Friday, July 28, 2017

Columbus Youth Triathlon

We are excited to announce the 6th annual 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


Saturday, July 22, 2017

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


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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 from another parent.  It’s very important that you continue to talk up our program to your friends.  You already help this in a big way by posting all those great swim pictures on FaceBook. You can continue to help by encouraging friends that are finishing swim lessons, have participated in summer league or are looking at a new sport to try.

A word about current club swimmers:
Recruiting swimmers that are already USA Swimming members is frowned upon in swimming circles.  There are actual rules that forbid this.  When you do so, you represent Buckeye, which puts us at risk to go to Ohio Swimming’s Board of Review. On the flip side, if this happens to you, always report the interaction to our club or Ohio Swimming.  EXCEPTION:  If a parent or swimmer from another team approaches you for information, they are fair game to recruit.

Points of Emphasis
Please emphasize our core values and teachings when speaking about our club. A lot of what we teach benefits kids well beyond the pool!
We have a spot for nearly every level of swimmer (assuming they can swim a lap or two).
Our attendance policy at lower levels is pretty low key.  We try to offer at least one additional practice per week beyond what is necessary for continued improvement. Most of our younger kids play fall sports.
We believe that stroke technique is a core part of successful swimming and is a key component in all groups.
We believe in teaching ownership of your sport from a young age (own your effort, your focus, your improvement, your communication).
We believe winning is a by product of our core principles, good sportsmanship and being a great teammate.
We believe in teaching children how to work hard and to take pride in effort and process.
We believe that it is important for athletes to learn how to fall short of a goal.  Failure is not to be feared, rather we learn from our effort and improve.
We believe swimming is not only the absolutely best sport, it is FUN!

Clinic Registration 
We would prefer that our current parents and swimmers hold off on registering for clinics.  Rather, please send us the names of your recruits and days you can attend.  If you have earned a free swim Clinic, we will manually add you.

We would certainly take help at these clinics from parents of all level swimmers that feel confident answering questions.  We would also like help from 12-14 yr old swimmers interested in welcoming younger swimmers to our clinic.

Clinic Registration link: http://www.active.com/columbus-oh/water-sports/swimming-registrations/swim-clinic-2017

Recruiting flyer: http://buckeyeswimclub.com/files/clinic%20flyer.pdf

2017-18 Team Information packet:  http://buckeyeswimclub.com/Files/2017-18%20team%20info%20.pdf

2017-18 Registration Link: http://www.active.com/columbus-oh/water-sports/swimming-registrations/buckeye-swim-club-18-2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

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

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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 we are not big fans of adding admin fees, we coaches want to spend our time coaching your kids, not chasing you to pay your dues and respond to deadlines.  We are coaches first and foremost!!
  • You should have received your group invite for next year.  If you did not, please contact your coach.
  • We have a new intro to swim team group that runs by the session.  The fall session will be 45 minutes on Sundays and is intended to be combined with a weekly swim lesson (at any swim school).  If you know of anyone interested in trying swim team that is still in lessons, please send them to us!
Swim Clinics
As we finalize the August schedule, we will release information regarding swim clinics.  Remember that if you bring a prospective new swimmer to these clinics, your clinic will be free.

2017-18 Information packet

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 Form
Sponsor Letter
Opportunities for Sponsors

Monday, July 3, 2017

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!




Practice Schedule this Week

We have a modified schedule this week due to the holiday.  We have had a nice surprise of being able to get into the pool during the day on ...