Visualisation for Athletes: Thursday 7th March 2019

Visualisation for Athletes with Pádraic Ó Máille
for Competitive and Performance Squads

Thursday 7th March 2019 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
at the SCCUL Sanctuary, Kilcornan (Bungalow 9)

Many elite athletes around the world routinely use visualisation techniques as part of training and competition. Athletes have used these techniques to cultivate not only a competitive edge but also to create renewed mental awareness, a heightened sense of well-being and confidence. All of these factors have been shown to contribute to an athlete’s sports success. Guided imagery, visualisation, mental rehearsal or other such techniques can maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of your training – and Pádraic is going to help teach us how to go through this process!

Pádraic Ó Máille, one of Ireland’s most prominent speakers on personal development, is very generously donating his time to give our athletes a special seminar on visualisation to ‘see the swim’.

Pádraic trained as a coach and group facilitator in the US and UK. His ability to get people and groups clear on current reality, their desired futures and the actions they need to take has led him to work with some of Ireland’s most influential business leaders, government ministers, companies, political parties, charitable organisations and sports teams including Galway Hurling and Connacht Rugby.

The seminar will be held at the SCCUL Sanctuary which provides a venue for people in the local community to improve their wellbeing, gain new perspectives and have a respite from the daily challenges they face. SCCUL Sanctuary have very generously donated their facility for this special opportunity for Bluefin SC.

So, put it on your calendars and don’t miss this special session!

RESULTS! Regional LC Qualifying Meet

Superb weekend’s racing at this weekend’s Connacht Munster Long Course Qualifying Meet in UL.

We saw sensational swims from Lúc, Miriam, Thomas, Lauren, Hannah B, Lillian F, Isolde, Hannah D, Patrick and Kieran.

Silver for Sorcha in 200m FS, and a brilliant bronze in 200m BRS. Robin bagged a bronze after a gruelling and well-swam 800m FS.

New Division 2 times for Rory, Anthony, Sorcha, Sandra, Rian, Pola, Sarah, Caoilin and John S.

New Division 1 time for Robin.

Thank you to team managers Milena, Jean and Ger.

Special mention to all the officials, who give up their time so generously! :o)


Table Quiz fo Special Olympics

As we prepare to see Bluefin’s Emma Barrett off to represent Ireland at the WORLD GAMES in Abu Dhabi next month… we have just enough time for a bit of fun!

Please support us and Special Olympics Ireland at this Table Quiz  in the Woodstock Hotel, Ennis on Friday 1st March at 8pm.

See you there!

Big Bluefin “100 Club” Challenge

Sunday 17th March 2019

Your mission, folks, should you choose to accept it, is to swim 100x100m… without missing an interval.


Athletes successfully completing the challenge will receive lifetime membership to the “100 Club”… forever… AND, receive the coveted “100 Club” bag tag… and all the fame that goes with it!

What’s your interval?

Choose an interval that will give you adequate rest (about 10/15 seconds) in between each set.

Lane One: off 2 mins (7am start)
Lane Two: off 1:50 (7am start)
Lane Three: off 1:40 (7:30am start)
Lane Four: off 1:30 (8am start)
Lane Five: off 1:20 (8am start)

This challenge is open to Bluefin SC swimmers/parents and other Kilcornan swimming club’s. If numbers allow, we may offer a 50x100m for some swimmers.

Entry Fee:

Age 18 & under: €5  /  Age 19 & over: €10
100% of the funds raised will go to Bluefin SC athletes to fund equipment, and/or social activities, of their choosing.

Places are limited, and therefore entry cannot be guaranteed for this very exciting and much-sort-after contest!

Book your place…

To be considered for entry, email your chosen lane/interval to the coaches at before Friday 1st March.
Please note, your email does not guarantee selection. Successful applicants will be announced on Saturday 2nd March.

Athletes may choose to seek sponsors to help motivate their feat (not feet)!

Competitive Swimming in Galway