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Amazing performance from John Shortt at the Edinburgh International Meet

There was a tremendous swim from John Shortt in the 200m Backstroke A Final to close out the competition. The 16-year-old, swimming next to Olympic bronze medallist Luke Greenbank, was not far off a top three place, touching the wall in 2:00.97 to take fourth place and round off a strong weekend in the pool.

Amazing performance from John Shortt at the Edinburgh International Meet – check it yourself and go to 1hr 22min

Full details on a Strong showing from Irish Swimmers at Edinburgh International

John Shortt Selected for National Team

Huge CONGRATULATIONS to Bluefin athlete, John Shortt, who has been identified and selected to join Swim Ireland’s National Team.

This is a massive achievement and a testament to all John’s hard work and dedication to his sport. We are all extremely proud!

John recently took part in the Swim Ireland National Programme Orientation Camp and is now focussed on Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028.

We look forward to watching John’s journey into the future with excitement and anticipation of the great things to come!


The Bluefin Swimming Club Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday 9th June at 7pm sharp.  Members will be sent an email invitation to join the AGM via ZOOM video conference.

The AGM is an extremely important date in our calendar and represents an ideal opportunity for parents to express their views and to contribute to the decision-making process of the club. Every swimmer should be represented at the meeting by at least one parent/guardian. 

A number of important elections will take place, including elections to committee and other roles that support the work of the committee.

We are looking for nominations on committee for the following positions. Please forward all nominations for committee, naming proposer and seconder to the Club Secretary on or before Thursday 2nd June 2022 (week before). 

We encourage all parents to consider putting their name forward for one of the roles to support the committee. 

• Chairperson – executive committee
• Secretary – executive committee
• Treasurer – executive committee
• Vice Secretary
• Vice-Treasurer
• Education Officer

None Committee roles

• Person On Duty – formally known as Parent-in-Attendance Secretary, non-committee role
• Public relations officer
• Assistant Gala Secretary – non-committee trainee role
• Squad representative – each squad will be asked to nominate a squad representative (parent/guardian only) in order to participate in meetings on behalf of that squad as per club constitution

Motions for the AGM

Please forward any motion for consideration, naming proposer and seconder to the Club Secretary on or before Thursday 26th May.

All families will be expected as members to participate in either committee or sub-committee roles. This will become standard practice as part of the pre-requisite of club membership.


  1. Apologies
  2. Minutes of the last AGM
  3. Chairperson’s Report
  4. Secretary’s report
  5. Treasurer’s Report and Financial Statements for year to date
  6. Head Coach Report
  7. Club Children’s Officer
  8. Motions
  9. Elections of officers and committee
  10. AOB
  11. Date of next AGM

We look forward to your active participation throughout this process and during the meeting.

Bluefin Team Kit Orders

Bluefin t-shirt, hoodie and shorts are now available to buy online – for one week only! Orders MUST be placed by Friday 18th March 2022.

While it is completely optional to purchase, athletes are expected to wear the team t-shirt and swim cap to all competitions and events.

T-shirts €20
Hoodie €35
Shorts €18

CLICK HERE for sizing guide

Please check your confirmation email after submitting this form. Orders MUST be made and paid for via EPP before Friday 18th March 2022.