Welcome!

Laois Marlins Swimming Club was formed in September 2009. Since then the Club has grown and now includes swimmers at every level, from learning technique to competing for coveted medals in Division 1 Galas.

The club prides itself on providing an enjoyable, friendly and safe environment for all members to pursue their athletic goals.

Dates For Your Diaries.

1st Dec 2018 - Laois Marlins Christmas Gala (Level 1 Gala) Entries Open on Its Plain Sailing

Laois Marlins Pool Party 15th Dec 218 - To be confirmed!

Well Done to Laois Marlins Swim Club who had a very successful 2017/2018 Season.

Term 1 Fees Due September 4th 2018

Just a gentle reminder that our Term 1 fees are due for all swimmers on the 4th of September 2018. All fees can be paid through https://www.itsplainsailing.com/club/lmsc

Squad Training Schedule

Squad Senior
Mon - 5.30pm-7.30pm
Tue - 5.30am-7.30am
Thu - 5.30am-7.30am
Fri - 7pm-8.30pm
Sat -10am-11:30am to be confirmed

Squad Junior
Mon - 4.30pm-5.30pm
Fri - 6pm-7pm
Sat - 8am - 9am to be confirmed

*Bank Holiday Training Schedule*
Junior Squad - 8am - 9am
Senior Squad - 9am - 10.30am

Head Position in Backstroke

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The fundamentals of backstroke are the same as for freestyle. Although the biomechanics change some when one rotates from the freestyle to the backstroke position, all of the basic laws and forces governing technique remain the same. In other words, we want to reduce frontal drag as much as possible, increase propulsive power as much… Read more »

The Swim Down-Your Best Friend

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TECHNICAL THE SWIM DOWN – YOUR BEST FRIEND FEBRUARY 13, 2001 The Swim Down – that last few minutes of the session when the hard work is over, when you can finally relax and start to think about what you are doing after the session. But do you make the most of your swim down?… Read more »

Fingers Apart For Bigger Hands

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TECHNICAL FINGERS APART FOR BIGGER HANDS MAY 23, 2011 Fran Halsall Tae Hwan Park It’s often one of the first things children are taught when learning to swim: keep your fingers together and make your hand like a paddle. When the alternative in a beginner is fingers splayed wide apart this can be a sensible… Read more »

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Laois Marlins Valentines Fun Gala!

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Laois Marlins Valentine’s Fun Gala is Coming up!!  The Christmas Fun Gala was a Huge Success for Both our Own and for the 9 other neighboring clubs who took part. The Fun Gala is a super way for younger swimmers or novice swimmers to get a feel for competition is a Fun Setting!  The Gala… Read more »

Laois Marlins Fun Gala Caused Waves of Excitement!

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The Laois Marlins Swim Club Christmas Fun Gala caused Waves of Excitement on Saturday the 1st December!  This is The Laois Marlins Annual Winter Gala and it is a firm favourite with many of the neighbouring Swim Clubs, as it is aimed at those younger swimmers just starting off their Gala Experience or those trying… Read more »

Laois Marlins Christmas Newsletter!

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Hi All, Just a quick note to say here is our Christmas Newsletter.  It gives you a quick up date over the past couple of Months, plus some details about Squad Training over the Christmas Period. Please have a read, and if you have any questions just get in contact Via Whatsapp. Have a very… Read more »

Laois Marlins Swim Club Poolside Duty November 2018

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Hi All, Please find Poolside Duty for Junior and Senior Squad set out below.  If you cannot cover your duty, please arrange to swap with another parent.  We are required by Swim Ireland to have a Parent on Duty at each and every training session. Thank you for your continued support. Senior Squad Poolside Duty… Read more »

Laois Marlins Swim Club Autumn Newsletter 2018

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Hi All, Here is our Autumn Newsletter, you can download it here or in the downloads section.  Just right click the link and Choose Save As. Autumn Newsletter 2018>> Just a couple dates for your Diary This weekend we have 13 Swimmers taking park in the Leinster Short Course Championships, we wish them all the… Read more »

October Already Laois Marlins!

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It’s October Already Laois Marlins, and training is going well for both the Junior and Senior Squads.  We have a few busy weeks ahead, with the Wexford Gala this Sunday, the Qualifying Gala Next weekend and the Schools Gala at the end of October. We will also be sharing more about some of the Fun… Read more »

Wexford Harvest Gala

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Hi All, The Wexford Harvest Gala is on Sunday 8th of October and entries close for this gala, this Friday 21st 2018. This is a level 3 gala and is open to swimmers aged 9 years old and over.  There is a selection of events at 50m, 100m and 200m.  There is also Individual Medley… Read more »