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Virginia Team Trip Information

I was hoping to have a more detailed update for the Virginia trip, however we have run into a bit of a delay in getting an accurate bus quote.  It looks like the trip will be between $200-250 per swimmer under the following circumstances:

  • Depart Columbus at approx 8 am Thursday
  • Return to Columbus by midnight Sunday (we are checking on the feasibility of traveling home overnight and arriving early Monday am).
  • Staying at either the Hilton Garden in or the Omni Newport News, both are smoke free hotels.
  • The cost estimate includes breakfast, but does not include lunch and dinner.
At this point planning is getting a bit difficult without an accurate idea of who will attend the meet. We discussed this meet a long time ago when we decided to eliminate the team travel trip during school months.  However, not much has been said about it since.  The meet is an excellent opportunity for our swimmers to compete in a very exciting format and see competition from outside our state.  The venue is terrific and the host team is very organized.  I have had several opportunities to speak with the hosts via email and in person (at the NASA meet) regarding the meet and think this can be a great place for our kids of all levels to learn, grow and improve. Meet information will be posted on our team website on Tuesday afternoon.

In order to book this trip at this price we need 35 swimmers age 9 or over to email by Thursday their interest in traveling with the team.  This meet will be chaperoned entirely by the coaching staff.  Anyone attending the meet will be required to ride the bus and travel with the team.  I will post our status with this meet on our FB page on Friday morning.

The following swimmers are currently eligible to swim the Mike Peppe meet (time standards are national BB for 12-un, National A for 13+). This meet is the week-end following Virginia.

Jeremy B, Parker, Grace B*, Luke, Lauren, Kelly*, Olie, Natalie, Bobbi, Katherine*, Rachel, Emma*, Macey, Grace W, Graham*, Nathan, Andrew, Sam E, Tom, Kyle*, Eliza, Maddie, Ally, Keanan, Cam, Jeremy, Makenzie, Elissa, Stacie, Kara, Elllie, Mara, Skyler, Nick, Anthony
*Qualified in one event only.


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Parents you may order a t-shirt for yourself by reply email with your size.  They are $10 for parents (we already have swimmers sizes and there is no charge for swimmers tees) So! Yours truly has finally gotten it together and figured out a t-shirt for the season.  I was having extreme difficulty settling on something that captured how I felt about all the greatness going on in our program and the amazing loyalty we have from our families.  Finally we have something - it is at the printer and should be to us in a week or so.  They will not begin printing until next week, so parents can order shirts (kids get them as part of your fees).  Just let me know what size you want, payment is due to the boosters on receipt of the shirt.  This is a white 100% cotton pre-shrunk t-shirt with "Buckeye Proud" on the back and our team logo on the front left chest.   Orders are due Tuesday morning.