The Roosevelt Island Marlins Swim Team offers community members an affordable opportunity to swim and compete in an organized and structured environment.
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The Roosevelt Island Marlins Swim Team (RIST) is a parent-run, non-profit swim club offering year-round swimming to members of varying abilities and ages (3 and up).
The Roosevelt Island Marlins rank 19th out of 115 swim teams in the metropolitan area (which includes New York City, Westchester, and Long Island). The team also finished the season with three metro medalists after participating in the 8 & Under Championship and the 2017 Junior Olympics Championship.
At the end of last summer, the Island’s community pool and indoor sports facility, Sportspark, closed for much-needed repairs, including the installation of a new roof, a new boiler, and resurfacing of the pool. The facility was supposed to reopen around Thanksgiving. At the end of November, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (known as RIOC) announced that the renovations would take until the beginning of the new year. Now, with an opening date that keeps moving further into the future – and an additional closure looming on the horizon, this time for the locker rooms – Islanders and Island groups who use the facility are getting worried.
Talk to Michael Gavrilchin, known as “Coach Michael” by the Roosevelt Island Marlins Swim Team, about the benefits of swimming, and he’ll have you wishing you could join the team.
Marlins team members point to their photos in Gallery RIVAA’s show, Marlins in Action, showing through August 14.
recWorld champion and Olympic gold medalist Roman Sludnov is training the next generation of swimmers – right here on Roosevelt Island.