Marlins
Latest News

Liam Knight

08-12-2019

Liam Knight is the new Performance Coach for March Marlins

 

More details

JFL B Final

31-10-2019

Young March Marlins swimmers excel at JFL B final with 24 PB times and 2nd place.

 

More details

Marlins celebrate Richards 21st

17-10-2017 22:06 by Mark McGowen

The annual Richard Shaw Memorial Gala took place at Whittlesey Manor Leisure Centre last night. Poignantly, this year Richard would have turned 21, which made the celebratory gala even more special. Great efforts were made to fundraise for both SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome) and the Evelina Hospice at the gala with proceeds from the raffle and cake stall going to both causes. Swimmers and their families also had the opportunity to hold various birds of prey outside the venue to also raise funds. Coach, Terri Shaw, Richard’s Mum was very grateful for all those who contributed to the event.

The March Marlins team produced some incredible performances, resulting in 32 personal best times out of 40 individual races. First place positions went to Hannah Jordan for the 50m butterfly, Jessica Rayner for the 50m breaststroke, Weronika Mikolajewska, Hayden Courten and Ciara Mason for each of their 50m freestyle races, Chloe Cook for the 50m breaststroke, Elliotte Ledger, Henry Gooch and Thea Hanley for their individual 50m backstroke events. Richard’s brother, Graham Shaw sped to his first position for the 50m butterfly. Mikolajewska achieved another first for 50m backstroke followed by Freddie Yates, also coming first in backstroke. Kiera Simpson also gained a first place in her backstroke event followed by Thomas Hanley in his 50m butterfly race and Katie McGowen in the Open 50m Freestyle. Also included were some of Marlins younger swimmers competing in the 9 year category, Jeremy Courten, Weronika Mikolajewska, Jude Staton, Connor Rickard and Abigail Watsham.

The final event is attributed to Richard’s favourite swim stroke, the butterfly. It was an exciting finale with clearly heartfelt performances by all the swimmers.

As a spectator, the atmosphere was electric, reflecting the passion, excitement and commitment from the March Marlins Club as a whole. Furthermore, it was clear that Richard and his family were very much at the centre of everyone’s thoughts during the competition as blue balloons marked 21  and Richard’s photograph were displayed poolside. In addition, each competitor received a stunning commemorative medal as a legacy to one of our own, Richard Shaw.

Final results were; Ely 172 points, March 164, Huntingdon 154, COPS 134, St Neots 127 and Mildenhall 117.

Go back

Upcoming Events

February 23rd, Sunday

Event: Sprint into Spring
Venue: Stowmarket
Entry Deadline: 19/01/2020
Sprint into Spring open meet

More details

February 29th, Saturday

Event: COPS Mini Meet Rd2
Venue: Peterborough
Warm-up Time: 17:30
COPS Mini Meet Rd2

More details

March 6th, Friday

Event: COPS Regional Qualifiers
Venue: Peterborough
COPS Regional Qualifiers

More details

How do I join?

More details

Training times

You can now
train up to
7 times a week.

More details

Volunteers wanted!

Can you spare
an hour a week?

More details