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Weekend Practice Schedule Change

We have two changes for this weekend.  Please mark you calendars:
Silver CSC and MC, Friday 12/30
Due to coach availability practice has been moved to Columbus North from 11-noon

Senior, Junior, HS Saturday 12/31
Due to the holiday the pool is opening later. Practice will be 8-10 am

No Practice January 1
Monday, January 2 is still on a slightly altered schedule
Regular schedule resumes Tuesday, January 3

Thank you and have a safe an fun holiday weekend!

Apparel Update

 “Thank you” to all of our Buckeye families for supporting the Booster Club’s winter apparel sale!! We will be placing another sweatshirt order next week.  If you missed the sale and would like to order a hooded sweatshirt, please see Mary Owens, Salatha Evers, or Laurie Sallows at practice.  You may also contact Mary Owens via email 3owens@gmail.comCost is $25, please make your check payable to Buckeye Swim Club Boosters.Orders are due by next Tuesday 1/2/17
Items Available For Immediate Purchase  We will have samples at practices; let us know if you are interested in particular sizes so we can have them with us. Mary Owens – 3owens@gmail.com, Salatha Evers Salatha.evers@gmail.com or Laurie Sallows Lesallows@columbus.rr.com Speedo Dry-fit Polo Shirts - $35.00 We have 14 charcoal grey shirts ranging in size from x-tra small to XXL. These are a new item and were not sold during the apparel sale.    They are going fast, don’t wait too long!
Blankets - $25.00 We have 12 in stock ready for p…

Fundraising Fee Due Date is Approaching

Fundraising Fee Update At registration for the current swim season, all team members were notified of a mandatory fundraising requirement by the Buckeye Swim Club to the Buckeye Swim Booster Club.  Below are the two options for fulfilling this requirement: No Fundraising Option – You can pay the appropriate $200, $300, or $400 fee per swimmer directly to the Buckeye Swim Club Boosters if you do not want participate in booster club fundraisers.  Payment can be made anytime by check to the “Buckeye Swim Club Boosters, Inc.”, but no later than Thursday, January 12, 2017.Fundraising Option – The booster club will offer various fundraising opportunities to swim club families throughout the season.  All monies raised over the cost of the fundraiser will be credited towards each swimmers required fundraising requirement.  If a swimmers full fundraiser requirement is not met, families will be required to make payment for the difference.  If you are unsure of the level of your fundraising requi…

Swimmer's of the Meet

On December 18 we braved the Columbus ice and headed to Cincinnati for an awesome IMX meet at the Mason Community Center.  We were extremely pleased with our swimmers fantastic performances  with just about everyone trying longer events for the first time.  Kudos to Katie, Nanami, Savannah, Jonathon, Andrew, Sebby, Thaine, Abby, Nathan, Ashley & Kaitlyn!  In the end we'd like to give extra recognition to two swimmers.

First Andrew Huang, age 8,  had remarkable performances in the 200 free (best by 13), 200 back (obtaining an 11-12 JO cut) and 400 IM.  His 200 back was negative split (second half faster than first), showing an incredible maturity for a youngster. And he nearly beat his best 100 back time on that last 100! Next, a huge shout out goes to Abigail Ng, age 13, who has really stepped up her training this year and it showed in a big way.  She dropped over 32 seconds in her three events starting her day with a very impressive 400 IM.  Congratulations Andrew & Abby…

Unpaid Meet Fees

We sent invoices earlier today to several families that have unpaid meet fees on their account. Most of those invoices should have included and explanation and did not.  Here is what everyone needs to know about meet fees.

Meet fees are billed through your Active account to the card you have on file about a week before each meet.  If your card does not work or you do not have a payment method set up then those fees will never get paid unless you do something.  You can view these fees online as early as 3-5 days before a meet at your active portal.  You then have several options that should occur BEFORE the meet. First, you can simply click on the invoice number and pay the bill though Active.  This will include an additional charge of 4.95%.  Two, you could write a check to Buckeye Swim Club for the meet fee amount and hand it in to any coach at practice.  Three, you can pay the invoice through quickbooks, this includes a $2 admin fee per meet.

