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Information Evening for new parents

The Bluefin Virtual Information Evening for new parents takes place on Monday 7th December at 8pm on Zoom.

All parents are welcome to join head coach, Helen, and committee members, Christine, Götz and Alma, who will be sharing their knowledge of competitive swimming, and answering your questions.

Topics covered will include:

  • Club programme
  • Squad criteria and training responsibilities
  • Growth and development of swimmers
  • Swim Ireland’s competition pathway 
  • The role of swim parents

To register, please contact Christine at bluefin.secretary@gmail.com, who will send you the link to join the call.

RESULTS: Week Five of the Big Bluefin QUARAN-TEAM Challenge

The teams have travelled 7,062km in five weeks our big Bluefin fundraiser!

With one week left to go, let’s see how far we can go! Send your predictions to Christine at bluefin.secretary@gmail.com

Please support your athletes donate and share – to help keep your club alive and kicking while supporting Kilcornan’s Sri Lanka Fund.
Donate here… https://gf.me/u/y6mbs7

As the teams reach Brazil, the Bluefin Cyclones finished this week ahead of the pack with 525km.

Our furthest travelled athlete, Kieran, logged 179km this week for the Bluefin Cyclones. Well done to super Cyclone, Jack, who travelled a massive 110km!

Well done to all Hurricanes, Sarah 100km and Milly 74km; Tornadoes Emma 23km and Lily 20km; and Typhoons Siofra 88km and Aeveen 79km!

Top coach this week, for a second time, is Brendan with 37km!

Haven’t started logging your activities, yet? It’s not too late to get involved!

There’s lots of ways to clock your mileage, so check out our activity conversion chart below. Make sure to log in your activities here: https://forms.gle/DF3Fjd4TY3baBMiT8

Remember, every little helps your team!

What team are you in?

Are you a Bluefin Hurricane; Bluefin Tornado; Bluefin Cyclone or a Bluefin Typhoon?

How it works…

1. Do some exercise. Take a walk, go for a hike, ride your bike, run like the wind or go for a swim.

2. Log the distance you completed after every training here: https://forms.gle/DF3Fjd4TY3baBMiT8

3. The results are tallied weekly and updated on our team leaderboard, for the duration of the lockdown.

Activity Conversion Chart

Convert time spent exercising into kilometres!

Who Wins…

There are so many ways to win…
1. Be on the team who travels the furthest distance in 6 weeks!
2. Be the athlete with the most kilometres travelled!
3. Be the genius who guesses the Big Bluefin final destination!

The Final…

All winners will be announced at the end of the challenge – Tuesday 1st December 2020, at the end of the lockdown.

Regional Squad Programme 2020/21

Applications for the Regional Skills Academy and Regional Development Squads opened last Monday 23 November 2020, and there are still places available.

Click here, to access the application links.

If you are unsure of your login details, please contact Christine for your athlete’s username or contact Swim Ireland Membership at membership@swimireland.ie

If you have any queries regarding the programme, contact Sarah Fellner, Regional Pathway Development Coach for Connacht & Munster at sarahfellner@swimireland.ie

Applications for Regional Squad Programme 2020/21

Applications for the Regional Skills Academy and Regional Development Squads will open on Monday 23 November 2020 at 9am.

Click here, to access the application links.


Skills Academy: athletes (male or female) born 2008 or 2009

Development Squad Stage 1: athletes (male or female) born 2006 or 2007 who qualified for the 2019 or 2020 Irish Summer National Championships

Development Squad Stage 2: athletes (male or female) born 2004 or 2005 who qualified for the 2019 or 2020 Irish Summer National Championships

Full squad criteria and further information can be found HERE


Please note that all registered athletes will already have a membership profile so you SHOULD NOT create a new one.  If you are unsure of your login details, please contact Christine for your athlete’s username or contact Swim Ireland Membership at membership@swimireland.ie

If you have any queries regarding the programme, contact Sarah Fellner, Regional Pathway Development Coach for Connacht & Munster at sarahfellner@swimireland.ie