Spring & Summer Information

Buckeye Swim Club
Spring & Summer 2017 Practice Schedule and Fees

Hi Buckeyes!
Our spring & summer information is now available.  This includes the spring schedule, group & fee information.  The summer schedule is still being finalized but will be similar to last summer.
We are thrilled to announce that we have signed a one year agreement with the Sports Club for continued use of their facilities.  We continue to keep conversations open with MC Fitness although they have moved to a 12& over rental platform.
Our group system remains largely intact, with further delineation within each program.  This will help us give each swimmer the best training they need for their interests, age, and abilities.  Group recommendations were emailed through the Active Portal.
Note: Scarlet, Junior & Senior groups are competitive training programs with a focus on succeeding in USA Swimming competitions.  These groups are a spring AND summer commitment with an expectation that swimmers will compete in meets.
Our Silver program has less emphasis on competition and more emphasis on developing technique.  Thus, swimmers in the silver group can sign up for spring OR summer OR both.
Respond by March 15 please!
Returning swimmers simply email laurie@bkyswim.com with your interest in continuing with the club.  There is no registration fee for spring or summer.

Please feel free to call or email if you have questions or concerns. 


Our Summer Competitive Season is April 16 to July 23, 2017
Spring Training ends June 2, 2017

All practices are at Columbus North Sports Club (888 E. Dublin Granville Rd) unless otherwise noted.
Buckeye Swim Club is dedicated to developing and motivating swimmers at all levels. We support student athletes in the sport of competitive swimming by developing the character traits, technical skills and intense desire necessary for maximum realization of each individual's potential. Buckeye provides a fun & challenging, team-building experience. BKYS recognizes the contribution of all its members and strives to maintain athletic excellence in a supportive team environment.

New Swimmers! There is a $125 registration fee to join Buckeye.  This will include your booster fee and USA Swimming Membership.
Silver Program
Silver 2, Ages 9-14.  This is a recreational swim practice group for swimmers that are interested in swimming but do not wish to attend competitions.  Additionally, this is a great place for older swimmers to start that have never competed. This group will meet three times a week for one to one and half hours of swimming and/or conditioning.  The group will emphasize stroke development and conditioning.  Competing in practice will take on a smaller role.

Spring Schedule:
Sundays: All girls, 3-4:30 (optional dry land 4:30-5) & All Boys 4:30-6:00 (optional dry land 4:00-4:30).
Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00-7:00
Bonus Practice with Scarlet (earn with 90% attendance): Tuesdays 7-8:30

Summer Schedule TBA – typically offer 3-4 evenings per week

Fees: $440 for Spring & Summer ($235 for Spring or Summer only).
Lead Coach: Jess Ward

Silver 1, Ages 10 & Under.  This group is geared to 8-under competitive swimmers and first year nine to ten-year-old competitors.  The group will emphasize stroke development, conditioning & practice rules/etiquette.  Swimmers are expected to attend 6 meets per year.

Spring Schedule:
Sundays: All girls, 3-4:30 (optional dry land 4:30-5) & All Boys 4:30-6:00 (optional dry land 4:00-4:30).
Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00-7:00
Bonus Practice with Scarlet (earn with 90% attendance): Thursdays 5:30-6:45

Summer Schedule TBA – typically offer choice 3-4 evenings per week OR 4 mornings per week.

Fees: $425 for Spring & Summer ($220 for Spring or Summer only).
Lead Coach: Jess Ward

Intro to Swim Team, ages 12-under.  This is our introductory group for swimmers that are interested in swimming but aren’t sure if they are ready.  This group typically offers two 45-minute practices per week with a focus on stroke development, swimming language and practice rules/etiquette.  This group is offered seasonally when space is available.  There are currently plans to offer a May group.  Tentatively we have space Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 6:45-7:30, with a cost of $125 and no registration fee.  Please email if you are interested in this group and we will keep you updated.

Scarlet Program
This group is designed for those athletes with competitive experience who are in middle school, or younger athletes that are currently competing at the Ohio JO level. Emphasis will be on continued skill development, introduction to race strategy, advancing stroke technique, positive self talk, taking responsibility for own progress, fitness, and an introduction to training. It is acceptable for swimmers in this group to participate in other sports. Multi-sport athletes will have attendance requirements waived during the fall season. This season we will specify shorter practices and a greater emphasis on technique for our youngest Scarlet members to help protect from over training (this group will not exceed 90 minutes in water).  We will also add an additional practice for our highest achieving Scarlet members.

Scarlet 1, Ages 10-Under Spring Practice Schedule:
Sunday All girls, 3-4:30 (optional dry land 4:30-5) & All Boys 4:30-6:00 (optional dry land 4:00-4:30)
Monday 4:30-6:30
Tuesday 6:30-8:00
Wednesday 6:30-8:30
Thursday 5:30-6:45

Scarlet 2, Ages 11-14
Sunday All girls, 3:00-5:00 & All Boys 4:00-6:00
Monday & Thursday 4:30-6:30
Tuesday & Wednesday 6:30-8:30

Summer for both groups will include available practices of up to 4 mornings a week and 3 evenings.  Morning practices will be expected of Scarlet 2.  We will try to plan those to be early enough for a before work drop off so that working parents can manage carpools with stay at home/work at home parents.

New! Gold Group – Scarlet 2 plus Saturdays 7-9 am. More information will be distributed later.
Fees:
$595, Scarlet 2
$550, Scarlet 1
Scarlet Lead Coach: Laurie Karr
Assistant Coach: Jenn Secrest


Senior Program
Junior
This group is designed for those athletes with competitive experience who are either in high school and not yet ready for Senior training or those age-group athletes who have completed their Scarlet training/are competing at the Zone level in multiple events and are preparing to transition to the Senior Training Group. Emphasis will be on continued skill development, advanced race strategy, goal-setting, and an introduction to increased training loads. This group is designed for athletes who enjoy competitive swimming and fitness but are not yet ready to dedicate themselves to swimming as their primary sport or need more time for a demanding academic schedule. Practices are offered 5 days per week during the short course season. Additional practices will be offered during the long course season. Minimum age – 12, recommended age 13-15.

Spring Practice Schedule:
Sunday 6:00-8:00 pm
Monday & Thursday 6:00-8:30
Tuesday & Wednesday 4:00-7:00

Summer schedule will include 5 mornings per week and 2 evenings

Fee: $780 – NEW swimmers only.  Returning Juniors do not pay beyond their current agreement.

Senior
This group is designed for those athletes wishing to swim in college and possess a desire to set Sectional and National meet qualifications as their primary goals. Emphasis will be on continued skill development and race strategy, seasonal planning, and increased training loads. This group is designed for athletes who are committed to swimming as their primary sport. Practices are offered 5-6 days per week during the short course season. Additional practices will be offered (and required) during the long course season. The coaches will be planning an optional travel trip after the high school season. Travel expenses and meet fees for this experience are not included in group fees. 
Minimum age – 14

Spring Practice Schedule:
Sunday 6:00-8:00 pm
Monday & Thursday 6:00-8:30
Tuesday & Wednesday 4:00-7:00
Saturdays 7:00-10:00 am

Summer schedule will include 5 mornings per week and 2 evenings

Fee: $910 – NEW swimmers only.  Returning Seniors do not pay beyond their current agreement.

NPG  Invitation only group for high achieving Seniors.  Add two mornings per week during the school year at Planet Fitness.  Additional fees to include cost of facility use.

Senior Program Lead Coach: Lewis Timberman


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