Coach Jeff Riegler has partnered with the Buckeye Swim Club to bring a competitive program to area youth swimmers. The program will offer quality competitive swim instruction and the opportunity to compete in swim meets throughout Ohio. Interested swimmers should be able to swim the length of the pool. Anybody interested in joining can call Laurie Karr at (614) 562-0544 or visit www.buckeyeswimclub.com.

Coach Jeff Riegler has partnered with the Buckeye Swim Club to bring a competitive program to area youth swimmers. The program will offer quality competitive swim instruction and the opportunity to compete in swim meets throughout Ohio. Interested swimmers should be able to swim the length of the pool. Anybody interested in joining can call Laurie Karr at (614) 562-0544 or visit www.buckeyeswimclub.com.

Capital softball coach Nan Payne and pitching coach Jeff Dupler will hold hitting clinics from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 7 and pitching clinics from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday and Feb. 14. There is also a catching clinic from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Feb. 14. The clinics are open to girls grades 5-12. Registration information is available at capitalcrusaders.net. For questions contact Payne at (614) 236-6487 or npayne@capital.edu.

Veteran fast-pitch umpire Jim Wharton and a staff of instructors will conduct an OHSAA-approve softball umpire class. The class starts Feb. 4 and runs eight consecutive Wednesdays at Westerville South. Upon completion of course studies and passing a two-part test on the final day, students will attain an OHSAA license for high school fast-pitch softball and then can pay a fee to secure an ASA umpiring license. The fee, which is for summer fast-pitch softball, is not included in the the cost of the course. For more information, contact Wharton at (614) 832-4786 or at 902 SR 61, Lot 35, Marengo 43334.

The Big League summer travel baseball league will have evaluations Saturday at the Big League Baseball School. For information call (614) 433-9980 or visit www.bigleaguebaseballschool.com.

The Columbus Coralinas Synchronized Swimming Club will offer a team in training synchro learning opportunity for girls ages 12-and-under.

Lessons are available from 1-3 p.m. Sundays through May at New Albany High School. For questions or to register, call Hayley Head at (614) 488-6175, e-mail timhayley@sbcglobal.net or visit www.coralinas.org.

The Ohio Chargers U-14 baseball team is looking for players. The Chargers will play a regional schedule and participate in the tournaments throughout the Midwest. Eligible players cannot turn 15 before May 1, 2009. For more information, e-mail OhioChargers@aol.com.

The following schools are seeking coaches:

Dublin Jerome -- Varsity boys golf, varsity assistant softball. Send résumé to Nick Magistrale, athletics director, Dublin Jerome High School, 8300 Hyland Croy Road, Dublin, 43016.

Olentangy --ĘVarsity field hockey. For information, contact athletics director Jay Wolfe at (740) 657-4110 or e-mail jay_wolfe@olentangy.k12.oh.us.

Thomas Worthington --ĘVarsity assistant sprint coach for boys and girls track and field. Contact Andy Cox or Nancy Beattie at (614) 883-2270 or e-mail acox@worthington.k12.oh.us.

Tree of Life --ĘVarsity boys soccer and varsity girls volleyball. Contact athletics director Yohana Hill at (614) 784-1937 or athletics@tolcs.org.

Westerville South -- Varsity assistant track with expertise in shot put and discus. Call coach Jim Gaul at (614) 580-4164.

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Capital will conduct the Zenith Volleyball Academy on Sundays through March 1 for boys and girls grades 3-12 at Dublin Jerome High School. The academy will be guided by Capital women's coach Steven Hinds. Basic skills will be incorporated in every session with a new skill added each additional lesson. For more information contact Hinds at (614) 361-3315 or asnmse@yahoo.com.

The following schools are seeking coaches:

Hamilton Township -- Varsity assistant coed track. Send résumé to athletics director Mark Beggrow at mbeggrow@hamilton-local.k12.oh.us.

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Former NBA player Stan Kimbrough, who played for the Sacramento Kings and the Detroit Pistons, is offering private or small group basketball lessons at The Hoop for boys and girls grades 3-12. For more information call (513) 229-0863 or visit www.kimbrobball.com.

The Mid Ohio Jets Football Club is looking for players and coaches for full-contact football. You can apply online at www.midohiojets.com or call Same Husein at (614) 580-2135.

Has your uncle coached basketball at Gahanna Jefferson Junior High for the last 20 years? Did the Grove City football fan you sat next to claim he has not missed a Dawgs home game since 1971? Is your father credited for starting the lacrosse craze in Upper Arlington? Is your brother a driver at Scioto Downs?

ThisWeek is in search of people like that for a series called "Community Profiles." Contact ThisWeek at sports@thisweeknews.com with the names of people you think have interesting stories. Unfortunately, not all submissions can be used.

The Positive Coaching Alliance, a non-profit organization based at Stanford University, offers a free Internet-based course on how to develop and promote positive youth sports programs for youth coaches, parents and league administrators.

The program's goal is to raise the level of sportsmanship in youth sports. For information, call (650) 725-0024, send an e-mail to pca@positivecoach.org or visit www.positivecoach.org.

Coaches, parents and children involved in youth sports can find information, advice and instructional products at the Web site produced by Youth Sports Resource. Sections include articles, forums, chat areas, newsletter and also a sportsmanship award program. For further information, visit www.youth-sports.com.

The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the number and severity of injuries young people sustain in sports and fitness activities. For more information, visit www.nyssf.org.