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Christmas Holidays 2019!

Kilcornan Pool closes on Sunday 16th December 2018 and reopens on Monday 7th January 2019. Competitive and Performance Squads will train in Renmore over the holidays.

Junior Skills Squad
Finish Monday 10th December 2018
and return Monday 7th January 2019

Senior Skills Squad
Finish Wednesday 12th December 2018
and return Monday 7th January 2019

Junior Development Squad
Finish Wednesday 12th December 2018
and return Monday 7th January 2019

Senior Development Squad
Finish Saturday 15th December 2018
and return Wednesday 9th January 2019

Junior and Senior Competitive Squad
Finish Sunday 23rd December 2018
and return Friday 28th December 2018

Junior and Senior Performance Squad
Finish Sunday 23rd December 2018
and return Friday 28th December 2018

Wishing all our swim families, friends and supporters, a very peaceful Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year!

RESULTS! Big Bluefin Bingo Fundraiser

Over 200 players flocked to Kilcornan for the Big Bluefin Bingo Bonanza Fundraiser on Saturday 10th November, to help raise a whopping €3,776.42 for the club!!

As sounds of legs eleven, two fat ladies and “ONE MORE LINE” filled the hall, an exceptional night was made by all the wonderful supporters, of all ages from across the county, to make this event a phenomenal success! Thank you!

Well done to all the winners of over 40 fabulous prizes that were won in the Bingo and Raffle, including €100 door prize sponsored by Yeats College, €100 Snowball prize sponsored by Ward & Burke and a Four Ball Galway Bay Golf & Country Club prize worth €570!

Bluefin Swim Team is incredibly thankful and grateful to our fantastic parents that make up our fundraising committee; Maryse Collins, Helen Van de Beek, Karen Roland and Jean Kearney. Thank you for taking on the onerous task of gathering prizes, promoting the night, and putting together such a fun-filled night for all.

Our thanks go to Kilcornan’s Ciaran McGrath and staff, for their continued support over the years; to Paul Gunning for providing the PA; to Sorcha Kearney and her team for managing the Coffee Shop; to Siobhan and Loretta of Fun Bingo, and to all the families that got involved selling tickets, donating prizes and for seizing the dauber!

Our highest appreciation to the many, many businesses in Clarinbridge, Kilcolgan, Kinvara, Maree, Oranmore and surrounding areas for their continued support to our club.

Top of the House to you all! :o)

NEXT TEAM TRY-OUTS: Wednesday 12th December 2018

Bluefin Swimming Club are holding try-outs on for new swimmers wishing to start January 2019.

Taking place in Kilcornan Pool on Wednesday 12th December 2018, try-outs start from 5:30pm and take just 20 mins.

Swimmers must book in advance, for a 5:30pm; 6pm or 6:30pm start, through our Club Secretary at

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:

• Have ASA Level 8 certificate, or equivalent.

• Swimmers must be able to swim 100m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke and 100m Backstroke, non-stop, all technically correct.

• Swimmers must 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.

Sunday 18th November 2018

Important! Morning and evening training sessions in Kilcornan Pool on Sunday 18th November 2018 are cancelled.

This is due to an evening Gala in Tuam on Saturday 17th November, and Seniors training in Limerick.

Strength and Conditioning at 5:45pm, as usual.

Squad Level Four training in Limerick on Sunday 18th November

Swimmers: Anthony, Caoilin, Emma, Geordan, Jake, Lucy, Luke, Patrick, Rian, Robin, Rory, Sara and Sorcha

Be on deck at 9:45am for pre-swim activation. First pool session from 10am to 12 noon, followed by lunch break. Second pool session from 2pm to 3:30pm.

€20 to be paid in advance via EEP