PIA for June 2022


Training will NOT proceed without a Parent in Attendance (PIA).

If you’re unable to attend your PIA duty, it is your responsibility to organise a replacement. Do not assume that another parent will attend.

Queries and any exchanges to Christine at PIA.bluefin@gmail.com

Big Bluefin BBQ 2022

The Big Bluefin BBQ returns on Saturday 2nd July at 4:45pm in the Walled Garden, Kilcornan.

We have lots of Senior squad volunteers, and are looking for help from the parents of the Junior squads – so if you would like to help, please let us know before Tuesday 31st May 2022.

We have a lot to celebrate and catch up on! It will be a chance to get to know each other and discuss how you cope with sleep deprivation or what you watch on Netflix whilst waiting in the carpark! 😅

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.

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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


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.


  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.

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