Info About 2017 Season

HI!

Welcome to all of the new neighbors that have expressed interest in the Millbridge Marlins Swim Team.

I am Jen Bass, team manager, of the Millbridge Marlin.

2016 was a great season and we are so excited about 2017.

2017 will be the Marlin’s 3rd year competing in the Greater Charlotte Swim League.
We are currently in Division 6 (out of 6 divisions), however this could change. We should know by the end of the month if we are assigned a new division.

Our team is coached by Nina McPherson. Nina is a resident of Millbridge, the Cuthbertson Middle School Swim Coach, and mother to 3 swimmers on the team. Millbridge has a swim team 100 percent because of Nina! Several of our older swimmers volunteer to serve as Swimmer Coaches for our “Shrimps” We will select the “Swimmer Coaches” a little bit differently this year. (More info to come).

Deanna Sherrill is our Parent Coordinator. Deanna spent the off season becoming a certified USA Swimming Stroke and Turn Judge. Deanna will be in charge of training our judges this season. Deanna is also becoming an expert on the Meet Manager and Team Manager software system.

We plan to hold two informational meetings for families who are interested in having their children try out for the Marlins.

Saturday Feb 4th at 9am at the Clubhouse
Monday Feb 13th at 6pm at the Clubhouse

Both new and returning families are welcome to attend either of the meetings.

Overview info for the upcoming season.

Summer Swim team season runs Mid May- July 10th (week off for 4th of July)
Practices are 4 days a week (afternoon before school gets out, and in the morning once school is out).
We normally have 7 meets that should begin around 6pm and last for 3-4 hours.

All new and returning swimmers must tryout. There are 110 spots on the team. Unfortunately being on the team in past years do not guarantee your swimmer a spot. We are currently planning tryouts to be held after spring break. More information to come on exact dates as we are waiting to confirm indoor pool space for tryouts.

Requirements for each age group. This is for how old your swimmer will be as of May 31, 2017:

6 and under Shrimps – must swim 10 yards on their own with their face *in* the water, go underwater and be comfortable in the water.

Age 7 – 10 boys and girls will be TIMED in 25 freestyle and 25 backstroke. They are welcome to also swim a third stroke if they know one.

Age 11-18 boys and girls will be TIMED in a 50 freestyle and a 50 in a stroke of their choice. Again, they are welcome to show us all 4 strokes. If they swim a stroke and it is not legal per USA Swimming guidelines, that time will not be counted.

COST:

$85 per swimmer, with any additional siblings $75 each. Includes cap and team shirt.
Required Swimsuit is $36 for a boy’s suit and $50 for a girl’s suit. The swim suit will be the same as last year.

Parent Participation is REQUIRED for your swimmer to be on the Millbridge Marlins Swim Team. (This will be discussed at the meetings)

We are really excited about the upcoming season.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Reminder we are actively seeking sponsorships for the upcoming season. Please let us know if you need more information sent about sponsorships.

Thank you,

Jen Bass / Team Manager
Nina McPherson/ Coach
Deanna Sherrill / Parent Coordinator

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