Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Scarlet & Silver Practice Starts Next Week!

The long awaited first day of practice is just around the corner!!

Our first Scarlet Practice is Tuesday, September 6 at MC Fitness.  Coach Lew will be running Scarlet practice from 6:30-7:30 on this first day.  Coach Laurie is off on vacation to celebrate her 25th wedding anniversary with Rick.

Our first Silver Columbus practice is Wednesday, Sept. 7 with Coach Lew.
Silver MC starts their first practice on Thursday, Sept. 8 at MC Fitness with Coaches Jenn & Jessica.

If you ordered anything at registration you will be able to pick those items up at practice on September 11.

Next week Coach Jenn will have Weds Scarlet practice and Thursday Silver MC.  Lew will take the Thursday Scarlet practice.  Coach Jessica Ward will also start her first day with us at Thursday Silver practice!  Be sure to welcome Coach Jessica to the Buckeye family!!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Payment Set Up

Hi,
We have received a few questions about how to set up monthly payments.  We are in the process of getting everyone's accounts set up on QuickBooks. We will use Intuit Merchant Services to process all electronic payments (credit cards, echecks, etc.).  Once we do that you will simply need to swing by the end of a practice to get started.  We will have specific days available to do that beginning the week of September 12.

Become a Swimming Official!

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Fall Officials Clinics

The Fall Officials Clinics are now posted on the Ohio Swimming website:
Central:
Sun Oct 9 (1:00p-4:00p) - Lazelle Woods Community Center*
* Registration at 12:30p.  General meeting at 1:00p. Breakout sessions after the General Meeting. 
Click here for Central flyer
The details for each clinic can be found on the home page of the Ohio Swimming website (under the LSC meetings/clinics tab next to the swim meet listing) and on the OSI Calendar (click directly on the calendar menu, not on the sub-menus).

Pam Birnbrich
Officials Chair
Ohio Swimming 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New Team Apparel Coming Soon!

The Apparel Committee has been working hard on getting some new team apparel items ready to be ordered.  We anticipate having samples and order forms available during the first week of practice.  We will be offering short sleeve t-shirts, baseball style t-shirt, towels, flannel pajama bottoms and leggings in our fall sale.  We also plan on having another sale before the holidays and adding some more winter options such as hooded sweatshirts, knit hats, blankets, etc.

Booster Club Fall Board Meeting

The Booster Club will be holding a fall meeting on Tuesday, September 6 at 6:30 P.M. at MC Fitness.  Please plan on attending if you would like to learn more about the Booster Club or team activities.


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hotel Blocks for Travel Meets

We have hotel blocks secured for our 3 travel meets this fall/winter season. 

Our first travel meet is October 7-9, 2016 at Dayton Raiders.  We have a block of rooms reserved at the Homewood Suites-Dayton/Fairborn.
2750 Presidential Way
Fairborn, OH 45324
Use the following link to reserve a room:


If you prefer to call the hotel # is: (937)429-0600. Rooms are reserved under Buckeye Swim Club until September 7, 2016 or all rooms in block are booked.

We will travel to Bowling Green, OH December 2-4, 2016.  We have rooms at a Hampton Inn in BG.
Rooms will be held until November 2 or all rooms in block are booked.  They are being held under block for Buckeye Swim Club below is the contact info for the hotel:

Hampton Inn
142 Campbell Hill Road
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Ph: 419-353-3464

Our 3rd travel meet takes us back to Dayton February 3-5, 2017 and we will be staying at Homewood Suites again
Homewood Suites-Dayton/Fairborn.
2750 Presidential Way
Fairborn, OH 45324
Use the following link to reserve a room:



If you prefer to call the hotel # is: (937)429-0600.  Rooms will be held until January 3, 2017 or all rooms in block are booked.  Rooms are under block for Buckeye Swim Club.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Website Updates Continue

We are continuing to add content to the new website.  This week we have updated the practice schedule into our google calendars & have started to build the meet information blocks on our meet schedule page.  Please continue to let us know if there is a part of the website that isn't working that you would like to have functional!  We are also still looking for parents and swimmers to send us testimonials or reviews to include on our website.  Short and sweet is fine, or long and detailed.  We'll take anything that you feel comfortable sharing!

