Holiday Practice Schedules

Holiday Practice Schedule at MVAC…

Please take out your calendars and mark your schedules for practice time changes over the Christmas, and New Year holidays.  The following is for the practices at the Mountain View Aquatic Center venue only.  Any changes to the following will be sent out via text blast on Remind 101.  If you are not receiving cell phone texts, please sign up on our web site at the home page.  Thank you, and Go Marlins Go!

Our schedule the week of Christmas is:

22-23/Mon-Tues              6am-8am (5 lanes) for Sr/Jr groups only
                                                 3pm-5pm (5 lanes) for all groups

24/Wednesday                 CHRISTMAS EVE
                                                  6am-8am (5 lanes) for Sr/Jr groups only
                                                  NO afternoon practices

25/Thursday                     CHRISTMAS DAY–NO PRACTICES

26/Friday                            NO morning practices
                                                 Afternoon only: 3pm-5pm (5 lanes) for all groups

27/Saturday                       Normal schedule (4 lanes)  Sr/Jr groups 8am-10am
                                                                    Developmental groups 10am-11am
                                                                    NO Discovery groups on Saturday

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Our schedule the week of  New Year is:
29-30/Monday-Tuesday    6am-8am (5 lanes) for Sr/Jr groups only
                                                    3pm-5pm (5 lanes) for all groups

31/Wednesday                      NEW YEAR’S EVE
                                                      6am-8am (5 lanes) for Sr/Jr groups only
                                                   NO afternoon practices

1/Thursday                           NEW YEAR’S DAY–NO PRACTICES

2/Friday                                 6am-8am (5 lanes) for Sr/Jr groups only                                                                                          3pm-5pm (5 lanes) for all groups

3/Saturday                             Normal schedule (4 lanes) Sr/Jr groups 8am-10am
                                                                      Developmental groups 10am-11am
                                                                      NO Discovery groups on Saturday

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 Holiday Practice Schedule at CCAC…

Please take out your calendars and mark your schedules for practice time changes over the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year holidays.  The following is for the practices at the Cherokee County Aquatic Center venue only.  Coach will text out any changes to the following.  Thank you, and Go Marlins Go! 


25/Thursday           CHRISTMAS DAY–NO PRACTICES

1/Thursday              NEW YEAR’S DAY–NO PRACTICES

Adjustments to the schedule will be announced by Coach via text, as necessary.

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Marlins Olympic Trials Cuts 2016

Marlins Make 2016 Olympic Trials Cuts!

US Olympic swim trials poolTwo 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, and Stephanie Peters in the 200, 400, and 800 Free.  To have a look at the 2016 Olympic Trials standards, click HERE.

Congratulations Connor and Stephanie!  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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Marlins Team Fun Meet: Saturday / Sept. 13, 8-10 a.m. / MVAC

EVF picHeads up!  The Marlins kick off the beginning of the year and mark a first training cycle with the Marlins Team meet:  this Saturday, Sept. 13 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Mountain View Aquatic Center.

Please sign up at practice the next two days; let your coaches know that you will be there.  (And thank you for those who already have notified us!) 

The meet will feature some fast relays, mixed-relays, a lot of 50’s, and no DQs! 

New Marlins will want to pick up their team caps and shirts!  Come cheer on your Marlins–new Marlins and continuing!  And…  Just because it’s a “fun” meet doesn’t mean it’s not going to be Marlin fast!

See you this Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Mountain View Aquatic Center.

Go Marlins Go!

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New Marlins Captains–Congratulations!

I Voted logoCongratulations!

Congratulations to the following Marlins swimmers who were selected by their team mates to represent them as boy/girl Captains/Co-Captains for the 13 and under and 14 and older groups.  Here they are:

14 and Older group:

Boys Captain: Austin Macon, Co-Captain: David Dingess

Girls Captain: Abbey Freeman, Co-Captain: Nicole Ronczkowski

13 and Under group:

Boys Captain: Brady Fields, Co-Captain: Ananda Lim

Girls Captain: Maggie Pokorny, Co-Captain: Amanda Carlson

Marlins Captains and Co-Captains can help lead Marlins in performance, example, and character.  They can help to welcome new Marlins swimmers to the team and assist with our first-of-the-year Marlins team meet; a fun intra-squad meet each September at Mountain View Aquatic Center.

Go Marlins Go!

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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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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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