Long Course Meets Recap!

It's been a busy couple weeks of racing for our Marlin swimmers as they kicked off the Long Course season with 2 meets at Markham's new Pan Am pool in April!

With only 2 weekends of racing under their belts, we've already seen numerous best times and new qualifiers for the various championship meets coming up this summer!

2 Club Records were broken at the Mallards Spring Long Course Challenge-

  • Matthew Guthro- broke the 11-12 year old Boys 50 Fly record in a time of 32.37
  • Heather Aylward- broke the 11-12 year old Girls 50 Fly record in a time of 32.28

Both records had stood on MMST's record boards for over 10 years- Congrats swimmers!

The Mallards Spring Long Course Challenge meet also saw 4 new Age Group National time standards achieved by our young Marlin swimmers-

  • Graeme Aylward- 50 Breast & 50 Fly
  • Heather Aylward- 50 Fly
  • Stefan Tarla- 50 Free

Swimmers require 3 Age Group National time standards to attend the competition this July in Quebec, which will host the top age group swimmers from across the country. Graeme Aylward secured his ticket to the meet at the MAC meet in late April swimming to his 3rd Age Group National time in the 100 Breast. Graeme's 100 Breast and 50 Fly were also good enough to qualify him for the Eastern Canada Championships that take place every February.

Madison Macor got in on the action at the MAC meet swimming to her first Ontario Provincial time standard in the 200 Breastroke in a time of 2:56.66.

Congratulations to ALL Marlins swimmers on their achievements!

Up next- over 70 Marlin swimmers will be heading to London this weekend to swim in the 24th Annual Hollandia Invitational.

MMST Adult Social Evening

Another great swimming year is coming to an end.  Soon the busy weeks of early morning and evening practices, club nights, weekend meets cheering on our swimmers will be wrapping up for the summer...  But did you have a chance to really meet the other Marlin parents through those busy weeks since September?   Wednesday May 13th, 7 pm, Milton Marlins present An Evening with Saucy.  A great way to get out and meet the adults behind the swimmers that swim all year with our kids.  

 
Join us for a fabulous, adults only social evening at Milton's newest, Premier restaurant, Saucy.  Bold yet clean flavour combinations will leave your pallet begging for more, as a generous sampling of Saucy's fabulous appetizers will be offered.  Tickets ($25 each) are on sale starting Monday May 4th.  Numbers need to be finalized by Monday May 11th so get your tickets early!  A cash bar will also be available at the event.
 
Tickets are limited so please reserve your tickets ASAP through Stephanie Guthro at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and pick up your tickets Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday 4:30-5:30 in the Marlins office or email to make other arrangements.  Exact cash or cheque would be appreciated.  

You will not want to miss this opportunity to come out and mix and mingle with other Marlin parents at this awesome downtown Milton venue!  See you there!

Weekly Updates! - May 4th

Practice schedule changes-

  • Fri May 8th- NO PRACTICES due to swim meet
  • Sat May 9th- NO PRACTICES dues to swim meet
  • Mon May 11th- Senior AM practice cancelled; all afternoon practices/ groups will have practice as usual

Junior Dryland-

  • Friday May 29th- 6:30- 7:30 AM in the gym

Club Night- TUES MAY 5th 5:30- 7 PM at the Sports Centre

  • Just a friendly reminder to all our much appreciated parent volunteers to bring clean "on deck" shoes for club night as outdoor shoes are not allowed. Thanks!

Meet Schedule for remainder of the year:

  • GHAC meet in Hamilton- May 23rd- 24th- All Juniors & Seniors to participate- SIGN UP SHEET will go up today and the DEADLINE TO SIGN UP will be TUES MAY 12th
  • Golden Plains Invite in Winnipeg- May 21st-24th- all 12 and over swimmers with Festival or Provincial times invited to attend. Deadline to inform coaches you are going is Mon May 11th
  • MMST Spring Novice - May 30th- all Novice swimmers to participate
  • MMST Club Champs- Tues June 2nd & Sat June 6th- all swimmers in the club to participate (Novice, Junior & Senior)
  • Central Regions Championships in Etobicoke- June 11th- 14th- swimmers with a regional time standard to attend
  • Festivals in London- June 27th- 28th - 13 and under swimmers with a Festival time standard to attend
  • Provincials in Nepean- July 2nd- 5th - swimmers with a provincial time standard to attend
  • Age Group National Championships in Quebec City- July 29th- Aug 3rd- swimmers with 3 age group national time standards to attend

Weekly Updates! - April 20th

Special Presentation by the Canadian Sport Institutes Sports Psychologist- Judy Goss- Wednesday April 22nd

Click HERE for all info on this special presentation!

NOTE: ALL Novice, Junior and Senior Wednesday April 22nd afternoon practices are CANCELLED as we'd like to see ALL swimmers and parents at the presentation by Judy Goss.

Practice schedule changes-

  • Thursday April 23rd- Junior AM practice- those Juniors that are swimming in the meet on Thursday DO NOT have AM practice. All other juniors in Meghan's group will still have AM & PM practice on Thursday the 23rd
  • Friday April 24th - Practices cancelled due to swim meet
  • Saturday April 25th- Practices cancelled due swim meet
  • Monday April 27th- Senior AM practice cancelled; PM practices will run as usual


MAC Meet Warm up Schedule-

  • Thurs April 23rd 13 and overs- Warm ups at 1-1:40 pm
  • Thurs April 23rd 12 and unders- Warm ups at 5:25- 5:55pm
  • Fri 13 and over girls warm up 6:30- 7:10 AM and boys from 7:10- 7:50 AM
  • Fri 12 and under girls warm up 12-12:30 and boys from 12:30- 1pm
  • Sat 13 and over BOYS 6:30- 7:10 and girls from 7:10- 7:50 AM
  • Sat 12 and under BOYS 12- 12:30 and girls 12:30-1 pm
  • Sun 13 and over GIRLS 6:30- 7:10 am and boys from 7:10- 7:50 AM
  • Sun 12 and unver GIRLS 12- 12:30 and boys 12:30 - 1 PM
  • Friday, Satuday and Sunday finals warm ups from 5- 5:50 PM


Junior Dryland-

  • Friday May 1st- 6:30- 7:30 AM in the gym
  • Friday May 29th- 6:30- 7:30 AM in the gym

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