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Bluefin SC Awarded Swim Ireland’s “Clubmark”

On 28th September, Bluefin SC received the esteemed Clubmark at the Swim Ireland Awards 2019 in Maynooth, and is now recognised by Swim ireland for offering the highest of club standards.

The accreditation programme focuses on attaining and keeping pace with best practice and leading ideas in monitoring membership, club governance and administration, activities, club development /planning and communication, social and marketing.

While raising our club’s profile, the Clubmark will help increase the number of qualified coaches, improve our retention policy and ensure the provision of a safe and secure environment which incorporates all aspects of the Swim Ireland child welfare programme.

The Clubmark application process was taken on by Maurice Boyle, Christine Watterson and Karen Roland, along with the help of last year’s committee and Head Coach Helen Gunning. Congratulations!

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,