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Weekly Communication-November 13, 2017
Halton Hills Blue Fins
HHBF Weekly Update - Nov 13, 2017

This is a weekly update for HHBF swimmers and family.


November 13, 2017

Coach's Note

Intro and Intro Comp - I hope everyone had fun at the Guelph Skills and Thrills meet. Blue Fins had an amazing showing and I am very proud of how are athletes preformed.

Intro - meet sheets for the Halton Hills Blue Fins December Time Trial will be in athletes mailboxes this week.

Thank you
Coach Brianna

 


Upcoming Dates/Schedule Changes

Mini Fins

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  • Saturday Nov 25, 2017 NO practice
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  • Saturday Dec 2, 2017 - 12pm - 1:30pm Mini Fins Swim Meet
      Last day - SESSION 1
 

Intro A

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  • Saturday Nov 18, 2017 HHBF Picture Day - GIP - 9:30am - 10am
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  • Saturday Dec 2, 2017 - 7:45am - 12pm HHBF Winter 'IM' Time Trial - GIP
       NO practice
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  • Saturday Dec 9, 2017 NO practice
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  • Dec 23, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018 NO practice HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

Intro B

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  • Saturday Nov 18, 2017 HHBF Picture Day - GIP - 10:30am - 11am
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  • Saturday Dec 2, 2017 - 7:45am - 12pm HHBF Winter 'IM' Time Trial - GIP
       NO practice
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  • Saturday Dec 9, 2017 NO practice
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  • Dec 23, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018 NO practice HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
 

Intro C

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  • Saturday Nov 18, 2017 HHBF Picture Day - GIP - 9:30am - 10am
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  • Saturday Dec 2, 2017 - 7:45am - 12pm HHBF Winter 'IM' Time Trial - GIP
       NO practice
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  • Saturday Dec 9, 2017 NO practice
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  • Sunday Dec 10, 2017 NO practice
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  • Dec 23, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018 NO practice HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
 

Intro Comp

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  • Sunday Nov 19, 2017 HHBF Picture Day - GIP - 9:30am - 10am
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  • Saturday Dec 2, 2017 - 7:45am - 12pm HHBF Winter 'IM' Time Trial - GIP
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  • Friday Dec 8 - 10, 2017 GMAC Dash for Cash Swim Meet
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  • Sunday Dec 10, 2017 NO practice
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  • Dec 23, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018 NO practice HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
 

Squad 2

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  • Saturday Nov 18, 2017 HHBF Picture Day - GIP - 8am - 8:30am
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  • Nov 24 - 26, 2017 ABI Mallards Swim Meet
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  • Saturday Nov 25, 2017 NO practice
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  • Saturday Dec 2, 2017 - 7:45am - 12pm HHBF Winter 'IM' Time Trial - GIP
       NO practice
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  • Friday Dec 8 - 10, 2017 GMAC Dash for Cash Swim Meet
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  • Saturday Dec 9, 2017 NO practice
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  • Dec 23, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018 NO practice HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
 

Squad 1

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  • Saturday Nov 18, 2017 HHBF Picture Day - GIP - 10am - 10:30am
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  • Sunday Nov 19, 2017 Team Building - 3:30pm - 5:30pm
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  • Nov 24 - 26, 2017 ABI Mallards Swim Meet
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  • Friday Nov 24, 2017 NO practice
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  • Saturday Nov 25, 2017 NO practice
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  • Wednesday Nov 29, 2017 Sports Nutritionist Information Night - 7-8pm at Mold Masters
       Parents are welcomed at this session
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  • Saturday Dec 2, 2017 - 7:45am - 12pm HHBF Winter 'IM' Time Trial - GIP
       NO practice
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  • Tuesday Dec 5, 2017 Last day of dryland until Jan, 2018
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  • Friday Dec 8 - 10, 2017 GMAC Dash for Cash Swim Meet
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  • Friday Dec 8, 2017 NO practice
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  • Saturday Dec 9, 2017 NO practice
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  • Wednesday Dec 20, 2017 NO morning practice
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  • Friday Dec 22, 2017 NO morning practice
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  • Dec 23, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018 NO practice HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
 

Senior

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  • Sunday Nov 19, 2017 HHBF Picture Day - GIP - 10am - 10:30am
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  • Nov 24 - 26, 2017 ABI Mallards Swim Meet
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  • Friday Nov 24, 2017 NO practice
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  • Sunday Nov 26, 2017 NO practice
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  • Wednesday Nov 29, 2017 Sports Nutritionist Information Night - 6-7pm at Mold Masters
       Parents are welcomed at this session
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  • Tuesday Dec 5, 2017 Last day of dryland until Jan, 2018
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  • Friday Dec 8 - 10, 2017 CAMO Swim Meet
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  • Friday Dec 8, 2017 NO practice
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  • Sunday Dec 10, 2017 NO practice
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  • Monday Dec 11, 2017 NO morning practice
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  • Sunday Dec 17, 2017 NO practice
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  • Monday Dec 18, 2017 NO morning practice
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  • Tuesday Dec 19, 2017 NO morning practice
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  • Thursday Dec 21, 2017 NO morning practice
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  • Dec 23, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018 NO practice HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
 

Provincial Development

  • Dec 23, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018 NO practice HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
 

National Development

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  • Friday Nov 24, 2017 NO practice
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  • Saturday Nov 25, 2017 NO practice
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  • Saturday Dec 2, 2017 NO practice
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  • Tuesday Dec 5, 2017 Last day of dryland until Jan, 2018
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  • Friday Dec 8, 2017 NO practice
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  • Saturday Dec 9, 2017 NO practice
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  • Wednesday Dec 20, 2017 NO morning practice
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  • Friday Dec 22, 2017 NO morning practice
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  • Dec 23, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018 NO practice HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

To see the weekly swim training schedule click here.
To see the dryland training schedule click here .

