Marlins Newsletter - 1.31.18 - Practice updates!

Table of Contents

  1. TYR Meet Preview (Feb 2-4)
  2. Officials Clinic - Sun Feb 4
  3. Regional Meet - Spiritwear
  4. Marlins Polo - Registration Now Open!
  5. Beacon Trainers - On Deck
  6. SC End of Season + LC Season Start
  7. Practice Changes / Updates
  8. Upcoming Events / Deadlines
  9. Quote

TYR Meet Preview (Feb 2-4)

The Marlins are looking forward to our big prelim/final hosted meet this weekend at Keating!  229 Marlin athletes will competing, along with visitors over seven meet sessions.  Top 16 ages 9-12 qualify for finals at night, Top 24 for ages 13+.  Also this weekend will be a volunteer appreciation drawing for each session thanking Marlin families for their time this season.

Information such as timelines, warm up times, and psych sheet has been posted to the meet page!

Click Here to be taken to the meet page directly.

Officlals Clinic - Sun Feb 4

Ohio Swimming will be hosting an Officials Clinic on Sun Feb 4 for anybody interested in volunteering as an Official.

Where:  Keating (between sessions of our TYR Meet)

When:  12-1:30p 

Regional Meet - Spiritwear

A Marlins spiritwear t-shirt has been designed & available for order.  See link below for details, orders thru Feb 2!

Click Here for details.

Marlins Polo - Registration Now Open!

The Cincinnati Marlins Water Polo team is now open for registration.  Please visit for info!

Beacon Trainers - On Deck

Beacon Orthopaedic trainers will be on-site on the following Saturdays at Keating should any athlete be interested in visiting them with any questions.

Feb 3, All weekend (TYR Meet)

Feb 10, 8-10a

Feb 17, All weekend (Regional Meet)

Feb 24, 9a-Noon

Mar 3, 9a-Noon

Mar 10, 9a-Noon

SC End of Season + LC Season Start

The following dates will be end of season for Short Course (by group):

- Red 3, Red 4, all Fish groups...Sun Feb 25 (Splash Meet).  See you in April!

- Red 2, Red 1...Sun Feb 18 (Regionals) for those not qualifying for Junior Olympics.  Swimmers whose seasons end here will be offered 1x week "maintenance workouts" thru week of Mar 12, schedule tbd.

- Red 2, Red 1, Blue 2, Blue 1 Junior Olympic swimmers Sun Mar 18 (Junior Olympics)

- All HS athletes...either Senior Meet, Sectionals, or TYR Cup.  See your coach.

Tentative Start Date for Long Course season will be Mon, Apr 9!

Practice Changes / Updates

Any upcoming changes will be communicated directly by your Lead Site Coach, also be sure to review your location’s Google Calendar at -> Locations.

  • Keating​​​
    • Wed Jan 31 (GCL Champ Meet)
      • National, Blue 1, Blue 2...5-6:30a or 5:30-7a only.  No PM practice.
      • Red Groups, No practice.
    • ​Fri Feb 2
      • National, Blue 1, Blue 2...5-6:30a or 5:30-7a only.  No PM practice.
    • Sat Feb 3
      • National, Blue 1, Blue 2...9:30-11:30a at Sycamore.
    • ​Fri Feb 9 (HS Sectional Meet)
      • ​National, Blue 1, Blue 2...3:30-5p at Keating.
    • ​Sat Feb 10 (HS Sectional Meet)
      • ​National, Blue 1, Blue 2...8-9:45a at Keating.
      • Red 1, Red 2, Red 3....At Sycamore HS tbd.
    • ​Thurs Feb 15 (Regional Meet)
      • ​National, Blue 1, Blue 2...3:30-5p at Keating.
      • Red 1, Red 2 (not swimming at Regionals)...tbd
      • ​Red 3 & 4 - Moved to Wed Feb 14.
  • ​Sycamore​​​
    • Wed Jan 31
      • ​Red 2, No practice at Keating (GCL Champ Meet).  Moved to Thurs Feb 1 @ Keating.
      • All other groups normal at Syc.
  • ​NKU
    • See Coaches Dom & Deena.

Upcoming Events / Deadlines




Sign Up Deadline

CM TYR Sport Winter Invite. Feb 2-4 All Blue & Red Passed
SW Ohio Regional Championships Feb 15-18 Red 2, Red 1, Blue 2.  Ages 14 & Under only not yet achieved Junior Olympic Time Standards Feb 1
CM Splash Into Spring Invite Sun Feb 25 Red 3, Red 4, All Fish Groups Feb 1
CM Qualifier Meet. Tues Feb 27 All Ages 15+, plus Ages 14 & Under who are within .5 sec (per 50) of a time standard Mon, Feb 26
Ohio Senior Meet.  Bowling Green, Oh. Mar 2-4 Ages 14 & Over who attended HS Feb 1
Junior Olympics.  Oxford, Oh Mar 16-18 Ages 14 & Under with qualifying times. Mar 1 (automatically entered by coaches)
TYR Junior National Cup.  Lynchburg, Va. Mar 20-24 Senior athletes with qualifying times. Mar 1
Speedo Sectionals.  Akron, Oh Mar 22-25 Senior athletes with qualifying times. Mar 1


Quote:  "You are what you repeatedly do, do what you do great." - Unknown.  Thanks to Mike Eckert for submitting!

**If you have any great swimming or generally motivational quotes, please forward to Coach Ryan!  Always looking for more...