Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Apparel Sale THIS WEEK ONLY

We will be taking orders for new Buckeye Apparel this week during practice at Columbus North. Mary Owens, Salatha Evers and Laurie Sallows will be at the pool on Tuesday & Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 and Thursday from 4:30-6:30. Please bring your check book and plan on placing order and turning it in at practice!  All orders will be due on Thursday, December 8th.  Due to the quick turn around in order to have items delivered before the holidays we will NOT be able to accept any late orders!
Attached is an order form to print and bring with your order.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Parents Night Out

Looking for a night out? Date night , last minute holiday shopping , a nap? We've got you covered.

Buckeye swim boosters present

 Parents night out and Kids holiday party

Saturday December 10th 
Columbus North sports club hotel ballroom

$10.00 per child 
$5.00 for additional siblings with a family max of $25.00

Siblings 6 and up welcome

Pizza, drinks, and dessert along with healthy snacks will be provided.

We will be showing ELF the movie  (PG)
There may be a "snowball" fight during the movie

Crafts, games, music and fun to be had by all!!

There will be adult chaperones at all times

Please RSVP by December 5th to Amanda K
Any questions please give me a call.

In the spirit of the holiday season we would like to collect new or gently used socks!! to be donated to the local free store in Delaware. 


Can't wait to see everyone!! 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

IMX Meet Date Change

The Mason IMX Meet has been changed from Sunday, December 18 to SATURDAY, December 17th.  This change also brings a later (9am) warmup time.  The meet is well suited for 10-unders looking to get in a 200 free AND 200 IM in one session, and 11-olders that are excited to compete in the 400 IM and a few 200s of stroke.

Please head to your Active portal to change or update your availability for this  meet.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Winter Booster Club Meeting December 7 6 P.M.

Buckeye Swim Club Boosters 
Winter Board Meeting 
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 6 pm 
Columbus North Hotel 
2nd Floor Meeting Rooms 
 
Agenda will cover booster finances, committee updates, upcoming events, and team 
news.  
 
We hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Thanksgiving Week Schedule

Today,  Monday & Tuesday no change

Wednesday, 11/23
Senior/Junior /HS 5:30-7:30 am at Worthington  AND 6:00-8:30 at Columbus North
Silver groups,  no change
Scarlet 4:00-6:00 at Columbus North

Thursday,  11/24
No practice, all groups. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday,  11/25
Senior/Junior/HS 8-10 am at Columbus North
Silver MC no change
Scarlet swimmers will each be assigned to one practice on Friday or Saturday based on estimated attendance in other groups.

Saturday & Sunday, no change.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Butter Braid Pickup

Butter braids are coming today!!!!

If you ordered butter braids please remember to pick them up between 5:30-7 today at Columbus north pool.  

*The max time the butter braids should be out of the freezer is 4 hours. 

If you are unable to make the 5:30- 7 time frame please contact Amanda K at 614-774-0140 or Jackie E 614-206-5329 to make other arrangements .  

Thank you 

Jackie and Amanda 

Swimmers of the Meet

We certainly knocked it out of the park at the UASC meet.  We were very excited to see the kids' focus & hard work come together for a lot of terrific swimming.  The following swimmers had personal best times in each of their swims:
Leah Adkins, Sophia Arnold, Samantha Blackburn, Nanami Campbell, Phillip Johnson, Amanda Jones, Samantha Jones, Jeanette Lopeman, Nicholas Mountz, Nathan Reynolds, Christopher Sabharwal, Sai Vidur Senthil Nathan, Sai Vidyud Senthil Nathan and Brody Van Frayen!

Swimmer of the meet recognition was so tight that we had to calculate in practice attendance and percent of time dropped!

First up from the UA meet is Brody Van Frayen! Brody had what we like to call a 'break out' meet, making huge drops in his swims from just a few weeks prior.  Brody is a quiet listener at practice and tries very hard to apply our stroke concepts. Next, also from the UA meet is Sai Vidyud!   Sai swam his first ever 500 free (and in that race his first 200) at UA and also had big drops in his events from just a few weeks ago.  Sai is a diligent learner at practice and a great communicator! Also, from the UA meet, Amanda Jones! Mandy is one of our toughest workers and has been training with speed and a great attitude towards making stroke improvements.  She also had huge drops from her swims just a  few weeks prior! Last, from the OSU meet, Christopher Sabharwal!  Christopher not only continues to have time drops each meet, he also competed in his first mile.  The coaches were very impressed with how composed he was and his ability to follow the race plan - he descended his 500's and negative split the race!  Congratulations swimmers!!

Scarlet Update #2

We are now into our winter routine and are happy to report the kids have adjusted well. We continue to be very impressed with this group and the positive attitudes they bring to the pool.  We have increased our accountability demand and they are responding very well. This is the first group Buckeye has had in a long time that has bought into the ownership of their swimming.  Excuses are dropping and smiles are picking up.

Stroke Progress
We hit on two very simple and very effective freestyle and backstroke drills.  The progress in free was more than obvious at the UASC meet making us very proud coaches!  The backstroke drill was added at the UA meet and is making some impact on their skills at practice. 
Our next/current project is adding stress to their swimming. We are pushing them harder at practice, but asking them to hold their technique together.  If they can do this under stress, then they will find it easier to do so when pushing hard at a meet.  We will also start to remind the kids to streamline and kick hard off their walls.

Swimmer Log
At UA & OSU, we asked the swimmers to remember the skills that we asked them to work on and improve.  Interestingly, several could not recall these quickly when asked at practice a few days later.  Keeping a swimmer log book would help resolve this.  After each practice, swimmers should jot notes on how they felt at practice and what went well, what didn’t (can use the commit app for this).  After each meet, swimmers should write down their times, feelings/thoughts and coaches comments on what they need to improve.  For those using the commit app, we will start adding meets into the practice log so they can use this for their notes.  If you are having trouble logging in to commit, please email.

