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Thanksgiving week practice schedule

Tentative Schedule Changes for Thanksgiving Week:

Wednesday, November 22
Senior and Junior 8-10:45 am
Scarlet 2 & Gold 12:30-3
Silver 2 12:30-2
Scarlet 1 & Silver 1 -1:30-3

Thursday, November 23
NO PRACTICE, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Friday, November 24
Senior and Junior 9:30 am- noon
Scarlet 2 and Gold 12-2
Scarlet 1- 12-1:30

Swim A Thon Money Due Dates

A HUGE thanks to all the swimmers who participated in the Swim A Thon on Sunday.  Now it is time to get out and collect from your sponsors.  We will be collecting ALL MONEY AND PACKETS (you need to turn in your packet even if you did not participate or pay $1 fee to USA swimming for all packets that are not returned).  We will be collecting at the following times at Columbus North:

Sunday, November 26th from 1-3:15 PM
Tuesday, November 28th from 6:15-8:30 PM
Wednesday, November 29th from 6:15-8:30 PM

If you can not make it to one of these times please be sure to hand in your packet and money to your coach before Wednesday, November 29th.  ALL packets and $ need to be turned in by Wednesday, November 29th.


Stoller Fundraising Product Pickup

Thursday, November 16 is the pick up day for your orders.  Orders will be available at the pool from 6:00-8:00 PM.  Thanks for participating Buckeye families!

Pictures Needed

Help your coaches focus at meets. At this week-ends Golden Bear we had NO pictures posted to the Buckeye Instagram account.  Why?   - because there was very little down time for the coaches to do so.  We were very busy doing our most important job - coaching!  
We LOVE posting pictures to the Instagram account.  Please consider helping us out by taking control of our account while you are at a meet.  Texting pictures to the coach is nice (and very MUCH appreciated) but not quite the help we are looking for.  It's super easy to post to Instagram, please consider being a volunteer social media king or queen at the next meet.
ANYONE can post picture to the teamapp app.
Thanks!

Meet Wrap Up

Golden Bear Success!
We have just finished another very successful competition with lots of great swims and learning opportunities.  We dropped over 548 seconds, averaging just over 4 seconds per best time! 

Gold Stars to the following swimmers who had best times in every event: Savanah Cornelius (6 best times, 25.43 seconds), Sam Evers (7 best times, 33.31 seconds), Nandita Gaddam (1 best time, 4 new races),  Amanda Jones (6 best times, 14 seconds), Justin Li  (6 best times, 35.44 seconds),  Christopher Martin (6 best times, 21.17 seconds),  Nicholas Martin (3 best times, 3 new new events), Nick Mountz (6 best times, 15.74 seconds)!!

KUDOS to Andrew Huang who was High Point winner in 10-under boys.

Keep up the fantastic work Buckeyes!

Administrative Reminders

Just some friendly reminders:


Please login to your active portal once a week and check meet invites, results and invoices.We do not automatically bill your account any longer for team fees.  PLEASE make sure your QuickBooks invoice is up to date.  If you keep a credit card on file at Active we will automatically bill your meet fees.  We appreciate prompt payment BEFORE the meet. We do have room for 2-4 more swimmers in Silver, and would like to add  a coach to help Jess.  If you have friends that are interested, please send them to us!

Swim A Thon

Swim A Thon
It’s that time of year again when we ask our swimmers to swim and fundraise for our team. We would like to encourage all of our swimmers to take part in this important annual event. All you need to do is collect sponsorships and donations over the next few weeks and then be ready to swim for 2 hours or 200 laps, whichever comes first. As you collect sponsorships, remember that you will be eligible for some great prizes! All groups will be participating in the Swim A Thon on Sunday, November 12th during their normal practice time!  Remember that the funds you raise will go towards your swimmers required $75 fundraising fee. All Money raised for the Swim A Thon will will due and collected on the following days during practice: Wednesday, November 22nd 6:30-8:30 Thursday, November 23rd 4:30-6:30 Sunday, November 26th 1-3  If you have not received a swim a thon packet please see either Ron or Laurie Sallows during Scarlet practice.  You can also email me at lesallows@columbus.…

Brrrrr, close the door!

