September 10, 2019
|Halton Hills Blue Fins|
|HHBF - Coach's Welcome - Intro|
Hello Intro Swimmers and Parents,
We had our first practice of the season yesterday and while it was a little busy to start we eventually fell into a semi organized rhythm. Over the next couple weeks we will be re-arranging lanes and athletes to make sure the groups run smoother to create a more positive and productive training environment.
If you didn't get a chance to come to the coaches information night on Sept 5th then I would like to introduce myself. I am Coach Chris and will be overseeing the Intro group this year. I am also the SNR Squad Head Coach and have over a decade of Blue Fins coaching under my belt (this is my 11th season). Furthermore I swam as a Blue Fin many years ago so I have a great history with the FINS and hold this TEAM close to my heart. This year 2 of my SNR swimmers will be helping to coach Intro and I would like everyone to welcome back Coach Emma and Coach Matt, both who helped out with Intro last season and did a great job. From time to time we will also have some help from Coach Quinn my assistant in SNR, Coach Shannon, the IntroComp, Sq2 & Sq1 Coach and we may even see Coach Brianna, last year's Intro Coach, out on deck to help, if we are lucky.
Anyways if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email myself or our club admin Tracy, and we will do our best to help you out. We always try and get back to you with 24hrs.
As always the first couple weeks back can get a bit chaotic however trust me, the groups will fall into a routine and the hard work of your athletes and the coaches will start paying off. A quick reminder that parents are not permitted on deck during practice and need to stay in the viewing lobby as it can be very distracting for swimmers and coaches and we have a certain number of people we are allowed on deck for safety reasons. I plan on running a couple 'open practices' this year where family can come out on deck and see/hear everything we are up to, that will be by invite and a communication will go out. Other than that please make sure all your forms are signed and registration is all up to date, and get involved with your club. I'm very excited for a FAST and FUN year, so lets dive in!!!