The Red Deer Marlins – Summer Swim Club
The Marlins swim club is a member of the Alberta Summer Swim Association (ASSA). The club trains from May 1st to mid August. The swimmers are coached in stroke improvement, endurance, meet procedure and are encouraged to participate in swim meets.
The sport of swimming has many benefits, among which is the people you and your child will meet. The camaraderie among swimmers in unique; many swimming buddies become lifelong friends.
In addition to being around fine people, swimming provides one of the most beneficial forms of exercise for cardiovascular and overall fitness. The exercise can be enjoyed throughout one's life.
Possibly the greatest benefits of participating in an organized swim program are the life skills your child will develop. These skills include time management, self-discipline and sportsmanship. Your child will reap the benefits of swimming long after his/her participation ends.
The focus of the club is to develop swimmers with excellent swimming technique, traits of good sportsmanship and team spirit, and to create a positive environment for friendships to develop between swimmers. We want to expose all the swimmers to the complete range of experiences that summer swimming has to offer. The club provides a positive atmosphere that focuses on personal growth. We try to emphasize effort and improvement. Remember, not every swimmer becomes a record holder, but everyone gains from their swimming experience.
The Marlins Summer Swim Club was established in 1972 by Art Melom and Nancy Langevan. It was during the second year that Art named the group the Marlins Swim Club. Membership has ranged from 15 to well over 100 swimmers.