YMCA MARLINS SWIM TEAM
Teamwork, Friendship, Fun
SWIFT STROKES. DEEPER CONFIDENCE.
The VSY Marlins Swim Team is currently running monthly sessions. We currently have no more than 4 swimmers per lane and spread out six feet apart at all times. Our main goal is to keep your children safe.
Each session we will have 2 practice options for all abilities combined (Marlins, Age Group, Seniors). These 1 hours practices will primarily focus on technique and keeping your children safe (six feet apart). In order to keep swimmers six feet apart, they will start and stop from a designated spot in the pool. This will also be the rest spot in between sets.
The first 30 minutes of each practice will be run like a stroke clinic, focusing on technique in all four strokes. The last 30 minutes of practice will have structured sets to provide opportunity to swim fast while focusing on improved technique. Go Marlins!
Practice Schedule (currently on a monthly schedule)
Practice 1: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Practice 2: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
About the Marlins
YMCA swim teams offer youth the chance to experience the enormous health benefits of swimming while enjoying the fun, excitement, and character lessons that come with being a member of a competitive swim team.
Swim teams at the Y help both novice and more experienced swimmers improve their strokes and technique through regular practices. Team members are also given the chance to enter competitive swim meets.
The VSY Marlins are one of the top USA Swimming competitive age group programs in the region, with a high percentage of our swimmers going on to higher levels of competition. The swim team is composed of boys and girls ranging in age from 6 to 18. Membership in this group is both a challenging and rewarding experience. Swimmers train at the Valley Shore Y pool in Westbrook, CT.
The program is designed to be rewarding for all levels of swimmers — from those new to swimming, to swimmers who consistently place at the top of their age groups in competitive swimming. The program seeks to provide every swimmer-athlete, regardless of experience, to develop to their highest level of swimming and personal achievement.
Along with learning competitive swimming skills, being a Marlin exposes children to self-discipline, respect, loyalty, good sportsmanship and fun. It takes hard work to be a good competitor, but to be successful you have to enjoy what you are doing.
- Marlins Division approximate ages 7 – 11
- Age Group Division approximate ages 10-13
- Seniors Division approximate ages 13-18