Now that the weather has turned towards winter, we will be keeping the parking lot door closed.  This helps keep our happy swimmers happy, as that door tends to blow cold air straight into them while they are receiving their instructions.  After practice has ended, please remember to exit through the front door and walk to your car.  If you are picking up your child, please pull up to the front door once practice has ended. We do not permit our swimmers to walk from the front door to the parking lot alone.

Teamapp App

We have put together a free smartphone app for everyone to try.  It's called Teamapp and you can download it via the instructions below.

If you like apps, consider downlading and taking it for a spin.  We are not sure we are keeping it, and would love some feedback!

To get the full features of your teams App you need to download Team App onto your smartphone. Download Team App here (http://teamapp.com/app). Its 100% FREE.

Launch Team App.
Then:
1. Sign-up to Team App. You'll be sent an email to confirm your registration.
2. Log in. Then search for Buckeye Swim Club and request access to group(s) that apply to you.

If you don't have a smartphone, you can be added manually and you'll receive email notifications.  So if we keep the app, everyone will still get notifications.

Meet Schedule Updates

Thanks for Giving, November 12
We did not successfully gain entry into this meet and will NOT be attending.  We will not replace this meet but will hone our focus on swimming very fast at UA the weekend prior and preparing for the Makos meet in December.

Dual Meet for Silvers on November 11
Dublin had initially discussed hosting a dual or tri meet for newer swimmers on 11/11 at Worthington.  We have no new news as to whether or not this meet is on.  We will update you as soon as we hear something.

End of January meet options
January 26-28The OSSC meet that we wanted to attend has been canceled.  We will attempt to enter the Circle City Meet January 26-28 at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis.  This pool has hosted numerous Olympic Trials and is know to be a very fun and fast place to swim.  The meet itself has qualifying time standards.  Swimmers will need a National BB time standard to enter and event.  You may check out those standards here: http://buckeyeswimclub.com/Files/2020Motivatio…

October 31

Scarlet Practice will be canceled on 10/31 so that our swimmers can enjoy Beggars Night.

Meet Fees

When we are accepted into a meet, we run billing for the meet and send the host our payment.  Once we run billing you receive an itemized invoice for the meet.  If your invoice shows a balance due, you must pay that day for the meet.  If you keep a card on file, it will be automatically charged.

Pizza Night!

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The booster club is holding a fundraiser at Rapid Fire Pizza.  Please share the following flyer with your friends!

Thursday, Oct. 19th
10:30am to 10:00pm

PDF of Flyer


Swim Meet signup Deadlines

Thanks to everyone for responding so quickly to the swim meet invites.  We have started adding those deadlines to our google event calendar as well.  Scarlet, Junior and Senior have their next meet deadline today for the OSSC meet.

Meet Wrap Up

Our first meet was an overwhelming success with our team combing to drop over 370 seconds and competing in over 60 new events.  We had some excellent learning and growth opportunities for everyone and are already back to the pool to improve!  A shout out to Savannah Cornelius  who dropped the most amount of time with 33.3 seconds in the 200 free!  Amanda Jones had the highest percentage of time dropped, with a whopping 17.3% in the 50 fly!!  Full results have been posted in the OneDrive folder for this meet (buckeyeswimclub.com - schedule-  meet schedule, click on the blue box for the DR Meet).

Caps & Suits

The team caps arrived last night and are starting to be distributed.  Also, all team suits have been distributed.  If you owe money for either, we ask that you drop a check to your coach by Thursday pm.  Thanks for your attention to this.

Team T-Shirt Parent Order, due Sunday

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This year's team shirt order is now underway & is due this Sunday. Parents can order the team shirt this year to show their Buckeye spirit at meets.  The shirts are cherry red with the logo below on the front in black and chrome. Each swimmer is given a t-shirt, we have their size from registration, so there is no need to order swimmers shirt.

Place your order via PayPal here:

SizeSmall Medium Large XL XXL 3XL If you want to purchase more than one shirt/different sizes - after adding one size to your cart, click the Continue Shopping Button.  That will bring you back to this blog post where you can add more shirts before checking out.


