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Senior Meet

Ohio Senior Meet Information: Listed is the warm-up schedule for the Senior Championships at OSU this weekend.  Our warm-up is 8am on Friday / Saturday and 7am on Sunday.  Please be a few minutes early and ready to enter the water at those times – NOT ARRIVING IN THE GARAGE AT THE LISTED TIME. Approximate Prelims Finish Times: Friday – 1:00 pm (one pool) Saturday – 11:00 am girls / 12N boys Not counting 1000 / 1650 FS Sunday – 11:15 am Please take note of the racing format and timeline: We will use two-pool racing on Saturday and Sunday mornings as well as flyover starts for all prelim and timed-finals sessions.  When two-pool racing, women will be at the south (diving well end) of the pool and men will be at the north (scoreboard end).  Friday and Saturday prelims will begin at 9:00am and finals will begin at 6:00pm.  Also, to ensure that we are done in time for the varsity meetthe Sunday session will begin at 8:00am.  When two pool racing is used, and for Friday morning warm-

Mini Meet Updates

Warm up lane assignments: Session 1: Saturday Morning 8:10-8:30 AM Lane 6: BKYS (15) 9:00 START Session 2: Saturday Afternoon 1:10-1:30 PM Lane 5: BKYS (12) / WAC (1) 2:00 PM START Session 3: Sunday Morning 8:10-8:30 AM Lane 6: BKYS (18) 9:00 START Session 4: Sunday Afternoon 1:10-1:30 PM Lane 5: BKYS (12) / WAC (1) 2:00 PM START

A Note from Coach Julie

Hello Buckeyes! I have a passion for promoting swimming and keeping in shape, but also a compassion for helping out others.  As many of you know, I am a triathlete! A triathlete competes in a triple race event of swimming, biking, and then running to the finish line. This year, I was chosen to be 1 of 56 triathletes in the U.S. to race for a national triathlon team called Eleonore Rocks. The mission of Eleonore Rocks is to provide a bit of comfort to the families, children and babies in medical crisis by donating rocking chairs to NICUs, pediatric units, and hospital rooms throughout the United States. To find out more about the Eleonore Rocks organization, you can go to . A rocking chair will be donated to a hospital for every $450 that is donated through my link to help provide comfort to pediatric patients and their families.  You can even specifically designate your donation in the name of or to remember a special loved one.  There is a review

Pool Party!

Parents and swimmers had a ton of fun Saturday night at the Westerville Rec Center!  Thanks to all of our organizers and our Booster Club!  A special shout out to Wendy Butcher for making this happen and Barb Burton for the yummy pizza!


We are still in need of volunteers for Regionals.  This is a friendly reminder that this is our main fundraiser for the team, we do need everyone to pitch in and help at this meet. Anyone signed up to work two sessions will receive a free meet program! Click to sign up:

Practice Schedule

Due to the Regional Championship Meet there will be NO practices Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Also, Scarlet and Buckeye 3 will swim 5:45-7:30 on Thursday.  Coach Patty might schedule some of her groups on Friday and Saturday.  She'll email her parents this week if she decides to do this. There are no Saturday & Sunday practices from 2/25 until we resume in April. Our last regular practice this winter season will be March 8.  Only swimmers with meets in March and April will continue with practice's after March 8. We start back in the water on April 18 :)

Regional Meet Entries

Please click the link below to check your swimmers meet entries for Regionals.  All events numbered in the 100's are on Friday morning, the 200's are on Saturday morning and 300's are on Sunday.  I can take additions until the end of the day Monday (no changes please). BKYS Entry

Trip Planner Needed

I am looking for a parent that would be interested in planning our team travel trip to Virginia this summer.  I can help you with a lot of the starting information, but do not have time on my hands to plan the details.  Please email if you are interested.  ~Laurie

Needed: everyone to volunteer

We do need every family to volunteer their time at the Ohio Regional Championship meet February 24-26.  Last year our families provided amazing support which made for a great success, we received such compliments from the teams we hosted that they all asked to come back to our Regional.  We then were able to use the funds from this meet to do many great things for our program, including purchasing and installing the two starting blocks at Columbus North. Those two blocks fit our needs beautifully at that pool and have made an immediate improvement on our kids starts.  This year the boosters has already put your fundraising dollars to great work by organizing a pool party this Saturday and purchasing a timing system for our new pool.  We believe this meet will be such a huge success that we will have leftover FUN money to use in ways that will continue to enhance and improve your experience at Buckeye. Click to sign up:

Pei Wei Dining fundraiser

Our next dining experience is Pei Wei on Monday, February 20.  I have include a link to the flyer, please print and take with you.  Pei Wei has asked that we give them an approximate number of diners, please help us with that by telling me at practice how many you expect to dine at Pei Wei. Pei Wei Flyer

Pool Party!

FOR ALL BKYS SWIMMERS!!!! WHERE     Westerville Community Center WHEN        Saturday, February 18th TIME                    7:15 – 9:00 pm             Pizza in the Buckeye Room 8:00 – 10:00 pm         Leisure pool and slides RSVP          The number of swimmers to Wendy Butcher by February 15 TH so we know how much pizza to order! Even though we know all of our BKYS swimmers know how to swim, Westerville community center requires all children 6 and under to be accompanied by an adult.

New Team Caps

We have a brand new logo that we had made just for our new team caps.  We revamped things to make the logo more visible on a cap.  We'll still keep the team logo that we have on all of our bags and tees, etc.  But we were looking for something different, fun, exciting and visible for the team caps.  The enw caps will be avialable at our first team championship meet (Regionals).  To further build suspense we are going to keep the logo secret until the caps arrive :)