Fred Rams Swim Meet May 27-28, 2017 Timmins *Updated May25th

The Fred Rams swim meet hosted by the Marlins is right around the corner, happening in Timmins May 27/28th.  For information on the meet package – Fred Rams Meet Pkg.


10 and under swimmers:     Warm up on Saturday is 10:30 – 11:30 am; Sunday Warm ups are 7:00- 8:00am
The sessions are expected to be approximately 3 hours long
11 and over swimmer:  Warm up on Saturday is 2:30 – 3:30pm; Sunday warm ups are 11:00am – 12:00pm
The sessions are expected to be approximately 4 hours
There are a lot of behind the scenes preparations being done to organize everything.   Many swimmers and officials from across the North East region will be in attendance.  There will be over 200 swimmers from 17 different clubs, officials and many parents in attendance.

Canteen Support:  We will require every Marlin family to bring a food item to the pool in order to prepare a canteen for swimmers and families and also to feed our officials. An email was sent out May 18th with a list of what each family is to bring.  Please email Angela a confirmation that you are aware of the item you must provide at

We ask that this food item be brought to the pool on Saturday morning (May 27) between 7:30 and 8:00 am (unless it states that your item is required Sunday)   This is early in the morning, but the warm ups start at 10:30 and there is tons of prep to do to get things ready.

We also require many volunteers for the entire weekend to work the canteen and help prepare the food.   The following are the times that we require volunteers:  Please email me the time you would be available to help out. 

SATURDAY, May 27th SUNDAY, May 28th
8:00-11:00 (Prep food, set up) 7:00-10:00
11:00-2:00 10:00-1:00
2:00-4:00 1:00-4:00 and CLEAN UP
4:00-end and CLEAN UP THANK YOU!!!

Thank you everyone for helping make this meet a successful one!!!



TMSC Year End Banquet June 16th, 2017

Angela will be at the pool next Tuesday and Wednesday (May 23 and 24) from 4-5:30pm,  to take reservations for our year end banquet and to hand out the pictures taken by Ludger Cloutier.
The banquet will be held on Friday June 16th at the Dante Club.  Doors will open at 5:00 pm with dinner starting (hopefully) at 5:30. (the reason we are starting so much earlier this year is due to the size of the club and the style of dinner.  Buffet style takes quite a bit of time and we would like to get the award ceremony started by 7:00)
Tickets are 25$ each.  There is no cost for any of the Marlin swimmers.
Each family is allowed 2 people (not including swimmer).  You can let me know next week when you pick up your pictures if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for extra tickets.  We will be able to confirm extra tickets once we have confirmation from all families whether they are or are not attending. 
For all new swimmers, this is the event the swimmers look forward to all year!  They get to dress up, have a great meal with their friends, celebrate each other’s accomplishments and of course dance up a storm!!!
It is also a great evening for parents to socialize and have some fun too!!  (we have a kiddy table lol!!)

Timmins TOP FISH RESULTS Posted**

Thank you to Serge, our meet manager for organizing and putting on such a great meet. We had close to 100 swimmers from around the Region participate, with 53 of those being Timmins Marlins!  A special shout out to all the parents who volunteered in various positions to make this meet such a success. Without your help, we couldn’t have done it.

The April 8, 2017  results:  Top Fish April 8 2017 Results




Gatineau Long Course Invitational May 5, 6 & 7, 2017 *UPDATE April 29th

Update: Please see following link for information on the meet details:
 A decision was made, by Swim Ontario that Team Champs would no longer be supported going forward. This decision was made late in the season.  Since we are in what we call the “long course’ portion of the season, the focus was on finding a long course meet that fit within our schedule.  Another challenge is that most long course meets fill up early and quickly, and are invitational in nature. We have just received approval, and have been accepted into the Gatineau Invitational Long Course Meet, May 5, 6 & 7, 2017 in Gatineau.
Since this is transition year, the Board of Directors approved a  one time only, swimmer subsidy for this Gatineau Invitational  LC 2017 meet. The transition being, in that this Gatineau LC meet is taking the “place” of the Team Champs meet.  Therefore, for every swimmer attending the Gatineau Invitational LC meet, you will receive $200 per swimmer.  Two caveats to receiving these funds: 1) your swimmer must actually go and compete and 2) you will need to show proof of receipt.. ie. hotel bill, gas slip etc. The TMSC will provide monies into the swimmers account upon  #1 &#2 above.   This decision to provide this subsidy for this meet is a one time/for this meet only.   It is our expectations that TMSC continues to attend this long course meet in the future.
A list of swimmers who have in season qualifying times is found here:  Gatineau Long Course May 2017 Qualifiers.   The sign up sheet for Gatineau LC meet will be posted week of Feb. 27th at the pool.   Hotel details can be found under Members  Only section.

Elf Extravaganza – Raffle WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

Elf Extravaganza happened on Friday December 16th.  We had two fun teams and did time trials. We also celebrated upstairs with a gift exchange, pizza and cupcakes. The Marlins Raffle was drawn during this event. We are pleased to announce our 2017 Raffle WINNERS:

First Place:  An Ounce of GOLD was won by Gloria Edwards

Second Place: $1000 GC from Daileys Your Independent Grocer was won by Nathalie Guevin

Third Place: $600 GC  from Toppers Pizza was won by Francesco Pugliese


Thank you to all that supported this very important fund raiser for the Marlin Swim Club, we very much appreciate your support!  Congratulations to the three Winners.



This Saturday is the first time trial of the year for TMSC. Only our team will be in attendance and it is the bench mark race for all swimmers. Every swimmer will swim the 50 freestyle. We will have two heats of distance races for a few swimmers at the end of the time trial. We hold this event twice, once at the beginning of the season and one at the end of the season. We also use this event to give back to our community as the entry fee for this time trial is a donation to the food bank. 
The time trial is this Saturday, November 12th, from 7 to 9 am.

NEW Way to Order Marlins Clothing

The Marlins are pleased to introduce to you, NEW, this year, a great way to order clothing! We have partnered with Logikal Code. This means, starting right now, you can go to , where you can see a number of pre-selected/approved Marlins wear. There are sweatshirts, t-shirts, dry wick shirts, pants, even sponsor shirts!   Everything is online and very simple to use! If you want to include your swimmers name you can do this!  If you worry about having to try things on, you can go to their store and try the samples on – please give the store a call at: 705531-6935 to arrange a time and learn about their hours. I also hear they will embroider yous swimmers swim bag with the Marlins logo and swimmers name if you want.  Check it out today!

Sizing Session for hoodies, sponsor shirts, jackets and pants happening Thursday October 6th from 5:15pm-6:15pm upstairs at the pool. If you can’t make this session, feel free to go to Logikal Code store location to try on the sizes.