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Regional Volunteers needed

We need all sorts of help (approx 20-30 parents are needed each session) to run a great meet 2/24-26 at Worthington.  I've had several parents come up with some great and fun team activities to reward our kiddos this year.  Please pitch in to make the meet a success.  Click below to sign-up!

TYR Meet Info

Warm-up times: Friday 5:30 pm, all swimmers must be checked in before 5:30. Saturday 7:00 am (ages 11 & over) Saturday & Sunday 12:30 pm (ages 10 & under) Sunday 7:30 am (ages 11 & over) Finals are for the top 16 preliminary swimmers in 9-10, 11-12 events and the top 24 preliminary swimmers in 13 & over events. MEET NOTES *All events on Friday night as well as the 1650 Freestyle (Saturday) are positive check-in events at Clerk of Course. *Check-in deadline is 30minutes before the session begins on Friday and by 8:30am for the 1650 Freestyle. *Everyone entered in FridayNight Events, the 1650 Freestyle Events WILL swim. It was not necessary to limit these events. These Events are deck seeded events and you MUST check-in to be seeded! *Friday night events are being swum SLOWEST to FASTEST. *Deck Entries will NOT be accepted.This meet is FULL and NO HEATS will be added. *The Gym is available on Saturday and Sunday at all sessions.We welcome you to set up a

Practice Pick Up

Parents - please have your kids read this. Before practice, please put your clothes inside a bag.  Clothes strewn everywhere tend to get misplaced or picked up by someone else. After practice, please carefully pick up all of your things.  Check that what you are picking up and putting in your mesh bag is yours - does it have your name on it? And last, but not least, TAKE your water bottle, cap and goggles with you :)

Marriott Scrip Bonus starts 2/4

Marriott 2% Bonus Begins February 4 Order at  All order must be paid for with a check to Buckeye Swim Club.  100% of your order (less $1-4 in s/h) goes into your meet fee account. Marriott ®  and Great Lakes Scrip Center are excited to offer a 2% bonus contribution from Saturday, February 4, 2012, through Friday, February 17, 2012.  That means you can purchase the $50, $100 and $500 Marriott's TravelCards ® with a 10% contribution instead of the normal 8% contribution, during that time period only. With the TravelCard, stay at any of Marriott's hotels worldwide and experience the superior customer service that is the hallmark of Marriott.  Their hotel brands include:  JW Marriott ® Hotels, Autograph Collection ® , Renaissance ® Hotels, Marriott ® Hotels & Resorts, Marriott ®  Vacation Club, Courtyard ® , Fairfield Inn and Suites ® , SpringHill Suites ® , Residence Inn ® and TownePlace Suites ® .  With over 3,600 hotels worldwide, they ar


Pictured are our Sunday Finalists Jeremy, Luke, Lauren, Rachel, Macey & Bobbi.  Back row: Ellie, Elissa, Maddie, Nick & Jeremy. 

Tough girls!

Congrats to our 10 and under tough girls that swam 5 outstanding 100 butterflies on Sunday at the Kelly German meet. 

FUN volunteers needed

I am looking for a few volunteers to coordinate and help plan some upcoming Buckeye events.  The pool project has me with no extra time on my hands to do this!  We have our annual banquet coming up in April, I need someone to help plan and coordinate this.  Also, we are planning a team trip to a meet in Newport News, Virginia June 29-July 1.  I think a well planned trip could be ridiculously fun for swimmers and parents.  Please contact me if you are interested.