Swim A Thon Fundraiser

Dear Buckeye Families,
Are you ready for the Swim A Thon?
We are excited for this new fundraising opportunity, we are asking our swimmers to swim and fundraise for our team.We encourage all of our swimmers to take part in this important event. All you need to do is collect sponsorships and donations over the next couple of weeks, from family & friends, and then be ready to swim for 2 hours or 200 laps. As you collect sponsorships, remember that you will be eligible for some great prizes!
This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.All of the funds raised from the Swim A Thon will go towards each swimmers mandatory $75 Fundraising Fee.  Even if you do not want to collect sponsorships from family and friends you can sponsor your swimmer a flat rate of $75 and their Fundraising Fee will be paid.
Event Details:
Swimmers can be sponsored on a flat fee or per lap basis for each lap completedSwimmers will swim for 2 hours or 200 laps.Swim A Thon will be the week of November 6-9...more details …

Swim Meet responses

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PARENTS/SWIMMERS: ACCEPT MEET INVITE IN PARENT PORTAL nce meet invites are sent out from Swim Manager, this is the process to confirm attendance:
Note:Meet entry process is only available during Online Meet Entry periodParent will receive email indicating organization is accepting entries, as well as a link to the Parent Portal
Click on hyperlink to portal and log in Once in portal, select View Meets tabSelect Attending or Not Attending
Note: If organization allows parents/ athletes to pick what events to attend, the eligible events will display once Attending is selected. Check the box next to each event you wish to compete in. Select Save ​
Note:When Online Meet Entry period has ended, meet status will be changed from "In Progress" to "Closed" in Swim Portal.

Tentative Buckeye Swim Club Events 2017-18

Attached is a tentative schedule of events for the 2017-18 swim season.  Please remember that this schedule is tentative and remember to check this blog weekly for changes/updates to the schedule.  Please contact either Ron Sallows at rsallows@columbus.rr.com or Laurie Sallows at lesallows@columbus.rr.com if you have any questions.

Buckeye Swim Club Boosters Dates of Importance (Schedule is subject to change)

September 17, 2017 - Parent Meeting/Suit Fitting
September - Fall Board Meeting – CONFIRM Booster Club quarterly business meeting; Election of 2017-18 Booster Club Executive Board
September - Fall Apparel Sale – CONFIRM
October 1, 2017 - Fall Team Activity (Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm) – CONFIRM Boosters will pay for swimmer wristbands, provide meat, plates, silverware.Parents asked to bring side dish to share and beverages.
October 6-8, 2017 - Dayton Meet (Silver 1, Scarlet, Junior, Senior)
October 21-22, 2017 - Worthington Meet (Silver, Scarlet, Junior, Senior)
October 2017 - Butterbraid Fundrai…

Team Suits, Caps & Shirts

Team suits that were not available on 9/17 have been ordered and should trickle in over the next few weeks. 
Team caps have been ordered with the hopes that they will arrive by our first meet!  They likely will be handed out at the meet.
Team shirts will be ordered in early October to distribute by the second meet.  These shirts are given to each swimmer and will likely be available for parents to order.

Sunday Practice/Fall Party

Due to Sunday's Fall Party, Silver practice will be 2:30-4 this Sunday 10/1.  Have fun at Lehner's families!

Buckeye Swim Club Fall Party

DATE: Sunday, October 1
TIME: 5:00-7:30 PM
LOCATION: Lehner's Pumpkin Farm
                      2920 St. Route 203
                      Radnor, OH 43066

Admission for the farm and activities including the hayride will be paid for by the Buckeye Swim Club Boosters

DINNER: 6:00 PM
Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided by the Boosters.  Plates and table settings will also be provided.
We ask each family to bring a dish to share as well as their own beverages.

