May 30th, 2017 Swim Team officially begins!!!

May 27, 2017

This Tuesday the Marlin swim team practices start:
7am- 8:15am Varsity
8:15-9:00am JV (6u-10u)
7:30pm: Seasoned swimmers and Varsity swimmers
Varsity practice:
7am-8:15 am MON, TUES, WED, FRI (Pract on THURS when there are no meets on Wed
*7:30-9:00pm Mon, Tues, Wed,(when there are no meets) Thurs (4 lanes, small group 20 swimmers)
*Will start when coaching coverage is available

A board member will be available for questions and to collect the One and Done payment if interested.
Below is some important information to review:

Concessions/One and Done FAQ’S
Every Bexley Marlins family is required to contribute to concessions with monetary or food contributions in order for food to be available for purchase at every home meet for swimmers and their families. This decision needs to be made by the mock meet on May 31, 2017, or by default, you will be signed up for Food Contributions. Starting June 1, 2017, you can no longer sign-up for One-and-Done.

Overview
One-and-Done is a simple way to meet your concession team obligation as part of a family on the Bexley Marlins. One-and-Done is $45 per swim family that goes towards purchasing the food sold at the swim meets.

Home meet food contributions is the other way to fulfill your obligation. This requires that a pre-assigned food be brought to each home swim meet prior to 4:30 and in the established quantity and packaging requested.

To help you in your decision-making process, below is an FAQ.

FAQ
What are my choices for fulfilling my concessions duties?
1) One-and-Done: contribute $45 per family by the mock meet on May 31.
2) Home Meet Food Contributions: Sign-up (or be assigned) specific food items to bring to every home swim meet in the requested quantity and packaging requirements.

OPTION 1) ONE-AND-DONE
What is One-and-Done?
One-and-Done is a simple way to meet your concession team obligation as part of a family on the Bexley Marlins. One-and-Done is $45 per swim family that goes towards purchasing the food sold at the swim meets.

What forms of payment are accepted?
Currently, cash and checks are the available forms of payment. Please place cash payments in a sealed envelope and legibly write the name and age of each swimmer one the envelope or note this information in the memo on the check.


Who can I make a check out to for One-and-Done?
Checks should be made out to Bexley Marlins and include the name and age of each swimmer.

Who do I give the money to for One-and-Done?
Nicole Miller or Matt Fortney or Lisa Evans. Please include the name and age of each swimmer to accompany your payment, so we can keep track of who paid.

What happens if I don’t contribute or I don’t sign-up for either option?
If you miss the One-and-Done deadline, by default, you will be assigned food to bring to each meet. There will also be team-wide emails notifying the team of any delinquent swim parents.

Do I have to pay per child?
No, you pay per household up to 10 children.

When do I have to sign-up for One-and-Done?
You must sign-up for One-and-Done by the mock meet on May, 31, 2017.

What happens if I miss the deadline?
If you miss the deadline for One-and-Done, you will automatically be assigned to bring food to each home meet.

Does One-and-Done count towards my volunteer requirement for each swim meet?
NO. Contributing food and/or paying for One-and-Done does not count as volunteering for the swim meet.
If you volunteer to work the concessions table during the home swim meets, then this counts towards your volunteer requirements.

OPTION 2) CONTRIBUTE FOOD TO EACH HOME MEET
If I decide to bring food, can I bring whatever I want?
No, the committee has pre-determined the menu based on what sells well and what can be easily managed at swim meets. You will have the opportunity to sign up for something or you will be assigned a food to bring. We will need consistently portioned, pre-packaged foods (i.e., a dozen cookies packaged as 2 per baggie or 10-12 baby carrots per baggie). For desserts, nothing frosted (i.e., brownies, cakes, cupcakes) should be brought due to melting. Items must be nut-free.

What kinds of foods would I be required to bring?
Sample foods that you might be asked to bring are:
10 bags of popped popcorn portioned in ziploc bags
2 dozen cookies, nut-free, portioned in 2 per Ziploc bag
10 bags of carrots, cut length-wise and portioned in Ziploc bags
1 watermelon
10 bags of grapes, washed and removed from stems and portioned in Ziploc bags
2 dozen rice krispies, cut into even squares, portioned in 1 per Ziploc bag

If I bring food, when do I deliver it?
Generally, if you bring the food to the swim meet by 4:30, this will be perfect. Food can also be dropped off prior to the event with a concession team member.

How many home swim meets are there that I would have to bring good to?
3 home swim meets requiring food contributions.

Does bringing food count towards my volunteer requirement for each swim meet?
NO. Contributing food and/or paying for One-and-Done does not count as volunteering for the swim meet.
If you volunteer to work the concessions table during the home swim meets, then this counts towards your volunteer requirements.

