Marlins Swim Team

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Go Marlins!

The BGNW Marlins swim team is a part of the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester! We offer a year-round swim program for athletes of various ages and ability levels. Through a developmentally appropriate program progression, and a commitment to athlete education, our professional staff offers an elite youth sports experience to all of our athletes. We aspire to provide our athletes with the tools needed to pursue their individual goals in life and the sport of swimming.

The Marlins Swim Team offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Marlins Swim Team to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

TRYOUTS: Will take place in July and August. Team placement would be for September 2021. To schedule a tryout email Director of Aquatics, Eric Mitchell at emitchell@bgcnw.com

Team Groups

Mini-Marlins Group

This is our entry level group – athletes should be able to swim freestyle and backstroke for 25 yards as a basic requirement. The emphasis is on developing comfort in the water, basic foundational knowledge of buoyancy and body position, and to develop the 4 IM strokes technique.

Novice Groups

From the Mini-Marlins group, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group focus mainly on further developing the four legal competitive strokes, having fun, and perfecting start and turn techniques, along with a basic introduction to training concepts and a major emphasis on athlete education.

Junior Groups

From the Novice group, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group are usually at least 10 years old and have met the Junior Group advancement criterion. This group is exposed to endurance training for the first time while trying to prepare for the 200-500 Freestyle and 200-400 Individual Medley races. Competing at swim meets is highly encouraged at a rate of about 1-2 times per month. An added emphasis is placed on collecting test set data and exposure to sports science education.

Senior Groups

Minimum age for entry into these groups is 13 years old. Athletes entering the Senior group must display a strong desire to perform at the highest level they are capable of. Athletes are educated on the process of becoming an “elite” athlete in the sport of swimming. Aerobic endurance development is prioritized, with some specialization as a function of age.

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