Maidenhead Marlins is a
competitive swimming club based at the Magnet Leisure Centre in
Maidenhead. The Marlins offer competitive opportunities at Club,
Junior League, National League, County, Regional and National
Club nights are Tuesdays
and Thursdays at the Magnet Centre; however, depending on age and
ability, there are a number of other training sessions throughout
the week at the Magnet Centre, Newlands School, St Piran's School
and Aldershot Garrison.
The club caters for a
broad age group of swimmers with the youngest club members being 8
years old, right through to the Masters age groups which start at
18 years plus.
Entry to the club is via
the stroke development program (starting at age 5) which is run in
conjunction with the club, or for more accomplished swimmers, via a
The club consists of a
number of ability graded stroke development groups and a number of
competitive training squads. In the younger groups the focus is
purely on stroke development and teaching the fundamental skills
required to prepare the swimmers for competition. As the swimmers
progress through the groups the emphasis moves towards competitive
performance training including stroke refinement, starts and turns,
race planning and speed endurance.
Members of the stroke
development groups swim twice a week depending on
Members of the club
development squads swim 2 - 3 times while the members of the
competitive squads are expected to train a minimum of 5 times a
All swimmers are expected
to represent the club in competitions when invited.
poolside staff are all ASA qualified