Goal Sheets
Each swimmer should have completed a goal sheet.  We will begin setting up meetings with our swimmers to review these and go over areas to focus on to help them attain their goals.

Water & Shoes
Everyone should have a water bottle at practice.  Everyone should have athletic or running shoes on Monday through Thursday.

Scarlet Positive Leadership Project
We spoke to the kids several weeks ago about this and are finally ready to put it into play.  We would like each swimmer to give a 2-5 minute presentation to their teammates on what motivates them. This can be a video or speech but cannot simply be a song.  If they utilize a song they will need to analyze it further on why it is motivational. We will help the swimmers with their presentation and will approve all before they are presented.  By doing this our swimmer should gain a deeper understanding of their passion for swimming.  This will also give them an opportunity to be a leader in their group and should take quite a few of our kids out of their comfort zone.  Last, we will end up starting each practice with some very positive motivation over the course of 6 weeks.  The kids will receive the parameters for this assignment in writing.

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Arrival at the Pool
On these days after arriving at the pool we would like our Scarlet swimmers to head straight to the dryland room.  Please take all gear and bags up to the room as well.  Parents are welcome up there until a coach arrives (if there’s room you are welcome to stay & do dryland with us).  This will help keep the pool deck quiet(er) so that coaches can concentrate on the groups in the water. This is not necessary for our Thursday practice as we are first!


Please continue to ask questions of us when you have them!
Go Buckeyes!
Laurie & Jenn

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Fall has arrived

Hey Buckeyes - we were so fortunate to have an extended fall with beautiful weather.  Now that it appears that we are nearing the end of fall and the beginning of W-----, we are reminding everyone that we have wet swimmers.  Please begin to use the main entrance to the Sports Club when arriving for, and leaving, practice.

Also, now that all groups are at the same location - with some overlap in start and end times - please remind your swimmers to be respectful of the groups still in the water who need to be able to hear the coaches.  Swimmers should put their bags on the North (step) side of the pool.  Parents, we are asking that you please use the South side or deep end of the pool and not the shallow end.  The shallow end gets very crowded with swimmers, equipment, and coaches.  You are always welcome to bring your own chair to practice if you are worried that there may not be enough seating.

Congratulations to all of our swimmers for some GREAT swims at our first meets of the season!

Thanks everyone.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Fundraising and Raffle Ticket Fundraiser

Buckeye Swim Booster Club

Fundraising Fee Update

At registration for the current swim season, all team members were notified of a mandatory fundraising requirement by the Buckeye Swim Club to the Buckeye Swim Booster Club. Below are the two options for fulfilling this requirement:

1. No Fundraising Option – You can pay the appropriate $200, $300, or $400 fee per swimmer directly to the Buckeye Swim Club Boosters if you do not want participate in booster club fundraisers. Payment can be made anytime by check to the “Buckeye Swim Club Boosters, Inc.”, but no later than Thursday, January 12, 2017. 2. Fundraising Option – The booster club will offer various fundraising opportunities to swim club families throughout the season. All monies raised over the cost of the fundraiser will be credited towards each swimmers required fundraising requirement. If a swimmers full fundraiser requirement is not met, families will be required to make payment for the difference. If you are unsure of the level of your fundraising requirement, please see Coach Karr. Payment can be made anytime by check to the “Buckeye Swim Club Boosters, Inc.”, but no later than Thursday, January 12, 2017. Please give payments to Ron (Laurie) Sallows, Jeff (Salatha) Evers, Austin (Ashley Martin), John (Cathy) Diakageorgiou, Amanda Klein, Jackie Eramo, Coach Karr, or they can be sent via mail to: Ron Sallows 400 Coaltrain Ct. Delaware, Ohio 43015. Buckeye Swim Club Boosters Raffle Ticket Sale 

One fundraising option being offered to swimmers/families is a raffle ticket sale. Tickets are sold for a donation of $10 to the Buckeye Swim Club Booster Club. All donations are tax deductible since the booster club in a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. At the pre-regional swim meet pasta dinner, 5 winning raffle tickets will be drawn with payouts of $1000, $500, $250, $150 and $100. If you are a swimmer/family that’s opting out of fundraising, please consider purchasing raffle tickets to meet your fundraising requirement, you may just win! If you are interested in selling raffle tickets, please contact Ron (Laurie) Sallows. Ron’s email is: rsallows@columbus.rr.com or by phone at (740)972-2194.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Swimmer's of the Meet

Congratulations to all of our swimmers on their very successful efforts at the Worthington John Bruce meet!  The progression in just two short weeks from our Dayton meet was reremarkable.  In fact, there were so many improvements we had a hard time choosing our winners.  In the end two swimmers stood out.  Nanami Campbell had a great meet with several best times. Her hard work in practice to improve her technique and endurance has paid off with great time drops already this season. Tyler Klein had a fantastic meet with big drops in three events.  His improved ability to focus on details at practice is starting to show in races.  Keep up the good work Buckeyes, can't wait to see everyone shine at UA!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Hotel for Mason IMX

Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati-Mason
5232 Bardes Road
Mason, OH 45040
513-492-8585

It looks like the warm up times for this meet are 7 AM on Sunday.  Due to time restraints, I did not get a block of rooms reserved but I spoke with this hotel and they have plenty of rooms available at the present time.  I am also looking to plan some kind of social event for the team aka Holiday Celebration for Saturday late afternoon/early evening!
Please let me know if you have any questions and/or concerns
Laurie Sallows
lesallows@columbus.rr.com

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Winter Schedule Starts Monday, November 7

