Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Team Announcements

We have now moved most of our announcements to bkys.slack.com
If you have not enrolled at Slack please do so ASAP
You can also download the Slack app and get announcements on your phone.
Full Slack information is here: https://blog.buckeyeswimclub.com/2018/11/slack-and-future-of-teamapp-app.html

Video and Pics Needed

We are working on a  motivational video for the end of the season.  Please send in any pictures you have of your swimmers at meets, swimming at meets or celebrating a finish.  Would also love video of starts or finishes.  You can send these too laurie@bkyswim.com.  Large files should be uploaded and shared via an online share site.

Everyone Swims

Everyone can swim a championship meet!  It is a great way to celebrate a long season of hard work and dedication.  Here is your Championship season guide:

Regionals, February 22-24: for swimmers age 9-14.  Do not need to have prior event experience. Cannot be faster than JO cut in an event you wish to swim.  The meet is held at Ohio State.  There are three Regional meets in Columbus, making each meet a reasonable size and not too overwhelming.  Each day holds preliminary competition in the morning (including Friday).  The fastest 16 swimmers from preliminaries swim at night in the Finals.  SOME events are timed final, meaning you only have one opportunity to swim the event,with the fastest entries automatically advancing to finals.  * and younger swimmers can swim, but it is not recommended unless the swimmer is interested in longer events.

Mini Meet, March 2-3:  This is a meet just for 8-unders!  It is held at Worthington and separates the kids into 3 age groups: 6-under, 7 and 8.  It is a super crowded meet, but well worth the opportunity to finish the season with 8 and under swimmers.  Every swimmer gets a trophy and a candy bar.  The meet is named after Coach Laurie's youth coach, Barbara Kay.

Auburn trip, March 1-3:  This is a senior (high school) group meet held at Auburn University.  We love it because it is a great way for our seniors to swim in one place, in a  fast pool without breaking the bank.  There are no time standards which means all of our swimmers can be included. In order to reduce the cost it is a team travel meet.  

Ohio JO Championships, March 8-10:  This is considered State Champs for our age group swimmers and is open to any 14-under that has a JO Cut.  Our team regularly finishes in our division in the top 3 as a tea. It will be held at Ohio State this year.  If you are not swimming please consider attending to cheer on our swimmers.  Other teams have massive groups in the stands, we would love some of the same support!

Speedo Sectionals, March 28-21:  This meet is the first stage of national level swimming for our Senior swimmers. Swimmers must have a sectional cut to participate.  This years meet will be held at IU Natatorium in Indianapolis.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Welcome Back!

We are thrilled to have everyone back from the holidays!  We hope everyone had a great break filled with family and swimming :)

We have some minor changes to the practice schedule this winter which affects all groups except Senior/Junior/NPG.  These changes are based on when we have the most available coaching for our younger swimmers, which will help us hone our focus on technique and speed headed into Championships.  We are 7 weeks from Regionals!

Our adjustments are detailed in our team practice calendar which is on our website (always click more to get a better view of the week ahead) and have been updated on the info pdf. These changes put the majority of our swimmers at times when we have two or more coaches on deck.  A summary of the changes:

Mondays - no change

Tuesdays - Scarlet 1 moves to 7-8:30, no Silver Comp,no Silver Rec,  no Scarlet 3, no change to Scarlet 2 and Gold.

Weds - Scarlet 1 and Silver Comp at 5:45, Scarlet 2 at 6:15 for a longer dry land, Intro at 6:30, Scarlet 3 at 7:00, no change to Silver Rec and Scarlet Gold.

Thursday - no Intro, all other groups no change.

Saturday - add a bonus practice from 9-10 for Scarlet 1 (if you want to get an extra technique day in this is the day for you). Watch for occasional bonus practices for scarlet 2.

Sunday - add a bonus practice for Silver Comp from 3:30-4:30

Laurie will be at the pool at 5:45 this Tuesday and will give anyone a practice that cannot make a change to their schedule on short notice.

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