Marlins Swim Team

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SWIM TEAM PRACTICE

Practices begin Tuesday, May 31!  Morning and evening practices are as follows:

AM PRACTICES

PM PRACTICES 

Swimmers practice by age group:

  • 6 & under:  9:45-10:15am
  • 10 & under: 10:15-11am
  • 11 & up: 11-11:55am

Swimmers practice by age group:

  • 6 & under: 5:30-6:15pm
  • 10 & under: 6:15-7:00pm
  • 11 & up: 7:00-7:50pm

*Swimmers are welcome to attend both morning and evening practices. All beginner swimmers will be in the lane closest to the lifeguard stand and will have a coach in the water with them at all times.

SWIM MEETS

June 14 @ Reeds
June 21 @ Home against Brookside
June 28 @ Home against Arcadia
July 8 (11 and up county meet)
July 9 (10 and under county meet)

SUITS
For swim meets, girls need to wear one-piece suits, and boys generally swim easier in tighter suits. The official Marlin color is blue (see image below), but not required. Feel free to wear what you already have! Although team suits are not required, here are some recommended suits at swimoutlet.com. If viewing this document online, just click the pictures to go directly to the website.

REMIND APP AND EMAIL
Our primary means of communication is email, so please be sure to give us your email address (on the registration form) and then make sure that lexingtonmarlins@gmail.com is in your address book; don’t let us go to your spam folder! 😉 This year, we will also be utilizing the Remind app to help improve communication. Our class code is @3g8ee7c

Remind App for Google Play

Remind App for Apple

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES at SWIM MEETS

Swim meets can’t happen without volunteers.  WE NEED YOU!  Volunteers are usually only committed for half of the meet.  Here’s a brief summary of the opportunities that are available:

  • Stroke judge (2 Marlin parents per meet):  observe swimmers from the side of the pool to ensure that all swimming style-related rules are being followed.  Training** is provided. 
  • Timer (about 10 Marlin parents per meet):  Use a stopwatch (provided) to time swimmers.  This is an easy job, requires no experience, you get a great ‘seat’ to watch the meet, and occasionally, you get a good, cool splash! 
  • Runner (about 4 Marlin parents per meet):  This is also an easy job!  You’ll deliver water to Timers and Meet Officials and gather time sheets/stroke judge sheets for the scorekeeper. 
  • Kid round-up (about 4 Marlin parents per meet):  You’ll use a heat sheet provided by the host pool as a guide to know who is swimming when, gather kids whose event is coming up, and make sure they’re lining up at the Clerk of Course in a timely manner.  

**If you’re interested in serving as an official at a swim meet, virtual trainings will be provided at the following times.  Zoom links will be made available closer to the meeting date.

  • Thursday, May 26 – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 31 – 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 5 – 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, June 9 – 7:00 pm

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