing 5, 6 and 7th. Workman was third in the 500 free. Jacob Scott, Nick Stone, Noah Phillips and Mason Brown had great swims in the 100 fly all scoring points with Mason fourth.  Winning the 200 free relay was a nice bonus on the evening. A strong swim by Taylor in the 100 back and great swims across the board in the 100 breast by Andrew, Trey, Wyatt and Cory.  To have it all come down to the 400 free relay was an awesome conclusion and for a moment I thought it was ours.  Be so proud of the boys. We did not rest for this meet as others did.  As tired as they were they swam amazing. 

As the reality of the recent plane crash and the loss of a lifelong friend and his three amazing kids and a family friend who too was a friend of mine, I can only say don’t miss a moment with your kids. These boys are an amazing group.

Ozarks Invitational recap

What a jam-packed, water logged weekend we have just wrapped up. Friday night marked the usual Friday Night Fights meet that is held each season before the Ozarks Invite. Right away our 200 Medley Relay gave us a fantastic swim; the boys (Samuel Senn, Andrew Smith, Andrew Workman, and Noah Phillips) placed 4th in the meet with a time of 1:47.29. That’s less than a second and a half away from the state qualifying time, folks! Always be encouraging your son to do the work necessary in the pool to get those times dropping! Next up was the 200 Free. Poor Noah Phillips jumped out of the water after anchoring the 200 Medley and right onto the block to swim his 200 free; what a trooper! Noah managed to pull of an 11th place finish while Ben Marshall placed 18th in the event.
Other notable swims for Friday night include Samuel “The Golden Boy” Senn earning a second place finish AND getting his state qualifying time in the 50 free with a time of 22.68!
- Nick Stone finished 8th in the 50 free with a 24.85.
- Andrew Smith showed off his skills in the 100 butterfly earning a 3rd place finish with a time of 56. 84.  Less than ½ a second from the SQT.
- Andrew Workman finished 5th in the 100 fly with a 58.38.
- Samuel Senn earns ANOTHER state qualifying time and 2nd place finish in the 100 free with a time of 49.94.
- Andrew Workman finishes 5th in the event with a time of 52.40.
- Kickapoo 200 Free Relay finishes 9th with a time of 1:45.46- SQT is 1:34.49
- Noah Phillips earns a 9th place finish in the 100 back with a 1:05.31 and Matthew McClelland earns the 14th place finish with a 1:13.58.
- Andrew Smith just misses the state qualifying time in the 100 breast, but lands a 2nd place finish with a time of 1:05.21. SQT is 1:04.49. Keaton Thomas earns a 14th place finish with a time of 1:17.01.
- Kickapoo 400 free relay earns a 3rd place finish with a time of 3:31.56- SQT is 3:28.99.
Even though we have a huge amount of fantastic swims Friday Night, they were really just the opening act for the main event. The Ozarks Invitational occurred on Saturday with swimming events kicking off around 1:00 pm. But before most of the swimming boys were probably even awake, diver Trey Parker was already making splashes in the pool.
Trey Parker earned himself the 5th place finishing spot as well as a state qualifying performance with a score of 316.05! Way to go, Trey!
Anxious and excited boys began arriving in their stylish, yellow board shorts eager to get in the water for warm-ups! After three sessions of warm-ups, the meet finally kicked off with the 200 Medley Relay. The relay of Noah Phillips, Andrew Smith, Samuel Senn, and Andrew Workman earned a 5th place finish out of 28 relay teams with a time of 1:47.79.
Other notable swims for the day include:
- Andrew Workman with a 5th place finish out of 56 swimmers in the 200 free with a time of 1:52.53- SQT is1:51.49.
- Andrew Smith with a 6th place finish out of 48 swimmers in the 200 IM with a time of 2:08.54 – SQT is 2:06.09.
- Keaton Thomas with a 38th place finish in the event with a time of 2:40.87.
- And Ben Marshall with a 43rd place finish with a time of 2:55.28.
- Samuel Senn has another state qualifying performance in the 50 free earning himself a 3rd place finish out of 67 swimmers with a time of 22.95.
- Nick Stone earns the 21st place spot with a time of 25.66.
- Matthew McClelland earns the 28th place spot with a time of 26.61.
- And freshmen Garrett Howard earns the 40th place spot with a time of 28.34.
- Christian Dixon and Nick Stone take the 30th and 31st finishing places, respectively, out of 43 swimmers in the 100 fly with times of 1:19.99 (Dixon) and 1:22.12 (Stone).
- Manny Estrada earned the 39th finishing spot in the event with a 1:39.74.
- Sam Senn has yet another state qualifying performance in the 100 free earning himself a 2nd place finish out of 65 swimmers with a time of 50.14.
- Jacob Scott earns the 29 finishing spot with a time of 1:00.51.
- While Keaton Thomas and Matt McClelland finish 32nd and 33rd, respectively, with times of 1:02.65 (Thomas) and 1:02.68 (McClelland).
- Andrew Workman puts on a state qualifying performance in the 500 free earning a 3rd place finish out of 45 swimmers with a time of 5:01.65.
- Wyatt Harness earns a 30th place finish with a time of 6:13.96.
- Kickapoo’s 200 free relay (Noah Phillips, Wyatt Harness, Jacob Scott, and Ben Marshall) earns a 10th place finish with a time of 1:44.20.
- Andrew Smith swims an impressive 1:05.27 earning him the 5th place finish in the 100 breast out of 56 swimmers.
- To cap off the day’s events, Kickapoo’s 400 free relay (Andrew Smith, Andrew Workman, Nick Stone, and Samuel Senn) earns a 6th place finish with a time of 3:36.11- SQT is 3:28.99.
Who’s Going to State:
Samuel Senn- 50 free (22.86) 100 free (49.94)
Andrew Workman – 500 free 5:01. 65
Once again, this meet provided Pete and I with some direction as we make our way through another week of practice. We had a lot of great swims between Friday and Saturday, but we still have a lot of improvement to make across the board. Parents- make sure your son is getting sleep, good and healthy food, his homework done, and lots of love. ☺ The amazing performances your boys make would not be possible without all the help and support they (and we) receive from each of you. And thank you for being there in the stands this weekend for what may have felt like 1,000 hours! And to the boys- congratulations on a fantastic weekend! Keep your season’s goals in your head AT ALL TIMES! Not just at the meets! Races are not won in the final second before you touch the wall; races are won during the last 100 of the 30 x 100 on the 1:10 set, races are won with each and every flip turn, races are won every time you push yourself just a little bit harder. Thank you for staying for the entire meet on Saturday and being at the ends of the lanes/ sides of the pool supporting one another. I am so blessed to have the chance to work with each of you and watch you grow as individuals and as a team!
Coming up this week:

