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Friday, June 3, 2016

Roosevelt Island Swim Team & Gallery RIVAA Present Marlins In Action Art Exhibit Opening Reception June 4 - Update On Marlins June 2 Annual Championship Meet Too

The Roosevelt Island Marlins swim team report:

“Marlins in Action” exhibition opens at the RIVAA gallery (527 Main Street) this weekend, don't miss out! The Opening Reception is 6-9PM tomorrow, Saturday, June 4th.

"Marlins In Action" will be on display June 4-August 14.

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday & Friday: 6pm-9pm

Saturday & Sunday: 11am-5pm

As part of this collaboration, RIVAA gallery will also display art work pieces created by Roosevelt Island Swim Team's swimmers.

Help us keep our program affordable - purchase framed photos for just $10.

We are excited to showcase our amazing athletes! Hope to see you at the gallery.

R.I. Marlins Board
The Roosevelt Island Marlins add:
At least 100 island children, aged 2 to 22,

and their families participated in Roosevelt Island Swim Team Annual Championship on Thursday, June 2nd. This informal Mock Meet concluded the very first year of training for many of the youngest Marlins’ members. It was a great way for children and their parents to get a preview of the competitive swimming world, years before they are ready to partake in a real swim meet.

25 yards long races for Learn-to-Swim program swimmers included:
  • noodle race with instructor’s assist,
  • kick,
  • freestyle,
  • breaststroke,
  • backstroke.

Marlins Future Stars, Juniors and Seniors, competed in series of 50 yards events, including fun relays. Young swimmers were especially delighted to see their instructors – Roosevelt Island Swim Team’s alumni! – race each other.

Spectators cheered for every race

 – from Beginners to Swim Team graduates visiting Roosevelt Island during their college Summer Break, and important life lessons were learned as some of the youngsters had to fight their fear of jumping in or cope with losing their goggles during the dives. The meet was “pretend” but the effort that children put in was quite real. All participants were excited to receive Championship ribbons.

Congratulations to all of the swimmers! Parents and grandparents, thank you for joining in the fun. A big thank you to Marlins’ coaches and instructors “timing” events, to RIOC staff for keeping the deck in order, and to Swim Team Board Members, who organized this fantastic opportunity for island families to have a great time at the Sportspark pool.
More info on the Roosevelt Island Marlins available at their web site.

UPDATE 6/5 - The Roosevelt Island Marlins share some photos from last night's Gallery RIVAA exhibit opening reception.