Marlins Apparel Pickup Times    12/19/2012 7:47:08 PM
You can pick up your Marlins Apparel at the pool on 12/19 between 5:30pm and 7:15pm, or on 12/20 between 5:30pm and 7:15pm. Thanks for supporting the Marlins!

Marlins/Mavs Dual Results    12/17/2012 5:45:28 PM
The Marlins/Mavs Dual Overall Meet Results can be seen here.  Individual meet results can be seen here.

Heat Sheets for Mavs/Marlins Dual    12/13/2012 4:47:33 PM
Heat Sheets for the Mavs/Marlins Dual can be found here.

Psyche Sheets For Mavericks/Marlins Dual Meet    12/11/2012 6:58:30 PM

Psyche sheets are available for the Dec. 15th Mavs/Marlins Dual Meet. 

Mavs/Marlins Registration Deadline is 12/8    12/7/2012 5:20:14 PM
The registration deadline for the December 15th Marlins/Mavs Dual meet is tomorrow night, 12/8! Don't forget to signup for this really fun meet!

Ellen's Friday Practice Schedule    12/5/2012 4:48:52 PM
Ellen's Friday Practice Schedule: There will be practice this Friday December 7th, but NO practice the following Friday Dec. 14th due to a girls high school meet.

Ellen's Group: No Practice This Friday 11/30    11/29/2012 4:21:13 AM
There will be no practice for Ellen's group this Friday, 11/30.

Marlins Merchandise for Sale This Week!    11/27/2012 5:02:08 PM

It's the holidays and we are putting together an order of Marlins merchandise to help you complete your shopping list and spread the Marlins Team Cheer!  We will have sweatshirt/sweatpant combos as well as your choice of THREE unique t-shirt designs available for order in both adult and youth sizes.  They will be on display all this week  at the pool from 5:30 -7:00.  These are great, inexpensive gifts which your kids will love, that support our team, and will help build Marlins Pride.  The t-shirts range in price from $8-10, and the sweat combos are a great deal at $35.  Orders can be placed at the pool thru Danny Howe, or by contacting him directly at the contact information below.  We need to have orders and payments in by Tuesday, December 4th in order to ensure a Christmas Delivery.  Checks should be made payable to the Montrose Marlins.  We appreciate the sacrifices that all of you make for your swimmers, especially during this busy time of year, and wish you all a happy and safe holiday.  Let's get our gear on and cheer our swimmers!  

Danny Howe

cell: 801-635-6565

e-mail: [email protected]

CSI Pioneer Open Event Page    11/27/2012 4:59:57 PM

Go to the CSI Pioneer Open Event page for all relevant information about the meet.

Marlins Holiday Practice Schedule    11/27/2012 4:18:10 AM

The workout schedule during Christmas Break (December 24th through January 6th) is as follows: 

Zoomers, Jammers & Bronze:

All three groups will be off the 2 weeks of Christmas break and will resume workouts on Monday January 7th.


All of Ellen’s swimmers will be back in the pool at their regular time on Wednesday, January 2nd.


See workout schedule here.


Practice will be held on the following days:

Wednesday December 26th

Friday December 28th

Wednesday January 2nd

Friday January 4th

MAValanche Signups are now available!    11/23/2012 10:00:14 PM

Signups are now available on the website for  the MAValanche Invitational at CMU in Grand Junction the weekend of January 19-21, 2013.  Please note that this meet  does have qualification times.   Another thing to note is that 10 & unders may swim 4 individual events and 1 relay per day. All other swimmers may swim 3 individual events and 1 relay per day. The deadline to sign up is January 2nd, 2013.

Signups are Available for Marlins/Mavs Dual    11/20/2012 4:16:10 PM

Signups are now available for the Marlins/Mavs Dual Meet on December 15th! Deadline is December 8th!

Sopris Results    11/19/2012 12:43:13 PM

You can find Sopris Results here:

Sopris Programs are Available    11/15/2012 10:43:11 PM

Swimmers going to the Sopris Deep Freeze this Weekend, the program can be found and printed here:

Also, Sopris had a huge turnout for this meet and they are expecting over 250 swimmers. Because of this, they will be working on a tight timeline and will be doing Dive Overs, and Coaches will be checking in swimmers for all the 200 events. 

Have a great weekend!

Thanksgiving Week Practice Schedule    11/14/2012 11:41:18 PM

Below is the swim schedule for Thanksgiving Week: 

All groups:

We have regular workouts on Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving week.

Senior Group

Wednesday: 10-noon

Thursday: OFF

Friday:  If you are attending the DU meet you have a short loosen up on your own. Get workout from Silas.

Saturday: If you are attending the meet @ DU, you have workout 4-6pm on Saturday.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Information on Montrose High School Girls Swimming    11/14/2012 3:06:31 PM

For those Marlins who would like to follow our swimmers who are swimming High School Girls, their meet schedule is now posted on their high school website:

Come out and cheer them on!

Pool is Open Monday Morning for Masters    11/12/2012 6:23:30 AM

Pool is Open Monday Morning for Masters! Things are looking good for the re-open tomorrow at 6am for Masters and 7am for the general public (with slightly cooler waters). 

Psych Sheet for Sopris Deep Freeze Invite Posted    11/11/2012 11:20:23 PM

The psych sheet for the Sopris Deep Freeze Invite has been posted here.

Dual Meet Marlins/Mavs December 15th    11/10/2012 5:24:18 PM

There is a Marlins and Mavericks dual meet scheduled for December 15th at the CMU pool in Grand Junction.   This is the only meet in December, and everyone is encouraged to attend. Dual meets are always lots of fun, and then after the meet you can do some Christmas shopping! An announcement will be made when signups are available.

Thursday Morning Update on Pool    11/8/2012 6:15:44 PM

Thursday Update: MRD is working really hard to get the pool reopened by Monday for Masters. The new pump should be installed Saturday, and Sunday they will be working to get the pool chemically balanced and up to temperature (although it will most likely be a bit cool for Masters on Monday). Any changes in this plan over the weekend will be posted on FACEBOOK. Please pass this information on to your friends and neighbors! Thanks!

Pool Closure Information and Practice Schedule    11/8/2012 3:38:12 AM

Marlins: The pool is closed. 

It will not be open tomorrow and most likely won’t be open Friday as well. Monday is undetermined at this point. 

Senior Group- please be prepared to either swim or run/play on Thursday. Silas will work on some options and get the word out.  The same goes for Friday. Meet at the pool at 3:50pm. 

Ellen's group- meet at Cerise park 4:30-5:30 Thursday.

All other groups including Masters - cancelled.

The most current information about the pool will be available at . The most up to date information about practice schedule or activities will be available at

Results for Montrose Fall Open    11/5/2012 12:58:49 AM

Results for the Montrose Fall Open are posted! You can see the results here:

Sopris Deep Freeze Invite Signups Now Available!    11/4/2012 11:49:40 PM

Sopris Deep Freeze Invite Signups are Now Availalbe! Also, seniors please plan to attend Saturday, as that is when Silas will be there. Sign up deadline is November 7th.

Ellen's Practice Schedule    11/4/2012 11:33:02 PM

Starting next week (11/5), Ellen’s group has a new practice schedule:

Monday – Thursday  6:00pm – 7:15pm (please be there at 5:45pm)

Friday 5:30 – 6:30pm

Heat Sheets & Warmups are posted for this weekend!    11/1/2012 11:43:23 PM

Heat Sheets, Warmup times, and timelines are posted for this weekend's Montrose Fall Open! 

