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Active Portal is now mobile friendly

You now can interact with your Swim Portal in a dynamic mobile fashion! No matter the device our swim portal will format accordingly. There is no need for an app because we are the only organization in the market that offers you a truly enterprise level SaaS (cloud based) platform. Below are a few screen shots of the portal at .  Swim Portal Home Screen w/ Drop Down Box Navigation Slide out navigational tab (foreground) – My Wallet Payment Editing (background) Additional Merchandise Check Out Screen

BKYS Holiday Party Saturday, December 2, 2017

BKYS HOLIDAY PARTY- Saturday, December 2nd What better way to celebrate the holidays than by eating pizza and watching some FAST swimming.  The USA Winter Nationals are being held right here in Columbus at Ohio State!  We will meet at Tommy's Pizza on Lane Ave at 3:30 PM.  The Booster Club will be paying for all SWIMMERS and coaches pizza and drinks.  Others are welcome to join at their own expense. We will then head over to McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion to watch Saturday Finals beginning at 5:00 PM.  Everyone will be responsible for purchasing their own ticket to Finals. Saturday Events include: 1650 Freestyle 200 Backstroke 100 Freestyle 200 Breaststroke 200 Butterfly 400 Freestyle Relay Below is a link to purchase tickets.  Be sure to purchase the single session ticket for Saturday Finals. Please sign up on the Sign Up Genius link below and let us know how many people will be attending and how many are BK

Thanksgiving week practice schedule

Tentative Schedule Changes for Thanksgiving Week: Wednesday, November 22 Senior and Junior 8-10:45 am Scarlet 2 & Gold 12:30-3 Silver 2 12:30-2 Scarlet 1 & Silver 1 -1:30-3 Thursday, November 23 NO PRACTICE, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Friday, November 24 Senior and Junior 9:30 am- noon Scarlet 2 and Gold 12-2 Scarlet 1- 12-1:30

Swim A Thon Money Due Dates

A HUGE thanks to all the swimmers who participated in the Swim A Thon on Sunday.  Now it is time to get out and collect from your sponsors.  We will be collecting ALL MONEY AND PACKETS (you need to turn in your packet even if you did not participate or pay $1 fee to USA swimming for all packets that are not returned).  We will be collecting at the following times at Columbus North: Sunday, November 26th from 1-3:15 PM Tuesday, November 28th from 6:15-8:30 PM Wednesday, November 29th from 6:15-8:30 PM If you can not make it to one of these times please be sure to hand in your packet and money to your coach before Wednesday, November 29th.  ALL packets and $ need to be turned in by Wednesday, November 29th.

Pictures Needed

Help your coaches focus at meets. At this week-ends Golden Bear we had NO pictures posted to the Buckeye Instagram account.  Why?   - because there was very little down time for the coaches to do so.  We were very busy doing our most important job - coaching!   We LOVE posting pictures to the Instagram account.  Please consider helping us out by taking control of our account while you are at a meet.  Texting pictures to the coach is nice (and very MUCH appreciated) but not quite the help we are looking for.  It's super easy to post to Instagram, please consider being a volunteer social media king or queen at the next meet. ANYONE can post picture to the teamapp app. Thanks!

Meet Wrap Up

Golden Bear Success! We have just finished another very successful competition with lots of great swims and learning opportunities.  We dropped over 548 seconds, averaging just over 4 seconds per best time!  Gold Stars to the following swimmers who had best times in every event: Savanah Cornelius ( 6 best times, 25.43 seconds), Sam Evers ( 7 best times, 33.31 seconds),  Nandita Gaddam  (1 best time, 4 new races),   Amanda Jones  (6 best times, 14 seconds), Justin Li   (6 best times, 35.44 seconds),   Christopher Martin  (6 best times, 21.17 seconds),   Nicholas Martin (3 best times, 3 new new events), Nick Mountz ( 6 best times, 15.74 seconds)!! KUDOS  to Andrew Huang who was High Point winner in 10-under boys. Keep up the fantastic work Buckeyes!

Administrative Reminders

Just some friendly reminders: Please login to your active portal once a week and check meet invites, results and invoices. We do not automatically bill your account any longer for team fees.  PLEASE make sure your QuickBooks invoice is up to date.   If you keep a credit card on file at Active we will automatically bill your meet fees.  We appreciate prompt payment BEFORE the meet. We do have room for 2-4 more swimmers in Silver, and would like to add  a coach to help Jess.  If you have friends that are interested, please send them to us!  

Swim A Thon

Swim A Thon It’s that time of year again when we ask our swimmers to swim and fundraise for our team. We would like to encourage all of our swimmers to take part in this important annual event. All you need to do is collect sponsorships and donations over the next few weeks and then be ready to swim for 2 hours or 200 laps, whichever comes first. As you collect sponsorships, remember that you will be eligible for some great prizes! All groups will be participating in the Swim A Thon on Sunday, November 12th during their normal practice time!  Remember that the funds you raise will go towards your swimmers required $75 fundraising fee. All Money raised for the Swim A Thon will will due and collected on the following days during practice: Wednesday, November 22nd 6:30-8:30 Thursday, November 23rd 4:30-6:30 Sunday, November 26th 1-3  If you have not received a swim a thon packet please see either Ron or Laurie Sallows during Scarlet practice.  You can also email me at le