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Jun 20, 2021 - White Group Split: Reasoning & Advantages
Hello Swim Families, As I said in my previous update, the White group will continue to practice alongside the Minnows from 11:50 am to 12:50 pm for the remainder of the summer season. This is advantag...
Jun 20, 2021 - Practice Update 6/21 - 6/25
Hello Swim Families! Thank you for all of your help at our swim meet this weekend! I believe the meet was a great success and I hope everyone is happy to (finally) be racing again! Please note that we...
Jun 13, 2021 - Practice Schedule Update -- Platinum, Blue & White
Hello Swim Families! I have received some feedback regarding the length of practices, and after speaking with the President of our Board of Directors, we have decided to modify the practice schedule t...
Jun 9, 2021 - Swim Practice June 14th - 18th
Hello Swim Families! It's been a great first week back in the water, and I'm so happy things are starting to get back to normal! I hope you're all adjusting well and enjoying the time back together as...
Jun 6, 2021 - Practice June 7th -- June 11th
Hello Swim Families! First off, I want to offer a very well-earned congratulations to all of the swimmers that competed in the Blaisdell Beach Bash in Topeka this weekend! We all know what this team h...
Jun 3, 2021 - Practice Friday, June 4th
Hello Swim Families! Please note that tomorrow, Friday, June 4th, there will be no Minnows practice as my presence is required in Topeka at the Blaisdell Beach Bash swim meet where a number of our o...
Jun 2, 2021 - Bring a Swimsuit... In the Water 6/3/2021
Hello Swim Families! After careful consideration, we have decided to go ahead and get in the water tomorrow, Thursday, June 3rd! Please see the following SWIM times for each group as we are NOT starti...
Jun 1, 2021 - Minnows Dryland Schedule
Hello Swim Families! Please be advised that the Minnows group will meet for dryland at City Park Pool from 11:50 am to 12:30 pm Wednesday, June 2nd, and Thursday, June 3rd. Friday's practice (June 4th...
Jun 1, 2021 - Practice Update for June 2nd, 2021
Hello Swim Families! Please note that due to water temperatures the White, Blue, and Platinum Groups will again be having dryland instead of swimming. Dryland will take place from 8:00 am to 9:30 am ...
May 31, 2021 - What is "Dryland" Anyways?
Hello Swim Families! This is just a quick post meant to define the term dryland . To a non-swimmer or those new to swimming, "dryland" seems like an odd term. Sure, swimming takes place in the water,...
May 31, 2021 - Practice Update for June 1st, 2021
Hello Swim Families! Due to the cold weather, rain, and chilly water temperatures at City Park Pool, we will NOT be swimming tomorrow, June 1st, as originally planned. Our swimmers and their health a...
May 27, 2021 - Dryland Schedule (No More Saturdays!)
Hello Swim Families! Please note that there will be NO DRYLAND this Saturday, May 29th. Repeat: NO DRYLAND SATURDAY, MAY 29th! Going forward, there will be no Saturday dryland for the summer. Below is...
May 26, 2021 - Searching for assistant coaches
The Manhattan Marlins are searching for assistant coaches. This includes volunteer positions for our high school swimmers to assist with our youngest swim group (Minnows) during the lunch hour. Please...
May 25, 2021 - Blaisdell Beach Bash Swim Meet
Hello Swim Families! I was asked by a couple of interested swimmers if our team would be competing at the upcoming Blaisdell Beach Bash swim meet in Topeka the weekend of June 4th, 5th, and 6th . Or...
May 25, 2021 - Practice Times - Morning Swim Practices & Dryland
Hello Swim Families! It is an exciting time as we are so close to getting back in the water! Please note that NEXT TUESDAY, JUNE 1st we will begin swimming at City Park Pool! SWIM practice times are...
Apr 26, 2021 - Register for the Manhattan Marlins Swim Team
Greetings Marlins Swim Families: After a year of pausing most of our swim activities, it is time to get back to pool and register your swimmer(s) for the summer 2021 swim team. We are ecstatic to be...
Apr 21, 2021 - Summer 2021 Swim Meet Schedule - Minnows & Newcomers
Hello Swim Families! This is a quick update of the summer 2021 swim meet schedule intended for Minnows and new swim families. To clarify, a "new swim family" will constitute anyone who has joined the ...
Apr 14, 2021 - Summer 2021 Swim Meet Schedule
Hello Swim Families! I am very excited for us to finally get back to racing this summer! Please see the meet schedule for the upcoming summer season. All swimmers are expected to attend a minimum of ...
Apr 8, 2021 - Marlins hire Coach Reid Carlson
We are excited to announce that Reid Carlson is the new head coach of the Manhattan Marlins swim team! Coach Carlson comes to the Marlins from Evolution Aquatics in North Carolina, where he coached si...
Mar 18, 2021 - Good news - Marlins getting back in the water!
Greetings Marlins Swim Families: A year ago, we sent out a notice that our swim practices & meets were suspended due to Covid-19. While we were able to swim in Alma, KS during the summer, our last swi...
Jan 8, 2021 - Dryland practice resumes on Saturdays at 1pm
Greetings, We will have a dryland practice this Saturday from 1:00-2:15 pm at the City Park Pool parking lot. We moved to the afternoon for warmer temperatures. We will continue to host Saturday pract...
Dec 18, 2020 - No dryland practice Dec 19 & 26
We are not having dryland practice this Saturday (Dec 19) or next Saturday (Dec 26). We will see if there are options for dryland practices in January. We look forward to a better 2021 swimming season...
