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Sep 6, 2017 - NO PRACTICE ON WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 6th
The Lap pool is still down! No practice tonight, Wednesday September 6th.
Aug 1, 2014 - Mighty Marlins in Age Group Championsh​ips
In USA Swimming's Age Group Championship for Illinois, our batch of Blue Marlins showed they fit right in with the best of the best. Just earning the right to swim at our home away from home, the Rec ...
Jul 30, 2014 - Summer Districts
In the final YMCA swimming meet of the season, many of our Blue Marlins took full advantage of the opportunity at Lattof in Des Plaines in the summer district meet. Netting top-three finishes in the 2...
Jul 30, 2014 - Fast summer finishes for Marlins at ISI regional champs
For many of our Blue Marlins, the Illinois Swimming Inc. regional meet held at Northside Prep High School in Chicago offered a great forum for some outstanding racing. As many of the state's top swimm...
Jul 19, 2014 - A Red, White and Blue success story
For two days in July, the Buehler Blue Marlins put their most patriotic foot forward for the annual Red, White and Blue Spectacular, a classic mid-summer meet featuring many familiar faces from nearby...
Jul 14, 2014 - Marlins smolder at Hastings Lake BBQ meet
Many of our Marlins cooked up a winning recipe in late June as Hastings Lake hosted its annual BBQ meet featuring YMCA competitors. Earning top-three individual finishes in the intimate 25-yard settin...
Jul 14, 2014 - Marlins display aquatic wizardry at Ozzie Fest
Delivering top-eight finishes against top-notch USA competition in the long course layout at Stevenson High School in late June were: 11-12 boys Joseph Song 200 IM: 2nd, 2:34.11 50 fly: 3rd, 31.63...
Jul 14, 2014 - Marlins think pink, but don't sink, in Iowa
Some of our top Marlins hit the road in mid-June for the Think Pink meet held on the campus of of the University of Iowa. Just making a cut for this meet was a victory of sorts, so kudos to Grace Grzy...
Jul 4, 2014 - Marlins have some frenzied fun
The Blue Marlins got all into a total frenzy for the recent USA meet in their summer home away from home, the Shark Frenzy hosted by Palatine Park District at Birchwood Pool. Earning top-eight finishe...
Jul 4, 2014 - Marlins cool their Jets
Marlins cool their jets at UIC Plenty of stratospheric efforts from our Blue Marlins in the Jets Summer Classic meet held at the UIC Natatorium in early June. Powering up for point-scoring efforts i...
Jul 4, 2014 - Marlins do it right in dual
Many of our Blue Marlins met with success in the recent dual meet hosted by Hastings Lake YMCA to the north. Event winners for Buehler were: Alex Adame (15-over boys 200 free, 100 fly, 100 back) Kenny...
Jul 4, 2014 - Memorable Memorial Day Melee
Many of our Marlins made the most of the Memorial Day weekend by competing in the USA meet hosted by Patriots Aquatic Club in the long-course layout at Stevenson High School. Earning top-eight finishe...
Jul 4, 2014 - May Mania? Count our Marlins in
The May Mania meet hosted by Blue Devils Swim Club at the Rec Plex gave many Marlins USA swimmers their first taste of summer long-course competition. Scoring points with top-16 efforts were: 9-10 boy...
Jul 4, 2014 - Marlins Spring into action at SCST Pentathlon
At the St. Charles Swim Team?s meet in early May, several Marlins showed they were ready to blossom with great early season swims in the Norris Center long-course pool. Scoring points were: 9-10 boys ...
Jul 4, 2014 - Early efforts from Marlins
Officially starting the summer season back in late April were several Marlins, in USA competition at the Rec Plex. Point-scoring swims came from: 11-12 boys Joseph Song 100 free (2nd, 1:03.97) 50 ...
Mar 29, 2014 - We Are The Marlins
Mar 29, 2014 - Senior Moments
Our very most experience Marlins took the plunge against the top high school-and-beyond-aged USA swimming competitors in Illinois recently at the Speedo ISI Senior Championships. Andrew Mueller, Jor...
Mar 29, 2014 - Veteran Marlins compete like Champions
Blue Marlins elder statesmen William Mathe and Jordan Kalina joined the action at the Rec Plex in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., for the super-competitive Speedo Champions series meet in mid-March. Kalina ...
Mar 29, 2014 - Marlins Slug it Out at Age Groups
Many of our most competitive Blue Marlins slugged it out with the state's top USA swimmers in the Speedo ISA Age Group championships, hosted by Wildkit and UIC Aquatics at the UIC natatorium. Just ear...
Mar 29, 2014 - Marlins are Classy
In a classy finish to many of our Marlins' season, the YMCA Classic meet was held in between the prelims and finals of the Y District meet at the Rec Plex. Taking advantage of the fast pool and prov...
