Marlins Newsletter - 3.5.19

Ryan Hammer
Mar 5, 2019

Table of Contents

  1. Junior Olympic Meet:  March 8-10
  2. Bulkhead Removal - Sat Mar 23
  3. Practice Changes
  4. End of Season Dates
  5. Save The Date - Sat Apr 13 Special Olympics
  6. Upcoming Events / Deadlines
  7. Quote

Junior Olympic Meet:  March 8-10

Marlins, 53 of your teammates will be competing this weekend in the Junior Olympic Meet at Ohio State.  This meet is the pinnacle of the season in Ohio Swimming for ages 14 & under, good luck to all competing!

1) Meet Information has been posted, see meet page online or click here!  Psych Sheets & warmup schedules (not yet posted) will be available when you click thru to Ohio Swimming's meet page.

2) Final 10 & Under relay lineups now loaded to the meet page! (pdf, at bottom)  Alphabetical listings of 11 & Over relays are listed in a separate document on the meet page, lineups to be posted by coaches at the meet for older swimmers.

3) Like most meets these days, the host is asking for help timing races.  We are being asked for 10 timers over the course of the weekend, a few at each session (except Saturday Finals).  There is a "job signup" button on the meet page linked above for anybody willing to help!

4) Thurs Mar 7:  Sycamore & NKU will be running workouts, Keating is also available on a drop-in basis from 3-5:30p for a 30 min workout for anyone who wants to get an early head start up to Columbus.  Also available at OSU:  Coach Jeremy will be supervising pre-meet workouts from 6:30-8 at OSU, please plan on being in the water by 7:30 as he needs to leave by 8p. 

5) Thank you to Heather Dillon for all of her efforts organizing the meet psych party last Saturday, the kids loved it!

Bulkhead Removal - Sat Mar 23

2x a year, the team installs / removes the bulkhead at Keating Natatorium & the club is offering a $100 credit off your April 1 dues to those who help!  Must be able to lift heavy items, and be willing to bring a swimsuit & get in the water.

When:  Sat Mar 23 from 9a-12p.

Where:  Keating Natatorium (St Xavier HS)

Click Here for details & signup.

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 ​​

  • ​Thurs Mar 7
    • No Practice for Red 1 & Red 2, JO Meet athletes can drop in from 3-5:30p for a 30 min workout.  Red 1 & Red 2 postseason practice moved to Wed Mar 6.  Also looking into if we can secure pool time at Ohio State Thurs night.


  • Rest of season schedule sent by Coach Jessi.


  • Thursday, March 7th: Red 1/Red 2 Combo Swim 5-6:30pm (Red 1 DL 4:15).

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, see your coach for your group's schedule.

- 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.

Save The Date - Special Olympics Sat Apr 13

In what has been a Marlin tradition for years, the team helps supply swimmer volunteers at the Special Olympics Meet at Princeton HS to help escort athletes to their Heat & Lane.  This year's meet will be Sat Apr 13, keep an eye out for updates!

Upcoming Events / Deadlines




Sign Up Deadline

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
Special Olympics @ Princeton HS.  Looking for swimmer volunteers! Sat Apr 13 All Marlins NA
First Day of Practice - Long Course Season Mon Apr 15 All National & Blue Groups NA

Quote:  “The quality of our expectations becomes the quality of our actions." - Andres Godin

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