Note from Coach:

My intention was to send out a note Saturday morning to tell you how amazing Friday night was. I am so proud of the boys and how they performed.  With every swim I saw confidence build. I wish I could recap the entire meet swim by swim. But I woke Saturday to the loss of 5 amazing souls. Please keep the Lambert and Melton families in your prayers.  As of right now, practice for the week will be as scheduled.  I will be at the pool tomorrow morning at 5:30.  I will follow up tomorrow with a recap and more info on this week.

Pete

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Splashing Out Cancer Weekend!!!

Next weekend is our Splashing Out Cancer Clinic, Dinner and Swim Meet.  Here is how the weekend events will happen:

Friday afternoon (Sept 21) Swim Clinic at the natatorium with Matt Grevers and Annie Chandler.  Participating teams:  Kickapoo, Glendale and MICDS.
Friday evening Dinner and Auction at Drury with Matt and Annie at 6:00.  The boys meals will be provided.  Tickets for families or friends $20.00 – see attached flyer.  This dinner has been opened up to additional area teams so if you have an interest in attending you must respond by this Friday the 14th to Diane Allphin!  There is a limit to the number of tickets that will be sold so Kickapoo families don’t delay.  The auction will take place before and during the meal with many baskets and signed memorabilia from Olympians.  All of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Marcelo Estrada family

Saturday (Sept 22) Swim & Dive Meet with diving beginning at 10:00 (warm ups at 9:00) and swimming immediately following the diving.  The entire meet should be over by around 1:00. 

This is the second year that these 3 teams have hosted this great event.  Last year we were in St. Louis and over $2,000.00 was raised for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Eric Shanteau was our clinic and dinner host last year and I know that they boys really enjoyed their time with him.  He was even present at the meet to hand out the medals.  Please contact Misty Brown “with any questions about the weekend. 

Please rsvp by Friday, September 14th, invitation is attached:
Splash_Out_Cancer_2012_Dinner_Invitation.pdf

Coach Proud of Boys!!!

From Pete:

I would like to thank all of you for your patience as I learn more and more, all of the things that go along with the Head Coach job (none of it coaching).  I could not be prouder of the boys in both their performance at practice and their competitive nature in the meets.  We have three individual state qualifiers: Samuel Senn 100 Free, Andrew Workman 500 Free and Taylor Strong in the 100 back Stroke.  Additionally we have qualified all three relays with ease.  Other notable swims come from Andrew Smith who at the Lee Summit meet was less than a half second from his state cut in the 100 breast stroke.  Trey Upton, Paul Yutesler and Mason brown are also swimming strong and I fully expect additional individual state cuts this weekend.  The boys have really stepped it up this year and are working hard.  You should be proud as parents and to the swimmers you make it fun to coach as you step up and get it done.  I look to this weekend with Excitement as it is our first big meet with teams from all over the State.  I look for big things from the boys…..  Again thank you to all of you for the support I have received.

2012 Season Starts off Strong!!!

The boys achieved State Cuts in 2 of the 3 qualifiying relay races at the 1st meet of the season.  200 Free (Taylor Strong, Trey Upton, Mason Brown, Samuel Senn) & 200 Medley (Taylor Strong, Andrew Smith, Mason Brown, Samuel Senn).  The boys raced again in Lee’s Summit and 3 more state cuts were achieved! Samuel Senn, the 100 free, Andrew Workman, the 500 free and the 400 Free Relay (Samuel Senn, Andrew Smith, Taylor Strong, Trey Upton) It looks like we are all in for a fun and fast season!