OTHER
Why do I have to contribute to the concessions?
The money made at the swim meets from concessions goes towards swim team improvements and needs. The current goal is to earn enough money to upgrade the team computer and purchase new, upgraded software.

If I want to volunteer in concessions, what does that entail?
The concessions team volunteering consists of three shifts: set-up, 1st half staffing, 2nd half staffing and tear down. Roles include selling the food and heat sheets or cooking/reheating and “assembling” the entrees (i.e., hot dogs and walking tacos). It’s a team effort which provides you with the flexibility to go and watch your child swim.

How do I become a part of the amazing concessions committee?
Contact Lisa Evans at limilley@hotmail.com

What if I sign-up for One-and-Done and volunteer to bring food on the Concessions committee, do I still have to pay?
If you pay for One-and-Done and are part of the Concessions committee who brings food, you can submit your receipts to be reimbursed.


2017 MARLIN SWIM TEAM IMPORTANT INFORMATION

April 14, 2017

WELCOME MARLIN FAMILIES!!! SPREAD THE WORD….. We are still looking for swimmers to join the team!!!
Registration deadline is May 21st

A. SWIM SUIT INFO: Team suits are available on the below website: They are not mandatory but recommended.
https://www.makingwavesusa.com/team
password: marlins

B. MEET SCHEDULE:
May 31st : Mock Meet/Parent meeting: Parents receive info about what to expect for the season and how meets are run. A short meet will be completed. Parents will be able to time and participate w the bull pen.
6/7 HOME MEET: PICKERINGTON
6/17 AWAY MEET: GRANVILLE (SAT)
6/24 AWAY MEET: PATASKALA (SAT)
6/29: AWAY MEET: JOHNSTOWN (THURS)
7/5: HOME MEET: PATASKALA
7/10: HOME MEET: CHEVINGTON (MON)

7/8: JENNY NICOL MEET
7/19: Spaghetti Dinner
7/20: 11& older Champs
7/21: 10& under Champs
7/22: MARLIN AWARDS BREAKFEAST

C. PRACTICES:
1. 5/30 practices start
2. JV Practices:
8:15-9:00 MON,TUES, WED, FRI (Practices on THURS when there is NO Meet on Wed) No PRACT June 2ind after Thurs meet.
3. Varsity practice:
7am-8:15 am MON, TUES, WED, FRI (Pract on THURS when there are no meets on Wed
*7:30-9:00pm Mon, Tues, Wed,(when there are no meets) Thurs (4 lanes, small group 20 swimmers)
*Will start when coaching coverage is available

D. COMMUNICATION:
1. Go to RAINED OUT for quick texting messages
Look for: Organization: Bexley Marlins Summer Swim Team
2. Facebook, emails

E. CONCESSIONS:
Each family has 2 options:
1. Pay $45 at registration or by May 31st. This fee will cover the food the concession committee will be making for the concessions for the 4 home meets
2. Instead of paying $45, you will be responsible for bringing items to the concession stand each meet. The concession committee will send a sign up genius to those who do not wish to pay the $45.
3. Bringing food or paying the One and Done does not fulfill the volunteer commitment. All parents will need to volunteer at the meets. If not, the meet does not run smoothly.
4. Looking for volunteers for the concession committee. Need parents to help bake or work the concessions stand. Please email Lisa Evans: limiley@gmail.com if interested.

F. MEET ENTRIES:
1. Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan will be sending a google entry request one week before each meet. It needs to be sent back in by the Friday before the Meet, Monday before a Sat meet. It will let us know who will be at the meet and what their event choices are.

G. VOLUNTEERING:
In order for the meets to run smoothly, parents are required to volunteer at the meets. A sign up genius
will be sent out weekly for timing, bull pen, ribbons, runners, and set up/tear down responsibilities.
Each home meet will need 32 timers (16 first half, 16 second half of meet) 4 officials, 2-3 people to set
up, 2-3 people to tear down, 2-3 people ribbons/computer table, 2 runners.

H. SPIRIT WEAR:
Chris Fortney is the contact person for spirit wear. Cafort88@gmail.com.
All sales will be online this year. You may order spirit wear items at https://www.gtdapparel.com/marlins
The site will remain open until Friday May 5th, 2017. All items will be delivered at practice prior to first meet.
A minimum order of 18 for each style is needed to be ordered by the team.
Because they are custom orders, there will be no refunds or returns.

LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT SEASON!!!
Nicole Miller


2016 SPIRIT DAY

June 18, 2016

SAVE THE DATE!!!

