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Information, Contacts & Forms

Important Dates & Information

Registration

Wednesday, May 9th & Thursday, May 10th from 4:30-5:30pm.
Swim Team Fee: $100.00 for one Family member, $90.00 for each additional
2018 Registration Form (pdf)
2018 Volunteer Registration Form (doc)
A late registration fee of $25 will be added on Saturday, May 26.  
All swimmers need to be registered by Wednesday, May 30.

Bathing Suits

The team suit will be: RISE black bathing suit with embroidered green marlin
Suit fittings/purchasing will be conducted at the pool on May 16th and 18th from 4:30-5:30pm.
You may purchase your suit early at All American Swim Wear on Tuesdays or Thursdays:
     6512 Six Forks Rd Bldg. 5 Suite 502B (2nd floor)
     Pembroke Square Raleigh, NC 27615
Questions regarding bathing suits? Call Barb: 919-439-8678

2018 Marlin Swim Team Shirt

T-shirts will be green and white tie-dye with black lettering
All registered team members’ names will be displayed inside the 2018!
(Must be registered by May 26th.)
*Pre-Order ONLY! $25 each. (Separate check from registration. Orders DUE JUNE 1st.)
Order Form (docx)

Practice Schedule

May 14-18
7 & over ONLY:  4:30-5:30

May 21 - June 8
6 & under*: 4:30-5:00
7 & over: 5:00-6:00
*Swimmers must be able to swim 15 yards.

June 11 - July 17
Morning Practice (Mon-Sat)
* Morning Practices start Thursday June 14 *
Afternoon Practice (Mon-Fri)   
No Morning Practice the day after a meet
6 & under 4:00-4:30
all age groups 9:00-10:00 7 & 8s 4:30-5:30
  9 &10s 5:00-6:00
  11 & over 5:30-6:30

Meet Schedule

MEET SCHEDULE:
Tuesday, June 5 at 6:00- Time Trials (practice meet)
Tuesday, June 12, 19, 26 and July 3, 10 and 17 - Dual Meets - check 2018 Schedule page for details

July 22 - TSA Championship at Triangle Aquatic Center (more information forthcoming)
           * Swimmers must qualify for this championship meet *

Other Important Dates

Informational Meeting for NEW parents: Wednesday, May 16 at 5:30 pm.
Team Banquet: Tuesday, July 24 at 6:00 pm
Social activities (Ice Cream Social, Drag Day, etc.): check the monthly pool calendar

*Our swim team is designed for fun and exercise.   Therefore, we are flexible about practice/meet attendance.  Even if you have already planned vacations and camps, you are still encouraged to join in the fun while you and your family are in town!

Social Activities

  • Parent Social - Allows parents to meet prior to swim meets
  • Ice Cream Social - Management provides "Make your own sundae" night
  • Drag Day - Swimmers dress up in costume to practice
  • Saturday Doughnuts - Parents volunteers provide doughnuts after Saturday practice
  • Swim Team Movies- on Tuesdays before swim meets the coaches invite swimmer to go to a selected movie to rest up before meets.
  • Swim team Photo - Individual and team photographs on designated day

Swim Team Sequence

  • Medley Relay - 7/8boys, 7/8 girls, 9/10 boys, 9/10 girls, 11/12 boys, 11/12 girls, 13/14 boys, 13/14 girls, 15-18 boys, 15-18 girls
  • Freestyle – 6 and Under Boys, 6 and under Girls, 7/8boys, 7/8 girls, 9/10 boys, 9/10 girls, 11/12 boys, 11/12 girls, 13/14 boys, 13/14 girls, 15-18 boys, 15-18 girls
  • Backstroke - Same
  • Breast stroke - Same
  • Butterfly - 7/8boys, 7/8 girls, 9/10 boys, 9/10 girls, 11/12 boys, 11/12 girls, 13/14 boys, 13/14 girls, 15-18 boys, 15-18 girls
  • Freestyle Relay - 7/8boys, 7/8 girls, 9/10 boys, 9/10 girls, 11/12 boys, 11/12 girls, 13/14 boys, 13/14 girls, 15-18 boys, 15-18 girls
  • Meets begin promptly at 6:00 PM and conclude between 9:00 and 10:30 depending on the size of the pool and the size of the swim team.
  • For Home meets we warm up at 5:00 so please be at the pool by 4:30
  • For Away Meets we will warm up at 5:30 promptly, so please arrive at the away meet by 5:00
  • All relays are main events - 3 per team. Individual events begin with a main heat with 3 swimmers who score points. Main events are followed by group heats with all the remaining swimmers. Coaches determine which swimmers will be in Main Events.

