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UPDATE: Swim Officials Training

First, a clarification. This training prepares volunteer officials who oversee swim meets (think of them as the swimming equivalent of referees). These individuals are trained to ensure that starts, turns, and all four strokes are done legally.

For each meet — each team must provide a few officials. The Bexley Marlins need a few more and are actively seeking volunteers for this. It’s a great way to be closer to the swimming action!

Second, there is now a Zoom option and a “watch it later” option for this training.

From the league…Tonight (May 18th), TCAL will host officials training led by Janna Hetrick at Moundbuilders Country Club upstairs in the ballroom. We have decided to record tonight’s meeting and make it available through Zoom. In addition, the league will send out a Google doc requiring that officials attest to fully attending/viewing this training before June 1st. All officials are required to take part in TCAL training.

TCAL Officials Training
Time: May 18, 2022 07:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 820 3519 0136
Passcode: 789931

Additionally, enclosed is the Officials Training doc ( Please print to follow along or follow via split-screen. You are welcome to save this document for reference purposes.

Officials Training

Tri-County Aquatic League (our league) will host a swim official training session on Wednesday, May 18th at 7 pm at Moundbuilders Country Club.

NOTE: We will need a few new officials for our meets this year. To entice this, the team will offer a $50 rebate on your swimmer’s fees (paid at the end of the season) for the first 3 parents who get newly trained this year and officiate 3 meets.

Officiating is a great way to see a lot of swimming from a perfect vantage point!

Training Location, Date, and Time:
Moundbuilders Country Club
125 N 33rd St, Newark, OH 43055
7 PM, May 18th

The training is very straightforward and accessible no matter how much swimming experience you have.

\It is for both individuals new to officiating and those who are experienced. NET: If someone is planning to officiate at a meet this summer, they should plan to attend this training.

Please send questions to:

Parent Information Packet and Meeting Recording

2022 Parent Information Packet available for download: 2022 Marlins Parent Meeting Packet

And for those who were unable to join us, enclosed is a link to the parent meeting video:

Parent Information Meeting Details

When: Apr 18, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: 2022 Swim Team Parent Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Or One tap mobile :
    US: +13126266799,,86166105536#  or +16468769923,,86166105536#

Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 408 638 0968  or +1 669 900 6833

Webinar ID: 861 6610 5536
    International numbers available:

2022 Marlins Season!

Although the weather would tell us otherwise, it is not too late to think about the Summer swim season.

Details are available in the online brochure (link) from Bexley Recreation and Parks Department.

Enclosed are a couple of dates to put on your calendar.

Informational Parent Meeting (Virtual)

  • April 18th, 2021, 6:30-7:30pm

Registration Windows (through Bexley Rec)

  • Bexley Residents: Opens Apr 25
  • Non-Residents: Opens May 9 (space available basis)
  • Registration Deadline: May 23

Please note: A pool membership is not required to participate on the swim team.Overall Swim Season

  • May 31 – Jul 30 (Meet dates and Champs dates are TBD from our league)

Questions — please email

See you in the pool this summer!


Marlins Families.

The weather looks miserable for the morning with the tail end of last night’s storm dragging itself over Bexley.

We are rescheduling the Jenny Nicol meet for Wednesday, Jul 21st.

Warmups at 5P, Meet starts at 6P.

Stay dry and get a bit more sleep!

2021 2nd Intrasquad Meet 6/23 – Family Volunteer Signup

Parents and families! This week is our second meet. Please sign up to volunteer. We need all slots filled to run the meet.

Useful Info: Wednesday 7/16 Marlins Meet Timing / Updates / FAQs

Marlins Families — Wednesday is our first meet. Here are some useful nuggets of information and times.

Varsity warmups are at 5 PM, JV warmups are at 530 PM. Swimmers need to be on deck and ready to go at that time.

Look for an email on where to go and what to do.

What To Bring.
What your swimmer should bring to the swim meet…

  • Marlins spirit and good sportsmanship!
  • Swimsuit (and maybe a spare)
  • Goggles (an extra pair is always a good idea)
  • Swim cap or caps
  • Towels (more than one is always a good idea)
  • Lots of bottled water or hydrating sports drink (avoid soda)
  • Healthy Snacks (Healthy snacks are fruit, PB&J sandwiches, veggies)
  • Singles/cash for concessions (if the concession stand is open)
  • Family blanket or sports chairs
  • Sunscreen
  • Jackets or umbrella to keep dry (if rain is forecasted)
  • Sweatshirts to stay warm
  • Games, cards, toys, and books
  • Sharpie (black or “Marlins” blue)

Knowing what your swimmer is swimming.
Tomorrow, you will receive a heat sheet via email. This will include all the events and who is swimming, and in what lane. You will want to make a note of events, heats, and lanes. Parents will also want to mark their swimmer’s arm; see the example.

Order of events.
The events for each stroke go from youngest to oldest. The girls in a given age group swim the event first, followed by the boys.

Leaving the meet.
Swimmers and their families may leave the meet after the swimmer’s last race (unless the parent is volunteering!). But we ask that the swimmer check in with their coach to ensure they have not been added to a relay. Because of absent swimmers, coaches may add your swimmer to a relay — and no one wants to let down their relay team!

Finally… please bear with the coaches and volunteers.
We didn’t have a season last year, so we might be rusty on a few things! But we’re here for the kids and trying to make this as fun as possible!

2021 1st Intrasquad Meet – Family Volunteer Signup

Parents and families! This week is our first meet. Please sign up to volunteer. We need all slots filled to run the meet.

Team Weather Updates

The weather forecast this week is a bit unpredictable, so we wanted to send an update on our communications about time sensitive updates, like weather cancellations.

In the past, we have used the app Remind, but its key functionality has changed and cannot be used for team alerts.  For that reason, we will be transitioning to TeamSnap. Please look for emails to set up your account.

TeamSnap will allow us to do the following:

  • Communicate important and/or time sensitive updates
  • Parents can sign up with phone numbers and choose to receive emails, texts, or push notifications through the app