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Romania Mania!

Bluefin SC join three Connacht Clubs to represent Ireland at the FISEC-FICEP Games 2019 in Bucharest in July.

Congratulations to Sorcha, Caoilin, Robin, Rory, Jake and Luke who recently returned from the FISEC-FICEP Games. Headed by Head Coach Eduardo Santos, the team were joined by County Sligo SC; Laser SC and Castlebar SC.

The main objective of the trip was to give young athletes the opportunity to experience the many factors that an international off-shore competition offers.

To perform in a different environment requires a lot considerations! The athletes negotiated a busy agenda between looking after their competitions, recovery and nutrition, and, of course, their social-life – the opening ceremony, living in the youth village, a cultural tour to the Presidential Palace, running a bazar, an Awards Night and the closing ceremony and disco.

It was a fantastic adventure for all involved – athletes, coaches, team staff, parents and supporters. Ultimately, the team made great new friends through our own Team Ireland, and from all around Europe (and Brazil) – giving our athletes a unique experience and life memories!

Team Ireland proudly won two gold, six silver and five bronze medals – and a lot of lessons learned!

“More than winning a medal, to be part of the Team is an athlete’s privilege!” Eduardo Santos

Big Bluefin thanks for the enthusiasm and support from our six athletes and team manager Helen Van de Beek.

#WePlay: Inspiring Girls in Sport Conference

Bluefin SC are heading to the #WePlay Inspiring Girls in Sport Conference on Wednesday 3rd July 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00.

Free transport to the Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin will be provided!

We encourage all our young athletes to join Helen and Karen at this fantastic one-day conference for females of any age, involved in any sport.

Tickets and further information on the conference can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/weplay-inspiring-girls-in-sport-conference-tickets-59321764996

To help us organise transport, please let Christine know if you are attending, by this Friday 28th June on bluefin.secretary@gmail.com

#WePlay 2019 Speakers

#WePlay 2019 Schedule

Schedule Changes for March Bank Holiday Weekend

Training, as usual, this Saturday 16th March

There is NO TRAINING on Sunday 17th March, due to our athlete’s fundraiser challenge in Kilcornan.

The afternoon session on Monday 18th March at 4:30pm takes place in Kilcornan, as usual.

The Kingfisher Club Renmore closes early this bank holiday, so the 6pm session will now take place in Kilcornan.

 

 

NEXT TEAM TRY-OUTS: Monday 11th March 2019

Bluefin Swimming Club are holding try-outs for new swimmers who want to join the best team!

Taking place in Kilcornan Pool on Wednesday 11th March 2019, our try-outs start at 5pm and at 5:30pm – and take just 20 mins.

Places are limited, so please book in advance through our Club Secretary at bluefin.secretary@gmail.com

To ensure the smooth running of the swim, please have your swimmer on deck, ready to start at their allotted time.

Before committing to a try-out with Bluefin SC, swimmers must be aged 9 or above, and have the following requirements:
• ASA Level 8 certificate, or equivalent.
• Be able to swim 100m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke and 100m Backstroke, non-stop, all technically correct.
• Be happy to attempt a dive and try one length of Butterfly.

If currently attending swimming lessons, parents should discuss their child’s readiness to graduate to competitive swimming with their swim school/teacher.