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2014 Marlins Calendar

posted Apr 9, 2014, 1:40 PM by Renee Hill

Check out our 2014 Calendar for practice and meet days.

2014 Registration - Be a Marlin this summer!

posted Apr 9, 2014, 7:13 AM by Renee Hill

Registration is now open for Converse College Marlins Summer Swim Team!
For specific questions, contact Renée Hill at renee@conversemarlins.org

Tuesday, June 18th Meet

posted Jun 17, 2013, 11:16 AM by Alan Duesterhaus

Marlin Parents & Swimmers,
Please read the entire email - it looks very similar to last week's but there are some differences sprinkled throughout the email! :>)
Our meet this Tuesday (June 18th) will be at Lantern Ridge. Please arrive by 5:15pm. There will be concessions available for purchase.
Remember to get good sleep, eat good food, and bring a good attitude!
Things to Bring
Cap
Suit
Googles
Extra Towels
Flip Flops (may want to bring socks to keep feet warm)
Extra T-shirts
Fleece/Sweatshirt
sport chairs (You will want these for swimmers and spectators this week)
Below are the job assignments for Tuesday's meet. For most assignments I have assigned a family - you can choose who will represent your family. If your name is specified then you are the person we want in that assignment. If you don't see your family please check in with me before the meet to see how you can help. Thank you.

Scorer - Alan Duesterhaus

Starter/Referee - NOT NEEDED

Stroke & Turn Officials

1) Janet Waddle

2) Jeanne Allred

Head Timer - NOT NEEDED

Timer

1) Perricone/Pruett
2) Lorenz
3) McDuffie/Lawter
4) Overcarsh
5) Haddad
6) Mitchell
7) Licht
8) Loscuito
9) Chambers

Relief Timer

1) Eschenbach
2) Lyon
3) Gaines
4) Strickland
5) Perera
Runner
1) NOT NEEDED
2) NOT NEEDED

Rounder
1) Cantrell
2) Simon
3) Jennings

Lane Line Up
1) Saar
2) Griffin
3) Sheehan
Concessions
1) NOT NEEDED
2) NOT NEEDED
3) NOT NEEDED
Photographer
1) Brian Guy
Please let us know if there are any questions. Go Marlins!

Tuesday, June 11th Meet Details

posted Jun 10, 2013, 8:19 AM by Alan Duesterhaus

Marlin Parents & Swimmers,
Our meet this Tuesday (June 11th) will be at home (Converse Pool) although Spartanburg Athletic Club (SAC) is the host team. Please arrive by 5:15pm. There will be concessions available for purchase.
Remember to get good sleep, eat good food, and bring a good attitude!
Things to Bring
Cap
Suit
Googles
Extra Towels
Flip Flops (may want to bring socks to keep feet warm)
Extra T-shirts
Fleece/Sweatshirt
sport chairs
Below are the job assignments for Tuesday's meet.

Scoring - Alan Duesterhaus

Starter/Referee - NOT NEEDED

Stroke & Turn Officials

1) Janet/Brooks Waddle

2) Jeanne Allred

Head Timer - Jason Loscuito

Timers

1) Laura Perricone
2) Bess Lee
3) Tania McDuffie
4) Suzannah Griffin
5) Donza Mattison
6) Sam Mitchell

Relief Timers

1) Kristy Eschenbach
2) Tina Lyon
Runner
1) Heather Schwendimann
2) Beth Guy

Rounders
1) Livia Cantrell
2) Wendy Simon
3) Jayne Smith
4) TBD

Lane Line Ups
1) Crystal Fowler Saar
2) TBD
Concessions
1) Sheri Strickland
2) Beth Licht
3) Nilmini Abayasinghe
Photographer
1) TBD
Please let us know if there are any questions. Go Marlins!

Parent Meeting

posted Jun 7, 2013, 1:44 PM by Alan Duesterhaus

Parent meeting Sunday night (June 9th at 6:30 pm). We will meet in the Barnet Room of Montgomery (the same building as the pool but downstairs).  We will be finished by 7:30pm.

Fun Fantastic Fridays!

posted Jun 7, 2013, 3:13 AM by Alan Duesterhaus

Every Friday will be Fun and Fantastic!  8:30-9:30 for all the swimmers!

8:00 am group arrive regular time for 30 minutes of technique then some fun.

9:00 am group is welcome to come at 8:30 to have fun until 9:30 followed by 30 minutes of technique.

Team Updates

posted Jun 7, 2013, 3:07 AM by Alan Duesterhaus

Hello Marlin parents, it has been a terrific start to our season. We are so pleased that all of you have chosen to swim with Converse this summer. The kids are doing fantastically well and moving along with their stroke technique quickly. As we head into the season, we have a few items to cover just as a heads up:

1. Some kids who do not swim regularly (and even for some who do), this is the timeframe where “swimmers’ ear” can develop. It is a painful inflammation of the outer ear and can keep kids out of the pool for a few days. A very effective solution is to create ear drops with ½ vinegar and ½ rubbing alcohol. Put the drops in ears each day after practice. There are also drops you can purchase at local pharmacies that do the same work.

2. We are still welcoming swimmers to the team. If your child is having a positive experience, we hope they will invite a friend to come swim with the Marlins! As you might be able to tell, we will work with very beginner to very advanced swimmers. We enjoy having fun and teaching stroke technique and hope the team will continue to grow. They can even bring a friend to try it out – and then they can decide.

3. Our first swim meet is next Tuesday night. There will be a swim meet e-mail with details for the meet, but we want to have a parent meeting next Sunday night (June 9 at 6:30 pm). We will meet in the Barnet Room of Montgomery (the same building as the pool but downstairs). We do not anticipate that it will last more than an hour and we hope you can join us.
 
Go Marlins!

It's going to be a great summer!

posted Apr 24, 2013, 8:00 PM by Renee Hill   [ updated May 18, 2013, 11:10 AM ]

  • Registration is now open for summer 2013. You can register by downloading the online form, or come to the onsite registration at Converse College on Saturday May 18th!
  • We are very excited to announce Jenni Russell, Jesse Pope and Keegan Duesterhaus as our coaches this season. 
  • Practices begin Monday June 3rd with our first meet on the 11th. The entire schedule is posted and the season ends July 20th at City Meet!
  • Have questions? Email Renee Hill!
  • We are so excited going into our second season! It's going to be a great summer!
  • GO MARLINS!

Summer 2013

posted Jul 11, 2012, 5:30 AM by Alan Duesterhaus   [ updated Feb 21, 2013, 2:02 PM by Renee Hill ]

Marlins registration for summer 2013 begins in April!

Converse Marlins in the news!

posted Jun 19, 2012, 7:26 AM by Renee Hill   [ updated Jun 19, 2012, 7:30 AM ]

The Converse Marlins were featured in the June edition of the Upstate Game Day Youth Sports Magazine! Our very own Brigid Duesterhaus looks fierce on the front cover! 

To read the article, pick up a free copy around town, download a PDF version at this link, or view online!

GO MARLINS!!

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