Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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:
Friday, October 14, 2016
Sunday, October 30
(Silver & Senior practice will be offered early on Sunday to accommodate everyone’s schedules)
Bonfire only - free for parents
Sling Shot (extra $1 fee for 3 gourds)
Peddle Go Carts
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
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 email@example.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!!
Amanda and Jackie
Keep up the good work Buckeyes!
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
- 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.
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
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Subject: You are invited to participate in the meet 2016 OH UASC Golden Bear Invitational starting 11/04/2016
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Sunday, October 2, 2016
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
Refund Active Advantage Membership
If you would like to be considered for a refund of your Active Advantage membership please Contact Us.
If you would prefer to keep your current membership but not renew automatically, please view Disable Advantage Membership Auto-Renewal.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Download your Authorization Form Here
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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
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.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
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!
- 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.
Friday, September 2, 2016
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
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
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.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016
142 Campbell Hill Road
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Our 3rd travel meet takes us back to Dayton February 3-5, 2017 and we will be staying at Homewood Suites again
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
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
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.
- Register online this week and save $10!
Based on tryouts the Scarlet group is FULL - DO NOT WAIT TO REGISTER!
- Send us a brief testimonial to use on our website, or review Buckeye on our Facebook page.
- 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!
Friday, July 29, 2016
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
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 use. Sign up today and use discount code: COLUMBUS to save 10% on the registrations. The 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
Ages 12 & up: High Performance Freestyle, Butterfly and Underwater Dolphin Kicking
This is a terrific opportunity for us to learn and have a fun day.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
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
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!
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!
Monday, July 18, 2016
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
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
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
Thursday, July 7, 2016
We will also take orders for a team polo. The polo is dark gray & will include the Speedo logo and our team logo. Cost is $37.50 per shirt. Speedo has donated most of these shirts, $25 per shirt will go towards your fundraising.
Checks only please. Make these payable to Buckeye Swim Boosters. Reply to this email to order.
New this year!
10-unders are timed finals in all events. Please read the psych sheet. If your 10-under is top 16 in an event they swim in the evening. If they are not top 16 in that event they swim that event in the morning session.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of warmups. We will stretch prior to getting in the water.
Friday 7:20 am
Finals 4:50 pm
Finals 5:10 pm
Sunday 7:40 am
Sunday 4:30 pm
If you have a tent we could use 1-2 more for the meet. The team owns one and will have it on hand.
Friday RED (goal digger)
Saturday GRAY (swimions)
Sunday pink or black
Just a reminder to stay hydrated throughout the day. This could be a long, hot meet. Smart swimmers that stay hydrated & out of the sun will have the advantage.
The team has had a terrific spring & summer of training with lots of new & effective stroke changes. We are looking forward to & expecting a lot of very fast swims from our swimmers. However, not all races come together as planned & sometimes we are left disappointed.
No matter how you feel about your swim, your swimmer or your coach please remember to have kind words in the team area and around teammates. We look forward to a fun and fast meet, however disappointments could happen. Let's handle those with grace.
When posting anything to social media this weekend please include #swimions in your post
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
If you wish to subscribe to mailchimp, you can do so here: http://eepurl.com/b8IRF5
The first MailChimp email will go out Thursday at 10 am.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Friday – Red (Goal Digger), Saturday – Gray (Swimions), Sunday – Black
I have a few extras of each shirt, text by 2:00 Thursday if you are interested ($15 each shirt)
Saturday, June 25
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Our new website is now live! Please take a moment to peruse & play.
We also have a new registration & payment system provided by active.com and our friends at Hy-tek (the makers of meet mobile). As soon as you've registered for spring we will deactivate your billing at TeamUnify (buckeyeswimclub.com)
Check us out at bkyswim.com
Monday, August 5, 2013
Thanks also to those that have shown their support by registering early for next season. It is so much easier to put together a schedule when we know who we are scheduling for! Remember that registration is $70 & refundable this year. If you have not already done so, please register here: https://buckeyeswimclub.swimtopia.com/register/647/main
We do anticipate a very similar schedule to last winter & spring, it is just the location that is giving us trouble at the moment. The only other really scheduling issue we are dealing with right now, is that it may be too cold (in August!) to swim outdoors for our stroke clinic. Let's hope for warmer weather in the coming weeks!
Congratulations to all of our swimmers that broke team records this summer. We had a another season of fast swimming and great team efforts. i wanted to take a moment to share with you who broke team records and the accomplishments of some of those former record holders.
Senior Boys 200 & 800 Free Relay
Tom Dawson, Keanan Fomich, Cam Hackett & Andrew Davis combined to break our boys relay records. The previous 200 free record include an OSU college swimmer on the crew of 4! Brian Dillard, one of the prior record holding relay members went on to swim for Harvard & Steve Plogsted went on to swim for OSU.
10 & Under Boys 200 Medley Relay
Chase Bateman, Graham Weidenhamer, Thaine Nederveld and Chase Swearingen combined to best the prior relay of Masyuki Kishida, Sean Maloney, Matt Finney & Kyle Maloney. Kyle Maloney went on to be named swimmer of the meet as a 10 year old at the Ohio JO Champs. Masayuki Kishida was a 2008 Olympian & Japan National Record Holder in the 100 fly!
Macey had a huge summer, obliterating the 50,100 & 200 free, 50 &100 back, 50 fly and 200 IM records. She has broken records previously held by our own Chelsea Bailey (Kentucky), Kyley Eisenman (who went on to swim for Hawaii) and Bunny Boyd (Patty's youngest).
Graham crushed the 50 & 100 breast records. Both records were previously held by Andrew Kruppa and were 18 years old!
Chase shattered the 100 free, 50 & 100 back and 100 breast records this year. Congrats Chase!
Tom broke the men's 50 breast team record during the first 50 of his 100 breast!!
Congratulations again to our group of young achievers. Many of these records were over 10 years old!!
Monday, July 29, 2013