Mental Health & Well-Being Seminars

Module one deals with identifying mental health and provides you with the tools to mind your mental health, recognising the Five Ways to Well-Being.  There are four sessions in this series, you can attend all or pick one that interests you.

The second module, will help you to identify what might trigger anxiety and what might be some good coping skills for you.  Yours tools are linked to the Five Ways of Well-Being to help you develop a plan for yourself. There are four sessions in this series, you can attend all or pick one that interests you.

Presenter: Kate Hills, Head of Safeguarding, Ethics & Youth Development

The sessions will be delivered via the Swim Ireland virtual training room. You will receive instructions on how to access the course in an attachment in the Event Booking Confirmation e-mail following registration.

Book Here

Modules 1 & 2 Saturday 21st May 1pm – 2.15pm

Modules 3 & 4 Saturday 28th May 1pm – 2.15pm

For more, you can contact Cathal Rafferty Walsh in Swim Ireland Education at cathalraffertywalsh@swimireland.ie

NOTICE OF AGM 2022

The Bluefin Swimming Club Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday 9th June at 7pm sharp.  Members will be sent an email invitation to join the AGM via ZOOM video conference.

The AGM is an extremely important date in our calendar and represents an ideal opportunity for parents to express their views and to contribute to the decision-making process of the club. Every swimmer should be represented at the meeting by at least one parent/guardian. 

A number of important elections will take place, including elections to committee and other roles that support the work of the committee.

We are looking for nominations on committee for the following positions. Please forward all nominations for committee, naming proposer and seconder to the Club Secretary on or before Thursday 2nd June 2022 (week before). 

We encourage all parents to consider putting their name forward for one of the roles to support the committee. 

• Chairperson – executive committee
• Secretary – executive committee
• Treasurer – executive committee
• Vice Secretary
• Vice-Treasurer
• Education Officer

None Committee roles

• Person On Duty – formally known as Parent-in-Attendance Secretary, non-committee role
• Public relations officer
• Assistant Gala Secretary – non-committee trainee role
• Squad representative – each squad will be asked to nominate a squad representative (parent/guardian only) in order to participate in meetings on behalf of that squad as per club constitution

Motions for the AGM

Please forward any motion for consideration, naming proposer and seconder to the Club Secretary bluefin.secretary@gmail.com on or before Thursday 26th May.

All families will be expected as members to participate in either committee or sub-committee roles. This will become standard practice as part of the pre-requisite of club membership.

Agenda

  1. Apologies
  2. Minutes of the last AGM
  3. Chairperson’s Report
  4. Secretary’s report
  5. Treasurer’s Report and Financial Statements for year to date
  6. Head Coach Report
  7. Club Children’s Officer
  8. Motions
  9. Elections of officers and committee
  10. AOB
  11. Date of next AGM

We look forward to your active participation throughout this process and during the meeting.

Longford & Athlone Meet

The Longford & Athlone Meet takes place in Longford on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May, and in Athlone on Sunday 5th June 2022.

CLICK HERE for full details

Swimmers eligible to attend

Development, Competitive and Performance Squads.
Swimmers aged 12 years-old may enter DIV2 events ONLY.
(Ages are year of birth as of 31st December 2022.)

Entries

Complete the Gala Entry Form here

Closing Date: Wednesday 18th May 2022
Strictly no late entries.

Fees of €7 per event can be paid via EPP

Queries to Christine at bluefin.galasecretary@gmail.com

Future Challenger Series: Saturday 14th May 2022

Shark SC host another Connacht Future Challenger Series on Saturday 14th May 2022, in Leisureland Complex, Salthill, Galway.

Swimmers invited to attend are:
Aisling Walsh, Ellie Flanagan, Eoin O’Shaugnessy, Ethan Hennessy, Killian Burke, Leah Maguire, Michael McDonagh, Siofra Hannon, Thea Fader and Triona Curley

Individual Events
10yrs (born 2012): 50m Butterfly, 50m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke
11yrs (born 2011): 50m Butterfly, 100m Backstroke, 200m IM
12yrs (born 2010): 100m Butterfly, 100m Backstroke, 200m IM
(Age defined as swimmer’s age as of 31 December 2022)

Relays
Mixed 4 x 25m Medley Team Relay
Mixed 6 x 25m Freestyle Team Relay 

For full details: Click Here

Cost: €5 per individual event, to be paid via EPP by closing date.
Relays are club-funded.

Closing Date: Saturday 7th May 2022. Strictly no late entries.

Queries to Christine at bluefin.galasecretary@gmail.com