Information Evening for new parents

The Bluefin Virtual Information Evening for new parents takes place on Monday 7th December at 8pm on Zoom.

All parents are welcome to join head coach, Helen, and committee members, Christine, Götz and Alma, who will be sharing their knowledge of competitive swimming, and answering your questions.

Topics covered will include:

  • Club programme
  • Squad criteria and training responsibilities
  • Growth and development of swimmers
  • Swim Ireland’s competition pathway 
  • The role of swim parents

To register, please contact Christine at bluefin.secretary@gmail.com, who will send you the link to join the call.

RESULTS: Week Five of the Big Bluefin QUARAN-TEAM Challenge

The teams have travelled 7,062km in five weeks our big Bluefin fundraiser!

With one week left to go, let’s see how far we can go! Send your predictions to Christine at bluefin.secretary@gmail.com

Please support your athletes donate and share – to help keep your club alive and kicking while supporting Kilcornan’s Sri Lanka Fund.
Donate here… https://gf.me/u/y6mbs7

As the teams reach Brazil, the Bluefin Cyclones finished this week ahead of the pack with 525km.

Our furthest travelled athlete, Kieran, logged 179km this week for the Bluefin Cyclones. Well done to super Cyclone, Jack, who travelled a massive 110km!

Well done to all Hurricanes, Sarah 100km and Milly 74km; Tornadoes Emma 23km and Lily 20km; and Typhoons Siofra 88km and Aeveen 79km!

Top coach this week, for a second time, is Brendan with 37km!

Haven’t started logging your activities, yet? It’s not too late to get involved!

There’s lots of ways to clock your mileage, so check out our activity conversion chart below. Make sure to log in your activities here: https://forms.gle/DF3Fjd4TY3baBMiT8

Remember, every little helps your team!

What team are you in?

Are you a Bluefin Hurricane; Bluefin Tornado; Bluefin Cyclone or a Bluefin Typhoon?

How it works…

1. Do some exercise. Take a walk, go for a hike, ride your bike, run like the wind or go for a swim.

2. Log the distance you completed after every training here: https://forms.gle/DF3Fjd4TY3baBMiT8

3. The results are tallied weekly and updated on our team leaderboard, for the duration of the lockdown.

Activity Conversion Chart

Convert time spent exercising into kilometres!

Who Wins…

There are so many ways to win…
1. Be on the team who travels the furthest distance in 6 weeks!
2. Be the athlete with the most kilometres travelled!
3. Be the genius who guesses the Big Bluefin final destination!

The Final…

All winners will be announced at the end of the challenge – Tuesday 1st December 2020, at the end of the lockdown.

Regional Squad Programme 2020/21

Applications for the Regional Skills Academy and Regional Development Squads opened last Monday 23 November 2020, and there are still places available.

Click here, to access the application links.

If you are unsure of your login details, please contact Christine for your athlete’s username or contact Swim Ireland Membership at membership@swimireland.ie

If you have any queries regarding the programme, contact Sarah Fellner, Regional Pathway Development Coach for Connacht & Munster at sarahfellner@swimireland.ie

Stay In, Stay Well, get Inspired!

Let’s get Inspired
Wednesday 25th November @ 18:30 

For the final episode of the Stay in, Stay Well Series, Swim Ireland are delighted to welcome Joanne O’Riordan, an activist for people with disabilities, columnist for the Irish Times and an inspirational speaker.

Joanne O’Riordan was born with a rare disability called Total Amelia, meaning that she has no limbs.  An activist for people with disabilities, Joanne was invited to speak at the United Nations Girls in ICT Unit when she was just 16 years old.  Joanne was honoured with a Young Person of the Year Award in 2012 and just 3 years later, was honoured with a JCI Top Outstanding Young Person of the World Award.  

Having graduated from UCC with a degree in Criminology Joanne has moved in to sports journalism and currently writes for the Irish Times, primarily covering women in sport and supporting the 20×20 initiative. 

Check out the attached trailer from her brother’s award winning documentary entitled “No Limbs, No Limits”.

Bookings now open onhttps://swimireland.azolve.com/  

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