Maumelle: The Mighty Marlins are ready to swim

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:

  • Cabot Piranhas

  • Conway Crocodiles

  • Lakewood Waves

  • Lonoke Sharkrockets

  • Maumelle Marlins

  • 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 maumellemarlins@gmail.com.

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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:

June 3 

  • 10U: Cabot and Lonoke at Lakewood

June 5

  • 10U: Otter Creek, Hot Springs at Saline County

  • 10U: Conway at  Maumelle

June 12

  • 11 & Up: Maumelle, Hot Springs, Lonoke at Lakewood

  • 11 & Up: Saline County at Otter Creek

  • 11 & Up: Conway at Cabot

June 19

  • 10U: Conway, Lonoke at Lakewood

  • 10U: Cabot at Saline County

  • 10U: Otter Creek, Hot Springs at Maumelle

June 26

  • 11 & Up: Conway, Hot Springs at Saline County

  • 11 & Up: Lakewood, Lonoke at Maumelle

  • 11 & Up: Otter Creek at Cabot

July 8

  • 10U: Saline County, Lonoke at Lakewood

July 10

  • 10U: Conway and Hot Springs at Otter Creek

  • 10U: Cabot at Maumelle

July 17

  • 11 & Up: Conway, Hot Springs, Lonoke at Lakewood

  • 11 & Up: Cabot at Otter Creek

  • 11 & Up: Maumelle at Saline County

July 24

  • Meet of Champs at Cabot (all ages)