Team Info

Cincinnati Marlins Overview 
The Cincinnati Marlins operate one of the most successful competitive swimming programs in the United States. Our team has produced some of the greatest swimmers to compete on a local, state, national and international level.  18 Marlins have represented the U.S. in the Olympics, tallying 23 medals and participating in every games since 1968. Another 6 Marlins qualified to swim for the U.S. in the 1980 Olympics, but were unable to compete due to our nation’s boycott of the Moscow games. The Marlins were National Champions in 1980 and won the Junior National Championships in 1983, 1984, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000. In 2006 our team won the Junior National Men’s Championship with our combined team taking the runner-up award. In 1999 Swimming World magazine named the Marlins as the best age-group program in the country. Marlin swimmers have set 15 world records, 19 American records, won 60 national championships, and been named American swimmer of the year 6 times. The Marlins have won 10 consecutive sectional championships and over 30 Ohio Junior Olympic Championships since 1971. In 2007 the Marlins were named, for the second year, as a Gold Medal Club by USA Swimming, ranking 8th nationally. Also in 2007, 66 Marlins swimmers, competing for 25 different high schools, qualified for District and Regional (Kentucky) Championships, with 41 of those swimmers advancing to State Championships. 6 Marlins won State Championships with one swimmer winning two national titles. 

The Marlins operate 4 training locations: Marlins East at Sycamore High School, Marlins South at Northern Kentucky University, Marlins North at Princeton High School in Sharonville, OH, and our largest location and headquarters, Marlins Central at Keating Natatorium on the campus of St. Xavier High School. Keating Natatorium is a 50-meter indoor facility which can be divided into two 25-yard pools. Keating has seating capacity for over 1000 spectators and is the site of many USA Swimming and High School meets and championships. The Marlins are the only swimming program in the area that manages their own facility.
The Marlins welcome swimmers of all ages and abilities. Our program is divided into multiple training groups appropriate for each swimmer’s stage of development. We employ one of the most highly qualified and professional coaching staffs in the nation.

The Cincinnati Marlins have operated since 1961 and are organized as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation. The corporation is owned by the parents of our swimmers. An elected board of directors oversees the program’s operation. Our Head Coach is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the team, assisted by a full-time team manager and a business manager.

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Cincinnati Marlins Vision and Mission Statements and Values 

Vision Statement

 Leading the Nation – Developing Champions in the Water & in Life.
Mission Statement
The Cincinnati Marlins is a comprehensive swimming program.  We are dedicated to providing state of the art coaching and facilities to develop swimmers and families who commit themselves to reach their potential through discipline, leadership, teamwork, and respect for their team and the rich tradition from which it was born.
Excellence – Our commitment to be the best in the quality of our services, our financial decisions and in all that we undertake.

Ethics – Our decisions and actions will reflect honesty, integrity and truthfulness.
Respect – We will value our members, families, staff and competitors. We will create a positive and encouraging environment.