Nov 12, 2020 - Dryland Practices Continue
We will continue to have dryland practices on Saturday mornings at 8:30am in City Park including this Satruday, Nov. 14 8:30-9:30 (12 & under) 8:30-9:45 (13+) Meet at the City Park pool parking lot wh...
Oct 28, 2020 - Meeting / Dryland Practice Saturday 8:30am
Greetings Marlins: This Saturday, Oct. 31 from 8:30am-9:45am we are gathering together at the City Park pool parking lot. Our time will be spent in three ways: 1) Celebrating the life of Wyatt Balman,...
Oct 14, 2020 - Marlins Family Loss
Marlins Swim Families: We have heavy hearts for the tragic loss of Wyatt Balman, a beloved member of our swim family. Wyatt swam for the Marlins. This past summer he helped coach our team in Alma. Mos...
Sep 29, 2020 - Dryland Practice & Swim Workouts
Dryland Practice & Swim Workouts Update: As we wait for a pool to reopen that will allow us to conduct team practices, we have a few options for your swimmer: 1) Dryland practice this Saturday morni...
Sep 2, 2020 - Board Update (pools and dryland practice poll)
Greetings Marlins Swim Families: Thanks for making the past 2 months of swim practices and 4 months of dry land practices a success. A few announcements to keep you updated on the Marlins PRACTICE ...
Aug 13, 2020 - MARLINS UPDATE
Hello Marlins Families! WE have had an amazing summer as a team, despite many curveballs being thrown our way. The City of Alma was great to work with to get pool time for our swimmers. Tomorrow is ...
Jun 1, 2020 - Board update - dues & dryland schedule shift
Greetings Marlins Swim Families: Two quick announcements to keep you updated on our team FINANCES/DUES: You have been billed ½ of the monthly dues for June. If we start swimming in June, we may need...
Apr 22, 2020 - Dryland Practices Available - Board update
Greetings Marlins Swim Families: We continue to hope that you are doing well and adjusting to the numerous changes in response to COVID-19. The Marlins Board met on Monday, April 20 th . Here are thre...
Apr 6, 2020 - Christopher Clemons hired as Manhattan Marlins Interim Head Coach!
We are excited to announce that Christopher Clemons is the new interim head coach of the Manhattan Marlins. Many of you know Chris as the Head Age Group coach for the Marlins. He has done an excellent...
Mar 18, 2020 - Update from Marlins Board
Greetings Marlins Swim Families: We hope that you are doing well and adjusting to the numerous changes in response to COVID-19. The Marlins Board met on Monday, March 16 th and outlined a short-term ...
Mar 18, 2020 - Best Wishes to Coach Taylor
Coach Taylor Leaving Marlins It is with a certain sense of sadness that I must inform the members of the Manhattan Marlins that I have tendered my resignation, to be effective shortly, as your Head Sw...
Mar 15, 2020 - Marlins March Ft. Riley Swim Practices Canceled
Our March Ft. Riley swim practices, scheduled to begin on Monday, March 16th and run through Saturday, March 28th, have been canceled. We have no future swim practices scheduled at this time. Stay tun...
Mar 12, 2020 - Coronavirus Claims Marlins Swimming as Victim!
USA Swimming has banned all swim meet competitions for the next 30 days. The Nat is closed to the Marlins until Monday, March 29th, tentatively. Alternate practice plans are being sought out. Stay tun...
Mar 2, 2020 - Marlins Big Splash @ Short Course Finale
13 Manhattan Marlins swimmers competed in the 2020 MVS Short Course finale this past weekend in Lenexa, KS. And what a highly competitive Short Course Championship meet it was! And, as usual, our Mar...
Mar 2, 2020 - Marlins Finish Short Course in MVS Top 10
Mar 2, 2020 - Congratulations Sam Staedtler!
Congratulations to Sam Staedtler, our February 2020 Manhattan Marlins Swimmer of the Month! Go Marlins!
Feb 24, 2020 - Marlins Win Titles @ Districts!
20 Manhattan Marlins swimmers wiggled their dorsal fins this past weekend @ the 2020 MVS Short Course District Championships South. As usual, the meet was held @ the Garvey Aquatic Center in Wichita. ...
Feb 19, 2020 - Congratulations Sierra Fitzmayer!
Congratulations to Sierra Fitzmayer, our January 2020 Manhattan Marlins Swimmer of the Month! Go Marlins!
Feb 11, 2020 - Road to Tokyo II Swim Meet Canceled
The Road to Tokyo II swim meet, scheduled for early March in Lawrence, was just canceled. Apologies all-around to those who were planning to compete @ this Long Course swim meet. But don't worry, it w...
Feb 10, 2020 - Marlins Punch Ticket @ Presidential Invite
The Marlins entered the political debates, during these political times, by seeing to it that their Presidential Fast Swim Tickets were punched this past weekend @ the 2020 Presidential Invite in Wich...
Feb 9, 2020 - Conngratulations Sam Staedtler!
Congratulations to Sam Staedtler, who has been promoted to the Platinum Group, effective immediately! Go Marlins!
Jan 27, 2020 - Marlins Swim in the Aqua Freeze
9 Manhattan Marlins splashed their dorsal fins in the cozy confines of the Heskett Center's Wiedemann Natatorium this past weekend to compete in the 2020 Aqua Freeze swim meet. Hosted by the Wichita A...
