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Dear Members,

Here is the temporary training schedule for the club. This schedule is in effect starting Tuesday October 11 until we are back in our pool at Beaconsfield (at which point the original group schedules will resume). We are looking forward to a great start to the year. See you all soon!

Date: Monday September 26 and Tuesday September 27

Time: 18:00-21:00

Location: AquaSport store - 940 Boul Saint-Jean

Bluefins team members will be able to purchase their equipment with our team discount. Items will be cheaper on these shop nights than throughout the year, so make sure you take advantage of this deal!
Click here to see the price list for what you will need for your child based on their group.

Comme vous le savez, le piscine Beaconsfield est en cours de rénovation et ne sera pas ouvert pour les pratiques jusqu'en Octobre 11 (lundi 10 Octobre est un jour férié donc il n'y aura pas de pratiques).
Le tableau suivant présente les dates de début et de lieux pour chacun des groupes Bluefins. Un programme détaillé sera envoyé par e-mail dans les prochains jours, mais en attendant, vous pouvez adresser toutes vos questions à notre entraîneur-chef à
Nous vous remercions de votre patience, et ne peut pas attendre pour commencer la saison avec vous!

As most of you know, the Beaconsfield Rec center pool is undergoing renovations and will not be open for practices until October 11 (Monday October 10th is Thanksgiving so there will be no practices). The following table outlines the start dates and locations for each of the Bluefins groups.
A detailed schedule will be sent to you by email in the next few days, but in the meantime you can direct all questions to our head coach at
We thank you for your patience, and cannot wait to start the season with you!!!

Start Date
Senior A/B Week of September 12 Pointe-Claire Aquatic Center
4A Week of September 12 Pointe-Claire Aquatic Center
3A Week of September 19 Pointe-Claire Aquatic Center
4B Week of September 26 Pointe-Claire Aquatic Center
3B Week of September 26 Pointe-Claire Aquatic Center
2A Week of October 3 Beaconsfield Rec Center
2B Week of October 3 Beaconsfield Rec Center
1A Week of October 10 Beaconsfield Rec Center
1B Week of October 10 Beaconsfield Rec Center

Jr. Fins 1, 2, 3

Week of October 10 Beaconsfield Rec Center
Whether you have previous competitive swimming experience or not, we welcome everyone to the Beaconsfield Bluefins Masters swimming program! Get in shape, stay in shape, and learn new skills in this versatile fitness program.
Click on this link for more info.
Former Beaconsfield Bluefin member and resident Stephanie Horner is going to Rio Olympic Games. Click here to see the story printed in the Montreal Gazette.
Go Steph Go!
Here's the dates for our tryouts and locations of where we will be:

Tuesday August 2 - 4:00-6:00pm - Beaconsfield Rec Center

Tuesday August 9 - 4:00-6:00pm - Beaconsfield Rec Center

Wednesday August 17 - 4:00-6:00pm - Beacon Hill Pool

Congratulations to Alexandra Siciliani for her gold medal in the 200 Butterfly last week at the 51st annual Quebec Games competition. Alex qualified for the Games back in June when she won the same event at the trials. She had a great week competing with the Lac St. Louis team, making it to A finales in both of her individual swims.

On July 21st, the athletes attended a special tribute concert in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Montreal Olympic Games, where Nadia Comaneci and many former Canadian Olympians were present. Overall, it was an inspiring experience. Congrats Alex!!!

Félicitations à Alexandra Siciliani pour sa médaille d'or au 200m papillon la semaine dernière lors de la compétition annuelle 51e Jeux du Québec. Alex a qualifiée pour les Jeux en Juin quand elle a gagné la même épreuve aux essais. Elle a eu une excellente semaine en compétition avec l'équipe du Lac Saint-Louis, et a reussi les finales A dans ses deux épreuves individuelles.

Le 21 Juillet, les athlètes ont assisté à un concert hommage spécial en l'honneur du 40e anniversaire des Jeux olympiques de Montréal, où Nadia Comaneci et beaucoup d'anciens athlètes olympiques canadiens étaient présents. Dans l'ensemble, ce fut une expérience inspirante.
Félicitations Alex !!!

Congratulations to Martin Krupa and Clément C�té for their outstanding performance at their championship meet in Quebec City, held July 7-10. Both swimmers managed personal bests in almost all of their swims, and made several finals as well.
Although they were a small team, they did a great job representing Bluefins at this meet. Congratulations to both for all their success!

