Marlins Newsletter - 2.12.18

Table of Contents

  1. Regional Meet - Preview
  2. Splash Meet - Volunteer Sign Ups Open Wed Feb 14
  3. Spiritwear - Junior Olympic Meet
  4. Scholarship Opportunity
  5. Beacon Trainers - On Deck
  6. Scrip Orders - February
  7. Practice Changes / Updates
  8. Marlins Polo - Registration Now Open!
  9. Upcoming Events / Deadlines
  10. Quote

Regional Meet - Preview

133 Marlins will be competing this weekend in Ohio Swimming's Regional Championship Meet here at Keating.  Information for the meet will be posted on Tuesday including warm-up times, psych sheets, timelines, etc.  General information is already located on the meet page below.

Click Here for meet homepage.

Splash Meet - Volunteer Signups

Fish families, Volunteer Signups for the Splash Meet (Sun Feb 25) will open Wed Feb 14 @ 9 pm.  All Fish families are asked to volunteer for one session at that meet, thanks for your help in advance!

Job signups will be available on the meet page HERE (top right of page).

Just a reminder that Red 3 & Red 4 families should sign up to volunteer at the Regional or Qualifier Meets, and Fish families volunteer at the Splash Meet only.

Spiritwear - Junior Olympic Meet

Spiritwear for the upcoming JO Meet in March will be available for order thru Feb 19!

Click Here for details.

Scholarship Opportunity

In 2012, the Sycamore Flying Fish Scholarship Fund was established to honor the team's contribution to the sport of swimming.  Each year three $1,000 are granted to the top qualified applicants based on the eligibility requirements set out in the attached packet.  The scholarship fund is managed and administered by the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation with oversight provided by the Sycamore High School Swimming Head Coach, the Sycamore Site Board Member, and a former Sycamore Flying Fish Parent.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2018.   Click Here  for form.

Also, the financial information requested on the application does not need to be completed for the SFF scholarship.  However, if it is provided, the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation may use the completed application for any other scholarships that they have available.  

They should submit the completed applications directly to the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation at 602 Main Street, Suite 1000, Cincinnati, OH  45202 or email to

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Darla Maxwell at or Beth Collins at

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 17, All weekend (Regional Meet)

Feb 24, 9a-Noon

Mar 3, 9a-Noon

Mar 10, 9a-Noon

Scrip Orders - February

FEB scrips orders are due Wed, Feb 21.
Place your order on-line at  Program information can be found at>Parents->Dues Assistance.

1)  Payment must be in the GRAY family folder at CENTRAL by Thurs., Feb 22 in order to be processed. 
Families at other sites, please mail your check directly to the Cincinnati Marlins, 616 North Bend Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45224.

2)   Payment Option 1 - Pay by check.  Make checks payable to the Cincinnati Marlins.  No CASH please.  
      Payment Option 2 - Pay using Presto-Pay TM  (this will take you 2-3 business days to set-up).

3)  INCLUDE a copy of your ORDER CONFIRMATION and indicate your SITE location to ensure proper fundraising credit.  
(If using your Presto-Pay TM payment method, you can e-mail Lori Gray with your order confirmation.)  Email:

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!  Next Scrips order will be due Wed, Apr 18, 2018. 

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​​​
    • ​Thurs Feb 15 (Regional Meet)
      • ​National, Blue 1, Blue 2...3:30-5p at Keating.
      • Red 1, Red 2 (not swimming at Regionals).  6-7:30p at Keating.
      • ​Red 3 & 4 - Moved to Wed Feb 14.
    • ​Mon Feb 19 (Presidents Day)
      • ​National, 11a-12:30p
      • Blue 1, 11a-1p
      • Blue 2, 11a-12:30p
      • Red 1, 12:30-2:15p
      • Red 2, 12:30-2p
      • Red 3, 1-2:15p
      • Red 4, 1-2p
    • ​Maintenance Workouts (Red 1 & Red 2 swimmers whose seasons end at Regionals)
      • ​Red 1:  TBD
      • Red 2:  Wednesdays (2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14)
  • ​Sycamore​​​
    • ​Sat Feb 17
      • ​Red 3, 2-3:15p at Keating
    • ​Sun Feb 18
      • ​Red 4, 12:30-1:30p
      • Red 3a & 3b, 1:30-2:45p
      • Sailfish, 1:45-2:30p
      • Swordfish, 2:30-3:45p
      • Spearfish, 2:45-3:45p
    • ​Mon Feb 19 (Presidents Day)
      • ​Red 1, 12-1:30p JO Qualifiers
      • Red 2, 12-1:30p JO Qualifiers
    • ​Maintenance Workouts (Red 1 & Red 2 whose seasons end at Regionals)
      • ​Red 1:  2/21, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12
      • Red 2:  2/23, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12
  • ​NKU
    • Practices moved to Keating for the week of Feb 12 due to HVAC issues.

Marlins Polo - Registration Now Open!

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

Upcoming Events / Deadlines




Sign Up Deadline

SW Ohio Regional Championships Feb 15-18 Red 2, Red 1, Blue 2.  Ages 14 & Under only not yet achieved Junior Olympic Time Standards Passed
CM Splash Into Spring Invite Sun Feb 25 Red 3, Red 4, All Fish Groups Passed
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 Passed
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


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