Mar 29, 2014 - Marlins Take 4th at Districts
Mar 28, 2014 - ISI Regional Report
Barrington High School was the scene of some great swims as many Marlins took their best shot at earning a state age group championship meet cut, or at least a lifetime best in a quick pool just down ...
Mar 16, 2014 - Last Four Meets of the Regular Season Recaps
Well, after a flurry of meets in recent days, all that's left are the most important, most fun, meets of the season. And based on recent results, our Blue Marlins have plenty to look forward to in ...
Mar 14, 2014 - Summer Swim Team Registration
Feb 15, 2014 - Blue Marlins make the grade at A+ meet
The recent gathering of some of the midwest's most capable USA swimmers at the superfast pool at Schroeder YMCA in Brown Deer, Wis., might seem a little intimidating. But our fiercest Blue Marlins sho...
Feb 14, 2014 - Elgin Meet Is On Saturday
Swimmers- just found out the Elgin meet is actually on Saturday.... Not Sunday. Arrive at noon. I will send out a more detailed email when I get home. -cd
Feb 1, 2014 - A Super Sunday for the Pentathlon
Snowstorms and impending polar vortices weren't even close to slowing down our Blue Marlins as we kicked off our Super Sunday Pentathlon, version X. In a great combination of full-team spirit, full-fa...
Jan 31, 2014 - A Blizzard of fast swimming
A tactically-minded group of Blue Marlins USA swimmers made an advance scouting trip to the RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., a couple of weekends ago for the Blue Devil Blizzard. This is the same ...
Jan 21, 2014 - Important Dates for the end of Season
Dear swimmers and Parents, We are getting close to our Championship Meets and the end of our Fall/Winter season. So we have a lot of important Dates coming up?.. If you need your Three YMCA Meet to sw...
Jan 20, 2014 - No Icebergs in the Way of the Marlins
Our Blue Marlins USA swimmers certainly warmed to the task at the Polar Bear Classic held at West Chicago High School. Top-eight finishers in the meet's most competitive division included: 8-U girls...
Jan 17, 2014 - Marlins Get Win Going Into the Holidays
What better way to prepare for the holidays than spending time with those close to you? In the spirit of the season, our Blue Marlins invited neighboring BR Ryall YMCA from Glen Ellyn up to Palatine...
Jan 17, 2014 - Marlins Rise Above Challenges
Too many people on deck? A balky timing system? Whistles to start races? It didn't matter, as the Blue Marlins rang in the new year with a flexible approach to the afternoon duel hosted by nearby Fogl...
Jan 14, 2014 - Marlins Won't Get Fenced In
Our Blue Marlins USA swimmers didn't like the idea of being penned up for the Barb Wire Classic hosted by DeKalb County Swim Team in mid-December. Far from being cowed by tough competition, our sw...
Dec 15, 2013 - Jolly good times
Buehler's USA swimmers were out in force for the Holly Jolly meet held at Maine West High School recently. In the spirit of the season, they selflessly gave their very best efforts and came away with ...
Dec 14, 2013 - 10 & Unders Invade Evanston
Was that the sound of thunder at the 10-and-Under Wonder? Why, no - it was the soft patter of snow, in plain view out the windows from the pool down below. Our youngest Blue Marlins produced chill pe...
Dec 3, 2013 - Marlins Unite
The recent Gender Wars YMCA meet held at Niles West High School was a reminder that we're all one team. Yes, boys and girls swam together and raced one another in the same heats, but all our point tot...
Dec 3, 2013 - Marlins Making Points
Several Blue Marlins USA swimmers made their point(s) by scoring points with top-16 finishes against tough competition recently at the Hinsdale Fall Classic, held at Hinsdale Central High School. 9-10...
Nov 18, 2013 - Marlins set the pace in Distance Classic
Long, smooth strokes were the name of the game on Saturday in the annual Distance Classic hosted by our own awesome Buehler YMCA Blue Marlins. With a meeting lineup offering longer races not often a...
Nov 17, 2013 - Marlins Visti our Friends North of the Boarder
The Blue Marlins trotted out plenty of fast swims at the recent Seahorse Invitational hosted by Kenosha YMCA. Top-three individual finishers were: 7-8 girls Paige Walsh 25 free, 2nd, 20.35 25 ...
Nov 15, 2013 - Great Swims at Both St Charles Pools
A crisp November weekend, the morning sun slanting over newly fallen leaves near the banks of the Fox River ... a wonderful setting for a fall classic. The Arena Fall Classic, that is, hosted by St....
Nov 15, 2013 - Marlins Pick their Poison
That was some strong medicine the Blue Marlins brought to the Pick Your Poison Pentathlon, hosted by North Aquatics Club at the Lincoln-Way North High School pool. In a format designed to weigh abil...
