Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Results from Marlins Holiday Invite Now Available!

Thanks to all the fantastic swimmers and parents from all teams who participated in this meet. It was a huge success and we hope that you enjoyed your weekend.

Here are Meet Results:
Results (HERE)
HyTec file (.zip) for Coaches (HERE)

Marlins Holiday Party

Jingle all the way and join us for some Marlins Holiday cheer

WHEN: Sunday, December 18, 2012

WHERE: Ben Robertson Community Center
2753 Watts Dr.
Kennesaw, GA  30144  MAP

WHY: To enjoy that Marlins’ Spirit!!

Families A-L bring please finger food/appetizer (ex: chicken nuggets, mini sandwiches, dips etc.
NO Chips are needed – we have some left from the meet :) )

Families M-Z please bring a dessert.
Please make enough to serve at least 12 people. The Marlins will provide the drinks.

**Coaches gifts can be given on an individual basis at your discretion. 

If you have any questions about the party or what to bring, please contact Kathy Heilman.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Marlins 2011 Holiday Invite Meet Info

Our Annual Marlins Holiday Invite is coming up fast!

You can find the Meet Info HERE.
Psych Sheet HERE
Visiting teams: Here are the HyTek Files,

Our Sponsors ROCK!

Lodging Information 

Spring Hill Suites by Marriott
800. 228.9290
3399 Town Point Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
800. 228.9290
3425 George Busbee Parkway
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Residence Inn by Marriott
800. 228.9290
3443 Busbee Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hotel Info for Senior State

Spring HIll Suites by Marriott Athens

3500 Daniels Bridge Rd.,

Athens, GA  30606

Phone #  706-3538484

Rate :  $89.00 + tax

Breakfast included in rate.

Please use Group code when making reservation:  Sports/Team

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pre and Post Race Conversations with The Athlete

If you’ve been to swim meets, you will have noticed that both before a race and immediately after a race, the coach speaks with your child. This is an important part of the race experience.

Before the race, the purpose is to remind the child of the singular thing that  the coach wants the child to concentrate on in that race.

Or, in the words of famous Coach Confucius, “He who chases two rabbits, catches neither.” The purpose of the coach’s communication with your child is to make sure they are focused only on the item that the coach has chosen for that race. (This is based on what we’ve been doing in practice.)  The reason we practice, of course, is to prepare to race.

Post Race, the coach wants to meet IMMEDIATELY with the athlete once they get out of the water to discuss with the athlete if they achieved that singular goal.  Did they do what they set out to do?  If so, “great, good job!” If not, why not?  Or if the athlete can’t remember what they were supposed to do, that’s not a good and back to the drawing board in learning how to concentrate!

Both communications are critically important in the development of the athlete.

If a parent wants to know what the child is supposed to be concentrating on in any particular race, ASK THE COACH! We’ll be happy to tell you. You might check afterwards and see if your child also remembered, post race, what we said about it.  Then you can reinforce the need to focus and learn.