Who are the Mayfield Marlins?
The Mayﬁeld Marlins is a volunteer-run amateur swimming club catering for school-age swimmers between the ages of around 3 to 16.
We hold regular club nights each Friday night in terms 4 and 1, with timed heats on club nights throughout the swimming club season.
Club nights are a great family night out where our swimmers and supporting families encourage each other in the pool.
Club nights are not competitive; they provide the swimmer with the opportunity to practice the techniques and skills they have learned at their swimming lessons in a race-style environment with their times being recorded. No placings are awarded on club nights and swimmers are placed in events based on their times, not age. Points are accrued on an individual basis over the entire season and are awarded based on improvements made within the pool throughout the season.
Like all sports, swimming has rules, and these are encouraged at swimming club, but there is no strict enforcement for swimmers who are still learning.
Although Mayfield Marlins is a junior amateur club and we cater well for our junior levels, we also encourage the extension of the skills of swimmers who have the opportunity to participate at other competitions and encourage their leadership within the club, as our younger swimmers look up to them.
Our older swimmers take charge and help out immensely in the club. This teaches our teenage swimmers maturity and additional life-saving skills. Our teenage swimmers are actively encouraged to support the younger Mini Marlin swimmers in their 15m events.
How to become a Marlin, club pricing and registration.
One of the key objectives of the Marlin's is to keep our registration fees affordable and offer great value for families.
Included in your membership fee is a registration pack per swimmer, that can be collected on your first club night of participation. This pack includes a free Mayfield Marlins swimming cap, your choice of either a Mayfield Marlins swimming bag or reusable Marlins water bottle and a bound copy of the Mayfield Marlins Members Club Handbook.
These items are included in your registration pack are afforded from the fundraising efforts throughout the season.
The Marlins warmly welcome families to join for the second half referred to as Term 1 of the season. Your children still receive the enjoyment of timed heats each Friday night, an invitation to possibly participate in 2 carnivals and to compete in the end of season club championships, insurance and enjoy the end of season trophy night.
Membership fees for Term 1, the last half of the 2019/2020 season are reduced as follows:
1 swimmer $70.00 total
2 swimmers $130.00 total
3 swimmers $180.00 total
4 swimmers $220.00 total
All registrations need to be completed online via the below link.
We look forward to welcoming your family on the pool deck, supporting our children’s love of swimming and enjoying the social family atmosphere that the Marlins are known for!
Yours in swimming,