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Weekly Communication-May 14, 2018
Halton Hills Blue Fins
HHBF Weekly Update - May 14, 2018

This is a weekly update for HHBF swimmers and family.

May 14, 2018

Hicken LC Meet Warm Up Changes

Due to the large number of swimmers at the Hickens Meet, 13&O swimmers morning sessions have been broken up into 2 warm up groups on May 18 - 20, 2018. See below for warm up start times.

April 2018 SOTM
 

 

Guelph Rally for Regionals Recap

What a swim meet to start the Mother's Day weekend at the Guelph Rally for Regionals! Their hard work and training over this season had shown brightly in the pool as each swimmer crushed their times. An outstanding number of swimmers as well made their qualifying times for our upcoming Central Region Championship meets and achieved their goals set at the beginning of this year. The confidence shown in their athletic abilities and the joy of competing was seen with bright smiles on their faces and enthusiasm to do it again. I am very proud of all our squad swimmers as the diversity and depth showed with amazing teamsmanship we have here on the Blue Fins! When each member achieves no matter how little or big we all achieve, I look forward to rest of our season with our amazing group!

Thank you,
Shannon Cunningham
Age Group Coach
Squad 1 & 2

 

Record Alert 5 New Records! (from the Guelph Meet)

 

  • Aleks Plackoski - 200FL Boys 17&Over
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  • Katherine Peel - 50FL Girls 17 & Over
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  • Boys 11-12 800FR Relay
    Wayde Culley
    Ethan Davidson
    Noah Patriquin
    James Spracklin
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  • Girls 13-14 800FR Relay
    Stella Snow
    Khloe McKay
    Gloria Pejic
    Alyson Leonard
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  • Boys 13-14 800FR Relay
    Matt Jackson
    Adam Koprianiuk
    Owen Armsden
    Owen Anslow
 

 

Upcoming Dates/Schedule Changes

Mini Fins

  • Saturday June 16, 2018 No practice
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  • Saturday June 30, 2018 Mini Fins meet
 

Intro A

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  • Saturday May 26, 2018 HHBF Time Trial
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  • Saturday May 26, 2018 NO practice due to HHBF Time Trial
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  • Sunday June 3, 2018 End of Year Team Building
 

Intro B

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  • Saturday May 26, 2018 HHBF Time Trial
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  • Saturday May 26, 2018 NO practice due to HHBF Time Trial
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  • Sunday June 3, 2018 End of Year Team Building
 

Intro C

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  • Saturday May 26, 2018 HHBF Time Trial
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  • Saturday May 26, 2018 NO practice due to HHBF Time Trial
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  • Sunday May 27, 2018 NO practice due to HHBF Golf Tournament
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  • Sunday June 3, 2018 End of Year Team Building
 

Intro Comp

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  • Saturday May 26, 2018 HHBF Time Trial
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  • Sunday May 27, 2018 NO practice due to HHBF Golf Tournament
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  • Sunday June 3, 2018 End of Year Team Building
 

Squad 2

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  • Saturday May 19, 2018 Practice starts at 8am
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  • Saturday May 26, 2018 HHBF Time Trial
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  • Saturday May 26, 2018 NO practice due to HHBF Time Trial
 

Squad 1

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  • May 17-20, 2018 Hicken LC Meet - Grade 8 (13 and over ONLY)
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  • Monday May 21, 2018 NO practice - Victoria Day!
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  • Saturday May 26, 2018 HHBF Time Trial
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  • Saturday May 26, 2018 NO practice due to HHBF Time Trial
 

Senior

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  • May 17-20, 2018 Hicken LC Meet
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  • Thursday May 17, 2018 NO practice
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  • Friday May 18, 2018 NO practice
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  • Sunday May 20, 2018 NO practice
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  • Monday May 21, 2018 NO practice - Victoria Day!
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  • Sunday May 27, 2018 NO practice due to HHBF Golf Tournament
 

Provincial Development

 

National Development

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  • Saturday May 26, 2018 NO practice in the pool

 

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

 

Upcoming Swim Meets

Hicken LC Meet - (Grade 8) 13 and over only
  May 17-20, 2018
 

 

HHBF Time Trial at GIP - Sq 1, Sq 2, Intro Comp, Intro A/B/C
  May 26, 2018
  Details about the HHBF Time Trial.

 

To see the swim meet schedule click here.

 

Blue Fin Events

HHBF Golf Tournament - Save the Date!
  May 27, 2018
  Registration forms and information can be found in the GIP Lobby and our website.

 

Intro Comp and Intro End of Year Team Building
  Sunday June 3, 2018
  12pm - 3:30pm
  Details of the event are posted on the Blue Fins website

 

Volunteer and Fundraising Opportunities

 

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

 

Officials required for Hickens Meet May 17-20, 2018 (volunteering)

If you are able to volunteer at the Hickens meet, the organizing swim club is in need of timers and strokes and turns volunteers. Please contact officials@mississaugaswimming.com or sign up at https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?_tabid_=0&team=canonmac.

As a reminder this counts towards final hours. If you are confirmed to volunteer, it is your responsibility to adviseofficials@haltonhillsbluefins.com of the meet, session and position that you worked.

 

HHBF Time Trial at GIP - May 26, 2018 (volunteering)

Coming soon - Please sign up for available jobs for this upcoming event on May 26. Access to the Job Sign-Up System will require you to login into your team account.

 

General Information

Communication to Mini Fins, Intro Comp and Intro Groups

With this season winding down, I wanted to take the time to talk to our Development swimmer families about some changes that are occurring next year to the program that I believe will help continue to grow our program based on the feedback from our members.

As you may have heard we are eliminating the different Intro Groups and instead holding three practices a week that all Intro swimmers are scheduled for. Swimmers will be assigned a lane based on age and swimming ability. This will allow myself and the junior coaches to run several different practiced based on the needs of our swimmers. We will have a strong team of 1 Senior coach (myself), 3 junior coaches, plus 3 volunteer coaches to help organize and run things as smoothly as possible and create the most productive and positive training environment possible.

Due to this flexibility in training, Intro swimmers will be expected to make 2 out of the 3 practices a week. We hope that this will allow facilities an easier time working around other activities as it will allow everyone to create a schedule that works for them.

The Intro Program will continue to focus on building technique for the four competitive strokes, dives and turns.

Intro Competitive will be focused on taking those who have a strong understanding of the strokes, and work on building their strength and endurance to help them bridge the gap between Development Swimming and Competitive Age Group swimming in Squad 2.

We believe that distinguishing the goals of the two groups will help better meet the needs of our Development Swimmers at every stage, regardless of age.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you.

Coach Brianna
Intro Comp, Intro A, B, C, Mini Fins

 

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