2014 Summer Long Course Schedule

Schedule Change logoSummer Schedule…

With the lane change at Mountain View, long course season is now in full, 50-meter swing! (But the Cherokee Pool will not change to 50-meters until May 31).  Check out the locations and practice times.  Please note that most ability groups can participate in most practices; please check first.  But, “heads up,” early morning practices (6 to 8am) will have predominately senior and junior level swimmers.

Locations / Times                             Groups         

Mountain View Aquatic Ctr

Monday-Wed-Fri   10 to Noon                 All

Monday-Thursday   5 to 7pm*               All

Tuesday & Thursday  6 to 8am                Primarily Sr & Jr Level

Saturday                8 to 10am                    Primarily Sr & Jr Level

Cherokee County Aquatic Ctr

Monday-Wed-Fri   6 to 8am                    All

Monday-Thursday   5 to 7pm*              All

Tuesday & Thursday  NO MORNING PRACTICE             

Saturday               8 to 10am                    All

Shark in the Water



Monday, May 26 / Memorial Day

Friday & Saturday, June 27-28 / All Day

Thursday, July 4 / Fourth of July

Thursday-Saturday, July 10-12 / 2pm Thursday to All Day Saturday


Monday, May 26 / Memorial Day

Thursday, July 4 / Fourth of July




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This Tuesday, May 20 / Dara Torres at Mountain View Aquatic Center

Dara Olympian
Don’t forget the Dara Torres event this Tuesday, May 20 at 3:30pm at the Mountain View Aquatic Center.  Here are the 12 swimmers for Tuesday.   Please be on time!

Chris Contreras      Thomas Locke
Stephanie Peters    Taylor Wilks
Ben McClain            Maggie Porkorny
Alex Blankinship    Alicia Frick
  Alan Zelikovsky     Britheny Joassaint
  Kamryn Carter       Brady Fields    

**Swimmers, be sure you have signed wavers and photo releases; see Coach Larry.

Just a reminder of the schedule for Tuesday afternoon:
  -3:30pm Marlins Photo Op with Dara Torres
                 Bring cameras
                 Wear Marlins shirts/caps
   -4:00pm Stingrays/Gold Photo Op
   -Bring a snack and drink!
-5:00pm Swim time with Dara!

                 Organizers have this planned
                 6 laps; no big deal
   -Dara to give a short motivational talk

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All American Academic


This just in…  Nicole Prendes, high school All American Academic.

We just received word from the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America that Marlins senior, Lassiter High swim team member, Nicole Prendes, was inducted onto the All American Academic Team for 2013-2014.

342,786 high school students in 15,623 high school aquatics teams participate in this program of academic and athletic achievement.  Only 2% of applicants are recognized as All American Academics by NISCA.  So congratulations Nicole–swimmer and scholar!

[*We will post additional announcements as we hear news of graduating senior achievements.]
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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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Marlins Long Course Overview of Meets

BulletinBoard messMark your calendars and start making plans for the Long Course season.

Click on the link below for an overview of upcoming meets from now through summer nationals.  Detailed meet information, deadlines, directions, timelines, psych sheets, etc. will be posted on the EVENTS page.  Meanwhile, mark your calendars and let’s swim.  Go Marlins Go!


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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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Tune Up your Breast Stroke with Bob Bowman and Michael Phelps


Breaststroke underwaterTune up your breast stroke now!

Check out this link to a helpful short video with Bob Bowman about Michael Phelps’ breast stroke on YouTube.  Just click on the picture.

It really does help to SEE good technique so you can DO good technique, then practice that good technique at practice.  It has been often said: “Perfect practice makes perfect.”  -Dr. Anonymous

Okay, cut to the link here and tune up your breast stroke now with Coach Bowman and Michael.

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Thomas Locke Reports in Western Zone Newsletter


Check out Thomas’ remarks about his experiences in USA Swimming Diversity conferences in a recent edition of the Western Zone Newsletter.  Click here for the Newsletter and to see Thomas’ letter.

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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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A Primer on Technical (Performance) Suits

Strml!Got questions about technical suits for your swimmer(s)?  Check out an article by Coach Larry on the subject in U.S. Masters’ Swimmer magazine.  Maybe the information can help you ask good questions before making your next purchase.  Click here.

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