Jan 16, 2020 - Congratulations Collin Bunger & Ryder Karl!
Congratulations to Collin Bunger & Ryder Karl, who have been promoted to the Blue Group, effective immediately. Go Marlins!
Jan 12, 2020 - Marlins Melt the Ice in Salina
20 Manhattan Marlins swimmers braved the winter conditions to compete in the 2020 Salina Ice Melt swim meet this past weekend. The meet organizers must have known we were coming: to name the swim meet...
Jan 7, 2020 - Marlins Win True Blue Igloos
Two dozen Marlins swimmers competed this past weekend in the 2020 True Blue Igloo swim meet. The Prelims/Finals swim meet was held @ the Capitol Federal Natatorium in Topeka, & our Marlins swimmers sw...
Dec 31, 2019 - Congratulations Ruth Perez!
Congratulations to Ruth Perez, our December 2019 Manhattan Marlins Swimmer of the Month! Go Marlins!
Dec 31, 2019 - Congratulations Avery Inman!
Congratulations to Avery Inman, who has been promoted to the Platinum Group, effective immediately. Go Marlins!
Dec 16, 2019 - Ruth Perez Reassumes Team Lead in Lenexa
A dozen Marlins swimmers competed this past weekend at the 2019 Midwest Winter Classic. The event was held at the brand new & very posh (if not a touch cramped) Shawnee Mission School District Aquatic...
Dec 9, 2019 - Delaney Saucier Leads Marlins @ Qualifier
14 Marlins swimmers made the all-too familiar trek down to the Garvey Aquatic Center pool in Wichita this past weekend to seek some more qualifying sports in next weekend's Winter Classic. Yes, it was...
Dec 4, 2019 - A Dozen Marlins Currently Ranked in MVS Top 10
A dozen Manhattan Marlins swimmers are currently ranked in the MVS Top 10 in one or more individual events each. Leading the way is Ruth Perez, who is currently ranked that high in as many as 10 event...
Nov 30, 2019 - Congratulations Hannah Austin!
Congratulations to Hannah Austin, our November 2019 Manhattan Marlins Swimmer of the Month!
Nov 18, 2019 - Marlins Victorious in Platte City
18 Marlins swimmers swam upstream this past weekend - all the way to Platte City, MO to compete in this year's TST Fall Round-up. As usual, many of the Kansas City area teams were on-hand to ensure th...
Nov 18, 2019 - Congratulations Kayden Matteson!
Congratulations Kayden Matteson, who has been promoted to the Blue Group, effective immediately! Go Marlins!
Nov 18, 2019 - Congratulations Kameron Felice, Corbin Madden & Bella Rey
Congratulations to Kameron Felice, Corbin Madden & Bella Rey, who have been promoted to the White Group, effective immediately! Go Marlins!
Nov 5, 2019 - Kudos Monster Splash Volunteers!
Many thanks to all the Volunteers who made this year's Monster Splash the success that it was! The meet went off seemingly without a single hitch. Now let's do it again this summer! Go Marlins!
Nov 3, 2019 - Congratulations Sierra Fitzmayer!
Congratulations to Sierra Fitzmayer, who has been promoted to the White Group effective immediately. Go Marlins!
Nov 3, 2019 - Marlins Ghoulish @ Monster Splash
The Manhattan Marlins hosted its annual Halloween Season swim meet this past weekend - The 2019 Monster Splash. 10 teams competed, bringing together slightly over 200 competitors for the weekend. Not ...
Oct 31, 2019 - Congratulations Max Steffensmeier!
Congratulations to Max Steffensmeier, our October 2019 Manhattan Marlins Swimmer of the Month!
Oct 14, 2019 - Marlins Fling the Bait in Salina
30 Manhattan Marlins swimmers schooled-up & invaded the calm waters of Salina this past weekend for its annual Fall Fling. And in typical Marlins fashion, we dominated those waters, flinging free of a...
Sep 30, 2019 - Congratulations Syoma Zharkov!
Congratulations to Syoma Zharkov, our, September 2019, Manhattan Marlins Swimmer of the Month! Go Marlins!
Sep 23, 2019 - Marlins Open Short Course Long Course
Our 2019-20 Short Course Season opened its meet schedule this past Sunday in Lawrence. And of all things, the meet was Long Course! Ad Astra hosted the first of 2 Olympic-motivated swim meets this sea...
Sep 12, 2019 - Reminder Swimmers: NO GUM!
Remember Marlins swimmers: gum & swimming pools don't mix. NO GUM! Go Marlins!
Sep 5, 2019 - Congratulations Jerry Murray!
Congratulations to Jerry Murray, who has been promoted to the Blue Group, effective immediately. Go Marlins!
Aug 28, 2019 - Congratulations Sara Amtoft!
Congratulations Sara Amtoft, who has been promoted to the White Group, effective immediately! Go Marlins!
Aug 27, 2019 - Congratulations Sophia Hoeme & Alexi Baker!
Congratulations to Sophia Hoeme & Alexi Baker, who have both been promoted to the White Group, effective immediately. Go Marlins!
Aug 26, 2019 - Congratulations Anya Smith & Ethan Birkhead!
Congratulations to Anya Smith & Ethan Birkhead, who have both been promoted to the White Group, effective immediately. Go Marlins!
Aug 19, 2019 - 2018-19 Marlins Annual Awards
Our Manhattan Marlins 2018-19 Annual Awards Banquet was held @ the beautiful Blue Vista Resort in Randolph this past Sunday. A large number of Marlins swimmers & families were on hand to enjoy the bea...
