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Weekly Communication-January 15, 2018
Halton Hills Blue Fins
HHBF Weekly Update - Jan 15, 2018

This is a weekly update for HHBF swimmers and family.


January 15, 2018

Intro Comp


Coach's Note

Hello TEAM, With short course championship season around the corner its time to focus on following through and hitting those goals we've been working towards and talking about since September. A quick reminder that in order for you to be successful you need the 3 A's.

Anticipation - You need to know where you want to be and expect to be there.

Attitude - You need to possess a positive and productive attitude.

Action - You need to Do the work.

This is a more in depth look at doing the work from SwimSwam.com


When you are feeling down after a bad day of tests and school… Do the work.

When you are coming back off of a disappointing competition, where you swam below expectations… Do the work.

When your personal relationships are causing you frustration and stress… Do the work.

When you are coming off a successful season… Do the work.

When your stroke isn’t feeling 100%, and you feel like your feel for the water has left you… Do the work.

When you are injured and the only options available to you are dryland and/or kick sets…Do the work.

When you find yourself struggling to stay motivated and keep yourself inspired… Do the work.

When you have moments of complete and utter success… Do the work.

When people tell you that you will never achieve your goals… Do the work.

When you feel beat up, tired and rugged… Do the work.

When people tell you that you have all the talent and genetics in the world… Do the work.

When your stroke is feeling amazing and you are swimming faster than ever… Do the work.

When your facilities aren’t nearly as rad as your competition’s… Do the work.

When you have an opportunity to make a deposit into the piggy-bank of training… Do the work.

When you get the chance to prove to yourself that you are mentally tougher than you ever thought possible… Do the work.

When you feel those voices of doubt and insecurity in the back of your mind… Do the work.

When you feel like you have never been stronger or faster in the water… Do the work.

When you feel like giving up… Do the work.

Oliver - SwimSwam.com

Coach Chris

 


Upcoming Dates/Schedule Changes

Mini Fins

  • Saturday Jan 20, 2018 NO practice

 

Intro A

 

  • Saturday Jan 27, 2018 HHBF Time Trial
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  • Saturday Jan 27, 2018 NO practice

 

Intro B

 

  • Saturday Jan 27, 2018 HHBF Time Trial
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  • Saturday Jan 27, 2018 NO practice
  • Jan 27, 2018 HHBF Time Trial

 

Intro C

 

  • Saturday Jan 27, 2018 HHBF Time Trial
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  • Saturday Jan 27, 2018 NO practice

 

Intro Comp

 

  • Saturday Jan 27, 2018 HHBF Time Trial

 

Squad 2

 

  • Saturday Jan 20 - 21, 2018 Guelph LC Meet
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  • Saturday Jan 20, 2018 NO practice

 

Squad 1

 

  • Friday Jan 19, 2018 NO afternoon practice
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  • Saturday Jan 20 - 21, 2018 Guelph LC Meet
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  • Saturday Jan 20, 2018 NO practice
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  • Sunday Jan 28, 2018 LC Training at Victor Davis Pool, Guelph - 9:30am - 11:30am

 

Senior

 

  • Friday Jan 19 - 21, 2018 Markham LC Meet
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  • Friday Jan 19, 2018 NO practice
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  • Sunday Jan 21, 2018 NO practice
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  • Sunday Jan 28, 2018 LC Training at Victor Davis Pool, Guelph - 9:30am - 11:30am

 

Provincial Development

 

 

 

National Development

 

 

  • Friday Jan 19, 2018 NO practice
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  • Saturday Jan 20, 2018 NO practice

 

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

 


Upcoming Swim Meets

Markham LC Meet - Senior
  Jan 19-21, 2018
  NOTE - Warm up on Friday Jan 19 will run in 2 groups. HHBF will be in Group 1 starting at 3pm
  More information about the meet and Psych sheets can be found at the following linkhttps://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=canmls&_stabid_=%20177447

 

Guelph LC Meet - Sq 1, Sq 2
  Jan 20-21, 2018
  Victor Davis Pool, Guelph
  See attached Warm Up lane assignments

 

HHBF Time Trial at GIP - Intro Comp, Intro A,B,C
  Jan 27, 2018
  In lieu of practice we will be running a time trial on January 27 for Intro and Intro Comp. This is an opportunity for swimmers to take everything they have learned in practice and show their coaches what they know! It is expected that every swimmer will be attending.
  Please let Coach Brianna know if you are unable to do so.

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.

 

Markham Winter LC Invitational (volunteering and officials sign off)

Hello All Officials,

If you have some spare time Jan 19-21, 2018 and are looking for a sign off for a position for which you already have some experience, please contact the Officials Chair at Mallards at officialschair@mallardsswimming.com, be sure to copyofficials@haltonhillsbluefins.com and request a position.

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

 

Victor Davis LC Invitational (volunteering and officials sign off)

 

Hello All Officials,

The Guelph Marlins Club needs help from Officials to run the Victor Davis Invitational this weekend. Please contact the Officials Chair at GMAC at maryegerrard@gmail.com, be sure to copy officials@haltonhillsbluefins.com and request a position.

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

 

HHBF Time Trial Jan 27, 2018 (volunteering

 

Your participation in the available jobs for the HHBF Trial on Jan 27, 2018 is key to making this a successful event for our swimmers. The signup sheet for the meet is being posted on the HHBF board in the pool lobby. If you have any questions contact the Officials Chair at officials@haltonhillsbluefins.com.

 


Blue Fin Events

AGM
  January 24, 2018 at 7pm - 9pm
  Studio Room, Georgetown Library

 


General Information

 

Officials Clinics in Milton

Clinic location: Milton Sport Center 605 Santa Maria Blvd, Milton, ON L9T 6J5

Clinics available:

- Meeting Room 3 - Jan 16 (7:00-9:30) - Strokes & Turns/Safety Marshall…… This clinic is required for Head Lane Timer and Turns and Strokes Judge

- Meeting Room 3 - Jan 23 (7:00-9:30) - Clerk of Course/Safety Marshall

- Meeting Room 3 - Jan 30 (7:00-9:30) - Chief Timer/Safety Marshall

- Meeting Room 3 - Feb 6 (7:00-9:30) - CFJ/CJE/Safety Marshall

- Meeting Room 4 - Feb 13 (7:30-10:00) - Starter/Safety Marshall

For those parents who are unable to attend Tuesday's, the following link on the Swim Ontario site http://www.swimontario.com/page.php?id=3116 lists a couple of courses on Saturday's in January.

 

Hockey Pool Tracking Information

Thank you to everyone who signed up. All entries will be inputted over the next few days (don’t worry, all points earned so far this season will be added to your total). 
 


Watch some RecTec Videos of our Squad 1 and Senior Swimmers

Here are a couple videos of Squad 1 and Seniors working with Coach Snow

Underwater video clinic of Senior

Underwater video clinic of Squad 1

 


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