Please make sure you check your swim por…

Congratulations Kaitlyn Sallows

Kaitlyn has been placed on the Ohio All Star team to compete in Indianapolis next weekend  against four other state all star teams.  To make this team she had to be one of the fastest four swimmers in her event from both the Ohio and Lake Erie LSC. Congratulations Kaitlyn!

January 7-8 Meet Weekend

Our 10-under swimmers were accepted into the UASC Triple Crown by the meet host.  Unfortunately, we (Coach Laurie) were slow getting our entries in and did not turn them exactly at the moment entries open.  There was a rush on entries and the meet was overbooked for 11-14 year olds. Thus our older swimmers were closed out and will not swim this meet.  We were accepted into a meet Saturday morning at Worthington.  Our 11-14 year olds will swim there!

Please look for more specific meet information next week, including warmup times for both meets.

Winter break schedule

We are looking forward to a great winter break of swimming.  We have included the schedule below.  Scarlet swimmers please see the notes under the schedule.  All practices are at Columbus North Sports Club unless indicated otherwise.

Day SR/JR/HS SR/JR/HS DRY SCARLET SILVER Thursday, 12/22 8-10 am
6:30-8:30 pm 10-11 am 4:30-6:30 pm 5:00-6:30 pm with Scarlet Friday, 12/23 8-10 am 10-11 am 10-noon 4:15-5:30 at MC Fitness  Saturday, 12/24 7-9 am No Dry Off OFF Sunday, 12/25

Swimmer's of the Meet

Congratulations to all of our swimmers on a fantastic showing at the Bowling Green Holiday Invite.  We were very pleased with the swimmers preparation prior to the meet.  The swimmers were relaxed in the team area and shared a lot of smiles between races.  We had two swimmers set new team records at the meet. Andrew Huang captured the 25 free with a 14.01 and Kaitlyn Sallows shattered an 18 year old record in the 500 free with a 6:03.20!

Our first swimmer of the meet is Savannah Cornelius! Savannahswam best times in all of her events and dropped a whopping 10 seconds in the 50 breast!  She has worked hard not improving her technique which is really showing. Keep up the good work Savannah!

Our next swimmer of the meet is Piper Lorentz! Piper also swam best times in all of her events dropping 5.5 seconds per 100.  Piper has come a long way since the beginning of the year and shows huge leaps forward every week.  Way to go Piper!

Our last swimmer of the meet recognition goes to Sebby Mar…

Winter break schedule

We are looking forward to a great winter break of swimming.  We have included the schedule below.  Scarlet swimmers please see the notes under the schedule.  All practices are at Columbus North Sports Club unless indicated otherwise.

Day SR/JR/HS SR/JR/HS DRY SCARLET SILVER Thursday, 12/22 8-10 am
6:30-8:30 pm 10-11 am 4:30-6:30 pm 5:00-6:30 pm with Scarlet Friday, 12/23 8-10 am 10-11 am 10-noon 4:15-5:30 at MC Fitness Saturday, 12/24 7-9 am No Dry Off OFF

Apparel Sale THIS WEEK ONLY

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We will be taking orders for new Buckeye Apparel this week during practice at Columbus North. Mary Owens, Salatha Evers and Laurie Sallows will be at the pool on Tuesday & Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 and Thursday from 4:30-6:30. Please bring your check book and plan on placing order and turning it in at practice!  All orders will be due on Thursday, December 8th.  Due to the quick turn around in order to have items delivered before the holidays we will NOT be able to accept any late orders!
Attached is an order form to print and bring with your order.

