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2016-17 Team Information

Our information and schedule for the 2016-17 season is now available! Important changes to note: The fundraising fee is required, but gives you an opportunity to fund raise the cost of your typical fees.  You can always write a check for fundraising instead of participating. We have at least two travel meets on the schedule.  One in March for the Senior group, and one in April for our age groupers (in Clearwater, FL with time standards).  Those that attend will have the opportunity to put 50% of monies raised over their minimum in a  travel account to help with the cost of attending those meets. The Scarlet group fee is for this WINTER, we expect spring and summer training to run at about $500-600.   When you add in the extras we charged last year (fundraising, MC Fitness surcharge) the increase in fees is between 2-5% We will only collect registration and meet fees at  This saves us about 3% on processing.  You can either set up monthly electronic installment payme

Sr. Meet Warm-up Times

Based on the adjusted timeline for the 2016 LC Sr. Meet, please note adjusted warm-up times: Friday:  8 a.m. Saturday & Sunday:  7:45 a.m. There will only be one warm-up lane available during the meet.  No other pools are available for warm-up / cool-down.  Please cool-down immediately after your swim and talk to a coach AFTER you cool-down.

Underwater Kick, Free & Fly Clinic

Hello Team, Our friends at Unified Aquatic Club is hosting the next Fitter & Faster clinic in Columbus. Not only does it look like a terrific clinic,  but I think it'd be great for us to go support another small team! This clinic coming up will be led by two Olympians and will focus on fast freestyle, butterfly and underwater dolphin kicking. The producer of the clinics (Fitter and Faster Swim Tour) has provided me with a  discount code for our swim families to use .  Sign up today and  use discount code: COLUMBUS  to save 10% on the registrations .  The code stops working in 3 days (July 30th) . Elite clinicians, Christine Magnuson and Peter Vanderkaay, are leading two clinics to teach participants how to maintain proper body position for butterfly with excellent rhythm and tempo! PLUS, learn how to make the most of your streamline and underwater kicking to give you the edge on your competition! Click the links below to learn more and to sign up before the clinics are prom
Final Week Senior/Junior Practice Schedule: Click red text for links to Senior Meet Information. Please note the adjusted schedule below for our FINAL week of practice for the Summer 2016 season.  Psych Sheets are posted on the Bowling Green Swim Club web-site .   You must print and display the BGSU Parking Pass and park in designated lots during the meet. Monday a.m. ::: 6:30-8:30 @ Minerva Park Monday p.m. ::: 3:15-5:15 @ Sports Club (Sr. Only) Tuesday a.m. ::: 7-8:30 @ Minerva Park Tuesday p.m. ::: 3:15-4:45 @ Sports Club (Sr. Only) Wednesday p.m. ::: 3:15-4:45 @ Sports Club (Sr. Only) Thursday a.m. ::: 7-8:30 - @ Minerva Park

Pledges due

All swimmers should have turned in their $150 fundraising fee by this evening. Please make checks payable to Buckeye Swim Boosters. Congratulations to those of you that raised above & beyond the requirement! So far nine swimmers (& coach Lew) have turned in their pledges, bringing our total to $1500 on a goal of $7500. We'll send out a detailed list of results next week. Keep up the good work Buckeyes!

Buckeye takes Miami by storm

The team had a stellar showing at the Ohio JO Championships this past weekend. Ashley Sallows competed in the 400 IM,  earning a personal best.  Thaine Nederveld competed in his first meet as a teenager. After earning all of his cuts as a 12 yr old,  Thaine 'aged up' celebrating his birthday on Monday.  Thaine was impressively poised & earned best times in the 200 br & 400 IM.  Will Magee competed in the 50 back & dropped 4 seconds!  Andrew Huang competed in seven events,  with best times in 5, top 8 finishes in two events and three new team records! Andrew cleared Chase Swearingens 100 back, 100 br and 200 IM! Kaitlyn Sallows swam 7 events, earned 7 best times and picked up three new zone cuts in the 50 free,  100 free & 50 back! Kaitlyn placed in several events with a top place of 4th in the 200 free! Elizabeth Intihar swam her last meet as an age grouper, turning 15 at the meet. She picked up three best times and had a huge drop in the 400 free,  earnin

Tentative Jr/Sr Practice Schedule: 7/19-23

Junior and Senior will run an adjusted schedule during the USA Central Zone Sectional Meet held at OSU.  The tentative schedule is listed below.  If you wish to attend Sectionals as a spectator to see some fast swimming and cheer on Elizabeth and Logan, please see a coach for spectator information and times. Elizabeth - 200 Butterfly,  400 Freestyle (Bonus: 100 Butterfly, 200 Breaststroke) Logan - 200 Breaststroke, 200 Butterfly, 400 IM (Bonus: 100 Breaststroke, 100 Butterfly, 200 IM) Tues 7/19 - AM: @ Minerva Park ::: 6:30-9 Jr / 6:30-9:30 Sr                    PM: @ Sports Club ::: 3:15-5:15 Sr                     Weds 7/20 - NPG Only - TBA-NOT BEFORE 1 p.m.                     Sectional Swimmer Warm-up 7 a.m. @ Sports Club Thurs 7/21 - AM: @ Minerva Park ::: 6:30-8:30                     PM: @ Sports Club ::: 3:15-5:15 Fri      7/22 - AM: @ Minerva Park ::: 7-9:00 Sat     7/23 -    AM: Senior Only @ Sports Club 7-8:30*