WHEN: July 1st
TIME: 9:00-10:30am after JV Practice under the party tent at the pool.
WHAT: Pancakes will be served with special toppings!!
Tye Dye stations will be available
NEEDED: Swimmers should bring a white towel, or shirt that will be tye dyed blue, and a plastic bag for each item
WHO: ALL TEAM MEMBERS ARE INVITED!!!
*WE WILL ARRANGE W JEFFEY CAMP TO PICK KIDS UP AT 10:30am

JULY 4th: CALLING ALL MARLINS TO WALK IN THE BEXLEY PARADE!!! THROW CANDY, CHEER, AND HAVE FUN!!
JULY 20th: CHAMPS CARB LOAD DINNER 5pm
JEFFREY MANSION A SPAGHETTI DINNER WILL BE SERVED FOR ALL TEAM MEMBERS. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW


2016 Bexley Marlin Update

May 7, 2015

BEXLEY MARLINS 2016 UPDATE:
Its Count down time!!!!! The weather has hit and the season is about to start!!! The Board would like to make the transition for new and veteran families smooth this year. Our goal is to make the swim meets more efficient, communication clear, and to ensure all families know what to expect. In order to be successful, we need everyone’s support and commitment at the meets. Swim meets run about three hours and there is a lot more involved than just watching the events. Hence, 18 timers, runners, officials, concession helpers, and bull pen support are key volunteer positions that will need to be fulfilled. It takes a village!!! We look forward to your support and an exciting year!!
Many of the coaches this year will be veterans from last year and from the Bexley High School Swim team.

Important dates:
April 4th: Online registration will begin
April 7th and 8th: In person registration at the Jeffrey Mansion. 6-8pm
Suit fittings, spirit wear for sale, concession sign up
April 8th: Aquatic Adventures will be there for more suits to try on
July 16th: Jenny Nicol Meet
July 21st and 22nd: Champs
July 23rd: Awards banquet: 4:30pm at the Jeffrey Shelter House
Meets will be released soon

Practices:
SWIM PRACTICES BEGIN MAY 31st
JV (6u,8u,10u)
7:45 arrive at pool, 8:00am in water
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri
8am-9am (dryland 9:00-9:15)

Varsity:(Seasonal winter swimmers, 12u-18u)
Sun, Mon, Tues, Thurs
7:30pm-9:00pm


Bexley Marlins Swim Team Spirit Wear – Order Deadline is this Friday, May 8th

May 6, 2015
If you haven’t ordered your Bexley Marlins spirit wear yet, the deadline to get some fabulous gear to look Cool at the Pool and support your favorite swim team is quickly approaching!
Deadline for ordering is this Friday, May 8th. Production will begin after that date so all items will be available before the first meet. No screen-printed items will be available after Friday.
The current product offerings are attached. Please contact Nickie Welsh to place your order. Her phone number and email are listed below.
If you are looking for something specific and don’t see what you want, contact Nickie as she can help you find that perfect item!
Nickie Welsh
Phone: (614) 937-2508
Nickie@goinstitches.com
Thank you!!
Chris Fortney
(614) 302-2490
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Important Information for the 2015 season

April 7, 2015

2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

April

Registration and Suit Fittings

Thursday, April 9th, 6:00-8:00pm at Jeffrey Mansion

Friday, April 10th, 6:00—8:00pm at Jeffrey Mansion

 

MAY

OH Swimming Officials Clinic,

Central CommissionSat May 9 9:15a – 12:00p
Carriage Place Community Center
4900 Sawmill Rd  Columbus, OH 43235
NOTE:  Parking is at the Wal-Mart across the street

Monday, May 11th, Open Registration ends

Thursday, May 21st, 7:30-8:30, Mandatory Parent Meeting (Meet the Coaches), Jeffery Mansion

 

 

JUNE

TCAL (Tri County Aquatic League) Officials Training, TBA, Groveport Rec Center

Monday, June 1st, PRACTICE begins! 8-9:15am 10&under, 7:30-9pm 11&Up

JV Practices:  Morning 8:00 am – 9:15 am

(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday mornings)

Varsity Practices:  Evening 7:00pm – 9 pm

(Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday evenings)

Thursday, June 4th, 6:00-9:00pm at the Pool (Mock Meet), kids receive tees and caps!