A note from Coach Silas    10/31/2012 5:16:02 PM

Marlins Parents, I am looking forward to another wonderful Marlins fall meet. I would like to remind everyone that hosting a meet is like hosting a party; it can be an intense amount of work but when it is successful it can be rewarding and fun. I ask you each to volunteer as much as possible to make no one feel overwhelmed. Swimming is not a “drop them off at the door or field and pick them up when they are done” activity. It requires a little more help from parents. I feel that your involvement solidifies the family connection that makes us unique.

SWIM TIMES What is a time in the program? Is it a time from a yard meet? A time from a Long Course meet then converted? A Short course meter time, converted into LC. Since we swim in different size pools, this can be confusing and every team does things differently.

Converted times are not always effective, accurate or helpful. They are just a poor guideline of how a swimmer’s performance in one pool, would potentially swim in another. With this in mind, the Marlins try to put times into the program that are from an actual course swum- not converted.( ie if we swim in a yard meet, best yard times are entered. If we swim in LC then best LC times are entered. And in the case of this meet, we are swimming short course meters, so best SCM times will be used.) This is not always possible but it is what we attempt. Sometimes this may result in an old time or none at all in the program. That is the way the coaches want it to be. My caution is that when you look at a time in a program, think twice. It just may not be one you can trust or one you should use to judge a swimmer’s performance.

We all want feedback, but times are just one of many elements in improvement. A swimmer may have had an excellent swim and yet not achieve their best performance as judged by time. I recommend that you as parents soften the focus on times as a judge of performance.

Instead • Have a big smile and a “great job” for the little ones • Have a warm towel and healthy snack • Ask, what did your coach say? • Ask, what was your favorite part? • Challenge and reward them for trying new events, if their coach thinks they’re ready. Thank you again for all your assistance in making this meet a success. See you this weekend. Silas

Psych Sheet Posted for Montrose Fall Open    10/30/2012 5:02:28 PM
The Psych Sheet has been posted here for our Montrose Fall Open. Heat Sheets will be posted by Thursday.

Senior Workouts during Parent/Teacher Conferences    10/24/2012 3:07:24 PM
Workouts for Wednesday, October 24, and Thursday, October 25 will be 4-6pm with Dale, Silas will be at the pool for the first few minutes of both workouts. The only Workout offered On Friday, October 26th will be with the masters. Enjoy the long weekend.

Heat Sheets and Warmup Times for Aspen Posted    10/18/2012 6:35:00 AM
The heat sheets, timelines and warmup times for the Aspen Meet are posted here. Please note that our warmup time in Saturday is at 11:50am.

Food and Job Signups are Available!    10/17/2012 3:06:30 PM
We ask that each family signs up to work 2 sessions during the course of the meet. We also ask that each family donates 2 food items to either Hospitality or Concessions or both. Thank you in advance for all that you do to help make our home meets such a success!

Here is the link to sign-up.

Senior Swimmers-Triathlon Help    10/1/2012 3:52:49 PM
Saturday is the triathlon. This is our senior group’s yearly community service. It has to be one of the easiest opportunities to gain service hours for graduation and at the same time to earn funds for the senior group, in the past we have bought the TV for the underwater camera, Tempo Trainers, helped pay for a Christmas Trip. This year I would like to again use it for a training trip. This is what the team needs from you. Please be at the pool at 7:45am. It is as zoo around the pool at that time so plan ahead. If you have signed up to do the Triathlon we will do our best to get in into the first or last heats so that you can help with counting. We will go to Don Jilberto’s afterwards for Lunch. We need 15 swimmers and about 4-6 parents to work this event efficiently.

Annual Fall Potluck Picnic This Sunday!    9/18/2012 9:09:07 PM
The Marlins Annual Fall Potluck Picnic will be at Cerise Park in Montrose on Sunday, September 23rd from 3-5pm. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, frisbees and food to share according to your last name. A-J bring a main dish. K-R bring a side dish or salad. S-Z bring a dessert. See you there!

$150 Annual Fundraising for 2011-12 Due Sept 30th!    9/18/2012 4:57:51 PM
If you haven't already paid your Annual Fundraising dues of $150, the absolute latest deadline is September 30th! Thanks!

Meet Sign Up Available for Aspen    9/12/2012 2:54:57 PM
Meet Sign Up are now available for Aspen. To sign up for either meet, follow this link.

Sign Up For The Triathlon!!    9/7/2012 1:17:18 AM
It is that time on the year again! Swimmers - please compete in the Black Canyon Triathlon. Saturday, October 6th. - Either as a team with your friends or by yourself!!

Sign up and information for athletes in grades 1-5:"
Sign up and information for athletes grade 6 & up:

For the older athletes - sign up before September 10th and save $10!!

Information on the Officials and Meet Op Clinic    9/5/2012 12:26:15 PM
Attached is the flyer for the 10th annual clinic. This year Paul Jones is the Officials Instructor. This clinic is also for new officials as well as for recertification or moving up.. Paul is one of the best teachers we have in USA Swimming. Of course on Sunday we are doing the Meet Operations clinic which is for anyone from meet computer operator to Administrative Referees. Get the word out and send me a note if you are coming and get your club person who runs the computer for meets to come on Sunday. More information.

Practice Schedule Update    8/30/2012 1:25:21 PM
Here is a link for Practices in September. This has been updated as of 8/30/12.

Fall Picnic    8/29/2012 3:05:03 PM
The Marlins Annual Fall Potluck Picnic will be at Cerise Park in Montrose on Sunday, September 23rd from 3-5pm. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, frisbees and food to share according to your last name. A-J bring a main dish. K-R bring a side dish or salad. S-Z bring a dessert. See you there!

For Ellen's Group-Bowling Afternoon    8/20/2012 5:21:46 PM
Ellen's group will be bowling on Saturday, September 15th from 2-4pm at Rose Bowl. Please RSVP to Ellen so that she can get a head count and reserve lanes accordingly. Cost will be approximately $10 per child, but the exact cost will be determined once Ellen has a head count.

Ellen's August Practice Schedule    8/14/2012 3:42:37 PM
Starting Aug 21, Tuesdays and Thursdays, drop off kids and their bikes and helmets at the main street entrance to bike path before river. Mondays and Wednesdays are in the pool. There will be two parents riding along in addition to Ellen. The group will stay on the bike path and try to go to the Ute Museum. Practices and riding are from 4:30-5:30pm.

Silas' Workout Schedule for August    8/14/2012 1:32:35 PM
Starting August 20th for Two Weeks
Monday: 4pm Dryland - meet at HS weight room
Tuesday: 4pm Polo - meet at Pool
Wednesday:4pm Dryland - meet at HS weight room
Thursday: 4pm Polo - meet at Pool
Friday: No Practice

Fundraising Car Wash    8/14/2012 12:44:14 AM
Hi Marlins! The Board would like to offer an additional fundraising opportunity that will go towards your family’s fundraising contribution. The Marlins will be hosting a car wash this Saturday, August 18th from 10-4 in the Murdoch’s parking lot. In order to participate, each family must commit to a 2 hour shift, bring a bucket, rags, towels, and 1 sign (be creative). If you are interested in participating, please RSVP to Pam Christianson at 314.4473 or [email protected] no later than Friday. All proceeds from the car wash will be split equally per family, not per swimmer. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Pam or Marjorie ([email protected]). Thanks! The Marlins Board

Heat Sheet and Timelines Posted    7/18/2012 3:16:29 AM
Heat Sheet and Timelines for the Western Slope Championships are posted here.

