Marlins Newsletter - 5.15.18

Table of Contents

  1. Pepsi Meet Preview, with notes 
  2. Flying Pig Congrats - Coaches Ashley & Kristen
  3. Practice Changes & Updates
  4. June Stroke Clinics
  5. Volunteering - Computer Positions
  6. Jose Cerda Foundation Gala - Sat May 19
  7. Upcoming Events / Deadlines
  8. Quote

Pepsi Meet Preview, with Notes

Our first home meet of the season is this weekend, May 18-20!

The meet sessions have been updated and posted to the meet page, and psych sheets are available also. 

A few notes:

- Friday...National Group will warm-up Friday 3:30-4:30 pm, Blue 1 will warm up 4-4:30 pm.  All other Marlins will warm up beginning at 4:30.

- Friday...due to heavy interest in our meet this year, all events Friday (only) have a cut line that is now posted on the meet page.  Swimmers above the cut line will swim, swimmers below the cut line will not...NO CHECK IN NECESSARY.

- Sat & Sun AM meet start has been moved up to 8:10 am, changing timer volunteer report time to 7:40 am.

Click Here to be taken to the meet page.

Flying Pig Congrats - Coaches Ashley & Kristen

Congrats to Marlin Coaches Ashley & Kristen who competed in last week's Flying Pig Marathon!  Ashley did the "Four Way with Extra Cheese Challenge" by doing 1 mile Fri night, 10k & 5k Sat, and full marathon Sun morning.  Kristen completed the 10k on Sat!

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​​​​
    • Fri May 18 (Pepsi Meet)
      • National, 3:30-4:30p
      • Blue Marlin, 3:30-4:30p.
      • Blue 1, 4-4:30p.
      • Blue 2, No practice.
    • Red Group Stroke Clinics:  Saturdays May 26 and June 16
      • On May 26, all Red Groups will have dryland at 8:45 & clinic will run 9-10:30am!  June 16 specific times are tbd.
    • ​Mon May 28 (Memorial Day) - No drylands
      • ​National & Blue 1, 7-9a swim
      • Blue 2, 9-10:45a swim
      • Blue Marlin, 10:30a-12p swim
      • Red 1, 9-10:45a swim
      • Red 2, 9-10:30a swim
      • Red 3, 10:30-11:45a swim
      • Red 4, 10:30-11:30a swim
  • ​Sycamore​​​
    • Sun May 20 (Pepsi Meet)
      • Red Groups, no practice.  Fish Groups:  Sail 12-12:45p, Sword 12-1:15p, and Spear 1-2p.
  • ​NKU
    • No current changes

Stroke Clinics - June 2018

What:  Cincinnati Marlins Stroke Clinics

When:  Wednesdays (June 6, 13, 20, 27) & Friday June 29.  Wednesdays are 1-2p, the Friday (Starts/Turns) is 1-2:30p.

Where:  Keating Natatorium, St. Xavier High School.  616 West North Bend Road, 45224.

Cost:  $10

Who:  Open to Marlins members and non-members.  Do you swim for a summer team and want to attend a brief session for some stroke tips?  Are you a competitive swimmer who wants to take the next step?  This is for you!  

How to sign up:   Marlins - sign up online as you would a normal swim meet.  Non Marlins -   Click Here !  Signup & payment (cash or check) will also be accepted at the door.

Volunteering - Computer Positions

With our first home meet coming up the weekend of May 18-20, our Meet Computers Dept asked me to place an advertisement that the team is in need of a fresh wave of computer operators.  So if you prefer to sit in the air conditioning while the events are going on, please contact Tom Doerflein at!

Jose Cerda Foundation Gala - Sat May 19

When:  Sat May 19 @ 6p.  See flyer  linked here for details!

Upcoming Events / Deadlines




Sign Up Deadline

CM Pepsi Spring Invite.  Keating. May 18-20 All National, Blue and Red Groups Passed
OSSC Splash Into Summer Invite.  Columbus, Oh. June 1-3 All National, Blue and Red Groups Passed
Marlins Night @ FC Cincinnati. Wed June 13 All Marlins.  See info above. Passed
Rolling Hills Invite.  Fairfield, Oh. June 15-16 Red 3 & Red 4 Fri, June 1
CM TYR Sport Summer Invite.  Keating. June 21-24 All National, Blue and Red Groups Tues, May 15
Canoe Outing. Mon June 25 All National & Blue Groups. Sun June 24
Open Water Invite.  Oxford, Oh. Wed June 27 Red 2 & Above Fri June 1
Regional Champs.  Keating. July 6-8 Ages 14 & Under slow than Junior Olympic Time Standards Fri, June 22
Senior Meet.  Denison U. July 12-15 Ages 15+ Sun July 1
Junior Olympics.  Oxford, Oh. July 19-22. Ages 14 & Under with qualifying times. Mon, July 9
Sectionals.  Cleveland, Oh. July 19-22 Any ages with qualifying times. Sun July 1
Beckett Ridge Invite.  West Chester, Oh. Sat July 21 Red 3, Red 4

Sun July 1

Quote:  “If you really want to do something, you'll find a way.  If you don't, you'll find an excuse." - Jim Rohn  (Thanks to the Lange family for submitting!)

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