(Rain Date – Sunday, June 7th, 8:00-11:00am)

Sunday, June 7th, Scarlet & Gray Swim Clinic, 5:30-7:45pm, Bexley pool (optional, $25)

Monday, June 8th, Team and Individual Picture Day! 9am at pool

Wednesday, June 10th, HOME vs. Huntington Hills, 5:30pm Start

Wednesday, June 17th, Away @ Moundbuilders, 5:30pm start

Wednesday, June 24th, Home vs. Pataskala, 5:30pm start

 

JULY

Wednesday July 1st, HOME vs. Canal Winchester, 5:30pm start

Saturday, July 4th, Parade

Wednesday, July 8th, Home vs. Pickerington, 5:30pm start

Saturday, July 11th, Jenny Nicol Invitational Meet, 9-12pm, Bexley pool

Tuesday, July 13th, Away @ Baltimore Canal, 5:30pm start (TUESDAY MEET)

Thursday, July 23rd & Friday, July 24th –CHAMPS!

Saturday, July 25th – Marlins Team Banquet, time and location TBA


Bexley Marlins Holidy Spirit Wear Offerings

December 3, 2014

Hi Bexley Marlins Families!

Baby, I know it’s cold outside but many of you may be happily taking swimming lessons this winter to prepare for the upcoming summer Bexley Marlins swim season and want some cool Marlins gear to wear to and from the pool.

Or, you may just want something to wear to school or out and about to show your Marlin pride!!

Nickie Welsh from In Stitches and I have put together some offerings for holiday gifts for swimmers and their families. There are some really great options to choose from!

Or, if you have something else in mind, as always, Nickie is happy to help you find just the right item!
Just give Nickie a call at 614-937-2508 or drop her an email at Nickie@goinstitches.com.

Order deadline is December 8th.

Product Offerings and Order Forms were sent via email!

Thank you and GO MARLINS!

Chris
cafort88@gmail.com

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Swimming Spotlight: Ava Fortney

July 1, 2014

2014  EXCITING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Congratulations to Ava Fortney for her outstanding accomplishments this year!!!

On the first meet of this year, Ava broke the 9-10 Girls 25 SC Meter Breaststroke and Girls 9-10 100 SC Meter IM Bexley Marlin records.

17:97  25 SC Meter 9-10 Breaststroke    1:24:03   SC Meter IM

2014 EXCITING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2014 EXCITING ACCOMPLISHMENTS


4th of July Float…

July 1, 2014

Fourth Of July Float Info…

We are so excited for another great year in the Bexley 4th of July parade, the kids love it!

A very special thank you to the LaFollette Family for coordinating this years float again!!! For more info, you can contact them mlafollette@columbus.rr.com

Please make note of the following…

1. CHAPERONES NEEDED: We need several more adult folks to help “man” the float during the parade (crowd control, safety spotting, attendance before and after parade). Varsity swimmers, junior coaches, parent board members! ADULTS, let us know ASAP if you intend on participating.

2. CANDY: Each Marlin participant needs to supply 3 bags of candy (North, South, Central).

3. BUBBLES: Feel free to bring BUBBLES!

4. SPIRIT WEAR: Wear team swim suits, team shirts, or vintage gear.

5. NO WATER GUNS OR WATER BALLOONS, please… Water wars are fun but create too much commotion on the float.

6. YOU CAN’T RIDE… We need some energetic, spirited leaders to lead our swimmers in our team chant.

7. VERY IMPORTANT: WHEN YOU’RE ON, YOU’RE ON. For the safety of our float participants and float drivers, please do not expect your swimmer to get ON and OFF the float DURING the parade. If you want your swimmer to make a pit stop or only participate in a portion of the parade, please expect to WALK with him/her during the parade.

8. SIGN IN: All JV swimmers must be signed in by an adult prior to the parade. All JV swimmers must be signed out after the parade. Please have someone account for your swimmer before and after.

9. WHERE TO MEET: Once we receive confirmation of our starting point, we will send out an email. STAY TUNED regarding WHERE and WHEN to meet.

10. END OF PARADE: The parade ends at the Cassingham Complex. Parents be prepared to pick up your children!


Tomorrow’s meet, July 2

July 1, 2014
Hello team!

Please be aware that Chevington is a large team and tomorrow’s meet is set to last until 10:15pm judging from our timeline. Because of the late end time, we understand if you need to remove your swimmer from the free relays that are at the end of the meet. If this is the case, please email Coach Sandy at sliwowski.saundra@gmail.com and Matt Fortney, our head scorer, at mfort07@gmail.com by 10am tomorrow (Wednesday) so they can make relays changes and complete the heat sheets.

Matt will send out an entry report for tomorrow’s meet later tonight, and we will send out heat sheets via email tomorrow afternoon as well as sell them  at the spiritwear table during the meet.

Also please note that of course there will be no swim practice on Friday, July 4th – we look forward to seeing many of you on the float!

See you tomorrow and go Marlins!