Winter 2016-17 Practice Schedule schedule 
There are a couple of changes that will help us offer more quality space and swimming.  These affect Mondays, Weds & Saturdays. 
Senior 
All practices are at the Columbus Sports Club 
Monday, Tuesday & Weds 4:00-7:00 pm
Thursday 5:45-8:30 pm 
Saturday 7:00-10:00 am 
Sunday 6:00-8:00 pm
NPG Tuesday & Thursday morning 5:30 at Planet Fitness
Junior 
All practices are at the Columbus Sports Club 
Monday optional 
Tuesday 4:30-7:00 pm 
Wednesday 4:00-6:45 pm 
Thursday 6:30-8:30 pm 
Saturday 7:00-10:00 am 
Sunday 6:00-8:00 pm
Scarlet 
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 6:30-8:30 at Columbus Sports Club 
*Thursday 4:30-6:30 at Columbus Sports Club (one hour dry, one hour swim, please wear shoes) 
Sunday 1-3:30 at MC Fitness (30-45 minutes dryland, please bring shoes) 
*13-14 yr olds are invited to attend an additional hour of practice with Juniors immediately following Scarlet practice.
Silver- Columbus Sports Club 
Monday & Wednesday 5:45-7:00 pm 
Thursday with Scarlet (4:30-6:30 1 hr dry, 1 hr swim)
Sunday 4:30-6:00 pm
Silver –MC Fitness 
Monday 6:15-7:30 pm at Columbus Sports Club *this is tentative and may move  to a slightly earlier time based on Coach Jess' schedule
Wednesday 5:45-7:00 pm at Columbus Sports Club (in water at 6)
Thursday 7:15-8:30 pm at MC Fitness
Sunday 2:45-4:00 at MC Fitness
Once Regionals and Districts are complete we will modify our schedule to fit our athletes that have competitions in March and April.

Team Cap Order Opportunity

We have run out of team caps about four months early!  We are ready to run a new order and will take orders via email only.  The team cap will remain silver, but we are returning to the same logo on both sides of the cap. You will also have the opportunity to personalize your cap (most swimmers put their last name on the cap).  Personalized caps must be ordered in quantities of two or more.

New this year!  We will offer a pink cap for fun (and there may be some limited opportunities to wear these at meets).  We will be donating $1 per pink cap ordered to the Stephanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research.  Coach Laurie was a sorority sister of Stephanie's way back in the day (in the same pledge class) and has agreed to match $1 per pink cap ordered!  You can find out more information about the fund here: https://cancer.osu.edu/giving-back/ways-to-donate/stefanie-spielman-fund-for-breast-cancer-research

Ordering is simple but must be done by Wednesday, November 2!  Email the following information to Coach Laurie at laurie@bkyswim.com

Color of Cap you wish to order
Quantity
Name (if any) you would like on the cap
Total due for order

You will then receive an invoice that will be due by 11/10 via check or cash.

Cost:
Pink or Silver Cap, no names added $10
Pink or Silver Cap with name: $26 (each additional cap is $13)

Sample of caps:


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Apparel Sale

Apparel Sale 
The first Booster apparel sale was a great success.   The sale was profitable and will allow the Booster Club to contribute to the cost of equipment, team outings, lane fees, etc…  “Thank you” for your purchases and supporting the Booster Club! 
 If you missed the first sale, our winter sale will begin sometime in mid November.   We will be offering several new items along with a few of the items from the first sale.  Orders will be delivered in time for Christmas!   Be on the look-out for an order form posted to the team news in the coming weeks.  
Those of you that ordered towels, they will be picked up this Friday and dropped off to be embroidered.  We hope to have them to you by the end of next week.  All of the apparel has been distributed with the exception of the following orders: Cain, Feng, Bouchard, Benz, Seelandt, Campbell.   I hope to catch you all this week.    If there is something that you did not receive please contact Mary Owens  3owens@gmail.com , Salatha Evers Salatha.evers@gmai.com   or Laurie Sallows   lesallows@columbus.rr.com

Thanks again for your support!   

The apparel committee – Mary, Salatha, & Laurie

Friday, October 21, 2016

Practice Schedule Updates

Hi Buckeyes!
We have a lot going on to close out October.  Please note the following changes:
Sunday, October 23
No change to Scarlet & Silver MC
Silver Columbus North, no practice at Columbus North, please attend 2:45-4:00 at MC Fitness
Senior/Junior/HS - no practice

Sunday, October 30
No change to Scarlet & Silver MC
Silver Columbus North, no practice at Columbus North, please attend 2:45-4:00 at MC Fitness
Senior/Junior/HS - 4:00-6:00 at Columbus North
Member Appreciation Night is slated to conclude by 8:00 pm.  The bulk of our organized team activities will take place from 6:30-8.

Monday, October 31
No Scarlet, Silver MC & Silver Columbus practice
Please enjoy a safe Beggar's Night
Senior/HS - no change

Saturday, November 5 marks the start of our winter schedule.  

New Officials Clinic


When: Wednesday October 26
Time:  6:30pm
Location:    Jones Middle School- Room 252
       2100 Arlington Ave.
     Upper Arlington, OH 43221
                   *Enter at the North EntranceGo up the stairs to 2nd floorRoom 252 is the first classroom.
       **Parking** Please park on Coventry Dr.

What to Bring: Laptop as this will be a interactive clinic
Cost: $6.00, please have exact change.
Host: Tom Trace
          Central Ohio Officials Co-Chair
          Apprentice Stroke and Turn Instructor

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

COSA Scholarship

Once again, the Central Ohio Swimming Association (COSA) will be providing a college scholarship opportunity for local high school athletes. 

Qualifications are NOT based on swimming performance.  Rather, they are evaluated in regard to community service and academics.  Students do not need to be planning to swim in college to be considered for the scholarships.  However, applicants must be CURRENT MEMBERS of a USA Swimming club in Central Ohio.

For the past 2 years we have been able to award scholarships to eight local athletes annually.  We are proud of this and hope that you will make your swimmers aware of this opportunity for recognition of their community service and academic efforts.

