HHBF Weekly Communication - Friday, December 25, 2020

Halton Hills Blue Fins Administrator
Halton Hills Blue Fins
HHBF Weekly Communication - Friday, December 25, 2020

HHBF Weekly Communication - Friday, December 25, 2020

 

Happy Holidays to all of our Families!

 

TRAINING  

Covid-19 Closure

In accordance with the Province-wide lockdown due to Covid19 by the Ontario Provincial Government and the Town of Halton Hills, all training activities have been placed on hold until at least January 23rd 2021.  We continue to monitor updates from the Town as well as the Provincial Government and Swim Ontario.  Please monitor emails for updates regarding return to training.

Equipment Reminder

As part of our COVID safety protocols, all Swimmers are encouraged to bring their own equipment to practice. 

 

Starting in January, the use of Town equipment will be limited to  Intro Swimmers on an exception basis only . Juniors and Seniors must bring their own equipment to practice and will not be able to use the Town equipment. 

 

For a list of required equipment for each group, visit the  Equipment page  on our team site. Browse the  Buy, Sell, and Swap Facebook group  to find equipment at a discount or shop online with  Team Aquatics  (Shark Card for discount can be found on our website by logging into your account then under the Parents Tab) or  Splashables . Stay safe and healthy!

 

Group Training Plans

Athletes! Pick up your weekly training plan in your squad’s drive (links below).

 

Junior White

Junior Blue

Senior White

Senior Blue

 

Swim Ontario Virtual Performance Tracker

Swim Ontario has created an  unofficial  virtual provincial ranking for in-practice race simulations for the active swimming programs to help engage and motivate athletes. The tracker can be found  here . Note, the rankings are separated by age and gender on separate tabs in the google sheet. 

 

 

FUNDRAISING

 

Bottle Drive

A bottle drive will be held for the remainder of December to January 2021.  Collect your, your friends and family, and neighbors empties, return them to the Beer Store, and submit your collections by e transfer to  [email protected] , password  hhbfpayment.   In notes please include your  swimmer’s last name  and ‘ bottle drive’ .  All money submitted will be applied against your fundraising obligation!  

 

 

OFFICIALS

 

Virtual Officials Clinics -  We need officials!   We can’t run swim meets without you!  Here’s your chance!  4 volunteer hours per clinic!  Click here  for details.

For anyone taking the Central Region Clinics in January the deadline for registrations is fast approaching.

Contact  [email protected]  for any questions or assistance signing up.

 

Registration  deadline  for  Saturday  clinics to be sent BEFORE   December 28,2020 

Saturdays  January 9, 16 and 23, 2021  from 2PM – 4:30PM

·         recorder-Scorer ( January 9)

·         Chief Finish Judge/Chief Judge Electronics ( January 16)

·         Judge of strokes and turns ( January 23)

 

Important Officials registration Instructions

Registered Officials:  You should have by now received an email asking you to log in to your account since we are now activated.

Please log in with the supplied user name and password and ensure all your personal information is correct.

Under the Consent tab there are instructions for reading and electronically signing all the forms necessary to work as an official.

We are preparing to be fully operational in the new year in order to run time trials and help officiate at meets that open up.

Please help the club, and your swimmer by completing your registration so that when we are back in the pool we will be ready to race!

If you have any questions or problems please email  [email protected] , or  [email protected]

 

EVENTS

 

HHBF Merchandise

Have you liked our Facebook  Buy and Sell Group ?  Check out the group for goggles, swim caps, toques and other HHBF merchandise.  Please contact Jessica Smith, [email protected], with any questions or to purchase.

 

Call For Board Nominations

Until January 11, HHBF is accepting Board member nominations for the Sept 2021/22 season. The nominations sheet (found  here ) contains a detailed overview of the roles. The only position NOT available is the Vice-President role. If you are interested in a role, put your name in the nominee section of that role. Participating as a Board member fulfills the entire annual volunteer hours requirement. 

 

 

UPCOMING DATES AND SCHEDULE CHANGES

 

Dec 18 - Jan 2021:  Fundraising Bottle Drive

Dec 22 - Jan 23:  NO Swimming ALL Groups due to Covid19 Closure

Dec 28:  Last day to sign up for Saturday Central Region Clinics (See above)