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Custom Swim Caps & Gear Swap/Trade

  1. CUSTOM SILICONE SWIM CAP
  • Swimmers name on it
  • Require 10 people to order 4 caps each
  • Approx. cost would be 4-5$ over the regular cap price (9$)
  • Trevor will be at the pool Monday Oct. 16thto take orders
  1. MARLINS GEAR SWAP

We will have a swap meet for old, gently used swim equipment and clothes.

Dates:

Monday Oct 16th 5-6

Tuesday Oct 17th: 5-6 

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NEOR #1

Swim Meet Information Sheet

NEOR Developmental #1

Date:                         October 28 & 29

Host Club:              Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club

Location:                JENO TIHANY Olympic Gold Pool

Laurentian University

Starting times:     Saturday October 28th  Warm-up        TBA

Start                TBA

Sunday October 29th        Warm-up        TBA

Start                TBA

All swimmers will swim the same sessions. There will be one session on Saturday afternoon and one session on Sunday morning. Each session will last approximately 4 hours.

Description:             This is the first regional development meet of the season. All events are timed finals. Although any registered swimmer can participate the Coaching Staff recommends this meet for swimmers who have had one full year of competing. If your swimmers name is not on the sign-up sheet it is because this meet may not be in their best development. If you have any questions, please contact Head Coach Tracy.

Awards:                   Ribbons for 1st to 8th for individual events

Ribbons for 1st to 3rd for relays

Age Categories:   Boys    10 & under / Girls 10 & under

Boys 11 & 12 / Girls 11 & 12

Boys 13 & 14 / Girls 13 & 14

Boys 15 & over / Girls 15 & over

This is a Bus Meet.

Cost of the bus for 20 swimmers would be approximately 100$/ swimmer. With 30 swimmers, the cost/ swimmer would be 67.00.

For parents interested in taking the bus, again the amount will depend on the final seat cost but will range from $50-75.00.

If parents are interested in officiating to offset the bus cost, let Chris Salvador (Officials Director).

*All registered swimmer will have to pay a share of the bus even you decide to drive to Sudbury.*

Chaperon for the bus:  Lynn Michaud

The responsibility of the chaperone is to ensure the attendance and safety of swimmers while on the bus and to co-ordinate the departure of the bus to and from Timmins and to and from the pool to the hotel while in Sudbury.  You will also organize a lunch on the way back. Please contact Carla Dolanjski before September 30th if you are interested.

Accommodation:

Accomodations are blocked at the Holiday Inn 1696 Regent Street.

Please let Carla Dolanjski know whether you require a room, and how many people will be in the room, as well as any special requests (no guarantees 😀). If desired, you can provide your credit card to Carla for ease of booking, as requested by the hotel. Some people are reluctant to do this, which is fine but you will have to call and book your room once you have a confirmation number from Carla. The rooming list is due with the hotel by October 6, so let us know by 7 AM on Friday at the latest.

If you want to officiate at this meet please contact Chris Salvador tmscofficials@hotmail.com

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Fundscrip

Hello Marlins parents, 

I (Ann) am the new Fundscrip “go to” for the team.  I’d like to explain Fundscrip to you and encourage you all to participate.  It is simple and works well! In addition, once you’ve reached your commitment, any extra funds earned go into your swimmer’s account and accumulate to use towards meet fees, equipment and banquet fees, etc…the team continues to earn money and so do you!  WIN WIN!  I have been participating for over 5 years and have never had any issues and have always ended up with money in my swimmer’s account.

At no additional cost to you, FundScrip transforms your everyday spending into fundraising dollars. That means no out-of-pocket donations, no door-to-door sales and no sympathy purchases. You just pay for your everyday expenses with gift cards bought from FundScrip and you earn money towards our team.  For example, I have a recurring order for groceries and gas that automatically processes every 2 weeks…who doesn’t need groceries and gas??!!

(After you place the order – on the bottom of the page you will see a spot that says – Make this order recurring.)

There is a really good restaurant card that can be used at 10 different restaurants…one card, 10 choices!  There are over 180 participating retailers, I’m sure you all shop at at least some of them, so why not use gift cards and support your team!

You simply purchase a gift card and the company donates a percentage to our team, the percentage is clearly shown on the ordering site, www.fundscrip.com, code L7E8ZF

You can sign up and pay one of 3 ways, but EFT is recommended and encouraged as it is easier and you don’t lose any $$ (credit card payment are reduced by 1.99% so if your amount is 3% and you use credit card payment, you’ll actually only get .9% toward your commitment)

Payment Methods

  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Free

The gold standard of free and secure payments. EFT is an online debit that allows supporters to pay for their orders directly from their bank account. Please see attached form. 

  • http://www.fundscrip.com/eft
  • I have attached here the information regarding how to set up your personal EFT. It is a onetime step, done before the supporter’s first order. Once set up, the supporter simply clicks on the EFT button on their order page, the transaction is completed at 9:30 A.M. 
  • Online Bill Payment Free

Also known as Online Payee, add FundScrip as a payee in your bank account and pay for orders as you would for any other bill. For full details, please visit http://www.fundscrip.com/online-bill-payment-service

  • This is basically a Payee system, where the supporter places the order, then goes to his/her bank account and adds FundScrip as an accepted payee. PLEASE NOTE … With this form of payment, there is a full three business day delay, as FundScrip has to wait to receive the funds from the bank. This will take 72 business hours, Saturday and Sunday excluded.
  • Credit Card (VISA or MasterCard)
  • Rebates are reduced by 1.99%
  • Be advised please that there is a 1.99% reduction to the individual rebate when using credit cards online. For example, when the supporter uses a credit card to purchase a 10% rebated items, it will be reduced to basically 8%; however, if using credit cards to purchase groceries, the rebate drops to 1%. 