REVISED Warm Up Times    7/17/2012 11:39:58 AM
Warm up times for the WSC have been revised. Please make sure your note the chnages!

Friday AM - Warm-Ups: 9:30-10:05am,Meet Start: 10:15am, 8 & Unders
Friday PM - Warm-Ups: 1:00-1:50 p.m. Meet Start: 2:00 p.m., Over 9 and older
Saturday AM - Warm-Ups: 8:00-8:50 a.m. Meet Start: 9:00 a.m. 9/10 and 13/14
Saturday PM - Warm-Ups: 1:30-2:20 p.m. Meet Start: 2:30 p.m. 11/12 and 15 and up
Sunday AM - Warm-Ups: 8:30-9:20 a.m. Meet Start: 9:30 a.m. 9/10 and 13/14
Sunday PM - Warm-Ups: 12:30-1:20 p.m. Meet Start: 1:30 p.m. 11/12 and 15 and up

Psych Sheets Posted for WSC    7/17/2012 11:38:01 AM
Psych Sheet are posted for the WS Champs.

Sign Ups for Jobs at Western Slope League Champs    7/16/2012 9:56:07 PM
As promised, the volunteer list is now posted here. Please help out our team and league. As a bonus - we do not have to time, but are responsible for filling other slots. Please help out and volunteer. We all appreciate your willingness to be a team member! The Psych Sheet and other information will be posted tomorrow.

Results for Montrose Open Posted    7/8/2012 10:49:36 PM
Results for the Montrose Open are posted on the meet results page.

A huge thank you to all the Marlin Families! The meet was well run, no delays, parents and grandparents really stepping up to make it a VERY well run meet! Thank you to you all for working, bringing food and being wonderful and supportive parents to your kids! We received MANY compliments from other teams on how well the meet was run! Thank You!!

UPDATED Marlins Team Picture Schedule    7/7/2012 9:53:37 PM
Lars’ Group: Thursday 7/12 7:45AM Silas’ Group: Thursday 7/12 4:30PM Dale’s Groups: Thursday 7/12 6:00PM Ellens & Clint’s Groups: Thursday 7/12 after 6:00PM

Results from Day One Posted    7/7/2012 12:39:27 AM
Results from Friday's meet are posted here.

Heat Sheets, Timelines and Warmup Time Change    7/5/2012 3:27:10 PM
Heat sheets and timelines are posted on the Montrose Meet Page.

In addition, the warmup times for the Sunday pm session have been moved up 45 minutes - starting at 10:45am instead of 11:30am. This will allow the meet to finish sooner and let the swimmers and families get home quicker. New warmup times are also posted on the meet page.

Qualifier Lists for WSL Championships    7/4/2012 8:49:05 PM
Here are the links for the qualifiers for the Western Slope Championships as of after the Delta meet:
8&Under Qualifiers - At the Friday AM session
Rest of Qualifiers

Warm Up Times and Psych Sheet Posted    7/4/2012 12:35:11 PM
The Warm up times and lane assignments and Psych Sheets are posted for the Montrose Summer Open Meet page.

SignUps for Volunteer and Food    7/2/2012 11:09:10 AM
Here is the link

Dual Meet Added to Meet Schedule    6/29/2012 1:38:19 PM
We have a dual meet in Ouray on Wednesday, 11 july, in the early evening. Burger/potluck after. There are no relays. Cost is $2.50/swimmer. It is open to all 14under swimmers who do NOT have a state qualifying time.

We, the coaches, strongly recommend attendance!!! this is a good oppportunity for the swimmers in dale's/lar's/clint's/ellen's groups PLUS any of those in si's group who do NOT have state times..

THIS IS A LAST CHANCE QUALIFYING MEET FOR THE WESTERN SLOPE "ALL-STAR" CHAMPIONSHIP MEET. (this meet will be at Mesa on weekend of 20-22 july.) questions? see your coach after a practice!

Delta Heat Sheets Posted    6/28/2012 10:04:19 PM
The heat sheets for Delta have been posted here.

Ellen's Practice Schedule June 28th    6/26/2012 3:25:55 AM
Ellen's Group: Ellen's Practice will only take place in the morning this Thursday, June 28th. There will be no evening practice, and so all of Ellen's group should come to morning practice.

Sign Ups for Volunteer and Food for our Meet    6/25/2012 11:02:59 PM
Sign Ups for Volunteer Jobs and Food for our Meet is available. Click on the link to the left called Montrose Login. Login to the site. On the welcome page, on the bottom right, there is a link under Volunteer Information called Sign up for Food and Volunteer Jobs. Following that link will bring you to all the sign ups for the weekend! Thank you!

Domino's Supports the Girls High School Team!    6/25/2012 7:00:16 PM
If you go to Main in Motion this Thursday, buy some Domino’s Pizza and support Girls High School Swimming. All of the profits from Main in Motion sales will go directly to the Girls HS Swimming Program. Thank you Domino’s!

Qualifiers for WS Champions Posted    6/21/2012 12:51:22 PM
Here is the list of people who have qualified for the WS Championship which is July 20-22. We highly encourage everyone who qualifies for this meet to participate. This is current as of after the GJ and Ouray meets.

Information Posted    6/20/2012 2:29:37 PM
Meet Results from the Ouray and GJ Meets have been posted under meet results. In addition, the psych sheet for Aspen has been posted here.

Silas' Practice Notes    6/18/2012 2:05:19 AM
This Tuesday – and just this Tuesday – weights are at 3:45pm. Swimming is still at regular times.

All Wednesdays for the rest of the season – the bus will leave at 7am for GJ.

GJ Invite Warm Up Times    6/14/2012 5:16:41 PM
GJ Junction warmup times have been posted here. In summary: Friday Warmups: 7am. Saturday Warmups: 7:45am. Sunday Warmups 7am.

Ouray Meet Heat Sheets Posted    6/14/2012 5:14:53 PM
The heat sheets for the Ouray Meet are posted here. Always subject to change at the last moment!

Pool Back Open    6/14/2012 3:10:05 PM
Practices will resume tonight as scheduled.

Update - 6/13/12 at 5pm    6/13/2012 11:01:07 PM
The pool will NOT be open tomorrow. They have discovered that there is a broken valve in the pool - a big valve. They will be working on finding a new valve and installing it.

Silas' group will have weights at 9am.

Press Release from the MRD    6/13/2012 10:36:18 PM
As of 1pm June 13th, both the indoor and outdoor pools at the Aquatic center are shut down due to unexpected mechanical issues. Regarding the outdoor pool, on Tuesday evening, the motor casing on the outdoor pool circulation pump broke. Without this motor working properly, water is prevented from being circulated and filtered. A new motor casing has been ordered and is being rush delivered to the Aquatic center.

On Wednesday morning, the circulation pump for the indoor pool also began malfunctioning. The result is the same as with the outdoor pool circulation pump: pool water is not circulating or being filtered. Maintenance staff and aquatic contractors are troubleshooting this issue currently.

Without these mechanical systems functioning properly, the pool must be closed to ensure patron safety. This is also in compliance with State law. The rest of the Aquatic facility will remain open including the multi-purpose rooms and administrative offices.

We understand the frustration of many who want to use the pool for drop-in use and for programs, especially given the warm weather of the summer. Average daily summer attendance at the pool is over 500 and we understand the tremendous inconvenience this causes. We sincerely apologize and assure the public that we are doing everything in our power to fix these unexpected mechanical issues as soon as possible. Before visiting, please call 249.7705, check the MRD facebook page, or the website at for updates.

