Marlins Newsletter - 4.2.19

Ryan Hammer
Apr 2, 2019

Table of Contents

  1. Season Preview - Beginning Monday April 8!
  2. Marlins Water Polo - Signups Now Open
  3. Practice Changes
  4. Upcoming Events / Deadlines
  5. Quote

Season Preview - Beginning Monday April 8!


The first day of practice for all groups (except National) will begin next Monday, April 8!  From April thru mid-July, the team competes in what is referred to as Long Course season.  What is the difference between Short & Long Course, you ask?  Long Course competitions are conducted in 50-meter pools as opposed to 25-yard pools like over the winter, and also is the format how the Summer Olympics are swum!

A few season preview items:
- Upcoming Events:
*Sat, April 13 Special Olympics @ Princeton HS.  Kids will be asked to volunteer & help escort Special Olympic athletes.
*May 10-12 First meet of the season @ Clippers Arctic Splash (Erlanger KY)
*May 17-19, First Home meet of the season (Pepsi Spring Invite)
*May 31-June 2, Travel Meet to Fishers In to compete in the Southeastern Summer Sizzler.
*Mon June 24, (National/Blue) Annual Canoe Trip & (Red) Potential Kings Island outing.
*Wed June 26, Open Water Meet @ Hueston Woods.

- Summer Clubs:  Swimmers are welcome to swim with the Marlins & their summer clubs once school lets out.  Kids can benefit both from the continuity of Long Course training and the fun opportunity with a summer club!

- 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.

- All Long Course team information is linked HERE.  Appointments for new families are available on request, click Contact Us at bottom of the website front page to send us an email!

As always, this team can't function without YOU.  Please consider signing up to help as an official or skilled volunteer in organizing our home swim meets.  

Plus, always refer to this weekly newsletter for upcoming deadlines, fun team updates, and any potential practice changes.

Marlins Water Polo - Signups Now Open

The water polo side of the club are now taking signups, please visit if interested!

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 ​​

  • First Day of spring practice:  Mon Apr 8! (except National, starting Mon Apr 15)


  • First Day of spring practice:  Mon Apr 8!


  • First Day of spring practice: Mon Apr 8!

Upcoming Events / Deadlines




Sign Up Deadline

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 Group NA
Clippers Arctic Invite.  Erlanger, Ky. May 10-12 All National, Blue, Red. Apr 17 (tentatively)
Marlins Pepsi Spring Invite.  Home Meet. 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.  Home Meet. June 20-23 All National, Blue, Red May 15 (tentatively)

Quote:  “The beginning is always today." - Mary Shelley

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