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Regional Meet Program Ads

Help Support Local Swimmers Buckeye Swim Club and the Unified Aquatics Club are the proud co-hosts of this year’s Regional Championships at the Columbus School for Girls, Feb 18-20. To show support for the swimmers, we are selling ad space which will be displayed in the heat sheet packets. We would love to include either your business advertisement or a personal ad for your swimmer, wishing them luck and giving encouragement (can even add a picture of your swimmer(s) if you would like).  We anticipate over 400 swimmers and their families from all over Central Ohio at this years meet. The cost for advertising is as follows: Full Page Ad $50 Half Page Ad $25 1/6 Page Ad $10 If interested, please provide the following information: Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________ Phone #: _______________________________    Email: _________________________________

January Swimmers of the Meet

Wow! What a month of great swimming from all of our Buckeyes.  It has been very difficult to narrow down the swimmers of the meet recipients this month.  We had a lot of fantastic swimming with quite a few swimmers hitting all best times at their meets. Swimmers hitting all best times this month: Leah Adkins, Sophia Arnold, Nanami Campbell, Samantha Blackburn,  Elena Benz, Eddie Campion, Jonathan Diakogeorgiou, Lily Hashes, Andrew Huang, Amanda Jones, Samantha Jones, Tyler Klein, Owen Lewis, Thaine Nederveld, Abby Ng, Aubrey Pritchard, Kaitlyn Sallows, Ashley Sallows, Jack Secrest, Ella Seelandt, Sydney Seelandt, Evan Simashkevich, Kayla Simashkevich, Will Stringer,  Brody Van Frayen & Kevin Zhang. Special recognition to Kaitlyn Sallows and Andrew Huang, both of whom are ripping apart our record board this season.  Additionally Kaitlyn is currently  ranked amongst the fastest 75 ten year old girls in the US in her best events and Andrew is ranked the fastest 8 year old boy in t

Raffle Ticket Update- Due February 2

There are just over 40 raffle tickets available for sale.  Each ticket is $10 and families will receive $8 towards each ticket sold towards the fundraising requirement.   Please turn in all tickets no later than  Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 pm .   Tickets may be given to Jeff or Salatha Evers, Austin or Ashley Martin, John Diakogeorgiou, Ron or Laurie Sallows, Coach Karr, or they can be sent by mail to: Buckeye Swim Club Boosters, Inc. 400 Coaltrain Ct. Delaware, OH 43015 Attn: Ron Sallows If you have any questions or want additional tickets for purchase, please email Ron Sallows at

Fundraising Fee Update

Buckeye Swim Parents, When the Fall / Winter swim season started, Buckeye Swim Club was looking for opportunities to reduce the club fees for the season. The idea was that people would have the option of fundraising for a portion of the fees, if they were so inclined, to reduce their cost. For those people who did not want to fundraise, the option was always available to just pay the “fundraising fee” outright, just like it was part of the original club fees. The Boosters became involved only by providing two (2) avenues for fundraising: the raffle and the Butter Braids fundraiser. The amount of profit generated from these fundraising enterprises for each family would go to offset the established “fundraising fee” for each swimmer. Again, those families not inclined to participate in fundraising activities can simply pay the fundraising fee outright. Because the fees are related to fundraising they are routed through the Booster Club, but the majority of the funds

Championship Pasta Party

Buckeye Swim Club Championship Pasta Psych-Up Party Save the Date – February 16th - 6pm-8pm All Buckeye Swim Club families are invited to attend the Pre-Regional Swim Championships Dinner. The dinner will be a potluck and each family will be asked to bring a dish to share. A food sign up list will be emailed in the near future. Hope to see you there! All regional participants will be invited to practice prior to the pasta party.

Kelly German Saturday Finals

Congratulations to all of our swimmers on some fantastic swimming today and last night.  Because it was very difficult to hear the announcer we are sending the list of finalists for tonight. Finals are at Worthington, 10-unders have first warmup at 5 pm. Nanami Campbell 50 fly, 100 IM & 50 back Wyatt Hanley 100 IM, 200 back, 100 free Andrew Huang 50 fly, 100 IM, 50 back Jacy Mox 200 back Zoe Owens 50 back Melaina Randall 100 breast Nathan Reynolds 50 back Ashley Sallows 100 br, 200 fly Kaitlyn Sallows 50 fly, 100 IM, 100 free Jack Secrest 50 back, 209 back Brody Van Frayen 50 fly, 50 back Reminder that we warm up at 7:20 am Sunday. Let's keep the good swims coming Buckeyes.  Love today's team spirit too!!

Upcoming Practice Cancelations

We will be canceling the following practices due to meets, please mark your calendars: Sunday,  January 22 all Scarlet & Silver practices. *there is also a community party at MC Fitness that day from 12-4. All Buckeyes not competing Sunday evening have been invited to attend. Sunday,  February 5 all groups. All of our coaches will be put of town at meets. Sunday,  February 19 no scarlet and silver practice due to regionals. Practices end with each swimmers last meet. This means the majority of our 9-14 year olds will finish at Regionals on February  20. Swimmers 8-under continue to weeks for mini meet. JO swimmers and high school age swimmers continue into March for their last meets. Our spring schedule will be released in mid February.

Kelly German Updates

We have posted our team entries with correct entry times in our meet folder.  This can be found on the team website ( under Schedule, click on Meet Schedule, look for the blue box for the Kelly German files and click on that.  Current notes for the meet are as follows: All 200 yard events on Saturday and Sunday will be positive check-in and limited to the top 3 heats.  If you feel your swimmer will not make the cut and you want to change them to another event, that is fine.  ** we (buckeye) removed a few swimmers from 200's and updated times for others** Host will be limiting the 8 & unders to 3 events only (previously had been 4). The teams will be swimming for Sat/Sun prelims only at the following pools: Worthington Delaware Hilliard Pau Hana Lake Erie Upper Arlington Westerville Worthington Columbus Academy Buckeye Dublin Greater Columbus Liberty Twp. New Albany Friday night events and all championshi

Regional Date Change

The regional meet has been officially moved to CSG and will be swum February 18-20.  This meet is appropriate for all 14 and younger swimmers. As discussed in our booster meetings, we will be Co hosting this meet with Unified.  Look for volunteer opportunities soon!