Thursday and Silas Weights    6/13/2012 10:28:24 PM
If the pool is closed tomorrow (Thursday), Silas will still have his weights at 9am at the High School.

No Practice Tonight - Wednesday    6/13/2012 8:10:23 PM
Due to mechanical problems – the pool has been closed today-Wednesday. We will not be having practice tonight.

We do not know at this time whether the pool will be open tomorrow. If you do not hear back from me later today, you might want to call the pool before you come to practice tomorrow morning.

For Ellen’s Group – If the pool is closed tomorrow morning and open tomorrow evening, all of her swimmers should plan to be there from 6:30-8pm on Thursday evening.

Psych Sheet for GJ Invite Posted    6/12/2012 1:36:10 PM
The psych sheet for the GJ Invite is posted here.

Ellen's Practice Monday June 11th    6/8/2012 3:59:51 AM
Ellen's Practice on Monday June 11th is from 5:30 - 6:30pm.

Board Meeting Agenda Posted    6/6/2012 4:45:48 PM
The agenda for the Marlin Board Meeting, June 7th, 2012 5:30pm, is posted here.

Psych Sheet for Cortez Is Posted    6/6/2012 4:06:18 PM
The Psych Sheet for Cortez is posted here.

Sign Ups For Ouray Meet Available    6/6/2012 4:05:09 PM
Sign ups for the Ouray Swim Meet are available here. Entries are due by June 10th.

Snorkel and Fins    5/31/2012 4:02:43 PM
If you are looking for a snorkel, here is a link to one that some kids like better than the Finis. If you are looking for some short fins, here is the link.

Practice Schedule for this week    5/22/2012 1:57:31 PM
Monday, May 28th – Memorial Day – No Practice for Anyone

Tuesday, May 29th – Summer Practice Begins – Here is the link

Meet Results from WS IM Challenge    5/20/2012 11:34:25 PM
Meet Results are posted here...

Heat Sheets for Sopris IM Challenge    5/18/2012 2:51:50 PM
Heat Sheet and Other Information

Ellen's Practice Schedule for 5/17 and 5/18    5/15/2012 3:00:30 AM
Ellen's group will practice Thursday from 4-5:30pm and Friday from 4:30 - 5:30. Also, everyone in Ellen's Group needs a snorkel & hand paddles for the summer season. You can purchase these by clicking the SwimOutlet icon on the left side of the website. Most swimmers ages 11-12 will need small, but some may need extra small. Please see Ellen to find out what size you should order for your swimmer. Thanks!

What teachers really want to tell parents    5/13/2012 8:15:11 PM
An interesting article on the CNN website. Something to ponder...

High School Boys League Schedule    5/9/2012 9:31:41 PM
For those of you who would like to cheer on the High School Boys, here is the information.... Swimming Prelims Start at 4pm on Friday, May 11. Diving Prelims Start at 9:30am on Saturday, May 12. Finals are at 1:30pm. All at Colorado Mesa University.

Summer Information Available    5/6/2012 2:26:49 PM
Meet information and time standards have been updated on our meet schedule below. In addition, our summer practice times have been finalized and can be found here.

Ellen's Practice Schedule Friday May 4th    5/3/2012 4:04:27 PM
Ellen's Practice on Friday May 4th will be from 4:30 - 5:30pm.

Meet Results Posted    4/30/2012 12:16:32 AM
Meet results posted here from the Dual Meet this past weekend.

Heat Sheet for Dual Meet    4/26/2012 11:13:47 PM
Here is the heat sheet for the dual meet this weekend. If you would like to have a copy, please print it out.

Psych Sheet Posted for Dual Meet    4/25/2012 2:15:36 AM
The psych sheet for the Dual Meet this weekend is posted here.

Ellen's Practice Time Change    4/24/2012 2:01:48 AM
Ellen's Practice will be at 4:30 this Friday.

Ellen's Practice on Friday Changed    4/19/2012 1:08:33 AM
Ellen's Practice will be from 4:30-5:30pm this Friday, April 20th.

LC Dual Meet on April 28 Added    4/9/2012 3:45:34 PM
All Marlins - please put April 28 on your calendar. We will be having a quick and fun dual meet against the GJ Mavericks at Colorado Mesa University that morning. This is a GREAT way to get a feel for Long Course Meters! More information to come...

Official's Clinic - Friday, April 27th - evening    4/9/2012 3:43:44 PM
The Lorimers will be doing a new officials clinic on Friday evening April 27th in GJ. There is a GJ/Montrose dual meet the next day so it is perfect to get some deck time started right after the clinic. Please let anyone you know from the team that wants to be an official of this clinic. They can contact Sue Lorimer - [email protected] for further info.

Thank You to the Montrose Women's Club    3/20/2012 9:35:21 PM
Thank you to the Montrose Women's Club! They were nice enough to donate $500 to the Montrose Marlins, to be used for equipment. If you know any of these ladies, be sure to thank them.

Durango Pentathlon Cancelled    3/16/2012 8:23:13 PM
The Durango Pentathlon has been cancelled.

Try Outs Scheduled    3/12/2012 1:41:00 AM
We have set our tryouts dates for April 30th and May 1st at 5:45pm. Please pass this information on especially if you know boys 11-14 and boys and girls – 8 & under.

March/April Practice Schedules    3/12/2012 1:39:57 AM
Practice Schedule - Just wanted to remind you of our practice schedules for the next month with spring break:
Suzi’s group – Last Practice will be Wednesday, March 14th. We will start up again April 9th
Lars’ Group - – Last Practice will be Tuesday, March 20th. We will start up again April 10th
Clint’s Group - – Last Practice will be Thursday, March 15th. We will start up again April 9th
Ellen’s Group - – Last Practice will be Thursday, March 22nd. We will start up again April 9th
Silas’ Group - – Last Practice will be Thursday, March 29th. We will start up again April 9th

Marlins Announcements    3/1/2012 10:00:21 PM
Please note that our Marlins home summer meet has been changed to July 6-8 . This was done to allow Marlins families a weekend off in between our meet and the summer Western Slope meet which we will be hosting in Grand Junction.

Due to the general lack of enthusiasm from the majority of Marlins families for raising funds with the Swim-A-Thon over the past few years, the board has decided to cancel it for this year. Each family will still be responsible for the annual $150 per year contribution, and if you would like to raise those funds, please consider taking advantage of the Scrip program.If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact any board member.

Psych Sheet Posted for State JO's    2/23/2012 11:25:34 PM
The psych sheet has been posted for the CO State Age Group Championships here.

Clint's Practice Schedule    2/23/2012 11:24:38 PM
Clint's group will practice until Thursday, March 15th at which time we will take a three week break. Practices will resume on Monday, April 9th.

Suzi's Practice Schedule    2/22/2012 11:58:28 PM
Suzi's Zoomer group will practice until Wednesday, March 14th at which time we will take a three week break. Practices will resume on Monday, April 9th.

Ellen's Practice Schedule    2/22/2012 4:07:00 PM
For Ellen's group, no practice on the following dates: Feb 23rd or 24th March 2nd or 3rd March 16 due to a high school boys meet Practices will end March 22nd . Practice will resume April 9th.

Silver State and Senior State Info Posted    2/21/2012 5:11:55 PM
Psych Sheets, warmup times, parking passes are posted for Senior State and Silver State.

Results from the Lost Dutchman Posted    2/21/2012 1:45:42 PM
Meet Results from the Lost Dutchman are posted on the Meet Results page.

