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Weekly Communication-February 5 , 2018
Halton Hills Blue Fins
HHBF Weekly Update - Feb 5, 2018

This is a weekly update for HHBF swimmers and family.


February 5, 2018

Intro B


HHBF - March Break Survival Camp Sq 1 and Senior

We have had good feedback regarding the 2018 March Break Survival Swim Camp and will be taking a strong contingent to spring training at the new Victor Davis long course pool in Guelph. The deadline to confirm participation is Tuesday February 6th so please email Margot Acton or Jen Jackson if you are interested in joining us.

- Margot Acton at Margot.Acton@kantartns.com
- Jen Jackson at jennifjackson@gmail.com

Please reach out to our organizers or coaches with any questions.

 


Coach's Note

This weekend we started the first of our Central Region Championship meets of this month. Central Region A Champs was a fast meet showcasing the top ranked swimmers of our region held at the Etobicoke Olympium pool. Just qualifying for this meet is a huge success but for our swimmers they came to compete with confidence and excitement.

Starting off the meet we have several Senior swimmers qualifying for finals with Personal best times and in our 12 and under swimmers making personal best times as well. With their great attitude and hard work I would like to Congratulate Owen Anslow, Adam Koprianiuk and Alyson Leonard from our Squad 1 group who qualified in their 50 Free at this meet for the Ontario Winter Festival Championship in Ottawa! This meet is held for the top 13 and under swimmers of the Ontario region.

This has been a fantastic start but there is more excitement and success on the way as we have Central Region B and Central Region C Championship meets with swimmers who are excited and ready to race!

Coach Shannon
Age Group Coach
Squad 1 and 2

 


Upcoming Dates/Schedule Changes

Mini Fins

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  • Saturday Feb 10, 2018 NO practice
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  • Saturday Feb 24, 2018 NO practice
 

Intro A

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  • Sunday Feb 11, 2018 Guelph Skills & Thrills REVISED start time 9am-12:50pm.
 

Intro B

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  • Sunday Feb 11, 2018 Guelph Skills & Thrills REVISED start time 9am-12:50pm.
 

Intro C

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  • Sunday Feb 11, 2018 Guelph Skills & Thrills REVISED start time 9am-12:50pm.
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  • Sunday Feb 11, 2018 NO practice
 

Intro Comp

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  • Sunday Feb 11, 2018 Guelph Skills & Thrills REVISED start time 9am-12:50pm.
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  • Sunday Feb 11, 2018 NO practice
 

Squad 2

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  • Feb 8-11, 2018 Central Region B Champs Qualifiers
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  • Saturday Feb 10, 2018 REVISED 8am-10am. Practice for swimmers not attending Central Regions B
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  • Wednesday Feb 14, 2018 at 7pm Parent Meeting at Georgetown Library regarding team travel.
       See General Information for details
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  • Feb 17-18, 2018 Ontario Festivals Qualifiers
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  • Saturday Feb 24, 2018 NO practice
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  • Feb 23-25, 2018 Central Region C Champs Qualifiers
 

Squad 1

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  • Feb 8-11, 2018 Central Region B Champs Qualifiers
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  • Saturday Feb 10, 2018 Practice for swimmers not attending Central Regions B
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  • Wednesday Feb 14, 2018 at 7pm Parent Meeting at Georgetown Library regarding team travel.
       See General Information for details
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  • Feb 17-18, 2018 Ontario Festivals Qualifiers
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  • Sunday Feb 18, 2018 LC Training at Victor Davis Pool, Guelph - 10am - 12pm
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  • Monday Feb 19, 2018 Family Day - NO practice
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  • Saturday Feb 24, 2018 NO practice
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  • Feb 23-25, 2018 Central Region C Champs Qualifiers
 

Senior

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  • Feb 8-11, 2018 Central Region B Champs Qualifiers
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  • Thursday Feb 8, 2018 NO morning practice
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  • Friday Feb 9, 2018 NO practice
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  • Sunday Feb 11, 2018 NO practice
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  • Sunday Feb 18, 2018 LC Training at Victor Davis Pool, Guelph - 10am - 12pm
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  • Monday Feb 19, 2018 Family Day - NO morning or afternoon practice
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  • Feb 23-25, 2018 Central Region C Champs Qualifiers
 

Provincial Development

  • Thursday Feb 8, 2018 NO practice
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National Development

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  • Friday Feb 9, 2018 NO practice
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  • Saturday Feb 10, 2018 NO practice

 

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

 


Upcoming Swim Meets

Regional B Champs - Qualifiers
  Feb 8-11, 2018
  Markham Pan Am Pool
 

Guelph Skills & Thrills - Intro A,B,C, Comp
  Feb 11, 2018 - REVISED start time 9am-12:50pm.

If you are currently signed up for the Guelph Skills and Thrills meet and you are no longer able to attend the meet due to the time change or would like to switch your child's event please contact Coach Brianna at coachbrianna@haltonhillsbluefins.com by8pm Tuesday Feb 6, 2018.
 

Ontario Festivals - Qualifiers
  Feb 17-18, 2018
 

Regional C Champs - Qualifiers
  Feb 23-25, 2018
  Etobicoke Olympium

 

To see the swim meet schedule click here.

 

 


General Information

 

Parent Meeting for Squad 1 and 2 - Team Travel

We would like to invite all Squad 1 and 2 parents to our team travel information night. We will be attending the 2018 Ronald McDonald Record Challenge meet in Owen SoundApril 19-21. At our meeting we will be going over travel information and sign up with costs. This is an exciting event as this will be an overnight event and a great team building opportunity with fast racing.

  Location - Georgetown Library ( same room as AGM)
  When - Wednesday February 14th 7-8pm

 

Central Regions Officials Clinics at Markham Pan Am Pool

Central Regions is holding Officials Clinics at the Markham Pan Am Pool. Registrations must be done by Feb 25, 2018 by emailing yywong@rogers.com and identify the clinic you would like to attend in the morning or afternoon session, along with your name and club. Registration can only be for 1 clinic in the morning session and 1 clinic in the afternoon session.

- When - Saturday, March 3, 2018
- Morning Schedule
   - 9:15am - 11:50am - Clerk of Course
   - 9:15am - 11:50am - Chief Finish Judge


- Afternoon Schedule
   - 1pm - 3:30pm - Judge of Strokes & Turns (must have completed Intro to Swimming and Timekeeper clinic)
   - 1pm - 3:30pm - Starter (muct have completed a minimum of 3 clinics)

 

Blue Fins in Action

Have you taken any photos of our Blue Fins in action? If so, please email them to marketing@haltonhillsbluefins.com and we will upload your photos to our team FLICKR site for all to enjoy.


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