Please RSVP to sign up genius by 9/29/17 8 PM

Any questions please call/text Amanda Klein 614-774-0140


Please use the link below to sign up at Sign Up Genius:


www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C4AAFAA2FA64-buckeye

An Open Invitation for Buckeye Parents to become a USA Swimming Volunteer Official

Hello Buckeye Parents, I am Will Indest, a fellow Buckeye parent, and a 7-year volunteer official for USA Swimming and Ohio Swimming.  Ever wondered what it would take to get out of those uncomfortable bleachers and get on the pool deck near the action.  Consider becoming an official.  No prior swimming or officiating experience required.  In fact most officials were not swimmers themselves. 
The steps are straight forward and can be found here:  https://www.teamunify.com/czohlsc/UserFiles/File/Officials/Become%20a%20USA%20Swimming%20Official%20OSI.pdf.    Most importantly, the required clinic is coming soon on Sunday, October 8th at 1PM at the Carriage Place Community Center at 4900 Sawmill Road, Columbus 43235.  
Any questions, call or write me at 614.288.7003 or will@dtvc.com.  Come join us on deck and help us  run the best meets so our kids can get their best times, (and our families can get to the next thing on time.) Parents that officiate will have their booster fundraising req…

Welcome to BKYS- New Parent's Guide to Swimming

Following is a "New Parent's Guide to Swimming/Swim Meets".  I hope that this information is helpful to our new swim parents.  If you still have questions please feel free to contact me at lesallows@columbus.rr.com or find me at practice/meet.  I have 2 girls that are in Scarlet 2/Scarlet Gold practice and we will be at all the meets whenever 11-12 and 13-14 age groups are swimming!  Welcome to BKYS, we are happy to have you and your family!

A Buckeye Parent’s Guide to Swim Meets
Swim meets are a new experience for many Buckeye swimmers and parents.  The following information will help make that experience more enjoyable.
Swim meets are a great opportunity for swimmers, parents, and coaches to see how all of the hard work during the season is paying off.  For parents, it’s also a time to meet other parents and have fun interaction while the swimmers are spending time with their teammates and making new friends from other teams.  The entire swimming community is great and th…

Meet Schedule

A few have asked - the meet schedule is current on our website.  You can access a pdf of it there or here:  MEET SCHEDULE

Group Meetings this Sunday

TEAM MEETING AND EQUIPMENT NEEDED
We will have a required parent meeting for both the Scarlet and Silver groups on Sunday, September 17.  Scarlet meeting is at 1:00, Silver meeting is at 4:00.  At this meeting we will review best practices for communication and general information regarding our swim club.  Please bring your cell phone &/or tablet as we will send test communications during the meeting to make sure everyone is receiving communications. We will also review how to sign up for meets.

Immediately following the meeting, each swimmer will have the opportunity to try on & purchase the team suit for this year.
If you need equipment please go to swimoutlet.com/bkys

Price of the team suit is as follows:
Girls suit: $67.20
Boys Jammer: $43.20
Boys Brief: $35.20
Please make checks payable to Buckeye Swim Club.  Sorry no credit cards.  If paying by cash, please seal the EXACT amount in an envelope with your name on the outside.

Senior and Junior swimmers may arrive early to practice …

Team Caps Action Needed

We have uploaded an excel spreadsheet of our current cap order.  Please review the spreadsheet and make sure your order is correct and (if you ordered personalized caps) the correct name is listed.  You may make changes directly to the spreadsheet (do not email coach) and you have until Monday night to do so. When you registered for Buckeye, the system was set up to require a red cap order.  A few of you accidentally ordered a silver cap without ordering a red cap.  You will need to add on to your order, choosing one of the following options:

Replace your silver cap with one red team cap, no personalization.  Additional $2.Replace your silver cap with two personalized red caps. Additional $17.Keep your silver cap and add one of the two above options (one red cap is $10, two personalized caps are $25). Intro to swim team kids are not required to have a team cap.  If you would like your purchase of a cap refunded, please email coach Laurie at laurie@bkyswim.com
LONG HAIR? CAP FALLS OFF...

Regular Practices begin September 5

Welcome back to the pool.  All groups will begin regular practices on Tuesday, September 5.  Each swimmer also recently received an email detailing their groups practice schedule.  If you did not receive this, contact laurie@bkyswim.com immediately!

Team CapsWe will hold off on ordering team caps about one more week.  This will give all of our late signups one last chance to get their personalized cap order in.  With the change to a new team suit, we are also switching of to red team caps!  Very exciting :)  Once that order is placed, we would expect the caps to arrive around the end of September.  Those will then be distributed at practice.