Kickapoo Swim & Dive All Relay Information

Dear Kickapoo Swim & Dive Parents & Swimmers,

For those of you who have not attended a high school meet and for those of you who have forgot.... The boys need to be at the pool tomorrow 8-28-2012 for the all relay meet at 3:15 p.m. And ready for warm up at 3:30. There will be food and snacks provided for the boys by the booster club.  This is an all relay format.  There are normally only three relays during a regular meet.  Once the meet starts the divers will go first.  Upon conclusion of the diving the swimming will begin.  I have forwarded the heat sheet so you can see the order of events.  The boys enjoy this meet as it is the kick off to the season and the relays are meant to be fun and competitive.  It will give us a good look at where we are.  I would like to thank all of you for your continued patients as I figure all of this out.

For the divers and swimmers no one leaves till the meet is complete or a parent during a break has spoken to myself or Jackie. The athletes are expected to be on the deck and not in the stands.

Thank you,

Pete Hill
All_Relays_Heat_Sheet.pdf

Let’s Get 2012 Season Started!

KHS Swim & Dive:

1.  It is time to get started with the fall season of Kickapoo Swimming!
2.  Practices start next Monday morning at the Millwood San Poppi Pool from 7:00 – 9:00am.  Evening practices will be at the natatorium from 3:30 – 6:00pm.  If you have a copy of the August practice schedule please note that the evening practice times are actually 2 ½ hours to allow for 30 minutes of dry land training.  Pool time will be from 3:30-5:30 and dry land training from 5:30 – 6:00pm.  When the team switches to the 5:30 – 7:30pm practice time the dry land training will be at the beginning of practice at 5:00.  Let me know if you need directions to either location. 
3.  Make sure that sports physicals have been completed and turned in either to the school office or the coaches at practice on Monday. 
4.  Please mark Tuesday August 14th 7:00 on your calendar.  There is a MANDATORY Fall Sports meeting at the school at 7:00.  All athletes and at least one parent are required to attend.  Pete is trying to get the practice schedule changed that day to the earlier time so that the boys are able to attend the meeting with their parents. 
5.  The boys are required to have a snorkel for practices.  I will have the snorkels that were ordered at the parent meeting at the pool next week.  If you didn’t get one ordered just let me know so I can have extras available next week.  The cost is $25.00. 
6.  If you would still like to contribute to the gift card that the team is giving to Jason please let me know.  We would like to present the gifts next week.  Anita Phillips needs any items that you would like to put in the memory book this week!  The t-shirt will be printed for Jason but I still need to know what phrase the boys would like for the back where they signed their names ASAP! If you didn’t get to sign the back of the shirt send a message to Mason and he can help get the shirt to you. 
7.  Fundraising packets are due next week.  A drop box will be placed at the pool. 

I guess that is it for now!

Thanks,

Misty Brown

We have a Coach!

Re-Printed from Springfield Public Schools Website:
KHS names new swim coach

July 26, 2012

Kickapoo High School’s boys and girls swim team will be led by Pete Hill in 2012-2013. After serving as KHS assistant swim coach for the past five years, he will replace head coach Jason Hite, who has accepted a coaching position at Drury University.

Hill began his swimming career as a child in Wisconsin, distinguishing himself in high school by earning All-State status in the breaststroke. He joined Drury University’s swim team and qualified for nationals in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke.

After college, Hill moved to Kansas City and coached the Northland United swim club for five years before becoming assistant swim coach at KHS.

Team Meeting

KHS Swim & Dive Team:

Fall practices will be starting soon so it is time to get together for our annual parent meeting.  Mark your calendars for Wednesday July 25th at 6:00.  We will meet at River Cut Golf Course Pool/Club House at 6:00 for the meeting and then the girls team will arrive at 7:30 for the team social.  The Booster Clubs will provide pizza for the girls and boys team.  More information will follow about drinks, snacks and desserts for the parents to bring. 

6:00 – 7:30 Boys and parents meet
7:30 – 9:30 Girls team arrives for pizza and pool party with boys team

Bring your checkbooks with you to the meeting so that we can take care of Booster Club fees and clothing orders. 

Thanks,

Misty Brown

Good News & Bad News

From Jason, July 5th Team Meeting:

Swimmers, Divers & families,

The team meeting I called tonight was to let everyone know that I am resigning my position as coach of the Kickapoo swim & dive teams. I will continue to coach the morning workouts during the month of July at Millwood. I will also help the new coach as much as I can.

I have accepted a position at Drury University as the assistant coach of the college team. The position came open and it has always been a career goal of mine to coach at Drury. I feel like I am chasing my dream and I hope that all of you have the opportunity to do the same in your lifetime. My family felt like this was the right time to make the move.

Changes are always difficult in some way or another, but I truly believe that if you are open to making new connections with the new coach and you allow yourself to be coachable with them as you were with me, you will achieve everything you want and more.

I have many great memories as the coach of the team. I know you girls will continue to make progress and represent Kickapoo High School to the best of your abilities.

I do not know who the coach will be this season, but I am hopeful the transition will be smooth. If I find out any information, I will share it with you.

I wish you all the best and will stay in touch throughout the season.

