Monday, August 5, 2013

Schedule Update

We are still working on a  schedule update for you.  As you know we are trying to move much of our programming out of the Columbus North Sports Club.  We are working on many, many different options and making numerous phone calls and emails daily to put together the best schedule in the best environment that we can for our team.  Please continue to email me with any questions or concerns you may have- it si so helpful when you keep those lines of communication open with us.  I want to thank the parents that are working hard with me to help make some of these alternatives a possibility.  The help is much appreciated!

Thanks also to those that have shown their support by registering early for next season. It is so much easier to put together a schedule when we know who we are scheduling for! Remember that registration is $70 & refundable this year.  If you have not already done so, please register here: https://buckeyeswimclub.swimtopia.com/register/647/main

We do anticipate a very similar schedule to last winter & spring, it is just the location that is giving us trouble at the moment.  The only other really scheduling issue we are dealing with right now, is  that it may be too cold (in August!) to swim outdoors for our stroke clinic.  Let's hope for warmer weather in the coming weeks!


Faster than a National Record Holder?

4 of our swimmers this summer combined to be a team record that is faster than a National Record Holder and Olympian!

Congratulations to all of our swimmers that broke team records this summer.  We had a another season of fast swimming and great team efforts.  i wanted to take a moment to share with you who broke team records and the accomplishments of some of those former record holders.

Senior Boys 200 & 800 Free Relay
Tom Dawson, Keanan Fomich, Cam Hackett & Andrew Davis combined to break our boys relay records.  The previous 200 free record include an OSU college swimmer on the crew of 4!  Brian Dillard, one of the prior record holding relay members went on to swim for Harvard & Steve Plogsted went on to swim for OSU.

10 & Under Boys 200 Medley Relay
Chase Bateman, Graham Weidenhamer, Thaine Nederveld and Chase Swearingen combined to best the prior relay of Masyuki Kishida, Sean Maloney, Matt Finney & Kyle Maloney.  Kyle Maloney went on to be named swimmer of the meet as a 10 year old at the Ohio JO Champs.  Masayuki Kishida was a 2008 Olympian & Japan National Record Holder in the 100 fly!

Macey Swearingen
Macey had a huge summer, obliterating the 50,100 & 200 free, 50 &100 back, 50 fly and 200 IM records. She has broken records previously held by our own Chelsea Bailey (Kentucky), Kyley Eisenman (who went on to swim for Hawaii) and Bunny Boyd (Patty's youngest).

Graham Weidenhamer
Graham crushed the 50 & 100 breast records.  Both records were previously held by Andrew Kruppa and were 18 years old!

Chase Swearingen
Chase shattered the 100 free, 50 & 100 back and 100 breast records this year.  Congrats Chase!

Tom Dawson
Tom broke the men's 50 breast team record during the first 50 of his 100 breast!!

Congratulations again to our group of young achievers.  Many of these records were over 10 years old!!

Practice Schedule this Week

We have a modified schedule this week due to the holiday.  We have had a nice surprise of being able to get into the pool during the day on ...