The scholarship application, and instructions for submission, can be downloaded here:

COSA Scholarships

Friday, October 14, 2016

Member Appreciation Night

Team Appreciation Night
Sunday, October 30
at

LEHNER PUMPKIN FARM
2920 State Rt. 203
Radnor, OH

Activities begin at 5:00 pm
(Silver & Senior practice will be offered early on Sunday to accommodate everyone’s schedules)

Cost: $6 per person
Bonfire only -  free for parents

The following activities will occur from 5-7:
Zipline
Barrel Rides
Petting Zoo
Sling Shot (extra $1 fee for 3 gourds)
Peddle Go Carts
Zorb Balls
Climbing Wall

TEAM HAYRIDE AT 7:00 pm

After the hayride we will spend some time recognizing and appreciating our swimmers efforts by the bonfire.  All 2016-17 team members will receive a t-shirt!
Dinner by the bonfire will include pulled pork, mac & cheese, hot dogs and S’mores.  Please bring a side to share, your own plate, utensils, napkins and nonalcoholic beverage.

Please clip the following and bring to practice by Thursday 10/20 with check made payable to Buckeye Swim Boosters

Family Name:                                                            
# Participating in activities (siblings welcome):                                           
Additional Adults attending bonfire:                                                

Optional – please name a coach or parent on the team that you appreciate & briefly state why (one sentence is fine)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Buckeye Butter Braid fundraiser

Sale starts Wednesday,  October 12th

Turn in packets Wednesday,  October  26th

All products will be delivered
Thursday, November 17th from
5:30-7:00 at Columbus North 

We are in need of a volunteer from the Silver MC Fitness group to help distribute packets & product. Please email Amanda if interested.

Jackie E will be at MC fitness tonight with packets and Amanda K will be at Columbus north Thursday.

Please call/text or email Amanda if you are unable to pick up a packet , we'll get you one! 

614-774-0140 or kleinfa@aol.com

This is a fantastic fundraiser,with delicious products!! They are extremely easy to bake and present beautifully.  Great for teachers gifts or to take to holiday parties.  

If you have any questions please us know!! 

Thank you,
Amanda and Jackie 



Swimmers of the Meet

Congratulations to all of our swimmers on their very successful efforts at the Dayton Raider meet this past week-end.  Our focus at practice on our new fly and breast progression of drills was a fantastic highlight of this early season meet.  We were thrilled to see the progress in both!  Our first swimmer of the meet is Katie Eramo!  Katie had some of her biggest time drops of the last year of swimming in several events, including 5.5 seconds in the 50 fly and nearly 2 seconds in the 50 breast!  Our second swimmer of the meet is Will Stringer!  Will has been working very hard at improving his stroke technique.  He competed in the 50 of each stroke and dropped a whopping 24 seconds!!

Keep up the good work Buckeyes!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Silver Practice Change Monday, October 10

Due to a coaches schedule conflict both Silver groups will be combined on Monday, October 10.  Both groups will have dry land at 5:15 and will get in the water at 5:30.  Practice will end at 6:30 for all swimmer.  Silver MC swimmers that cannot make it to the pool by 5:30 on Monday should contact Coach Laurie for alternatives.  laurie@bkyswim.com

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Navigating the Active Portal

Now that the season is underway, one of you most important tools is the Active Portal. There's a lot you can find in the portal including:

  • Best Times
  • Meet Results
  • Meet Entries (with event numbers and sessions)
  • Upcoming Meets to declare attendance
  • Team Roster
  • Order History, payments made and payments due.
  • New!  Silver swimmers will soon be able to see attendance (we are testing this with our Silver groups).
  • New! Silver swimmers will be able to see their practice schedule.
We have included several screenshots below to help you navigate the portal.

Logging in:  If you are having trouble logging in, please make sure you are logged out and try again.  The system will get confused between your swim account and your race account for you runners/racers out there.







Monday, October 3, 2016

Meet Entry Invite Emails

This is what a meet entry invite looks like.  Please double check your spam folder to approve email from the below address - thanks!


From: Active Support (No Reply) [mailto:noreply@awntx3.email.active.com]
Sent: Sunday, October 2, 2016 7:48 PM
To: Laurie Karr <laurie@bkyswim.com>
Subject: You are invited to participate in the meet 2016 OH UASC Golden Bear Invitational starting 11/04/2016

Dear Laurie,
We are now accepting entries for this upcoming meet 2016 OH UASC Golden Bear Invitational. Please log in to your Swim Manager portal and indicate whether you plan to attend or not attend the meet 2016 OH UASC Golden Bear Invitational. https://swimportal.active.com/?a=283056403
Jeremy Karr
2016 OH UASC Golden Bear Invitational
November 4, 2016 to November 6, 2016
Upper Arlington High School
Upper Arlington , OH , 43209
Athlete Surcharge:  
United States
Event Entry Fee:  
If you have any questions, please contact:
Organization
Organization name:
Buckeye Swim Club
Address:
3375 Brentwood Ct,
Powell, OH, 43065
United States

Email:
Phone number:
6145620544
© 2016 Active Network, LLC and/or its affiliates and licensors. All rights reserved.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Sunday Scarlet Practice 10/9

Due to the swim meet this coming week-end, Scarlet practice will be held at MC Fitness from 2-4 on Sunday, October 9. Silver MC will remain unchanged from 2:45-4:00.

Communication with Coaches

We have asked each coach their preferred communication method to pass along to you.  Please remember that we treat texts the same as a phone call - please text during the same hours that would be appropriate to pick up a phone and call.  If you are trying to communicate in the wee hours of the night or morning, an email would be more appropriate.  Also, if it doesn't fit in one text, please send an email.  If you are texting a coach for the first time, please include your name.

Coach Laurie
Email laurie@bkyswim.com
Phone (614) 562-0544
Preferred in person, text or email.  Phone calls may take a few days to return.
Please contact me for billing questions, Scarlet and general team questions.  I am the person that finalizes all meet entries as well.

Coach Lew
Email ltimberman@gmail.com
Phone (614) 783-4171
Preferred in person, phone or email.  Long text messages should be emails.

