Category Archives: Gala Reports

RESULTS: Shark SC Development Meet

BlueFin Team snatch medals
from the Jaws of Shark!

Well done to all our athletes who took part in last weekend’s Development Gala, hosted by Shark SC in Leisureland.

Across, the team achieved amazing PBs, A times, B times and C Times. Great performances from all our swimmers. The tally of medals was a fantastic 21. Team spirit is an important ethos in our club and it was great to see our swimmers cheering their team mates on.

Congratulations to our swimmers who achieved their A times!
100 Free: Lúc , Miriam, Anthony, Brogan and Eoin
200 Breast: Hannah and Finn
100 IM: Diarmaid

Well done to all who competed: Amy Darcy, Anthony Boyle, Billy Twomey, Brogan Cloonan, Diarmuid Callanan, Emily Rooney, Emma Paskauskaite, Eoin McDermott, Finn Furey, Hannah Boyle, Harry Watterson, Isabelle Magee, Isabelle Mangan, Lauren Kilduff, Lillian Furey, Lily Darabi, Lúc Griallais, Mark Cormican, Miriam Roland, Rian Carty and Samuel Maia Martins.

Thanks to all the coaches and officials who provided encouragement and tips to the swimmers. A big thanks to our volunteer timekeepers, Maria and Paul.

I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” – Mia Hamm

We look forward to the next Gala!

Fear the Fin…

Team Manager,

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.

RESULTS: 2019 Irish National Division 2 Competition

Superb start for Bluefin athletes at day one of the 2019 Irish National Division 2 Competition in July. 🥳 PB’s all round, with Rian and Sorcha making finals. Gold for Sorcha in 200FS! 🥇

“The Girls 200m Freestyle proved to be the most focal of the evening session here in UL!” Swim Ireland

Day Two: Rian, Isolde and Sorcha make finals!🥇Gold for Sorcha in 100FS with a new PB of 1:00.43⚡️🏊🏻‍♀️🤩

👏🏻👏🏻Rory breaks the minute in 100FS in 59.94 at the 2019 Irish National Division 2 Competition!!! 🍕🍕🍕🍕

Day Three: Sarah, Kieran, Rian and Sorcha make finals! 👏🏻👏🏻 Bronze 🥉 for Sorcha in 50FS with a PB of 28.14! 🥳🤩

Day Four: Rian, Isolde and Sorcha make morning finals! Bronze 🥉 for Isolde in 200BRS with a great PB of 3:07.40! 🥳 Sorcha, Rian and Anthony make afternoon finals! Gold 🥇 for Sorcha in 200IM with a new PB of 2:29.26 ⚡️Bronze 🥉 for Rian in 200BRS in 2:51.86 😱😱

Big Bluefin thanks to our athletes, team managers, officials, coaches Tom and Cary, volunteers and supporters Caoilin and Robin!


Bluefin SC at the top of the Castle in Castlebar!

Well done to all our athletes who took part in the Connacht Sprint Development Meet at the spectacular new pool in Castlebar. We look forward to taking part in events in this amazing facility in the future.

We had 17 swimmers competing in this event, the following Swimmers who represented our club with pride are Lauren, Isabelle, Miriam, Amy, Lillian, Emma, Billy, Harry, Diarmuid, Hugh, Daniel, Samuel, Mark, Finn, Isabelle, Lúc and Hannah

Across 29 events, the team achieved amazing PBs, A-times, B-times and C-times. We also took part in relays, which demonstrated great team work from all the athletes. The tally of medals was a fantastic 11, with Amy, Miriam, Diarmaid, Mark, Lúc, Finn and Samuel bringing home the silverwear. But, most importantly, they all had fun achieving their goals.

Thank you Coach Karen for your time and enthusiasm which help each of our athletes achieve their targets. Thank you also to our volunteer timekeeper on the day, Paul Darcy.

This gala marked the end of a successful season for some of our swimmers and we can look forward to another equally triumphant season next year.

Team Manager,