Aug 19, 2019 - Marlins Achieve Top 10 Rankings
Missouri Valley Swimming has posted its final Top 10 Rankings for all 9 & Over events from the 2019 Long Course Season. 13 of our Marlins swimmers finished ranked in the Top 10 in 32 events (see below...
Aug 17, 2019 - Congratulations Xander Say & Craig Graves!
The inaugural 2019 Manhattan Marlins Miniature Golf Championships went off without a hitch @ Wildcat Creek. Many of our swimmers as well as quite a few of our swim parents competed. Xander Say won the...
Jul 30, 2019 - Marlins Tough @ Long Course Champs
This has been a tough Long Course Season for our Marlins swimmers. It started off in the cold & wind & rain & flooding of our most unusual Spring here in the Flint Hills. Our training pools were close...
Jul 30, 2019 - Congratulations Will Graves!
Congratulations to Will Graves, our July 2019 Manhattan Marlins Swimmer of the Month!
Jul 22, 2019 - Mitchell Bunger Leads Marlins Charge @ Districts
Mitchell Bunger led a charge of 16 Marlins swimmers this past weekend @ The 2019 MVS LC Districts West. The meet was held in Wichita & served as a last chance opportunity to qualify for this weekend's...
Jul 15, 2019 - Marlins Wave Their Fins in Lawrence
21 Marlins swimmers leaped, soared, dashed & splashed their way to some fine swims this past weekend - causing some waves of their own in Lawrence, KS. The 2019 Wave the Wheat swim meet was hosted by ...
Jul 12, 2019 - Congratulations Max Steffensmeier!
Congratulations to Max Steffensmeier, our June 2019 Manhattan Marlins Swimmer of the Month!
Jul 2, 2019 - "Athlete Rocket Fuel" for Breakfast Re-Issue
All Marlins should know what all other athletes have known for years: what to have for breakfast! Read below. Go Marlins! In a world of green juice and chia seed pudding, this age-old dish is the orig...
Jun 24, 2019 - Marlins Navigate Treacherous Waters in Lincoln
5 Marlins swimmers braved the treacherous conditions of Woods Park Pool in Lincoln, NE this past weekend to invade the 2019 Lincoln Select Capitol City Classic. Intermittent lightning storms, unpredic...
Jun 18, 2019 - Little Apples Shine in Manhattan!
2019 turned out to be a good year for apples in Manhattan: at least little apples. Crisp. And such was the 2019 version of the Manhattan Marlins Little Apple Invitational. The meet went off before a s...
Jun 10, 2019 - Riley & Jack Fast in Wichita
Marlins swimmers Riley Bishop & Jack Dunn swam this past weekend in the 2019 Summer Sizzler, which was hosted by the Wichita Aqua Shocks. Coach Jacob was on hand to help guide our 2 young swimmers to ...
Jun 8, 2019 - Congratulations Riley Bishop!
Congratulations to Riley Bishop, our May 2019 Manhattan Marlins Swimmer of the Month! Moreover, Riley is now Ranked #1 in MVS in the Boys 8 & Under 50M Breaststroke (:55.11) & 100M Breaststroke (1:53....
May 29, 2019 - Marlins Soar @ Air Capitol Invite
16 Marlins swimmers competed @ the 2019 Air Capitol Invite in Wichita this past weekend. The competition was fierce, as teams from the Kansas City area, Oklahoma & Nebraska, as well as the powerful ho...
May 21, 2019 - MVS All-Academic Team Applications Due 7/31
Applications are now due for those Marlins swimmers seeking placement on the Missouri Valley Swimming All-Academic Team. The deadline is July 31st. Interested Marlins should visit the MVS website, cl...
May 21, 2019 - USA Swimming SafeSport National Policy Athlete Abuse
The Executive Director of Missouri Valley Swimming, Scott Bliss, has issued the below alert to a shift in our USA Swimming National SafeSport Program. This affects all athletes 18 years of age, or old...
May 17, 2019 - Congratulations Myles Torneden!
Congratulations to Myles Torneden, our 2018-19 Manhattan Marlins Bad Dive Competition Champion! Go Marlins!
May 17, 2019 - Marlins Practice Changes & Updates
REMINDER: We will have swim practices this weekend @ FT. Riley Long Gym pool: May 18, Saturday 10:30 AM-12:30 PM (White Groups swims @ 11) & May 19, Sunday 4-6 PM (White Group swims @ 4:30). Next week...
May 8, 2019 - Congratulations Ruth Perez!
Congratulations to Ruth Perez, our April 2019 Manhattan Marlins Swimmer of the Month!
Apr 28, 2019 - Marlins Open LC Season in Wichita
18 Marlins swimmers competed in the 2019 OZ Classic this past weekend. Hosted by the Wichita Swim Club, the event marked the first of 3 consecutive trips to Wichita to open our 2019 Long Course Season...
Apr 21, 2019 - Marlins Thank Justin Kuhlman!
The Manhattan Marlins would like to thank Coach Justin Kuhlman for his 5 years of dedicated service to our swim community. Justin has coached his last practice with us and is heading to Kansas City fo...
Apr 7, 2019 - Ruth Perez Shines in California
Even if the weather didn't shine in Southern California @ the inaugural, Mission Viejo-hosted, 2019 ISCA West Elite Showcase, Marlins swimmer Ruth Perez sure did. Competing against some of the very fi...