Coach Jenn
Email jennsecrest17@gmail.com
Phone (614) 657-3982
Text or email will get the quickest response.  Phone calls may take a few days.

Coach Jess
Email jessward.m@gmail.com
Phone (614) 562-9619
Text or email or is fine.

Worthington Meet October 22-23


We would like to start working on entries this week so that we can send the entry file to Worthington this week-end.  The email invitation was first sent to all 14 and under swimmers on 9/8.  We have resent the invite to everyone.  Please double check your response.  If you are not planning to attend, we do need to hear from you.  Thanks!!

Dayton Raiders Meet this week-end

About a third of the team is attending this very early season meet.
We do not have warm-up assignments or timelines at this point.  We will send a separate email this week to those attending with those updates.
Reminder that we are not attending Friday, 13-14's swim on Saturday only, 11-12's are Saturday & Sunday and 10-unders are Sunday only.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

$69.95 Charge on Bank Statement

Please check your statement for this unnecessary charge from active

What is ACTIVE Advantage?

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Apparel Orders Due Sunday, September 25!

Just a quick reminder that all apparel orders are due tomorrow!  We will be at MC Fitness to accept you final orders from 1-3:30 PM.  If you did not get an order form and would like one you can email Mary Owens at 3owens@gmail.com and she will email you one!  Thanks

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Monthly Payments

Thanks to everyone that has either paid their winter fees or has managed to track me down to set up monthly fees.  If you haven't been able to find me, I have uploaded a monthly fee authorization form that you can fill out at your convenience and bring to the next practice.  These can be given to any of our coaches.

Download your Authorization Form Here

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Raffle Tickets

The raffle tickets are in for our season long fundraiser!  Tickets are $10 each.  Please stop by to see either Ron or Laurie Sallows at practice to get your set of tickets to sell.  $8 from each ticket will go towards your $300 required fundraising.

Order Forms and Samples for new team apparel!

We will have order forms and samples for sizes available today at Columbus North.  We will also have them on Sunday at MC Fitness!  We are really excited about the new things we are offering so please be sure to stop by and check them out!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Buckeyes at Crew Stadium!

Attention Buckeye swimmers!! 

Looking for a fun night out with the Columbus Crew and your favorite swim team!! 

We have an opportunity to get tickets for the upcoming Crew game

 Saturday October 1st.

This is their last home game of the season!

Lower sidelines tickets are $31 and upper sidelines are $ 29*

If we have 50 tickets sold  we could reserve the south end party pavilion for $32 a ticket.

Please email Amanda Klein at

 kleinfa@aol.com

if you're interested in purchasing tickets so we can get a head count.

*We need a minimum of 20 tickets sold for the group pricing. 

Thank you

Amanda Klein 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Meet Entries Now Open

You can now visit your active.com portal and let us know if you are available to attend the first two meets.  Go here to declare your status: https://swimportal.active.com/?a=283056403
Each family does need to respond as to their availability, do not assume that we know what you are doing!  The first meet is October 7-9 in Dayton & is very appropriate for anyone that has ever competed in a swim meet.  If you are new to swim meets, please discuss with your coach whether or not you should hold off for the October 22-23 meet at Worthington.

You can also go to our website for updated meet information here: http://buckeyeswimclub.com/Meet%20Schedule.html

We are looking forward to a terrific meet season!
Go Buckeyes!

Shred it at MC!

Free Shredding Day

Join us at MC Fitness & Health on Sunday, September 11 for a free shredding day. It’s a great, safe chance to dispose of personal documents and electronics you no longer need or want, protect yourself against identity theft and fraud, and declutter your home and your life.
Unwanted documents may be brought in in either bags or boxes. All types of paper will be accepted, and staples, paper clips, rubber bands and binders do NOT need to be removed. Electronics will be accepted as well, although cathode ray monitors or televisions will NOT.
Items may be dropped off between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. At the end of the event, Royal Document Destruction will transport the documents to their plant in secure containers in the back of their locked truck. All of their trucks are monitored with a GPS system so they can track their movements at all times. The contents of the secure containers will be destroyed within 24 hours of arrival at the plant and will be under video surveillance and a monitored alarm system while they are on their premises.

http://www.mountcarmelhealth.com/shredding

MC Fitness Waivers & Use

Just a few reminders when practicing at MC Fitness:

  • All swimmers must have a parent or guardian sign a use waiver before their first practice.  Allow 15 minutes for this.
  • Swimmers should wait in the lobby until a  coach arrives.  At no time should a swimmer be on the pool deck without supervision.  Please try to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of practice.
  • Parents are welcome to watch practice from the top row of the bleachers.  MC Fitness is very strict about our interaction with non USA Swimming members during practice time.  (This is actually due to USA Swimming insurance guidelines).  Once the kids are in the water, parents cannot speak to swimmers or coaches and must either be in the bleachers or wait in the lobby.
  • Swimmers are not permitted to use member locker rooms or towels.  Even swimmers whose parents are members.  When our swimmers arrive to use the facility for Buckeye, they must behave as if they are a guest of the facility.
  • Please limit team locker room use to 5 minutes prior to practice and a quick and quiet 10 minutes after practice.  No climbing on lockers or into lockers.  The locker room is not our playground.  Always leave it neater than you found it. 
Together we can be great and valued guests of the MC Fitness Center.  Thank you for your help!!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Modified Jr / Sr Practice Schedule for September 5th and 6th

Juniors and Seniors will be on a modified schedule for September 5th and 6th.

Monday, September 5th:  8-10 a.m. (swim only) - Labor Day

Tuesday, September 6th:  4-5:30 p.m. (swim only) - please pick up your swimmers at 5:30 so Coach Lew can head to MC Fitness to run Scarlet practice.  Seniors who wish to stay for dry-land may do so on their own.

The remainder of the week's practices will be at regularly scheduled times for Junior and Senior.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Scarlet & Silver Practice Starts Next Week!