Thanks,

Jason

2012 SUMMER SWIM SCHEDULE

KHS SWIMMERS, Coach Hite has prepared his calendar of SUMMER WORKOUT OPPORTUNITIES!!!

Summer_Swim_Workouts_2012.pdf

Workouts will be held at the Millwood Pool.  Directions are as follows:  Take 65 HWY South to the Evans Road Exit, 1st exit south of James River Freeway, go East on Evans Road to stop sign.  Go straight into Millwood, go down the big hill, watching carefully at all times for golf carts that cross the road, go up the big hill, still watching for the golf carts, past the two towers.  1 tower is leaning & covered with
ivy, the pool is just past the towers on the right.

STATE MEET RE-CAP

G-Bo, Senn & T-Strong all earn individual All - State honors

State was an adventurous weekend with a very rough start, but the boys bounced back well and we had some great performances.  Our 200 Medley went into the meet seeded 1st, but an early exchange was called and well, there isn’t much else to say.  I was a bit worried because it took some wind out of our sails, but we didnt have anyone in the 200 Free or 200 IM so it gave us a chance to re-group, collect ourselves, and get ready for the rest of prelims.  Whitey rocked out a lifetime best in the 50 free, followed by solid swims by AJ, Mason Brown and Daniel Senn in the fly.  Senn made top 16 and finished 10th overall with a lifetime best.  He was also the fastest flyer out of Springfield - not a big surprise, but he hadn’t won the fly event all season long when a certain guy from Glendale was swimming it.  Garrett then followed with a great swim in the 100 to give him a consolation swim in finals.  Andrew Workman dropped another few tenths in the 500 free and had a great experience at the meet.  The 200 Free Relay qualified bottom 8.  I think the guys were a little tentative on the exchanges after the Medley Relay mishap, but they did well.  The backstokes went well.  T-Strong qualified 16th by .07 to make his first State consolation final.  He placed 15th overall in the event.  Garrett placed 4th overall.  A great job for a kid who just learned to swim 3 years ago and never really was much more than a 3 month high school swimmer.  The breaststrokes went well, all 3 guys stayed under the State cut.  The 400 Free Relay matched our season best time without our fastest guy on it.  Daniel, Mason Brown, Taylor Strong and Whitey went a 3:23 and almost made it back for Finals.  Scott Brand, our lone diver did a great job, he had his best five dives of the season and finished 22nd overall.  Our team finish was 23rd, but if you add the 30 points from the Medley it put us up at 11th place.  I can find a couple other points in there too to put us in the top 10 which is where we like to be at this meet.  It doesn’t always go your way, but the guys showed their resolve and had a great last meet of the season.  I was very proud of the job they did.  I think next year we will be right back in the hunt in the Medley and we will have several of the younger guys step up to score individual points.

SWMO CHAMPS!

SOUTHWEST MISSOURI SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONS!!!

The boys did it!!!  They had a total team performance and won the meet by 3 points.  This is our first SWMO title since 2008.  It was a crazy 2 days that saw 6, yes 6, new guys qualify for State.  We had 3 relays go crazy and move way up in the State rankings (directathletics.com) and we even won a couple of events too.  I don’t even know where to start to re-cap this, but lets just go event by event.  Our 200 Medley Relays were great - both A & B.  Great splits from all 8 guys.  Our B relay had the 4th fastest times overall, but we are only allowed to have 1 relay in finals.  The A Medley (Garrett, Trey, Daniel, Whitey) easily won the event and are now ranked #1 going into State with a time of 1:39.32.  I was going to be happy with a 1:41 to be honest.  The 200 free didn’t disappoint either.  Andrew Workman, Tuna and Noah all scored points and went best times.  Noah Phillips also went a best and placed top 18.  Wyatt Harness would have been top 18 with his 2:05, but we are only allowed 4 guys to score in the event.  The 200 IM’ers did well - Daniel, Andrew S., and Trey placed 4 - 5 - 6 respectively with great times.  Yutes added an 8th place finish with a 7 second best time.  The 50 freestylers all rocked.  Andrew Carson dropped 4 seconds to start us off and everyone else followed with great drops.  Corey, Nick, Matt, Garrett, Whitey, Kling, Mason B all went best times.  Garrett placed 3rd and Whitey 5th and both made State cuts.  Mason B placed 9th and Kling placed 11th overall.  Scott Brand had a solid diving performance and did a great job offsetting Glendales 3 divers by placing 5th.  The butterfly event was another incredible event for us.  AJ Stangeland got things rolling with 4 second drop and a State cut - his first ever.  Mason Brown followed up with a State cut of his own.  Celo saved his heroics for finals dropping 4 seconds.  Daniel had the 3rd fastest time in finals overall and moved up in the State rankings.  Taylor Strong placed 6th in the 100 free, Mason White was 7th with a best, Noah Scott was 8th with a best and Nick Stone was 16th with a 4 second drop.  We also had some guys go under a minute for the first time ever - Wyatt, Corey and Taylor Wilson.  The excitement continued in the 500 free with our 4 guys dropping a total of 50 seconds.  The big news here was Andrew Workman making the State cut by 1/2 a second and winning the event along the way.  Tuna placed 3rd with a 7 second best and Kling dropped 17 to claim 4th.  Noah Phillips placed 9th with a 13 second drop.  Big points for us in that event.  Up next was the 200 free relay - we went into finals ranked 3rd and really needed to move up and get 2nd and that is just what we did.  Senn, Trey, Mason B. and Whitey went a season best and moved up to 2nd place in the event.  The 100 back was another big event for us.  We knew Glendale would outscore us but we had to try to hold our spots or move up.  We did hold our spots, but Glendale moved up in the points.  Garrett challenged for the win and went a season best and Taylor held 3rd with another best time.  Celo dropped 3 seconds and placed 12th overall.  Matt Mac dropped 3 seconds and placed 16th overall.  At this point if everyone stayed in the same spots for us and Glendale the meet would end up in a tie.  The breast proved to be big.  I will start with prelims.  I am not sure if I remember who got it first, but Trey and Andrew both made their State cuts and AJ just barely missed his.  Yutes went a best and snuck (is that a word?) into the top 12 by less than a second (and it was a 4 second best time by him).  Yutes making finals proved to be very big.  Glendale only had 1 guy in the event and he held his spot in the B final.  Yutes moved up 1 spot and placed 11th overall.  Now we had the advantage. Trey, Andrew and AJ followed with 3,5,6 place finishes.  Manny also had a 4 second drop in his breast swim and Taylor Wilson equalled his season best.  We now had a 9 point lead going into the last relay.  As long as we held our spot, we would win the meet.  Our relay exchanges were not the fastest, but we dropped 5 seconds and moved up a spot to 2nd place in the relay.  More importantly, we locked up the win in the meet and our first SWMO Championship since 2008. 