Martin Krupa
200 Free - Bronze medal
400 IM - 6th place
100 Free - 9th place

Clément C�té
400 IM - Silver medal
200 Breaststroke - Bronze medal
100 Breaststroke - 8th place
200 IM - 8th place

Félicitations à Martin Krupa et Clément C�té pour leur performance exceptionnelle lors de leur rencontre championnat dans la ville de Québec, tenue le 7-10 Juillet. Les deux nageurs ont réussi des records personnels dans presque tous leurs nages, et a fait plusieurs finales aussi.
Bien qu'ils étaient une petite équipe, ils ont fait un excellent travail représentant Bluefins à cette rencontre. Félicitations à la fois pour l'ensemble de leur succès!

Martin Krupa
200 libre - Médaille de bronze
400 IM - 6ème place
100 libre - 9e place

Clément C�té
400 IM - Médaille d'argent
200 Brasse - Médaille de bronze
100 Brasse - 8e place
200 IM - 8e place

Do you have a passion for swimming, competitive sports, and working with kids? Do you want to be part of a community that supports one another towards the achievement of our club goals? If so, the Beaconsfield Bluefins could be the club for you.
Send your cover letter and CV to Head Coach Sarah Bartosh at


Congratulations to Alyssa Ball, Lauren Murphy, Alexandra Siciliani, and Nathaniel McCracken, who competed this past weekend at the AAA provincial championships.
It was a fast meet, with some incredible swims, and our Bluefins swimmers delivered great performances! Hats off to our finalists:

Alyssa Ball
100 Fly - 7th place - 1:15.89
100 breast - 9th place - 1:28.21

Alexandra Siciliani
100 Fly - 6th place - 1:09.41
200 Fly - 2nd place - 2:35.61

Nathaniel McCracken 50 Free - 10th place - 26.83
50 Fly - 6th place - 27.58
100 Fly - 7th place - 1:02.92
200 Fly - 9th place - 2:35.11

Félicitations à Alyssa Ball, Lauren Murphy, Alexandra Siciliani, et Nathaniel McCracken, qui a participé ce week-end passé aux championnats provinciaux AAA.
Ce fut une rencontre rapide, avec des nages incroyables, et nos Bluefins nageurs livré de grandes performances! Chapeau à nos finalistes:

Alyssa Ball
100 Papillon - 7e place - 1:15.89
100 Brasse - 9e place - 1:28.21

Alexandra Siciliani
100 Papillon - 6e place - 1:09.41
200 Papillon - 2e place - 2:35.61

Nathaniel McCracken
50 Libre - 10e place - 26.83
50 Papillon - 6e place - 27.58
100 Papillon - 7e place - 1:02.92
200 Papillon - 9e place - 2:35.11

06-28-2016QUEBEC CUP
Congratulations to Nathalie Paquin for her performance at this weekend's Quebec Cup competition at PPO. She qualified for the A final in the 50m Butterfly, putting her in the water with Katherine Savard, a member of our Olympic team and the current Canadian record holder in this event.
Nathalie also qualified for the B final in the 50m Backstroke. Congrats Nat!

Félicitations à Nathalie Paquin pour sa performance à la compétition de la Coupe du Québec ce week-end au PPO. Elle est qualifiée pour la finale A du 50 m papillon, la mettre dans l'eau avec Katherine Savard, un membre de notre équipe olympique et le détenteur du record canadien à cet événement. Nathalie a également qualifié pour la finale B dans le 50m dos. Félicitations Nat!
06-28-2016VAL D'OR
Congratulations to all the swimmers who attended the AA Provincial Championships at Val D'Or. The 8 swimmers who attended showed great spirit and enthusiasm throughout the entire weekend. Although we were one of the smallest clubs attending this meet, we definitely left our mark on the podium!

