Joining the Marlins
Register today via TeamUnify for the 2021 Marlins Swim Team!
The McLean Marlins represent MSTA in Division Two of the Northern Virginia
Swimming League. We would love to have your swimmers be part of our team.
Experienced swimmer or beginner, this is a team for everyone. You must have a
membership with McLean Swim and Tennis Association to be eligible to join the Marlins
and Future Marlins. Membership information can be found under the Membership section of
the MSTA website
. If you are new to the team, a swimmer should be able to swim freestyle
for one full length of the pool unassisted (putting their face in the water with minimal
stopping) and one full length of another stroke to join Marlins. Swimmers need to be able
to swim 15 meters unassisted to join the Future Marlins.
Registration is OPEN for Marlins, Futures Marlins and Small Group Lessons!Marlins
registration for our 2021 season is $175/swimmer and includes:
- Starting May 17th: afternoon practices begin by age group for all Marlins swimmers (switches to mornings June 14th)
- Developmental and competitive swim meets
- Tons of social activities for the whole family
- The same all-out Marlins fun!
We need you! You may not realize that it takes over 40 parent volunteers to run a swim meet. Swim team is an opportunity for complete family participation. We promise, your children take notice and love to have you involved. Each family is required to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours with a $100 deposit, with the option to have it refunded at the end of the season or donated towards the coaches end of season gifts, upon completion of the 10 volunteer hours. The fee will be charged during online registration. Please, say YES early and often if asked to help -- our team is steadily growing! Note: Each Marlins swimmer is expected to have a pair of fins during practice.
Fins allow the swimmer to practice swimming at a race pace, strengthen their kick, and focus on sprinting. A starting set of fins can be found HERE.Future Marlins
The Future Marlins provides group training for children ages 4-9 who can swim 15 meters of the pool unassisted. Children must be evaluated before they can participate. Focus is on proper breathing, stroke technique, and building endurance. Future Marlins can transfer to the competitive team when they are able to swim freestyle for one full length of the pool unassisted (keeping their face in the water with minimal stopping) and one full length of another stroke. Coaches are available to evaluate new swimmers at the start of the season on the first day of practice, and will recommend the most appropriate placement (either Marlins, Future Marlins, or swim lessons).
Registration for our 2021 Future Marlins season is $150/swimmer and includes:
- Daily morning practices with swim instruction from June 14th - July 20th
- Participation in the social activities and pep rallies
- A starring role in the Intrasquad Swim Meet on July 20th
- An end of season party
Families with Future Marlin swimmer(s) only are not required to pay the volunteer fee or volunteer. Parents are encouraged to volunteer whenever possible however so that team events can be run smoothly and efficiently. Personalized Marlins Silicone Swim Caps:
You can order caps that are personalized with your swimmer’s last name. Caps will be available to order through the Marlins online store during a limited window of time. Please pay attention to the deadlines for ordering, sorry, no exceptions.Communications:
All news and announcements will be done via email, the Marlin bulletin board, and your family folder. Family folders can be found in the main office; every Marlin family will have a folder, and meet ribbons are distributed there. Please be sure to have your swimmers check the folders regularly.Swimmer Availability:
Please check the meet schedule and put the meets on your calendar. This is particularly important for Saturday meets and relay carnivals, which are scored meets. An email survey will be sent out each week to determine your swimmer/s availability for these meets. Please reply promptly, as our coaches will rely on this data to put together the meet sheet of chosen swimmers.