As summer gets closer, the temperatures go up and people head to the pool.
For some the pool is a place of relaxation but for others it is a place of competition and that is the case with the Maumelle Marlins, a member of the Central Arkansas Swim League.
The league is made up of eight teams. They are:
Otter Creek Otters
Saline County Barracudas
Spa City Eels
The league’s website can be found by clicking here. Hayes Boggan is listed as the contact for the Maumelle Marlins and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Swimmers wanting to compete must be at least 5 and as old as 18. The league is competitive and not for those wanting to learn to swim.
The first week of practice starts on Monday, May 24 and will be held in the evenings. Start times are varied based on the swimmer’s individual experience. The first week of practice will also be an assessment of the swimmer.
Swimmers 6 and under must be able to enter the water on their own and be able to swim one length of the pool with a kickboard. This 7 to 18 must also be able to enter the water on their own and swim one length of the pool.
The Marlins practice at the Jess Odom Community Center, while meets are there and are also hosted by other teams depending on the schedule. There’s usually two or three teams per meet and this year’s league competition schedule is:
10U: Cabot and Lonoke at Lakewood
10U: Otter Creek, Hot Springs at Saline County
10U: Conway at Maumelle
11 & Up: Maumelle, Hot Springs, Lonoke at Lakewood
11 & Up: Saline County at Otter Creek
11 & Up: Conway at Cabot
10U: Conway, Lonoke at Lakewood
10U: Cabot at Saline County
10U: Otter Creek, Hot Springs at Maumelle
11 & Up: Conway, Hot Springs at Saline County
11 & Up: Lakewood, Lonoke at Maumelle
11 & Up: Otter Creek at Cabot
10U: Saline County, Lonoke at Lakewood
10U: Conway and Hot Springs at Otter Creek
10U: Cabot at Maumelle
11 & Up: Conway, Hot Springs, Lonoke at Lakewood
11 & Up: Cabot at Otter Creek
11 & Up: Maumelle at Saline County
Meet of Champs at Cabot (all ages)