And just to add a little cherry to the top of all of it, AJ decided to drop over a second and make his 2nd State cut - this time in the 100 breast during the Last Chance Meet.

We couldnt be more proud of the job the boys did, especially considering where we were just a week or so before.  It was great to see all of the parents cheering in the stands.  A big thank you to the girls team and parents who showed up to support and the alumni parents (O’Dell, McFall, Waggoner and Maurers) who showed in their gold & brown.  It was a fun meet to be a part of.  We have one more week and more to accomplish. 

The following guys qualified for State this weekend
AJ Stangeland - 100 Fly & 100 Breast
Mason Brown - 100 Fly
Mason White - 50 Free
Andrew Workman - 500 Free
Trey Upton - 100 Breast
Andrew Smith - 100 Breast

That goes along with the guys who had their cuts going into the weekend
Garrett Estebo - 50 Free, 100 Free, 100 Back
Scott Brand - Diving
Daniel Senn - 100 Fly
Taylor Strong - 100 Back

And of course all 3 of our relays
200 Medley - currently ranked #1 in State
200 Free - currently ranked #10 in State
400 Free - currently ranked #16 in State

SPRINGFIELD INVITE RE-CAP

Springfield Invite Re-cap

I think we have officially turned the corner and are ready to go for next weekend - and I couldn’t be any more excited about what the guys are going to accomplish at SWMO and State.  Most guys swam what I would call “off” events on Saturday.  Almost every guy had at least 1 best time and our relays were all right on or best times - if it wasnt a season best as a whole, then we had at least 2 of the 4 guys going best splits.  I wasnt worried about individual places or even team places at this meet - it was all about the guys racing, competiting and gaining confidence going into our 2 biggest meets of the season.

ALL CITY MEET

ALL - CITY

The boys performed well at All - City Championships and earned a 2nd place finish.  We are starting to see some breakout swims that we have been waiting for.  I think we are going to have a great end to the season.  I bill this meet as the first of our 3 championship meets (SWMO & State still to come).  Our Medley Relay did well. We are now a combined 1:42.5 with our best splits.  I think we need to be 1:41 going into State.  Our big 200 free was Noah Scott.  He dropped 3 seconds and broke the 2 minute barrier for the first time.  Andrew Workman, Brett Taylor & Noah Phillips all had best times too.  Andrew Smith & Yutes had bests in the IM.  Garrett, Mason Brown and Kyle Clingan had bests in the 50.  Scott Brand placed 4th on the board.  AJ Stangeland had a big swim in the fly and is setting himself up for a run at a State cut. Mason Brown dropped time and is close to getting under a minute as well.  Daniel Senn is setting himself up to win the fly at SWMO.  He continues to have strong performances.  Celo also added a best time and continues to work himself into a position to score in that event at SWMO.  The 100 frees were solid with Noah Scott and Kyle Clingan earning best times.  Corey Marquardt was the big time dropper in the 500 free.  The 200 Free Relay earned a 2nd place finish overall with a solid swim.  We need to be in the 1:31 range going into State in that relay.  Celo once again had a time drop in the back as did Matt Mac.  The breaststrokers swam great and all had best times (AJ, Andrew Smith, Yutes and Trey). 

There were a ton of best splits from the guys on the relays as well.  Andrew Carson, Wyatt Harness, Nick Stone, Manny and Taylor Wilson all swam some of their fastest splits of the season. 

