Marlin's Swim Team takes charge Published Jan. 29, 2012 By Senior Airman Carlin Leslie 36th Wing Public Affairs ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- There's a dead silence over the calmness of the water as the starting pistol sounds. Then pure adrenaline and muscle takes over pulling contenders across the water wearing purple and gold swimsuits. The purple and gold swimmers are from the Andersen Marlin's Swim Team, made up of Team Andersen youth from ages 6 to 18 years old. The team's records stands with, 15 First place finishes, 85 top three finishers and 120 place finishes in the top six during their meets. For the high school students who take part they have the chance to earn the Varsity letter for swimming on the team. "The thing I love about swimming is that the water is kind of your own world," said Anna Drechsler, Marlins team member. "there is nothing there to distract you or hurt you and it's perfect." The team is a volunteer organization dedicated to the fitness and wellbeing of our Andersen Youth and relies on the participation of swimmers and their families to support the needs of the team. "It is our goal to promote the sport swimming, the spirit of competition and good sportsmanship," said Christy Todd, team manager. "Our volunteer coaches are top notch and provide excellent training and instruction while leading by example by upholding impeccable standards and professionalism." The team currently has 24 team members and have already attended a competitive swim meets hosted by the Guam Swim Federation. Due to the dedication and the support the swim team is receiving, it will help them make it a successful season representing Team Andersen. For more information on how to become a part of the Andersen Marlins Swim Team you may contact them by email at email@example.com.