Cincinnati meet hotel

Courtyard by Marriott Blue Ash 4625 Lake Forest Drive Cincinnati, OH 45242 513-733-4334 COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT CINCINNATI - BLUE ASH  WELCOMES SWIMMERS Marriott International is now the preferred National Sponsor with USA Swimming and the Cincinnati Marlins. We are excited that your team will be visiting Cincinnati area. Included is a glimpse of services we offer for teams that stay with us. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will make you feel right at home and our sports friendly standards will have everyone in the team relaxed and stress free. Please contact us if you have any questions, we will be happy to help! Special Rate of $89 Includes Complimentary Continental Breakfast  Large Indoor pool and whirlpool Refrigerators in every room Complimentary wired and wireless internet  Plug & Play in every guest room - Bring your Play station, XBOX, Ipod, Portable DVD Player or Laptop and connect to 37” LCD HD Flat Panel TVs  Located just 10 miles from Keating


Winning is giving your best self away Winning is serving with grace every day. You’ll know that you have won when your friends say it’s true, “I like who I am, when I’m around you.” You look for the best in the others you see And you help us become who we’re trying to be. Winning is helping someone who’s down It’s sharing a smile instead of a frown. It’s giving your children a hug by the fire And sharing the values and dreams that inspire. It’s giving your parents the message, “I care. Thanks, Mom and Dad, for being so fair.” Winners are willing to give more than they get Their favors are free, you’re never in debt. Winners respect every color and creed They share and they care for everyone’s need. The losers keep betting that winning is getting But there’s one of life’s laws that they keep forgetting. And this is the law you can live and believe The more that you give, the more you’ll receive. -Author Unknown

Bob Evans Tuesday

We are having another Bob Evans dine in Tuesday at the Bob Evans at 23 & Powell Rd.  Please support the team fundraising efforts by visiting Bobs on Tuesday!  Print the flyer (link below) and present it to the cashier for credit. Bob Evans Flyer

Monday Schedule

Start & Turn Clinics (everything is at the Columbus North Sports Club) 6:00-7:30 ages 13 & up 2:00-3:30 ages 8 & under 3:00-4:30 ages 9-12 Practice Schedule: Silver 1 & 2  - combined practice from 4:30-6 Buckeye Combo & Too - regular schedule Senior - regular schedule

Start & Turn Clinic!

Monday, January 16 After much discussion, the coaching staff has decided to spend some of the "fun" money from Katy Callard concessions on a start and turn clinic for the kids.  We will have clinics separated out by age as follows: 6:00-7:30 ages 13 & up 2:00-3:30 ages 8 & under 3:00-4:30 ages 9-12 I know that's not as much fun as a water park, which was one idea I kicked out - but after researching them, I was kind of grossed out by the customer feedback sites.  So the other thought was snow tubing at MRM, which wouldn't be bad - we'd probably be able to do it in our swim suits since cold weather is no where to be seen :)  But the coaches have been grumbling for some time that we need a clinic, so they won!  We'll try to do a pizza party in early February as well.

Pool News

I had the opportunity to present our project to the OLSD School Board tonight and formally ask for school land as a home for our pool.  The meeting went very well, with some great questions and observations from the Board.  We were given the thumbs up to continue our quest.  It appears that the next stop will be legal, followed by finding a viable site for the pool! Thanks to Vickie, Jim, Krista, Debbie and Wendy for being there tonight.  Jim Davis also spoke to the board on behalf of our district swim parents and did a great job representing the family perspective of what this means to all of us!  A special thank you as well to Wendy who put together an amazing letter for everyone to sign and pass on.

Swim Buddies

Silver swimmers got creative at practice recently, creating swim buddies to keep them entertained during a kick set.  Pictured: Natalie, Bobbi, Luke, Grace, Graham, Rachel, Macey & Dylan.

Schedule this Week

Monday, 1/2 - no practice - GO BUCKS! We will resume our regular weekly practice schedule for all groups on Tuesday 1/3.   This is a change from the schedule sent two weeks ago.  It has come to my attention that many of our swimmers return to school on Tuesday and cannot make the earlier practice time.  Our regular practice schedule has had some minor changes.  Buckeye Select 1, Combo and Too should refer to the schedule sent by Coach Patty in December.  Silver 2 swimmers can expect to finish practices between 5:45 and 6 on Mondays and Fridays.  Scarlets are now 6-8 on Fridays.  All of these changes will be updated on the google calendar by the end of the day on Monday.