Senior Citizens Swim and Adaptive Aquatics
Free swimming time is offered to senior citizens and physically impaired individuals Monday through Friday from 11:00am-12:00pm noon, beginning the first day after school closes until school begins at War Memorial Pool. Admittance is extended to one chaperone, if needed, for physically impaired individuals.
Lifeguard Training Class
This class will be held on Friday, May 18th (5pm-9pm), Saturday, May 19th (8am-5pm), AND Sunday, May 20th (8am-5pm). You MUST attend all three days. Click HERE to print the registration form.
We offer one Lifeguard Training Class in mid-May each year in which, upon successful completion, you will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate (includes First Aid skills, valid for 3 years, and a certificate in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, valid for 2 years). You must be at least 15 years old and it is suggested you have completed Level V swim lessons (not mandatory).
There is a water stroke and skills check the first night of the class and failure to pass will not allow you to complete the class. In this event, a partial refund is given. Please click the link below to get the registration form and additional information.
*This class is not available for online registration. Registration must be hand-delivered or mailed to our administrative office (address provided on form).
Marlins Swim Team
Join the Marlins for summer fun you’ll never forget! The Martinsburg Marlins Summer Swim Team is open to pre-competitive, emergent, intermediate and advanced-level swimmers who wish to swim competitively in an encouraging, fun and family-friendly environment.
The Marlins Summer Swim Team is a travel swim team which trains daily at Lambert Pool to compete with other summer teams in the tri-state area. Swimmers 5-8 years of age must swim 25 meters independently and swimmers 9-19 years of age must swim 50 meters independently. Assignments to skill-appropriate practice groups and competitive events are at the discretion of the coaching team. Swimmers are expected to attend daily training which emphasizes on mastering fine points consistent with USA Swimming standards for freestyle swim, butterfly stroke, backstroke, breaststroke, entries, exits, starts, turns and finishes. The program is open to the first 125 boys and girls from ages 5-19 years prior to June 1st, 2018. High school graduates may participate the summer immediately following their senior year if they have not attended college full-time or participated on a collegiate team prior to June 1, 2018.
The Pre-Competitive “Mini-Marlins” Program is open to swimmers entering kindergarten or older who are not yet familiar with basic competitive strokes or able to swim the entire length of the pool independently. Participants must be comfortable with entering the pool and capable of following the coach’s instruction. Swimmers in this group will have the opportunity to develop endurance and learn basic swim techniques required for competitive swimming. Participation in the non-travel, pre-competitive team and advancement to travel with the Marlins is determined by the head coach. Swimmers who sign up for this group should be prepared to transition at any time during the swim season once the coach recommends advancement to competitive Marlins; likewise parents will be expected to volunteer during swim meets once transitioned.
Swimmers: All participants must sign and abide by the Swimmer’s Code of Conduct as well as commit to attend daily swim practices and all scheduled swim meets. Don’t worry! Absences due to vacations or camps are expected and permissible; however, notification of all absences must be made at least three days in advance via the team’s website or mobile application.
The season begins the first Tuesday after Memorial Day and concludes the first week of August. Swimmers who do not swim at championship meets will have an abbreviated season. Practice groups are determined by the coaching staff: Monday-Friday 6:15am-Advanced, 8am-Intermediate & Pre-Competitive, 9am Emergent & Pre-Competitive, Saturdays-Invitation only.
Parents/Guardians: All parents and guardians of registrants must sign & abide by a Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct and commit to uphold its expectations for all participants and guests attending team-related activities.
Parents, guardians or competent proxies must volunteer services as assigned by the Volunteer Coordinator to help conduct each swim meet unless excused in advanced by the volunteer coordinator.
::: The easiest, quickest, and preferred way to register is to visit marlins.swimtopia.com and sign up online now! :::
Registration forms are available at the M-BCP&R Administrative Office or can be printed via the link below as a courtesy but please DO NOT return them to M-BC Parks & Recreation offices. The Martinsburg Marlins Swim Team is handled directly by the Martinsburg Marlins Board of Directors. Forms can be returned by mail or during on-site registration times. For questions or concerns, please email: Martinsburg.Marlins@gmail.com.
Swimmers may not enter the pool for practice until they receive confirmation from the board of directors that their registration process is complete. Please note the special discounted rates for mail-in registrations will only apply when postmarked on or before the dates listed; no exceptions will be made.
All on-site registration will be held at Lambert Pool at 273 Woodbury Avenue, Martinsburg, WV. Swimsuit fittings, registration, spirit gear and swim gear order forms will be available on-site.
Mail-in registrations can be mailed to:
ATTN: Treasurer Anna Crawford
834 Marquette Drive
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Early-Bird Registration is open online and by mail now for only $150 per swimmer. On-Site Early-Bird Registration will be on Saturday, May 5th from 10:00AM until 1:00PM. If mailed in, forms must be postmarked on or before 5/19/18 to receive the special early registration discounted rate.
Open Registration will be available online or by mail between May 20th through June 2nd but the rate goes up to $175 per swimmer. Mail-in registrations must be postmarked on or before 06/02/18 to be eligible for this rate. On-site registration will be available May 29th-June 1st at practice times (between 4:30PM and 5:30PM or between 9:00-11:00AM on June 2nd).
Late Registration will only be available online or on-site between June 3rd and June 9th and the late registration fee is $180 per swimmer. On-site registration will be available June 3rd-June 9th at practice times.
A $25 discount will apply to registrations of children living in the same household who submit completed registrations on the same day one full-price registration is submitted. Complete online or paper documents and then remit payments during on-site registration OR mail your completed registration forms and payment to:
ATTN: Treasurer Anna Crawford
834 Marquette Drive
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Each swimmer is required to submit the following items for registration prior to entering the pool for practice:
1. Signed Swimmer’s Code of Conduct (Signed by Swimmer and Parent/ Legal Guardian)
2. Signed Parent’s Code of Conduct (Signed by all Parents/Legal Guardians)
3. Completed Registration Form (Signed by a Parent/Legal Guardian)
4. Payment made in full, payable to “M-BCPR” memo “Swim Team”