Parents Night Out

Looking for a night out? Date night , last minute holiday shopping , a nap? We've got you covered.
Buckeye swim boosters present
Parents night out and Kids holiday party
Saturday December 10th  6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Columbus North sports club hotel ballroom
$10.00 per child  $5.00 for additional siblings with a family max of $25.00
Siblings 6 and up welcome
Pizza, drinks, and dessert along with healthy snacks will be provided.
We will be showing ELF the movie  (PG) There may be a "snowball" fight during the movie
Crafts, games, music and fun to be had by all!!
There will be adult chaperones at all times
Please RSVP by December 5th to Amanda K Kleinfa@aol.com or 614-774-0140 Any questions please give me a call.
In the spirit of the holiday season we would like to collect new or gently used socks!! to be donated to the local free store in Delaware. 

Can't wait to see everyone!!

IMX Meet Date Change

The Mason IMX Meet has been changed from Sunday, December 18 to SATURDAY, December 17th.  This change also brings a later (9am) warmup time.  The meet is well suited for 10-unders looking to get in a 200 free AND 200 IM in one session, and 11-olders that are excited to compete in the 400 IM and a few 200s of stroke.

Please head to your Active portal to change or update your availability for this  meet.

Winter Booster Club Meeting December 7 6 P.M.

Buckeye Swim Club Boosters Winter Board Meeting Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 6 pm Columbus North Hotel 2nd Floor Meeting Rooms Agenda will cover booster finances, committee updates, upcoming events, and team news. We hope to see you there!

Thanksgiving Week Schedule

Today,  Monday & Tuesday no change Wednesday, 11/23
Senior/Junior /HS 5:30-7:30 am at Worthington  AND 6:00-8:30 at Columbus North
Silver groups,  no change
Scarlet 4:00-6:00 at Columbus North Thursday,  11/24
No practice, all groups. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Friday,  11/25
Senior/Junior/HS 8-10 am at Columbus North
Silver MC no change
Scarlet swimmers will each be assigned to one practice on Friday or Saturday based on estimated attendance in other groups. Saturday & Sunday, no change.

Butter Braid Pickup

Butter braids are coming today!!!!
If you ordered butter braids please remember to pick them up between 5:30-7 today at Columbus north pool. 
*The max time the butter braids should be out of the freezer is 4 hours. 
If you are unable to make the 5:30- 7 time frame please contact Amanda K at 614-774-0140 or Jackie E 614-206-5329 to make other arrangements .  
Thank you 
Jackie and Amanda

Swimmers of the Meet

We certainly knocked it out of the park at the UASC meet.  We were very excited to see the kids' focus & hard work come together for a lot of terrific swimming.  The following swimmers had personal best times in each of their swims:
Leah Adkins, Sophia Arnold, Samantha Blackburn, Nanami Campbell, Phillip Johnson, Amanda Jones, Samantha Jones, Jeanette Lopeman, Nicholas Mountz, Nathan Reynolds, Christopher Sabharwal, Sai Vidur Senthil Nathan, Sai Vidyud Senthil Nathan and Brody Van Frayen!

Swimmer of the meet recognition was so tight that we had to calculate in practice attendance and percent of time dropped!

First up from the UA meet is Brody Van Frayen! Brody had what we like to call a 'break out' meet, making huge drops in his swims from just a few weeks prior.  Brody is a quiet listener at practice and tries very hard to apply our stroke concepts. Next, also from the UA meet is Sai Vidyud!   Sai swam his first ever 500 free (and in that race his first 200) at UA and…

Scarlet Update #2

We are now into our winter routine and are happy to report the kids have adjusted well. We continue to be very impressed with this group and the positive attitudes they bring to the pool.  We have increased our accountability demand and they are responding very well. This is the first group Buckeye has had in a long time that has bought into the ownership of their swimming.  Excuses are dropping and smiles are picking up.
Stroke Progress
We hit on two very simple and very effective freestyle and backstroke drills.  The progress in free was more than obvious at the UASC meet making us very proud coaches!  The backstroke drill was added at the UA meet and is making some impact on their skills at practice.  Our next/current project is adding stress to their swimming. We are pushing them harder at practice, but asking them to hold their technique together.  If they can do this under stress, then they will find it easier to do so when pushing hard at a meet.  We will also start to remind …

Fall has arrived

Hey Buckeyes - we were so fortunate to have an extended fall with beautiful weather.  Now that it appears that we are nearing the end of fall and the beginning of W-----, we are reminding everyone that we have wet swimmers.  Please begin to use the main entrance to the Sports Club when arriving for, and leaving, practice.

