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

2019 Spirit Wear Orders!

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

Please order all spirit wear by the end of April to ensure it is delivered by the start of the season.

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.

2019 Team Suit Ordering Is Live!

Step 1: Visit the following website: https://www.swimvilleusa.com/register.asp?cg=152

Step 2: You will be prompted to create a new account. Once the account is created, you will receive an email confirmation.

Step 3: Return to the site (log in, if you are not already logged in) and look for the BEXLEY MARLINS link in the menu at the top of the page. Click that link to be taken to our page.

Alternatively, suits are available at in-person registration on April 12.

2019 In-Person Registration – April 12

Join us at Jeffrey Mansion from 5-7 for the 2019 in-person registration.

Suit Fittings available and team suits will be physically on hand to purchase. Parents may also bring their last year suit to registration and get the Bexley Marlin logo on it.

Two styles of suits will be available this year.

Adding the logo is $9. Suit needs to be brought in a baggie with a name on it.

Embroidered name available for $10. Embroidered suit will be a little longer turn around. When bringing suit to be embroidered, It should also be in a baggie with a name on it.

2019 Parent Meeting – April 7 @ 6PM

Please join us for the 2019 parent meeting on Sunday, April 7th at 6PM in the BHS Gym.

We want to welcome Coach Taylor Pressler Vydra (Coach Taylor) as the head coach for the 2019 season! As a US Masters swimmer, USA Swimming official and last year’s Varsity coach for Marlins, we are delighted to have her back to revamp the program for this coming year. You can learn more about her and her plans at the parent meeting.

Things you will learn about at the parent meeting include:

  • 2019 swim meet schedule
  • New minimum swim requirements to ensure safety for all
  • Practice schedule changes
  • Code of Conduct, signed by 10 and older swimmers and Parents
  • Volunteering requirements
  • Meet entry procedures
  • Spiritwear

2019 Season

We’re starting to get organized for the 2019 season. Stay tuned!