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Entries for tonight’s meet v. Pataskala

We will likely not receive the seeded entries in enough time to update the swimmers’ cards prior to the meet. Swimmers will receive cards that list out their events and parents can purchase a heat sheet upon arrival and find the heat/lane information.

Bexley warm-ups will begin promptly at 5 pm. JV will swim 5-5:15 and Varsity will swim 5:15-5:30. THe meet will begin at 5:30.

Entry report: http://www.bexleymarlins.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/bexley-@-pataskala-entry-report-UPDATED-1.pdf

Sponsor Spotlight: Anthony’s Pizzeria

Today, we’d like to thank Anthony’s Pizzeria for sponsoring your 2019 Marlins! Since 1940, they’ve offered New York Style pizza in Bexley!

Contact them at (614) 231-6628 and http://www.anthonys-pizzeria.com/index.html

Check out all our 2019 Sponsors and learn how to sponsor the team.

Save The Date: TCAL Championships!

Champs will be Thursday, July 18 (11 and over) – Friday, July 19 (10 and under) this year. More details closer to the event.

Ribbons and Goalbreakers

As you may know, for regular TCAL league meets, ribbons for 1st-12th place are awarded to swimmers. These are usually available to swimmers a day or two after a meet, although sometimes there are delays. (For example, after last week’s meet the free relay ribbons still needed to be completed. Those are done now and in swimmers’ folders for pickup.)

This summer, in the spirit of inclusion and fun, we are awarding participation ribbons to JV swimmers who completed events but did not receive a place award. If a swimmer completed a legal swim, their place and time will be recorded on the back of the participation ribbon. This can help swimmers keep track of their progress. Swimmers who were disqualified (DQ-ed) in an event will still receive a ribbon, but the label will not indicate a place or time because those are not recorded in the event of a DQ.

We are also awarding “Goalbreakers” tags to recognize when all swimmers beat their personal best times for the summer season. These are small plastic tags that attach to a key ring and can be hooked to a swimmer’s bag, keys, lanyard, etc. Each swimmer will receive one tag when they swim an event faster than their seed/best time. A key ring will be included with the first Goalbreaker of the season. The tags are placed in small envelopes that also display labels showing the events and time drops achieved by the swimmer. 

All of these awards are sorted by swimmer into the folders in the large boxes that can typically be found on the upper deck during and after swim practice. Please encourage your children to pick up their awards so that our folders do not get overcrowded.

Participation ribbons and Goalbreakers take some extra time to produce, so your swimmers can generally expect to receive them within one week of a meet.

If you have any questions about awards throughout the season, please send an email to bexleymarlinsswimteam@gmail.com and I will attend to them as soon as I can.

Go Marlins!
–Sarah, Marlins spirit committee

Save The Date: 7/20 End Of Season Celebration

Save the date for the Bexley Marlins end of season celebration. This will be held at the pool on the evening of Saturday, July 20. Details Forthcoming!

Friday Spirit Activity: Tie-Dying Shirts

Attention all JV and Varsity Swimmers and coaches!

Please join us for a fun Marlins spirit event this Friday, June 14th. We will be tie-dying t-shirts on the upper pool deck after practice ~9:00am.

Please bring a white t-shirt that has been (a) washed already, and (b) ideally is wet/damp and in a plastic ziplock bag.

(New, unwashed t-shirts will not take the dye. The plastic bag will be used to store the damp, dyed shirt for 24 hours after dying so the dye sets.)

We will have a limited number of old Marlins t-shirts available for tie-dying as well – mostly in larger youth/adult sizes.

TCAL Champs Shirts

Bexley Marlins is part of TCAL (Tri-County Aquatic League), and TCAL is selling t-shirts for Champs, our end of the season meet at Denison.

Champs is a lot of fun for the kids, so consider getting your swimmer a t-shirt souvenir to celebrate their season. Additionally, this is a fundraiser that helps to defray some of the costs of TCAL including the Champs venue, Champs trophies, ribbons, and new software.

Check out the t-shirt options at the link below:

https://www.gtdapparel.com/tcalchamps

  • Then: Select your size
  • Select “Bexley”
  • Select  “send to coordinator” (choosing “send to coordinator” eliminates the shipping charges)

The deadline to order is June 30th, and shirts should arrive 2 weeks later.

Thanks for supporting TCAL!

Tonight vs. Groveport

Get ready for tonight’s meet against Groveport! Enclosed in this post is a report on what swimmers are swimming in which events.

>> Swimmer Entry Report — Bexley vs. Groveport <<

Some reminders and notes:

  • Please help to ensure swimmers arrive on time so they have time to stretch and warm up before the meet
  • Children under the age of 10 should have their name written on their back shoulder
  • Parents should write out the event/heat/lane on swimmer arms before warm ups (the number in parenthesis on relays indicates the swimmer’s order)
  • Warm ups start promptly at 4:30 tomorrow. Varsity will be in the water 4:30-4:45 and JV will be in the water 4:45-5.
  • Meet will begin at 5:30
  • Events for the bullpen will be announced by the DJ/Announcer and parents should help swimmers 8 & under get to the bullpen on time
  • Heat sheets will be available for purchase for $1 at the meet

Lastly, please help your swimmers make good food choices before and during the meet. We encourage swimmers to eat food high in nutritional value the day of a meet and to avoid fried and sugary treats. They should drink plenty of water and can eat high-quality foods such as fruit, vegetables, peanut butter, and whole grains during the meet. Foods high in sugar and fat should wait until swimmers are done with events. Our bodies perform best when they are well fueled.

Practice Schedule Reminder!

We hold practices every day of the week. (Even the mornings after meets).

There was some confusion as practice schedule varied in previous years. But it’s 2019, and we want your swimmers in the water!

Contact the coaching staff if you have any questions.

Sponsor Spotlight: Aab India

Today, we’d like to thank Aab India for sponsoring your 2019 Marlins! They offer award-winning North Indian food in both Bexley and Grandview!

Contact their Bexley location at 614-237-5500 and https://www.aabindiarestaurants.com

Check out all our 2019 Sponsors and learn how to sponsor the team.