Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Parents To Do List

  1. Find video of Missy Franklin's post backstroke interview from last night.  Notice what she says, share it with your kids.  No matter how fast you are (or how good you are at your job) you are always better at something that you enjoy doing.  The coaching staff works hard to impart this bit of wisdom to your children. There is even a Chinese athlete out there stating that her swim would have been faster if her country would learn how to have fun like the Australians. I believe this quote is from their butterflyer that trains part time in Australia.  
  2. Sign up for the Splash Bash. We've got a $10 per person budget for this event and are asking for $5 per swimmer to pay for half the costs.  It's minimal compared to the great time everyone will have this Friday. Bring a friend or two along too! We've got prizes donated by USA Swimming, pool games to play, contest giveaways and live streaming of the FINALS swimming events for that day.  We'll feed you, entertain you and send you home happy.
  3. Finish your online registration for next years team.  Get one friend that swam on your summer league team to register with you.  Please don't recruit a friend from another US Swimming Club - there are plenty of club kids, they can stay with their club where they belong.  Bring a new kid into the club experience.  The earlier we fill our groups, the longer we have to meticulously plan to make next year even more amazing than this year.
Splash Bash and Registration links can be found at our website here: http://bkyswim.com/Team_Information.php

Monday, July 30, 2012

Practice change this Thursday

This Thursday practice will be held from 8-10 am for Seniors and Scarlets and 9-10 am for our Silver swimmers.  Practice is at Northland Swim Club.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Olympic Splash Bash - RSVP

Calling all swimmers!

Join Buckeye Friday, August 3 at The Lakes Golf & Country Club from 2-5
for an Olympic Celebration!

The details:
· Any Buckeye swimmer, parent or friend of Buckeye is welcome to attend.
· Cost is $5 per swimmer, $10 per adult.
· Every attendee will receive one raffle ticket for great prizes and one entry into our 50/50 raffle.
· We will have LIVE VIDEO STREAMING of Olympic Swimming Finals!
· We are giving away prizes, having contests, games  and will hold a 50/50 raffle.
· Drinks and snacks will be provided to all attendees.
· The Lakes pool will be open and available for all party attendees!
· ALL attendees must RSVP via Paypal by Thursday, August 2nd.

Swimmer$5.00 USD Adult$10.00 USD
RSVP via Paypal - follow this link:http://www.bkyswim.com/Team_Information.php

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

2012-2013 information will be released shortly

We have finished the 2012-2013 team information and have put together a schedule for starting our season at Columbus North.  We are hopeful the pool can move at a very quick pace so that we can move programs there sometime during the season.  Once we move into the new facility we will schedule most of our groups in the 5 to 7:30 time range.

We will be sending emails out with group assignments and registration information ASAP. Registration will be online, suing the same system we have used for meets this summer.

Olympic Splash Bash

We are throwing an Olympic watching party on either Thursday, August 2 or Friday, August 3 (most likely the 3rd).  Time and location are TBA.  Details will be out ASAP.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Buckeye Earns Runner Up Honors at Ohio Age Group Champs

Our Buckeyes finished in 2nd place in the small team division at the Ohio Long Course Age Group Championships this past week-end.  The small team division is determined on July 1st each summer and is based on the number of 9-14 year old swimmers on our team roster.  Kudos to our swimmers and coaching staff for working hard and pushing each other to excel! You've made the Buckeye family proud!

This past winter we were able to qualify about a third of our 9-14 year old team to this meet.  This summer we took 10 of our qualifiers to the meet. A special congratulations to our participants: Grace Butcher, Lauren Ertz, Natalie Hegg, Bobbi Indest, Rachel Raque, Macey Swearingen, Graham Wedienhamer, Jeremy Baggs, Ellie Nebraska & Jeremy Karr.

Timers Needed

Our Senior team has agreed to provide timers for the Friday morning session of Senior meet this Friday.  However, we are short timers (we need 16 abut only 12 kids attending the meet).  If you can spend them morning in Kenyon this Friday and would like to see some fast swimming, please let us know. Kenyon has agreed to pay our boosters $350 for timing Friday morning.

Each timer will receive a gray team t-short to wear during the meet (the tee is yours to keep after).  Your help is needed from approximately 8:30-approximately 1:10.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ohio JO Champs

The psych sheet has been posted - link here: http://swimmakos.com/realtime/
We don't have a warm-up schedule just yet.  I will post those on the website when they are available.

End of Season schedule

With competitions coming to a  close, we've made some adjustments to the schedule.  Note most the changes begin the week of July 23.

Scarlet 1 & 2
Silver 1 & 2
Thursday, July 19


Friday, July 20

ALL at 10 am

Monday, July 23
7-9 am, 3-5 pm
3-5 pm
3-4:30 pm
Tuesday, July 24

Wednesday, July 25
7-9 am, 3-5 pm
3-5 pm
3-4:30 pm
Thursday, July 26
10:30-11:30 @Northland
Last Day
Last Day
Friday, July 27
Monday, July 30

Tuesday, July 31

Weds, August 1

Thursday, August 2

Friday, August 3

Tuesday, August 7

Thursday, August 9

Friday, August 10

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Coach of the Year

Dear Coach,

Hope this email finds you well and enjoying the summer. We are writing today on behalf of the upcoming feature film COACH OF THE YEAR: an independent, kid-friendly sports comedy feature film based on the inspiring true story of a rag tag swim team that tries to win a state championship…without a pool to practice in.

