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Meet Invites - what to do with them

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We just emailed you your meet invites.  PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THESE EMAILS! Simply hit the respond now button (see the example below) and click on attend or decline.  We really need you to decline if you are not attending.
You will get these emails even if you havealready signed up.  The system is not smart enough to pull out those that have already accepted.  
Your credit card is not charged until we finalize entries.  This is typically done AFTER we hear from the meet host that our entries were accepted (5-10 days before the meet).
Enjoy your summer with this sign up system - we like it about as much as you do - we are getting rid of as soon as swimtopia is ready to take us on as a new client.  Check them out at www.swimtopia.com
Sample e-mail: We are now accepting entries for the upcoming 2013 OH OSSC Spring into Summer Splash. Please respond to let us know whether or not you plan to attend the meet. Swimmer name:Makenzie Karr
Swimming ID:040296MAKAKARR
2013 OH OSSC Spring into Summer Spla…

Pool Committee Forming

Update - we are still looking for 2-3 more people (have 3).  Really you just need to be upbeat and have the ability to keep me (Laurie) focused and moving towards digging a hole and filling it with water.  I'd like to meet this week, so please respond today that you want to join us!

We are forming a pool committee to help us get this pool built and up and running.  We now have land options and need to make some decisions in the coming weeks to get moving forward again.  We need a group of people to start helping in order to see this to the end!  Here is what we are looking for:

Anyone that is positive, motivated and can do research necessary to help build (talking to architects, engineers, builders, etc).Anyone that has experience or connections with the things we need:ExcavatingPlumbingElectricEngineering (Civil & Structural)Building/ConstructionHome buildersConcrete work We would like to see if we can entice a home builder or construction company to build our building (locker…

Practice location reminder

Buckeye 1, Buckeye Too, Silver 1, & Silver 2:
All Tuesday & Wednesday practices are at the North YMCA
*Silver siblings can attend Scarlet practice at the sports club.  We have two coaches at these practices to handle the variety in ability.

Sunday practices are at OWU for all groups.
We only have two more Sundays due to meets and holidays!

The summer practice schedule will be out later in the week.

Meet Entry

Sign ups are now available on the Active portal for our first three meets. We plan to send these in early May, so please accept or decline ASAP.

Regular Spring Practice Schedule begins today

April 22-June 2Senior
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 3:45-6:30
Tuesday 6-8:30
Saturday 7-10 am
Sunday 6-8:30 pm at OWUScarlet
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:15-8:30
Tuesday 4:30-6:45
Friday 5-7 (1st hour is dry)
Sunday 6-8:15 pm at OWUSilver
Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30-6 at North YMCA. Please let your coach know if your school schedule will cause you to be late.
Thursday 5:30-7
Friday 5:00 & 6:00 Small Groups
Saturday 8-10 am (1st hour is dry land)
Sunday 6-7:30 pm at OWUBuckeye 1 & TOO
Tuesday & Wednesday
1: 4:30-5, TOO: 5-6 @ North YSaturday
1: 8:30-9 am; TOO: 9-10 amSunday 6-7 at OWU
IMPORTANT NOTE
• All Sunday practices are at Ohio Wesleyan
• Tuesday & Wednesday: Silver and Buckeye 1, TOO will share 3 lanes at the North YMCA
• SILVER & SCARLET SIBLINGS:  Silver Siblings of Scarlet swimmers should attend practice at Columbus North Sports Club with the Scarlet group on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

Enroll in Kroger Community Rewards

You can easily support our Boosters by enrolling in the Kroger Community Rewards program and point your Kroger Plus Cards towards Buckeye Swim Club Boosters. Kroger gives 4 million dollars per year towards registered organizations and the money is allocated based on the percentage spend of each registered organization. Each year in April, Kroger requires all individual participants of each registered organization to Re-Enroll.

I have attached the instructions on how to Enroll and how to Re-Enroll. The Buckeye Boosters will earn approximately $400 per quarter through the Kroger Community Rewards Program!  Please note that Kroger no longer tracks individual accounts.  All monies earned go directly to our boosters.

  Kroger Community Rewards Program:  Reenroll
•Go to www.Kroger.com and Sign In •Go to Account Settings under My Account •Click Edit under Community Rewards • Search 80337 or Buckeye Swim Club •Click Save and you are Re-enrolled
Kroger Community Rewards Program - Enroll •Regist…

Silver & Scarlet practices begin next week

April 22-June 2

Senior
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 3:45-6:30
Tuesday 6-8:30
Saturday 7-10 am
Sunday 6-8:30 pm at OWU

Scarlet
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:15-8:30
Tuesday 4:30-6:45
Friday 5-7 (1st hour is dry)
Sunday 6-8:15 pm at OWU

Silver
Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30-6 at North YMCA. Please let your coach know if your school schedule will cause you to be late.
Thursday 5:30-7
Friday 5:00 & 6:00 Small Groups
Saturday 8-10 am (1st hour is dry land)
Sunday 6-7:30 pm at OWU