It is going to be an exciting last 2 - 3 weeks of the season for these guys.  We need to stay focused, getting a little more speed, eat right, get plenty of rest and be ready to swim fast and dive well.

KC INVITE RE-CAP

KC Invitational - More State Cuts & Best Times

The KC Invitational was a huge success for our boys this past weekend.  Taylor Strong made his first individual State cut in the 100 Back.  He was also a member of the 400 Free Relay that made the State cut.  Along With Taylor was Daniel Senn, Mason Brown & Garrett Estebo.  Garrett Estebo also won the 100 back in a season best time.  Our 200 Medley Relay also dropped 2 full seconds. 

Overall, we finished tied for 8th place out of the 20 teams.  More importantly, almost every guy that went, had a best time on Friday or Saturday. 
200 Free - Noah Scott, Noah Phillips, Tuna, Andrew Workman
200 IM - Yutes, Taylor Wilson
50 Free - Nick Stone
100 Fly - Mason Brown, Celo
100 Free - Taylor Strong, Garrett Estebo, Mason White
500 Free - Tuna, Andrew Workman
100 Back - Garrett Estebo, Taylor Strong, Matt McClelland, Celo
100 Breast - Trey Upton, Taylor Wilson, Yutes

It was a great meet for the guys.  I was extremely happy with the performances, especially on Friday.  We need to do a little better job coming back on Saturday to compete for places.  But I think that will come along in the next month when we are completely fresh and rested.

KHS Diver on KHS TV News

Here’s a great sports feature on an unlikely KHS diver:
http://bit.ly/pkmkC6

Meet Line Up VS Parkview/Seymour

oct_7_events.pdf

Glendale/MICDS Re Cap

Win 1, Lose 1

Friday night proved to be a good meet for the guys and we had several best times or splits.  We qualified our 200 Free Relay for State (Garrett, Mason White, Trey Upton and Daniel Senn).  Our 200 Medley Relay (Garrett, Andrew Smith, Daniel Senn and Mason White) improved on their State qualifying time.  We only have the 400 Free Relay to go now.  Andrew Smith got the only individual win for us at the meet in the 100 breast.  I think almost every single guy on the team had either a best individual time or relay split at the meet.  We swam with more intensity and I hope this is a preview of things to come for October and November.

Up next is Parkview & Seymour on Friday night.

Dan Senn Athlete of the Week

http://saxo.highschoolsports.net/article/DO/20110930/SPORTS01/109300369/Athletes-of-the-week?&Avis=DO

WHAT EVENT YOUR SON IS SWIMMING FOR THE GLENDALE MEET

200 MR
A - Garrett, Andrew S, Daniel, Whitey
B - T. Strong, Ups, AJ, Mason B
C - Celo, Manny, Nick, Matt

200 Free
Kling, Wyatt, Corey, Noah & Noah, Tuna, Workman

200 IM
Celo, Matt, AJ, Ups, Yutes

50 Free
Brown, Manny, Daniel, Nick, T. Strong, Whitey

Diving
Scott

Fly
Kling, Andrew, AJ

100 Free
Andrew C, Garrett, Corey, Noah S, Taylor W, Nick

500
Workman, Tuna

200 FR
A - Garrett, Ups, Whitey, Daniel
B - Kling, AJ, Noah S, Mason B
C - Wyatt, Noah P, Taylor W, Yutes

100 back
Andrew C, Celo, T. Strong

100 Brst
Manny, Matt, Noah P, Andrew S, Yutes

400 FR
A - Danie, Mason B, T. Strong, Garrett
B - Workman, Kling, Noah S, Ups
C - Wyatt, Corey, Taylor, Tuna

Kickapoo VS Central

Kickapoo vs. Central

We came out with a win against Central 100 - 82, but it definitely wasn’t an easy win.  We lost several very close races, but our depth proved too much.  Captain Garrett Estebo led the team with wins in the 50 free and 100 back.  Andrew Workman, Trey Upton and Scott Brand also won individual events for us.  The meet started out a little rough and we found ourselves done by as much as 10 points in the first 5 events.  Once the second half of the meet started we were able to gain control of the meet after we went 1 - 2 - 3 in the 100 free with Trey Upton, Noah Scott and Kyle Clingan.  We finished the meet with a win in the 400 free relay as well. 

I am not too worried about losing the close races because I figured fatigue would hit us after doing 50 x 100 on Monday night.  We are in a critical time of our training and I am asking for a little more from the guys.  I saw the intensity I wanted to see in most of the races, it is definitely improving (Paul Yutesler had a great effort in the last 50 of his 200 IM).  We just didn’t have the juice to finish the races.  But we will when it matters in November. 

Up next are Glendale and MICDS on Friday.

SPLASHING OUT CANCER INVITE RE-CAP

SPLASHING OUT CANCER

The weekend was a huge success and a great experience for the boys.  On Friday, we had the opportunity to spend 2 hours in the water with Eric Shanteau - cancer survivor, 2008 Olympian, World & American Record Holder.  Then, we had dinner and got to hear him speak about his battle with cancer and chasing his Olympic dream.  There was also an auction for several autographed shirts and caps and posters donated from Olympians including Michael Phelps, Aaron Peirsol, Janet Evans and Jason Lezak.  The items brought in almost $900 on Friday evening. 