Mar 30, 2019 - Congratulations Hannah Austin!
Congratulations to Hannah Austin, our March 2019 Manhattan Marlins Swimmer of the Month. Go Marlins!
Mar 11, 2019 - Blaise Hayden & Myles Torneden Compete @ Sectionals
Manhattan Marlins swimmers Blaise Hayden & Myles Torneden both competed this past week @ The 2019 USA Swimming Region 8 Spring Sectionals. The meet was held @ The Mizzou Aquatic Center on the campus o...
Feb 27, 2019 - Congratulations Max Steffensmeier!
Congratulations to Max Steffensmeier, our February 2019 Manhattan Marlins Swimmer of the Month. Go Marlins!
Feb 25, 2019 - Marlins Spear Competition @ Short Course Champs
19 Marlins swimmers competed in the 2019 Missouri Valley Swimming Short Course Championships this past weekend in Wichita. The meet is difficult to qualify for, intensely competitive & very exhausting...
Feb 19, 2019 - Marlins Surprise @ 2019 District South Champs
21 Marlins made the snowy trek down to Wichita this past weekend to compete in the final qualifying meet of this Short Course Season: the 2019 MVS District South Championships. At stake were automatic...
Feb 18, 2019 - Congratulations Riley Bishop & Koby Jones!
Congratulations to Riley Bishop & Koby Jones, who have been promoted to the White Group, effective immediately. Go Marlins!
Feb 10, 2019 - Marlins Ready @ Shortened 2019 MAL Champs
16 Marlins swimmers competed in this year's 2019 MAL Champs @ the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center. This year's version, which featured an unfortunate cancellation of all Sunday events, due to an uninte...
Feb 5, 2019 - Big Jack Fevos Top 7 Year Old!
A belated Happy Birthday goes out to Big Jack Fevos, who turned 8 years old on Monday, February 4th! And with this birthday, our young Marlins swimmer brings to a close one of the more successful 7 ye...
Jan 30, 2019 - Congratulations Jaxson Fevos!
Congratulations to Big Jack Fevos, who has been promoted to the White Group, effective immediately. Go Marlins!
Jan 30, 2019 - Congratulations Will Graves!
Congratulations to Will Graves, our January 2019 Manhattan Marlins Swimmer of the Month! Go Marlins!
Jan 29, 2019 - Congratulations Alex Fevos & Syoma Zharkov!
Congratulations to Alex Fevos & Syoma Zharkov, who have both been promoted to the Blue Group, effective immediately. Go Marlins!
Jan 29, 2019 - Congratulations Emily & Katie Madden!
Congratulations to Emily & Katie Madden, who have both been promoted to the Blue Group, effective immediately. Go Marlins!
Jan 29, 2019 - Congratulations Hannah Austin & Will Graves!
Congratulations to Hannah Austin & Will Graves, who have both been promoted to the Platinum Group, effective immediately. Go Marlins!
Jan 27, 2019 - Marlins Shocking in Wichita
13 Manhattan Marlins made the trip down to Wichita this past weekend to compete in the Wichita Aqua Shocks' 2019 Aqua Freeze. The Aqua Shocks swim & compete in the cramped quarters of the Heskett Cent...
Jan 13, 2019 - Marlins Melt the Ice in Salina
22 Marlins swimmers made the trek to Salina this past weekend to compete in the 2019 Salina Ice Melt. Fortunately, the initial call for very bad winter weather never really came to fruition, and so, t...
Jan 7, 2019 - Marlins Invade Icy Waters of Topeka Blue Igloo
A school of 33 Marlins invaded the icy waters of Topeka this past weekend in the 2019 True Blue Igloo swim meet. The Prelims/Finals meet was held @ the very fine Capitol Federal Natatorium & served as...
Dec 30, 2018 - Congratulations Blaise Hayden!
Congratulations to Blaise Hayden, our Manhattan Marlins December 2018 Swimmer of the Month! Go Marlins!
Dec 26, 2018 - Congratulations Ruth Perez: MVS All-Star!
Congratulations to Ruth Perez, our lone Manhattan Marlins swimmer to be selected to the 2019 MVS All-Star Team! Ruth will be competing in multiple events mid-January in Elkhorn, NE as one of Team MVS ...
Dec 20, 2018 - Congratulations Rose Tanona!
Congratulations to Rose Tanona, who has been promoted to the White Group, effective immediately. Go Marlins!
Dec 10, 2018 - Ruth Perez Class of the Field @ Winter Classic
It was Championship Time, once again, in Lawrence this past weekend as MVS held its mid-term meet - The Winter Classic. And, once again, some exceptionally fine Championship-style medals were in the o...
Dec 2, 2018 - Cummings Leads Marlins Charge
This past weekend, Faith Cummings led a charge of 15 Marlins swimmers into Wichita to compete in this year's Winter Qualifier. At stake were some serious bragging rights, as well as qualifying for sev...
Dec 1, 2018 - Congratulations Ruth Perez!
Congratulations to Ruth Perez, our Manhattan Marlins November 2018 Swimmer of the Month! Go Marlins!
Nov 28, 2018 - Marlins Summer Team Training Trip to Colorado
Our 2019 Manhattan Marlins Team Training trip this summer to Colorado appears to be a Go! Now we simply need swimmers & families to sign-up. The plan is to open the 55 bus seats to Platinum swimmers &...
