Member News

12-December - Newlands training cancelled

All training and lessons at Newlands today are cancelled as there is a problem with the boiler, and the water temperature is too low.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this late cancellation

Christmas Training Schedule 2017

There will be no normal squad training from Saturday 23rd December to Monday 1st January inclusive.  Please also note that training at school pools will finish on Friday 15th December .

There will however be a Christmas training schedule at the Magnet for the following squads :

Elite , Youth Competitive (invited County qualifiers only) , Junior 5 , Junior 4 (invited County Qualifiers only) and Masters .

The Christmas training schedule for the above swimmers will be :  

Saturday              23/12     8 - 10am

Sunday                 24/12     8-10am

Monday               25/12     Christmas Day - No Training

Tuesday               26/12     Boxing Day - No Training

Wednesday        27/12     8-10 am

Thursday             28/12     8-10am

Friday                    29/12     8-10am

Saturday              30/12     8-10am

Sunday                 31/12     8-10am

Monday               01/01     New Years Day - No Training

Normal squad training will resume on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Arena League - Round 2 - November 2017

 

Maidenhead came up against some strong competition in the second round of the Arena League Premiership Division gala - however all swimmers gave their all and fought hard and there was a great team spirit. 

Final scores were 

Thanet 254

Oxford  239

Woking 177

Portsmouth 162

Staines 125

Maidenhead 88 

The final round is being held on 9th December at Guildford Spectrum so please look out for the team list. 

Land warmup Information

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Junior 4 & 5 Squad Meeting - 17th September

Please find attached (login required) the minutes from the Junior 4 & 5 Squad meeting as well as the Target setting sheet which was discussed at the meeting. 

Any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Medal Hangers

Marlins are delighted to be collaborating with Edwards & White Sheet Metal Ltd to offer quality stainless steel medal hangers as a fund raiser. If your house is full of medals that you don’t know what to do with, this is a great way to display them and to celebrate your children’s (and your!) achievements.

The hangers are simply screwed into the wall and can hold dozens of medals.  The medal hangers can be produced specifically for Swimming or the wording can be changed to create a more generic hanger - such as ‘Winner’ or ‘My Medals’ – which will cover lots of activities.  Other suggestions are welcome!

The cost is just £20 per hanger with profits going to Maidenhead Marlins.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further info or to place an order.  NB They make great Christmas gifts, too!

If you ordered one of these hangers at the Summer BBQ in July - they will be available for collection and payment at the Internal gala on Saturday 16th September 

***Important*** Reminder to keep your payment and contact information up to date at all times

Unfortunately, there are a number of swimmers who are late with fees, or who have not amended their standing orders to the correct amount following squad changes. 

Pleas see 'Fees and payment methods' information on the website (http://www.maidenheadmarlins.com/fees-and-payment-methods) for current fees and details of payment methods.

As a reminder, all fees are payable in advance by standing order and are due on or before the 1st day of each quarter (an administration charge of £10 charge per quarter will be applied for cheque payments).

Please note that an additional charge of £10 will be applied to all payments not received within 10 days of the due date – this will be invoiced automatically and added to your account.  Although something we wish to avoid wherever possible, any swimmer whose account remains unsettled for a period of time will be suspended from swimming.  Please, therefore, ensure that your standing order is up to date, especially if the swimmer changes squads.

As well as providing information via the website, we also use the email information that you provide on joining to send information relating to squad or club activities.  It is therefore very important that you notify the Membership Secretary ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) of any changes to email address, home address or medical information.

If you have any queries on your membership, please contact the Membership Secretary ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Treasurer ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Thank you for your help in keeping information up to date.

ASA Membership - Important

Please note that if you wish to enter open meets (including ours) you must have Category 2 ASA membership. If you have recently moved into the competitive part of the club this is most likely to apply to you, but you should be able to check your current membership level here. If you are not certain that you have a Category 2 membership you should check.

Note that we may need to withdraw your entry from our meet if your swimmer only has a Category 1 ASA Membership.

In order to upgrade your membership you would need to fill in a category 2 form, which then needs to be sent to our ASA coordinator (contactable at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), with a blank stamped envelope.

New Age Group 1 & 2 Swimmers - Important

All swimmers moving from Transition to Age Group 1 and from Age Group 1 to Age Group 2 should be aware that they will need the following equipment. 

a) Junior Finis or Speedo Snorkel

b) A pair of short bladed fins 

c) A pair of Speedo or Jaked hand paddles (junior size)

The best place to source these is Mailsports based in Bourne End either from the shop or online.  Remember to tell them that you are from Marlins to get a discount. 

 

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