Sunday, April 30, 2017

Puffin Browser

Recently, I was trying to do some work on my iPad that required flash.  Through some trial and error and googling, I found the Puffin browser.  Not only does it support flash, it works with the Active portal!  So, if you're in need of a better way to access your portal on your mobile device, I highly recommend this browser.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

March Competition Highlights

We have several terrific accomplishments to recognize from our March & April meets!  First off, hats off to everyone that competed in March!  We are proud of our athletes and how well they represented Buckeye.  We took small groups of swimmers to a total of 5 very big meets.

2017 Auburn Classic
In early March our high school swimmers traveled to Auburn, Alabama for the Auburn Classic.  It was an interesting trip with an over-booked hotel (the swimmers adapted better than the coach).
Our swimmers (Bobbi, Elizabeth, Emma, Chris, Jeremy, Logan, Stephen) all had great swims and all swimmers made finals!  We had several break-out swims and highlights:  Elizabeth Intihar and Stephen Sabharwal both achieved a “Magic Minute” swim in the 100 butterfly!  Best times were the rule of the meet with 81% of swims being life-time bests for the girls and 89% for the boys (86% combined).
Emma Secrest placed 2nd in the 400 IM (which she’d only swim one other time) and the 200 Back.  Bobbi Indest was called out of the locker room when someone didn’t show for the 100 free final and managed a life-time best in the 100 Free in a tattered practice suit!
Chris Sabharwal dropped an impressive 162.17 seconds over seven swims (and that didn’t even include the mile)!  One of the highlights of the meet was the brother-brother race side-by-side in the 100 Back – Stephen wasn’t about to let the younger brother take the race (congrats to Stephen for holding off a late charge by the younger brother).  Jeremy Baggs and Logan Indest both had a great meet with a 2-3 finish in the 400 IM and sub-2 minute 200 Butterfly swims.
Special congratulations to Elizabeth for achieving a Futures Time Standard (cut) in the 400 Individual Medley, adding to her 500 Freestyle cut from the OHSAA District meet.  Elizabeth also set new team records in the 100 and 200 Butterfly and the 200 and 400 IM’s.

Mini Meet
This year we took twelve 8-under swimmers to the Barbara Kay Mini Meet, including several first time competitors!  Congratulations to Carly Kranz, Nicolas Martin, Gianna Nieman & Aiden Tang on competing in their first meet - including relays!! There were lots of smiles and tons of best times from our crew.  Andrew Huang broke several meet records and won high point for 8 year olds!!

Ohio Junior Olympic Championships
A total of 14 swimmers qualified this winter to our 14-under  State Championship Meet!  Congratulations to our squad of  Nanami Campbell, Jonathan Diakogeorgiou, Reece Hanley, Wyatt Hanley, Andrew Huang, Tyler Klein, Zoe Owens, Nathan Reynolds, Ashley Sallows, Kaitlyn Sallows, Jack Secrest, Evan Simaskevich, Kayla Simashkevich & Brody Van Frayen! Overall the team finished in 3rd place in the Small Team Division and 16th overall.  We are always proud of how mighty our little team swims!  Kaitlyn Sallows  had a huge meet, with 1st place finished in the 50 & 100 back and 100 free & 200 free -this included her first swim under a minute in the 100 free!  Kaitlyn also was the high point earner for the 10-under girls, earning her a trip to the Ohio Swimming annual banquet this month.  Andrew Huang also had a big meet, scoring points in every event he swam.  His highest finish was third in the 100 back!  We'd also like to recognize our third point scorer of the meet, Ashley Sallows.  Ashley was able to final in the 400 IM, 200 IM and 500 free.

2017 Sectionals
Our Senior NPG group traveled to Indianapolis to compete in the Central Zone Sectional Championship held at the famed IUPUI Natatorium.  Elizabeth Intihar, Jeremy Baggs, and Logan Indest all made the trek to Indy to represent Buckeye Swim Club with some of the fastest swimmers in the nation.  The meet is contested in a Long Course Meters format to help prepare athletes to compete at the national and international levels.  We’re proud of our athletes for achieving the time standards to allow them to compete and represent BKYS at this level!
Elizabeth Intihar – best times in the 200 and 400 Freestyle, 100 and 200 Butterfly, 200 and 400 Individual Medley
Jeremy Baggs – best times in 200 Butterfly, 200 and 400 Individual Medley

