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Summer 2013 Meet Schedule

May 17-19 Cincinnati – two meets Meet 1: CM Pepsi Cola Spring Invite, all ages, no cuits, timed final Meet 2: Senior Circuit meet at Powel Crosley YMCA, Senior cuts, prelim/final May 31-June 2 OSSC Spring into Summer, prelim/final, yards in prelims, LCM at finals June 14-16 Flag City, timed finals in Findlay June 21-23 FAST Summer Jam, Fishers (Indy), prelim/final, no cuts June 26 Ohio open water championships July 5-7 Mike Peppe* *We will only take our 13 & overs and any 9-12 year old that is already qualified in the max events at JO's July 7 BSC summer B meet at Ohio U July 12-14 Age group regionals @ BGSC July 18-21 Ohio JO Champs @ Miami July 25-28 Ohio Senior Champs at Kenyon

February Swimmers of the Meet!

WOW!!! What a month we had.  I am sometimes left wondering when our kids will stop dropping time. Her are our swimmers of the meet from February - the incredible swimming made for some difficult choices. TYR Inivitational Kelly Godfrey  went 4 of 5 best times at the TYR meet and along the way learned a lot about her strengths as  swimmer.  This meet set her up for an outstanding Regional where she picked up her first ever JO cut and had near misses in a few others. All in events she would never have considered as her strengths at the beginning of the year.  Congrats Kelly! Jeremy Baggs  had a solid meet with a couple of event wins and 7 of 8 in best times.  During the meet Jeremy was met with a new challenge that he handled with poise & grace beyond his years.  Jeremy's maturity, but ability to keep things fun and in perspective is a part of his success int he pool.  Congratulations Jeremy! Honorable Mention The entire meet squad gets honorable mention as we were the to

Practice Schedule February 28-March 7

Thursday, 2/28 Seniors 4-6:15 SILVER 1 & 2 5:15-6:30 SCARLET 1 & 2 6:30-8:00 no change for Patty's kids Friday, March 1 8 & unders 4:30-5:45 9 & overs 5:30-7 Saturday, March 2 Seniors 7-9:30 am, JO swimmers 8:30-10 am Sunday, March 3 Seniors only 6-8:30 pm at Columbus North Sports Club Monday, March 4 Seniors 3:45-6:30 JO Participants 6:15-8:00 Tuesday, March 5 Seniors 3:45-6:30 Open Practice 6-7 JO Participants 6:30-8:30 Wednesday, March 6 Seniors 3:45-6:30 JO Participants 6:15-8:00 Thursday, March 7 JO participants 4:45-6:15 Open Practice 6-7 March 8-10 NO PRACTICES ALL GROUPS March 11-April 6 we will have regular practices for those that have qualified to USA Sectionals, Can Ams and NASA.  We will also have open practice 2-3 days a week for kids that want to stay in touch with the water.  Schedule is TBA for this.  Seniors Spring Session for Buckeye 1 & Too will start April 9 Spring swimming for all Buckeye 3, S

Mini Meet Warm-up Assignments

Our team is assigned the following times and lane: Saturday & Sunday morning GIRLS: 8:10 am (in the water, please be ready at 8) in lane 2 Saturday & Sunday afternoon BOYS: 1:30 pm (in the water, please be ready by 1:20) in lane 6 Good luck to the best tots in swimming - Buckeye 8 & unders!!  Swim FAST and have FUN!!!

OSSC Regionals Foul Weather Plan

In the event that Franklin County announces a Level 2 Snow Emergency on or before 7 a.m. on Friday, then all Friday events will be converted from a Prelims/Finals format to a Timed Finals format with warm-ups beginning at 4:10 p.m. and competition beginning at 5:30 p.m. The warm-up schedule announced for Prelims will be followed if this change occurs and Time Trials will be held at the end of the session. Refunds will not be given to account for the difference in the Prelims/Finals and Timed Finals formats, since the facility has already assumed the cost to host the meet; however swimmers who are within a ½ second per 50 yards of the JO cut who finished in the top 16 for their event will be permitted to reenter that same event in time trials at no additional cost to the swimmer or team. This excludes events that were initially planned as timed final events.  Per Ohio Swimming rules for Timed Finals, a maximum of five individual swims will be permitted for the day.
Hi Buckeyes!  This somehow got left out of this weeks team news.   I am also hearing that there may be weather issues Friday morning.  If I am informed of a delay I will post to the blog at   If I hear of a plan from OSSC  I will email it out to you.  Most swim meets are not delayed unless the county goes to a level 2 or 3 emergency.

