Metro Marlins is open to ages 7 - 18.The Metro Marlins Swim Team is a member team of USA Swimming. The program includes conditioning, stroke technique and swim meets against other Minnesota Swimming teams. Anyone having an interest in competitive swimming is invited to try out. Our team is divided into three levels: Red, White and Blue. All levels are encouraged to join USA Swimming and compete at USA Swimming sanctioned swim meets. Swimmers will be evaluated for placement on September 12, 13 and 15. Final team placement will be based on swimmers performance and final decision of head coach.SEASON: September 12 - Early March Practice schedules may be adjusted due to team enrollment numbers.No practice Oct. 5, 6, 7,10,17, 31, Nov. 7, 22 - 25, Dec. 14, 19, 23, 25, 30, Jan. 1, 11, 20, Feb. 19.RED TEAM: Must be able to swim the following without stopping: 25 yards of front crawl with side breathing and 25 yards of backstroke. Must have passed Red Cross Learn to Swim Level 4.Encouraged but not required to compete in swim meets.Red Team Fee: $144 or 4 payments of $36.Red Team Practice: Saturdays 9:15 - 10:15 amWHITE TEAM: : Must be able to swim 50 yards of the following: Freestyle, backstroke and either breaststroke or butterfly with good form. Must be able to do open turns; flip turns are desirable.Must be able to perform a standing dive from the edge of the pool. Required to compete in a minimum of 3 USA Swimming sanctioned swim meets, excluding in-house meets.White Team Fee: $432 or 4 payments of $108White Team Practice: Monday & Friday 5:45 - 6:45 pm and Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 pm.BLUE TEAM: Must be able to swim 50-100 yards of all 4 of the competitive strokes with proper form. Must know all racing turns and starts. Required to compete in a minimum of 4 USA Swimming sanctioned swim meets, excluding in-house and championship swim meets.Blue Team Fee: $794 o 4 payments of $198.50 (If swimmer is also on the High School Swim Team, this rate will be prorated. Boys - $279, Girls - $496)Blue Team Practice: Monday & Friday 6:45 - 8:15 pm Tuesday & Thursday 5:45 - 7:15 pm Wednesday 6:30 - 8 pm
Additional Fees: A seasonal USA Swimming fee of $64 is not included in registration fee and is required for those swimming in meets. This fee is payable to Orono Community Education and may be paid separately online.
Swim Team Kick-off MeetingMonday, September 11 6 pm
Intermediate School Cafeteria
Swimmers and parents should be in attendance for this meeting. You will receive team hand-outs, practice schedules, and order team suits.
Head Coach: Pete Buecher and Asssistant Coaches