Georgia Age Group and Senior State Results / Big Competitions Coming

3rd Place Age Group/2nd Place Senior 

2015072795183717Congratulations to our Marlins for the last two weekends of Georgia state championship swimming!  Team results placed us third among Division 2 teams in Age Group (14 & Under) swimming.  Team results placed us second among Division 2 teams at Senior State.

Two outcomes at the Age Group state championship were Mitch McClain–high point 10 & Under boys.  Then it was Brendan Hausdorf–high point 12 year old boy swimmer.

From Senior State this past weekend: congrats to Derek Onken for his 2016 Olympic Trials cut in the 400 IM, clocking in at 4:25.67.  That makes three Marlins headed to Omaha for Olympic Trials: Stephanie Peters, Connor Oslin, and now Derek Onken.

And then, take note of the Marlins headed to Southern Zone and Jr. Nationals early in August.  Going to Zone competition in Tupelo, Mississippi are: Kamryn Carter, Yan Babayeuski, Cullen Fields, and Brendan Hausdorf.  Off to Jr. Nationals in San Antonio, Texas are: David Dingess and Colin Riley.

Go Marlins Go!


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Swim Season Training Break / Start Up Schedule

2015 Training Break / 2015-16 Start Up Schedule

August-2015-Calendar-Stock-PhotoGeorgia State Age-Group and Senior Championship meets signal a kind of “ending” to a swim season that really never ends.  Swimming’s “end of season” is really a pause before beginning again.

Here are some dates all swimmers and parents will want to mark. July 29 (Wednesday) is the final day of regular practice.

August 17-21 (Mon.-Fri.) Training resumes for Sr. & Jr. Level swimmers only; Bring running shoes and wear running gear; bring swim gear.  NO Developmental or Discovery level swimmers scheduled for these days; schedule to be posted.

August 24-28 (Mon.-Fri.) Training resumes for Sr. & Jr. Level swimmers only; Bring running shoes and wear running gear; bring swim gear.  NO Developmental or Discovery level swimmers scheduled for these days; schedule to be posted.

August 31 We are back to full schedule for everyone (Senior levels, Junior levels, Developmental groups, and Discovery), everywhere (MVAC & CCAC).

Practice schedules will soon be posted on this web site.

Please go to the Registration Page on this site to download 2015-16 registration forms appropriate to your swimmer, credit card authorization (if you choose this form of payment), and medical release forms (medical release forms only if your swimmer travels with the team).  All forms are on that page and downloadable for printing.  Mail all to the attention of Melissa Chen at Marietta Marlins, Inc. / PO Box 669503 / Marietta, GA 30066

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Please Visit the Parents Page on our Web Site…

ThumbUpHello Marlins Moms and Dads!  We regularly post training, nutrition, and safety resources that parents of swimmers will find helpful.  Please visit the Parents Page on this web site.  Check and click onto helpful resources for swimmer parents!  Most recently…

link icon…the USA Swimming Code of Conduct and Athlete Protection Policy was reviewed at our Spring 2015 GA Swimming LSC meetings.  Ceci Christy is the Safe Sport Coordinator for Georgia Swimming and can be contacted should a concern arise about the safety of any swimmer.  Ceci may be reached at or at 404-219-6915.  Click HERE for a link to a USA Swimming Rule Book excerpt where you will want to note pages 96-100/Articles 304-306 regarding Athlete Protection.

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Thanks Again to our Generous Sponsors!

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Marlins Olympic Trials Cuts 2016

Marlins Make 2016 Olympic Trials Cuts!

US Olympic swim trials poolThree Marlins have so far made Olympic Trials cuts for the U. S. A. trials meet in Omaha, Nebraska June 26-July 3, 2016.  They are: Connor Oslin in the 100 Back, Stephanie Peters in the 200, 400, and 800 Free, and, most recently, Derek Onken in the 400 IM.  To have a look at the 2016 Olympic Trials standards, click HERE.

Congratulations Connor, Derek, and Stephanie! You all make us proud! Any more Marlins headed to Omaha?

Go Marlins Go!


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Marlins Love Dillon!!!

MarlinsLoveDillonDear Marlins: This just in from California…

Our own Marlin, Dillon Connolly, was in a surfing accident in California sustaining an injury to his neck.  We do not know the extent of his injury.  But please keep him and his family in your best thoughts and prayers. 

You can click on this link to a CaringBridge site that has been set up for him and for all who wish to offer encouragement and wish to get updates on Dillon’s progress.  Click HERE, log in if you have a CaringBridge account, or simply give them your name and email address so as to access Dillon’s page.

Be well Dillon!  Many thoughts and prayers are on the way!

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Regular Season is Under Way!

StrmlDolphinUnderH2OCheck out the Practice Schedules page or link HERE for practice times at Mountain View or Cherokee County aquatic centers.

Have a look at the Meet Schedule page for upcoming swim meets and events.  Details to follow.

Go Marlins Go!


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Banquet Videos: Bob Bowman & “Rise and Swim”


Check Out Banquet Videos!

In case you missed it at our recent awards banquet, here are links to the two motivational videos that were presented.

Bob Bowman, swim coach for Michael Phelps, gave a talk on the 6 characteristics of a champion–qualities he has observed among the great swimmers he and his program have produced.  Check it out.  Bob Bowman talk, “Characteristics of Champions” click HERE

“Rise and Swim” (or “Welcome to the Grind”)  Every early morning swimmer will identify with this video–but by 6am Marlins are already in the pool, not deciding whether to “snooze” through and sleep.   Click HERE



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Coach Lim and Life University Swimming In the News

Newspapers glassesCoach Lim and Life University…in the news!

Check out today’s story in the Marietta Daily Journal about Coach Lim and Life University swimming at this link.


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Congratulations Marlins! Swimmers! Coaches!


Congratulations Marlins!  Swimmers!  Coaches!

Did you know that the Marlins have been awarded a 2014 Silver Medal Club Award by USA Swimming in their National Club of Excellence program?  Yes we have Marlins,  yes we have! 

This award entitles our team to the designation as a “Silver Medal Club.”  We can use this designation and Club Excellence logo in all our communications.  We will receive a “Silver Medal Club” banner and we have the opportunity to apply for a grant to enrich our Marlins program.  So congratulations Marlins; Club of Excellence!

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