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FUN DAY – Club TIME TRIALS



MARLINS SWIMMING CLUB
MEMBER OF NASU TEL. 236289 a/h
P.O. BOX 3135
WINDHOEK, Namibia




INVITATION

FUN DAY – Club TIME TRIALS


ORGANISING CLUB: Marlins Swimming Club

VENUE:
Marlins Pool

DATE / TIME:
Tuesday 28 April 2009, 15:00

The pool will be available for warm-up as from 14:00


Events: 25m Freestyle
25m Backstroke
25m FUN event: pool noodle race – for non-swimmers
Kicking with board – for non-swimmers
25m Breaststroke
25m Butterfly

Age-groups: 8 & under
9/10
11/12
13/14
15/16
17 & over

  • N$15 per swimmer (N$5 discount if you bring a friend)
  • Friday 24 April 2009


        Yours in Swimming,
        Anita Vermeulen
        081 128 9078

        Gala

        Dear Parents and Swimmers
         
        the club is hosting gala on Friday and Saturday
         
         
        Even if you do not swim , the club would really appreciate your input.
        As always we need cakes and Helpers to sell them.
        On Friday afternoon
        Saturday morning
         
        Please give Gerda or Marion a call
         
         
        Please call
        Gerda
        0811287989
         
        Marion
        0812977648

        Summer Triathlon


         
         

         
        Iron Kids / Kids of Steele, Sizzling Summer Triathlon 2nd Event!!
                                                       
                                     DATE:                 27 March 2009
                                                                 
        VENUE:              MARLINS CLUB HOUSE, Tennis Street, Olympia
         
         
        TIME:                  T-REX Todds (swims less than 25m à 3+ up to 7years)
        Entries @ 4pm, START 4:30 pm
         
        Iron Kids, Kids of Steele (7years + up to 19 years)
             !!  Entries @ 4pm only Till 4:30 pm,
        (NB! If you will be late, & cannot enter before 4:30pm,
        let us know by email or sms. 
        We will Pre Enter you, so that you can only quickly pay & receive your number before you Start.)
        START 5:00pm (in heats: U8 first)
         
                  Entry Fee:      1. T-Rex Triathlon Group –     N$ 10 –  
              2. T-Rex Members:                  N$ 10 –
                                           3. T-Rex Training Tribe /        N$ 20 –
              4. Marlins Members:               N$ 20 –
                                           5. Day Participants:                N$ 30 –
         
        Distances:                                                 Swim:                  Bike:                             Run:
         
        ·        T-Rex Todds                                         10m                     1km                             100m
         
        o   (IRON KIDS 5 – 12)  
        ·        8 & Under (5 to 8 years old)              50m (2 laps)     1,3km (1x Lap        400m (1 x Lap)
        Gravel Road)
        ·        10 & Under (9+10 years old)             75m (3 laps)      2,6km (2x Laps) 800m (2 x Laps)
        (Tarred Road)
        ·        12 & Under (11 + 12 years old)         100m (4 laps)    3.9km (3x Laps)    1200m (3 x Laps)
        (Tarred Road)
         
        ·        (KIDS OF STEEL 13 – 19)
         
        ·        13-15 (Junior B)                                 200m                   8km (2x Big laps,      1600m (1x Big lap
        +1x small Lap)                    (+1x Small lap)
        ·        16-19 (Junior A)                                 200m                   8km   (2x Big laps,  1600m (1x Big lap    
        +1x small Lap)         (+1x Small lap)
         
        Explanation of the Cycle (Slide 2) & Run (Slide 1) Routes:
         
        U8 – Cycle out of Bike Park /Canoe Club gate at Yellow/Black Arrow,
        Turn Left & cycle around the outskirts of the Municipal Swimming pool,
        on the Gravel road, till where the Cones block the road, then they cycle through the open Field,
        following the cones back to the Canoe Club Yard. (Red arrows on the Map/slide 2)
         
        Run: They will then leave their bikes in the Bike park /Canoe Club, run out through the crowd barrier & straight (orange arrows on the slide 1) at the Marlins pool Wall, they turn slight right & run across to the thatched roofed sheds. They run past all the sheds, in front of the sheds. Turn left & run past the Big Municipal swim pool, up to the yellow lamp post, around it and down across to the Marlins Club’s Wall.
        They run down the wall, (green Arrows on slide 1) Up to the Time Keeper & shout their Nr.
         
