Practice Starts Next Week

Kids are expected to be lined up behind blocks and ready to enter the water at practice start time. Schedule as follows:

EVENING PRACTICES (END OF MAY WHILE SCHOOL IS IN SESSION)

Tuesday, May 28
JV 9-10, 5&6 Group, Time: 6-7pm
Varsity 9-10, 11-18 Group, Time: 7-8:30pm

Wednesday, May 29
JV 9-10, 7&8 Group, 6-7pm
Varsity 9-10, 11-18 Group, Time: 7-8:30pm  

Thursday, May 30
JV 9-10, 5&6 Group, Time: 6-7pm
Varsity 9-10, 11-18 Group, Time: 7-8:30pm

Friday, May 31 (Morning Practice)
JV 9-10, 7&8 Group, 8-9am
Varsity 9-10, 11-18 Group, Time: 7-8am
Varsity Dry Land, 8-8:30 am (All varsity kids should bring sneakers and shorts/t-shirts for running)

Full Practice Schedule

Sign Up Now: Weather or Emergency Communications

For 2019, we will use the Remind app for all weather related and emergency communications.  This will include notifications about practice cancellations or meet delays/cancellations.  The Remind app will send push notifications via an app or text messages when there are updates for the team.

There are two ways to set up Remind:

·         Go to https://remind.com/join/bexmarlins and follow the instructions to sign up for Remind.  You will be prompted to download the mobile app.

·         Text the message @bexmarlins to the number 81010 to set up text only notifications

Swimmers, parents, or other relevant parties (e.g., babysitters) can sign up with Remind for text notifications.

Marlins Fundraising at Bexley Piada (May 15th)

Show the flyer to the cashier or mention the fundraiser and 20% of your purchase will be donated back to the Marlins.

Bexley Piada
2585 E Main St, Bexley, OH 43209
P: 614.754.1834 / Open: 10:45am — 10:00pm

2019 Spirit Wear Deadline Extended!

Deadline Extended To May 10!

Spirit wear is available for purchase using the following link: https://bexleymarlins2019.itemorder.com/sale

Please order by the end of April May 10th to ensure it is delivered by the start of the season. Samples below — lots more choices on the website!

2019 Swim Official Training

Are you interested in becoming a swim official for the Bexley Marlins?

Training is being offered for all new officials, and for those who want a refresher, on May 30, 2019 from 7:15-9pm at Epiphany Lutheran Church (268 Hill Rd N, Pickerington, OH 43147).

If you plan to attend arrive promptly at 7:15. This will be the only training offered.

If you are interested in officiating this year, please send your contact information to Matt Fortney at mfort07@gmail.com

2019 Swimmer Evaluations

We are receiving many questions about the minimum distance requirements for the 2019 season and wanted to provide some additional information. TCAL has adopted a new by-law that requires all swimmers to be able to swim 25 yards. As such, we have to be firm on this minimum distance and will provide free evaluations on April 28th.

Coach Taylor is able to be more flexible on the longer requirements as they are intended to ensure that swimmers can manage the practices.

First and foremost, we want to ensure that the evaluations are open for swimmers who need confirmation of the 25 yard requirement, but parents can contact Coach Taylor directly with questions about the longer distances at bexmarlin.coach@gmail.com.

Evaluations can be scheduled using the following link:  https://calendly.com/coachtaylor/marlinsevaluation

A couple of notes about swimmer evaluations:

  • Evaluation appointments will be 30 minutes on April 28th (15 minutes of swim time and feedback with parents after).
  • Evaluations are not required!  This is an option for parents who feel that a confirmation of their swimmer’s ability would be helpful.
  • Coach Taylor will be evaluating swimmers for three things:
    • Ability to enter the water unassisted
    • Comfort swimming in deep water
    • Ability to swim 25 yards without stopping
  • These evaluations will be at the JCC.  If families do not have a JCC membership, they may be able to register for a guest pass but should call the JCC in advance to confirm the JCC’s policies regarding guest passes.

Evaluations can be scheduled using the following link:  https://calendly.com/coachtaylor/marlinsevaluation

Calling For 2019 Sponsors!

We are looking for team sponsors and offer an incredible advertising opportunity with wide visibility to the Bexley community — learn more here about sponsorship opportunities, tiers of support available and guidance for in kind support. Thank you!

2019 Team Communications

Review our plans for communications — email updates, meet registration, volunteer opportunities and weather/emergency communications.

Mark Your Calendars!

Meet your 2019 Coaches

Coach Taylor is pleased to introduce the 2019 Coaching Staff.