Marlins Newsletter - 2.5.19

Ryan Hammer
Feb 5, 2019

Table of Contents

  1. TYR Meet - Results & Thank You
  2. Regional Meet - Details & Spiritwear
  3. Junior Olympics Details:  March 8-10
  4. Senior Meet (Mar 1-3) - Update
  5. End of Season Dates
  6. Practice Changes
  7. Upcoming Events / Deadlines
  8. Quote

TYR Meet - Results & Thank You


Congrats to all swimmers who competed in our TYR Sport Winter Invite last weekend!

As always, a huge thank you to our parent volunteers, officials, and visiting officials for helping to make this event possible for the kids.

Click Here for access to results

Regional Meet - Details & Spiritwear

The meet packet & event details have been loaded to the meet page for Feb 14-17's Regional Meet for Ages 14 & Under.  Click Here for meet page.

Thurs PM Prelims:  5-6p warmup, 6:10p start.

Fri PM Finals (For Thurs events):  5-6p warmup, 6:10p start.

Sat & Sun AM Prelims:  7:30 or 8a warmup, 9:10a start.

Sat & Sun PM Finals:  4-4:50a warmup, 5p start.


Note 1:  Ages 10 & Under are Timed Finals (events are swum ONCE).  Top 16 for Thurs events are swum at finals (Friday), and Top 16 swimmers on Sat & Sun are swum at Finals.

Note 2:  Red 3 swimmers may attend either Regionals or Splash Into Spring (Sun Feb 24), but not both.  Please see your coach for a recommendation!

Note 3:  Regional Championship Spiritwear is here!

Orders can be accepted through Tuesday February 5th.  No changes or late orders.  The items will be distributed at the prelim sessions of the Regional meet.
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Junior Olympics Details:  March 8-10

1) Meet Information has been posted, see meet page online or click here!  Volunteer signups are also now open.

2) JO Meet Party will take place on Sat Mar 2, details to come.

3) Hotel Block Information now posted on Marlins meet page. 

4) Please see below for Spiritwear Ordering Information!  Deadline to order is Mon Feb 18, unfortunately there can be noexceptions.

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Senior Meet (Mar 1-3) - Update

Meet packet has been received, and now posted on the meet page at!  Deadline to sign up has been extended to Wed Feb 20 since the information was just published by Ohio Swimming.

End of Season Dates

The following dates will be end of season for Short Course (by group):

- Red 3, Red 4...Sun Feb 24 (Splash Meet).  See you in April!

- Red 2, Red 1...Sun Feb 17 (Regionals) for those not qualifying for Junior Olympics or NCSA.  Swimmers whose seasons end here will be offered 1x week "Postseason workouts" thru week of Mar 4 during JO workouts, schedule tbd.

- Junior Olympic Meet swimmers Sun Mar 10 (Junior Olympics), or thru NCSA Meet later in March if attending.

- All HS athletes...either Senior Meet, Sectionals, or ISCA in March.  See your coach.

Start Date(s) for Long Course season:

- Mon, Apr 8 for all Red Groups (plus Blue Group swimmers whose seasons finish in early March at Senior Meet)

- Mon Apr 15 for Blue 2, Blue 1, and National.

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.

Keating ​​

  • Fri Feb 8 (HS Sectionals @ Keating)
    • National, 3:30-5p
    • Blue 1 / Blue 2, 3:45-5p
  • ​Sat Feb 9 (HS Sectionals @ Keating)
    • National / Blue 1 / Blue 2, 8-9:45a at Keating
    • ​Red Groups, Moved to Sycamore
      • Red 1, 10:30a-12p.
      • Red 2, 12-1:30p
      • Red 3, 1:30-2:30p.
  • ​Sun Feb 10
    • ​National Group, 9-10:30a
  • ​Thurs Feb 14 & Fri Feb 15 (Regionals @ Keating)
    • ​National / Blue 1 / Blue 2, 3:30-5p
    • Red 3 & 4, No Practice.
  • ​Sat Feb 16
    • ​National / Blue 1 / Blue 2 / Red 1 (JO Kids) / Red 2 (JO Kids) / Red 3, Swimming at 2p between Regionals Prelim & Finals Sessions.
  • ​Mon Feb 18 (Presidents Day)
    • ​National / Blue 1, 7-9a
    • Blue 2 / Red 1, 11a-12:45p
    • Red 2, 11a-12:30p
    • Red 3, 11:45a-1p
    • Red 4, 11a-12p


  • ​Mon Feb 18 (Presidents Day) - Tentative
    • ​Red 1, 4-5:45p
    • Red 2, 5:45-7:15p
    • Red 3a, 5:45-7:15p


  • Fri Feb 8 (NKU closed for private event)
    • Blue 2, Moved to Keating 3:45-5p

Upcoming Events / Deadlines




Sign Up Deadline

SW Ohio Swimming Regional Champs.  Keating Natatorium. Feb 14-17 Ages 14 & Under slower than Junior Olympic Time Standards.  Red 3 may attend Regionals OR Splash. Passed
CM Splash Into Spring Invite.  Keating Natatorium. Sun Feb 24 Red 3, Red 4, and all PreComp Groups.  Red 3 may attend Regionals OR the Splash Meet. Passed
CM Qualifier Meet.  Keating Natatorium. Tues Feb 26 Ages 14u:  Any Marlin who is .5 seconds per 50 away from a time standard.  Ages 15+:  All. Mon Feb 25
Senior Circuit Meet.  Miami U. Mar 1-3 Ages 14 & Over who competed during HS season. Wed Feb 20
Junior Olympics - Meet Party Sat, Mar 2...after practice Junior Olympic Meet Team tbd
Junior Olympics.  Ohio State University. Mar 8-10 Ages 14 & Under, with qualifying times. Signed up automatically, see your coach
Bulkhead Removal, Keating Natatorium. Sat Mar 23, 9a-12p $100 dues credit for any parent who signs up & helps, see signup page at under Upcoming Events. Fri Mar 22
Speedo Sectionals.  IUPUI, Indianapolis. Mar 28-31 HS-aged swimmers, with qualifying times Signed up automatically, see your coach
ISCA Junior Nationals.  Clearwater, Fl. Mar 26-30 HS-aged swimmers, with qualifying times Signed up automatically, see Coach Brad
NCSA Age Group Champs.  Orlando, Fl Mar 27-30 Ages 14 & Under, with qualifying times. Fri Mar 1.  See Coach Jeremy or Ryan
First Day of Practice - Long Course Season Mon Apr 8 All Red Groups, plus Blue Group swimmers whose SC season ended in early March NA
First Day of Practice - Long Course Season Mon Apr 15 All National & Blue Groups NA

Quote:  “You can't change what you don't wish to confront." - Dr Daryl Daughtry

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