Gold Medalists
Isabella Esposito: 50m Breast, 100m Breast, 200m Breast, 400m Free, 800m Free
Nicolas McCracken: 200m Free, 400m Free, 1500m Free
Tyler Zwirz: 100m Fly, 200 Fly
Emma McLennan: 200m Free, 400m Free
Aria Jade Fortier: 100m Free
Sara-Maude Beaulieu: 50m Back

Silver Medalists
Aria Jade Fortier: 50m Free
Emma McLennan:800m Free
Sara-Maude Beaulieu: 800m Free, 100m Back, 100m Breast, 400m IM
Laurianne Gauthier: 100m Back, 50m Breast

Bronze Medalists
Nicholas McCracken: 100m Back, 200m Back
Isabella Esposito: 200m Free
Emma McLennan: 200m Back
Aria Jade Fortier: 50m Fly
Laurianne Gauthier: 200m IM

What a great way to end a fantastic 2015-2016 Bluefins season for these swimmers!
Jonathan Wong, Étienne Genesse-Grenier

Félicitations à tous les nageurs qui ont participé aux Championnats Provinciaux AA à Val-d'Or. Nos 8 nageurs ayant assistés à la compétition ont démontré un esprit d'équipe et un enthousiasme exceptionnel durant toute la fin de semaine. Même si nous étions l'un des plus petits clubs, nous avons laissé notre marque sur le podium!

Félicitations aux nageurs suivants:

Médaillés d'or:
Isabella Esposito: 50m brasse, 100m brasse, 200m Brasse, 400m libre, 800m libre
Nicolas McCracken: 200m libre, 400m libre, 1500m libre
Tyler Zwirz: 100m papillon, 200 papillon
Emma McLennan: 200m libre, 400m libre
Aria Jade Fortier : 100m libre
Sara-Maude Beaulieu : 50m dos

Médaillés d'argent:

Aria Jade Fortier: 50m libre
Emma Mclennan : 800m libre
Sara-Maude Beaulieu: 800m libre, 100m dos, 100m brasse, 400m QNI
Laurianne Gauthier: 100m dos, 50m Brasse

Médaillés Bronze:
Nicholas McCracken: 100m dos, 200m dos
Isabella Esposito: 200m libre
Emma McLennan: 200m dos
Aria Jade Fortier: 50m papillon
Laurianne Gauthier: 200m QNI

Ce f�t une fantastique fa�on de terminer la saison 2015-2016 pour ces nageurs-ci. Jonathan Wong, Étienne Genesse-Grenier
Dear Bluefins members,
This is a friendly reminder that our Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday June 27th at 6:00pm at Provigo le Marché Kirkland. (16900 route transcanadienne Kirkland)
This meeting is very important, it will review the 2015-2016 season as well as plans for next season. It is a perfect occasion to meet the board members as well as our New Head Coach, Sarah Bartosh.
In addition, we will elect new members to fill the vacant positions. Snacks and refreshments will be served, All Bluefins parents are encouraged to attend!

Chers membres Bluefins,
Ceci est un rappel amical que notre Assemblée Générale Annuelle aura lieu lundi prochain le 27 juin à 18h00 au Provigo Le Marché Kirkland. (16900 route transcanadienne Kirkland)
Cette réunion est tr ès importante, nous y résumerons l'année 2015-2016 et parlerons aussi des plans pour la saison prochaine. C'est l'occasion parfaite de rencontrer les membres du conseil ainsi que notre nouvelle entraîneuse-chef, Sarah Bartosh.
De plus, nous élirons de nouveaux membres afin de combler les postes vacants. Collations et rafraichissements seront servis. Tous les parents Bluefins sont encouragés à y assister!

The Annual AUTHORIZED SPEEDO WAREHOUSE SALE 2016 is finally here! The Mega Sale we have been waiting for is just 2 days away!
Enfin, l' événement spécial de Speedo autorisée est finalement arrivé ! Deux jours de plus avant la vente!
S'il vous plait, partager ce dépliant avec vos collègues, amis, votre membres de familles, à la communauté aquatique, etc. Cette vente de Speedo est à ne pas manquer! Nouvelle adresse pour 2016! (Veuillez regarder le papier d'annonce pour plus d'informations). N'oubliez pas d'aimer, et de nous suivre sur notre page Facebook pour toutes les mises à jour sur les détails concernant la vente!

