Illinois Swimming
Level 2


The Blue Marlins are a year round competitive swim team for those aged 6-21. We are associated with the Buehler YMCA in Palatine Illinois.  The team is geared for all types of swimmers, from beginner to national level. Our coaches are all accomplished swimmers with a lot of coaching experience with all levels of swimmers. We compete against other YMCAs in the Chicagoland area as well as USA Swim Clubs from around the state and participate in 15-20 meets per season. We will be swimming both YMCA and USA but our focus and emphasis is still on YMCA swimming. We treat swimming as a vehicle for character development, and believe that work should be balanced by fun (we want our swimmers to enjoy the sport throughout their lives).

In addition to the normal competitive seasons, we offer special stroke clinic sessions, where the emphasis is on developing efficient and technically correct stroke technique for both distance and sprint racing, and start/turn/finish technique. All competitive strokes are covered.



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Fitter & Faster September 10th & 11th

Comprehensive Backstroke Racing Camp INTRODUCTION Fitter & Faster is producing a 2-day Comprehensive Backstroke Swim Camp in Palatine, IL on September 10 & 11,...

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Fall Try-outs

2022-2023 Fall/Winter Season New Swimmer try-outs August 16-18th 5-7 PM. Drop in and try-out We want to see a 50 free with rotary rhythmic...

Fitter and Faster June 25th & 26th

Hi Blue Marlins! The below information is time sensitive to ensure the most people on our team can take advantage… We are excited to...

On-line Safe Sport Trainings

Blue Marlins Swim Team, USA Swimming Safe Sport staff is hosting Zoom trainings for parents, minor athletes and coaches to assist clubs in completing...


1400 W. Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL 60067


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