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Showing posts from November, 2018

Practice Change this Thursday

Due to a shortage of coaches we need to make changes to the schedule this Thursday, November 29 as follows: Scarlet 2 & Gold 6:30-8:30 Senior, Junior, NPG 6:30-9:00 Scarlet 3 - canceled - make-up is Sunday 12/2 from 4:30-6 Scarlet 1 - canceled - make-up is Saturday 12/1 8:45-10 am Silver Comp - canceled - make-up is Sunday 12/2 from 3:30-4:30 Intro  - canceled -make-up is Wednesday at 6:00 The calendar has been updated to reflect these changes.

GCSTO Holiday Cheer

Greater Columbus has asked us to change our day of attendance to Friday, December 14.  Please let us know by Wednesday at 8 pm if you would like to attend.  We will make corrections to your entries.  Events on Friday are: 50 Free, 200 Free, 50 back, 50 br, 400 IM and 50 fly

Practice Schedule this Week

We have a modified schedule this week due to the holiday.  We have had a nice surprise of being able to get into the pool during the day on Wednesday and Friday as well.  This means we can get the kids in an out early so that you can get on with your holiday and family time! Wednesday, November 21 Senior, Junior, NPG 8 -11 am Silver (Competition, Recreation and Intro) 1:00-2:00 Scarlet 1 & 3: 1-3 Scarlet 2 & Gold: 2:00-4:00 (optional dryland at 1:00) Thursday, November 22 No Practice, Happy Thanksgiving! Friday, November 23 Senior, Junior, NPG 8 -11 am Scarlet 2 & Gold: 10:00-12:00 Scarlet 1: 10:30-12:00 Saturday, November 24 Senior, Junior, NPG, Gold  - regular practice NO 9 AM Silver practice - coach has 4 tickets, GO BUCKS! Sunday, November 25 Regular practice for all groups Silver Rec & Comp 3:30-4:30

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 Olentangy Liberty High School and former members of Buckeye.  They come to us with over a year of experience of teaching at SafeSplash and will be applying that & their competitive experience to the pool deck.  Initially you will see both Chloe & Jules assisting Laurie on Thursdays.  This is a huge help as Laurie has been outnumbered by our swimmers!  We are very excited to have their enthusiasm and teaching skills on our pool deck.  Make sure you introduce yourself and welcome them if you happen to be at the pool on a Thursday.

Slack and the future of the TeamApp app

Big & exciting news! By leveraging our boosters nonprofit status, we have been able to grab a Slack account for free!  As a result we are in the process of migrating from the TeamApp app to Slack.  We are very excited about what this means for ease of communication within our program. We will use public and private channels within Slack.  Public channels will be for group and team communication.  Private channels will be a way for swimmers, parents and coaches to privately communicate.  This includes sharing how a swimmer is doing, videos and attendance.  In a  private channel a parent must be a member - this increases the safety of our communication between our athletes and coaches.  As you know, our athlete protection standards prohibit all athletes from direct/private electronic communication with a coach. Athletes must be 13 or older to join Slack. You may use the following link to join our Slack Feed: Join Slack What is Slack? We’re glad you asked! Slack is a collab

Athlete Committee

LOOKING FOR ATHLETE COMMITTEE MEMBERS! Get More Involved! TEAM REPRESENTATIVES:  PLEASE FORWARD TO YOUR ATHLETES! Dear OSI Athletes, You can make a difference in Ohio Swimming by joining the ATHLETE COMMITTEE The OSI Athlete Leadership is looking for athletes who are enthusiastic about swimming and are willing to get involved on the 'dry' side of swimming.  Athletes who are 14-years old or over will play an important part in the functions of Ohio Swimming by helping make the sport better for every athlete in Ohio. The more athlete participation we have, the bigger impact we can make! BONUS:  You can earn community service hours as you volunteer your time on the Athlete Committee and other OSI committees.  It also looks good on your resume for college! What does an Athlete Committee Member do? Interacts with athletes at swim events to find out what they would like improved or c

Entry Deadline Alert

We have uploaded entries for the GCSTO Holiday Invite on December 15. Your entry declaration is due by MIDNIGHT TOMORROW ! (Weds, 11/14) Please note - you will have the option to enter 12/14-16. We are ONLY attending Saturday, December 15.  We will attend the Ohio Virtual Distance meet on Sunday 12/16.  This meet is an Ohio Swimming championship meet and offers the 500 free and Mile.