Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Meet Entry Deadlines Approaching

Please head to your Active Portal and accept or decline your entry into the next few meets.  The first deadline is for our May 12 meet in Akron - the deadline is Weds 4/25.  The next deadline is for our June 15-17 Meet at Denison- this deadline is Monday, April 30!

Communication Notes:

  • We will make every effort to add deadlines to the Event Schedule - this is an easy calendar to follow on Google, see on the TeamApp app or view on our Meet Schedule page.
  • We will make every effort to add meet info packets on the TeamApp app, onto the Event Calendar and in our website (via the OneDrive folders).
  • The meet schedule is posted in the TeamApp app, can be followed via Google Calendars and is on our website under the Meet Schedule page (it is in pdf form, calendar form and in grid form).
  • An earlier error on the Meet Schedule Page that had our One Drive grid from last year has been corrected.
  • As meet entry files are received from, they are imported into Active. Once we invite you to the meet, you can see it in your portal.

Why all the redundancy? 
We're just trying to make it as easy as possible to find the information you need in this highly digital world.  You will not get paper copies of any of this.  Pick your favorite 1-2 methods and check often. Always check your Active Portal weekly.

IMX National Rankings

The IMX results for our Short Course Yards season are in.    We had several swimmers finish their season ranked Nationally.  In all 18 of our swimmers competed in the 5 events necessary to receive a ranking in USA Swimming's IM Extreme.  Congratulations to the following top 150 finishers:

Andrew Huang - ranked 6th nationally as a 9 year old, 31st in the 10 yr old group
Elizabeth Intihar- age 16, 69th in the nation
Kaitlyn Sallows- age 11, 97th in the nation
Brody Van Frayen - age 10, 150th in the nation

The remaining 14 earned enough points to earn a ranking.  Congratulations to Ashley Sallow, Alyssa O'Sullivan, Thaine Nederveld, Wyatt Hanley, Nathan Reynolds, Abby Ng, Tyler Klein, Reece Hanley, Kayla Simashkevich, Samantha Blackburn, Jack Secrest, Seby Martin, Nick Mountz and Savannah Cornelius!

About the IMX/IMR program
IM Xtreme is a program that allows USA Swimming members to track their times (or coaches to track their team's times) against swimmers all across the nation! Just by swimming a specific program of events, you can see where you rank against your teammates, your region and yes, even across the USA!

NOT QUITE IMX READY? TRY THE IMREADY CHALLENGE!

IM Ready is the little brother of IM Xtreme, tailored toward our younger swimmers. Does 200 yards seem a little much? Then start getting "IM Ready" by swimming shorter distances, and keeping track of your improvements.

Important Note About IMR and IMX Scores

An IMR or IMX score is only established after a swimmer has swum all of the events required for their age group in a sanctioned meet since the start of the current season; both short and long course seasons start September 1 and end August 31 for IMR/IMX purposes.
Additionally, a swimmer must complete all of the events in the same course (SCY or LCM) to have a score in that particular course.


 

IM READY (IMR)

The first step in the IMX Challenge is IM Ready (or IMR). To get "IM Ready," swimmers compete in aIM Ready Logo  series of five events at shorter distances. Below, we've listed the line-up by age groups.

9 & Under; 10-year olds: 100 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 IM (SC) or 200 IM (LC)

11-year olds; 12-year olds: 200 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 IM (SC) or 200 IM (LC)

13, 14, 15, 16, 17, & 18-year olds: 200 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM

Once you've swum each event at least once at an official meet, you can log-in to your Deck Pass Account, and find out where you rank against all the other swimmers on your club team.  You do not need to complete the IM Ready program to participate in the IM Xtreme.  It is simply a stepping stone.

IM XTREME (IMX)

Ready to move forward? The next step is IM Xtreme (IMX). The IMX ranking includes a series of five IMX Main Logo black backkground cropped or six events at longer distances. Once you've completed the IMX program, you can find out where your IMX score ranks nationally, within your zone, within your LSC rank and on your club.

9 & Under; 10-year olds: 200 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM

11-year olds; 12-year olds: 400 Free (LC) or 500 Free (SC), 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM

13, 14, 15, 16, 17, & 18-year olds: 400 Free (LC) or 500 Free (SC), 200 Back, 200 Breast, 200 Fly, 200 IM, 400 IM

 

How do I score points?

Rankings in the program are based on power points a system developed by USA Swimming. See the Power Points page for more information and to use the Power Point Calculator.