Save $50We have approximately 10-14 spaces left in our Silver group & 6 in Scarlet.  Please encourage your friends to join us!  We have the most space available for swimmers age 8 and younger. We will be giving a $50 discount to both you and your friend should they join before September 17.  Have them use the code FRIENDS17 at registration.  Don…

Amazon fundraising

When you #StartWithaSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Buckeye Swim Club Boosters Inc. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1765851 and support us every time you shop.

Swim Clinics

The swim clinics will begin Tuesday, August 22! If you would like to attend, we ask that you bring a friend! These clinics are designed for you and the coaching staff to introduce Buckeye to your friends and interested new swimmers.

Invoices have been sent

Invoices for the 2017-18 season have been sent. Please take a moment to check that all information on the invoice is accurate. If you did not receive an invoice, please email laurie@bkyswim.com at your earliest convenience.

Scarlet & Silver begins September 5

The new season is just a few weeks away!  Practices being Tuesday, September 5 with the following schedule:

Scarlet 1:
Sunday 1:00-2:30
Monday 4:30-6:00
Tuesday 6:30-8:00
Wednesday 6:30-8:30
Thursday 5:30-6:45

Scarlet 2:
Sunday 1:00-3:00
Monday & Thursday 4:30-6:30
Tuesday & Wednesday 6:30-8:30
Scarlet Gold adds Saturday 7-9 am

Silver 1:
Sundays: 4:30-6:00
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:45-7:00
Bonus Practice (earn with 90% attendance) with Scarlet, Thursday's 5:30-6:45

Silver 2:
Sundays: 4:30-6:00
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:45-7:00
Bonus Practice (earn with 90% attendance) with Scarlet, Tuesdays 7-8:30

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the pool!

Team Suit and Equipment

The new season is here!
No need to order team suits this year
We will be placing a bulk order for our team suit (this will save some decent $$ for everyone) in late August.  Once all of the suits arrive, we'll have a big team suit fitting party and general team meeting!

Also, we will be introducing swim snorkels to our Scarlet 2 and Gold swimmers.  This means all swimmers in Junior, Senior, Scarlet 2 and Gold will be required to have snorkels.  We have 24 of those on their way to us and will have them at practice by Thursday.   These are $20 each.

Junior & Senior Practice Schedule

The Junior & Senior groups head back to the pool on Monday, August 14!  They will follow this modified schedule to start the season:

Monday 6-8 Tuesday & Thursday 4:30-6:30 Saturday 7-10
Sunday 6-8
Thanks!  Looking forward to seeing everyone back at the pool!

Columbus Youth Triathlon

We are excited to announce the 6thannual Columbus Youth Triathlon & Duathlon on Aug 12th!! Here are the key details · What:Columbus Youth Triathlon ·   When: Saturday, August 6th starting at 9AM – 10:30 AM ·   Where: Powell Adventure Park - 260 Adventure Park Drive, Powell, OH 43065 ·   Race Details:4 Race Options (1) Youth Triathlon (6-18), (2) Youth Duathlon (6-18), (3) Kids Splash N Dash – no swimming! (ages 3-18), and (4) Foam / Grab the loot Run .5 miles or 1 mile (any age) ·   What you receive:  T-shirt, beach ball at finish line, free kids meal at 101 Beer Kitchen, and 1 free pass to Barre3!  ·   Create a team – have others register – the team that gets the most to register receive 8 free tickets to the Clippers game on Sunday, Aug 20th plus $10 per person to the game room at Grand Prix Racing! (up to 20) ·   Where to Register for race:www.columbusfoamrun.com ·   Use code: 5OFF (Triathlon or duathlon only $20, Splash n Dash $10!) or 20ff (for Foam run only $10!) – codes expires 8/4

Sign Up Genius for Zoombezi Bay on Thursday, August 10th

Please use the sign up genius link below to RSVP for our team outing to Zoombezi Bay on Thursday, August 10th!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4aafaa2fa64-zoombezi


