About Our Team:
The Barrington Blue Fins Swim Team first began back in 1995. All families registering to participate on the team need to be in good standing with the Barrington Homeowners Association and must have a valid pool card. The team is comprised of approximately 100-120 swimmers made up from about 65-75 families.
Our team is a member of the Colonial Swim League. Your Team Reps (Steve and Beth Van Beek) act on behalf of the Barrington Blue Fins at CSL activities and meetings, which occur year round.
Funds necessary to run the Barrington Blue Fins swim team primarily come from two sources: registration fees and team fund-raising events such as ice cream sales, concessions at home meets, spirit wear items, and events like a Swim-A-Thon. We also have some sponsors who support our team as well. The Blue Fins treasurer (Maegan Hogue) keeps track of all financial transactions. The Blue Fins computer operator (Derrick Shields) keeps track of all of the team's records. If you need to turn in a receipt, find Maegan. If you have a question about a team record or something "techy", ask Derrick.
Our coaching staff is comprised of a Head Coach, two assistant coaches, and a select number of junior coaches. We also have Coaches in Training (CITs) who volunteer as needed.
Swim teams, more than most other children's athletic activities, require a large number of parent volunteers. All families are required to volunteer. It takes a minimum of 30-40 people to conduct a typical swim meet; we simply cannot run a swim program without everyone stepping up to help out. For more about volunteering, please refer to the "Volunteer" tab.
Our team colors are royal blue (of course) and white with splashes of green. Our team mascot is the Blue Fin who swims inside the Barrington Tank. For practice purposes, we have four schools of fish: Mini Fins, Minnows, Dolphins and Sharks.