 


Upcoming Swim Meets

ABI Mallards Meet - Senior, Sq 1, Sq 2
  Nov 24-26, 2017
  Click here for details. 

HHBF Winter 'IM' Time Trial GIP - Sq 1, Sq 2, Intro Comp, Intro A/B/C
  Dec 2, 2017

HHBF MiniFins Meet GIP - Mini Fins
  Dec 2, 2017

GMAC Dash for Cash - Sq 1, Sq 2, Intro Comp
  Dec 8-10, 2017

CAMO - Senior
  Dec 8-10, 2017

To see the swim meet schedule click here.

 



Volunteer and Fundraising Opportunities

Please log onto www.haltonhillsbluefins.com to sign up or for more information on these opportunities.

 

HHBF Picture Day (volunteering) 

We are looking for a parent from each swim group to help check in and organize swimmers as they come in for their HHBF individual picture. Please see the Blue Fin Events section for the times for each group . One volunteer hour will go towards your family account. The following groups are available or have a parent volunteer:

Intro A

Intro B - Debbie Reich

Intro C

Intro Comp - Cathy Tavares

Squad 2 - Rachelle Spracklin and Leanne Woods

Squad 1

Senior - Sharon Bissonnette

If you are interested please email communications@haltonhillsbluefins.com .

 

 

ABI Swim Meet (volunteering and officials sign off)

Hello All Officials,

If you have some spare time Nov 24-26, 2017 and are looking for a sign off for a position for which you already have some experience, please contact Officials Chair at Mallards atofficialschair@mallardsswimming.com, be sure to copy officials@haltonhillsbluefins.comand request a position. They are in particular need of Strokes & Turns qualified officials and have limited senior positions still open. Sessions that are still open:

  Friday PM, Nov. 24, Sessions 1 (All Ages)
  Sunday AM, Nov. 26, Session 5 (12&U)
  Sunday PM, Nov. 26, Session 6 (13&O)

Time worked at these meets do count towards your family total hours.

 

Toronto District School Board Regional Champs - Feb 6 and 7 (volunteering)

Hello All Officials,

The Toronto District School Board Regional Champs are at the Olympium February 6 and 7.
Meet is double ended and a $75 honorarium is provided daily.
Five (5) officials are needed for Feb. 6 and nine (9) for Feb. 7.
Please contact Rick Hannah at rickhannah@aol.com or 905 852 7286. Be sure to copyofficials@haltonhillsbluefins.com if emailing.

Time worked at these meets do count towards your family total hours.

 

Halton Region High School Swimming Championship - Feb 7 and 15 (volunteering)

Hello All Officials,

The Halton Region High School Swimming Championship are looking for officials onFebruary 7 and 15.

  - Wed. Feb. 7/18 (8:00 - 4:00p) - Milton Sports Centre - Regional Championship
  - Thurs. Feb. 15/18 (8:00 - 4:00p) - University of Guelph - GHAC Championship

Please contact Kevin Wong at Kevinfwong@gmail.com. Be sure to copyofficials@haltonhillsbluefins.com if emailing.

Time worked at these meets do count towards your family total hours.
 
 

 


Blue Fin Events

HHBF Picture Day (Group and Individual) 

Group and Individual Pictures will be taken at the Georgetown Indoor Pool on the following days and times:

Saturday Nov 18

  Squad 2 - 8am - 8:30am

  Squad 1 - 10am - 10:30am

  Intro A - 9:30am - 10am

  Intro B - 10:30am - 11am

  Intro C - 9:30am - 10am



Sunday Nov 19

  Senior 10am - 10:30am

  Intro Comp - 9:30am - 10am

Swimmers, please arrive at the pool with your team t-shirt if you have one. We will have extra team shirts at the pool for those that do not have one yet.

 

Squad 1 Team Builder
  Sunday Nov 19, 2017 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm
  Aspire Climbing
  For more information click here.

 

Sports Nutritionist Information Night - Seniors and Sq 1

HHBF will be hosting a sports nutritionist information night on Wednesday Nov 29 exclusively for our Senior and Sq 1 swimmers and parents. Melinda, a Registered Dietician and Sports Nutritionist, will be speaking about aspects of nutrition for swimmers and how they should be fueling their bodies with food during the training season. The sessions will be as follows:

  When: Wednesday Nov 29, 2017

  - Seniors - 6pm - 7pm

  - Squad 1 - 7pm - 8pm

Location: Gordon Alcott Heritage Hall (Mold Masters Sports Plex)

We highly encourage you to attend.

Thanks
HHBF

 

March Break Swim Camps

1. Our Survival Camp location is being finalized for Senior Blue Fins for the week of March 9th to 17th.
2. Exciting local camp details are also underway with the Blue Fins partnering with top Ontario competitive swim camps for a terrific option closer to home.

 


General Information

 

Hockey Pool Tracking Information - See revised Log in username below

Thank you to everyone who signed up. All entries will be inputted over the next few days (dont worry, all points earned so far this season will be added to your total). To check out how your doing, the log in details can be found within the event when you log into your TeamUnify account.
 


This week’s quick tip

Sprint towards Snacks that make you Swim' -- protein based foods paired with complex carbs snacks.

Examples of Champion Swim Snacks

  • Bottled Water -- The human body is about 60% water. Always keep your reservoir replenished.
  • Low-Fat Milk -- You cant have a strong swimmer without strong bones.
  • Greek Yogurt -- 10 grams of protein in a cup that will get you through the last leg of the 200 IM!
Look next week for some more swim snack ideas! 
 

 


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