Tryouts for Scarlet & Silver

Tryouts for Scarlet & Silver group, plus evaluations for our age group program will be held Thursday, July 21 from 6-7 at MC Fitness & Health. We are asking all returning & new swimmers to attend tryouts this year.  Please sign up for tryouts here:

Buckeye Boosters Meeting

Hello Buckeye Families!  We will hold a meeting on Thursday, July 21 at 6:30 PM at MC Fitness.  This meeting will be held during the try out session for the Silver/Scarlet Group for the 2016-17 Fall/Winter Season.  We have several important pieces of information to cover during this meeting,  the first being formation of the Buckeye Booster Board Members.  If you are interested in holding a Board position (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and 2 at large members) and/or being a co-chair of a committee (we are looking at the following committees: social, fundraising, awards, apparel) please email me at with your intent so we will have an idea of who is interested before the meeting. We also need to get together a hiring committee to "hire" our coach for Silver/Scarlet group.  Look Forward to seeing everyone at the meeting. Laurie Sallows

Regional Swimmers Rock Gahanna

The coaches and parents are very proud of our Buckeye Regional meet swimmers for lighting up the pool in Gahanna.   Buckeye swimmers racked up over 74% best times and had two new JO qualifying swims from Kaitlyn Sallows (50 fly) and Ashley Sallows (400 IM)! The next stop is the OHIO JO CHAMPIONSHIP in Oxford, Ohio.  Qualifying to represent BKYS are 10 & Under:  Andrew Huang, Kaitlyn Sallows; 11-12: Ashley Sallows; 13-14:  Elizabeth Intihar and Thaine Nederveld You can see a complete list of results and improvements & some pics from the meet at our OneDrive meet folder

Meets are over, but we still have practice :)

If your meets have ended for summer, but you'd still like to hop in the water for a practice now and then, you're in luck.  We do have a few drop in practices open to any Buckeye from the 2016-17 (yes this includes swimmers that we didn't see once this summer).  You are welcome to swing by for a very relaxed, low key practice on any of these days: Monday 7/18 6-7:30 at MC Fitness (this is our last official day at MC this summer) Tuesday 7/19 7:45-9:15 am at Minerva Park Thursday 7/21 - TRYOUTS  - 6-7 at MC Fitness Friday 7/22 7:45-9:15 am at Minerva Park Tuesday 7/26 7:45-9:15 am at Minerva Park

T-shirts Available

We have pre ordered several t-shirts that can be purchased and will be available beginning Saturday morning. They are a light pink shirt with our logo on the front in white with red and gray accents. The back will have a quote from Above the Line. Shirts are $15 each, $5 of your purchase will go towards your summer fundraising. We will also take orders for a team polo. The polo is dark gray & will include the Speedo logo and our team logo. Cost is $37.50 per shirt. Speedo has donated most of these shirts, $25 per shirt will go towards your fundraising. Checks only please. Make these payable to Buckeye Swim Boosters. Reply to this email to order.

Regionals Updates

New this year! 10-unders are timed finals in all events. Please read the psych sheet. If your 10-under is top 16 in an event they swim in the evening. If they are not top 16 in that event they swim that event in the morning session. Warmup schedule Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of warmups. We will stretch prior to getting in the water. Friday 7:20 am Finals 4:50 pm Saturday 7am Finals 5:10 pm Sunday 7:40 am Sunday 4:30 pm Tents If you have a tent we could use 1-2 more for the meet. The team owns one and will have it on hand. Shirts Friday RED (goal digger) Saturday GRAY (swimions) Sunday pink or black Hydrate Just a reminder to stay hydrated throughout the day.  This could be a long, hot meet. Smart swimmers that stay hydrated & out of the sun will have the advantage. Kind Words The team has had a terrific spring & summer of training with lots of new & effective stroke changes. We are looking forward to & expecting a lot of very fast sw

Parent Meeting

There will be a parent meeting Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 pm in the MC Fitness lobby.  We will discuss group plans for next season.  There is a big change coming. This impacts Scarlet & Silver the most and has an affect on Age Group.  Due to the meet the next morning we must end the meeting by 8 pm.  If there are still unanswered questions we will address those with a follow up meeting.

Buckeye 200

Dear Buckeye Families, Are you ready for the Buckeye 200? We are excited for this new fundraising opportunity, we are asking our swimmers to swim and fundraise for our team.  We encourage all of our swimmers to take part in this important event. All you need to do is collect sponsorship and donations over the next couple of weeks, and then be ready to swim for 1.5 hours or 200 laps, whichever comes first. As you collect sponsorship's, remember that you will be eligible for some great prizes! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  All of the funds raised from the Buckeye 200 will be used to pay for our pool rental time at the new wonderful facility at MC Fitness. This year our goal is to raise  $7500 ($150 per swimmer).   With the help of each family, we believe that we can do it! Event Details : Swimmers can be sponsored on a flat fee or per lap basis for each lap completed Swimmers will swim for 1.5 hours or 200 laps, whichever comes first Monday, July 11 6-7:

New Communication Tool!

It has come to our attention that many of you are not receiving our team emails.  We will now utilize MailChimp and Blogger to get you regular team news posts.  News will be posted on our blog as needed.  This can be seen immediately on our website.  Each week, mailchimp will automatically pull all new items and email them to everyone we could find an email address for. These items will also auto tweet and auto post to Facebook..  Our goal is to post across multiple platforms so that no one is missed. If you wish to subscribe to Blogger you can do so here: Subscribe to Buckeye Swimming Team News by Email If you wish to subscribe to mailchimp, you can do so here: The first MailChimp email will go out Thursday at 10 am.