Director Dave Stott, who has coached swimming for twenty years, hopes that with this film, we will entertain and inspire kids all over the country to learn to swim.
Another goal of this film is to raise awareness about drowning as the leading cause of accidental deaths and to help kids all over the country learn to swim safely.
The underdog story has been told before, but not for our sport. This is a movie for swimmers (and would-be swimmers), made by people who know the sport intimately and love it passionately, and we’d love for you to be involved.
We wanted to ask you and your team to help spread the word about COACH OF THE YEAR, and get you & your team involved through your participation in the COACH OF THE YEAR CONTEST, the initial deadline for which is JULY 28. We’d love for your team to enter and have a chance to win some great prizes and even be a part of the movie!

Check out the contest rules below and talk it over with your swimmers!

In addition to our contest, we are currently casting teams to appear as one of the competing teams at the championship meet in the film's final scene! Requirements include matching team apparel, tons of enthusiasm, and of course your own team mascot.

Be sure to:
1. Join our team:
2. Like our Facebook page:
3. Follow our twitter:
4. Subscribe to our tumblr:

Monday, July 9, 2012

Regional Meet Schedule

Regional Champs are this week-end in Bowling Green.  If you entered you received an email confirming your events.  Day 1 is Friday - events are numbered in the 100's, day 2 Saturday events are 200's....

Friday and Saturday 8:10 am warm-ups
Sunday 7:25 am warm-ups

Psych sheets are posted!

Notes from the meet host:

1.) The rec center doors will open each day at 7:15 for prelims and 4:15 for finals. The building will be closed between prelims and finals.   Friday, if parents or coaches wish to work out, you will be able to purchase a day pass from the rec center for $7.  The facility is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

2.) Here's a link to a parking permit that everybody will need to have for Friday's session.  Email this to your families or print and pass them out.  We will have extras at the admissions table.

3.) We will be doing fly-over starts.

4.) There will be positive check in for the following events:
    127 - 128:  11&12 400 free - check in closes at 9:00
    129 - 130:  13 & 14 1500 free - check in closes at 9:00
    205 - 206:  13 & 14 400 IM - check in closes at 8:45
    219 - 220:  10 & Under 200 IM - check in closes at 8:45
    223 - 224:  13&14 400 free - check in closes at 8:45
    315 - 316:   10 & Under 200 free check in closes at 8:45

5.) Only coaches can scratch swimmers from finals events.
6.) Only coaches can sign up athletes for time trials.
7.) There will be a mandatory coaches meeting at 8:40 Friday morning.
8.) Time Trial sign up will be located near the announcers table.  Time trial sign up will close at 12:00 each day.
9.) Estimated time lines run from 9 - 2 each morning and 5:30 - 8 each evening.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

KidsRoll! Zoombezi Bay Triathlon & Fitness Race Festival

Here's a great post swim season triathlon at Zoombezi Bay!  I encourage all of our 15 & unders to particiapte and then stay for the day and play :)

Start: Saturday, August 4, 2012

Registration Closing Date
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 11:59 PM US/Eastern

What better place for kids to participate in a triathlon than at the Zoo's Zoombezi Bay in Powell, Ohio. The event begins in the awesome water park and the fun keeps going from there!


Ages 7 - 10: competitive, timed race
Ages 11 - 15: competitive, timed race
Ages 6 - 15: clinic for beginners without timing

Monday, July 2, 2012

Mike Peppe Warm-up times

Friday – Timed Finals
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – warm-up
4:10 p.m. – Meet start

Saturday & Sunday – Prelims
6:30 – 7:30 a.m. – warm-up
7:40 a.m. – Meet start

Saturday & Sunday Timed Finals
1:00-1:30 p.m. – warm-up
1:40 p.m. – Meet Start

Saturday & Sunday – Finals
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – warm-up
5:40 p.m. – Meet Start

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Parent Reminders

Just a few reminders to help us finish the season strong:

  • Please be at practice ready to begin at least 5 minutes before the start of swimming.  Ready means swimmers are in their suits, have their cap and goggles in hand and have their equipment bag behind their lane.
  • Parents, please save questions for coaches for either before or after practice.  All of our coaches stay after practice to answer questions.  Many coaches are at practice 15 minutes early.
  • Please do not bring glass into the pool area.
  • Please be patient with the new online entry system. We are learning the system as well, and as such there will be glitches. We continue to evaluate whether we will utilize this system in the winter season.
Thank you and GO BUCKS!

Congrats Open Water Swimmers

This year we sent 7 swimmers to the Ohio Open Water Championships and had a very successful day at the beach!  Our 15-18's raced the 4k, 13-14's swam a 3k and our 10 & unders swam a 1k.  Congrats to Grace Weidenhamer and Grace Butcher on their 14th and 16th place finishes!
Senior open water swimmers prior to the race: Kyle, Jeremy, Skyler, Keanan & Eliza

No practice Wednesday

All practices this Wednesday are cancelled.  Please have a safe and fun 4th of July!

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