Nov 1, 2013 - Marlins had Fun at Patriot Games
Perhaps some of that Red, White and Blue spirit carried over from the summer season, as the Blue Marlins USA swimmers certainly fit in well at the Patriot Games meet hosted by PAC at Stevenson High Sc...
Oct 23, 2013 - Marlins emerge from the Swamp
The Blue Marlins found their way to clear water in Sunday's meet at Foglia YMCA in Lake Zurich, hosted by our neighbors the Aquaducks. As part of a national competition which will rank Y competitors e...
Oct 19, 2013 - Marlins Trek on Down to Indianapolis
A trip to the Riviera? Sure, count the Blue Marlins in. Wait - not that Riviera. Beaches, movie stars and night life might be the choice for the jet-setters, but a group of our USA swimmers instea...
Oct 13, 2013 - 2014 Chicago District Championship Theme Contest
This years District Championship is once again being hosted by the District Committee and all the YMCA's of the District. The Meet Committee is again holding a contest for any swimmer wishing to part...
Oct 13, 2013 - 2014 Chicago Classic Meet Theme Contest
This years Chicago Classic Meet is being hosted by the District Committee and all the YMCA's of the District on the same days and at the same facility as the District Meet. As part of the Meet the Me...
Oct 10, 2013 - Marlins Kick-off Season with Two
A full weekend's worth of competition in two different meets provided a nice starting official starting point to the season for many of our Blue Marlins swimmers. Out of Shape Hosted by Lattof YMC...
Oct 7, 2013 - Weekly Updates 10/7-10/14
Oct 2, 2013 - Weekly Updates 9/30-10/7
Week of September 29 th -October 7 th , 2013 1) Manna orders are due to the front desk by Wednesday October 2 nd . Forms are located at the front desk, outside my office, and on the team website in...
Sep 23, 2013 - Weekly Updates 9/22-9/30
Week of September 22 nd -30 th , 2013 1) We had a great Duel in the pool Saturday night! The boys won? 97 to 69. Great job to all of our parents and swimmers on running another great meet. 2) ...
Sep 22, 2013 - Dual in the Pool
As a dress rehearsal for the season ahead, the Dual in the Pool was pretty cool. New swimmers, parents and coaches, along with many familiar faces, helped get the season underway in style on Satu...
Aug 8, 2013 - Marlins Compete at ISI Seniors
Several Blue Marlins standouts finished off their summer seasons recently in the ISI senior long course championships. Competing in this elite event were: Jordan Kalina (800 freestyle, 10:02.40) ...
Aug 2, 2013 - Marlins measure up
The age group season drew to a close over the weekend at Stevenson High School, where several Blue Marlins showed they belong among the state's fastest swimmers by qualifying for the Speedo Age Group ...
Jul 23, 2013 - Summer District Finale
Many of our Blue Marlins took full advantage of their final meets of the season Sunday in Des Plaines. Sure, the afternoon rains were a challenge, but Buehler's best didn't let that dampen the mood....
Jul 23, 2013 - Marlins Have Great Swims at ISI Regionals
Some of Buehler's best paid a visit to Matt Grevers' old stompin' grounds Saturday and Sunday as Lake Forest High School was the site for an Illinois Swimming Regional. While no Olympic records were...
Jul 21, 2013 - Marlins get warmed up for Red, White & Blue
Jul 21, 2013 - Star-Spangled Marlins
Jul 10, 2013 - Marlins make the grade in Iowa
A small but colorful assortment of Blue Marlins more than made the grade in the Swim Pink A-Plus Invitational, a long-course meet with tough qualifying time standards June 21-23 in Iowa. Hunter Reed l...
Jun 26, 2013 - Marlins Divide and Conquer
Early this month, the Blue Marlins started to feel the heat with strong efforts at the PX3 Invite and in a dual meet with the Foglia Aquaducks. Top finishers in the long-course PX3 meet included: ...
Jun 26, 2013 - Marlins Summer in Full Swing
The summer season is in full swing, and our Blue Marlins are enjoying the ride. At the Shark Frenzy hosted by Palatine Park District just down the road at Birchwood Pool, Marlins swimmers overcame wet...
Jun 1, 2013 - Marlins Start Long Course Season With Three Meets in May
Mar 26, 2013 - Marlins bring the Heat
There were still a couple of feet of snow blanketing the ground in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, but the Buehler Blue Marlins helped our northerly neighbors get their spring thaw under way with a who...
Mar 18, 2013 - True Blue: Marlins magnificent at YMCA championships
In an Illinois-Missouri championship meet where many meet and even national records crumbled, the Buehler Blue Marlins rose to the occasion with bunches of lifetime best performances. After plenty of ...
Mar 12, 2013 - Marlins Go Downtown for ISI Age Group Championships
The Blue Marlins met the challenge in last weekend's ISI age group championships hosted by the Fox Swim Team/West Chicago Sharks. This an elite meet featuring most of the top USA age group swimmers in...