On Saturday, the boys participated in the Splashing Out Cancer Invitational.  Eric handed out medals to the top 8 finishers in each event, signed autographs, took pictures and addressed the crowd. We also auctioned off the suit he wore to win US Nationals last year - it went for $500!!! All totaled, I think we will be able to donate over $2000 to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society from the event. We will hopefully be able to be a part of a similar event next year. 

The boys performed well at the meet for the most part.  We had some huge swims out of a few guys.  Daniel Senn qualified for State in the 100 Fly.  We knew he was going to get it sometime because he has been so close and he finally got it.  He is also about 1 second away from making the 200 IM qualifying time for State.  Brett Taylor or Tuna as he is called dropped 15 seconds in his 500 free at the meet - another incredible drop and his first taste of hardware (8th place overall).  Those were probably the 2 best swims we had, but there were many other best times on the day.  In the 200 free, Andrew Workman, Wyatt Harness and Noah Scott all had season best times.  Yutes and Corey both had bests in the IM.  Both Masons and Ups had bests in the 50.  Scott Brand placed 4th in diving. Garrett, T-Strong, Andrew Carson and Nick Stone all had bests in the 100 free.  Andrew Workman and Noah Scott had best times in the 500 besides Tuna.  Celo and Matt Mc both had bests in the back.  And our breaststrokers all dropped time - Andrew Smith, Ups, AJ and Manny.  Our 400 Free Relay is now less than a second away from qualifying for State - we will hopefully get that time this week. 

Thanks to everyone who was able to make this a great event!!!  Eric tweeted the following :  http://www.tweeting-athletes.com/index.cfm?AthleteID=2212

KHS VS MARSHFIELD/OZARK

2 more wins - Scott Brand qualifies for State

The big news on Tuesday was that Scott Brand qualified for State.  Besides that, there were a few good swims here and there, but overall the meet didnt carry a lot of excitement because there wasn’t a lot of competition from the teams we swam.  My only fear is that we are just not swimming with a sense of urgency and I think that needs to improve.  It is something we have been stressing a lot in practice and it needs to start coming through in the meets. 

Event winners for us were Mason Brown, Taylor Strong, Daniel Senn and Scott Brand.  We also won all 3 relays on the night.

Diver Scott Brand Qualifies for State!!!

Scott put together 6 incredible dives last night to make the qualifying score for divers of 210 points.  Scott scored 220 points overall.  He also had to have a 12.0 degree of difficulty in his dive list - Scott’s was 12.5.  This is the second year in a row that Scott Has qualified for State.  Congratulations!!!

Blue Springs Re-Cap

Our trip to Blue Springs was a fun trip for the guys.  Thanks to the parents who were able to make it up for the day trip.  It is always good to have a presence at away meets.  We won the meet 165 - 147 even though we didn’t win that many events.  Garrett won the 50 free & 100 fly.  Daniel Senn won the 100 free, Taylor won the 200 IM and Scott Brand won diving.  We also won the 200 & 400 free relays.  We had some good swims across the board.  Probably the biggest drop of the night came from freshman Andrew Carson.  He dropped 8 seconds in his 100 freestyle. 

Best Times (if I miss one here I am sorry)
200 free - Andrew Workman & Kyle Clingan
200 IM - Paul Yutesler
50 free - Andrew Carson, Daniel Senn, Matt McClelland
100 Fly - Andrew Smith, AJ Stangeland
100 Free - Daniel Senn, Andrew Workman, Wyatt Harness,. Andrew Carson, Nick Stone,
500 Free - Kyle Clingan
100 back - Mason White, Brett Taylor, Noah Phillips
100 breast - Manny Estrada, Paul Yutesler

Our next meet is Tuesday, September 20th at the NAT.  Please remember this meet begins at 4 PM with diving.

Weekend Re-Cap

On Friday, we had a good showing at the Big Dog Duals, won the meet against Liberty North but lost the meets against Rockhurst and Park Hill South (not surprised).  The guys did pretty good, but I thought overall we lacked fire in our races.  It is something we are trying to focus on in practice and in our mental preparations.  Garrett Estebo made his second State qualifying time of the season in the 100 free. 

On Saturday, we experienced our first Invitational and had a good showing.  We placed 5th out of 18 teams.  Our Medley Relay placed 8th overall (Strong, Stangeland, Brown & White). We placed 2nd in the 200 free relay (Estebo, Brown, Upton and White) and 6th in the 400 Free (Estebo, Strong, Brown & Senn).  Top 16 individuals were Daniel Senn, Andrew Smith, Garrett Estebo, Taylor Strong, Mason White, Scott Brand, Andrew Workman and Trey Upton. 

It was good for all of the guys to get a chance to swim.  Most of the time at an invitational only the top 4 in each event get to swim and it is limited much like Friday night. 

We have a meet against Blue Springs and Lee’s Summit West on Tuesday.  Should be another good one.

Webb City Meet

Kickapoo wins 3 more in the heat

It was long bus ride and meet for the boys, but we came across with 3 more wins in Webb City.  We defeated Webb City 135 - 38, Carthage 126 - 50 and Lamar 146 - 20. 

