Marlins Newsletter - 5.7.18

Table of Contents

  1. Clipper Meet - Preview
  2. 2017 - 18 HS Season Award Winners
  3. Marlins Night @ FC Cincinnati - Wed June 13
  4. Practice Changes & Updates
  5. Volunteering - Computer Positions
  6. Be the Match Donor Drive - Thurs May 10
  7. Jose Cerda Foundation Gala - Sat May 19
  8. Upcoming Events / Deadlines
  9. Quote

Clipper Meet - Preview

99 Marlins are making their 2018 Long Course season debut this weekend at the Clippers Arctic Splash in Erlanger!  Estimated timelines, psych sheets, and parking details are now available at the meet page below.  Go Marlins!

Click Here for meet page.

2017 - 18 HS Season Award Winners

Marlins Night at FC Cincinnati - Wed June 13

Who:  Swimmers / parents / coaches / siblings / friends…  Please note the team is not chaperoning this event.

When:  Wednesday, June 13, 7:30 pm game vs. Bethlehem Steel.

Cost:  $12 per ticket, Section 117 Family Section seating.

How to sign up:  Online under, and the event is located under Swim Meets / Team Events at the bottom / middle of the front page.  Or  click here to be taken to the page directly!  Sign up like a regular swim meet, and BE SURE to indicate how many tickets you want. 

How to pay:  Your Marlins account will be charged based on the number of tickets you request.

Deadline to sign up:  Thursday, May 10 @ 11:59p. I will be placing our order Friday (5/11) morning , so we are committed at that time.

Questions?  Contact Coach Ryan at

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​​​​
    • 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 16specific times are tbd.
    • ​Mon May 28 (Memorial Day) - All drylands tbd
      • ​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​​​
    • Red 4 (only)
      • Thurs May 10, 6:15-7:15p at Keating
    • Sun May 13 (Mothers Day)
      • Fish Groups, Moved to Sat May 12.  Sail 12-12:45p, Spear 1-2p, Sword 12:45-2p. 
  • ​NKU
    • No current changes

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!

Be the Match Donor Drive - Thurs May 10

When:  Thurs May 10

Where:  3 Tower Lobby, Jewish Hospital.

Click Here for flyer.

Jose Cerda Foundation Gala - Sat May 19

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

Upcoming Events / Deadlines




Sign Up Deadline

Clippers Arctic Splash.  Erlanger, Ky. May 11-13 All National, Blue, and Red Groups Passed
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. Thurs May 10
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:  “Many people deny themselves the pleasure of living life to the fullest because they follow limited visions. They dream modest dreams, so they compile modest achievements. The limiting factor is not their capacity to achieve, but their willingness to believe in themselves.” ~Taken from Nido R. Quebin’s book Change your words, change your world.

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