Logan Indest – best times in the 200 Butterfly, 200 and 400 Individual Medley

NASA East Coast Showcase
Two of our Scarlet swimmers (Kaitlyn Sallows & Andrew Huang) qualified for this meet that attracts the best 14 & under swimmers to Clearwater, Florida each spring.  Andrew attended the meet, competing in the 9-under division.  Andrew was able to finish the meet with several best times & podium finishes, including winning the 100 back!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Hotel Information for Canton, OH swim meet July 14-16th

It is our pleasure to serve you!
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Canton
Welcomes the
Follow the link to reserve today:

Or Call 330-491-4335 and ask for the BUCKEYE SWM CLUB rate! Please book no later than June 23, 2017

The above information is for a block of rooms for the Canton Meet July 14-16th.  Please check with your child's coach before reserving a room to check if they will be participating in this meet!  
I am still working on reserving a block for the Bobcat Invitational in Athens, OH on June 16-17th.  I will post the information as soon as I have it all.
I did not reserve a block for the Findlay Meet  June 9-11...if you want to stay in Findlay please make your own reservations.
Any questions please contact Laurie Sallows at

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Buckeye spring Michaels Meats sale!!

Once again we will be offering the delicious Micheals meats just in time for Summer grilling! 
Important dates to remember 

Starting sale    MONDAY APRIL 17th 
Ending sale   SUNDAY  APRIL 30TH

Delivery/pick-up date is TUESDAY MAY 16th 5:45-6:30 at Columbus North. 

Please see Amanda Klein or one of the coaches for an order form and price sheet. 
Any question please call or text Amanda at 614-774-0140

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Amazon click throughs

Amazon is giving our boosters $10 for each person that signs up for a free 30 day trial of Prime music during the month of April. Simply click the link below!

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Parent Volunteer Opportunity

Spring Officials Clinic - Central Commission

May 13, 2017 (09:00 AM) - May 13, 2017 (12:00 PM)
May 13, 2017


Chairman:Ann Schuh614-327-2785
Co-Chairs:Tom Trace614-451-8482
 Mike Yeager614-284-3997
It is a requirement in order to remain certified that you attend the one annual meeting every 12 months.  If you attended the meeting Fall 2016, you are not required to attend this meeting.
Saturday, May 13 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration begins at 9:00 am

Lazelle Woods Community Center
8140 Sancus Boulevard
Columbus, 43235
***Plenty of Parking in Front of the Building***
Immediately following the general meeting, there will be a choice of TWO Optional sessions.

Session One:  For those interested in becoming an USA Swimming Official. A PowerPoint presentation, discussion and a short movie will satisfy one of the necessary clinic requirements in order to become a USA Swimming Apprentice Official.

Session Two:  Administration Official Updates followed by an opportunity for interested folks to learn about this perspective of USA Swimming Officiating.  It includes a PowerPoint presentation and discussion; attending this meeting will satisfy one of the necessary requirements of become USA Swimming Administration Official.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

D1 Open House

If you or your swimmer are looking for an additional way to train and improve overall athletic ability, we highly recommend the folks at D1.  Read below for their upcoming open house. 


D1 Sports Training Open House
This Saturday! 



1:00 - 2:00PM WORKOUT



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D1 Sports Training
8080 N High Street
Columbus, OH 43235

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Former Olympic Star Moving to Buckeye

In a surprise move, a former Olympic star is coming out of retirement (again) and moving to Buckeye Swim Club.  In making this decision, the star feels that he left competition too soon and has more to offer the sport.  When asked why Columbus, he stated that he is tired of the consistently beautiful days in Arizona and is looking forward to the unpredictable mess of Ohio weather.  Furthermore, he believes he has gone as far as he can with his life long coach and is looking forward to training under the sharp wit and creative style that Coach Lew offers.

When asked whether his family had a part in the decision, he declared ‘absolutely!’  We have been very disappointed that our son learned to walk before the butterfly.  We are looking forward to placing him with Coach Karr.  It is our hope that her expert coaching will get him to the Olympics while I am still able to compete.  We dream of the day that father and son can swim in the same Olympics.  My wife is really looking forward to working in Columbus, which is a fashion mecca.

The star has asked to remain anonymous until he is able to speak with his former coach.

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