        U 10 - Cycle out of Bike Park /Canoe Club gate at Yellow/Black Arrow,
          Turn Left onto the Tarred road & cycle around the outskirts of the Municipal Swimming pool, up to the   
          Nursery, first street left again, left again past the nursery & straight to the Canoe Club. On the First   
          Lap, keep going straight & complete a 2nd lap. After the 2nd Lap, Turn Left @ the
          Marshal into the Canoe Club Gate again  (green Arrows on slide 2)
         
        -Run (2 Laps) : They will then leave their bikes in the Bike park /Canoe Club, run out through the crowd barrier & straight (orange arrows on the slide 1) at the Marlins pool Wall, they turn slight right & run across to the thatched roofed sheds. They run past all the sheds, in front of the sheds. Turn left & run past the Big Municipal swim pool, up to the yellow lamp post, around it and down across to the Marlins Club’s Wall.Only when it’s their final lap. (green Arrows on slide 1)
        Otherwise they run from the Lamp Post, straight down & across to the 1st shed again, to complete another Lap. (Red Arrows on Slide 1)
         
        U 12 - Cycle out of Bike Park /Canoe Club gate at Yellow/Black Arrow,
          Turn Left onto the Tarred road & cycle around the outskirts of the Municipal Swimming pool, up to the   
          Nursery, first street left again, left again past the nursery & straight to the Canoe Club. On the First &  
          2nd Lap, keep going straight & complete 3 laps. After the 3rd Lap, Turn Left @ the
          Marshal into the Canoe Club Gate again (green Arrows on slide 2)
         
        -Run (3 Laps) : They will then leave their bikes in the Bike park /Canoe Club, run out through the crowd barrier & straight (orange arrows on the slide 1) at the Marlins pool Wall, they turn slight right & run across to the thatched roofed sheds. They run past all the sheds, in front of the sheds. Turn left & run past the Big Municipal swim pool, up to the yellow lamp post, around it and down across to the Marlins Club’s Wall.Only when it’s their final lap. (green Arrows on slide 1)
        Otherwise they run from the Lamp Post, straight down & across to the 1st shed again, to complete another Lap. (Red Arrows on Slide 1)
         
        Junior A & B -
                  - Cycle out of Bike Park /Canoe Club gate at Yellow/Black Arrow,
          Turn Left onto the Tarred road & cycle around the outskirts of the Municipal Swimming pool, up to the   
                    Nursery, first street left again, left again past the nursery (green Arrows on slide 2),
        THEN turn RIGHT @ the Marshal (Orange Arrows on Slide 2), ride up the Street to the end, follow the slipway Left, go through the Drift (of the river) & turn Left again into Sean Mcbride str.
        Go straight past Tennis Str. & start the small loop again (green Arrows on slide 2),
          Do the Big lap for a 2nd time (Orange Arrows on Slide 2), Go straight past Tennis Str. & start the small   
          loop again for the 3rd time (green Arrows on slide 2), After the 3rd small loop, Turn Left @ the
          Marshal into the Canoe Club Gate again (green Arrows on slide 2)
         
        -         Run (1x Big lap + 1x Small Lap) :
        They will leave their bikes in the Bike park /Canoe Club, run out through the Canoe Club Gate, as they Cycled. Run 1x Around the Nursery Loop (green Arrows on slide 2), turn Left @ the Marshal to the Canoe Club Gate again, into the Bike Park.
        Run through the Bike Park, & through the crowd barrier to the Municipal pool & straight (orange arrows on the slide 1) at the Marlins pool Wall, they turn slight right & run across to the thatched roofed sheds. (Red Arrows on Slide 1)
        They run past all the sheds, in front of the sheds. Turn left & run past the Big Municipal swim pool, up to the yellow lamp post, around it and down across to the Marlins Club’s Wall.
        It’s their final lap. (green Arrows on slide 1)
         
         

         

        Gala Cancelled

        Dear Swimmers and parents.
         
         
        Due to the weather and sponsor ships
        the gala scheduled for Friday 13  February  and Saturday 14 February has been postponed until further Notice.
         
        We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience
         
        Yours in swimming
         
        Marlins swimming Club

        PointBreak Oanob Swim

        SPONSORED BY POINTBREAK

        See Event Schedule for the Oanob swim 2.1km and 700 meters on 1 March 2009.  This year
        there is considerable prize money allotted to help grow the event -  even in
        excess of what was achieved at the Jetty Mile in Swakopmund.

        Additionally if you are interested in a training off road triathlon session on 28 Feb
        2009 let me know mark@otbsport.com or on 260312 (0811271136).  We are going
        to be doing this session on the day before the swim and then camp over for
        the night.  Oanob resort will also do a spit-braai for us, I need numbers to
        make this booking - please let me know if you are interested.

        Advance notice - Friedenau Off Road Triathlon 29 March.  Main event:  1.2km
        swim, 24 km off road cycle, 8.9 km run.  There is also the half event, u16,
        u14 and u12.  Teams and individuals.

        see website www.otbsport.com for previous years photographs

        Iron Kids / Kids of Steele, Sizzling Summer Triathlon Season Continues !!




