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Spring into Summer Meet IMPORTANT Updates

Psych sheets are posted on our website.  We have also posted entries for this meet, the Creekside and the Peppe. Below is an IMPORTANT PARKING UPDATE of which you need to be aware as you head to campus this weekend.  PARKING ARRANGEMENTS ARE DIFFERENT EACH DAY , SO PLEASE READ THIS EMAIL IN FULL. Friday, June 1 Park at the Neil Avenue Garage no earlier than 4:01 p.m.  Parking will be at a rate of $5 on the way into the garage.  Please exercise patience going into and out of the garage, as there will likely be long lines to get in and out.  If you arrive before 4:01 p.m., or if would like to avoid the Neil Avenue Garage, parking is available at an hourly rate at the Tuttle Park Place Garage. Saturday, June 2 The Neil Avenue Garage will be CLOSED .  Park in the Stadium Lots or the Tuttle Park Place Garage.  Parking will be free in those areas all day; however you must park legally in an A, B or C spot (stay in the lines, stay out of R spots or handicap spots, etc.) to

Too & Combo schedule correction

Coach Patty has released her summer schedule for her combo & Too swimmers!  Lessons will begin Monday June 4 and will run to the end of July.  Please note the new earlier Thursday time below. TOO  Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 5:00-5:45 Fridays at Northland 11-noon COMBO Mondays, Wednesdays &  Thursdays  5:45-6:30 Fridays at Northland 11-noon Northland Swim Club is at 5006 Almont Rd.

Meet fees/online meet entry

Invoices for our first 3 meets will be out by the end of the week.  Please look for this in your email. We are testing an online meet entry system for the Ohio open Water Championship Meet.  All eligible athletes have already received an email with a link to the online entry portal.  If you receive the email, you must go in and either decline the meet or enter.  When you enter you will be asked to submit payment. Please provide feedback on ease of use to Coach Laurie after you try this system.


Be an Informed Athlete! USADA Launches to Provide Facts about the Risks Involved with Dietary Supplement Use. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today the launch of its new dietary supplement awareness website, Supplement 411 , in an effort to meet the growing demand in the U.S. for accurate information, resources and guidance as potential consumers navigate the dietary-supplement marketplace. “The current marketplace has created a dilemma in which all athletes must balance their beliefs that these products provide a nutritional benefit, with the very real threat of the potential for dangerous health side-effects,” said USADA CEO Travis T. Tygart. Supplement 411 is the latest tool in a growing collection of resources including, publications, presentations, and online resources USADA provides to help parents, athletes, and athlete support personnel understand the risks associated with the use of dietary supple

Practice Schedule May 29-June 6

We will be on a modified practice schedule over the next two weeks as we transition to our summer schedule and attend a meet this week-end.  The following pertains to Silver, Scarlet and Senior only.  Please check directly with Coach Patty for her schedule. May 29-31 - NO CHANGES (SC 2 & SR: Weds boys are first, girls are the later practice) June 1 & 2  -  NO PRACTICE due to the swim meet at OSU (this includes small group practices) June 3 - regular practice at OWU June 4 & 5  - regular practice at Columbus North June 6 - first day of our summer schedule.  We start our summer schedule at 3:00 with the senior group practice (no AM practice on this day). June 7 and on, please follow the summer schedule Address for Northland Swim Club: 5006 Almont Dr, 43229 Fundraising

We’ve joined forces with Amazon for an easy fundraiser.  At the top of the BKYS team page and on our blog you will see an banner.  If you are planning to purchase from Amazon, all you need to do is click to them from our website and BKYS will receive a percentage rebate of your purchases.  The more that our members purchase by clicking from us, the greater the percentage of rebate. Your Amazon account information is secure and remains the same, you still get to use your Amazon Prime membership, and you still get any other rewards that you would normally receive from them.  Click from BKYS, log in as you normally would, and make your purchase.  That’s it.  If you’re a Kindle user, you will need to make your purchases by this method for us to receive credit (you can’t shop from your Kindle – sorry, Jim). Look for more information soon that lets you know what percentage of rebate specific items earn.  ALL items count toward the total rebate (including gift cards).

Buckeye Combo & Too summer schedule

Coach Patty has released her summer schedule for her combo & Too swimmers!  Lessons will begin Weds. June 4 and will run to the end of July. TOO  Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00-5:45 Thursdays 6:45-7:30 Fridays at Northland 11-noon COMBO Mondays & Wednesdays 5:45-6:30 Thursdays 6:00-6:45 Fridays at Northland 11-noon Northland Swim Club is at 5006 Almont Rd.

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Meet Sign-ups

Several families have not turned in their meet registration forms.  The last two non championship meet entries for the summer are due in to the meet hosts this week (GCSTO at noon on Monday and Peppe at noon on Wednesday).  Please email coach Laurie if you did not fill out your survey monkey registration but intend to swim these meets.

