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Brrrrr, close the door!

Now that the weather has turned towards winter, we will be keeping the parking lot door closed.  This helps keep our happy swimmers happy, as that door tends to blow cold air straight into them while they are receiving their instructions.  After practice has ended, please remember to exit through the front door and walk to your car.  If you are picking up your child, please pull up to the front door once practice has ended. We do not permit our swimmers to walk from the front door to the parking lot alone.

Teamapp App

We have put together a free smartphone app for everyone to try.  It's called Teamapp and you can download it via the instructions below.

If you like apps, consider downlading and taking it for a spin.  We are not sure we are keeping it, and would love some feedback!

To get the full features of your teams App you need to download Team App onto your smartphone. Download Team App here (http://teamapp.com/app). Its 100% FREE.

Launch Team App.
Then:
1. Sign-up to Team App. You'll be sent an email to confirm your registration.
2. Log in. Then search for Buckeye Swim Club and request access to group(s) that apply to you.

If you don't have a smartphone, you can be added manually and you'll receive email notifications.  So if we keep the app, everyone will still get notifications.

Meet Schedule Updates

Thanks for Giving, November 12
We did not successfully gain entry into this meet and will NOT be attending.  We will not replace this meet but will hone our focus on swimming very fast at UA the weekend prior and preparing for the Makos meet in December.

Dual Meet for Silvers on November 11
Dublin had initially discussed hosting a dual or tri meet for newer swimmers on 11/11 at Worthington.  We have no new news as to whether or not this meet is on.  We will update you as soon as we hear something.

End of January meet options
January 26-28The OSSC meet that we wanted to attend has been canceled.  We will attempt to enter the Circle City Meet January 26-28 at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis.  This pool has hosted numerous Olympic Trials and is know to be a very fun and fast place to swim.  The meet itself has qualifying time standards.  Swimmers will need a National BB time standard to enter and event.  You may check out those standards here: http://buckeyeswimclub.com/Files/2020Motivatio…

October 31

Scarlet Practice will be canceled on 10/31 so that our swimmers can enjoy Beggars Night.

Meet Fees

When we are accepted into a meet, we run billing for the meet and send the host our payment.  Once we run billing you receive an itemized invoice for the meet.  If your invoice shows a balance due, you must pay that day for the meet.  If you keep a card on file, it will be automatically charged.

Pizza Night!

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The booster club is holding a fundraiser at Rapid Fire Pizza.  Please share the following flyer with your friends!

Thursday, Oct. 19th
10:30am to 10:00pm

PDF of Flyer


Swim Meet signup Deadlines

Thanks to everyone for responding so quickly to the swim meet invites.  We have started adding those deadlines to our google event calendar as well.  Scarlet, Junior and Senior have their next meet deadline today for the OSSC meet.

Meet Wrap Up

Our first meet was an overwhelming success with our team combing to drop over 370 seconds and competing in over 60 new events.  We had some excellent learning and growth opportunities for everyone and are already back to the pool to improve!  A shout out to Savannah Cornelius  who dropped the most amount of time with 33.3 seconds in the 200 free!  Amanda Jones had the highest percentage of time dropped, with a whopping 17.3% in the 50 fly!!  Full results have been posted in the OneDrive folder for this meet (buckeyeswimclub.com - schedule-  meet schedule, click on the blue box for the DR Meet).

Caps & Suits

The team caps arrived last night and are starting to be distributed.  Also, all team suits have been distributed.  If you owe money for either, we ask that you drop a check to your coach by Thursday pm.  Thanks for your attention to this.

Team T-Shirt Parent Order, due Sunday

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This year's team shirt order is now underway & is due this Sunday. Parents can order the team shirt this year to show their Buckeye spirit at meets.  The shirts are cherry red with the logo below on the front in black and chrome. Each swimmer is given a t-shirt, we have their size from registration, so there is no need to order swimmers shirt.

Place your order via PayPal here:

SizeSmall Medium Large XL XXL 3XL If you want to purchase more than one shirt/different sizes - after adding one size to your cart, click the Continue Shopping Button.  That will bring you back to this blog post where you can add more shirts before checking out.


Swim A Thon Fundraiser

Dear Buckeye Families,
Are you ready for the Swim A Thon?
We are excited for this new fundraising opportunity, we are asking our swimmers to swim and fundraise for our team.We encourage all of our swimmers to take part in this important event. All you need to do is collect sponsorships and donations over the next couple of weeks, from family & friends, and then be ready to swim for 2 hours or 200 laps. As you collect sponsorships, remember that you will be eligible for some great prizes!
This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.All of the funds raised from the Swim A Thon will go towards each swimmers mandatory $75 Fundraising Fee.  Even if you do not want to collect sponsorships from family and friends you can sponsor your swimmer a flat rate of $75 and their Fundraising Fee will be paid.
Event Details:
Swimmers can be sponsored on a flat fee or per lap basis for each lap completedSwimmers will swim for 2 hours or 200 laps.Swim A Thon will be the week of November 6-9...more details …

Swim Meet responses

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PARENTS/SWIMMERS: ACCEPT MEET INVITE IN PARENT PORTAL nce meet invites are sent out from Swim Manager, this is the process to confirm attendance:
Note:Meet entry process is only available during Online Meet Entry periodParent will receive email indicating organization is accepting entries, as well as a link to the Parent Portal
Click on hyperlink to portal and log in Once in portal, select View Meets tabSelect Attending or Not Attending
Note: If organization allows parents/ athletes to pick what events to attend, the eligible events will display once Attending is selected. Check the box next to each event you wish to compete in. Select Save ​
Note:When Online Meet Entry period has ended, meet status will be changed from "In Progress" to "Closed" in Swim Portal.

Tentative Buckeye Swim Club Events 2017-18

Attached is a tentative schedule of events for the 2017-18 swim season.  Please remember that this schedule is tentative and remember to check this blog weekly for changes/updates to the schedule.  Please contact either Ron Sallows at rsallows@columbus.rr.com or Laurie Sallows at lesallows@columbus.rr.com if you have any questions.

Buckeye Swim Club Boosters Dates of Importance (Schedule is subject to change)

September 17, 2017 - Parent Meeting/Suit Fitting
September - Fall Board Meeting – CONFIRM Booster Club quarterly business meeting; Election of 2017-18 Booster Club Executive Board
September - Fall Apparel Sale – CONFIRM
October 1, 2017 - Fall Team Activity (Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm) – CONFIRM Boosters will pay for swimmer wristbands, provide meat, plates, silverware.Parents asked to bring side dish to share and beverages.
October 6-8, 2017 - Dayton Meet (Silver 1, Scarlet, Junior, Senior)
October 21-22, 2017 - Worthington Meet (Silver, Scarlet, Junior, Senior)
October 2017 - Butterbraid Fundrai…