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Sunday Practice Time Change

Due to a Lifeguard class being held at the pool we may need to adjust our Sunday practice time back slightly.  We will let you know as soon as we have a confirmation of this.  Watch your email, the teamapp and facebook for changes.


Buckeye Swim Club now has their own Smartphone App. It'll keep you up-to-date with your favorite team's news, events, schedules and much more.

To get the full features of your teams App you need to download Team App onto your smartphone. Download Team App here (http://teamapp.com/app). Its 100% FREE.

Launch Team App.
Then:
1. Sign-up to Team App. You'll be sent an email to confirm your registration.
2. Log in. Then search for Buckeye Swim Club and request access to group(s) that apply to you.

If you don't have a smartphone, reply to this email so you can be added manually and you'll receive email notifications.

Michael's Meats Fundraiser

Once again we will be offering the delicious Michael's Meats just in time for Summer grilling!  Important dates to remember 
Ending sale  THURSDAY MAY 3
Delivery/pick-up date is MONDAY MAY 21 5:30-6:30 at Columbus North. 
Get your order form here: ORDER FORM

OR please see Amanda Klein for an order form and price sheet.  Any question please call or text Amanda at 614-774-0140

New Team Records!

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Congratulations to our four swimmers that set 15 new team records this year!
10-under boys Andrew Huang broke two records that had been set in 2015.At JO’s he broke the 100 IM with a 1:07.81 and at the Florida Showcase meet he broke the 100 back record with a 1:03.91.
11-12 Girls Kaitlyn Sallows broke three records this season.First to go was the 500 freestyle record with a 5:33.51.The previous record of 5:34.62 was set by (Coach) Chelsea Bailey in 1999!She also broke her sisters 400 IM record from last year with a 4:58.16. Last, she broke a 21 year old record in the 200 fly (previously set by Alex Kramer) with a 2:25.88.
13-14 Girls Ashley Sallows broke two records in one swim!Swimming the mile she set a new record in the 1000 with a 11:18.81, breaking a 21 year old record.She finished the Mile in 18:34.50, breaking a 19 year old record previously held by Meghan Kroll.
Senior Girls Elizabeth Intihar set eight records this year!In freestyle broke her own record in the 500 free several times t…

Spring Invoices have been sent

Spring Invoices for all Scarlet, Silver and Intro swimmers that responded to the sign up request have been emailed.  If you did not receive your invoice, please contact us ASAP.

Spring Schedule Updated in Portal

The spring schedule has been updated in your Active Portal.  You should be able to see practices in your portal.  If you cannot, please contact Coach Laurie ASAP.

Google Reviews

Parents, we are now a located business on Google!  We have already seen increased traffic to the website and interest in the club as a result.  We do need your help.  Please take a minute to Google us and give us a review.  This will help people know that we are legit.  If you have time to include a sentence or two about what you like most about Buckeye that would also be wonderful. Remember you are reviewing the team and not the facility.  Facility feedback can be added to the Columbus North Athletic Club Google page. Thanks!

Spread Kindness Project

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14 Acts of Kindness 
In an effort to make our corner or the world a kinder place, we'd like to do a small spread kindness project with the team.  There are 14 weeks between each groups first day and last meet this summer. We would like to have a different spread kindness project each week and are taking suggestions from swimmers and parents! Please submit your ideas for a weekly kindness project.  Each project should be something short and simple to do, and something that an eight year old could complete with little stress. We are looking for small acts of kindness that brightens the day of people around us.

Here is a great resource to help you get started on ideas to share
http://www.spreadkindness.org/

Our JO team decided they would get the project going and had bag tags made up for the swim meet participants.  They were received with lots of smiles from a lot of very nervous swimmers.  The bag tags are pictured here.

NOTICE TO PARENTS : RACING START SAFETY

From the USA Swimming office:
To  avoid risk  of  serious  injury,  no  swimmer  who has  not  been  properly  trained should attempt  to  perform  a racing start,  from  either  a  starting  block  or  the side  of  the  pool,  into less  than six  feet  of  water.

USA  Swimming has  implemented  a  racing  start  certification program  where  a swimmer’s  coach documents  his  or  her  professional  judgment  that  a  swimmer  has  demonstrated sufficient  skill  to  safely perform  a  racing  start  into  four  feet  of  water  in  competition.

There are  rare  occasions  when swimmers  may  participate  in swimming competitions  not  under  the supervision of  a  certified  home club  coach.  In  these situations,  it  is  the parent’s  responsibility  to make sure the swimmer  does  not  attempt  to perform  a  racing start  in less  than  six  feet  of  water  if  the swimmer  has  not been properly  certified  by  the  swimmer’s  home  club coach  to  do so.  (Additionally,  sh…

Regional Wrap Up

(it’s never too late to recognize our awesome kiddos)
The team competed at Regionals last month at Ohio State and had quite the amazing meet.  Beyond winning events  and moving on to JO’S, it’s really important to us that all of our swimmers are continuing to show improvements.  And wow! did they ever!!

Personal Best Sweeps
The following swimmers had all best times, which is quite a huge accomplishment! Especially considering many of these kiddos swam over a dozen events in three days between prelims and finals.
Leah Adkins, Samantha Blackburn, Jonathan Diakogeorgiou, Amanda Jones, Tyler Klein, Justin Li, Thaine Nederveld, Aubrey Pritchard, Nathan Reynolds, Kaitlyn Sallows, Kayla Simashkevich, Will Stringer and competing in their first meets Karen Yang and Toby Halker!!

Bests less One (or Two)
The following swimmers hit best times in all but one event:
Nanami Campbell, Reece Hanley, Christopher Martin, Melaina Randall & Ella Seelandt!
And these awesome people hit best times in all…