The long awaited first day of practice is just around the corner!!

Our first Scarlet Practice is Tuesday, September 6 at MC Fitness.  Coach Lew will be running Scarlet practice from 6:30-7:30 on this first day.  Coach Laurie is off on vacation to celebrate her 25th wedding anniversary with Rick.

Our first Silver Columbus practice is Wednesday, Sept. 7 with Coach Lew.
Silver MC starts their first practice on Thursday, Sept. 8 at MC Fitness with Coaches Jenn & Jessica.

If you ordered anything at registration you will be able to pick those items up at practice on September 11.

Next week Coach Jenn will have Weds Scarlet practice and Thursday Silver MC.  Lew will take the Thursday Scarlet practice.  Coach Jessica Ward will also start her first day with us at Thursday Silver practice!  Be sure to welcome Coach Jessica to the Buckeye family!!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Payment Set Up

Hi,
We have received a few questions about how to set up monthly payments.  We are in the process of getting everyone's accounts set up on QuickBooks. We will use Intuit Merchant Services to process all electronic payments (credit cards, echecks, etc.).  Once we do that you will simply need to swing by the end of a practice to get started.  We will have specific days available to do that beginning the week of September 12.

Become a Swimming Official!

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Fall Officials Clinics

The Fall Officials Clinics are now posted on the Ohio Swimming website:
Central:
Sun Oct 9 (1:00p-4:00p) - Lazelle Woods Community Center*
* Registration at 12:30p.  General meeting at 1:00p. Breakout sessions after the General Meeting. 
Click here for Central flyer
The details for each clinic can be found on the home page of the Ohio Swimming website (under the LSC meetings/clinics tab next to the swim meet listing) and on the OSI Calendar (click directly on the calendar menu, not on the sub-menus).

Pam Birnbrich
Officials Chair
Ohio Swimming 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New Team Apparel Coming Soon!

The Apparel Committee has been working hard on getting some new team apparel items ready to be ordered.  We anticipate having samples and order forms available during the first week of practice.  We will be offering short sleeve t-shirts, baseball style t-shirt, towels, flannel pajama bottoms and leggings in our fall sale.  We also plan on having another sale before the holidays and adding some more winter options such as hooded sweatshirts, knit hats, blankets, etc.

Booster Club Fall Board Meeting

The Booster Club will be holding a fall meeting on Tuesday, September 6 at 6:30 P.M. at MC Fitness.  Please plan on attending if you would like to learn more about the Booster Club or team activities.


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hotel Blocks for Travel Meets

We have hotel blocks secured for our 3 travel meets this fall/winter season. 

Our first travel meet is October 7-9, 2016 at Dayton Raiders.  We have a block of rooms reserved at the Homewood Suites-Dayton/Fairborn.
2750 Presidential Way
Fairborn, OH 45324
Use the following link to reserve a room:


If you prefer to call the hotel # is: (937)429-0600. Rooms are reserved under Buckeye Swim Club until September 7, 2016 or all rooms in block are booked.

We will travel to Bowling Green, OH December 2-4, 2016.  We have rooms at a Hampton Inn in BG.
Rooms will be held until November 2 or all rooms in block are booked.  They are being held under block for Buckeye Swim Club below is the contact info for the hotel:

Hampton Inn
142 Campbell Hill Road
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Ph: 419-353-3464

Our 3rd travel meet takes us back to Dayton February 3-5, 2017 and we will be staying at Homewood Suites again
Homewood Suites-Dayton/Fairborn.
2750 Presidential Way
Fairborn, OH 45324
Use the following link to reserve a room:



If you prefer to call the hotel # is: (937)429-0600.  Rooms will be held until January 3, 2017 or all rooms in block are booked.  Rooms are under block for Buckeye Swim Club.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Website Updates Continue

We are continuing to add content to the new website.  This week we have updated the practice schedule into our google calendars & have started to build the meet information blocks on our meet schedule page.  Please continue to let us know if there is a part of the website that isn't working that you would like to have functional!  We are also still looking for parents and swimmers to send us testimonials or reviews to include on our website.  Short and sweet is fine, or long and detailed.  We'll take anything that you feel comfortable sharing!

Welcome New Swimmers!

We are very excited to welcome a number of new swimmers to the team.  Parents please be sure to introduce yourselves to our newcomers at our first practices in September!

Leah Adkins  - 12  - Lewis Center
Addison Almashy  - 8  - galena
Elena Benz  - 7 - Powell
Zoie Buck  - 9  - New Albany
Julia Cain 8  - lewis  - center
Savannah Cornelius  - 8  - Westerville
Amanda Jones  - 11  - Powell
Samantha Jones  - 13 - Powell
Sabrina Kahl  - 12  - Powell
Adam Kinnison  - 9 -  Powell
Melaina Randall  -  10  - Westerville
Kate Ulrich  - 9  - Delaware
Brody Van Frayen  - 9  - Lewis Center
Kevin Zhang -  8 -  Powell


Scarlet and Silver MC groups are nearly full

We currently have three spots remaining in Scarlet and eight in the Silver MC Fitness group,  We anticipate both groups filling soon and going to a waitlist.  If you intend to register, please do not wait any longer.  If you have questions, please ask!

Practice Equipment & Team Gear

All swimmers should take a moment to check the state of their gear bag.  The following items are needed in your bag at practice:

Kickboard
Fins
Pullbuoy (if under 110 pounds, purchase a junior pullbuoy)
Mesh Bag to carry it in

Seniors and Juniors also need a snorkel and sculling paddles

DO NOT BUY at local retailers.  Little known fact the Speedo product sold at retailers like Target and Dicks is recreation quality and not really suitable for swim team.
All items can be purchased here: http://www.swimoutlet.com/bkys  - click on 'Practice Gear'

SwimOutlet has a distribution center in West Chester.  Most items arrive in two days with regular ground shipping.

