Team News June 20-July 4

Weather Plan and Practice
Normally we would find a nice dry space to do dry land, talk goal setting or read our team book. However, tonight’s storm may be particularly bad and may carry into the morning.  If the storms are rough, we will text everyone 45 minutes before practice start time to change or cancel practice. Please be sure your cell phone number is in your active.com account.  We will follow the text with a post to Facebook and Twitter (@BuckeyeSwimming).

Please note that MC Fitness also close the pool when lightning is clearly present in the area (not thunder). While the pool is grounded there is a lot of glass surrounding the area.  In this case we would do dryland or read the Scarlet group book, Urban Meyer’s Above the Liberty.

ACTIVE ACCOUNT INFORMATION
We need everyone to log into their active portal and check that their billing is up to date and paid in full.  Several families do not have working payment information and have not paid their fees since registration.  While in there please update email addresses for your kids and add a cell phone for you that we can text to.

FRST Summer Classic Updates
Meet Fees due by check
Due to a glitch in the fee collecting system, we are collecting fees by check for this meet. Please bring checks payable to Buckeye Swim Club to the meet or tomorrow mornings practice.  You can look up your fee invoice in your active.com portal.

Warm-up times
Friday mile 10:45 am
Friday 12-under session 1:00
Saturday 13-over session 10:00
Saturday 12-under session 2:30
Sunday 13-over session 7:00
Sunday 12-under session Noon

Team Shirts & Goals
Friday – Red (Goal Digger), Saturday – Gray (Swimions), Sunday – Black
I have a few extras of each shirt, text by 2:00 Thursday if you are interested ($15 each shirt)

We are very excited about this meet and the training the kids have put in this past year, including some very focused practices these last few weeks. The coaching staff has the following goals for the team this week-end:
·         Support our teammates.  Parents sit together and support all of our swimmers. Swimmers cheer your teammates on and congratulate good swims and extra efforts.
·         Average 1 second drop per 100 or 75% best times
·         Clean up our team areas without help from adults!
·         Show respect and sportsmanship to our fellow competitors – let’s represent Ohio and Buckeye proudly.
·         Show good ‘above the line’ character throughout the week-end.  Remember positive & supportive words, focused and purposeful effort from start to finish!

Entering the facility Saturday
Entry to the School Campus on Saturday AM only:
Access to Franklin Community HS campus limited until 9:30am
Due to a youth sprint triathlon, which was the reason for our “adapted Saturday meet schedule,” entry to campus will likely be shut down to around 9:30am.  With warm-up being at 10am, this doesn’t harm our start time, but access to entry and parking could be rather limited until 9:30-9:45am. 

PRACTICE SCHEDULE CHANGES
Thursday, June 23 Scarlet (5:45-7:30) Silver and age group (5:45-7:15) at MC Fitness.  No scarlet dryland at 5 beforehand, no dryland after.
Tuesday, June 28 Senior and Junior will practice at the sports club at 3:15-4:45
Thursday, June 30 Senior and Junior will train at MC Fitness 6-8 pm
Monday, July 4 am only for senior/ Junior (Lew will communicate time)

TEAM DINNER
Saturday, June 25
We are planning to have a team potluck dinner Saturday in Franklin.  Details will be given at the meet once we figure out what’s what in Indy.

PAY ON DECK
Just a friendly reminder that free stroke clinics are earned through attendance in the Scarlet and Silver groups.  Those that do not earn a free clinic should pay $10 at the door.  Age group participants have one included clinic a week that was built into their summer fee.

BEST OF LUCK TO RICHARD MAZUR
Richard and Coach Lew head to Charlotte on Wednesday, June 29 for the US Paralympic Trials June 30-July 2.  Go Richard!


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