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Big Bluefin Breakout 2018

Back by popular demand… only bigger and better!

Big Bluefin Breakout 2018
at the Killary Adventure Centre!

Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th April 2018

The Bluefin Swim Team can look forward to a fun-packed weekend, with four exciting adventurous activities! Everything is included… lunch on arrival, dinner, evening entertainment, the sleepover and breakfast!

Turf Challenge: As featured on Ireland’s Fittest Family, this is an obstacle course like no other. Natural and man-made challenges bring you through the deep Connemara bog, into the Atlantic Ocean and will see you do things you never imagined. Helping each other is essential, in between laughing at each other of course!

Archery Combat: Think Hunger Games, Game of Thrones – Where Dodgeball meets paintball and the hybrid is Archery Tag!

Gorge Walking: An adventure activity full of natural challenges which involves you making your way through a dramatic gorge cut into the mountainside. Climbing up the river, through sparkling plunge pools and rushing waterfalls you have the option to finish by launching yourself into the Atlantic Ocean from our cliff jump.

Killary High Ropes Course: One of our most popular land-based adventure activities. The High Ropes Course has the best climbing and balancing challenges, all happening at tree-top level. A head for heights is needed as well as a daring spirit!

Cost and Bookings

Activities and Overnight €85
Saturday Activities and Evening only €40

To confirm your place, email Madeline on,
and pay a 50% non-refundable deposit online via Easy Payments before Tuesday 20th February 2018.

Balance due by Friday 20th April 2018.

General Information

This is a mobile/device-free event for the whole club!

We meet at 1pm on Saturday 28th April, and parents pick up their child(ren) at 1pm on Sunday 29th April.

Parents must be on call to collect their child at anytime, if required.

More details including what to bring to follow!

For more information, contact Madeline at or (087) 245 3519

November Squad Training Day

Another tough training day for Bluefin Senior Squad at UL last Sunday 26th November.

The squad worked hard in the water from 10 in the morning, took in a super dryland hour with Stephen Phelan and then hit the water for a big pull set in the afternoon. We finished with a fast-growing Bluefin favourite… Rock, Paper, Scissors Relay… and we couldn’t get them out!

Big thanks to Maeve for organising, Jean for PIA (all day!) and to the squad for really putting in some effort!

Bluefin Christmas Event on Thursday 7th December

We’re going ice skating!

Meet at the Galway City on Ice Skate Rink at Leisureland, Salthill on Thursday 7th December at 6:30pm sharp to get booted! We skate until 8pm.

Cost €10 per skater (and parents are welcome!). Payment by Friday 24th November using our online Easy Payment System. There will be no extra charge for using this service.

Bluefin SC Information Day

All Bluefin members are invited to “Get to Know Your Club” with Bluefin Swimming Club

Date: Sunday, 10th September, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Place: Kilcornan Pool, Clarenbridge

Information topics will include:
• Who’s Who of the Bluefin committee and their “jobs”
• Club Child Officers and their role :- SOLELY “to protect our children”
• Talk from Club Child Officers
• Parent In Attendance: What to do and “WHY” you have too
• Galas and times: different level for different ages and speed
• Galaman: How to know your child’s current times and the time they need to get to next level
• Going paperless: Online registration and payments for Bluefin Swimming Club
• Presentation of gifts from raffle to Kilcornan’s Special Olympic Team, Brothers of Charity Sri Lanka Fund and to winning Sponsor
• Update and expectations from Coach Helen
• Register for Facebook, the Website blog and Galaman
• Q&A: in Public or Private conversation if preferred

Looking forward to seeing you there.