Practice Groups

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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Marlins Swim Groups:

Red Group

The Red Group is the first group in the Marlins swim team. Emphasis is given to learning the 4 strokes: Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke & Butterfly.

  • 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 on front & back
  • Competition is offered & encouraged but is not required
  • Equipment: Swim suit, cap (females required) & goggles, fins & kickboard

Th Red Group practices daily for 1:15. Swimmers in this group are encouraged to practice 3 times per week. Cost $90 per month

White Group

The White Group continues onward with the further refinement of the 4 strokes. More emphasis is given to turns, race strategies & learning how to train.

Equipment: Swim suit, cap (females required) & goggles, pull-bouy, fins & kickboard. 

This group practices daily for 1:30. Swimmers are encouraged to practice 4 times per week. All White Group swimmers are strongly encouraged to compete. Cost $110 per month.

Blue Group

The Blue Group represents a significant increase in swim training. The goal of this group is to continue developing great technique in all 4 strokes, starts, turns & race strategies, while training intensively.

Equipment: Swim suit, cap (females required) & goggles, pull-bouy, fins & kickboard.

This group practices daily for 1:45, or more. Swimmers are encouraged to practice 5 times per week. All Blue Group swimmers are expected to compete. Cost $120 per month.

Platinum Group

The Platinum Group is designed for those swimmers that possess the discipline and desire to be swim their very fastest. Swimmers in this group will be held to the highest standards in the sport.

Equipment: Swim suit, cap (females required) & goggles, pull-bouy, fins & kickboard. 

This group practices daily for 2-2.5 hours. Swimmers are expected to attend all practices & swim meets Cost is $130 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. 

Equipment: Swim suit, cap (females required) & goggles, pull-bouy, fins & kickboard.

Practices are offered daily for 1:30. Cost $80 per month.