Results from WS Champs Posted    2/20/2012 3:01:32 PM
The results from the WS Champs are posted on the Meet Results page.

Psych Sheets Posted for Silver and Senior State    2/16/2012 8:26:07 PM
Psych Sheets for Silver and Senior State are posted here.

WSL Champs - Heat Sheets and Timelines Posted    2/15/2012 11:40:26 PM
The heat sheets and timelines have been posted for the WSL Champs this coming weekend!

Psych Sheet and Other Info Posted for WSL Champs    2/12/2012 11:32:50 PM
The Psych Sheet and Warmup Times/Lane Assignments have been posted here. Check back on Thursday when heat sheets will be posted.

Officials' Clinic During Western Slope Champs    2/11/2012 6:05:24 PM
Robert Scandary and Elaine Gerson will be running a new officials clinic at CMU during WSL champs, so if you have any parents who may be interested please forward this on to them.

In order to keep people from having to drive down a day early... we will begin the official's clinic at 10:00 (no later than 10:30) on Saturday morning. We will do 2 hrs, followed by a short lunch, then resume at 1:00 to conclude by 3:00. New officials will be able to stand on deck on Sunday to begin their training.

Volunteers Needed for WS Championships    2/11/2012 6:03:04 PM
We need to supply timers for each of the four sessions of the Westerm Slope Championship meet this coming weekend. If your swimmer is competing, could you please sign up to time during one of the sessions? Here is the link to sign-up. Thank you!

Maverick Snowflake - Heat Sheets and WarmUp Times    1/26/2012 1:29:35 PM
Heat Sheets, Timelines and Warmup Times are posted for the Maverick Snowflake meet. They can be found here.

Psych Sheet Posted for Maverick Snowflake    1/23/2012 1:52:21 AM
The psych sheet for the Maverick Snowflake Meet is posted here.

Meet Results from Dual Meet Posted    12/18/2011 10:38:01 PM
The meet results from the Dual Meet are posted on the Meet Results page. Congratulations to the Marlins who won the meet!

Heat Sheets Posted for Dual Meet    12/16/2011 4:33:13 AM
The Heat Sheet for this weekend's dual meet is posted here.

Psych Sheet Posted for Dual Meet    12/13/2011 7:10:35 PM
The Psych Sheet for this weekend's dual meet is posted here.

Christmas Holiday Practices    12/12/2011 12:23:47 PM
Here is the schedule for Silas' Group.
Ellen's group will not practice from Friday, December 23-January 1st. Practice will resume on January 2nd.
Lars' and Suzi's groups will take off the two weeks of Christmas break.
Still trying to reach Clint....

Final Entries Posted for Dual Meet    12/9/2011 8:32:51 PM
The final entries for the Montrose-Maverick Dual Meet are posted here. We will be posting events which your coaches have signed you up for on Monday.

Meet Results for CSI Pioneer Posted    12/6/2011 3:11:41 AM
The meet results from the CSO Pioneer Open have been posted on the Meet Results page.

Sign Ups for Timers for Dual Meet    12/5/2011 6:10:06 PM
For our dual meet with the Grand Junction Mavericks on December 17th, we will need 16 timers plus a head timer. Grand Junction is doing most of the work and only asked us to supply timers. So if you are planning to attend, please sign up here to help time. Thank you very much!

Montrose Marlins Policies    12/2/2011 9:11:44 PM

Updated team policies are now available on the website. To access the updated policies, please click the Marlin Team Info link (left hand side, under Team Info) and then under General Team Information, click Montrose Marlins Policies and Policy Handbook. Here you will find the Marlins Policy Handbook, Athlete Protection Policy, Travel Policy, and Parent and Swimmer Codes of Conduct.

Please note that swimmers who travel as a team will need to sign the Travel Policy prior to traveling.

On-Line Entries Available for Snowflake Invite    11/23/2011 8:10:59 PM
On-Line Entries Available for the Maverick Aquatic Snowflake Invite.

Dual Meet - December 17th - Meet Info Posted    11/22/2011 11:32:43 PM
We will be having a dual meet at Colorado Mesa University on Saturday, December 17th. Here is the meet information.

To sign up for the meet, please send an email to Erika at [email protected] and let her know you intend on swimming. The coaches will enter swimmers in events. Please do this as soon as possible to help her and the coaches out.

Warm Ups start at 9. The meet will run from 10:00-12:00. Lunch for the swimmers will be provided and followed by a stroke clinic form 1-3pm. Parents are asked to help run the meet. When the meet is complete, you are welcome to leave your swimmers with the coaches, have a nice lunch, do some holiday shopping, take a nap and then be back to pick them up at 3:00!

Meet Results for Sopris Deep Freeze Posted    11/21/2011 4:46:04 PM
The meet results from the Sopris Deep Freeze is posted here.

Holiday Practice Schedule    11/18/2011 7:29:59 PM
Just an update on holiday practices.

Silas' Group - Practice Schedule attached
Ellen and Clint's Group - No practice on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday next week - Just Monday and Tuesday
Lars' Group - No practice on Thursday.
Suzi's Group - No practice on Wednesday - Just on Monday.

Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving. I am very thankful for a wonderful team, great coaches, wonderful parents, fantastic swimmers and a pool that still works!

Thank You Marlin Families!!    11/9/2011 10:06:14 PM
On behalf of the Marlins Board of Directors, THANK YOU!

Without all of our families' volunteer hours and excellent communication the success of this meet would not have been possible. It’s an honor to be a part of such an AWESOME group of families.

Renae Manuel (Meet Director) and the Marlins Board of Directors

MHS Girls Schedule Posted    11/8/2011 2:10:36 PM
The High School Girls schedule has been posted here. Come and cheer our girls on!

Meet Results from Montrose Fall Open Posted    11/7/2011 12:38:06 AM
Meet results from our home meet have been posted here.

Thank you to all swimmers and families for helping to make our meet run smoothly! You are wonderful and very appreciated! Go Marlins!!

Heat Sheets and Warm Up Times Posted    11/4/2011 2:10:02 AM
Heat Sheets and Warm Times have been posted here for our Montrose Fall Open. Please print these out at home and bring them to the meet. go Marlins!! Swim Fast!!

Psych Sheet Posted    11/3/2011 2:35:27 AM
The Psych Sheet is posted for the Marlin Meet here. Heat sheets and timelines will be posted tomorrow evening.

Final Entries for Montrose Meet Posted    11/3/2011 2:34:20 AM
Final Entries for Montrose Meet posted.

Attendance is now posted online.    11/1/2011 3:49:41 PM
Coaches have been trying to do a better job of taking attendance. We realize the important relationship between coming to practice and swimming fast, so we decided to share that with all the swimmers and families. Here is the link to these charts. The link can also be found on the first page behind the sign-in page in the bottom left corner. These are the same charts that are posted on the computer table at the pool.

Silas' Group Practice - Week of Oct 31st    10/31/2011 6:17:39 PM
Monday 10/31-Freestyle with Paddle drill focus
Tuesday - AM Weights/PM IM
Wednesday - Power
Thursday - AM Weights/PM Mix
Friday - 4-5:30pm Starts and Turns

Durango Results are Posted    10/29/2011 1:33:49 PM
Durango Results are posted here.

Volunteer/Food SignUps Available for Our Home Meet    10/21/2011 3:01:47 PM
Signs up for food and jobs at our home meet are available here.

Kristen and/or Jenny will be at the Aquatic Center Friday, November 4th from 4pm - 6pm for parents to bring their volunteer items. Coolers and refridgerator will be available to keep items cold. In addition, need help with the meet set up Friday, November 4 at 5pm. If we have at least 6 volunteers it will take 20 - 30 minutes.