 

How do I participate?

Participation in the IMR and IMX is easy. USA Swimming automatically scores and calculates results for all athlete members! Swimmers only need to sign up for a Deck Pass Account, then compete in each required event, at a sanctioned meet, at least once in a season. 
 
Swimmers have the option of printing certificates that displays their scores for either IMR or IMX. They can also optionally print their national, zone, LSC and/or club rankings for IMX.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Sunday Practice Time Change

Due to a Lifeguard class being held at the pool we may need to adjust our Sunday practice time back slightly.  We will let you know as soon as we have a confirmation of this.  Watch your email, the teamapp and facebook for changes.


Buckeye Swim Club now has their own Smartphone App. It'll keep you up-to-date with your favorite team's news, events, schedules and much more.

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, reply to this email so you can be added manually and you'll receive email notifications.

Michael's Meats Fundraiser

Once again we will be offering the delicious Michael's Meats just in time for Summer grilling! 
Important dates to remember 

Ending sale  THURSDAY MAY 3

Delivery/pick-up date is MONDAY MAY 21 5:30-6:30 at Columbus North. 

Get your order form here: ORDER FORM

OR please see Amanda Klein for an order form and price sheet. 
Any question please call or text Amanda at 614-774-0140

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

New Team Records!


Congratulations to our four swimmers that set 15 new team records this year!

10-under boys
Andrew Huang broke two records that had been set in 2015.  At JO’s he broke the 100 IM with a 1:07.81 and at the Florida Showcase meet he broke the 100 back record with a 1:03.91.

11-12 Girls
Kaitlyn Sallows broke three records this season.  First to go was the 500 freestyle record with a 5:33.51.  The previous record of 5:34.62 was set by (Coach) Chelsea Bailey in 1999!  She also broke her sisters 400 IM record from last year with a 4:58.16. Last, she broke a 21 year old record in the 200 fly (previously set by Alex Kramer) with a 2:25.88.

13-14 Girls
Ashley Sallows broke two records in one swim!  Swimming the mile she set a new record in the 1000 with a 11:18.81, breaking a 21 year old record.  She finished the Mile in 18:34.50, breaking a 19 year old record previously held by Meghan Kroll.

Senior Girls
Elizabeth Intihar set eight records this year!  In freestyle broke her own record in the 500 free several times this year lowering the mark to 4:56.78.  She then broke Amy Bailey and Meghan Kroll’s 20 year old records in the 1000 free and Mile with a 10:32.33 and 17:09.72.
In the backstroke events she broke Jenna Tugaoen’s 2011 100 & 200 back marks with a 59.86 and 2:08.07.  She also lowered her own 200 fly, 200 IM and 400 IM records to 2:05.38, 2:10.70 and 4:28.87.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Spring Invoices have been sent

Spring Invoices for all Scarlet, Silver and Intro swimmers that responded to the sign up request have been emailed.  If you did not receive your invoice, please contact us ASAP.

Spring Schedule Updated in Portal

The spring schedule has been updated in your Active Portal.  You should be able to see practices in your portal.  If you cannot, please contact Coach Laurie ASAP.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Google Reviews

 Parents, we are now a located business on Google!  We have already seen increased traffic to the website and interest in the club as a result.  We do need your help.  Please take a minute to Google us and give us a review.  This will help people know that we are legit.  If you have time to include a sentence or two about what you like most about Buckeye that would also be wonderful. Remember you are reviewing the team and not the facility.  Facility feedback can be added to the Columbus North Athletic Club Google page. Thanks!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Spread Kindness Project

14 Acts of Kindness 
In an effort to make our corner or the world a kinder place, we'd like to do a small spread kindness project with the team.  There are 14 weeks between each groups first day and last meet this summer. We would like to have a different spread kindness project each week and are taking suggestions from swimmers and parents! Please submit your ideas for a weekly kindness project.  Each project should be something short and simple to do, and something that an eight year old could complete with little stress. We are looking for small acts of kindness that brightens the day of people around us.

Here is a great resource to help you get started on ideas to share
http://www.spreadkindness.org/

Our JO team decided they would get the project going and had bag tags made up for the swim meet participants.  They were received with lots of smiles from a lot of very nervous swimmers.  The bag tags are pictured here.

Welcome to our New Coaches!

Let's give a warm Buckeye welcome to our TWO new coaches Jules Van der Lans and Chloe Sidick!  Jules & Chloe are both Seniors at Ole...