Mar 12, 2013 - Marlins Compete for the First Time at Speedo Champion Series
Some of the speediest Blue Marlins made the trip to Waukesha South High School (Wisconsin) over the weekend for the Speedo Championship meet. This meet features many of the top competitors and USA s...
Mar 6, 2013 - Marlins Compete at ISI Seniors
While the YMCA District meet was being held over the weekend in Kenosha, several Blue Marlins senior standouts tested the waters in the ISI Senior Championships at the Rec Plex, just down the road in ...
Mar 6, 2013 - 11-12 Boys and 13-14 Girls Crowned District Champs
What a whirlwind weekend for the Blue Marlins at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis., at the Chicago District Championships. With YMCA Area qualifying at stake, our swimmers came through with flying col...
Feb 28, 2013 - Marlins Proud of Their Classic Swimmers
Blue Marlins competing in last weekend's Chicago District Classic wrapped up their YMCA swimming seasons in Classic fashion. Top-six finishers at McGaw YMCA in Evanston were: 6-under girls: Grace ...
Feb 28, 2013 - Marlins Have Record Time at ISI Regionals
Barrelling ahead at Barrington High School, the Blue Marlins bombarded the ISI regional competition with great efforts Friday through Sunday. Special congratulations to event champions Grace Grzybek...
Feb 20, 2013 - Marlins Chase the Clock
Racing against great competition from Lattof's Neptunes, against their own teammates, and certainly against the clock, the Blue Marlins made time fly in the last YMCA dual meet of the season on Saturd...
Feb 11, 2013 - Marlins Have Heart
The Valentine's Classic hosted by the Arlington Alligators at Elk Grove High School featured plenty of lovely performances from Blue Marlins USA swimmers tenderly coaxed out by Coaches Kim, Darius and...
Feb 6, 2013 - Marlins Visit Purdue
There was plenty of Blue in the stands at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center last weekend as Blue Marlins USA swimmers, coaches and parents made their mark with a nice out-of-state splash in West Lafayett...
Jan 31, 2013 - Marlins and Parents are Super on Sunday
Another Pentathlon is in the books, and as with all meets hosted by the Buehler Blue Marlins, it was a true team effort. With 500-plus swimmers testing our waters, this one required more coordinatio...
Jan 31, 2013 - Weekly Updates 1/28-2/3
Week of Jan 28 th ? Feb 4 th , 2013 1) A big thank-you to everyone who helped make the Super Sunday Pentathlon IX a huge success! We received several complements from other coaches, swimmers, and...
Jan 23, 2013 - Marlins Return North of the Border
Blue Marlins USA swimmers delivered many angelic performances over the weekend at the Blue Devil Blizzard at Rec Plex in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. With icy toughness and coach Darius orchestrating on d...
Jan 15, 2013 - Weekly Updates 1/14-1/21
Week of Jan 14 th - 21 st , 2013 1) Manna orders are due to the front desk by 8:00 on Wednesday Jan 16 th . The forms can be found on-line or outside my office in the parent area. 2) We will...
Jan 14, 2013 - Marlins take on the Aquaducks
It was a day of great racing with our nearby neighbors at Foglia YMCA in Lake Zurich on Saturday as the Blue Marlins met the Aquaducks in a dual meet. The Blue Marlins put their best foot forward an...
Jan 12, 2013 - Blue Marlins break the ice at Polar Bear Classic
Some terrific performances from Buehler swimmers to get the new year started in last weekend's USA meet held at West Chicago High School ... while certain other members of the program with an abundanc...
Dec 17, 2012 - Marlins have Big Win over BR Ryall
The Blue Marlins found strength in numbers as both the girls and boys teams performed well in Saturday's home dual meet against BR Ryall. The girls earned a 212-131 victory. Multiple individual event ...
Dec 17, 2012 - Weekly Updates 12/17-12/24
Week of December 17 th -24 th , 2012 1) A big thank-you to all the volunteers that helped at this weekend?s home meet. It is because of you that we run such wonderful meets. 2) We will not h...
Dec 15, 2012 - Mr. Mogensen's magnificent million-meter march
A salute to extended Blue Marlins swimmer Nils Mogensen, who on Friday completed his own million-meter march. Mogensen, whose daughter Mathilde competes as a 13-14 with the Blue Marlins, never was a c...
Dec 11, 2012 - A Jolly good show
There was plenty to celebrate as the Blue Marlins USA swimmers paid a visit to the Holly Jolly meet over the weekend at Maine West High School in Des Plaines, hosted by the Des Plaines River Racers. ...
Dec 10, 2012 - Weekly Updates 12/10-12/17
Week of December 10 th -17 th , 2012 1) Three families still have not confirmed their accounts on the team webpage. Please make sure you have signed in and verified your account from the e-mail ...