Orders are processed every 2 weeks on a Thursday and arrive the following Tuesday or Wednesday.  For us, going forward, orders will

go out on October 12th, arriving on October 18th,

out on October 26th, arriving November 1st,

out November 9th, arriving on November 15th and so on.  

So, for example, if you are ordering cards for Christmas, the last date you must order to get them on time would be December 7th, arriving December 13th. (Although sometimes they will add an extra processing date around the holidays, but I will let you know if this is the case)

I am generally at the pool to pick up my swimmer and will have the cards available for pick up on the day they arrive. Please see your emails for all of my contact information!

Thanks for your participation!

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Sizing Sessions & Team Aquatics

Two sizing sessions will be held for Marlins Q suits! Wednesday September 27th from 5-6pm and Thursday September 28th after the Parents Meeting with Coach Tracy and the Marlins Executive Board.

**These will be located in the viewing gallery at the Sportsplex Pool**

Please note that you are more than welcome to bring in your old (in good condition) Marlins gear and Q suits for discounted resale to other swimmers!

 

Did you know your swimmers coach is the perfect point of contact to ask about

what your swimmer needs? Reach out, ask the questions and go from there!

The Timmins Marlins have an equipment room, which is located upstairs by the viewing area at the pool.  Trevor Hartarre is our executive in charge of equipment. He has training suits, TMSC caps (latex and silicone) and an assortment of goggles.  Although Trevor is around most times, his schedule is quite variable. It is advisable to contact Trevor at: tmscequipment@hotmail.com to not only confirm a convenient time for you both, but to provide him an idea of what it is you are after.

Payments can be made by cash or cheque.  Cheques are to be made out to “Timmins Marlins Swim Club”.

Other equipment such as fins, hand paddles, kick boards, racing suits, pull buoys and swimming bags are not routinely available at the pool. The best way to order this (or any) type of equipment is through the Team Aquatics website www.team-aquatic.com.  Go online, browse the items, add to card and then proceed to check-out. Once at checkout, you will see a box called Discount Code. Enter marlinsrock to get 10% off!  This code can be used by family and friends so spread the word. The more we use it, the larger the credit TMSC gets from Team Aquatics at the end of the year. You can order swim bags from them and get them customized with TMSC logos in Timmins.

 

Marlins Clothing

The Marlins are pleased to have available this amazing way to order clothing! The Timmins Marlins have partnered with Logikal Code in order to serve our parents and swimmers better.  This means,  you can go to http://timminsmarlins.logikalpromotions.com , where you can see a number of pre selected/approved Marlins wear. There are sweatshirts, t-shirts, dry wear shirts, pants and 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: 705-531-6935 to arrange a time and learn about their hours.

A popular Christmas gift last year was swim bags with your swimmers name and the Marlins logo embroidered on it.  Check it out today!

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Parents meeting Sept 28th, 2017 5pm

PARENTS NIGHT – September 28th at 5:00pm 

This meeting is for parents to hear from Coach Tracy about the swim meets of the season, her expectations and those that you should have of your athlete.  She will also be available to answer any questions you may have about this very intricate and phenomenal sport!  Timmins Marlins Board Members will be present to answer any questions you may have. Lastly, Logikal Code will be onsite to help with any Marlins gear/ordering questions you may have!  We strongly suggest you come out!

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NEOR #1 Dev. Meet Oct 28-29, 2017 Sudbury

Details for NEOR 1 October 28, 29 2017 (Sudbury)

Transportation
•This is a bus meet – individual bus costs will be based on the number of Marlins
registered for the meet
• Indicate number of seats required on bus – swimmer(s) and parent(s) – priority seating
will be given to coaches, swimmers and chaperone; remaining seats will then be
available for additional parents
• Chaperone required for the bus – if interested, please contact Carla

Accommodations
• Block of rooms reserved at Holiday Inn (1696 Regent Street) $129 + taxes – if you need
a room, you must send information
re: credit card details and number of people in room to Carla
• Rooming list is due October 6

Officials
• If you are interested in officiating for this meet, contact Chris Salvador
leafs67salvador@gmail.com

*Chaperone and Officials Subsidy – as per TMSC policy, bus chaperone and officials will have
their seat on the bus and 1/3 accommodations cost subsidized

 

Time Standards can be found here

Registration 2017-18 Wed. Sept 6

Registration for returning TMSC Marlins will be Wed. Sept 6th at the pool. The following times are when you should stop in, register to get your swimmer all signed up.   You should have received an email from Lynn, with all the documents you need to print and SIGN! They are also listed here.  Don’t forget you will have to bring a “few” cheques

Registration starts at 6:30pm.  The timeframe for registration for each level is as follows:

  • 6:30pm to 7pm ~ Junior Development and Development
  • 7pm to 7:30pm ~ Junior A and B
  • 7:30pm to 8pm ~ Senior A, B and C

Documents you will need to bring include:

  1. PIPEDA consent form
  2. Registration Information 2017-2018 (1)
  3. Code of Conduct
  4. TMSC Sponsor Letter 2017

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.

WARM UP TIMES

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 tmscregistration@hotmail.com.

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!!)