Upcoming Online Courses

Virtual Classroom Course: Level 1 Team Manager

24 Feb 2021 from 18.30-20.30
This course is for volunteers who wish to act as Team Manager for their club at competitions, club outings and away trips (both home and abroad). Minimum age to attend this course is 20 years-old. You can attend this course without Vetting NVB or Access NI and a valid Safeguarding Certificate – however, if you wish to act in the role of Team Manager these are required.

Virtual Classroom Course: Safeguarding Level 1

25 Feb 2021 from 18.00-21.00

Virtual Classroom Course: Safeguarding Level 1

13 Mar 2021 from 10.00-13.00

Virtual Classroom Course: Level 1 Officials

16 Mar 2021 from 19.00-20.30
The purpose of the Level 1 Officials course is an introduction to officiating and understanding of the Swim Ireland Officials structure. It provides for an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Timekeepers, the associated operating procedures and covers FINA Rule SW 2.9 along with other duties for working at swimming competitions. https://swimireland.azolve.com/Workbench.mvc/Show/6?ref=D59AF28AE8682F8290FEE796FC468386FE9AB7BF

Virtual Classroom Course: Level 2 Officials

20 & 27 Mar 2021 from 10.00-11.30
The purpose of the Level 2 Officials course is to understand the roles and responsibilities of a Judge. It covers FINA Rules SW 2.6 and 2.7 relating to the Inspector of Turns and Judges of Strokes, respectively. Each of the strokes – Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Freestyle & Medley Swimming are covered in detail, along with the reporting of strike violations to the Referee. This course qualifies you to fulfil the role of Turn Judge and Stroke Judge at all levels up to and including National Championships. The course is split into three sections – you must attend all three sections to be awarded with your certificate:

Technical Clinic for Junior Athletes: Flip Turns

Junior athletes and coaches are invited to a Technique Theory Webinar with Sarah Fellner. This 30 minute session on Flip Turns: Freestyle and Backstroke will take place on Monday 15th February 2021 at 7:30pm, and is open to all athletes in SQ1, SQ2 and SQ3.

Register here…

If you would like to attend, email Christine at bluefin.secretary@gmail.com – who will send you the zoom link

We all need SUPERHEROES!

Starting soon…

Bluefin Swim Team will be introducing ‘Strength Lab Superheroes’ for our athletes aged 12 and under.

We will meet on Zoom (mid-week at 4:30pm) for a fun session to help our young swimmers learn fundamental movements through the power of five superheroes – Ironman, Spiderman, Thor, Superman and Hulk! 

Athletes will be given a unique login to our Superhero website, where we will be able to track our progress through the different levels, and have access to a video library of movements.

To sign up

Send expressions of interest to Christine at bluefin.secretary@gmail.com with an email address to register your child.

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