Mandatory Mock Meet and Parent Meeting on Sunday, June 3

May 31, 2018

This Sunday, June 3 please have your swimmers at the pool for 5:30pm warm-up and 6pm start. If you have not filled out your response to attend, please do this immediately. This form must be completed in advance of the swim meets to ensure your swimmer is entered and has defined events, heats and lanes–we can’t express how important this is.

What is the mock meet and why is it mandatory?

If you are new to swim team, the mock meet is mandatory for parents and swimmers who plan to go to meets. Swim team takes a village and you are part of the village. Below are the top 10 reasons to attend.

  1. Give your swimmer a chance to get comfortable with the craziness of a swim meet.
  2. Give yourself a chance to get comfortable with the craziness of a swim meet.
  3. Allow your swimmer the chance to experience how a swim meet is run from writing the events on their hand, to lining up in the bullpen to starting a race or being in a relay
  4. Attend the Parent Meeting so you have fewer questions about swim team and can get questions answered
  5. Sign up for One-and-Done because it is the last chance you have to do it
  6. Practice your role as timer, or other volunteer position
  7. Reduce the anxiety of the first swim meet for your swimmer so they know what is expected
  8. Meet other swim team families
  9. Give your swimmer a chance to learn the starting signals for a race (whistle, “take your marks” and buzzer)
  10. Did we mention it was mandatory for new swim families?

The mock meet is held for the benefit of the team as a whole, the individual swimmers and the family volunteers. We are not just trying to add something to your calendar. We say this is mandatory for first time swimmers, but hope that all families will attend. What happens if you don’t attend as a first time swim family? What is the fine or punishment? 100 sit-ups, 20 push-ups, and not knowing what to do with yourself or your swimmer at the first swim meet.


Registration is closed for the 2018

May 31, 2018

With a record-breaking number of swimmers this year, we are sorry to say that registration is closed. Thanks for your interest and please sign-up for the 2019 season.


2018 Season Update

May 11, 2018

REGISTRATION:
1. Online registration: Convenience Fee. Online registration starts April 1st.
2. $135 First Child, $100 Second Child, Third Child $90, Fourth Child $50.
3. Let people know they can apply for swim scholarship if need assistance/fees reduced.

PRACTICES:
May 29th & 30th: JV: 6:30pm-7:30pm Varsity: 7:30-8:45pm
May 31st Normal Times: JV: 8:00-9:00am, Varsity: 7:00-8:30am
Meets: Wendesdays and Mondays
Home Swim Meets: Sign in 3:30, Warm ups 4:30-5:00pm, 5:00pm-5:30pm
Parent Meeting & Mock Meet: June 3rd, 6-9pm (5:30 warm up)
Jenny Nicol Meet: July 14th
July 18th: Spaghetti Dinner, Jeffrey Mansion 6:00pm-7:00pm
Champs:  July 19th Varsity, July 20 JV
July 21st: Banquet at High School 9a-12p

MEET SCHEDULE:
6/6:   Away Huntington Hills
6/13: Home: Pataskala
6/20: Home: Pickerington
6/27: Home: MCC
7/2: Home: Canal Winchester
7/9: Away: Baltimore

COMMUNICATION:
1. Go to www.RainedOut.com for quick texting message
2. Look for: Organization: Bexley Marlins Summer Swim Team
3. Facebook, emails

CONCESSIONS:
Each family has 2 options:
1. Pay $40 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 $40, 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 $40.
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@hotmail.com if interested.

MEET ENTRIES
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.

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.

Officials Training: Thursday May 17th, 7:30-9pm Epiphany Church
Thursday May 17th. The meeting will run from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The training will be from 7:30 pm to 9 pm. It will be at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Pickerington. Our league needs more officials!!!!!

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 open May 1st-May 15th for online ordering.  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.

SPONSORS:

$400 Gold, $200 Relay, $125 Free, $75 Starting Block, In Kind donations.


Know Your Swim Age!

May 27, 2011

Or, can I swim up if my friends are all in another group?

Well.  Here’s the thing.  Your age on the Marlins- (as determined by the Tri-County League Regulations) is your age on JUNE 1st of this year.  So if you turn 13 on June 2nd, I sincerely apologize for your luck- you’re still 12 in our book, and must swim at 7am.  For the sake of fair competition, coach sanity, team organization, and ultimately SAFETY – swimmers must PLAN to practice with their competition age group.

HOWEVER – your coach may decide to override this as the season progresses.  Once we see how our numbers fall, there may be swimmers who would benefit from more or less challenging practices.  Coaches at that point may decide to approach parents about switching practice times.  Ultimately coaches would like swimmers to practice with other swimmers in the same ability level.  This is COMPLETELY UP TO THE HEAD COACHING STAFF.  They cannot make these decisions during the first few weeks of practice.  THEY MUST SEE YOU SWIM REALLY FAST FIRST- ANY PRACTICE SWITCH WILL BE DONE BASED ON TIME!  So please don’t go into the season expecting or asking to switch practices.  You can bribe them all you want, but swimming faster than the age group above you is the only way to switch.

So- if you don’t like your practice group- PRACTICE!  Because we can’t change your birthday.

 

 

Thank you to Laura Ryan for the great question!