Saturday, October 29, 2016

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 with Scarlet (4:30-6:30 1 hr dry, 1 hr swim)
Sunday 4:30-6:00 pm
Silver –MC Fitness 
Monday 6:15-7:30 pm at Columbus Sports Club *this is tentative and may move  to a slightly earlier time based on Coach Jess' schedule
Wednesday 5:45-7:00 pm at Columbus Sports Club (in water at 6)
Thursday 7:15-8:30 pm at MC Fitness
Sunday 2:45-4:00 at MC Fitness
Once Regionals and Districts are complete we will modify our schedule to fit our athletes that have competitions in March and April.

Team Cap Order Opportunity

We have run out of team caps about four months early!  We are ready to run a new order and will take orders via email only.  The team cap will remain silver, but we are returning to the same logo on both sides of the cap. You will also have the opportunity to personalize your cap (most swimmers put their last name on the cap).  Personalized caps must be ordered in quantities of two or more.

New this year!  We will offer a pink cap for fun (and there may be some limited opportunities to wear these at meets).  We will be donating $1 per pink cap ordered to the Stephanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research.  Coach Laurie was a sorority sister of Stephanie's way back in the day (in the same pledge class) and has agreed to match $1 per pink cap ordered!  You can find out more information about the fund here: https://cancer.osu.edu/giving-back/ways-to-donate/stefanie-spielman-fund-for-breast-cancer-research

Ordering is simple but must be done by Wednesday, November 2!  Email the following information to Coach Laurie at laurie@bkyswim.com

Color of Cap you wish to order
Quantity
Name (if any) you would like on the cap
Total due for order

You will then receive an invoice that will be due by 11/10 via check or cash.

Cost:
Pink or Silver Cap, no names added $10
Pink or Silver Cap with name: $26 (each additional cap is $13)

Sample of caps:


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Apparel Sale

Apparel Sale 
The first Booster apparel sale was a great success.   The sale was profitable and will allow the Booster Club to contribute to the cost of equipment, team outings, lane fees, etc…  “Thank you” for your purchases and supporting the Booster Club! 
 If you missed the first sale, our winter sale will begin sometime in mid November.   We will be offering several new items along with a few of the items from the first sale.  Orders will be delivered in time for Christmas!   Be on the look-out for an order form posted to the team news in the coming weeks.  
Those of you that ordered towels, they will be picked up this Friday and dropped off to be embroidered.  We hope to have them to you by the end of next week.  All of the apparel has been distributed with the exception of the following orders: Cain, Feng, Bouchard, Benz, Seelandt, Campbell.   I hope to catch you all this week.    If there is something that you did not receive please contact Mary Owens  3owens@gmail.com , Salatha Evers Salatha.evers@gmai.com   or Laurie Sallows   lesallows@columbus.rr.com

Thanks again for your support!   

The apparel committee – Mary, Salatha, & Laurie

Friday, October 21, 2016

Practice Schedule Updates

Hi Buckeyes!
We have a lot going on to close out October.  Please note the following changes:
Sunday, October 23
No change to Scarlet & Silver MC
Silver Columbus North, no practice at Columbus North, please attend 2:45-4:00 at MC Fitness
Senior/Junior/HS - no practice

Sunday, October 30
No change to Scarlet & Silver MC
Silver Columbus North, no practice at Columbus North, please attend 2:45-4:00 at MC Fitness
Senior/Junior/HS - 4:00-6:00 at Columbus North
Member Appreciation Night is slated to conclude by 8:00 pm.  The bulk of our organized team activities will take place from 6:30-8.

Monday, October 31
No Scarlet, Silver MC & Silver Columbus practice
Please enjoy a safe Beggar's Night
Senior/HS - no change

Saturday, November 5 marks the start of our winter schedule.  

New Officials Clinic


When: Wednesday October 26
Time:  6:30pm
Location:    Jones Middle School- Room 252
       2100 Arlington Ave.
     Upper Arlington, OH 43221
                   *Enter at the North EntranceGo up the stairs to 2nd floorRoom 252 is the first classroom.
       **Parking** Please park on Coventry Dr.