Kickapoo won the following events (against Webb, Carthage & Lamar):
200 Medley Relay - Taylor Strong, Andrew Smith, AJ Stangeland and Mason White
200 Free - Noah Scott
100 Fly - Daniel Senn
100 Free - Andrew Smith
500 Free - Andrew Workman
200 Free Relay - Mason White, Taylor Strong, Kyle Clingan, Garrett Estebo
100 Back - Daniel Senn
100 Breast - Andrew Smith
400 Free Relay - Garrett Estebo, Mason Brown, Taylor Strong and Daniel Senn

I was not able to be there because of a conflict with school, but Pete and Jackie kept me informed as the meet went on, and on, and on.  The Webb City coach is a good guy and does a fantastic job.  I assure you he was doing the best he could last night. 

For the most part the guys had the opportunity to pick what they wanted to swim at the meet.  There were some good time drops last night for some of the boys compared to Tuesdays meet.  Noah Scott dropped in his 200 free.  Taylor Strong had a solid 200 IM.  Manny and Andrew improved in their 50 free.  Andrew Workman dropped 10 seconds off his 500 free from Tuesday.  Celo dropped 5 in his backstroke as well. 

The boys did a good job getting to workout this morning, so they have the afternoon off.  Next practice is 8 - 10 AM @ Millwood or 3:30 - 6 PM @ The Nat on Monday. 

We swim against Rockhurst (6 time defending State Champs), Liberty North and Park Hill South on Friday.  Not everyone will swim in this meet.  I will try to let the guys know by Wednesday if they are competing or not.  If they are not swimming, they will still be expected to be at the meet.  On Saturday we will compete in the Ozarks Invitational.

FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON

The boys got their first win of the season against Hillcrest 135 - 48.  Kickapoo won all 3 relays and qualified for State in the 200 Medley.  That team was Garrett Estebo, Andrew Smith, Daniel Senn and Mason White.  Kickapoo also won the 200 Free (Noah Scott), 200 IM (Andrew Smith), 100 Fly (Daniel Senn), 100 Free (Garrett Estebo), 500 Free (Andrew Workman), 100 Back (Taylor Strong) and the 100 Breast (Trey Upton). 

The boys swam pretty good and we are seeing some good things out of them even though they are swimming very tired right now.  We will continue to work through the meets and keep our focus on our big meets at the end of the year. 

As we talked to the boys last night after the meet, we talked about consistent hard work.  Some of the boys do a great job with this, but overall I think it is something we have to improve on as a team. Encourage your son to put out a strong effort every time they go to practice.  The more we push ourselves, the better we will be in the end.

All-Relays

The boys had their first meet on Friday night and overall it was a success.  Kickapoo won 4 of the relays - 400 Medley (G-Bo, AJ, Dan, T-Strong), 200 Back (Yutes, Matt Mc, Celo & Taylor), 200 Breast (Yutes, AJ, Andrew Smith, Ups) and the 200 Medley (G-Bo, Ups, Dan, Whitey).  Overall, I saw some great things out of the guys and then of course a bunch of things to work on. I saw some good things out of our freshman - Nick Stone impressed with his speed.  Garrett made the first State cut of the year in the 100 back (leading off the 400 Medley Relay).  Scott Brand looked good on the board.  He was much more fluid than last year - I think we will get some big support from him in diving.  I think we have a very deep group of guys overall compared to most of the other teams.  I think that will be a huge advantage for us when it comes to dual meets.  We have a long way to go but this is a good start. 

Thanks for showing up, cheering loudly and supporting the boys. 

On Thursday we travel to Webb City for our first official meet.  The boys will have some options in what they swim.  All of the boys will swim 2 individual events and at least 1 relay.  The meet begins at 4:30 in Webb City.  Be there if you can.

SUMMER WORKOUTS, NEW MSHSSA FORM

Summer Workouts
Every Monday - Wednesday & Friday in June and July we will have optional summer workouts from 7:00 - 8:30 AM at San Poppi Pool in Millwood.  Millwood is located at 65 and Evans Road (1 exit south of James River Freeway)

New MSHSAA Physical Form
Effective immediately - MSHSAA (Missouri State High School Activities Association) has adopted a new physical form.  All physicals are required to be on this form.  No others will be accepted. We will have a physical day (before the first week of practice) where we will bring in a doctor to do physicals for the boys for around $15. 

FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE - 2011 Season
Monday, August 8th is day 1 of the season.  We will have practice from 7 - 9 AM at San Poppi pool in Millwood.  We will also have practice from 3 - 5:30 PM at the Foster Natatorium. 

If you are a new swimmer or diver, please contact Coach Jason Hite for information (jhite@spsmail.org)

New_Physical_Form_2011_-_PDF.pdf

KHS Swim and Dive Team Coached by Midwest Region Coach of the Year !

The Kickapoo High School Boys Swim and Dive Team is coached by Jason Hite, The Midwest Region Coach of the Year.  Coach Hite’s teams have finished with four consecutive top eight finishes at the Missouri State Swimming Championships!  Fear the Poo!!