Marlins Newsletter - 11.20.18

Ryan Hammer
Nov 20, 2018

Table of Contents

  1. Website Upgrade - NOW LIVE!
  2. Cerda Meet - Results
  3. Thanksgiving - Practice Schedules
  4. OLY Meet - Timer Needs
  5. Holiday Clothing Drive
  6. Practice Changes
  7. Upcoming Events / Deadlines
  8. Quote

Website Upgrade - NOW LIVE!

Please be aware that was upgraded earlier today & the look is quite different (and cleaner!).  Most importantly the general functionality will remain the same in terms of signing up for meets, volunteering, viewing events etc.  The big changes will be how much nicer it will render on your phone (we have stats saying that's how most of you view the site!), and having just a cleaner User Interface.  Take a moment to check out the new look!

Cerda Meet - Results

Congrats to all swimmers who participated in last week's Jose Cerda Memorial / Swimville Invitational!  A special thank you to all of our parent volunteers, officials, and visiting officials for making these events possible for the kids.

Click Here to view results from the meet.

Thanksgiving - Practice Schedules

Practice Schedules for Wed Nov 21-Sat Nov 24 (and Sun Nov 25 for Sycamore) have been posted on the website News Feed, also linked directly below.

Click Here for Thanksgiving Schedules.

OLY Meet - Timer Needs

For those families attending the OLY Meet, the host is asking visiting teams to provide some of the timers.  Please consider signing up at the link below, thank you in advance for your help!

Click Here for Sign Up Link / Meet Info.  Please note these sessions do NOT count toward your home meet requirements.

Holiday Clothing Drive

A Marlins annual tradition is collecting clothing for the needy for dropoff at area charities.  We will be donating items to Matthew 25 & St Vincent Depaul.  See details below!

Dropoff Dates at Keating:  Saturdays Dec 8, 15, and 22 in the lobby.  Please bring clothing items in closed and / or sealed bags.

Practice Changes

Any & all practice changes will be communicated by this newsletter & your lead site coach.  Also a great resource are updated Google Calendars (by location) under the "Practice/Location Calendars" menu on the website, including an FAQ on how to use the electronic calendars.


  • Wed Nov 21-Sat 24, Thanksgiving Practice Schedule
  • Week of Nov 26-29 (Taper Week for OLY)
    • Mon Nov 26
      • National, 4:45-6:15p (Dryland 3:45p)
      • Blue 1, 5:15-7p (Dryland 4:45p)
      • Blue 2, 5:15-7p
      • Red 1, 6:15-8p
      • Red 2, 6:45-8:15p
      • Red 3 & 4, Normal
    • Tues Nov 27
      • National, 4:45-6:15p
      • Blue 1, 5:15-6:45p (No Dryland)
      • Blue 2, 5:15-6:45p (Dryland 4:30p)
      • Red 1, 6:15-8p (Dryland 5:30p)
      • Red 2, 6:45-8:15p (Dryland 6:15p)
      • Red 3 & 4, Normal
    • Wed Nov 28
      • National, 4:45-6:15p (No Dryland)
      • Blue 1, 5:15-6:30p
      • Blue 2, 5:15-6:45p
      • Red 1, 6:15-8p
      • Red 2, 6:30-8p
    • Thurs Nov 29 (Home St X Meet - All Groups No Dryland)
      • National, 4-5:30p
      • Blue 1, 4-5:30p
      • Blue 2, 4-5:30p
      • Red 1, 6:30-8:15p
      • Red 2, 6:30-8p
      • Red 3 & 4, No Practice


  • Wed Nov 21-Sun 25, Thanksgiving Practice Schedule


  • Wed Nov 21-Sat 24, Thanksgiving Practice Schedule

Upcoming Events / Deadlines




Sign Up Deadline

OLY Invite.  Indianapolis, IN. Nov 29 - Dec 2 National, Blue 1, Blue 2, ^Red 1 Passed
WTRC Winter Invite.  Dayton, Oh. Dec 1-2 ^Red 1, Red 2, Red 3, Red 4 Passed
Junior Nationals.  Greensboro, NC. Dec 5-8 Must have qualifying times Passed
CM McNerney & Assoc Invite.  Keating Natatorium. Jan 4-6, 2019 All Blue, Red Fri, Nov 23
Clipper Mid-Winter Invite.  Erlanger, Ky. Jan 18-20 All Blue, Red Fri Nov 30
CM TYR Sport Winter Invite.  Keating Natatorium. Feb 2-4 All Blue, Red. Wed Jan 2, 2019
SW Ohio Swimming Regional Champs Feb 14-17 Ages 14 & Under slower than Junior Olympic Time Standards Fri, Feb 1

^Red 1 can do either meet this weekend.

Quote:  “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." - William Bruce Cameron

**If you have any great swimming or generally motivational quotes, please forward to Coach Ryan!  Always looking for more...