Also, now that all groups are at the same location - with some overlap in start and end times - please remind your swimmers to be respectful of the groups still in the water who need to be able to hear the coaches.  Swimmers should put their bags on the North (step) side of the pool.  Parents, we are asking that you please use the South side or deep end of the pool and not the shallow end.  The shallow end gets very crowded with swimmers, equipment, and coaches.  You are always welcome to bring your own chair to practice if you are worried that there may not be enough seating.

Congratulations to all of our swimmers for some GREAT swims at our first meets of the seaso…

Fundraising and Raffle Ticket Fundraiser

Buckeye Swim Booster Club Fundraising Fee Update At registration for the current swim season, all team members were notified of a mandatory fundraising requirement by the Buckeye Swim Club to the Buckeye Swim Booster Club. Below are the two options for fulfilling this requirement: 1. No Fundraising Option – You can pay the appropriate $200, $300, or $400 fee per swimmer directly to the Buckeye Swim Club Boosters if you do not want participate in booster club fundraisers. Payment can be made anytime by check to the “Buckeye Swim Club Boosters, Inc.”, but no later than Thursday, January 12, 2017. 2. Fundraising Option – The booster club will offer various fundraising opportunities to swim club families throughout the season. All monies raised over the cost of the fundraiser will be credited towards each swimmers required fundraising requirement. If a swimmers full fundraiser requirement is not met, families will be required to make payment for the difference. If you ar…

Swimmer's of the Meet

Congratulations to all of our swimmers on their very successful efforts at the Worthington John Bruce meet!  The progression in just two short weeks from our Dayton meet was reremarkable.  In fact, there were so many improvements we had a hard time choosing our winners.  In the end two swimmers stood out.  Nanami Campbell had a great meet with several best times. Her hard work in practice to improve her technique and endurance has paid off with great time drops already this season. Tyler Klein had a fantastic meet with big drops in three events.  His improved ability to focus on details at practice is starting to show in races.  Keep up the good work Buckeyes, can't wait to see everyone shine at UA!

Hotel for Mason IMX

Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati-Mason
5232 Bardes Road
Mason, OH 45040
513-492-8585

It looks like the warm up times for this meet are 7 AM on Sunday.  Due to time restraints, I did not get a block of rooms reserved but I spoke with this hotel and they have plenty of rooms available at the present time.  I am also looking to plan some kind of social event for the team aka Holiday Celebration for Saturday late afternoon/early evening!
Please let me know if you have any questions and/or concerns
Laurie Sallows
lesallows@columbus.rr.com

Winter Schedule Starts Monday, November 7

Winter 2016-17 Practice Schedule schedule There are a couple of changes that will help us offer more quality space and swimming.  These affect Mondays, Weds & Saturdays.  Senior 
All practices are at the Columbus Sports Club 
Monday, Tuesday & Weds 4:00-7:00 pm
Thursday 5:45-8:30 pm 
Saturday 7:00-10:00 am 
Sunday 6:00-8:00 pm NPG Tuesday & Thursday morning 5:30 at Planet Fitness Junior 
All practices are at the Columbus Sports Club 
Monday optional 
Tuesday 4:30-7:00 pm 
Wednesday 4:00-6:45 pm 
Thursday 6:30-8:30 pm 
Saturday 7:00-10:00 am 
Sunday 6:00-8:00 pm Scarlet 
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 6:30-8:30 at Columbus Sports Club 
*Thursday 4:30-6:30 at Columbus Sports Club (one hour dry, one hour swim, please wear shoes) 
Sunday 1-3:30 at MC Fitness (30-45 minutes dryland, please bring shoes) 
*13-14 yr olds are invited to attend an additional hour of practice with Juniors immediately following Scarlet practice. Silver- Columbus Sports Club 
Monday & Wednesday 5:45-7:00 pm 
Thursday w…