If you decide to buy team apparel while visiting swimoutlet.com, please make sure you purchase all team items in team colors.  The backpack must be silver/gray, team suit is red,  the team sweats are in red/black, etc.  No pink, neon green or other color team gear can have our logo or be utilized at swim meets.

The most popular goggles on the market are Speedo Vanquishers.  Mirrored or metallic goggles are not necessary for indoor swimming.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Team Suit Available

This year we do not plan to change our team suit.  This is a little risky as Speedo has not officially renewed it's style.  However, there are still suits available at swimoutlet.com/bkys in our team portal.  We also have a handful in stock that you can purchase right away.  Please take a moment to check the fit and condition of your current team suit.  Our goal is to make it to February in what you have.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

WTG Sebby Martin!!

Buckeye 200 pledges are continuing to come in, and thus far we have done a decent job raising funds.   Thus far we have raised $4,589.50!!  Not bad for a small team but slightly short of our goal of $150 per swimmer.  A huge congratulations goes to our top fundraiser, Sebby Martin!  Sebby has raised $832.50!!  

The following swimmers have participated to date - thank you so much for your support of our program!!
Jeremy Baggs
Samantha Blackburn
Katie Bozoti
Misaki Campbell
Naomi Campbell
Jonathon Diakogeorgiou
Sam Evers
Matt Gerold
Andrew Huang
Elizabeth Intihar
Philip Johnson
Tyler Klein
Jet Lopeman
Christopher Martin
Sebby Martin
Richard Mazur
Nick Mountz
Jacy Mox
Ashley Sallows
Kaitlyn Sallows
Will Stringer
Coach Lew Timberman
Amanda Varian

If we missed you - please email us!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Junior Group Schedule Clarification

The schedule for Juniors includes an optional practice on Mondays. This is important for attendance calculations. It is recommended that Juniors attend the five practices offered Tuesdays Wednesdays,  Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

2016-17 Team Information

Our information and schedule for the 2016-17 season is now available!
Important changes to note:

  • The fundraising fee is required, but gives you an opportunity to fund raise the cost of your typical fees.  You can always write a check for fundraising instead of participating.
  • We have at least two travel meets on the schedule.  One in March for the Senior group, and one in April for our age groupers (in Clearwater, FL with time standards).  Those that attend will have the opportunity to put 50% of monies raised over their minimum in a  travel account to help with the cost of attending those meets.
  • The Scarlet group fee is for this WINTER, we expect spring and summer training to run at about $500-600.  
  • When you add in the extras we charged last year (fundraising, MC Fitness surcharge) the increase in fees is between 2-5%
  • We will only collect registration and meet fees at active.com.  This saves us about 3% on processing.  You can either set up monthly electronic installment payments with me or pay by check.  These payments are outlined on the fee info page of the packet.
  • The booster club has fantastic ideas for helping you raise that fundraising fee.  We want to make it as painless as possible.
  • The website will be updated ASAP.  It is still under construction!
  • Thanks to some creativity from MC we did not have to do anything extremely weird with the schedule.  Everyone fits into the space we have.
  • The registration fee is good for one year.
Action items needed ASAP:
  1. Register online this week and save $10!
    Based on tryouts the Scarlet group is FULL - DO NOT WAIT TO REGISTER!
  2. Send us a brief testimonial to use on our website, or review Buckeye on our Facebook page.
  3. Tell your friends to join.  We have a huge need for high school swimmers and will make it as  easy as we can (schedules) for them to be a part of Buckeye.  We would also like to see more fall sport kids join our Columbus North Silver program!


Looking forward to a terrific 2016-17 season!!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Sr. Meet Warm-up Times

Based on the adjusted timeline for the 2016 LC Sr. Meet, please note adjusted warm-up times:

Friday:  8 a.m.
Saturday & Sunday:  7:45 a.m.

There will only be one warm-up lane available during the meet.  No other pools are available for warm-up / cool-down.  Please cool-down immediately after your swim and talk to a coach AFTER you cool-down.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Underwater Kick, Free & Fly Clinic

Hello Team,

Our friends at Unified Aquatic Club is hosting the next Fitter & Faster clinic in Columbus. Not only does it look like a terrific clinic,  but I think it'd be great for us to go support another small team!

This clinic coming up will be led by two Olympians and will focus on fast freestyle, butterfly and underwater dolphin kicking. The producer of the clinics (Fitter and Faster Swim Tour) has provided me with a discount code for our swim families to useSign up today and use discount code: COLUMBUS to save 10% on the registrationsThe code stops working in 3 days (July 30th).

Elite clinicians, Christine Magnuson and Peter Vanderkaay, are leading two clinics to teach participants how to maintain proper body position for butterfly with excellent rhythm and tempo! PLUS, learn how to make the most of your streamline and underwater kicking to give you the edge on your competition!

Click the links below to learn more and to sign up before the clinics are promoted to the public:

Ages 11 & under: Fast Freestyle, Butterfly and Underwater Dolphin Kicking

  https://fitterandfaster.com/swim-clinics/fast-freestyle-butterfly-and-underwater-dolphin-kicking-columbus-oh/

Ages 12 & up: High Performance Freestyle, Butterfly and Underwater Dolphin Kicking

 - https://fitterandfaster.com/swim-clinics/high-performance-freestyle-butterfly-and-underwater-dolphin-kicking-columbus-oh/

This is a terrific opportunity for us to learn and have a fun day.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Final Week Senior/Junior Practice Schedule:

Click red text for links to Senior Meet Information.

Please note the adjusted schedule below for our FINAL week of practice for the Summer 2016 season.  Psych Sheets are posted on the Bowling Green Swim Club web-site.  

You must print and display the BGSU Parking Pass and park in designated lots during the meet.

