Marlin Update for 1/13/2019

Montrose Marlins

Montrose Marlin Update - 01/13/18

Practice Schedule for Next Week

Normal practice schedule this week with the exception of the Junior and Senior Groups. There will be no Friday PM or Saturday AM practice for these groups. Silas will be taking swimmers to the Washington Open swim meet in Federal Way at the end of the week.

Link to Practice Schedule

Link to Practice and Meet Calendar

How to Sign Up for Swim Meets?

Here is the link explaining how to sign up for swim meets.

For newer families, talk to your swimmer's coach to see what events your swimmer should swim. Or, you can commit your swimmer to swim at the meet and not choose any events. I will have the coach then pick the events that are appropriate. If you are only swimming one day of the meet or have any special requests, put that in the notes sections.

Montrose Meet Sign Ups Due Tuesday, January 15th

The Montrose Meet is January 26&27th. We really hope to get ALL swimmers to participate in the meet.

For veteran families, you know what to do. For newer families or as a reminder for veteran families, you need to do 3 things:

  1. Sign your swimmer up for the meet here. Instructions to do that are here. We expect all Marlin swimmers to compete in our home meet. It is a great opportunity to see how much you have learned in practice! Please sign up sooner than later PLEASE!
  2. Sign up to volunteer for at least two job volunteer slots here. All Marlin families are required to sign up for at least two volunteer slots. The more the merrier though! It is fun to be a part of the meet. Here is the link to do that.
  3. Sign up to bring to least two food items for the meet. This list will be coming out in the next week. We feed our coaches and officials during the meet. Deb TenNapel has put together an extensive signup list of things she needs to accomplish this. Again, feel free to be an overachiever and sign up for more than two items.

Please do these things ASAP. This will prevent you from being reminded too many times by me to do these things.

Phoenix Winter invite - Entry Deadline Monday

This meet is open to all Junior and Seniors swimmers with their families. Signups are due on Monday. No late entries. Here is the link to the hotel at which we have reserved a block of rooms.

Sopris Last Chance Qualifier - Entry Deadline Feb 1st

This is a great meet for our swimmers in the Little Nemo, Zoomer, Bronze, Silver and Gold groups on Sunday February 10th. It is a quick one day meet in Glenwood Springs. You can make a fun weekend of the meet.

note from suzi - looking for some help

We really need some parents to step up and become a bigger part of the Marlins over the next year. Marty (our treasurer, meet manager and part time team manager) and I (admin official and part time team manager) have swimmers who will be graduating this June. This means we are looking for the next group of Marlin parents to step up to fill some of these holes. Please be open to the idea of being a board member, learning Marty's Meet Manager job, or just raising your hand and saying - give me a job. The Marlins need to have a supportive an active parent group to function.

I have really loved all the time I have spent running the computer at meets. It has been a great way to have a close up view of my kids' and their friends' races. I have made wonderful friends and learned some great skills. It has also been a great way to be to give back to a sport and a team that has given so much to my kids. After many years of running the computer at our home meets, I am getting ready to retire from this job.

So I am looking for a parent who might be willing to learn what it takes to run the computer at our home meets - the official title is the Admin Official - not as scary as it sounds. I think the skills one might need are  - comfortable with a computer, able to attend home meets, organized. You do not need to "know" swimming. I am more than happy to train you and we have a wonderful group of Admin Officials around the Western Slope who are always there to support you - as we all were new once.

If you might be interested, send me an email - and we can chat.