Nov 19, 2018 - Marlins Spear Competition in Platte City
16 Manhattan Marlins swimmers competed in a Kansas City area swim meet over the weekend - The 2018 TST Fall Round-up. The meet was attended by all the best Kansas City has to offer, including: Kansas ...
Nov 6, 2018 - Marlins Post Fast Times in Columbia
14 Marlins made the 4 hour trek to Columbia, MO this past weekend to compete @ The Mizzou Aquatic Center in the early season 2018 Jim Devine Memorial Invitational. The meet, due to its location & magn...
Oct 30, 2018 - Congratulations Myles Torneden!
Congratulations to Myles Torneden, our October 2018 Manhattan Marlins Swimmer of the Month! Go Marlins!
Oct 28, 2018 - Marlins Monster Splash Spooktacular!
The 2018 version of our Marlins Short Course swim meet - The Monster Splash - went off without a moment of rest this past weekend @ The Nat. 52 Marlins skeletons swam, as nearly 170 other ghoulish inv...
Oct 16, 2018 - Marlins Dominant in Salina!
30 Marlins swimmers made the trip this year to compete in the 2018 Salina Fall Fling. This particular meet is especially well-suited to developmental & novice swimmers, which our team took advantage o...
Oct 10, 2018 - New Swim Family Tab Completed
In an effort to transition new swim families into all things Marlins, the New Swim Family tab, which has been under construction these past few months, is now, for the most part, completed. Be certa...
Oct 7, 2018 - Marlins Compete in 1st Meet of Season
Our Manhattan Marlins swimmers, 19 of them anyway, braved the heavy rains this past weekend to compete in the Topeka Swim Association IMX Challenge, which represented our initial competition this 2018...
Sep 30, 2018 - Congratulations Hannah Austin!
Congratulations to Hannah Austin, our September 2018 Manhattan Marlins Swimmer of the Month! Go Marlins!
Sep 29, 2018 - Reminder Marlins Sunday Swim Practice
Just a quick reminder about our Marlins Sunday swim practice! If any swimmer missed a practice during the week that was planned here is the chance to make it up! Coach Taylor announced earlier that th...
Sep 17, 2018 - Tentative Marlins 2019 Long Course Meet Schedule Posted
Our tentative 2019 Manhattan Marlins Long Course Swim Meet Schedule is now posted to our Events tab on our website. Go Marlins!
Sep 12, 2018 - ANNOUNCING: Addition of Marlins Sunday Practice Hours!
The Manhattan Marlins are pleased to announce the addition of Sunday swim practice hours, effective immediately! The management @ Eyster Pool on Ft. Riley has agreed to a 4-6 PM Marlins swim practice ...
Sep 10, 2018 - Notice of Practice Change @ Ft. Riley
Effective immediately, there is a practice time change @ Ft. Riley. On Mondays & Wednesdays only, all practices, including the Red Group, will now be scheduled to begin @ 5:30 PM. On those to days, th...
Sep 9, 2018 - Congratulations Jack Dunn!
Congratulations to Jack Dunn, who has been promoted to the White Group! Go Marlins!
Sep 9, 2018 - Ruth Perez Named Marlins 2017-18 Swimmer of the Year
The Manhattan Marlins held its annual Awards Banquet Saturday @ the KSU Wabash Cannon Bowling Center. The large crowd of swimmers & their families was treated to an enjoyable dinner, which included a ...
Sep 7, 2018 - Congratulations Larissa Hudson!
Congratulations to Larissa Hudson, who has been promoted to the White Group! Go Marlins!
Sep 3, 2018 - Marlins Dryland Location Flooded
The new location for our Marlins Dryland has been flooded. The building was filled with 7 feet of water this morning. @ 3 PM this afternoon it was down to 3 ft of water. So, as of now, most of our equ...
Sep 3, 2018 - Marlins Dryland Equipment Successfully Recovered From Flood
Our new Manhattan Marlins Dryland equipment was successfully recovered from our new location, which had been flooded. Although the damage to the building was extensive and is most likely terminal, we ...
Aug 15, 2018 - Congratulations Nico Ungerer!
Congratulations to Nico Ungerer, who has also been promoted to the Blue Group. Go Marlins!
Aug 11, 2018 - Marlins Swimmers Outrun Manhattan
It seems that even when the Manhattan Marlins aren't competing in the pool, they are still winning anyway. Such was the case today @ The 2018 City of Manhattan Just Try it Marathon. Winning in their r...
Aug 6, 2018 - 2018 USA Swimming LC National Champs Results Posted
The complete results from our 2018 USA Swimming Long Course National Championships are now posted in our Marlins Performance Reports folder of our Events tab. Happy reading! Go Marlins!
Aug 3, 2018 - Congratulations Renee Drayton!
Congratulations to Renee Drayton, our Manhattan Marlins, July 2018, Swimmer of the Month!
Aug 3, 2018 - Congratulations Sadie Lambert!
Congratulations to Sadie Lambert, who has also been promoted to the White Group. Go Marlins!
Aug 3, 2018 - Congratulations to All Promoted Practice Group Swimmers
Congratulations to the following Marlins swimmers who have been promoted to a higher Practice Group! Meredith Graves - Blue Group Avery Inman - Blue Group Jerry Murray - White Group Sam Staedtler - Bl...
Jul 30, 2018 - Renee Drayton Completes Summer Sweep
There must be something about Manhattan Marlins swimmer Renee Drayton & summer Long Course swim meets: something in the air, water, atmosphere, or maybe the stars align just so for her. For once the c...
