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Swimming Levels

 

Swimming Levels

INFO For Minnows (Beginner)

v The Marlin Minnows program is for entry level swimmers or older kids looking to develop their stroke with minimal commitment.  Swimmers will advance through the program starting with Minnows 1 and finishing at Marlin level 1.  Children will be placed in the appropriate level based on the criteria below.

v ALL MINNOWS   May & June in shallow water and July & August in deep water

v Registration Fees for Minnows 1 and 2: $320

v There is no Raffle Ticket requirement for Minnows 1 and 2 or Marlins Level 1A.

v However, there is a requirement to participate in the bottle drive fundraisers

 

Minnows 1                                                Ages 4/5 - Swims 2X per week for 45 mins

·       Must be comfortable in the shallow water without a life jacket.

·       Will have completed Red Cross Sunfish

·       And/or be able to perform glides (front and back)

·       Enter deep water safely,

·       Float in deep water

·       Swim 5 meters continuously

 

Minnows 2                                                Ages 6+ - Swims 2X per week for 45 mins

·       Have successfully completed Minnows level 1.

·       Will have completed Red Cross Level 1

·       And/or be able to swim on front and back in deep water

·       Able to swim 15 meters continuously.

 

INFO For Levels 1-3

v Swimmers will be evaluated as 1A/B, 2A or 3A swimmers. If invited to participate in 1C, 2B or 3B an additional $20. $40 or $50 will apply based on adjusted fee for move to appropriate level (due in May). 

v Meet Fees are not included in Registration amount.

 

Marlin 1A Swims 3X per week                      Ages 6+   Practices are 45 Minutes

·       Have successfully completed Minnows level 2

·       And/or Red Cross Level 3.

·       Able to do front crawl and back crawl in deep water;

·       Able to swim 25m continuously.

·       May & June in shallow water and July & August in deep water

·       Registration Fees for Marlin 1A: $320

 

Marlin 1B Swims 3X per week                      Ages: 5-10   Practices are 45 minutes

·       Able to swim 2 of the 4 strokes

·       Able to complete a 50m race comfortably, in 2 of the 4 strokes

·       More interested in fun, but would like to attend some of the meets

·       All practices are in deep water

·       Registration Fees: $420

 

Marlin 1C Swims 4X per week                      Ages: 5-10   Practices are 60 minutes

·       Able to swim 3 of the 4 strokes

·       Able to complete a 50m race comfortably, in 3 of the 4 strokes

·       Strive to commit to 4 meets, Regionals and Provincials

·       Registration Fee $460

Marlin 2A Swims 5X per week                      Ages: 9 – 13 Practices are 60 minutes

·       Able to swim all strokes

·       Able to complete a 50 m race comfortably in all 4 strokes

·       More interested in fun and stroke refinement, but would like to attend meets as well

·       Registration Fees: $525

 

Marlin 2B Swims 5X per week                      Ages: 10-13 Practices are 90 minutes

·       Able to swim all strokes

·       Able to complete a 100 m race comfortably in al 4 strokes

·       Strive to commit to 4 meets, Regionals and Provincials

·       Coach to determine time standards if required

·       Registration Fees: $575​

 

Marlin 3A Swims 5X per week                         Ages: 12 Practices are 90 minutes

·       Able to swim all strokes

·       Able to train 2500 m + per practice

·       Willing to attend 2 – 3 meets

·       Registration Fees: $595

 

Marlin 3B Swims 5-6X per week                   Ages 13 Practices are 90 minutes

·       Able to swim all 4 strokes

·       Able to race/complete distance swims within time standards set by Head Coach

·       Able to train 3000 m+ per practice

·       Strive to commit to 5 meets, Regionals and Provincials

·       Coach to determine time standards, of which 4 must be achieved prior to entering this group, 2 to 100 m and 1 to be distance

·       Registration Fees: $595

 

MASTERS 18+ (only available if minimum registration level is reached)

A Coach and a lane will be provided 2 nights per week

The Coach may load additional sets to the website, if there is interest, for the swimmers to complete additional sets on their own time.  No additional lane time will be provided

Registration Fees: $370

 

 

 

Payment Options:

We offer two different payment options:

Option 1: Full payment via cheque (in person at the kick off event in April or to the Millennium Marlins drop box at the front desk at Millennium Place. Alternatively mail to 74 Malvern Drive, Sherwood Park, AB T8A3G1)

Option 2: E transfer with payment sent to treasurer@millenniummarlins.com (use "swim" for the answer to the security question)