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Team Suits, Caps & Shirts

Team suits that were not available on 9/17 have been ordered and should trickle in over the next few weeks.  Team caps have been ordered with the hopes that they will arrive by our first meet!  They likely will be handed out at the meet. Team shirts will be ordered in early October to distribute by the second meet.  These shirts are given to each swimmer and will likely be available for parents to order.

Buckeye Swim Club Fall Party

DATE: Sunday, October 1 TIME : 5:00-7:30 PM LOCATION : Lehner's Pumpkin Farm                       2920 St. Route 203                       Radnor, OH 43066 Admission for the farm and activities including the hayride will be paid for by the Buckeye Swim Club Boosters DINNER : 6:00 PM Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided by the Boosters.  Plates and table settings will also be provided. We ask each family to bring a dish to share as well as their own beverages. Please RSVP to sign up genius by 9/29/17 8 PM Any questions please call/text Amanda Klein 614-774-0140 Please use the link below to sign up at Sign Up Genius:

An Open Invitation for Buckeye Parents to become a USA Swimming Volunteer Official

Hello Buckeye Parents, I am Will Indest, a fellow Buckeye parent, and a 7-year volunteer official for USA Swimming and Ohio Swimming.  Ever wondered what it would take to get out of those uncomfortable bleachers and get on the pool deck near the action.  Consider becoming an official.  No prior swimming or officiating experience required.  In fact most officials were not swimmers themselves.  The steps are straight forward and can be found here: .    Most importantly, the required clinic is coming soon  on Sunday, October 8 th  at 1PM  at the Carriage Place Community Center at  4900 Sawmill Road, Columbus 43235 .   Any questions, call or write me at  614.288.7003  or .  Come join us on deck and help us  run the  best meets  so our kids can get their  best times , (and our families can get to the next thing  on time.) Parents that officiate will have th

Welcome to BKYS- New Parent's Guide to Swimming

Following is a "New Parent's Guide to Swimming/Swim Meets".  I hope that this information is helpful to our new swim parents.  If you still have questions please feel free to contact me at or find me at practice/meet.  I have 2 girls that are in Scarlet 2/Scarlet Gold practice and we will be at all the meets whenever 11-12 and 13-14 age groups are swimming!  Welcome to BKYS, we are happy to have you and your family! A Buckeye Parent’s Guide to Swim Meets Swim meets are a new experience for many Buckeye swimmers and parents.  The following information will help make that experience more enjoyable. Swim meets are a great opportunity for swimmers, parents, and coaches to see how all of the hard work during the season is paying off.  For parents, it’s also a time to meet other parents and have fun interaction while the swimmers are spending time with their teammates and making new friends from other teams.  The entire swimming community is

Group Meetings this Sunday

TEAM MEETING AND EQUIPMENT NEEDED We will have a required parent meeting for both the Scarlet and Silver groups on Sunday, September 17.  Scarlet meeting is at 1:00, Silver meeting is at 4:00.  At this meeting we will review best practices for communication and general information regarding our swim club.  Please bring your cell phone &/or tablet as we will send test communications during the meeting to make sure everyone is receiving communications. We will also review how to sign up for meets. Immediately following the meeting, each swimmer will have the opportunity to try on & purchase the team suit for this year. If you need equipment please go to     Price of the team suit is as follows: Girls suit: $67.20 Boys Jammer: $43.20 Boys Brief: $35.20 Please make checks payable to Buckeye Swim Club.  Sorry no credit cards.  If paying by cash, please seal the EXACT amount in an envelope with your name on the outside. Senior and Junior swimmers may a

Team Caps Action Needed

We have uploaded an excel spreadsheet of our current cap order.  Please review the spreadsheet and make sure your order is correct and (if you ordered personalized caps) the correct name is listed.  You may make changes directly to the spreadsheet (do not email coach) and you have until Monday night to do so. When you registered for Buckeye, the system was set up to require a red cap order.  A few of you accidentally ordered a silver cap without ordering a red cap.  You will need to add on to your order, choosing one of the following options: Replace your silver cap with one red team cap, no personalization.  Additional $2. Replace your silver cap with two personalized red caps. Additional $17. Keep your silver cap and add one of the two above options (one red cap is $10, two personalized caps are $25). Intro to swim team kids are not required to have a team cap.  If you would like your purchase of a cap refunded, please email coach Laurie at LONG HAIR? C

Regular Practices begin September 5

Welcome back to the pool.  All groups will begin regular practices on Tuesday, September 5.  Each swimmer also recently received an email detailing their groups practice schedule.  If you did not receive this, contact immediately! Team Caps We will hold off on ordering team caps about one more week.  This will give all of our late signups one last chance to get their personalized cap order in.  With the change to a new team suit, we are also switching of to red team caps!  Very exciting :)  Once that order is placed, we would expect the caps to arrive around the end of September.  Those will then be distributed at practice. Save $50 We have approximately 10-14 spaces left in our Silver group & 6 in Scarlet.  Please encourage your friends to join us!  We have the most space available for swimmers age 8 and younger. We will be giving a $50 discount to both you and your friend should they join before September 17.  Have them use the code FRIENDS17 at registration