Dec 3, 2012 - Weekly Updates 12/03-12/10
Week of December 3rd- 10 th , 2012 1) Three families still have not confirmed their accounts on the team webpage. Please make sure you have signed in and verified your account from the e-mail that ...
Dec 2, 2012 - Marlins Up to the Challenge
The Buehler Blue Marlins certainly met the challenge. The Mid-Season Challenge, that is, hosted by Westmont Swim Club last weekend at the Illinois-Chicago Natatorium. Earning top-10 finishes in the ...
Dec 2, 2012 - Wonder Kids
Sunday was a day of Wonder for the Buehler Blue Marlins swimmers at McGaw YMCA in Evanston. In the 10-and-under Wonder meet, age groups are broken down into a single year. So 10-year-olds compete on...
Nov 26, 2012 - Weekly Updates 11/26-12/03
Week of November 26 th - December 3 rd , 2012 1) Manna Order is due to the front desk by 7:30 on Wednesday Night. This is the one to order all of your Christmas gift cards in. 2) Parent Advisory C...
Nov 19, 2012 - Weekly Updates 11/19-11/26
Week of November 19 th ? 26 th , 2012 1) Good luck to our High School Boys on their upcoming seasons! 2) Welcome Back all of our High School Girls! Great job on your seasons! Don?t forget to ...
Nov 18, 2012 - High School Girls Return For Gender Wars
On November 18th the High School Girls returned in time to compete in Leaning Towers Gender Wars. This is the only invitational that both the High School Girls and High School Boys can compete in to...
Nov 17, 2012 - Marlins Swim Extra Yardage at Distance Meet
On November 17th the Blue Marlins hosted the Annual Distance Meet. Congratulations to the following swimmers for their New Team Records (*indicates new Pool Record) Grace Adame: Girl's 6 & Und...
Nov 11, 2012 - Marlins Pick Their Poision
On the weekend of November 10th & 11th the USA swimmers were at Lincoln Way North HS competing in a different type of pentathlon. Each Swimmer was able to choose the distance a 50, 100 or 200 that th...
Nov 10, 2012 - 2013 Chicago District Championship Theme Contest
This years District Championship is being hosted by the District Committee and all the YMCA's of the District. As part of the Meet the Meet Committee has decided to hold a contest for any swimmer wis...
Nov 5, 2012 - Weekly Updates 11/5-11/12
Week of November 5 th - 12 th , 2012 1) Team picture will be Tuesday November 6 th , 2012 at 6:00pm, individual and sibling pictures will be taken before and after the team picture. E-mail will deta...
Oct 28, 2012 - Marlins Compete For Virutal Nat. Championship
On October 28th traveld to Foglia YMCA to compete in the Annual Swamp Meet. Once again this year the meet was part of the YMCA National Virtual Championship. Congratulations to the following Swim...
Oct 22, 2012 - Weekly Updates 10/22-10/28
Week of October 22nd-28th, 2012 1) Don?t forget to sign-up for our Mutual of Omaha Break-out swim clinic which will take place on Saturday November 3 rd . We can only take 75 swimmers. Swimmers 8 t...
Oct 21, 2012 - Marlins Show They're Not Out of Shape
On October 21 st while the USA swimmers were at Stevenson HS the rest of the team competed at Latoff YMCA in the Annual Out of Shape Meet. Once again this year the meet was part of the YMCA National...
Oct 21, 2012 - Marlins Return to Stevenson
The Marlins returned to the Stevenson Aquatic Center for the first time in five years for the Patriot Games 12 on October 19 th ? 21 st . The 24 Marlins that competed again had a great showing again...
Oct 20, 2012 - Marlins Face Off Against TOPS
On October 6 th the Blue Marlins traveled to Oak Park River Forest High School for their first Dual Meet of the Season and took on The Oak Park Swimmers. The Blue Marlins put up a strong showing des...
Oct 15, 2012 - Weekly Updates 10/15-10/21
Week of October 15 th -21 st , 2012 1) Don?t forget to sign-up for our Mutual of Omaha Break-out swim clinic which will take place on Saturday November 3 rd . We can only take 75 swimmers. Swimmers ...
Oct 14, 2012 - Marlins Hold Their Own at Speedo Fall Open
On the weekend of October 13 th & 14 the Marlins kicked off their USA Swimming season at the Academy Bullets Speedo Fall Open. This meet was attended by some of the top USA Swimming Clubs in Illinoi...
Oct 8, 2012 - Weekly Updates 10/8-10/14
Week of October 8-14 th , 2012 1) Don?t forget to sign-up for our Mutual of Omaha Break-out swim clinic which will take place on Saturday November 3 rd . We can only take 75 swimmers. Swimmers 8 to 18...