Buckeye 1 & TOO
Tuesday & Wednesday
1: 4:30-5, TOO: 5-6 @ North Y

Saturday
1: 8:30-9 am; TOO: 9-10 am

Sunday 6-7 at OWU


IMPORTANT NOTE
•All Sunday practices are at Ohio Wesleyan
•Tuesday & Wednesday: Silver and Buckeye 1, TOO will share 3 lanes at the North YMCA
•SILVER & SCARLET SIBLINGS:  Silver Siblings of Scarlet swimmers should attend practice at Columbus North Sports Club with the Scarlet group on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

Give Back to Swimming - Become an Official

It's easy to be an official and give back to the sport that your child adores.  Plus you get free snacks at meets and can watch the action from the front row!  if you are interested in being an official the first step is to attend the spring officiating clinic.  Read on for the details:

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 1 to 4:30 PM, Worthington Northwest Library, Hard Road.
As a reminder in addition to our other varying requirements to officiate, you must also attend one officials clinic per calendar year either at the Central Commission (Columbus) or you may elect to attend one in Cincinnati, Dayton or Toledo. When attending please do bring either $6.00 in cash or a check made out to Ohio Swimming Inc. for the clinic fee.

Parent -Coach Meetings

Coach Laurie will be meeting individually with Silver & Scarlet parents in late April & early May.  At this meeting we will discuss each swimmers progress and lay out a plan for future improvement & progression through our team.  This will also be your chance to discuss anything that you need improved from our staff.  If you feel that your child needs something that we are missing, we want to hear from you.  Sign ups for these meetings will be available in the next week or so.  In the meantime, if you have something pressing to discuss, please call or email.

Your RSVP is needed by Friday

It's time to celebrate an amazing year at Buckeye!  Please RSVP this week for the team banquet this week.  The banquet will be held April 21 at The Lakes.  You can find everything you need to RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5Fb_Y_UYoxtVHkzeHZEYU5MOWM/edit?usp=sharing

Buckeye Select Practice Schedule

Buckeye 3's  - please contact coach Laurie for a practice schedule.  I've had a couple of Buckeye 3's interested in starting later and would like to accommodate that whenever possible.

Buckeye TOO weeks of April 8 and April 15
Tuesday & Thursday 5-6 at Columbus North Sports Club
Saturdays 9-10

Buckeye 1 weeks of April 8 & April 15
Tuesday & Thursday 4:30-5
Saturdays 8:30-9

Sunday practices begin April 28

Senior & HS Practice Schedule

Senior & High School group swimmers will resume practice Monday, April 8.  For the first two weeks (April 8-20), practices will be held 3:45-6pm Monday - Friday and 7-10am Saturday mornings.

Dry-land will be 3:45-4:30 and swim will be 4:30-6 (M-F) and 7-8 / 8-10 (S).  There will be no Sunday practices until a later date.  We understand that some of you are participating in other spring activities.  The first two weeks are a great chance for you to get a jump-start on training and conditioning.

We had a GREAT short course season and want to keep the ball rolling (somehow, that doesn't go with swimming..."keep the fin kicking?") going into the long course season.  It would be nice to get some qualifying times out of the way this summer.

Silver Small Group Assignments

This spring we will hold small group practices Fridays at 5:00 & 6:00. We plan to have 2-3 groups going at a time so that we can group the kids by ability with each coach.  Please email me your preferences as soon as possible.  Small groups begin Friday, April 26

Digital Splash: Finding the Perfect Fit for College Swimming

For many graduates, receiving a high school diploma doesn't diminish their desire to swim. They are just as passionate in the water after graduating as they were when they first jumped in a pool.

For such athletes, college swimming is the perfect fit. In college, student-athletes can continue to progress in their sport, compete in state-of-the-art facilities, create lifelong friends and potentially get help paying for their education.

Read about how to find the right college swimming program for you in “The Perfect Fit,
published in the digital edition of the March-April issue of Splash.

TOP 5 RECOVERY SNACKS FOR SWIMMERS

BY CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RD, CSSD
A young swimmer asked me about after-practice recovery snacks, specifically if she needed a special product marketed as an “after” workout recovery drink. She didn’t really like the taste of the commercial product and wondered if there were good alternatives.

I admired her “food first” approach and suggested she try some of the recovery snacks listed below. A good recovery snack provides carbohydrate to replenish muscle glycogen and a small amount of protein to aid in repairing and strengthening muscles. Recovery nutrition is most important for swimmers who train daily or compete in several events over the course of a day(s) during a meet.

1. Almond or peanut butter and fruit jam sandwich on whole grain bread. If you are tired of peanut butter, try almond butter for a new taste. Almonds contain the antioxidant vitamin E and are a good source of protein. Mix the nut butter with quality carbs from the bread and fruit jam for a tasty recovery snack tha…