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IKEA opening day

IKEA opens on Wednesday, June 7 and is expected to have 10,000-15,000 visitors a day for the first week.  Should southbound traffic to IKEA  backup onto 71, the plan is to close both Polaris exits and turn southbound traffic around on 270 & 161. Basically, it has potential to create complete gridlock in the area for several days.  As a result, Scarlet will not practice on Wednesday, June 7.  Senior/Junior will still have practice. We urge swimmers and parents to double check their traffic apps and plan accordingly prior to leaving for practices/meets during IKEA opening week.

Swim Meet Entry

Please take a moment to login to your portal and check that your swimmer is properly indicated for the next two meets.  You must tell us if you are not attending by responding to invites.  If you are attending, please make sure you have correctly selected each session that you wish to attend.

I swim because....

D ear Fellow Swimmer, Whether if it's to swim with your friends, participate  in  a swim meet, or even because swimming makes you feel like a shark, SafeSplash wants to know why you swim! Post a picture or video to your local school's Facebook page telling us why you swim and the school with the most likes and comments will win a visit from Olympic Gold Medalist, Missy Franklin! Have you ever played Sharks and Minnows with an Olympic Swimmer? Now is your chance! Please post to: SafeSplash Powell  SafeSplash Polaris  *Click here for full contest rules and regulations*

Booster Club Meeting

We will be holding our Spring Booster Club Meeting on Monday, May 22 at 6 PM at Columbus North.  Please plan to attend and hear what our Booster Club has planned for this spring/summer season. Any questions contact Ron Sallows at

USA Swimming Visit

On Thursday, May 18, we will welcome Scott Colby, Sport Performance Consultant at USA Swimming will visit our team! We are very excited to have Scott visit us, part of his extensive experience includes having been a coach at Buckeye! The schedule is as follows: 4:30, Scarlet 2 ABOVE THE LINE -  Learn the behaviors of champions and how to sustain them. (45 min.) 5:30, ALL Parents How to be a great “Swim Parent”   (45-60 minutes) The “ins and outs” of how to motivate your child, relate to the coach, and help the team. 6:30 Senior/Junior  The Latest  Technique  from the National Team, Breaststroke (in & out of the water). 

Meat Pickup is 5/16!

Michaels meats Delivery!! TUESDAY May 16th from 6:00-7:30 Please remember all orders must be picked up by 7:30. We do not have space to keep the products frozen.  Any questions please call or text Amanda Klein 614-774-0140 Thank you 

Hotel Link for BSC Summer Splash at Ohio University

Here is the link to book a hotel room for the BSC Summer Splash at Ohio University in Athens, OH. Sorry this took so long...Rooms must be booked by MAY 16th, so please act quickly! Hotel:  Hampton Inn Athens Group Name:  Buckeye Swim Team Arrival Date:  17-Jun-2017 Departure Date:  18-Jun-2017 Please note, the entire URL must be copied and pasted for it to work properly. Please share this link with anyone who needs to book Buckeye Swim Team rates. We look forward to welcoming you to our hotel!,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

USA Swimming Visit

A representative from USA Swimming will be visiting our team on Thursday, May 18.  We will have more details next week, but we are currently working on a parent presentation from 5:30-6:30.  The rep will also work with our senior swimmers afterwards.

Summer Schedule

Practices begin Friday, June 2 and run through each swimmers last meet (July 16 for majority of team). Senior & Junior Program, Coach L ew Monday AM at Minerva 7:30-9 am Monday PM 7:00-9:00 pm at Northland Tuesday AM 6:30-9:00 at Minerva Park Tuesday PM 3:30-6:00 at Columbus North Wednesday AM 8:00-10:00 at Columbus North* Thursday AM 6:30-9:00 at Minerva Park Thursday PM 3:30-6:00 at Columbus North Friday AM 6:30-9:00 at Minerva Park Saturday AM 7:00-10:00 at Columbus North *we may occasionally take Wednesday off and go Sunday evening. National Prep Group :  above practices and Monday 5:30-6:45 am and Wednesday 6:30-7:45 am at Planet Fitness Scarlet, Coach Laurie & Jenn Scarlet 2 Monday PM 7:00-8:45 at Northland Tuesday AM 8:00-10:00 at Minerva Park Tuesday PM 6:30-8:30 at Columbus North Wednesday 10:30-Noon at Columbus North Thursday AM 8:00-10:00 at Minerva Park Thursday PM 6:30-8:30 at Columbus North Friday AM 8:00-10:00 at


We have been accepted into this meet (it filled in less than 5 minutes).  Please note the following: In years past our swimmers have struggled with certain aspects of this meet.  Please remember it is a tough early meet, with little training under us.  Those that have responded to our technique corrections early will do best. We are not participating in the 3rd 'distance' session each day.  We have many reasons for that.  One is it is a long wait or a drive back for our older swimmers.  Two, our younger swimmers found this session a little confusing last year and three: Coach Jenn is it!  Jess leaves mid day Saturday for North Carolina, Lew is in Chicago attending a coaches clinic and Laurie will be in Italy.  Please be nice to Coach Jenn.  Help her out by having your kids ready to go early each day. We have been planning and preparing for these absences for several weeks now. We have also been planning and preparing for the overall challenges that this meet brings.  Each