Thank you in advance for all that you do to help the team!!

Senior Marlins Schedule Weeks of 10-17 and 10-24    10/17/2011 8:34:41 PM
Week of October 17
Monday: 4-6 with Silas
Tuesday: 4-6 with Silas and Yes Weights
Wednesday: 4-6 with Ellen (Silas has conferences. Silas will drop in for a few minutes both days.)
Thursday: 4-6 with Ellen (Silas has conferences) Yes Weights
Friday: Masters only

Week of October 24th
Monday: 4-6 with Dale
Tuesday: 4-6 with Dale; NO Weights
Wednesday: 4-6 with Dale
Thursday: 4-6 With Silas; Yes Weights
Friday: Masters only
Saturday: 8:30-10:30am.Go to back door.

Qual Times Posted    10/14/2011 10:20:57 PM
Qual times for Silver State and the State Meet are posted below in the Meet Information box.

Meet Results posted for Aspen    10/10/2011 8:07:53 PM
The meet results from the Aspen Yellow Leaf Invite are posted here. In case you noticed, the times on the heat sheets were converted times. So when you look at the individual results, you will see the time improvement from the last time you swam the event in yards.

Marlins Looking for Team Manager    9/25/2011 11:33:18 PM
The Montrose Marlins are advertising for a new Team Manager. This position takes care of all of the administrative duties of running a swim team. A detailed job description can be found here.

If you are interested in applying, please apply by sending in a resume, and answers to the questions listed below. The applications must be received by Monday, October 10th. They may be mailed to Montrose Marlins, PO Box 1397, Montrose, CO 81402, or emailed to [email protected]. The applications will be reviewed at the board meeting on October 13th, and a decision made soon after.
Application questions:
1. Please tell us about any accounting experience or special skills related to bookkeeping that you have.
2. Please list what types of computer skills you have, especially software programs that you have used
3. What additional skills do you have that would be used by a Team Manager?
If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Sperling at [email protected] or by phone at 596-7274.

Change to Silas Practice week of 9/12    9/10/2011 1:00:36 PM
I am sorry that I must continue to change out posted schedule but I do not have a bus available to the team on next Tuesday. Therefore, the team will be going to delta on Wednesday instead of Tuesday. I have a 20 passenger bus on both swim days next week and should be able to accommodate most everyone.

Monday- Ultimate
Tuesday- Weights (HS only)
Wednesday- Delta Swim
Thursday- Ouray Swim
Friday- On your own

Try-Outs for Marlins - Sept 19th    9/9/2011 12:55:58 PM
The next Marlins tryouts have been scheduled for Monday, September 19th. They will be held at the Montrose Aquatic Center. Tryouts for 10&Under swimmers will start at 6pm. Tryouts for 11&Over swimmers will start at 6:30pm. For more information contact Cindy at [email protected].

Swimming on the Western Slope    9/9/2011 12:13:51 AM

Black Canyon Tri - For Silas' Swimmers    9/7/2011 5:44:15 PM
The Annual Black Canyon Triathlon is just a month away. Saturday, October 1st. This event is the only organized activity used as a senior team fundraiser. We use the proceeds directly for the senior training group.

2 years ago we used it to buy the TV for the underwater camera, last year we used it to help pay for the Christmas training trip. This has been a lucrative and quality fundraising opportunity.

• All swimmers must help out (I will assume that you will be their unless you let me know of your conflict Helping out with another group is not an option)

• Please sign up to be in the triathlon we will heat you so that you can still help with counting.

• Your hours will count towards volunteer hours at the High School.

• 4-6 parents helping would be great. (Please let me know)

Thank you for all of your help.

Black Canyon Triathlon - October 1st    9/7/2011 5:28:37 PM
The Triathlon will held on Saturday, October 1st. Montrose/Olathe Elementary students compete in the School Cup which starts at 8am. Middle/High School/Adults compete in the Black Canyon Sprint Tri which starts at 9am.

Swimmers who are in elementary school - we highly encourage you to find two other friends and make a team and compete in the School Cup! The Registration Form can be found here. For more information check out the website Maps are available there.

Swimmers in Middle and High School - we highly encourage you to compete in the Black Canyon Triathlon - held the same day but open to everyone. For more information check out the website Maps and Registration forms are available there.

Revised Practice Schedule Posted    8/25/2011 9:47:32 PM
A revised practice schedule has been posted here. The changes reflect Ellen's group changes and a change to Silas' group Wednesday weight practice. This is only open to high schoolers due to the fact they will be using the high school weight room - per CHASSA rules.

Team Potluck - Sunday, Sept. 18th at 4pm    8/23/2011 2:38:31 PM
Our team potluck will be Sunday, September 18th at Cerise Park at 4pm. Please note the time change - the shelter is not available until 4pm. This will be an appetizer potluck - please bring an appetizer to share with the group.

Lodging Accommodations for the Aspen Yellow Leaf M    8/17/2011 5:28:04 PM
The Silvertree Inn, 100 Elbert Ln, Snowmass Vlg: 800-525-9402 or 970-923-3520 is offering $69 a night. Please make reservations by September 23, 2011. Please note that the Silvertree will be on off season mode; the restaurant will be closed and they will have minimum staff on duty. Your deposit is nonrefundable. Also, The Inn at Aspen, 38750 Hwy 82, Aspen (at the bottom of Buttermilk Mtn) 970-925-1500 is offering a rate of $104 a night. Tell either property that you are here for the Aspen Swim Club swim meet.

Fall/Winter and Summer 2012 Meets Schedule Posted    7/26/2011 4:54:19 PM
The Fall, Winter and Summer 2012 Meet Schedule is posted at the bottom of our home page. It will be there all year. We hope that helps in your planning!

Fall 2011 Practice Schedule Posted    7/26/2011 4:20:59 PM
Our Fall 2011 Practice Schedule is posted here.

WSL Champs - Meet Results Posted    7/25/2011 1:53:46 AM
Meet Results from the Western Slope League Championships have been posted here. Congratulations to the Montrose Marlins! We won the Western Slope Summer Championships! Great work all season Marlins!

WSL Champs - Heat Sheets and Timeline Posted    7/21/2011 10:15:13 PM
The heat sheets and timelines have been posted for the Western Slope League Championships. They can be found here.

WSL Champs - Heat Sheets and Timeline Posted    7/21/2011 10:13:50 PM
The heat sheets and timelines have been posted for the Western Slope League Championships. They can be found here./a>

WSL Champs - Psych Sheet and Revised WarmUp Times    7/21/2011 12:42:19 AM
Information for the Western Slope Championships has been posted here. The Psych Sheet, REVISED Warm Up Times and Lane Assignments, and Assigned Volunteer Jobs are there. The warm up times have been adjusted slightly so make sure you take note of those new times. See you this weekend!

Volunteer Signups for WS Champs    7/20/2011 3:35:23 PM
The Marlins are required to fill timer positions at the Western Slope Championships this weekend. We need 2-4 timers per session. Could you please sign up for at least one session. Online sign ups can be found here. Thank you for being part of the team.

Final Entries for WSL Champs Posted    7/18/2011 1:36:31 AM
Final Entries for Western Slope Champs are posted.

Results from the Montrose Open Posted    7/17/2011 11:48:33 PM
The results from the Montrose Summer Open are posted here. A HUGE thank you to all the parents and grandparents who stepped up to help us run a GREAT meet! A huge pat on the back to all the swimmer who SWAM FAST!! You make us proud!