Recruiting

Recruiting 101 and Swim Clinics 
As we gear up for the next season, we’d like to take a moment to talk about recruitment.  We do have our end of August Clinics scheduled to help us all recruit new members.  If you know anyone slightly interested in any kind of kids activity, invite them to come with you at the clinics and try us out.  When you bring a new prospective member, the clinic is free to you. We are offering the following clinics at $25 each or $100 for all 5:
•Tuesday, August 22 from 6:30-7:30, Freestyle
•Thursday, August 24 from 6:30-7:30, Backstroke
•Sunday, August 27 from 5:00-6:00, Breaststroke
•Tuesday, August 29 from 6:30-7:30, Butterfly
•Thursday, August 31 from 6:30-7:30, Starts and turns
These clinics will teach the drills and technique philosophy that we utilize in Silver and Scarlet groups.  If your swimmer struggles with our drills, this is a good refresher before we start the season.

RECRUITMENT
The majority of our swimmers come to us based on a recommendation fr…

Silver and Scarlet Practice Schedule this week

Monday AM 7:45-9:10 JO SWIMMERS only
Tuesday AM 8-9:15 AM JO SWIMMERS only
Tuesday PM 5:45-7:00 Silver and Scarlet, LAST PRACTICE
Tuesday  PM 6:30-8:00 JO SWIMMERS only
Wednesday AM 10:40-noon JO SWIMMERS only

Fall swimming begins September 5 for Scarlet & Silver

Just a few more hours to register and save

Thank you to everyone that has already registered early.  This is extremely helpful to us in planning for the next season and how hard we will need to recruit for the upcoming year. Just a reminder that you only have a day and a half left to save $40 on your registration for 2017-18.

Important Dates:
August 13  - first day of Senior & Junior practice
September 5 - first day of Scarlet & Silver practice

Notes/New items for this year:
Last year we pulled a huge chunk of your fees into a booster fee.  This chunk has been put back into this year's training fee.Fee increases are as follows: Registration fee from $200 to $250 (this is only $210 if you register by tomorrow night) $25 family booster membership, $75 required booster fundraising.  The core training fees have remained the same, with minor changes within each sub group (for example: Scarlet Gold is slightly higher, Scarlet 1 slightly lower).There are admin fees for not paying attention to your dues and deadlines.  While …

Buckeye Swim Club Boosters- Golf Scramble

On August 19, 2017, the Buckeye Swim Club Boosters, Inc. will be hosting a Golf Scramble at Darby Creek Golf Course in Marysville, Ohio at 2 pm. The registration fee is $75.00 per golfer and will include dinner, snacks, and drink tickets. The format will be a 4 member team scramble with a longest drive and closest to the pin. Several other games will be offered as well. The last day to register is August 11th. If you are interested in being a sponsor or playing in the event, please refer to the attached registrations forms. If you have questions or want to play but don’t have a team or want to volunteer for the event, please contact Ron Sallows at (740) 972-2194. Golf Registration FormSponsor LetterOpportunities for Sponsors

Zoombezi Bay- Save the Date!

We are planning our BKYS team outing to Zoombezi Bay for Thursday, August 10th 10:30 AM-8 PM.

Booster Club will be paying for a team cabana and lunch for BKYS team members!  All Families/Siblings are welcome to join.  More information coming soon!




2017-18 Information

Below is our first draft of the 2017-18 Information, including fees and schedule.  If you register before Regional's, you will receive $40 off registration!

Now that the booster club has firmly reestablished itself your fundraising fees (that were pulled out from your swim fees last year) are back in as part of you swim fee.  We have not increased swim fees, but have asked for $50 more at registration and a $25 family booster fee.

New group assignments will be released this week-end.  If you do not wish to change groups, go ahead and register right away.

All coaches are back for the 2017-18 year.

SWIM CLINICS  We will offer swim clinics for our Scarlet and Silver swimmers throughout August.  If you bring a new swimmer to the clinic, the clinic will be free to you. Fees Our registration & group fees include all training fees, pool time, coach’s fees, coaching atmeets, current USA swimming registration, and a teamt-shirt.  Our fees do not include meet event fees.
Fundraising The Bo…