Jul 23, 2018 - Chauncey, Francois Claim Championships
Paige Chauncey & Talia Francois led a strong contingent of Manhattan Marlins swimmers to Wichita this past weekend to compete in the 2018 MVS Long Course Districts West Championship. With many spots i...
Jul 13, 2018 - Vistaprint Promotional Products
While everyone is in a Champs T-shirt buying frame of mind, it is also time to learn about all the great vendors available to you on our Links tab. They are all there, including, as promised, Vistapri...
Jul 9, 2018 - Renee Drayton Swims Cold Turkey
Renee Drayton. That was the Marlins name to remember in our last outdoor Long Course swim meet in Lincoln. Renee Drayton. That was also the Marlins name to remember from our home outdoor Long Course m...
Jun 29, 2018 - Current Marlins Tops 21st Century
As you are all aware, USA Swimming produces various reports to afford its members the opportunity to see how they stack up nationally, regionally & locally against all our other swimmers. The IMX Repo...
Jun 27, 2018 - Congratulations Paige Chauncey, Payton Mills & Sarah Wainright!
Congratulations to Paige Chauncey, Payton Mills & Sarah Wainright, who have been promoted to our Platinum Group effective immediately. Go Marlins!
Jun 27, 2018 - Congratulations Renee Drayton!
Congratulations to Renee Drayton, our Manhattan Marlins, June 2018, Swimmer of the Month! Go Marlins!
Jun 26, 2018 - Marlins Achieve Time Standards in Lincoln
A Times, or better. That was the theme in Lincoln this past weekend, where 8 of our Marlins swimmers competed against the best from both Kansas & Nebraska in the highly competitive 2018 Lincoln Select...
Jun 18, 2018 - Nico Ungerer Posts Fast Swim @ Little Apple
The 2018 Little Apple Invitational went-off this past weekend seemingly without a hitch. Well over 150 competitors representing some 11 different teams, including a swimmer from California, enjoyed 2 ...
Jun 9, 2018 - Congratulations Hannah Austin & Mitchell Bunger
Congratulations to Hannah Austin & Mitchell Bunger! Hannah has been promoted from the White to the Blue Group, effective immediately, & Mitchell has been promoted from the Blue to the Platinum Group, ...
Jun 4, 2018 - Ruth Perez Re-Assumes Command in Blaisdell
Marlins swimmer Ruth Perez had not yet swum a Long Course meet this LC Season. In her absence, a few other Marlins swimmers had been stealing all the team headlines and scoring all the Hytek Points. W...
May 31, 2018 - Marlins 2018 Swim-A-Thon A Profound Success
The final numbers are in from our 2018 Manhattan Marlins Swim-A-Thon. What a profound success it was! It was nice to see everyone participating. It was even nicer to see everyone having more fun in wh...
May 30, 2018 - White Group Practice Change
Effective immediately, there is a small practice change (15 min) to announce for the White Group. AM practice @ the City Park Pool will now run from 6:15 AM to 7:45 AM, M-F. This will be necessary for...
May 30, 2018 - Marlins Masters Swimming
Attention all Older People! The Manhattan Marlins is now offering a wee bit of training time for you! On M-F, @ the City Park Pool, Masters swimmers may train for up to 90 minutes with the Marlins. A ...
May 30, 2018 - Congratulations Max Steffensmeier!
Congratulations to Max Steffensmeier, our May 2018 Manhattan Marlins Swimmer of the Month! Go Marlins!
May 29, 2018 - Congratulations Ruth Perez & Sydney Hicks
Congratulations to Ruth Perez & Sydney Hicks, who have both been promoted from the Blue Group to the Platinum Group, effective immediately. Go Marlins!
May 29, 2018 - Marlins Fast In Wichita Again!
11 Marlins swimmers made the inconvenient trek down to Wichita to compete on Memorial Day weekend in the 2018 Air Capitol Invite. The meet was fast! Multiple teams from Lincoln, NE and Oklahoma were o...
May 29, 2018 - Practice Cancellation Text Messages
Evidently, it is officially Thunderstorm Season here in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Okay. There are some things our swim families should know about this. The first is that we swim at the discretion of ...
May 17, 2018 - Congratulations Ethan Balman, Renee Drayton & Will Graves
Congratulations to Ethan Balman, Renee Drayton & Will Graves, who have been promoted to the Blue Group, effective immediately! Go Marlins!
May 16, 2018 - Ft. Riley Long Gym Pool Closure
Until further notice, the Ft. Riley Long Gym Pool will no longer be available to the Marlins on Wednesdays. However, we have been transferred, on all Wednesdays, to the Eyster Pool, where we normally ...
May 6, 2018 - Congratulations Faith Cummings!
And congratulations to Faith Cummings, who, after a long struggle with a shoulder injury, was promoted to the Platinum Group on May 1st! Go Marlins!
May 6, 2018 - Congratulations Morgan Day!
Congratulations to Morgan Day, who has been promoted to the Platinum Group effective immediately! Go Marlins!
Apr 30, 2018 - Congratulations Sophia Steffensmeier!
Congratulations to Sophia Steffensmeier, our Manhattan Marlins April 2018 Swimmer of the Month! Go Marlins!
Apr 30, 2018 - Marlins Open Long Course Season in Wichita
17 competition-hungry Marlins swimmers opened our 2018 Serious Season (Long Course) in Wichita this past weekend @ The 2018 OZ Classic. Many fine performances were turned in @ this very early season t...
