Burnley Bobcats Racing for Regionals 2022, 5th and 6th March 2022 at Darwen Leisure Centre.
Open to Junior Squad members and above only.
The programme will cover 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m events for all strokes and all age groups with the exception being that both the 400M events will have 9 and 10 year olds excluded.
Entries will be seeded on a slowest to fastest time basis for all age groups within an event.
Entry times should normally have been achieved in the twelve months prior to the event and converted to short course. However It is not essential that entry times have been achieved at a previous licensed open meet. Any submitted times must have been achieved at an agreed club time trial / timed event or endorsed by the club coaches.
Entries that do not meet the attached Qualifying Times for that event will be rejected.
If a 50m (long course) time is to be used this must be converted to 25m (short course) times.
All events will be heat declared winners within the prescribed age limits.
We have been advised that unless there are any changes made in relation to government guidelines between now and the meet spectators will be allowed to watch the swimmers race in the viewing gallery. They are enforcing a restriction of one parent per swimmer in the spectator gallery to avoid overcrowding.
Awards will be made for the first three placed participants in each individual age group:
CLOSING DATE: THURSDAY 10TH FEB 2022
The Micro League will resume on February 26th. As the club has not competed in the league since the 2020 season was suspended some parents will not be aware of the Micro League North West.
The Micro League North West League is designed to encourage competitive swimming for young swimmers between the ages of 9 and 12 years. It is one of the three league competitions which Chorley Marlins participates in each year.
The swimming Micro League North West is one of eleven leagues that are affiliated to The Arena Junior Inter-League Swimming Competition. The Northwest league is split into three divisions (A, B, & C), Chorley Marlins competes in Division B.
Swimmers compete in events for their age group and gender. Teams in each league compete in FOUR matches against other teams in the same division. Points are awarded based on the position within each event (four points for first place down to one point for fourth place). The total points in all events, in all four meets contribute to the final position of a club within their division.
The competition is for swimmers aged 9 to 12 years. A minimum of four boys and 4 girls are needed in each of the 9, 10, 11 and 12 years age groups.
Age groups shall be determined by the age of the swimmer as at midnight on the last Sunday in November in the year of the competition. For the 2022 competition this will be Sunday 27th November.
The dates for league fixtures for Chorley Marlins are:
To decide the overall annual winner of the North West Micro League, the top four teams from the North West’s Division A teams will compete in a final match during September. The winning team from the final progresses to the Northern Finals. If they are successful and win the Northern Final this club will be entered for the National Final where they will swim against the finalists from all the other regions top Micro-League swimming clubs.
For Division B & C, the top two teams from Division B and the bottom two teams from Division A compete in a swim-off on the same day as the final. This match will determine either the promotion or the relegation of those teams. The top two teams from these swim-offs will then compete the following year in Division A, with the bottom two teams competing in Division B. There are similar swim-offs between the bottom two teams from Division B and the top two from Division C, again these matches will determine the relegation or promotion of these teams for the following year.
These galas are a combination of individual and relay races. There are both male and female races for each of the events below:
In addition to the above 48 events there is 1 cannon race at the end to finish the gala. This is where one male and one female from each year group take part in a freestyle relay race.
Mary will select a team prior to each fixture which will be published on the website.
The Southport Swimming Club Shrimp Gala will take place on Sunday 13th February 2022. Chorley Marlins are planning on entering a team for this, so please keep the date free if possible. Mary will select a team of swimmers aged 9-12 years (age is as on 27/11/2022). All events will be 4 x 1Length relay teams. The meet will take place at Huyton Leisure Centre, Knowsley Leisure And Culture Park, Longview Drive, Huyton, Liverpool L36 6EG. The warm up will be at 12.30pm for a 1pm start.
Well done to all the participants at the Chorley Marlins & Leyland Barracudas Shrimps Gala last weekend. It was wonderful to see these young Marlins swimmers competing. This was the first time the swimmers had ever swam in a gala. It was a very exciting meet with some very good results for the club.
Congratulation to the following Chorley Marlins on their medal success:
Zak Wild (Boys 8 year & under) 3rd 25 metre Backstroke, 2nd 25 metre Freestyle
Adam Kahn (Boys 9 years) 2nd 25 metre Backstroke, 1st 25 metre Breaststroke, 2nd 25 metre Butterfly, 1st 25 metre Freestyle
Niomi Gorvett (Girls 9 years) 2nd 25 metre Backstroke, 1st 25 metre Breaststroke, 2nd 25 metre Butterfly, 1st 25 metre Freestyle
Reminder - annual Swim England and Club renewals due before 31st January 2022.
Thank you to everyone who has already filled in a membership renewal form and paid the Swim England and Club fees to date.
If you haven't already, please can I ask that you complete the renewal form and ensure that the Swim England and Marlins Club membership fees are paid as soon as possible before 31st January. Details were emailed to all members on 04 January 2022 - if you haven't received this email or have any questions, please contact Claire directly at email@example.com
Completed forms can be returned via email, left in the Marlins mailbox at Chorley Leisure Centre or in person directly to Claire.
Members may be interested in enrolling for the SENW Young Volunteer Award. The Swim England North West Young Volunteer Award is designed to provide young people, between the ages of 14 and 17 at the start of the course in June, the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to prepare them as Volunteers within Aquatic Sport.
The SENW Young Volunteer Award aims to:
You can read more and signup here.
Please let the Club know if you have enrolled.
We would like to hear from anyone interested in becoming a swimming coach. This is open to anyone over 16 years of age so could be of interest to swimmers aged 16+, parents, family members and friends.
Coaches help swimmers to grow their capability and develop the skills and techniques to achieve their full potential. An assistant coach can start by simply helping during training sessions, with the option of taking formal training courses.
In return for a commitment to volunteer with Chorley Marlins for 1-2 hours a week the club will support you in achieving a coaching qualification through experience and funding. The first level of qualification focuses how and what to coach. Once completed, coaches are qualified to actively support a more senior qualified or licensed coach at any level, in the delivery of a pre-prepared session.
Swim England Swimming Assistant (Coaching) Certificate
Volunteering with Chorley Marlins could be a useful addition to CVs and University application personal statements.
We would also like to hear from anyone who has previously helped at training sessions and would be willing to support the club again.
if you have an interest in coaching, then please speak with Mary or email Bev for further information firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrangements for the North Lancs Swim League Round One fixture on Sunday 16th January at Darwen Leisure Centre. Admission is 2.30pm and warm Up 2.45pm.
Please note that spectators numbers at Darwen Leisure Centre are restricted to one person per family.
Can any outstanding training fees please be settled as soon as possible. Please make sure the correct level of fees is being paid if you swimmer has changed group, for example moving from Mini Marlins (30 minute lessons) to Development group (60 minutes) or moving to a different training squad. Training fees can be viewed here.
Any question please contact Bev email@example.com
Chorley Marlins swimming caps are now back in stock. They are available from training and payment of £7.00 should be made by BACS to the swimming fees account.
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