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Showing posts from December, 2012

Merry Christmas!

From all of us at Buckeye-Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Thanks for being a special part of the Buckeye Swimming Family!


Check out the picture it has great streamline tips. This is an easy way to improve your swimming. Notes: -A good streamline reminds you to stretch through your core on the beginning of each lap, a feeling you should maintain as you break-out into your full freestyle stroke. - This position gives your upper back and shoulders a mini stretch on every push-off which develops and maintains your flexibility over time.  - The speed you will gain in the pool allows you to train with swimmers who would otherwise be a little bit quicker than you.

Championship Suit Orders

Winter & Spring 2013 If you are wanting to wear a technical suit at the end of the season (team suits are still acceptable) then it’s time to order your Championship Meet Suit for February and March Championship Meets.  As a Speedo Contract Team and Kastaway customers we are able to receive a discount from Kastaway and an additional discount from Speedo. These prices are nearly 40% off of MSRP.  The Booster Club will be talking all orders this year for championship suits, which will save you a little bit in taxes.  This year the Booster club is adding a 3.5% service fee onto your order (which is still less than your tax savings).  Orders are due by December 31.  Kastaway has many of these suits in stock –Coach Laurie will grab what they have as soon as you turn in your order. The following suits are available to you: Womens’ FS3 Elite Closed Back & Women’s Elite Recordbreaker Kneeskin $370 Women’s LZR Elite  Kneeskin $233 Women’s Pro Kneeskin $162 Women’s LZR

Kelly German Entry Deadline

The entry deadline for the Kelly German meet held Jan. 18-20 is this Saturday, 12/22.  Please get your entries submitted so that we can get our entries in the moment they are open.  The UA meet filled in ONE minute and a few local teams (not ours thankfully) were closed out.

Holiday Practice Schedule

Buckeye 1, TOO & 3 - the Fall Session 2 has been extended and will end this Sunday, 12/23 Winter session begins Tuesday, January 8.  Please enjoy your Holiday! Elite groups practice schedule Regular schedule through December 23 No Practice 12/25 & 1/1 for all groups Silver 1 Silver 2 Scarlet 1 Scarlet 2 Senior Monday, 12/24 9-noon Tuesday, 12/25 No Practice – Merry Christmas! Weds., 12/26 2:45-4:00 2:45-4:15 4-6 4-6:30 5-8 Thursday, 12/27 2:45-4:00 2:45-4:15 4-6 4-6:30 5-8 Friday, 12/28 5:30-7:00 5:30-7:00 4:45-6:30 7-9 am & 4:45-6:30 7-9 am Sat. 12/29 8:30-10 am 8:30-10 am 8:30-10 am 8:30-10 am 7-9:30 am Sunday, 12/30 @ OWU 6-7:30 6-7:30 6-8 6-8:30 6-8:30 Monday, 12/31 10-11

The Pool Dome is Here!

Last week, with the help of some wonderful volunteers, we moved our pool dome out of storage in Massachusetts to Marengo.  Over two days we unloaded to semi truck flat beds!  Many thanks to Heather Weidenhamer and her brother Eric for offering a free place to stash the bubble, my brother Rusty and his work with the loader  Randy Raque and his friend Buddy for their work with a  loader and Eric's neighbor norm and his tractor! To date we have spent just under $100,000 of our 1.25 million dollar budget.  Enjoy some pictures from the move below.       

GCSTO Schedule

3 Event Limit – All Buckeye swimmers have been scratched down to 6 events total on Saturday & Sunday to comply with a request from GCSTO to limit entries. Warm-Ups & Positive Check-In Times Here are the assigned warm-up time periods: Friday: 5:30 pm (please be ready to go at 5:20) POSITIVE CHECK-IN CLOSES AT 5:35 P.M. FOR ALL EVENTS.                   Saturday & Sunday A.M. Sessions: Please be ready at 8:15 am - All Buckeye, Bobcat, FAST, LTPY & MW swimmers 8:20 - 8:45 A.M./ Open warm-ups 8:45-9:00 A.M./ Meet Starts: 9:05 A.M. (expected finish time is 1:05 p.m. on both days with Sunday’s miles ending around 2:30 p.m.). POSITIVE CHECK-IN CLOSES AT 8:25 A.M. FOR ALL EVENTS Please read on for a note from the meet host: Greetings Holiday Meet Participants,   Just some quick notes to help everything go as smoothly as possible this weekend. If you are a coach receiving this please pass this on to your Holiday Meet participants if you would as this really helps

Team News

We are having some problems with our weekly news not being read by our families (mail chimp actually tells us if an email has been opened).  We have a vital bit of information that needs to get to everyone.  We will be printing this and giving it to the kids all week.  We will ask your kids to make sure you read this, and that is all.  We will not be asking that the kids read it or ask you to take action.   WE are asking you to take action.  Please take the time to support swimming, read this email, have a discussion and then act.


I mistakenly finalized our entries for the GCSTO meet before email you the events.  Now the system will not let me email events to you.  Please go to our team stat page to check your events for this meet. Friday events are numbered 1-3 Saturday events are #4-22 Sundays are #23-41

Penguin Plunge note from the Meet Director

PARENTS:  Please check our website Thursday night or Friday for warm-up times.  They have not been sent to us, but we did not want to hold up the team news any longer. We have run in to a bit of an issue with this year's Penguin Plunge. In short it is going to be very crowded. All entries have been accepted although our entries went up dramatically from last year to this year. In an effort to accommodate as many swimmers as possible without cutting teams or swimmers we are going to make a few adjustments.  We have cut all 10 and under 100s and 200s. This enables us to accept everyone and maintain the published timeline. Since swimmers were permitted four individual events, we expect that most will have at least three remaining events to swim. (NOTE: Coach Karr will comb through the Buckeye entries and add kids back in to shorter events if they are cut form too many swims due to this change). We will not be swimming any relays in any session, this will cut down on time as

Thank You

Thank you to the parents that attend Parent's Night Out this past Saturday at Cute as a Button.  The evening was a fun time for our parents to socialize and shop!  Your efforts raised $250 for the booster club!


BY DAN MCCARTHY//NATIONAL TEAM HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT A recent New York Times article (Looking for Fitness in a Glass of Juice, Reynolds) confirmed that a number of Olympic medalists benefitted from juice at the 2012 London Games; more specifically, Beetroot juice and Tart Cherry juice. The research on both is only a year old, but the findings seem to be positive for these natural and healthy foods.   Beetroot juice comes from the purplish-red root of the beet and has been described as sweet by some, but earthy by others. Research done with cyclists and runners has shown an increase in velocity and in time to exhaustion after drinking Beetroot juice. It seems as if the Beetroot juice enhances the movement of oxygen and blood to the muscles and stimulates the muscles to make good use of the enhanced supply of oxygen. Beetroot juice seems to be most effective when it is part of an athlete’s daily diet, specifically 500 ml per day (about 16 ounces). Drinking one glass of Beetroot