Montrose Meet - Warm-Up Times and Lane Assignments    7/14/2011 7:31:17 PM
The Warm-Up Times and Lane Assignments for the Montrose Meet have been posted here. Heat sheets will be posted later this evening.

Montrose Meet - Heat Sheets and Timelines Posted    7/14/2011 11:33:56 AM
The heat sheets and timelines have been posted for the Montrose Meet. They can be found here. The warmup times and lane assignments will be posted later in the day. You may wish to print these out since programs will not be available at the meet. A limited number of heat sheets will be available for purchase.

Psych Sheet Posted for Montrose Open    7/12/2011 1:47:52 PM
The psych sheet and team list for the Montrose Summer Open has been posted here.

Entries for State JO Long Course Champs Available    7/12/2011 12:42:59 PM
Entries for State JO Long Course Champs are available here. The list of eligible swimmers can be found on our home page. Entry deadline is Monday. If you have any questions, please ask you coach.

Final Montrose Entries Posted for Our Meet    7/11/2011 1:47:42 AM
The final entries for our home meet have been posted here.

Meeting Minutes from July 7 Meeting Posted    7/11/2011 1:46:30 AM
The meeting minutes from the July 7, 2011 Board Meeting have been posted here.

Job and Food Sign Ups    7/7/2011 11:12:34 PM
Volunteer Jobs and Food Sign-ups are available here: . Thanks in advance to all you Marlin families!!!

Congratulation to our Swimathon Winners!    7/5/2011 2:50:54 PM
The winners of the Make a Splash event fundraiser were as follows:
1st prize: Ashlyn Manuel
2nd: Katie Howe
3rd: Jenny Nocas

No Practice on Monday, July 4th    6/30/2011 1:56:48 PM
There will be no practice for Marlins on Monday, July 4th. Enjoy the day! This includes the Masters.

Team Pictures    6/28/2011 11:46:46 PM
Pictures for Suzi's, Lars's and Clint's groups will be right before their practices on Thursday, July 30. Please be there early. If your child is late they will miss being in the picture.

Silver pictures will be at 6:25 am on July 30 th. Please bring picture envelopes and swim a thon monies in the morning.

Senior pictures will be @ 8:45 am Friday morning July 1.

Info for Aspen Meet Posted    6/22/2011 2:16:57 PM
The psych sheet, heat sheets and Warm-up Lane Assignments for the Aspen Invite are posted here.

Results from GJD Invite Posted    6/20/2011 3:40:25 PM
Results from the GJD Invite are posted on the Meet Results page.

Nutrition for Swimmers    6/17/2011 11:08:55 AM
In Motion Therapy Presents
Nutrition for Swimmers
- How to eat during the season
- Food to bring to a meet
- Hydration
- Foods to emphasize and avoid
- Shoulder over use injury prevention
- Other general nutrition questions
Presented by the Montrose HS Athletic Trainer, Dan Soderlind
Thursday June 23rd, 7:00 PM
In Motion Therapy

Colorado Swimming Long Course State Championships    6/16/2011 11:04:14 PM
Meet information for the Colorado Swimming Long Course State Championships is posted here.

Psych Sheet and All Posted for GJ Dolphin Invite    6/15/2011 2:00:32 AM
The psych sheet, warmup times and lane assignments as well as the Parking Map is posted on the Grand Junction Invite page. Please note for the parking: Please park in areas G3, G11, G2, and G1.

Final Entries for Junction Invite & Ouray Posted    6/14/2011 2:47:44 AM
Final entries for the Grand Junction Invite and the Ouray Meet are now posted.

Cortez Results Posted    6/13/2011 2:16:59 AM
Cortez results posted on the Meet Results page.

Cortez Results Posted    6/13/2011 2:16:41 AM
Cortez results posted on the Meet Results page.

Final Entries Posted for Cortez    6/6/2011 12:58:30 PM
Final entries have been posted for Cortez. A handy report can be found here. This lists the event and # for each of your swiwmers. It also includes the entry time. Once you get to the meet, you can fill in the heat and lane for your swimmer on the report.

Gunnison Psych Sheet Posted    6/3/2011 7:21:28 PM
The psych sheet for the Gunnison meet is posted here.

Practice for Silas' Group not going to camp    6/2/2011 10:01:18 PM
This is the practice schedule for Silas' Group that will not be going to distance camp next week:

Monday - Thursday with Ellen - 5:00-6:30pm.
Friday - Regular Time
No morning workouts.

Silas' Group Summer Practice Calendar    5/25/2011 8:00:05 PM
Here is the link to a pdf of the summer practice schedule for Silas' group.

Silas' Group Practices for Week of May 23rd    5/16/2011 10:08:29 PM
Monday - 4-6pm Swim
Tuesday - 6:15am-Weights and 4-6pm Swim
Wednesday – 4-6pm Swim
Thursday – 7:30am – Weights All senior swimmers 9th grade this fall or older are invited ; 4-6pm Swim
Friday – 9:15-11:15am swim

Distance Camp Information Available    5/15/2011 10:36:27 PM
Distance Camp information is available here.

Meet Sign Ups Available    5/10/2011 8:47:39 PM
On-line meet signups are available for the Sopris IM Challenge, Gunnison, Cortez, Grand Junction Invite, Aspen and Montrose. Here is the link.

Sign-Ups available for Sopris Meet    5/3/2011 2:05:46 AM
The signups for Sopris are available on the signup page. Please let Cindy know if your swimmer is participating in any of the IM challenges as there is no way to indicate that on the signups.

Meet Signup Available for Cortez and Aspen    4/24/2011 10:51:54 PM
Meet signups are available for the Cortez Meet, June 10-12th. We are hoping to have the entire team compete in Cortez. The 8 & under session (short course yards) is on Friday at noon. 8 & Unders are also able to compete on Saturday and Sunday, but they will be competing in Long Course Meters, which means no 25s.

Meet signups are also available for the Aspen Meet (June 25-26). We are also hoping our entire team will be competing in Aspen.

Link for SignUps.

Delta Short Swim Meet Entries Available    4/10/2011 7:01:20 PM
On-Line Entries for Delta's Short Distance Mixed Swim Meet are available here. Coaches hope that all Marlins who have been competed in less than 10 meets attend this meet. It is a one day - short meet!

Sign Ups Avaiable for Durango Meet    3/29/2011 1:25:00 PM
The signups are now available for the Durango spring meet. Entries are due to Cindy by Saturday, April 9th.

Marlin Swim Team - Try Out Dates Announced    3/28/2011 12:15:36 AM
The Marlins will be having tryouts for the summer season. Tryouts for swimmers aged 10 and under will be on Monday, April 25th at 5:45pm. Tryouts for swimmers for 11 and overs will be on Tuesday, April 26th at 5:45pm. Swimmers will be asked to swim a length of freestyle and backstroke. If more strokes are known, you will have a chance to share those also. In addition to being able to swim at least 2 lengths of the pool, we ask that all trying out are water safe and comfortable in the water. for more information, please contact Cindy Sperling 970-596-7274.

Summer Practice Schedule and Meet Schedule Posted    3/21/2011 8:06:58 PM
Summer Practice Schedule and Summer Meet Schedule is now posted on our web site on the corresponding links on the left side of the page. In addition - you can download a .pdf version of both for your convenience.

Summer Practice Schedule and Summer Meet Schedule.

The rosters for this summer's swim groups should be available by the end of the week.

