Tuesday, November 27, 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

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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 collaboration hub that connects your organization — all the pieces and the people — so you can get things done.

Why use Slack?

  • Collaborate online just like you would in person.
  • Bring the right people and information together in one place.
  • Communicate efficiently, stay connected, and get things done faster.

Channels
Slack is comprised of channels: a single place for messaging, tools, and files. Most of your communication with other members will happen in channels.

They can be organized around anything — departments, projects, or even office locations — and you can create as many channels as you need. Every workspace starts with two by default: a #general channel and a #random channel.

Channel types
👀Public Channels
  • Public channels are open to your entire workspace.
  • Messages are archived in Slack and searchable by all members, except guests.
  • A public channel has a # hashtag icon in its name.
🙈Private Channels
  • Private channels are not open to your entire workspace.
  • You have to be invited to view and participate in the channel's discussion.
  • A private channel has a  lock icon in its name.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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?
  1. Interacts with athletes at swim events to find out what they would like improved or changed and what their issues/thoughts are on current issues in the sport.
  2. Attends meetings (via conference call) to the best of their ability (usually 1 meeting/month)
  3. Be the "VOICE" for the athletes in Ohio Swimming.
  4. Have the desire to get involved and make a difference in the sport.
  5. Be able to problem solve issues in a team setting.
  6. Be able to communicate to others (athletes, coaches, officials) in Ohio Swimming.
  7. Help plan events for Ohio Swimmers
  8. Have fun!
Click on the button below to submit your application to join the Athlete Committee.

Swimmingly yours,
Ohio Swimming Athlete Representatives (Katrina, Braydon and Jack)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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.

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 ...