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Spring Schedule

Our spring and summer training schedule and fees will be released early next week.  Of note, we have tentatively set the Senior, Junior and Gold start date as April 9 and all other groups the week of April 16. 

Our calendar has been updated with summer meets.  First meet is May 12 at the University of Akron.

Barry Bagels Fundraiser

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Barry Bagels will donate 20% of your purchase price to support your school activities when you present this flyer or show it on your smartphone at the time and place below. Supporting: Buckeye Swim Club Thursday, March 1st, 2018 6:30am- 7pm AT BARRY BAGELS

USA Swimming, Letter from the President

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Dear USA Swimming Family,
In light of recent media coverage, I would like to provide some perspective on the very important subject matter discussed and the commentary surrounding USA Swimming’s Safe Sport efforts.
Let me be clear: USA Swimming does not tolerate sexual abuse or misconduct, and I assure you that this organization is facing this extremely serious issue with one very clear goal – protecting children and athletes.
Every day we work hard to get better as an organization. We are never complacent. We want to listen and to hear from you. We are rightfully held to a high standard by our membership and our peers, and we will continue to work tirelessly to educate members, put policies in place, and empower clubs to create the best possible environments for all members.
We will not shy away from acknowledging or supporting survivors of abuse, and we will strive to ensure that there is never a lapse of a support system again…

Is your account up to date?

As the season draws to a close it is critical that everyone checks their account status.  Please login to your Active Portal and make sure you have paid all of your meet fees.  Also, take a moment to click on your quickbooks invoice to make sure it has been paid in full.

Championship Season Practice Schedule

Please be prepared for schedule changes throughout the championship season. As swimmers complete their competitive seasons, groups will get smaller and sharpen their focus on upcoming meets.  Here is a quick rundown of upcoming changes by group:
Silver:  Last official Silver group practice is Wednesday, Feb. 21 .  Remaining practices will be for swimmers in Silver participating in specific meets.
Scarlet: Last official Scarlet practice is Thursday, Feb. 22.  Remaining practices will be for Scarlet swimmers participating in specific meets
Intro: Last official practice is Thursday, March 1.
Senior & Junior: Last official practice is Thursday, March 1.  See Lew for schedule after this date.
Meet Specific Practices:
Regional Championships: All swimmers will have a practice on Thursday, Feb. 23 prior to the Pasta Party.  Scarlet 2 & Gold 4:30-6, Scarlet 1 & Silver 5-6.
Senior/Junior/Auburn:  Thursday March 1 practice will be from 4:30-6
Mini Meet:  All mini meet swimmers have pract…

Thursday Practice Schedule

All regional swimmers are invited to a special practice this Thursday.  The practice will precede the team pasta party.  Please plan to attend as follows:

Scarlet 2 and Gold 4:30-6 (this includes JO swimmers)
Scarlet  1 and Silver 5-6

No change to intro group, there will be pasta for the swimmers after, please use the sign up genius to participate.

Senior & Junior 6-7:30 this Thursday (2/22), we will have food for you after practice.
Senior & Junior 4:30-6 next Thursday (3/1).

Pasta Party Update

We still have several items open for the Year End Pasta Party!  Remember this is for ALL BKYS families...ALL groups are invited!  If you only signed up to bring a drink please consider adding a food item as we still need several items to make this Pasta Party a success for the swimmers!  Looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday evening!  Attached below is the link to the sign up genius.  Thanks in advance for everyone's support.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4aafaa2fa64-bkys


2018 OH OSSC SC Regional Championships

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The psych sheet and the tentative timeline are posted on our website. Also attached is a draft of the warm-up assignments. If you have any concerns with these assignments, please let me know by 8 a.m. Monday.
Warmup and Overview of Session Times Timeline information is outlined in the warm-up assignment document. As a reminder the varsity team has scheduled use of the pool on Sunday for their varsity last chance NCAA qualifier which is why we must work our sessions around them. Our Sunday morning session will start at 7:15 a.m. rather than 9:15 a.m. as on Friday and Saturday. All finals timelines are the same though if the varsity meet were to run long we will shift back accordingly. I don't expect this to be an issue though.
1650 Freestyle To ensure that we wrap up Sunday prelims and time trials in time, all 1650s will be swum with finals. We will swim those fastest to slowest alternating girls and boys (there are only three total heats, 2 girls and 1 boys).
Split Timed Fina…

Regional Champs Pasta Party- Thursday, February 22nd 6-8 PM

All BKYS Families are invited to attend the Pre-Regional Pasta Party.  This is a great time for the kids and their families to get together and psych up for 3 days of FAST swimming! The dinner will be pot luck style and will be held in the conference room of the Magnuson Grand Hotel. Please sign up with the sign up genius link attached below. ****NO DESSERTS PLEASE!!!!*** Please arrive with your food at 5:30 PM in the event room for set up.  Dinner will begin at 6:00 PM.
Any questions please contact Laurie Sallows at lesallows@columbus.rr.com

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C4AAFAA2FA64-bkys

Championship T-Shirt Order Form

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We very much appreciate how pragmatic our swimmers and parents have been about our sometimes less than ideal temperstures.. This is a hardy bunch, so we think our championship shirt should reflect that.  This year’s championship shirt will be a dark heather Gildan 8000, 5.6-ounce, 50 cotton/50 DryBlend poly (preshrunk jersey knit) with moisture wicking properties.  The front will be our team logo that appears to be frozen, the back will have the following quote:

“Neither snow nor rain nor frigid pool nor gloom of morning stays these swimmers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

All swimmers participating at Regionals, Auburn, Mini Meet, JO’s and/or USA Sectionals will receive this shirt at no charge (thank you Boosters)!  Parents, family members and all other swimmers may order this shirt for $10.  Please complete the following order form & return to a coach or a Sallows at practice with a check (no cash please) made payable to Buckeye Swim Club Boosters by Wednes…

Championship Party

Mark your calendars!  Our championship fire up party will be Thursday, February 22 at the hotel!  Look for a sign up genius to come out for food. #nodesserts

That was fast!

We swam over 325 personal bests over the last three week-ends.  That's a lot of very fast and focused swimming.  Congrats on applying your hard work to your racing!!  Let's keep up the good swimming headed into Championships.  Go Buckeyes!

Regional Sign Ups Closing

Regional sign ups close tonight!  We have over 20 swimmers that have not responded.  Please let us know ASAP if you are attending.  This is a meet where we do expect all 9-14 year old swimmers to attend!

The flu is here

We have a team sibling that has the Type A Flu virus.  Fortunately she and our teammate have had little contact with the team.  However, this is a very good reminder that the flu virus is here and near our team.  Please boost your immunity, wash your hands frequently and get your sleep.  Let's stay healthy going into championship season!

Week-end Practice Schedule

The following modifications will be made to the schedule this weekend (2/3-4) due to swim meets:
Saturday AM: Senior, Junior and Scarlet Gold 7-8:45 am
Sunday:
Silver & Scarlet 1:30-3:00
Intro - no change (3-3:45)
Senior & Junior - no change