        Iron Kids / Kids of Steele, Sizzling Summer Triathlon Season Continues !!
                                                       
        DATE:                 20 February 2009
        VENUE:              CLUB HOUSE, Tennis Street, Olympia
         
         
        TIME:                   T-REX Todds (swims less than 25m à 3+ up to 7years)
                                     Entries @ 4pm, START 4:30 pm
         
                                     Iron Kids, Kids of Steele (7years + up to 19 years)
                                     Entries @ 4pm, START 5pm (in heats: Jun A & B first)
         
        Entry Fee:      
        1. T-Rex Triathlon Group –     N$ 10 –  
        2. T-Rex Members:                 N$ 10 –
        3. T-Rex Training Tribe /        N$ 20 –
        4. Marlins Members:               N$ 20 –
        5. Day Participants:                N$ 30 –
         
        Distances:                                                 Swim:         Bike:                    Run:
         
        ·        T-Rex Todds                                         10m       1km                100m
         
        o   (IRON KIDS 5 – 12)  
        ·        8 & Under (5 to 8 years old)             50m         1,3km             400m
         
        ·        10 & Under (9+10 years old)           75m         2,6km             800m
         
        ·        12 & Under (11 + 12 years old)    100m        3.9km             1200m
         
        ·        (KIDS OF STEEL 13 – 19)
         
        ·        13-15 (Junior B)                              200m         8km                 1600m
         
        ·        16-19 (Junior A)                             200m          8km                1600m
         

         

        Thanks!

        -- Dear Marlins Members , Friends and Swimmers!

        A short letter to give you a few Info's and thousand thanks to many
        People.

        First, I think the Nationals were a huge success for our swimmers. They
        all did very well and rewarded all of us with their good times and their
        team spirit!!!!!

        Anita , also thanks to you, without their trainer they would have never
        come so far.

        The social come toghether and the sale at  the club house
        were fantastic.

        Many people were involved , made efforts, worked hard, sponsored time
        and money, ate and drunk, and everybody, seemed to me had a lot of fun.

        I want to mention a few names, without them we would have never made
        this success:

        Nakara, and Mr Angeloch were very generous in sponsoring money, so we
        could buy all odds and ends.

        Mr Loth, from African Catering  gave us a voucher for the warehouse to
        get all the nice food.

        Klein Windheok Schlachterei sponsored us with the delicious Rohhack.

        Raith's Bake and Super Spar baked the Broetchens  , and JB Cooling
        delivered the ice.

        Wouter Schalken and  Sigrid Roesner sprang in as emergency helpers, to
        get some more plates and  more broetchens.

        The Kroehler Family organized tables and benches so that everybody could
        sit down.

        Mr Winkler was my Saviourr, he took over the discussion with the City
        Police.

        Hanne Diekmann, Diana Kaufmann, Sigrid Roesner , Martina Kroehler,
        Marion Schalken, Georgine Winkler, Fritz Kaufmann and  Wilfried Poser
        were there to make the phantastic Brotchens and they spend their time to
        keep the sales running.

        Morton Scheuermann was our jumping in guy, he always helped out , so
        that we could watch the swimmers.

        Marion Schalken did spend a lot of time to do all the shopping, cooked
        the spaghetti for the club and created the overwhelming decoration for
        the broetchens.

        Also to mention Thomas Zeiser, he sat down for nearly three days and did
        the sales outside, with his special kind of humour, so that we had a
        lot more fun during all the hours.

        Then their were all the mom's , maybe also Dad's, and friends who
        supplied us with fresh homebaked cakes.

        A great deal in the success also came from our "Old Swimmers" , they
        were there for "Fruehschoppen" and supported the club (as always ) !

        I hope I did not forget to mention somebody, again thanks to all of you.
        To the end a few figures : We made a win of nearly N$ 7500.., and we
        have a basic stock of  sweets and drinks for the Aquapenthtlon  in 2 weeks!

        So I hope everybody did enjoy the last week end , and you are all
        heartely welcome for the next gala .

        Best Regards

        Gerda Roth

        Oanob Open Water Swim - club swimmers

        Dear swim coaches/managers


        OTB Sport will be hosting the Oanob open water swim, for the third time on 1 March. In addition to the Oanob mile we have hosted the Jetty Mile in Swakopmund over the past 2 Decembers. Otb Sport are actively trying to grow open water swimming in Namibia. At present there are no other open water swimming events in the country.  

        Turn out for the events has been good. We had over 100 swimmers at the Pupkewitz Jetty Mile in December. However what is continually puzzling is the low turn out from club swimmers. Of the 100 swimmers in the Jetty mile a handful were club swimmers.

        In the effort to attract club swimmers for the Oanob Open Water Swim, we have allocated a large portion of the Oanob budget to cash prizes - N$10,000. (We are still in the process of securing sponsorship). For those swimmers who cannot get to the dam we will arrange transport. This year we have also moved the date forward to 1 March 2009, as the past date conflicted with a variety of sport events and German carnival.

        It would be appreciated if clubs would support the event and encourage their members to partake, or let us know if there is a reason that club swimmers/coaches would not want to partake e.g. conflict in date, conflict with training schedule, lack of interest from swimmers in open water swimming etc. If there are issues it would be useful for us to understand them so that we can address them.

        regards Yvonne

        OTB Sport

        Tel: 061 260 312 Fax: 061 260 322
        www.otbsport.com

        Scheduled date: Sunday 1 March 2009

        Venue: Oanob Dam

        Distances: 2.1km 700m


        Categories in both distances < 13 years male years 14-30 years male 31+ years male < 13 years female 14-30 years female 31+ years female

        * There needs to be three or more competitors to make a category.

        Dash for cash

        Invitation

        Invitation

        Please see the invitation for the 21st November in the Events Schedule