Regional Information

Prelims 8:10 a.m. warm-ups (two 25-minute assigned sessions followed by one 10-minute sprint warm-up) 9:10 a.m. clear the pool for equipment test and measuring 9:20 a.m. prelims begin Estimated prelims end: Friday 11 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m., Sunday 12:30 p.m. Estimated time trials start: Friday 11:15 a.m., Saturday, 12:15 p.m. and Sunday 12:45 p.m. Finals 4:20 p.m. warm-ups (general with sprint pace lanes announced during last 15 minutes) 5:20 p.m. clear the pool for equipment testing and measuring 5:30 p.m. finals begin 8 p.m. estimated finals end Based on the number of entries, the 500 and the 1650 are scheduled to be swum in the evening session. Just as a reminder for those who wish to enter time trials, a USA Swimming card must be presented for swimmers who are not in the meet and all entry fees must be paid by check or credit card.  Cash will not be accepted. There are 340 swimmers entered into the meet, so I have assigned two 25-minute sessions of

Regional Team Spirit

We'd like all parents and swimmers to put together a coordinated effort to look as one this week-end.  Please keep the following in mind when preparing your attire: Friday - Grey shirts Saturday  - White shirts Sunday - Red shirts Thanks! Good Luck to all of our swimmers this week-end!!

Help Needed

We are looking for a parent that can help create a cover for the starting blocks that will lock in place. The cover should help prevent unauthorized use of our starting blocks. If you think you can help please email me right away. Thanks!

Good Luck at Districts

Good luck to all of our high school swimmers competing at Districts Friday & Saturday at Ohio State!  You can cheer on your favorite Buckeyes each day at 2:30. Friday: Jenna Tugaoen (Wellington) Erin Baggs (Beechcroft) Saturday: Andrew Davis (Olentangy) SamE Dawson (Olentangy Liberty) Tom Dawson (Olentangy Liberty) Kyle Deistler (Olentangy) Eliza Elliott (Olentangy) Ally Fomich (Olentangy) Keanan Fomich (Olentangy) Cameron Hackett (Delaware Hayes) Jeremy Karr (Olentangy Liberty) Makenzie  Karr (Olentangy Liberty) Evan Miller (Thomas Worthington) Kara Miller (Olentangy Orange) Skyler Pollock (Delaware Hayes) Anthony Sanfillipo (Delaware Hayes)

Thursday Practice Schedule Change

We will have weekly Thursday practice schedule changes through the end of the season (just a  few more weeks)!  This is due to the senior swimmers moving their practices from the North YMCA back to our pool,  which is more suitable to their needs this time of year.  Good news is that our younger swimmers are going to get to swim in the warmer YMCA waters this spring! Please check Thursdays every week before heading to the pool. This Thursday, 2/14 Silver 1 5:15-6:30 Silver 2 5-6:30 Scarlet 1 & 2 6:30-8:30 Patty's kids - no change Seniors distance group 6:30-8:30 All other seniors 4-5:30 Reminder - no Saturday 7 am practice for seniors/scarlet 2 this week-end.

Regional Entries

Regional entries have been posted to our team stat page.  We have until 2:00 on Tuesday to make corrections, additions and or changes.  Many of our swimmers did not sign up for Friday, although there are great event offerings Friday morning (50 breast, 100 back, 50 fly  - double the distances for 13-14's).  Please let me know if you want in these events. The kids love when their classmates find out that they missed school for a championship swim meet!  Great recognition from their peers and teachers for their hard work. Check entries here:  Team Stat Page Email me if you need a change!

Practice Schedule Change, Thursday!

Due to High School Championships,t he Seniors need to move practice from the North YMCA on Thursdays to Columbus Sports Club.  This will impact everyone this month as we'll need to shift some groups around to make space.  This Thursday's (2/7) schedule is: Silver 1 -4:45-6:00 Silver 2 - 5:30-7:00 Scarlet 1 & 2: 6:30-8:30 Senior - District Taper 4:30-6:45 Senior - Sectional Taper 7:00-8:30 Patty's groups will not be affected by this

Order your 2013 Championship T-shirt

We have a great t-shirt for everyone to order this year!  They will be heather red with white writing in a take off of the Coca Cola logo.  Very cool looking shirt that will stand out nicely. We would really like to see all of our parents in the stands in these so that our kids and the rest of the teams can clearly see our awesome support section.  You can pick up a t-shirt order form at practice this week  and orders will be accepted through Sunday, 2/10.  They are $10 each for parents and swimmers. Front of shirt will be Buckeye Swimming in Coca Cola font style Back of the shirt includes everyone's names. Please check the list below that your child's name is included and spelled correctly.