Scoring

Individual Events
1st: 5 points
2nd: 3 points
3rd: 1 point

Relays
1st: 5 pts

Parent Volunteers

  • Parents must work at least 2 meets
  • We want all parents to work one HOME meet and one AWAY meet if possible.
  • Must sign-up for specific "job"
    JOBS
  • Clerk of Course - Lines up swimmers for every event – Experience Needed
  • Stroke & Turn Judge - requires class for certification, and experience needed
  • Announcer - Announces the meet and scores
  • Starter - Begins all events - Experience and a class for instruction
  • Number Writers- help write swimmers 10 and unders numbers they are assigned on the sides of their arms, they must be agle to arrive at 4:30 at home meets and 4:45 at away meets.
  • Kid Pusher - Lines up swimmers by sex and age group, 2 parents assign to each age group 10 and under
  • Runner - Runs main event sheets from Clerk of Course to the Recorder to the Scorers  
  • Recorder - records the results of main events only  
  • Ribbon Writer - records main event swimmers on placement ribbons
  • Scorer - Scores the meets from judges results
  • Ribbon Distributor - distributes heat ribbons
  • Timers - Times all events and all heats
  • Judges - decides order of finish in main events, experience need required but appreciated

Parent Volunteer Registration form

General Information

  • Parents should pay attention to updates and bulletins posted on the bulletin board down at the swim team pool or weekly updates.
  • Wear the team swim suit and swim cap to all meets
  • Bring plenty of towels for children to sit in the swim team corner
  • Bring dinner, snack and drinks to the meet for your family's needs
  • Take folding chairs to away meets along with drinks and snacks
  • Younger swimmers bring cards and games to play while waiting
  • Meets can be delayed or postponed due to thunder and lighting but please stay and wait for announcements on cancellations or delays
  • Cheer for the Seven Oaks Marlins throughout the entire meet
  • Clean up your trash throughout the meet especially in the swim team corner  
  • No glass at the pool
  • BE ON TIME
  • HAVE FUN!
  • No smoking or alcohol allowed
  • Home meets require almost 50 volunteers and 40 for away meets so please sign up for parent volunteer positions
  • Main heat swimmers will be posted prior to the meet
  • Swimmers have a mini pep rally  with the coaches at the ping pong tables and in the swim team corner before the meet begins
  • Parents form an Arch down the stairs as swimmers leave the pep rally in route to the swim team corner
  • Swimmers must participate in the Time Trials or be timed by a coach before or after a practice if they will not be able to attend Time Trials
  • Parent volunteers are also needed to set up and clean up for social events
  • Social events will be posted to have parents donations for food or supplies
  • All swimmers will receive a trophy at the banquet
  • Special awards will also be presented by the coaches at the banquet

Swim Links

Tar Heel Swimming Association

The TSA is a non-profit corporation in the state of North Carolina. Private swim clubs within Wake County are eligible to be members in the TSA subject to the provisions of the Bylaws. The purpose of the TSA is: to further interest in competitive swimming, to set and enforce meet standards and rules for participation and to foster cooperation between participating groups.
tsanc.org

North Carolina Swimming

Promoting Excellence by Providing Resources to Support and Empower the North Carolina Swimming Community.
swimnc.com

USA Swimming

USA Swimming is the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States. We are a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through teams, events and educatio.n

usaswimming.org

Marlins Contacts


Priscilla Overton
Swim Team Coach
Email: priscillaoverton@gmail.com

Kim Fulcher
Swim team Volunteer Coordinator
Email: kefulcher@gmail.com

   

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