Bluefin Weekly Newsletter 10/30/2018

John Pepper
Oct 30, 2018

Bluefin Swimming Weekly Newsletter
Our team is a year round competitive traveling swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability.
On November 12, after our 2 day Mary Anne Ives meet and for Veteran's Day observance, we will be taking Monday off!  Go, Bluefins!


As a reminder, videoing, taking pictures, or voice recordings are  NOT ALLOWED in the locker room at all. This goes for Snap Chat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media out here. If caught, the swimmers involved will be suspended from the team or depending on the content, may face criminal charges and jail time
Quote of the week

“The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity In Every Difficulty.”
– Winston Churchill

Support your swim team and wear your colors with pride! Every Wednesday, wear your Bluefin shirt to school and church. Let everyone know that you are proud to be a Bluefin!
New state cuts at the Hurricanes meet this weekend.  Congratulations Rachel K. 200 butterfly 2:58.78.  Big shout out to Max K. on his state cut in the 100 back 1:29.03 and a state cut in the 100 fly 1:34.36.  Ryan W. first time to swim the 100 fly as a 9 year old state cut 1:29.15. Amazing swims! Way to go Bluefins! 
Thanksgiving Practice Schedule

November 19 – 21

Seniors 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Age Group 1 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Age Group 2 9:15 am to 11:15 am
Age Group 3 8:00 am to 9:15 am
Age Group 4 8:00 am to 9:15 am
Silver 9:15 am to 10:15am
Bronze 10:15 am to 11:00 am
Gold 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Welcome to the team!  
Ella B.  AG2
Ashton B. Senior group

Junior Bluefin graduates:
Caleb R.  Gold group
Aidan M. Silver group
Landon B.  Silver group
Emma B.  Silver group
Braelyn D. Silver group
The success of teamwork:
Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is a progress.
Working together is a success.  - Henry Ford

Be kind to one another - swimmer, parent, coach.

One Family, One Heart, One Mission

The Bluefin swim team is working on becoming Safe Sport certified.  If you click on the link it will take you to  USA Swimming where you can register as a non-member and take a quick test to help us on our way.  One test is for parents and the other is for swimmers. Please take a moment and check it out...we are excited about achieving our certification.

Sport Performance Anxiety in Youth Sports
By TrueSport, October 18, 2018

Youth sport advice tends to focus on improving athlete nutrition and training. But even in a “fun” league, sometimes the most harmful stressors aren’t in athlete’s bodies, but in their heads.
For many kids, sports provide their first taste of anxiety: the stress of taking a game-tying free throw, the tension of running the anchor leg of a relay, or just butterflies in the stomach before a big game.
Anyone who has played sports has probably experienced sport performance anxiety, sometimes called ‘choking,’ at one point or another. But with their brains and self-awareness still developing, sports can be particularly stressful on the minds of youth athletes. This also means it can be especially challenging for parents and coaches to try and soothe these nerves.
The most serious sport anxiety can also make kids lose interest in playing sports altogether. Thankfully, the growing field of sport psychology has given parents, coaches, and athletes ways to understand and calm the pre-game jitters.


To read more,Click here

 Navy blue cap - You are officially a Bluefin.
Royal blue cap - "A" time *Time Standards*
Bronze cap - "AA" time  *Time Standards*
Black cap - "AAAA" time  *Time Standards*
Light blue cap - GRPA state
White swim cap - age group statesenior state
Silver swim cap - age group sectional / senior sectional
Orange swim cap - 100% best times in at least 5 events or more during a meet without a DQ or added time in another event

Every year we clean out our Bluefin Alert System and start from scratch. We will be cleaning everything out and would like everyone to renew their subscription to the alert system. 

For the alert system for the whole team please click here to sign up

If your swimmer will be having morning practices, please click here

If your swimmer have Saturday practices, please click here to sign up

Junior Bluefin Swim School.
We have our next swim school session starting on October 29. There are limited seats available for both class times. If you know some one with a possible swimmer ages 5 to 12, tell them about our swim school. Its the best way for them to join the team

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • November 10 - 11 ~ Mary Anne Ives Invite at Lakeshore Recreation Center.

  • November 16 - 18 ~ Woodie B Malone @ Dynamo Swim Club in Doraville

  • November 30 - December 2 ~ Marlins Invite @ Mountain View Aquatic Center

  • December 15 ~ Snowball Fight (Intra-squad meet) 

No Swim Practice Days

  • November 12 Veteran's Day Observance (Building is closed)

  • November 22 -23 Thanksgiving

  • December 24 - 26 ~ Christmas Break

  • January 1 ~ New Years Day

  • March 30 - April 6 ~ Spring Break

  • May 27 ~ Memorial Day

  • July 4 ~ (Afternoon Only)

*Subject to change

Meet Sign-Up Instructions

To sign your swimmer up for a swim meet, there are two steps to complete the process. 
1. Visit the Carrollton Bluefins website and scroll to the bottom of the homepage. There you will see an 'Events' section. All of the upcoming meets will be listed there with the dates of the meet. If you click on the name of the meet, you will see more information regarding the meet such as eligibility, fees, etc. At the top of that page, you will see a button that says 'Attend/Decline'. This is where you will tell us that your swimmer will be participating. If the events are available, you will be able to select the events that your swimmer wishes to swim. There is a 'Notes' section on this page where you will be able to leave comments for the coaches such as what days the swimmer will attend, or concerns that you or your swimmer has. 

2. The second step of this process is to pay for this meet through You may do this by paying online, over the phone, or at the main office. 

*Please be aware of the deadlines listed. In order give you as much time as possible to sign up, we make the deadline the day that we must turn the entries into the host team. We will no longer be able to accept any entries, so both the Bluefin website and CPRCAD website will end sign-ups at that time. Please be sure to plan accordingly and notify your swimmer's coach of any issues well in advance.

Swim stroke of the Week

Before backstroke's had to come up at the 15 meter mark or the 16.5 yard mark, David Berkoff breaking all the rules of backstroke. See how a great underwater kick can help a swimmer.
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