Marlins Newsletter - 3.13.19

Ryan Hammer
Mar 13, 2019

Table of Contents

  1. Junior Olympic Meet:  Great job, Marlins!
  2. Upcoming Events - ISCA & NCSA in Florida
  3. Spring/Summer Season (Long Course) - Information
  4. Practice Changes
  5. Save The Date - Sat Apr 13 Special Olympics
  6. Upcoming Events / Deadlines
  7. Quote

Junior Olympic Meet:  Great job Marlins!

Congrats to all the kids that competed last weekend at Ohio State.  Results can be viewed at the meet page by clicking HERE.

A few meet-related notes:

- A detailed recap of the Top 16 finishers will be published in the next few days recognizing point-scoring swims.

- Special congrats to Thackston McMullan on setting team records in the 50, 100, and 200 fly.  I'm sure he'd get the 300 fly if that event existed...!

- Also thank you to Coach Tammi Karn-Morris for recognizing the kids on social media.

Upcoming Events - ISCA & NCSA in Florida

Senior swimmers will be traveling to St Pete, while Age Group swimmers will be traveling to Orlando the last week of March.  See below for meet pages & updates, any questions contact Coach Brad (ISCA) or Coaches Jeremy/Ryan (NCSA).

Click Here for ISCA meet page.

Click Here for NCSA meet page.

Spring / Summer Season (Long Course) - Information

- First Day of Practice:  Mon Apr 8, except for swimmers who compete at ISCA's in late March (season begins Mon Apr 15 for those swimmers).

- Current members DO NOT need to re-register for Long Course (Apr thru mid-July), the dues you currently pay includes all Long Course practice & meet fees.

- Current members who do not intend to swim Long Course (Apr thru mid-July) can opt-out by sending a note to Jean Hendricks at  There is no financial discount for opt-ing out (annual team dues cease April 1), but it will relieve volunteering commitments for next season.

- New families are invited to Open Houses scheduled for Wed Mar 13 (tonight) at St Xavier HS & Thurs Mar 14 at Sycamore HS (both 6-7p).  Spring team information is linked HERE.  Appointments also available on request if unable to make it to an Open House, click Contact Us at bottom of the website front page.

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 ​​

  • ISCA workouts, see Coach Brad.  NCSA workouts, see coaches Jeremy & Ryan.
  • First Day of spring practice:  Mon Apr 8!


  • First Day of spring practice:  Mon Apr 8!


  • First Day of spring practice: Mon Apr 8!

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

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. Filled (Thank you!)
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. Passed.  See Coach Jeremy or Ryan
First Day of Practice - Long Course Season Mon Apr 8 All Groups, except National & Blue swimmers whose seasons ended in late 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 National & Blue swimmers whose seasons ended later in March NA
Clippers Arctic Invite May 10-12 All National, Blue, Red. Apr 17 (tentatively)
Marlins Pepsi Spring Invite. May 17-19 All National, Blue, Red. Apr 27 (tentatively)
Southeastern Summer Sizzler.  Fishers, In. May 31-June 2 All National, Blue, Red Fri, May 3 (tentatively)
Marlins TYR Sport Summer Classic June 20-23 All National, Blue, Red May 15 (tentatively)

Quote:  “Never give up on what you really want to do.  The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts." - Unknown

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