Oct 8, 2012 - Marlins off to a Great Start in Plano
The Blue Marlins kicked off both their YMCA and USA swim season at the Fox Valley YMCA Aqua Force Kick off Meet the weekend of September 29th and 30th. Despite only taking 32 swimmers the Marlins had...
Sep 30, 2012 - Weekly Updates 10/1-10/7
Week of October 1-7 th , 2012 1) Don?t forget to sign-up for our Mutual of Omaha Break-out swim clinic which will take place on Saturday November 3 rd . We can only take 75 swimmers. Swimmers 8 to 18 ...
Sep 23, 2012 - Weekly Updates 9/24-9/30
Week of September 24 th -30 th , 2012 1) Great job to all of our swimmers and parents on a fun Duel in the Pool. The boys won the meet 118 to 54. 2) Manna orders are due to the front desk by ...
Sep 16, 2012 - Weekly Updates 9/18-9/23
Week of September 18 th -23 rd , 2012 1) Five families still have not confirmed their accounts on the team webpage. Please make sure you have signed in and verified your account from the e-mail that ...
Sep 9, 2012 - Week of September 10th-16th, 2012
1) Drylands (Stripe and Black) and morning practice (Black) will start this week. The e-mails with more details went out on Thursday 2) Many families have not confirmed their accounts on the tea...
Sep 3, 2012 - Weekly Update 9/3-9/9
1) Fall/Winter Season will start on Tuesday September 4th. We will see Turquoise A, Turquoise B, and Black Group on that Day. Atlantic, Pacific, and Stripe start on Wednesday September 5 th . All ...
Aug 1, 2012 - Marlins Compete at Illinois Swimming Age Group Long Course Championship
On July 26 th ? the 29 th the Blue Marlins had two of its swimmers compete in the Illinois Swimming Age Group Long Course Championships at the RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie Wisconsin. Jordan Kalina ...
Aug 1, 2012 - Good Luck to our Zone Swimmers
From August 3 rd ? August 6 th the Blue Marlins will have two swimmers competing on Team Illinois at this years Zone Meet held at the RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie Wisconsin. Good luck to Jordan Kali...
Jul 27, 2012 - New Swimmer Evaluations & Registration
The Blue Marlins are excited to announce a couple of new enhancements to the Blue Marlins program. To start with the Blue Marlins season is now a month longer. Instead of starting the first week of ...
Jul 27, 2012 - Fall/Winter Returning Swimmer Registration
The Blue Marlins are excited to announce a couple of new enhancements to the Blue Marlins program. To start with the Blue Marlins season is now a month longer. Instead of starting the first week of ...
Jul 26, 2012 - Marlins have Success at ISI Regionals
On July 20 th - 22 nd the USA Marlins competed in the ISI Summer Regional Meet hosted by Northside Aquatics at Northside Collage Prep. The Marlins that competed at this Meet had a great showing wi...
Jul 26, 2012 - Marlin Boys Win Summer District Title
On July 22 nd the Marlins competed in the Chicago District Summer Championships. This years meet was hosted once again by the Lattof Neptunes at Lattof YMCA. Though the Marlins fell short of winnin...
Jul 20, 2012 - Marlins Compete at Illinois Swimming Senior Championships
From Thursday July 12th threw Sunday July 15th Illinois Swimming held their Long Course Senior Championship Meet at the University of Chicago Myers-McLoraine Pool. This year we had two Marlins compet...
Jul 20, 2012 - Marlins go for last cuts at St Charles Time-trial
On July 14th & 15th several USA Blue Marlins attempted to get their last Long Course Meter cuts for this Championship Season. While some were only looking for Regional times many were looking to get ...
Jul 18, 2012 - Red, White & Blue Spectacular Largest Yet
Jul 3, 2012 - Good Swims Great Food at Lattof
On June 24th the Blue Marlins traveled down Highway 14 to Lattof YMCA for a Sunday afternoon Dual Meet followed by a cookout. While the team that was able to make the trip was not that large the Blue...
Jul 3, 2012 - Stroke Clinic Registration Now Open
There are some exciting changes coming to the Blue Marlins this year. The first being is that Stoke Clinic will start on July 23rd. This change will allow us to get our High School girls in shape fo...
Jun 18, 2012 - Marlins Take to the Great Outdoors
On June 16th and 17th the USA Marlins traveled the shortest distance they will ever have to travel to away meet when they went to their Summer Home at Birchwood Pool for the 7th Annual Shark Frenzy ho...
Jun 15, 2012 - 50's for All at the Annual Leaning Tower Shark Pentathlon
The Blue Marlins did a split squad on Sunday June, 10th as many chose to travel to Niles West High School for the Annual Shark Pentathlon. This is a fun meet to start of the season as all the swimmer...
Jun 14, 2012 - Marlins Swim for Dr. Peppers at the Jets
The Blue Marlins returned once again to UIC Natatorium to compete in the Joliet Jets 40th Annual Dr. Pepper Super Swim Meet. Though the temperature inside was a little on the warm side, a great time ...