Monday a.m. ::: 6:30-8:30 @ Minerva Park
Monday p.m. ::: 3:15-5:15 @ Sports Club (Sr. Only)

Tuesday a.m. ::: 7-8:30 @ Minerva Park
Tuesday p.m. ::: 3:15-4:45 @ Sports Club (Sr. Only)

Wednesday p.m. ::: 3:15-4:45 @ Sports Club (Sr. Only)

Thursday a.m. ::: 7-8:30 - @ Minerva Park

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Pledges due

All swimmers should have turned in their $150 fundraising fee by this evening. Please make checks payable to Buckeye Swim Boosters.

Congratulations to those of you that raised above & beyond the requirement! So far nine swimmers (& coach Lew) have turned in their pledges, bringing our total to $1500 on a goal of $7500. We'll send out a detailed list of results next week. Keep up the good work Buckeyes!

Buckeye takes Miami by storm

The team had a stellar showing at the Ohio JO Championships this past weekend.

Ashley Sallows competed in the 400 IM,  earning a personal best. 

Thaine Nederveld competed in his first meet as a teenager. After earning all of his cuts as a 12 yr old,  Thaine 'aged up' celebrating his birthday on Monday.  Thaine was impressively poised & earned best times in the 200 br & 400 IM. 

Will Magee competed in the 50 back & dropped 4 seconds! 

Andrew Huang competed in seven events,  with best times in 5, top 8 finishes in two events and three new team records! Andrew cleared Chase Swearingens 100 back, 100 br and 200 IM!

Kaitlyn Sallows swam 7 events, earned 7 best times and picked up three new zone cuts in the 50 free,  100 free & 50 back! Kaitlyn placed in several events with a top place of 4th in the 200 free!

Elizabeth Intihar swam her last meet as an age grouper, turning 15 at the meet. She picked up three best times and had a huge drop in the 400 free,  earning a sectional cut and 4th place! Elizabeth broke Kristen Sivard's team record from twenty years ago. Kristen was a terrific freestyler that went on to swim for Miami!

Congratulations Buckeyes!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Tentative Jr/Sr Practice Schedule: 7/19-23

Junior and Senior will run an adjusted schedule during the USA Central Zone Sectional Meet held at OSU.  The tentative schedule is listed below.  If you wish to attend Sectionals as a spectator to see some fast swimming and cheer on Elizabeth and Logan, please see a coach for spectator information and times.

Elizabeth - 200 Butterfly,  400 Freestyle (Bonus: 100 Butterfly, 200 Breaststroke)
Logan - 200 Breaststroke, 200 Butterfly, 400 IM (Bonus: 100 Breaststroke, 100 Butterfly, 200 IM)

Tues 7/19 - AM: @ Minerva Park ::: 6:30-9 Jr / 6:30-9:30 Sr
                   PM: @ Sports Club ::: 3:15-5:15 Sr
                   
Weds 7/20 - NPG Only - TBA-NOT BEFORE 1 p.m.
                    Sectional Swimmer Warm-up 7 a.m. @ Sports Club

Thurs 7/21 - AM: @ Minerva Park ::: 6:30-8:30
                    PM: @ Sports Club ::: 3:15-5:15

Fri      7/22 - AM: @ Minerva Park ::: 7-9:00

Sat     7/23 -    AM: Senior Only @ Sports Club 7-8:30*

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Tryouts for Scarlet & Silver

Tryouts for Scarlet & Silver group, plus evaluations for our age group program will be held Thursday, July 21 from 6-7 at MC Fitness & Health. We are asking all returning & new swimmers to attend tryouts this year.  Please sign up for tryouts here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E45ACA62FA31-tryouts


Please check your Account

Several items did not auto bill to some of our family accounts.  Please check your account.  If there is a balance due, we ask that it is paid in full as soon as possible.   Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Buckeye Boosters Meeting

Hello Buckeye Families!  We will hold a meeting on Thursday, July 21 at 6:30 PM at MC Fitness.  This meeting will be held during the try out session for the Silver/Scarlet Group for the 2016-17 Fall/Winter Season.  We have several important pieces of information to cover during this meeting,  the first being formation of the Buckeye Booster Board Members.  If you are interested in holding a Board position (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and 2 at large members) and/or being a co-chair of a committee (we are looking at the following committees: social, fundraising, awards, apparel) please email me at lesallows@columbus.rr.com with your intent so we will have an idea of who is interested before the meeting. We also need to get together a hiring committee to "hire" our coach for Silver/Scarlet group.  Look Forward to seeing everyone at the meeting.
Laurie Sallows

Regional Swimmers Rock Gahanna

The coaches and parents are very proud of our Buckeye Regional meet swimmers for lighting up the pool in Gahanna.   Buckeye swimmers racked up over 74% best times and had two new JO qualifying swims from Kaitlyn Sallows (50 fly) and Ashley Sallows (400 IM)!

The next stop is the OHIO JO CHAMPIONSHIP in Oxford, Ohio.  Qualifying to represent BKYS are 10 & Under:  Andrew Huang, Kaitlyn Sallows; 11-12: Ashley Sallows; 13-14:  Elizabeth Intihar and Thaine Nederveld

You can see a complete list of results and improvements & some pics from the meet at our OneDrive meet folder

No practice at MC Fitness this Thursday

Thursday practice at MC Fitness (6 pm) is canceled this week.  The team will be headed to Ohio JO champs on Thursday morning.  Go Buckeyes!

Meets are over, but we still have practice :)

If your meets have ended for summer, but you'd still like to hop in the water for a practice now and then, you're in luck.  We do have a few drop in practices open to any Buckeye from the 2016-17 (yes this includes swimmers that we didn't see once this summer).  You are welcome to swing by for a very relaxed, low key practice on any of these days:

Monday 7/18 6-7:30 at MC Fitness (this is our last official day at MC this summer)
Tuesday 7/19 7:45-9:15 am at Minerva Park
Thursday 7/21 -TRYOUTS - 6-7 at MC Fitness
Friday 7/22 7:45-9:15 am at Minerva Park
Tuesday 7/26 7:45-9:15 am at Minerva Park