Marlins Newsletter - 5.15.19

Ryan Hammer
May 15, 2019

Table of Contents

  1. Social Calendar - Summer time!
  2. Meet Details - Pepsi Spring Invite
  3. Coaches Corner - Block Starts
  4. Add'l Officials Info - From Sarah K.
  5. Summer Practice Schedules - Begin Mon June 3rd
  6. Practice Changes
  7. Upcoming Events / Deadlines
  8. Quote

Social Calendar - Summer Time!

1) Sun June 16 - Reds Game (All Marlins)  Click here for details, sign up closes May 16.

2) Mon June 24  - Annual Canoe Outing (National & Blue Groups).  Click here for details, sign up closes Sun June 23.  All National & Blue workouts are at Keating 7:30-9a only, then we will head for the river!

3) Mon June 24 - Kings Island (Red Groups).  Click here for details, sign up closes Sun June 23.  No Red workouts will take place on Mon June 24, let's have some fun!

Meet Details - Pepsi Spring Invite

Details for this weekend's home Pepsi Spring Invite (home) are now posted at  Updates include warm-up times, start & end times (end time are estimates).  Thank you in advance for volunteering & making events like these possible for the kids!


- Pepsi (Home) Meet:  No check-in Friday night, but there will be event limits (Friday only) as this has proven to be a popular meet.  Posted are warm-up times, Friday Psych Sheet (events will be limited), estimated start & end times, and specific warm-up schedules.

Not yet published are check-in information for Sat AM's 400 IM & all events Sun AM.  If you are ages 13 & Over and swimming Sun AM, you must check-in for those events at the pool on Saturday.  

Click here for the Pepsi Meet to be taken there directly!

Coaches Corner - Block Starts

An oldie, but a goodie, from Russell Mark (can you tell I'm a fan?) from USA Swimming discussing block starts.  Enjoy!

Add'l Officials Info - From Sarah K.  

One of the most helpful volunteer positions are folks to help us officiate our meets.  Thanks to those to attended the May 4 clinic, below is add'l clinic information!

Carriage Place Community Center
4900 Sawmill Rd.
Columbus, OH 43235

Mon May 20, 2019 7:00 pm - Make-up general Clinic, New Officials

If you have any questions or are interested in attending the training, please let me know. (Email -

Summer Practice Schedules - Begin Mon June 3

All locations will switch to Summer Practice Schedules on Monday, June 3.  PDF Schedules are linked below, please note Summer Schedule for Keating is on Page 2.  For any families who still are in school the week of June 3rd, please contact Coach Tammi who will be offering a few evening practices at Keating. 

Click Here for Schedules (pdf version).  Google Calendars will be updated shortly.

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​ ​​​​​​​

  • ​Mon Mon 27 (Memorial Day - Swim Only, All Groups) ​
    • National & Blue 1, 7-9a
    • Blue 2 & Red 1, 9-10:45a
    • Red 2, 9-10:30a
    • Red 3, 10:30-11:45a
    • Red 4, 10:30-11:30a
  • ​Open Water Meet - Workouts @ Keating w/ no lane lines!
    • ​Sat May 25, 11:45a-12:45p (All ages)
    • Sat June 15, 11:45a-12:45p (All ages)


  • Mon May 27 (Memorial Day) - Moved to Keating.  See Keating section above for specific schedule.


  • Mon May 27 (Memorial Day) - Moved to Keating.  See Keating section above for specific schedule.

Upcoming Events / Deadlines




Sign Up Deadline

Marlins Pepsi Spring Invite.  Home Meet. May 17-19 All National, Blue, Red. Passed
Southeastern Summer Sizzler.  Fishers, In. May 31-June 2 All National, Blue, Red Passed
Marlins at the Ball Park. Sun, June 16th All Marlins Thurs, May 16
Marlins TYR Sport Summer Classic.  Home Meet. June 20-23 All National, Blue, Red Wed, May 15
National & Blue - Canoe Outing Mon, June 24 (Day after TYR Meet).  No PM workouts.  National & Blue Groups Sun, June 23
Red Groups - Kings Island Mon, June 24 (Day after TYR Meet).  No practice for all Red Groups. All Red Groups Sun, June 23
Open Water Invite.  Hueston Woods State Park Wed, June 26 Red 2 & Above with time standards Sat, June 1
Ohio Swimming's Regional Champs.  Home Meet. July 5-7 Ages 14 & Under, slower than Junior Olympic time standards Mon, June 24
Senior Meet.  Denison Univ, Granville Oh. July 11-14 Ages 14 & Over who swam during HS season Fri, June 21
Junior Olympics.  Miami Univ, Oxford Oh. Jul 20-23 Ages 14 & Under with time standards Mon, July 8
Speedo Sectionals . Cleveland State Univ, Cleveland Oh Jul 20-23 Older Swimmers with time standards Fri, June 21

Quote:  “Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." - Theodore Roosevelt

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