Marlin Update - April 17th

Montrose Marlins
Apr 17, 2019

Marlin Update for April 17, 2019

Welcome to our new Marlins and Marlin Families

We would like to welcome our newest Marlin families to our swim family. We have nine new swimmers who started this week. We are thrilled to have you a part of the Marlins! For our veteran families, please take the time to reach out to newer faces at the pool. Swimming is a new sport for many and newer people to swimming have lots of questions. Please help each other out. For the newer folk to the swimming world, please reach out to the veteran parents. We are all here to help each other and our kids!

Practice Schedule and Roster for this Summer Posted

The coaches have finalized the summer practice schedule for this summer. It can be found on the website here: https://www.teamunify.com/team/commco/page/practice-schedule. If you would rather see it in calendar form, here is the link to our team calendar: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13OFK9eVEES_7C0b53doaOT5c6MHm2c_o8DeWrVm9i1U/edit

We will keep the current practice times until Memorial Day. After Memorial Day we will be switching the practice times to our sumer schedule. If these times do not work for you, please talk with your coach. They would like to work with you to make the practice schedule fit your schedule.

 The coaches have made some changes to groups for the summer. The team roster for the Summer is poster here: https://www.teamunify.com/team/commco/page/team-info/team-roster

T-Shirt Order - Deadline April 30th

We will be putting in an order for T-Shirts for the summer season. Deadline for ordering is :Tuesday, April 30th. We will be ordering the red shirts we have offered in the past. Here is the link to order: https://forms.gle/3h6FnhE91oXWDUgw6.We will bill your account for the cost of the t-shirts.

Women sizes run VERY small. If you are ordering a women's shirt and would rather not have it form fitting, you can order a men's shirt. When ordering shirts think not only you and your swimmer, maybe think grandparent, aunts, uncles, siblings etc!

Parent Orientation Meeting Will Be Scheduled Soon

Our coaches and board are working to scheduled a parent orientation meeting for mid May. Please be on the lookout for this date. In the meantime for new parents. here is a link on how to sign up for a meet: https://www.teamunify.com/team/commco/page/team-info/meet-sign-ups. If you have any questions, please talk to your coach. They will be able to help you!

Montrose Marlins Summer Splash and Dash Meet - Wednesday, June 5th

We have added a Wednesday evening meet to our summer meet schedule - June 5th. This is a great meet for all of our 14&under swimmers. Meet signups will be available soon. Warmups will be at 6pm and the meet will be over around 8pm. More information coming soon.

Meet Schedule for the Spring and Summer Posted

All of our meets are now posted on our website here: https://www.teamunify.com/team/commco/page/calendar#/team-events/upcoming . Please take some time and commit to the meets as soon as possible. You do not have to sign up for events right now, but please decided which meets your swimmer will attend this summer. We hope you prioritize for the Montrose Splash and Dash, the Montrose Summer Open and Western Slope Championships.

We ask all of our swimmers to compete in at least four meets this summer. For those newer parents, as I always say, you would never have your child sign up for soccer or basketball or softball or baseball and never let them play in the games. Swim meets are just like games in other sports. Meets are a time where swimmers can try out what they have learned in practice. They can race other swimmers at their level. They can show-off their new skills!

Super Important Request for ALL Swimming Parents - SIgn Up for Meets ASAP

Please, please, please do NOT wait for the last day to commit for a meet. If you could do one thing this summer that would make my life easier, a lowly volunteer, that would be to commit to meets as soon as possible. Two or three weeks before the meet. Please. Being early in signing up for meets will not only make my job easier, but it will prevent you from receiving reminder irritating emails and texts.

Thanks and have a great week! Suzi