Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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 
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
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!! 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

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.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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 
We hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

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.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

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 also had big drops in his events from just a few weeks ago.  Sai is a diligent learner at practice and a great communicator! Also, from the UA meet, Amanda Jones! Mandy is one of our toughest workers and has been training with speed and a great attitude towards making stroke improvements.  She also had huge drops from her swims just a  few weeks prior! Last, from the OSU meet, Christopher Sabharwal!  Christopher not only continues to have time drops each meet, he also competed in his first mile.  The coaches were very impressed with how composed he was and his ability to follow the race plan - he descended his 500's and negative split the race!  Congratulations swimmers!!

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 the kids to streamline and kick hard off their walls.

Swimmer Log
At UA & OSU, we asked the swimmers to remember the skills that we asked them to work on and improve.  Interestingly, several could not recall these quickly when asked at practice a few days later.  Keeping a swimmer log book would help resolve this.  After each practice, swimmers should jot notes on how they felt at practice and what went well, what didn’t (can use the commit app for this).  After each meet, swimmers should write down their times, feelings/thoughts and coaches comments on what they need to improve.  For those using the commit app, we will start adding meets into the practice log so they can use this for their notes.  If you are having trouble logging in to commit, please email.

Goal Sheets
Each swimmer should have completed a goal sheet.  We will begin setting up meetings with our swimmers to review these and go over areas to focus on to help them attain their goals.

Water & Shoes
Everyone should have a water bottle at practice.  Everyone should have athletic or running shoes on Monday through Thursday.

Scarlet Positive Leadership Project
We spoke to the kids several weeks ago about this and are finally ready to put it into play.  We would like each swimmer to give a 2-5 minute presentation to their teammates on what motivates them. This can be a video or speech but cannot simply be a song.  If they utilize a song they will need to analyze it further on why it is motivational. We will help the swimmers with their presentation and will approve all before they are presented.  By doing this our swimmer should gain a deeper understanding of their passion for swimming.  This will also give them an opportunity to be a leader in their group and should take quite a few of our kids out of their comfort zone.  Last, we will end up starting each practice with some very positive motivation over the course of 6 weeks.  The kids will receive the parameters for this assignment in writing.

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Arrival at the Pool
On these days after arriving at the pool we would like our Scarlet swimmers to head straight to the dryland room.  Please take all gear and bags up to the room as well.  Parents are welcome up there until a coach arrives (if there’s room you are welcome to stay & do dryland with us).  This will help keep the pool deck quiet(er) so that coaches can concentrate on the groups in the water. This is not necessary for our Thursday practice as we are first!

Please continue to ask questions of us when you have them!
Go Buckeyes!
Laurie & Jenn

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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 season!

Thanks everyone.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

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 are unsure of the level of your fundraising requirement, please see Coach Karr. Payment can be made anytime by check to the “Buckeye Swim Club Boosters, Inc.”, but no later than Thursday, January 12, 2017. Please give payments to Ron (Laurie) Sallows, Jeff (Salatha) Evers, Austin (Ashley Martin), John (Cathy) Diakageorgiou, Amanda Klein, Jackie Eramo, Coach Karr, or they can be sent via mail to: Ron Sallows 400 Coaltrain Ct. Delaware, Ohio 43015. Buckeye Swim Club Boosters Raffle Ticket Sale 

One fundraising option being offered to swimmers/families is a raffle ticket sale. Tickets are sold for a donation of $10 to the Buckeye Swim Club Booster Club. All donations are tax deductible since the booster club in a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. At the pre-regional swim meet pasta dinner, 5 winning raffle tickets will be drawn with payouts of $1000, $500, $250, $150 and $100. If you are a swimmer/family that’s opting out of fundraising, please consider purchasing raffle tickets to meet your fundraising requirement, you may just win! If you are interested in selling raffle tickets, please contact Ron (Laurie) Sallows. Ron’s email is: or by phone at (740)972-2194.

Friday, November 4, 2016

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!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Hotel for Mason IMX

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

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

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