Apr 20, 2018 - Swim-a-thon final update
Cheers to the swimmers for a successful swim-a-thon. Swimming 3 miles before most kids are out of bed is impressive. We can take last-minute donations and sponsorships until Monday, April 23. We have ...
Apr 9, 2018 - Congratulations Preston Harrison!
Congratulations to Preston Harrison , our March 2018 Manhattan Marlins Swimmer of the Month! Go Marlins!
Mar 12, 2018 - Preston Harrison Spearheads Marlins Efforts
Preston Harrison has not swum a lot of Marlins meets & events this 2017-18 Short Course Season, but when he has.......he has lead our Marlins efforts in grand Championship style! The 2018 Speedo Sprin...
Feb 28, 2018 - Congratulations Talia Francois!
Congratulations to Talia Francois , our February 2018 Manhattan Marlins Swimmer of the Month! Go Marlins!
Feb 26, 2018 - Preston Harrison, Blaise Hayden Win @ Short Course Champs!
As mentioned last week, it's not easy to win a Championship event....but an MVS Short Course Championship event....even harder! So if you get a shot to win the gold medal as a swimmer, you better get ...
Feb 18, 2018 - 7 Marlins Swimmers Crowned District Champions
Missouri Valley Swimming held their 2018 Short Course District Championship meets this past weekend. The Manhattan Marlins were sent South to Wichita to compete @ The Garvey Aquatic Center. 26 Marlins...
Feb 12, 2018 - Marlins Mighty @ MAL Champs
A dozen Marlins swimmers raced in the highly competitive 2018 MAL Champs this past weekend in Lawrence, KS. The meet was fast, even the Nationally-ranked Michael Andrew was on hand to compete. Neverth...
Feb 12, 2018 - Marlins 8 & Unders Compete in MAL Champs
7 of our fastest Marlins 8 & Under swimmers competed in the 2018 MAL 8 & Under Champs last Friday night. The Session was part of the larger 2018 Mid America League Championships for MVS swimmers who a...
Feb 4, 2018 - A Baker's Dozen Fit For A President
13 Marlins swimmers competed in the 3-day 2018 Presidential Invite in Wichita this past weekend. The meet served as our last chance, tune-up primary before Championship Season commences next weekend i...
Feb 1, 2018 - Congratulations Hannah Garner!
Congratulations to Hannah Garner, who has assumed the Manhattan Marlins team lead in the USA Swimming IM Extreme competition. Hannah's score of 3,748 points also ranks her 2nd in Missouri Valley Swimm...
Jan 31, 2018 - Congratulations LJ Romar!
Congratulations to LJ Romar , our January 2018 Manhattan Marlins Swimmer of the Month! Go Marlins!
Jan 29, 2018 - Marlins Mighty In Lincoln
25 Marlins swimmers made the trek to the Bob Devaney Sports Center, on the campus of the University of Nebraska, this past weekend to compete in the 2018 Lincoln Select Winterfest swim meet. Many stro...
Jan 21, 2018 - Marlins Win @ Salina!
10 different Marlins swimmers posted 30 event victories this past weekend @ the 2018 Salina Ice Melt swim meet. Included in the list of race winners were Arkadian Baumeister, Collin Bunger, Will Grave...
Jan 16, 2018 - Swim-Faster-Food: USA Swimming Campaign
USA Swimming has launched a new swimmer nutrition campaign entitled: Swim-Faster-Food . The program is designed to inform swimmers, and their families, what to eat not only for best health, but fo...
Jan 15, 2018 - Marlins Website Reminder
Your new Marlins website has been fully-loaded to place you not only in touch with all things Marlins, but the entire Swimming World ! The Team News , Events & Links tabs are your daily stop...
Jan 12, 2018 - Marlins Website Team News Tab
Ever wonder where all the Marlins Email News Blasts come from, or where you can read them at your leisure, or if Coach Taylor ever corrects his less than stellar typing? Well....it's in the Team Ne...
Jan 7, 2018 - Marlins Bring the Heat to True Blue Igloo
32 Marlins swimmers competed in the 2018 True Blue Igloo swim meet this past weekend in Topeka. And despite some very difficult air quality-related conditions @ the Capitol Federal Natatorium, many fi...
Dec 31, 2017 - LJ Romar Joins Marlins List of Top 5 Ranked!
A hearty Marlins Kudos also goes out to Marlins White Group swimmer LJ Romar , who is also currently posted with 5 X Top 5 Rankings in MVS. As a 9 year old girl, LJ is 2nd - 100 Breast; 3rd -...
Dec 30, 2017 - Marlins Swimmers Top-Ranked in MVS
Congratulations to Ruth Perez, Hannah Garner & Preston Harrison, who each posted Top 5 Single Age Rankings in all of Missouri Valley Swimming for the 2017 portion of the 2017-18 Short Course Season. L...
Dec 18, 2017 - Hannah Garner Okie Dokie in OK
Hannah Garner led a small contingent of 5 Marlins swimmers to the 26th Annual AESC Elite swim meet in Edmonds, OK this past weekend. Some very fast swimmers from all over the Central & Western United ...
Dec 9, 2017 - Preston Harrison Competes @ Junior Nationals
Preston Harrison competed in USA Swimming's 2017 Winter Junior National Championships this past weekend @ the University of Iowa pool. Many of our Nation's finest 18 & Under swimmers were on hand for ...