What to Bring: Laptop as this will be a interactive clinic
Cost: $6.00, please have exact change.
Host: Tom Trace
          Central Ohio Officials Co-Chair
          Apprentice Stroke and Turn Instructor

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

COSA Scholarship

Once again, the Central Ohio Swimming Association (COSA) will be providing a college scholarship opportunity for local high school athletes. 

Qualifications are NOT based on swimming performance.  Rather, they are evaluated in regard to community service and academics.  Students do not need to be planning to swim in college to be considered for the scholarships.  However, applicants must be CURRENT MEMBERS of a USA Swimming club in Central Ohio.

For the past 2 years we have been able to award scholarships to eight local athletes annually.  We are proud of this and hope that you will make your swimmers aware of this opportunity for recognition of their community service and academic efforts.

The scholarship application, and instructions for submission, can be downloaded here:

COSA Scholarships

Friday, October 14, 2016

Member Appreciation Night

Team Appreciation Night
Sunday, October 30
at

LEHNER PUMPKIN FARM
2920 State Rt. 203
Radnor, OH

Activities begin at 5:00 pm
(Silver & Senior practice will be offered early on Sunday to accommodate everyone’s schedules)

Cost: $6 per person
Bonfire only -  free for parents

The following activities will occur from 5-7:
Zipline
Barrel Rides
Petting Zoo
Sling Shot (extra $1 fee for 3 gourds)
Peddle Go Carts
Zorb Balls
Climbing Wall

TEAM HAYRIDE AT 7:00 pm

After the hayride we will spend some time recognizing and appreciating our swimmers efforts by the bonfire.  All 2016-17 team members will receive a t-shirt!
Dinner by the bonfire will include pulled pork, mac & cheese, hot dogs and S’mores.  Please bring a side to share, your own plate, utensils, napkins and nonalcoholic beverage.

Please clip the following and bring to practice by Thursday 10/20 with check made payable to Buckeye Swim Boosters

Family Name:                                                            
# Participating in activities (siblings welcome):                                           
Additional Adults attending bonfire:                                                

Optional – please name a coach or parent on the team that you appreciate & briefly state why (one sentence is fine)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Buckeye Butter Braid fundraiser

Sale starts Wednesday,  October 12th

Turn in packets Wednesday,  October  26th

All products will be delivered
Thursday, November 17th from
5:30-7:00 at Columbus North 

We are in need of a volunteer from the Silver MC Fitness group to help distribute packets & product. Please email Amanda if interested.

Jackie E will be at MC fitness tonight with packets and Amanda K will be at Columbus north Thursday.

Please call/text or email Amanda if you are unable to pick up a packet , we'll get you one! 

614-774-0140 or kleinfa@aol.com

This is a fantastic fundraiser,with delicious products!! They are extremely easy to bake and present beautifully.  Great for teachers gifts or to take to holiday parties.  

If you have any questions please us know!! 

Thank you,
Amanda and Jackie 



Swimmers of the Meet

Congratulations to all of our swimmers on their very successful efforts at the Dayton Raider meet this past week-end.  Our focus at practice on our new fly and breast progression of drills was a fantastic highlight of this early season meet.  We were thrilled to see the progress in both!  Our first swimmer of the meet is Katie Eramo!  Katie had some of her biggest time drops of the last year of swimming in several events, including 5.5 seconds in the 50 fly and nearly 2 seconds in the 50 breast!  Our second swimmer of the meet is Will Stringer!  Will has been working very hard at improving his stroke technique.  He competed in the 50 of each stroke and dropped a whopping 24 seconds!!