Marlin Swim Team - Try Out Dates Announced    3/21/2011 3:09:10 PM
The Marlins will be having tryouts for the summer season. Tryouts for swimmers aged 10 and under will be on Monday, April 25th at 5:45pm. Tryouts for swimmers for 11 and overs will be on Monday, April 25th at 5:45pm. Swimmers will be asked to swim a length of freestyle and backstroke. If more strokes are known, you will have a chance to share those also. In addition to being able to swim at least 2 lengths of the pool, we ask that all trying out are water safe and comfortable in the water. for more information, please contact Cindy Sperling 970-596-7274.

Lars' Jammer Group    3/18/2011 4:01:42 PM
Lars' Jammer group will be taking also be taking a break and will not be having practice again until after spring break! Enjoy!

Clint's Bronze Group Practices    3/18/2011 3:26:03 PM
Clint's bronze group will not have practice again until after spring break. Have a great break!

Meet Info Posted for Montrose Summer Open    3/16/2011 12:23:50 PM
The meet information for our Summer Open is posted here. Marlins - please make attending this meet a priority.

Please Help Rec Dept and Fill out Survey    3/12/2011 2:41:25 PM
Hi Marlins. Our Rec Department is doing an on-line survey to see what the community sees as a priority. It is a 10 question VERY quick survey. Could you all fill it out? Please? Here is the link to the Rec Dept page and the link is on the left hand side of the page. Thank You!

We have a Facebook Page!    3/11/2011 9:48:15 PM
Thanks to Erika Story - we have a Page on Facebook. We are working on having the announcements added to our home page display on Facebook automatically. Stay tuned. In the mean time - become our friend and stay in touch with what we are doing.

Margaret Hoelzer Coming to Cortez Invitational    3/10/2011 1:20:12 PM
Margaret Hoelzer will be coming to our Cortez Invitational, June 10-12, 2011. She is a former World Record Holder, Silver Medalist in the 200 Back and Bronze Medalist in the 100 Back in the 2008 Olympics.

At the 2007 World Championships she broke the American Record in the 200m backstroke and won her first World Championship in dramatic fashion. She believes that if you put your mind to it, anything is possible and she has stuck by those words. In 2003, she was the top ranked American in the 200m and after earning silver in the 200m backstroke at the 2005 World Championships, Hoelzer broke through for her first gold in the event at the 2007 World Championships where she dropped nearly two seconds off her best time. In 2008, Margaret qualified for the Olympic team in three events: 100m back, 200m back, and 4x100 medley relay and then headed to her second Olympics as world champion in the 200m backstroke. In Beijing, Margraet medaled in the 100 Back (Bronze), 200 Back (Silver), and 400 Medley Relay (Silver).When she's not swimming, Margaret enjoys sharing her Olympic spirit and experience with young swimmers and Olympic Hopefuls all around the country by teaching youth swim clinics and speaking to local communities. After earning her degree in psychology with a minor in criminology, Margaret is pursuing a graduate degree in sociology at Auburn. Outside of her swimming career, she says she would like to continue to help children who have been abused, or study the criminals who abuse them, such as sex offenders through her work with National Children's Advocacy Center. Her goal is to provide information and awarness to the public in addition to trying to help people who have been abused realize they are not alone and they should seek help and treatment.

On March 8th, Margaret was the subject of 20 Questions” on the USA Swimming website.

Suzi's Zoomer Group    3/9/2011 6:36:04 PM
The last day of practice this winter will be March 9, 2011. We will resume practice on Monday, April 11th. Have a great couple weeks off and a great spring break!

Information for Silver State    2/21/2011 10:20:34 PM
The parking permit and updated psych sheets for Silver State have been posted on the "New" Colorado Swim site.

Western Slope Results Posted    2/21/2011 10:18:34 PM
The results from the Western Slope Championships have been posted on the Meet Results page. Great swimming Marlins!

Updated State JO Qualifier List Posted    2/21/2011 10:17:06 PM
The updated State JO List has been posted here.

Warm-Up Times and lane assignements are posted here.

Heat Sheets and Timeline for WSL Champs    2/16/2011 12:57:31 AM
Western Slope Meet Information: Heat Sheets and Time Line. there will be two sessions each day as detailed in the meet information. Warmup times and lane assignments will be posted shortly.

Change in Sunday Warm Up Time for WS Champs    2/14/2011 7:20:18 PM
Sunday's meet schedule will be moved forward one hour. So Session 4: Warm up 8:30 a.m.; Session start 9:45 a.m. Session 5: Warm-ups start immediately following Session 3 but not before noon; Session starts 90 minutes following start of warm-ups.

Please note that there is a chance that morning and afternoon sessions could be combined due to the number of participants. More information regarding this will be available Wednesday morning.

Volunteer Sign Ups for WS Champs    2/13/2011 5:15:35 PM
Please sign up for one job at WS Championships. If everyone helps, we should be all set! Thank you in advance. Volunteer Jobs Link.

Congratulations to the Montrose High School Girls!    2/6/2011 3:48:55 PM
Congratulations to the DISTRICT CHAMPIONS - Montrose High School Girls Team! You make up proud! Fantastic and FAST swims! Good luck to you that will be swimming at State next weekend!

MHS Boys Swimming Meet Schedule Posted    1/26/2011 11:27:31 PM
MHS Boys Swimming Meet Schedule has been posted on the Montrose High School Boys Swimming page.

Updated Silver State Qualifier List    1/25/2011 3:11:25 AM
An updated list of qualifiers for Silver State have been posted here. Colorado Swimming should be releasing the meet template for the State Meet in the next couple of days. We will post the list of State Qualifiers as soon as we have that file.

Snowflake Meet Results Posted    1/25/2011 3:08:37 AM
Results from the Grand Junction Snowflake Meet are posted on the Meet results page.

Program and Timelines for Snowflake    1/21/2011 3:36:07 AM
More information for the Snowflake Meet this weekend: Meet Program, Saturday Time Line, Sunday Time Line. There will be a limited amount of programs for sale - but please print out your own.

Psych Sheet and Warm Up info for Snowflake Meet    1/19/2011 10:43:26 PM
The Psych Sheet for the Snowflake Meet is posted here. Warm up Lane Assignments are posted here.

Lodging for Snowflake Meet    1/17/2011 5:20:34 PM
The Double Tree Hotel in Grand Junction is offering a Dolphin Swim Rate for the Snowflake and WSL Champs Meet of $79/night without breakfast, or for a block of 10 or more rooms a rate of $99/night which includes breakfast for four per room. Please contact Cyndi directly and request the Dolphin Swim Rate. Cyndi Klingaman | Sales Manager, Doubletree Hotel Grand Junction, 743 Horizon Drive | Grand Junction, CO 81506, Phone: 970-257-8133 | Fax: 970-245-8198

Qualifiers for Silver State Posted    1/17/2011 3:00:33 PM
A list of the qualifiers for Silver State are posted here. Qualifiers for State should be posted in the next couple of days. We hope and encourage that everyone who qualifies can attend these championship meets.

Snowflake Entries Due Today - Saturday    1/15/2011 3:04:47 PM
Entries for the Snowflake Swim Meet are due today, Saturday, Jan. 15th.

Qualifier Reports    1/8/2011 1:29:35 PM
Qualifiers for Silver State and JO are posted. They have been posted in each of the 3 courses swimmers can qualify in. A SILV next to a swimmer's name means that the time qualifies the swimmer for Silver State. A SCST means that the swimmer has qualified for JOs. Yards, Short Course Meters, Long Course Meters.