May 22, 2012 - What your coaches have been up to...
We have some exciting news from the coaches..... Coach Darby is now an ASCA Level 3 coach. This puts Coach Darby in the top 15-18% of the coaches in the Country. ASCA is the American Swimming Coaches ...
May 21, 2012 - USA Marlins Return North of the Border for Blue Devils May Mania!
The Blue Marlins returned to the Rec Plex for the first time since Districts for the Blue Devils May Mania Meet. This time however they swam long course. The Marlins continue to have great swims thi...
May 15, 2012 - USA Marlins Dive into the Long Course Season
Eight USA Marlins competed Mothers Day weekend at the first long course meet of the season. They took to the water at Westmont Swim Clubs Dive into Summer Meet held at the University of Illinois Chic...
Apr 18, 2012 - End of Season Awards Banquet
On March 15 th , 2012, the Blue Marlins hosted their Annual End of Season Awards Banquet. The Blue Marlins would really like to thank Shelley Walsh for once again putting together this great event. ...
Apr 9, 2012 - Marlins Travel to University of Minnesota for Midwest Regional Meet.
Congratulations to our Midwest Regional Champions 13-14 Women's 200 Yard Freestyle Relay (Kristin Anderson, Grace Grzybek, Tess O'Brien, Grace Kneller) Congratulations to the following swimmers ...
Apr 4, 2012 - Good Luck Melissa
Melissa Rose will be competing in the 100 Breaststroke at the 2012 YMCA Short Course Swimming National Championship in Greensboro, NC on Thursday April 5th. She will be swimming roughly at 10:10 a...
Apr 1, 2012 - Marlins Compete at Illinois Missouri YMCA Swimming Championship
Congratulations to the following swimmers for their New Team Records Yoochan Lee: Boy's 9-10 50 Yard Butterfly 31.70 Melissa Rose: Women's 13-14 100 Yard Breaststroke 1:06.10 Emma Toth: Women's 13-...
Mar 27, 2012 - Welcome Baby Brtva
Congratulations to Coach Darby , Mr. Brtva and Z on the birth of Baby BOY Brtva. (Name to come later.) Baby arrived about 7:30 this evening and weighted 7 lbs 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. Mo...
Mar 16, 2012 - National Night out at Area
Tonight we had two swimmers compete in the National Time Trial night. Andrew Mueller swam the 100 Breast. He had a 6 second time drop! Later in the night he swam the 50 back and had a .30 second time...
Mar 12, 2012 - Summer Season Returning Swimmer Registration
Registration for returning swimmers for the Summer Season and Stroke Clinic will begin Monday March 19th . All returning swimmers families will be receiving and e-mail prior to Monday with group ass...
Mar 12, 2012 - Marlins Compete at Illinois Swimming Age Group Championships
Five Marlins: Jonathan Wu 50 & 100 breast, Kristin Anderson 50 free, Melissa Rose 100 & 200 Breast, Jordan Kalina 500 & 1650 Free 200 fly, Andrew Mueller 100 & 200 back, represented the Blue Marlins...
Mar 12, 2012 - New Swimmer Registration
New Swimmer Registration begins March 26th. All new swimmers must be evaluated by the Blue Marlins Coaching Staff prior to Registration. Try-outs will take place the week of March 19th-23rd from 6pm...
Mar 10, 2012 - Updates From AG Champs
Friday- Melissa Rose went 1:08.82 and made finals. She finished 16th in finals. Jonathan Wu competed in the 50 breast. Saturday- Kristin Anderson competed in the 50 free. Melissa Rose dropped 4 second...
Mar 8, 2012 - 11-12 Girls & 13-14 Boys Win District Crowns
The 2012 Chicago District Championship was a huge success thanks to the many Blue Marlins Parents who helped to make it the Best District Meet ever. A very special thank you goes to Amanda Mueller an...
Feb 26, 2012 - Marlins Have Great Swims at Chicago District Classic
Our 13 Chicago District Classic Swimmers had some really great swims to end their season with several grabbing high point trophies. Thank you to Lake County YMCA for hosting this meet. Congratulat...
Feb 26, 2012 - USA Marlins Kickoff Championship Season at ISI Regionals
Our USA Marlins have several Great swims at ISI Regional Championships Congratulations to our Top Three Finishers Jonathan Wu 1st Place 10 & Under 100 Yard Breaststroke Emma Toth 3rd Place 14 & Unde...
Feb 25, 2012 - Updates From Regionals
Friday Night: Maggie Menso time drop 200 Breast Ellie Menso time drop & 7th place finish 1000 Free Emma Toth time drop & 7th place finish 1000 Free. Maggie Menso time drop & 7th place finish 400 IM. S...