Memorial Week-end Practice Cancellations/Changes

Due to the holiday and an event scheduled at the hotel we will have a modified schedule the week/week-end of the Memorial Day Holiday.  Please take note below: Wednesday, May 23 Senior and Scarlet 2 from 6-9 (girls and boys together).  Lew will hold a brief parents meeting at 6:00 to discuss our winter 2013 travel meet.  Each senior swimmer needs to have a parent in attendance for this meeting. No change to Scarlet 1 & Silver. Thursday, May 24  No changes to Silver 1,2 and Patty's Buckeye groups Senior & Scarlet groups from 4-6 This is the last day of the spring session for Patty's kids Friday, May 25 We have rented the entire pool from 3-5 and will hold an open practice for all Silver, Scarlet and Senior swimmers. Saturday, Sunday and Monday  - NO PRACTICE! Please enjoy a safe and pleasant Memorial Day week-end.

Virginia Team Trip Information

I was hoping to have a more detailed update for the Virginia trip, however we have run into a bit of a delay in getting an accurate bus quote.  It looks like the trip will be between $200-250 per swimmer under the following circumstances: Depart Columbus at approx 8 am Thursday Return to Columbus by midnight Sunday (we are checking on the feasibility of traveling home overnight and arriving early Monday am). Staying at either the Hilton Garden in or the Omni Newport News, both are smoke free hotels. The cost estimate includes breakfast, but does not include lunch and dinner. At this point planning is getting a bit difficult without an accurate idea of who will attend the meet. We discussed this meet a long time ago when we decided to eliminate the team travel trip during school months.  However, not much has been said about it since.  The meet is an excellent opportunity for our swimmers to compete in a very exciting format and see competition from outside our state.  The venu

Community Pool Meeting

Buckeye will be present at a  meeting on Tuesday, May 22 at 7:00 pm in the Olentangy Orange HS auditorium. This will be an informational meeting for the Olentangy School District & Buckeye swimming community.  The meeting will focus on three aspects: (1) Educate and inform those outside of Buckeye what is going on with  the project, (2) recruit additional investment into the pool and (3) discuss forming a booster board comprised of parties interested in renting the pool long term (annually).  Currently (in addition to Buckeye) we have interest from a local synchro group and the Olentangy school teams.

Scarlet Schedule Change for This Week

Tuesday & Thursday (May 15 &17) Scarlet 1 & 2 will swim from 5-7 due to a scheduling issue with our coaching staff.  If you cannot get there by 5:00, please contact coach Laurie - please include in that email the earliest time you can get to the pool.  Seniors start at 4:00 with dry land that week and finish at 7 pm as well - please consider carpooling with a senior swimmer - scarlets are welcome to join the seniors for dry land.

Summer Practice Schedule

Here is our tentative schedule for silver, scarlet and senior. We ate able to rent the entire pool area at Columbus north from 3-5 and rent late morning times at Northlands 50 meter pool. Structuring everything around these times has caused us to have few after 5 pm times. I would like to hear from you soon if this creates a scheduling problem that can't be worked out through carpools. Silver 1 Monday 5-6:30 pm, Columbus North Tuesday 11-noon Northland Wednesday 5-6:30 pm, Columbus North Thursday 11-noon, Northland Friday 11-noon, Northland Small groups are Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-8 Silver 2 Monday 5-6:30 pm, Columbus North Tuesday 10-11:30am Northland Wednesday 5-6:30 pm, Columbus North Thursday 10-11:30 am, Northland Friday 10-11:30 am, Northland Small groups are Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-8 Scarlet 1 Monday 5-6:30 pm, Columbus North Tuesday 10-11:30am Northland Tuesday 6:30-8:00 pm, Columbus North Wednesday 5-6:30 pm, Columbus North Thursday 10-11:30 a

Helmets please

Sometimes I find a pic that's hilarious and cute all at once. I felt the need to share.

Team Awards 2011-2012

Each swimmer received a t-shirt with their name on the back.  Here is the candy to nickname guide that everyone has been asking for.  This has also been posted on the team website on the swimmers page: Bit-O-Honey: sweet, kind, never complaining.  A good teammate. Bonkers - a little crazy, a fun teammate to push you Carmello/Swimello - sweet & easy going Fun Dip - fun, dippy & a natural in the water Gobstopppers - never stops talking Gummy Bears - loveable Gummy Worms - a wiggler Hot Tamales/Fire - swimmer who has been on fire all year Kit Kat - give me a break - for the swimmers who always has questions Laffy Taffy - always laughing M & M's - someone with lots of M's (Magnificent, marvelous, aMazing) Mars/Milky Way - you are out of this world, may be a bit of a daydreamer too Mounds - makes a mounds of a difference on the team Mr. Goodbar - good friend/person, swimmer who exhibits the good qualities of a teammate & friendship, respects people Crunch - can alwa

Enroll in Kroger Rewards

As far as I know we are the only group that puts 100% of your Kroger Community Rewards into your account.  Most PTO's keep a percent for their organization.  April is re-enroll month - we usually do very well in the summer months as many schools do not push re-enrollment until the fall.  This gives us a bigger piece of the pie for Kroger to send our way. Kroger rewards are simple to use - you just scan your linked Kroger card at checkout.  We receive quarterly statements of your rewards that we put straight into your meet or travel fund. You can easily enroll at  - simply sign in and go to your account page.  Click on Community rewards and make sure Buckeye Swim Club is linked to your account. If you have never done this here are the detailed instructions: Register online at   and select Buckeye Swim Club when you enroll. Buckeye’s NPO number 80337.   Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy