Madeira Marlins 2021 Season Overview
We are excited to be back in the pool after a year off and are looking forward to another fun-filled summer of Madeira Marlins! Welcome back all returning swimmers and welcome to those joining us this year. Our goal is to continue to provide appropriate instruction for all of our swimmers. Some highlights of our plans for this summer are shared below:
Practices: On most practice days, we will incorporate the use of dry-land workouts to free up space in the pool. We believe this will help with not being so crowded in each lane, and, provide for opportunities to work more on core and cardio training. Please have your child/children (ages 9 & up) come prepared with running shoes, socks, shorts and t-shirt each day. Also, we encourage them to bring a water bottle.
Swimmer Values: Our swimmers share values of being a Madeira Marlin. Those values include the following:
- We support each other. We are teammates. We cheer each other on in meets,
- We consistently display good sportsmanship. We like to compete and we like to win, but we do so in a positive, encouraging method and are respectful to other teams.
- We try our best. We work hard to improve upon our individual times and accomplishments.
- We listen to our coaches, parent volunteers and team captains.
4th of July Parade: Each year our team walks in the Madeira 4th of July parade. Details for that day will be sent out for this event the week before the event. Coaches and parent volunteers walk with the swimmers.
Bring Your Parent to Practice: Yes, this was a big success last season. Our 4th Annual Bring Your Parent to Practice Day will be held on Friday, July 2nd. More details to follow, however, we want to make sure you block off your calendar to come along with your kid(s) to practice!
Goal Planning: New to this season, we would like to start doing some basic goal planning with each swimmer. A goal planning sheet is being sent home to each family for swimmers to think through a few of their goals for the summer. During the season, coaches will work with each swimmer to discuss their goals, review strategies to obtain these goals, and hold them accountable to this process.
Parent Relays: This summer we will conduct the 7th Annual Madeira Parent Relay. The parent relay will be conducted on Thursday, June 24th¸ during our home meet vs. Kenwood. Last year we had a record 40 parents participate! The Parent Relay Draft will be held the weekend before at the pool. A separate sign-up sheet will be sent out soon for any parent that is interested in participating. The race will be conducted immediately before the start of the meet (roughly 6:45).
Communication: If you have any questions or need anything during the season, please feel free to email me at [email protected]. We will also utilize the TeamSnap app to alert parents and swimmers of any urgent news, weather related updates, etc. throughout the summer.
On behalf of our coaching staff, we will do our best to make sure that each Marlin has a great summer swimming. Thanks for joining us and we look forward to a great season!