Feb 25, 2012 - Good Luck To Sebastian Piekarski At IHSA Finals Today!
The Blue Marlins wish Sebastian & his relay team good luck at finals today for the IHSA State Swim Meet! Swim Fast!
Feb 20, 2012 - Marlins Go For Last Qualifying Times at Lattof
Great job by all our swimmers who achieved new Qualifying Times and thanks to Lattof for hosting a great meet that was over in 3 hours. Congratulations to the following Swimmer on their New Team R...
Dec 30, 2011 - Good Luck to all our Swimmers for a Great Season Go Marlins
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Dec 29, 2011 - USA Blue Marlins Kickoff Season at Highland Park
(Congratulations to the following Swimmers on their New Team Records) Andrew Mueller: Men's 13-14 50 Yard Backstroke (29.08) (Congratulations to the Following Swimmers on their All Best Times) Jess...
Dec 29, 2011 - Marlins Race on Down to INDY for Riviera Fall Invitational at the NAT
(Congratulations to the following Double Digit Dropper) Nolan Hare 100 Yard Back
Dec 29, 2011 - Marlins Take 1st at Swamp Meet
(Congratulations to the Following Swimmers on their All Best Times) Olivia Buchwak, Adra Clayton, Cole Clayton, Alex Dong, Megan Harley, Emily Havard, Johnny Lagoni, Charlotte Lucas, Patrick Meny, Sam...
Dec 29, 2011 - Marlins Pick their Distance at Pick your Poison Pentathlon
(Congratulations to the following Swimmers on their New Team Records) Emma Toth: Women's 13-14 100 Yard Individual Medley (1:10.00) Sebastian Piekarski: Men's 15-21 50 Yard Butterfly (25.31), Me...
Dec 29, 2011 - Marlins Return to Seahorse Invite
(Congratulations to the Following Swimmers on their All Best Times) John Arendsee, Ian Crandall
Dec 29, 2011 - Marlins Win Both Ends of Double Dual
(Congratulations to the following Swimmers on their New Team Records * Indicates New Pool Record) Emma Toth: Women's 13-14 500 Yard Freestyle (5:41.25)* (Congratulations to the following Swimmers o...
Dec 29, 2011 - Marlins Go the Distance at Chicago District Distance Meet
Congratulations to the following Swimmers on their New Team Records * Indicates New Pool Record) Emma Toth: Women's 13-14 1650 Yard Freestyle (19:51.66)* Jordan Kalina: Men's 13-14 1650 Yard Fre...
Dec 29, 2011 - EXCELLENCE IN THE MAKING
If you have questions or are interested in joining please call Head Coach Darby Brtva at (847)359-2400 Ext. 5234 or by E-mail at dbrtva@ymcachicago.org
Dec 29, 2011 - Marlins Continue USA Season at Woodstock Splashtastic
(Congratulations to the following Swimmers on their New Team Records) Grace Grzybek: Women's 13-14 200 Yard Backstroke (2:25.69) Melissa Rose: Women's 13-14 200 Yard Breaststroke (2:41.79) (C...
Dec 29, 2011 - Marlins 10 & Unders Compete and Wonder Meet
(Congratulations to our High Point Winners) Jeffery Lu 6&Under Boys 1st Place Felix Lu 7 Year Old Boys 2nd Place Maggie O'Brian 8 Year Old Girls 2nd Place Alison Schnura 9 Year Old Girls 3rd Place (Co...
Dec 29, 2011 - Marlins Travel South To Lincoln Way Holiday Splash
(Congratulations to the following Swimmers on their New Team Records) Jordan Kalina: Men's 13-14 500 Yard Freestyle (5:10.50)
Dec 29, 2011 - The Complete Palatine Swim Team!
Congratulations to our National Qualifiers Marisa Barton on achieving a National Short and Long Course Time in the 50 & 100 Freestyle Melissa Rose on achieving a National Short and Long Course Time in...
Dec 29, 2011 - Marlins Take 2nd at Out of Shape
(Congratulations to the Following Swimmers on their All Best Times) Selma Durtovic, Jesse Huang, Molly Kleinfeldt, Katelyn Kurrie, Johnny Lagoni, Arnas Maciunas, Grant Matthews, Astrid Meza, Michael P...
Dec 29, 2011 - Marlins Travel North of the Border and Compete at Monster Mash
(Congratulations to the following Swimmers on their New Team Records) Sebastian Piekarski: Men's 15-21 50 Yard Butterfly (25.74), Men's 15-21 100 Yard Freestyle (51.06) (Congratulations to the Foll...
Dec 29, 2011 - Marlins take 2nd at Gender Wars
(Congratulations to the following Swimmers on their New Team Records) Jordan Kalina: Men's 13-14 200 Yard Freestyle (1:59.04) (Congratulations to the Following Swimmers on their All Best Times) ...