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The Manhattan Marlins offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Manhattan Marlins to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

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All swimmers should fill out a goal sheet prior to the start of each season.  To download a goal sheet please click here.

Please read the equipment list and make sure that all swimmers attend practice with the proper equipment.  Equipment list can be found by clicking here.

Marlins Swim Group Hierarchy:

Red I (5-8 years old)

The Red I group is the first group in the Marlins hierarchy.  There are 3 criteria for this group.

  • Must be at least 5 years old, most swimmers in this group are 5-8 years old
  • Must be mature enough to understand this is a team practice not play time
  • Must be comfortable putting face in the water and head completely underwater
  • Must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted

The main emphasis of this group is to begin learning the freestyle and backstroke.  This group practices 3 times a week for 1 hour.  Cost $90 per month

 

Red II (9-12 years old)

The Red II group is the second group in the Marlins hierarchy.  There are 3 criteria for this group.

  • Must be at least 5 years old, most swimmers in this group are 9-12 years old
  • Must be mature enough to understand this is a team practice not play time
  • Must be able to swim a 50 freestyle and 50 backstroke without stopping

This group will continue to refine the freestyle and backstroke while also introducing starts, turns, butterfly and breaststroke.  Competition is offered but is not required.  This group practices 3 times a week for 1 hour.  Cost $90 per month

Red III (13 & over)

This training group is designed for middle & high school age swimmers (age 13 and over) who want to get an introduction to swimming by developing technique and improving endurance.  Competition is offered but is not required.  This group practices 3 times a week for 1 hour.  Cost $90 per month

White (8-14 years old)

The White group is the first group in our age group (14 and under) swim program.  There are two primary objectives in this group: learning the enjoyment of the sport of swimming and developing a solid foundation of proper swimming technique.

  • Must be able to swim 200 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke
  • Must be able to legally swim 50 Butterfly and 50 Breaststroke
  • Compete in a minimum of 3 meets per season (includes Marlins home meets)

Practices will be divided into teaching segments that include developing all 4 strokes.  Fins will be utilized in practice to help develop the correct kicking form and aid in the development of proper swimming technique.  This group practices 5 times a week for 1:30.  Cost $100 per month

Blue (10-14 years old)

The Blue group is the second group in our age group (14 and under) swim program.  The goal of this group is to continue developing great technique in all 4 strokes, starts and turns while building a solid aerobic base that will serve the swimmer throughout their career.

  • Competition in 3-4 meets per season (including Marlins home meets and championship meets)

Practices will be divided into teaching segments that include developing all 4 strokes.  Fins will be utilized in practice to help develop the correct kicking form and aid in the development of proper swimming technique.  This group practices 6 times a week for 1:30.  Cost $110 per month


Platinum group

The Platinum group is designed for those swimmers that possess the discipline and desire to be national level swimmers.  The swimmers in this group are expected to be leaders and active mentors in teaching the younger swimmers the enjoyment of swimming.  Swimmers in this group will be held to the highest standards in the pool and in the community.

  • Must have Head Coach approval in conjunction with goal meeting
  • Compete in all designated meets per season
  • Must attend all practice sessions unless cleared by head coach

This group practices 6 times a week for 1.5-2.5 hours.  Cost $120 per month

 

 

  

 

Masters (19 & over)

This group is for adults aged 19 and over. The group is open to all adult swimmers (fitness, triathlete, competitive, non-competitive) who are dedicated to improving their fitness through swimming.  This group is designed to help swimmers improve fitness and/or train for specific goals, and offer active support for a healthy lifestyle through friendship, and camaraderie.  Practices are offered 6 times a week for 1:30.  Cost $80 per month