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The results are in… the team raised a massive €2,391 while travelling 7,856km over the six weeks of our Big Bluefin fundraiser.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Big Bluefin Quaranteam Challenge! We are extremely grateful to the athletes who logged kilometres and donated funds for our team, and for Kilcornan’s Sri Lanka Fund. Team Captains, Sorcha and Robin, presented a cheque for €1000 to Brother Alfred of the Brother’s of Charity Sri Lanka Fund. Our donation will be spent on much needed equipment for 60 children who attend the charity’s two Montessori schools in Sri Lanka.

Congratulations to the winning team, the Bluefin Cyclones! Led by coach Celine, the team clocked the most mileage. Bravo to our furthest travelled athlete, Kieran, who logged an impressive 994km for the Bluefin Cyclones.

Huge thanks to Kieran for suggesting this great team challenge and super fundraiser for the club!

Bluefin Embarks on NCD Mentorship

Congratulations to Bluefin head coach Helen Gunning, who is one of seven coaches selected for a three-month mentorship into the National Centre Dublin (NCD) to gain insight into the work, processes and plans delivered by the Centre on the run up to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

This is yet another fantastic initiative from Swim Ireland, delivered under Swim Ireland’s Women in Sport Programme.

Read more here.

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, who will send you the link to join the call.