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ACTION REQUIRED ASAP: TCAL League Waiver For Your Swimmer(s)

This contains a Parent/Guardian Must-Do… Please read the whole thing and take action right away.

As mentioned in this week’s update, the league (TCAL) requires all swimmers to sign a league waiver. A few clubs in the league register through their local rec dept (as Marlins does), so it requires an additional step through Swimtopia (the software the league uses).

Every family should follow these steps for their swimmer(s) ASAP —

  • Visit this URL:
  • Complete the required fields and agree to the League Waiver.
  • Confirm that you receive an email with the subject “League Waiver Confirmation”
  • Activate your Swimtopia account through the link in the email with the subject “Bexley Marlins Account Activation Instructions” (This can be helpful as it appears the league will post heat sheets through this site)

Thanks for your flexibility — there were technical difficulties and we were just able to get the team set up on Swimtopia this morning.

If you run into trouble — please email and we will try and help you out!

Thanks and Go Marlins!

Bexley Marlins Update 6/5

Key Dates this week.

Monday, June 6th — Morning practice starts; see timing below.

Wednesday, June 8th – First meet, AWAY at Moundbuilders Country Club (signups are closed). WARMUPS ARE AT 5:00; MEET STARTS AT 5:30 (Visiting team warms up second)

Future Dates…

Wednesday, June 15th – First HOME Meet. WARMUPS ARE AT 4:30, MEET STARTS AT 5:30. (Home team warms up first)

Practice Reminders

Marlins shift to morning practice this week. 7:00-8:00 am for Varsity (U12, U14, U18) and 8:00-9:00 am for Junior Varsity (U6, U8, U10). 

Junior Varsity Schedule… U6 Tuesday / Thursday (2 days)… U8 Monday / Wednesday / Friday (3 days)… U10 Monday – Friday (5 days)

Friendly reminder for kids. Swimmers should be on deck 10 minutes before start time to get caps on and be ready to go.

Friendly reminder for parents. Please watch from the upper deck (the area near the entrance). The coaches will ask you to move if you are near the competition pool during practice time.

IMPORTANT: League Waiver

– Sorry for the late notice, but we will need parents/guardians to sign a waiver for your swimmer(s) participation in the league in the next few days (specifically before the Wednesday meet). This waiver is a TCAL requirement to swim in the league. Details on how to do this are forthcoming.

Volunteer Updates

We still need a lot of volunteers for Wednesday’s meet (and will need even more for the home meet on the 15th). Every family is expected to volunteer throughout the season — if you are traveling to the meet, why not sign up to help out? All the jobs (except officiating) are easily trainable on the spot. 

Spirit Updates

Marlins shirts have been ordered. They will be navy blue with the round Marlin logo this year. Global supply chain notwithstanding, we should have them for our first home meet Lauren Hanna will be selling last year’s shirts for $7 at JV practices this week, Tuesday-Friday (if you are looking for a spare).

4th of July Parade! We 100% NEED someone with a truck and a trailer hitch willing to drive and pull the parade float. It will involve pickup of the float the night before (and parking in our spot), being a responsible driver during the parade (watching out for kids and adults on the road), and then returning the flatbed to the pool parking lot the next day (and disposing of the decorations)


Bexley Marlins Emails

Quick note: for Marlins emails… please ensure that they are not inadvertently going to your Spam folder.

The emails come from and go to: (which is the list all of you are on).


PS — email if you have a spouse/partner/significant other that needs to be added to the list (we only get the registration email from Bexley Rec)

5/23: Last Day for Marlins Registration

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!