Weekly Communication - Week of November 9

Halton Hills Blue Fins Administrator
Halton Hills Blue Fins
Weekly Communication - Week of November 9

TRAINING 

Swimmer Code of Conduct

Reminder that the Swimmer Code of Conduct needs to be filled for each swimmer and was due Friday October 30. Those outstanding were emailed on Friday, November 6, 2020. The form can be found here Code of Conduct Acknowledgement Form

 

Group Training Plans

The Coaches have created a Google drive for each group and will post the weekly training plans for swimmers to print and reference for the upcoming week. Click on the link below to access your group’s plan for the coming week.

Junior White

Junior Blue

Senior White

Senior Blue

The Intro groups will receive a weekly letter, and training instructions will be provided in person at practice. 

 

EVENTS

Santa Claus Parade Preparation

With the parade day quickly approaching, the team needs your support with the following: 

  • Decorations - lights, bulbs, wrapping paper (lights and bulbs will be returned)
  • Volunteers - to wrap boxes, and make cutouts 
  • Pictures from from team events, practices

Please email [email protected] to volunteer, donate, or send in your pics.

Drop off your decorations this week at the pool: 

  • Monday Nov 9 from 6:00-6:30pm (Sr. White, Jr White)
  • Tuesday Nov 10 from 5:30-6:00pm (Intro A, Intro B)
  • Thursday Nov 12 from  5:30-6:00, and 7:00 (Intro C, Jr. Blue)

 

Officials Clinics
This November, the Club is hosting two officials clinics over video call. Clinics are a great way to learn about meets and will prepare you to officiate. Each session qualifies for volunteer hours. Sign up for the clinics by visiting the Club’s events page

Intro to Officiating - Wednesday, November 18, 7 - 9pm - Begin your journey as a swimming parent/official. At this session you will learn about the terms used at a swim meet, the role of the other officials on deck, the role of the coach, and key duties of a timekeeper. 

Chief Timekeeper - Wednesday November 25, 7 - 9pm - Continue to develop a foundation for your skills as a swimming official. This clinic will provide you with an enhanced understanding of the role and rules of the Chief Timekeeper.

 

Team Wear Orders

Team wear is now available to order. Visit the Team Wear page for items, sizing, and ordering information. The order deadline is Friday November 13 at 5:00pm and fees will be added to accounts and billed on December 1, 2020.

 

FUNDRAISING

Deadline approaching for North Country and Carmichael’s Fundraisers

We now have two new Fundraising events posted for the Club. 

  • North Country Meats - high quality meat, chicken, and seafood
  • Carmichael’s Meat - gluten/dairy free pepperoni stix, mini salami and beef jerky

These are great ways to use your regular household food spending to raise funds for the Club. The deadline for ordering is November 13, and delivery dates are planned for late November. Visit the Club’s events page for ordering information including e-transfer payment details. 

Upcoming Fundraisers for December and January 

The Fundraising team is planning ahead and has two events lined up. In December there will be a poinsettia order and in January, we will be doing birthday cards in a box. If you would like to get involved or have any fundraising ideas, email Petra at [email protected]

 

VOLUNTEER OBLIGATION 

We have received some questions about volunteer hours. Swimming is a team sport, and so is running HHBF! It takes support and involvement from all of our members to keep the club running. All members have a volunteer obligation. Volunteer hours are tallied over the season and applied to your obligation. 

Not sure what your volunteer obligation is? Check out the details by squad on the Fee Schedule page. To view your current Volunteer Service Hour balance throughout the season log into your TeamUnify account > My Account > Invoices & Payments > Service Hours.

 

UPCOMING DATES AND SCHEDULE CHANGES

Nov 13 - Submit orders for North Country Meats and Carmichael's Meats

Nov13 - Team Wear orders due by 5:00pm

Nov 21 - Georgetown Santa Claus Reverse Parade

Dec 5 - Save the Date Senior Blue, Senior White and Intro Comp C Swimmer Photo Day

Dec 6 - Save the Date Junior Blue and Junior White Swimmer Photo Day

Dec 8 - Save the Date Intro Comp A & B Swimmer Photo Day