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Support OSU Water Polo

The OSU Men's  Water Polo team is hosting a club tournament this week-end at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Cheer on JJ and his teammates as they take on Miami,  Pitt,  Purdue and Loyola.   Game times: Saturday, March 31 11:00 vs. Miami 3:00 vs.  Pitt Sunday,  April 1 9:00 vs. Purdue 1:00 vs.  Loyola

Scarlet 2 and Senior preseason

March 27-April 13 MON, WED & FRI 4pm-5pm, Core Workouts 5pm-6pm, Drills and Kicking TUES & THUR 4pm-4:45pm, Aerobic Dryland 4:45-6:00pm,  Water Polo Intro Core Dryland and Aerobic Fitness The first portion of practice will consist of core strengthening and aerobic fitness. We will incorporate shoulder stability exercises, abdominal and back strengthening, leg conditioning (including some running), and weight-room use. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes. For those unable to run, other options will be available. Water Polo Intro Coach JJ will conduct these hour-long water polo sessions. Focus will be on learning the game of water polo (including rules, positions, and basic game-play). Specific drills will be used to learn the game as well as continued development of aquatic fitness. Coach JJ brings years of experience and was part of the State Champion UA water polo teams while in high school.

Open Practices

Open practices are available at Columbus North Sports Club to all of our Elite swimmers and Buckeye 3 swimmers Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:30-6 until we begin our regular schedule on April 19.  These practices will have a  coach available with a written practice that each swimmer can follow on their own or with a group of teammates.  The coach will be working with a few swimmers that are still preparing for a competition, so instruction will be very limited.

Buckeye 1, Combo and Too Schedule

The next session begins Monday, March 26: Group Sunday Monday Tues Weds Thursday Friday Sat Buckeye 1-ders 4:00-4:45 6:00-6:45 Combo (pick 2 days to swim) 4:45-5:30 4:15-5:00 4:15-5:00 6:45-7:30 Buckeye Too 5:30-6:30 5:00-5:45 5:00-5:45 This session will run until just before Memorial Day week-end, Cost is $120 for 1 & Combo swimmers and $150 for TOO swimmers. Patty has grouped her swimmers as follows, please contact Patty with any questions or concerns at Proposed Spring Team Group Rosters Buckeye 1-ders Evelyn McGill 4½ Anthony Varckette 4 ½ Andrew Walters 4 ½

Sectional Team

Buckeye swimmers are the best.  Our entire team volunteered to time at tonights finals. Here's  a picture of anthony and tom timing Peter Vanderkaay and Ryan Lochte's heat of the 200 free.

USA Swimming Safety Contest

Calling all athlete members! We need your talent and vision! Bring us your original poster designs. The poster must be about safety in the pool (competition or training) or open water (competition or training) or dryland (training), the rest is up to your imagination.  The objective of the Safety Poster Contest is to build awareness for safety in the competitive swimming environment. Each Local Swim Committee (LSC) gets to pick its winner. From the LSC winners the Safety Education Committee will pick 10 posters to be displayed at Olympic Trials. The Grand Prize winner will be selected at Olympic Trials based on voting by visitors to the display. All athlete members are eligible. Contact your LSC’s Office or your LSC’s Safety Chair - John Pristash at  for details on how to submit your Safety Poster.  Awards: •All entries at LSC level will receive a specially designed Deck Pass Patch •Each LSC winner will receive a specially designed USA Swimming London Olymp


The best way to approach sleep problems that occur anywhere is to pay attention to, and modify if necessary, your sleep habits at home. If you have good sleep habits at home, re-creating those habits while you are away from home will increase the likelihood that you will have better sleep in any situation. If you have bad sleep habits at home, now is the time to fix them, before you travel or get stressed. The term many people use for sleep habits is “Sleep Hygiene.” Good sleep hygiene means you DECREASE the behaviors and thoughts that keep you up, and INCREASE the behaviors and thoughts that encourage sleepiness. Sleep is what your body naturally wants, so if you can create an environment that encourages it, sleep will happen. What to DECREASE when you find you have trouble sleeping: Decrease Naps –  If you nap and you are having trouble falling asleep at night, then drop the nap. While a nap may be good during the heaviest part of training, as you approach a taper a

Spring Schedule

We have a tentative spring schedule for you to review and pencil into your calendar.  This will be finalized ~ by the end of next week.  Feel free to email with questions about the schedule.  There are some changes that take into account our current group sizes and the need to prepare for summer team and the long course season. April 19-June 9, 2012 NOTE: no practice: April 22, April 29, May 27-28 Silver Elite Mondays 4:30-5:45, combined 1 & 2 practice Wednesdays 5:45-7:00, combined 1, 2 and Scarlet 1 practice Thursdays 6:55-8:00, combined 1 & 2 practice at Columbus North YMCA Fridays and Saturdays are small group days.  Please email your preferences to Coach Karr.  We have time at 5:00 and 6:00 on Fridays and 8:00 am and 9:00 am on Saturdays Sundays 4:00-5:15 at OWU Scarlet Elite 1 Tuesdays 6-8 Wednesdays 5:45-7:00 Thursdays 6-8 Saturdays 8-10 am Sundays 4-6 Scarlet Elite 2 Mondays 5-6:45 with Senior Tuesdays 6-8 Wednesdays – with Se

Team Banquet

Buckeye Swim Club 2011-2012 Swim Season Banquet Where:       The Lakes Country Club 6740 Worthington Road Westerville, OH 43082 When:        Sunday, April 29, 2012 Time:          5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Let’s celebrate a great season of swimming! The evening will include… ·          Dinner - Mixed Garden Greens, Shredded Cheddar, Diced Tomatoes, Croutons & Ranch and Italian Dressings; Fruit Salad, Garlic Bread, Herb Grilled Julienne Chicken, Penne Pasta, Meat Sauce, Alfredo, Marinara, Parmesan Cheese, Chef's Choice Vegetable Medley, Chicken Fingers with BBQ Sauce and Honey Mustard ) ·          Dessert ·          DJ and Dancing ·          Awards- Each swimmer receives a participation award. Cost: $18 per adult/$10 per child ( No alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase or consumption before, during or after the banquet ) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Go Cats!

We had a nice surprise tonight when two Grand Prix swimmers showed up at our pool to get in a pre-meet swim. When one of the young men learned that one of our boys wants to go to Arizona he gave him his cap off his head!  One of the many things I love about this sport is how selfless many swimmers truly are.  This young man has a great story, as he switched from soccer to swimming late in high school and promptly caught the eye of the coaches at Arizona. He will represent Brazil in the London 2012 games.

Practice dad of the year.

Dedicated practice dads like Brian work so hard they need to taper for the big meets too!