The Manitoba Marlins offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Manitoba Marlins to offer age-specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

Please call us at 204-453-4213 or 204-995-6565 to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.

Registration opens on September 1, 2022, for returning families and on September 5, 2022, for new families.

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Our Competitive Swim Groups

Super Squad

Super Squad is for entry-level competitive swimmers. The emphasis at the Super Squad level continues to be on skill acquisition and development. Swimmers are taught the basics of the four competitive strokes, as well as competition starts and turns. Swimmers in Super Squad are encouraged to experience the fun of competition at Swim Manitoba sanctioned “Program/Invitationals”. Emphasis is placed on developing positive self-esteem, making new friends and having fun!

Multi-Sport Group

The Multi-Sport Group will be geared towards swimmers (AGD level and above) who are 13 years old and older who wish to further their technical and training skills but whose commitments outside the pool (academics, other sports) make it difficult to commit to training at the TAG or NAT level.

Age Group Developmental

The Age Group Developmental program continues to build on the skills introduced at the Super Squad level, including endurance and technical proficiency. An introduction to dry land training, including bodyweight exercises, begins at this level. Endurance, conditioning and stroke refinement continues to be emphasized. In addition, competitive skills, goal setting and an understanding of time standards are introduced.

Age Group Elite

Swimmers at the Age Group Elite level have a higher level of competitive swimming experience. Dryland training, endurance, conditioning and stroke refinement are skills that continue to be emphasized at the Age Group Elite level. Race strategy, competitive skills, goal setting and an understanding of time standards are further developed.

Top Age Group

Swimmers in Top Age Group have a high level of competitive swimming experience, as well as a commitment to the sport. Endurance, speed, conditioning and stroke refinement are emphasized. In addition, race strategy, competitive skills, goal setting and an understanding of time standards are emphasized. Swimmers are expected to have a high attendance percentage and are chosen for this group based on their maturity, technique, endurance, and race performance.

National Group

National Group is the Club’s most elite level, where appropriate training is provided to swimmers who wish to make an uncompromised commitment to the pursuit of excellence. Swimmers in the National Group have superior skills, performance, and attitude or have demonstrated the ability to train consistently in a high-intensity training environment. Training in this group is highly specific, and swimmers must be committed to full participation in the program. This group is dedicated to training athletes who have achieved or who demonstrate the potential to achieve Top Age Group, Youth, National, or International Standards.

Our Competitive Swim Groups Training Schedules

Please see our Training Schedule page