Keep up the good work Buckeyes!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Silver Practice Change Monday, October 10

Due to a coaches schedule conflict both Silver groups will be combined on Monday, October 10.  Both groups will have dry land at 5:15 and will get in the water at 5:30.  Practice will end at 6:30 for all swimmer.  Silver MC swimmers that cannot make it to the pool by 5:30 on Monday should contact Coach Laurie for alternatives.  laurie@bkyswim.com

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Navigating the Active Portal

Now that the season is underway, one of you most important tools is the Active Portal. There's a lot you can find in the portal including:

  • Best Times
  • Meet Results
  • Meet Entries (with event numbers and sessions)
  • Upcoming Meets to declare attendance
  • Team Roster
  • Order History, payments made and payments due.
  • New!  Silver swimmers will soon be able to see attendance (we are testing this with our Silver groups).
  • New! Silver swimmers will be able to see their practice schedule.
We have included several screenshots below to help you navigate the portal.

Logging in:  If you are having trouble logging in, please make sure you are logged out and try again.  The system will get confused between your swim account and your race account for you runners/racers out there.







Monday, October 3, 2016

Meet Entry Invite Emails

This is what a meet entry invite looks like.  Please double check your spam folder to approve email from the below address - thanks!


From: Active Support (No Reply) [mailto:noreply@awntx3.email.active.com]
Sent: Sunday, October 2, 2016 7:48 PM
To: Laurie Karr <laurie@bkyswim.com>
Subject: You are invited to participate in the meet 2016 OH UASC Golden Bear Invitational starting 11/04/2016

Dear Laurie,
We are now accepting entries for this upcoming meet 2016 OH UASC Golden Bear Invitational. Please log in to your Swim Manager portal and indicate whether you plan to attend or not attend the meet 2016 OH UASC Golden Bear Invitational. https://swimportal.active.com/?a=283056403
Jeremy Karr
2016 OH UASC Golden Bear Invitational
November 4, 2016 to November 6, 2016
Upper Arlington High School
Upper Arlington , OH , 43209
Athlete Surcharge:  
United States
Event Entry Fee:  
If you have any questions, please contact:
Organization
Organization name:
Buckeye Swim Club
Address:
3375 Brentwood Ct,
Powell, OH, 43065
United States

Email:
Phone number:
6145620544
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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Sunday Scarlet Practice 10/9

Due to the swim meet this coming week-end, Scarlet practice will be held at MC Fitness from 2-4 on Sunday, October 9. Silver MC will remain unchanged from 2:45-4:00.

Communication with Coaches

We have asked each coach their preferred communication method to pass along to you.  Please remember that we treat texts the same as a phone call - please text during the same hours that would be appropriate to pick up a phone and call.  If you are trying to communicate in the wee hours of the night or morning, an email would be more appropriate.  Also, if it doesn't fit in one text, please send an email.  If you are texting a coach for the first time, please include your name.

Coach Laurie
Email laurie@bkyswim.com
Phone (614) 562-0544
Preferred in person, text or email.  Phone calls may take a few days to return.
Please contact me for billing questions, Scarlet and general team questions.  I am the person that finalizes all meet entries as well.

Coach Lew
Email ltimberman@gmail.com
Phone (614) 783-4171
Preferred in person, phone or email.  Long text messages should be emails.

Coach Jenn
Email jennsecrest17@gmail.com
Phone (614) 657-3982
Text or email will get the quickest response.  Phone calls may take a few days.

Coach Jess
Email jessward.m@gmail.com
Phone (614) 562-9619
Text or email or is fine.

Worthington Meet October 22-23


We would like to start working on entries this week so that we can send the entry file to Worthington this week-end.  The email invitation was first sent to all 14 and under swimmers on 9/8.  We have resent the invite to everyone.  Please double check your response.  If you are not planning to attend, we do need to hear from you.  Thanks!!

Dayton Raiders Meet this week-end

About a third of the team is attending this very early season meet.
We do not have warm-up assignments or timelines at this point.  We will send a separate email this week to those attending with those updates.
Reminder that we are not attending Friday, 13-14's swim on Saturday only, 11-12's are Saturday & Sunday and 10-unders are Sunday only.

Cap & Shirt Order

We are now ready to take cap and shirt orders for the season! Every swimmer receives a free t-shirt with registration.  Please take a momen...