If your swimmer(s) would like to participate in the parade on Thursday with the Marlins team, here’s what you need to know:
Our spot is # 96 in front of 44 N. Cassingham Rd. (south of Maryland, Section 3). However, parents dropping off kids must use the drop-off points on the attached map, as non-parade vehicles will not be allowed in the parade zone. The parade ends at Bexley HS – please pick up your children promptly.
Swimmers should arrive at our spot by 9:00 am (Parade begins at 9:30).
Each swimmer should bring 3-4 bags of inexpensive candy to throw (e.g., smarties, tootsie rolls, dumdums, etc.)
Swimmers should wear their Marlins gear and bring a full water bottle (we will have extra water in the truck as well). I also recommend hats and sunscreen.
Good morning everyone! Attached is the entry report for the July 1 meet versus Johnstown at home. This report lists the events, heats, and lanes for each swimmer. For any “scratches” (i.e., swimmers who can no longer swim), please contact Coach Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s time to get ready for the Marlin march in the Bexley Fourth of July Parade! Details on the parade are still forthcoming, but we will be getting ready after practices next week Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (7/1-7/3) from 8-10am at the pool in the birthday party area.
We will be making and decorating signs for our float. Kids are welcome to drop in after their practice finishes.
While we had a great meet last night, we need to remind our Marlins family of a few things…
Our last three dual meets are at home, which means we will need all hands on deck to host efficient and fun meets for our swimmers and visiting teams. Please look for the sign-up genius emails for meet volunteers and make sure you are signing up as soon as possible. Remember that every swim family needs to volunteer for at least 3 volunteer shifts during the season.
Unless volunteering (e.g., timer, runner), parents should not be behind the blocks at meets. Parents are encouraged to cheer loudly, take pictures/videos, and enjoy themselves at the meets — just not behind the blocks. The blocks and finishing end (for 25-yard events) need to be kept clear so swimmers, coaches, and officials can do what they need to do.
We will continue to send out a list of swimmers signed up for a meet the week prior and entry reports the day before a meet. If parents need to change their swimmer’s availability (e.g., swimmer no longer available, swimmer wants to swim and wasn’t signed up), those emails should go directly to Coach Taylor.
If a swimmer is unable to attend a meet at the last minute, please email Coach Taylor as soon as you know. We have had several instances of relays scratched at the last minute (including last night) because one swimmer did not show up at the meet with no heads up to the coaching team. This is really hard on the other relay swimmers and creates a lot of chaos for the coaches. We do understand that things happen and we ask that you let us know so we can make adjustments.
Attached is the entry sheet for tomorrow’s AWAY meet vs. the Muskingum Makos. For any “scratches” (i.e., swimmers who can no longer swim tomorrow), please contact Coach Taylor at email@example.com
LOCATION. Muskingum Recreation Center, 1425 Newark Rd, Zanesville, OH 43701 (located in the rear of the Ohio University – Zanesville /Zane State campus), 740.454.4767, 8 lanes, 25 yards. Enter the OUZ campus at the light and turn right. Follow the road to the rear of the campus and turn left. The MRC will be on your left. Continue straight for parking in the swim meet parking area. See below for more details. Location – Muskingum Makos
PARKING.Swim meet parking is available in the Zane State Campus lot west of the MRC. See the attached campus map for this parking location. The MRC asks that our swim meet participants not park in the MRC Member Lot that is located directly across from the MRC front doors. We greatly appreciate your families’ cooperation in this matter!!!
4:30pm – Muskingum warm-ups
5:00 pm – Bexley warm-ups
5:00 pm – Officials’ meeting
5:10 pm – Timers’ meeting
5:30pm – Meet starts
OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS.
Weather permitting, the bullpen and a “swimmer camp” will be available in the grassy area outside the natatorium. Families are welcome to set up tents and chairs outside. If inclement weather, the bullpen and “swimmer camp” will be set up in the gym. Food and drinks are NOT permitted in the gym.
For safety reasons, we ask that all swimmers dry off BEFORE leaving the natatorium (the floors can be very slippery) and walk (not run or skip!) through the building.
Bleachers are available around the pool deck for spectator seating. Do not bring chairs into the natatorium (we don’t have enough room). Wheelchair and handicapped seating needs will be accommodated – just let a lifeguard know. Swimmers should use the swimmer camp (not the bleachers) to store swim bags, towels, etc.
The warm water activity pool is CLOSED to meet participants.
Swimmers are welcome to use the member locker rooms, but steam rooms and saunas are CLOSED to meet participants.
For the safety of our swimmers, photography is NOT permitted from behind the blocks and in the locker rooms.
Concessions will be available. Please consume all food and drinks outside the natatorium. Families are welcome to eat at the tables in the gym lobby or outside. Food and drinks (other than water and sports drinks) are NOT permitted in the natatorium. Coolers are not permitted. We appreciate your swimmers’ and families’ support of this facility policy. We don’t want ants!!! Thank you in advance!
Heat sheets will be posted prior to the meet on the natatorium windows at both ends of the pool. We will also email you the heat sheet and athlete event lists as soon as we have the meet seeded. A limited number of heat sheets will be available for $1 at the concession stand.
Due to facility policy, stormy weather with lightning in the area will cause a meet delay.
A local food truck, Nate’s Steamed Bagels, is coming to Bexley! We have arranged two Fridays that the truck will be at the pool to sell bagel sandwiches and coffee to the community. The truck will be in the parking lot outside of the Bexley Pool on Friday, June 28th and Friday, July 12th between 7:00-9: 30 am.
We really want this to be successful, as Nate is not charging us for coming or requiring a deposit/minimum revenue from us. We need to help spread the word among swimming families, swim lesson families, Jeffrey camp families, and the general community.
Can you please help us spread the word? This opportunity for a delicious breakfast is open to any and all who want to stop by! Feel free to send this along to anyone else that can help us broadcast this.
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.