Welcome New Swimmers!

We are very excited to welcome a number of new swimmers to the team.  Parents please be sure to introduce yourselves to our newcomers at our first practices in September!

Leah Adkins  - 12  - Lewis Center
Addison Almashy  - 8  - galena
Elena Benz  - 7 - Powell
Zoie Buck  - 9  - New Albany
Julia Cain 8  - lewis  - center
Savannah Cornelius  - 8  - Westerville
Amanda Jones  - 11  - Powell
Samantha Jones  - 13 - Powell
Sabrina Kahl  - 12  - Powell
Adam Kinnison  - 9 -  Powell
Melaina Randall  -  10  - Westerville
Kate Ulrich  - 9  - Delaware
Brody Van Frayen  - 9  - Lewis Center
Kevin Zhang -  8 -  Powell


Scarlet and Silver MC groups are nearly full

We currently have three spots remaining in Scarlet and eight in the Silver MC Fitness group,  We anticipate both groups filling soon and going to a waitlist.  If you intend to register, please do not wait any longer.  If you have questions, please ask!

Practice Equipment & Team Gear

All swimmers should take a moment to check the state of their gear bag.  The following items are needed in your bag at practice:

Kickboard
Fins
Pullbuoy (if under 110 pounds, purchase a junior pullbuoy)
Mesh Bag to carry it in

Seniors and Juniors also need a snorkel and sculling paddles

DO NOT BUY at local retailers.  Little known fact the Speedo product sold at retailers like Target and Dicks is recreation quality and not really suitable for swim team.
All items can be purchased here: http://www.swimoutlet.com/bkys  - click on 'Practice Gear'

SwimOutlet has a distribution center in West Chester.  Most items arrive in two days with regular ground shipping.

If you decide to buy team apparel while visiting swimoutlet.com, please make sure you purchase all team items in team colors.  The backpack must be silver/gray, team suit is red,  the team sweats are in red/black, etc.  No pink, neon green or other color team gear can have our logo or be utilized at swim meets.

The most popular goggles on the market are Speedo Vanquishers.  Mirrored or metallic goggles are not necessary for indoor swimming.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Team Suit Available

This year we do not plan to change our team suit.  This is a little risky as Speedo has not officially renewed it's style.  However, there are still suits available at swimoutlet.com/bkys in our team portal.  We also have a handful in stock that you can purchase right away.  Please take a moment to check the fit and condition of your current team suit.  Our goal is to make it to February in what you have.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

WTG Sebby Martin!!

Buckeye 200 pledges are continuing to come in, and thus far we have done a decent job raising funds.   Thus far we have raised $4,589.50!!  Not bad for a small team but slightly short of our goal of $150 per swimmer.  A huge congratulations goes to our top fundraiser, Sebby Martin!  Sebby has raised $832.50!!  

The following swimmers have participated to date - thank you so much for your support of our program!!
Jeremy Baggs
Samantha Blackburn
Katie Bozoti
Misaki Campbell
Naomi Campbell
Jonathon Diakogeorgiou
Sam Evers
Matt Gerold
Andrew Huang
Elizabeth Intihar
Philip Johnson
Tyler Klein
Jet Lopeman
Christopher Martin
Sebby Martin
Richard Mazur
Nick Mountz
Jacy Mox
Ashley Sallows
Kaitlyn Sallows
Will Stringer
Coach Lew Timberman
Amanda Varian

If we missed you - please email us!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Junior Group Schedule Clarification

The schedule for Juniors includes an optional practice on Mondays. This is important for attendance calculations. It is recommended that Juniors attend the five practices offered Tuesdays Wednesdays,  Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays.

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 ...