Marlins Swimming was founded as a non-profit organization in September of 1973. Originally founded as the Greece Recreation Swim Club the Marlins have held true to the roots of the team, maintaining a USA Swimming code of GRSC.
As the team rapidly grew, age group swimming became a thing to do in the Greece and surrounding areas. Swimmers from the Marlins have achieved Junior National qualifying times, Empire State Games participation, Eastern Zone participation and champions, Niagara LSC qualifiers, records and champions, and Genesee Valley League qualifiers, records and championships.
Many of our Marlin Alumni have shown tremendous athletic ability and have gone on beyond Marlins to compete for their local high schools and chosen colleges - many receiving athletic scholarships!
In the mid-2000's the Marlins experienced significant growth as they expanded to serve not just the Greece, NY area but also the Spencerport, NY area. At this time, the team legally changed its name to MARLINS SWIMMING and began serving a large area of athletes in and around our original founding region.
At this time, the team continued to expand its age group program and had over 100 athletes participating in competitive swimming.
Around 2012 the team started to transition again, building a significant swim lesson program. The vision grew from competitive age group swimming to include water safety instruction, introduction to the water and the sport and pre-competitive teams.
Currently, the Marlins have 100+ age group athletes and an additional 30+ learn to swim and pre-competitive team participants. We serve all communities in and around the west side of Rochester.
By joining the Marlins as an age group athlete, swim school participant or family member of a participant you are taking the steps to become involved in something VERY special. Our program is completely family-oriented and we strive for all participants to receive the very best instruction and coaching each step of their journey.
Our Marlins family encourages parents to participate in any and all volunteer opportunities available - our parent volunteers are dedicated to continued growth of a top-notch program.
Our Marlins coaches are some of the best in Rochester - showing commitment to the sport and our team members. Our coaches are trained professionals in the sport of swimming, having undergone extensive certification processes.