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2021 Important Dates & Information

Registration

May 12th and 13th 4:30-5:30pm at the pool
Swim Team Fee: $110.00 for one Family member, $100.00 for each additional (late fee of $25 will be added starting May 29th)
2021 Registration Form - click here
2021 Volunteer Information - click here

Bathing Suits

The team suit will be: black bathing suit with green marlin

Suit fittings will not be conducted at the pool this year due to the company’s COVID restrictions. Order forms will be available from Coach Melissa. You may purchase your suit at All American Swim Wear or call the store: (919) 439-8678

Informational Meeting for NEW parents:

Wednesday, May 19th 5:30 pm

Team Banquet:

Tuesday, July 27th

Social activities

Ice Cream Social - June 3rd 6-7 pm

Important Dates & Practice Schedule

May 17 - June 11
6 & under*: 4:30-5:00
7 & over: 5:00-6:00
*Swimmers must be able to swim 15 yards unassisted.

June 14 - July 20
Morning Practice (Mon-Sat) Afternoon Practice (Mon-Fri)   
all age groups 9:00-10:00
6 & under 4:00-4:30
  7 & 8s 4:30-5:30
  9 & 10s 5:00-6:00
  11 & over 5:30-6:30
If any changes are necessary due to COVID, we will communicate them closer to summer.

Meet Schedule

Marlins Home page

Swim Team Forms

  • Swimmer / Parent 2021 Registration form (pdf) - click here

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

Volunteers

For our meets to run at all, we need volunteers!
We want our swimmers to have fun and enjoy the spirit of competition. To make that happen, we require all families with registered swimmers to volunteer for at least three (3) meets over the course of the summer season.

We have lots of options for positions and shifts to accommodate varying family needs.

Please read this pdf for more information:
Volunteer_2021.pdf

If you have questions about what might be best for you, please read the position descriptions or reach out directly to Carolyn Sanspree at carolynsanspree@gmail.com.

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

Tarheel 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.
TSA Website

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 Contact


Melissa Goto
Head Swim Team Coach
Email: melissafgoto@gmail.com

   

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