Wednesday, December 28, 2016

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.com   Cost 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 purchase!
Blankets are black waterproof nylon with a red fleece lining.  The lining is embossed with BKYS Swim Club.  These blankets will be great for meets where swimmers will be “camping” out in gyms during winter meets, and also during outdoor summer meets.  

$10.00 T-Shirts
Grey team shirt from this fall “Practice with Purpose”   Adult and Youth Sizes available
Pink BKYS Swimming – Youth L and Adult M sizes available
Red Goal Digger – (2) Adult Small
Grey Minion Shirt – Adult Large Only
White BKYS Buckeye Swimming – Youth M, L

Thanks again for your support!  

The apparel committee – Mary, Salatha, & Laurie

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:
  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: rsallows@columbus.rr.com or by phone at (740)972-2194.


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 portal every week to two weeks.  Do not leave these invoices hanging as they really add up for the program.  We currently have about $1000 in meet fees due from various families.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

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.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

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
Off

Off
OFF 
Monday, 12/26
4-6 pm
3-4 pm
6:30-8:30 pm
5:45-7
Tuesday, 12/27
8-10 am
4-6 pm
10-11 am
8-10* by invite
6-8 pm
Off
Weds, 12/28
8-10 am
4-6 pm
3-4 pm
8-10* by invite
6-8 pm
6:00-7:30 pm
Thursday, 12/29
8-10 am
6-8 pm
10-11 am
8-10* by invite
4-6 pm
4:30-6:00 pm with Scarlet
Friday, 12/30
8-10 am
10-11 am
10-noon
4:15-5:30 at MC Fitness 
Saturday, 12/31
7-9 am
10-11 am
Off
OFF
Sunday, 1/1
Off

Off
OFF 
Monday 1/2
3:00-5:30 pm
5:30-6:30 pm
6:30-8:30 pm
5:15-6:30pm

 *Scarlet swimmers, age 11 & older with 70% practice attendance or higher will be invited to morning practices.  Must attend practice the evening before.

There is only one dryland session for Scarlet.  We will give the swimmers dryland that they can do on their own before practice or at home.

Silver - all Silver practices over break will include both Silver groups.
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Saturday, December 10, 2016

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! Savannah swam 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 Martin! Sebby has worked very hard over the past six months to change his understanding of swimming and his technique.  It is finally starting to show at meets with some terrific drops.  Sebby had four best times and paced a terrific 500 on his first attempt!  Congratulations Sebby!

Keep up the good work and smiles Buckeyes!  We coaches are proud of each of you.  GO BUCKEYES!!

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
Off

Off
OFF
Monday, 12/26
4-6 pm
3-4 pm
6:30-8:30 pm
5:45-7
Tuesday, 12/27
8-10 am
4-6 pm
10-11 am
8-10* by invite
6-8 pm
Off
Weds, 12/28
8-10 am
4-6 pm
3-4 pm
8-10* by invite
6-8 pm
6:00-7:30 pm
Thursday, 12/29
8-10 am
6-8 pm
10-11 am
8-10* by invite
4-6 pm
4:30-6:00 pm with Scarlet
Friday, 12/30
8-10 am
10-11 am
10-noon
4:15-5:30 at MC Fitness
Saturday, 12/31
7-9 am
10-11 am
Off
OFF
Sunday, 1/1
Off

Off
OFF
Monday 1/2
3:00-5:30 pm
5:30-6:30 pm
6:30-8:30 pm
5:15-6:30pm

 *Scarlet swimmers, age 11 & older with 70% practice attendance or higher will be invited to morning practices.  Must attend practice the evening before.

There is only one dryland session for Scarlet.  We will give the swimmers dryland that they can do on their own before practice or at home.

Silver - all Silver practices over break will include both Silver groups.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Apparel Sale THIS WEEK ONLY

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.

Practice Change this Thursday

Due to a shortage of coaches we need to make changes to the schedule this Thursday, November 29 as follows: Scarlet 2 & Gold 6:30-8:30 ...