Group accepting swim registration

WEIRTON – The Marlin Youth Swim Team, a nonprofit youth recreational and wellness program, is accepting registration for the coming season.

Members of the Ohio Valley Swim League, the team practices at Starvaggi pool from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Monday through Thursday from June 10-July 19.

Team members are from Weirton, Burgettstown, Follansbee, Wellsburg, Steubenville and Wintersville.

“We swim meets during the summer against teams from the surrounding Ohio Valley areas,” said program director Donna Ferguson, the former Weir High swim coach, whose family has been part of the swim program for 19 years, including when it was run by Dianne Jones.

MYST has been in existence since 2010, when it formerly functioned as the Millsop Marlin Swim Team through the center.

The program is open for swimmers ages 5-19 and range from the inexperienced novice to the experienced high school swimmer.

“Our coaches include current NCAA swimmers and U.S. swimmers, as well as current and past high school swimmers,” said Ferguson.

To register, contact Ferguson at (304) 723-3650 or via e-mail at