The raffle took place at the award night on June 12th 2016 and the winners are:

Jocelyne Leclerc : 6 tickets to the Super Aqua Club

Dario Colavincenzo : 300$ in Couche-Tard gift certificate

Jocelyne Leclerc : iPad mini

Cindy Robinson : Macbook Air

The Beaconsfield Bluefins would like to extend our congratulations to our 4a swimmer Alexandra Siciliani, who has been selected as one of ten girls to represent the Lac Saint-Louis region at the Quebec Games this summer.
She won the 200m butterfly with a time of 2:36.95, placing her 6 seconds ahead of the silver medalist. The games will be held in Montreal July 18-21, with the swimming portion located at PPO.
Congrats Alexandra!

Beaconsfield Bluefins aimerait étendre nos félicitations à notre 4A nageuse Alexandra Siciliani, qui a été sélectionné comme l'un des dix filles pour représenter la région du Lac Saint-Louis aux Jeux du Québec cet été .
Elle a remporté le 200m papillon avec un temps de 2:36.95, pla çant 6 secondes d'avance sur le médaillé d'argent.
Les jeux auront lieu à Montréal le 18-21 Juillet avec la partie piscine située au PPO.
Félicitations Alexandra!

Congratulations to our Bluefins swimmers for their performance at the Quebec Games trials this past Saturday June 4, at CALAC. Although the age of eligibility for Quebec Games is 12-14 for girls and 13-15 for boys, the meet was open to swimmers 11 years and up. Only 10 girls and 10 boys will be selected to represent the Lac Saint-Louis region at the games this summer, to be held in Montreal July 18-21. Swimmers will be selected based on performance at the trials, and the team will be announced later this month.

Bluefins medalists at this meet included:

Emma McLennan - Bronze - 200 free
Lauren Murphy - Bronze - 100 fly
Alexandra Siciliani - Gold - 200 fly

Go Big Fins!!!

Essais des Jeux du Québec

Félicitations à nos nageurs Bluefins pour leur performance aux essais des Jeux du Québec samedi dernier le 4 Juin, à CALAC. Bien que l' â ge d'admissibilité aux Jeux du Québec est 12-14 pour les filles et 13-15 pour les gar ç ons, la rencontre était ouverte aux nageurs de 11 ans et plus. Seules 10 filles et 10 gar ç ons seront sélectionnés pour représenter la région du Lac Saint-Louis aux Jeux cet été, qui se tiendra à Montréal le 18-21 Juillet. Les nageurs seront sélectionnés en fonction des performances lors des essais, et l'équipe seront annoncés plus tard ce mois-ci.
Bluefins médaillés à cette compétition inclus:

Emma McLennan - Bronze - 200 libre
Lauren Murphy - Bronze - 100 papillon
Alexandra Siciliani - Or - 200 papillon

Go Big Fins!
05-25-2016TOP CUP
Congratulations to everyone who attended TOP CUP in Etobicoke from May 13th to May 15th.
Although we were one of the smallest club attending this meet, Bluefins demonstrated tremendous team spirit, everyone cheered at the top of their lungs and everyone swam incredibly well; numerous best times and AA standards were achieved over the weekend.

Congratulations to the following:

Gold Medalist
Justin Fontaine: 100m Free

Silver Medalist:
Justin Fontaine: 50m Free, 200m Free, 400m Free, 200m IM
Ella Cloutier: 50m Breast
Zoe Jack: 50m Free

Bronze Medalist:
Justin Fontaine: 50m Back, 100m Back
Ella Cloutier: 200m Breast
Taylor Ishihara: 50m Fly, 100m Fly
Zoe Jack: 50m Back

4x50m Women Freestyle Relay (Mackenzie Erickson, Ella Cloutier, Taylor Ishihara, Zoe Jack)
4x50m Women IM Relay (Tessa Mclennan, Ella Cloutier, Taylor Ishihara, Zoe Jack)
Looking forward to see everyone swim at Regional Finals, let's kick it up a notch!

Jonathan, Mackenzie, Dominick, Brandon
05-12-2016ANLSL FINALS
Good Evening Bluefins Parents,
Bluefins would like to congratulate all of our athletes on an excellent turnout at this past weekend's semi-finals.
The top 20 in each semi-final will move onto the finals at Cote Saint-Luc pool. The event takes place Saturday, May 28th.
For further details to see if you have qualified, please click on this link.

Bluefins Board
Good Afternoon Fin Fans,
Check out our latest medalists at this year mps!
Amazing Job Team!
Also, check out our online photo album on Picasa Web.
A Big Thank You to Sylvaine and Carolyn for all of these photos!

Good Afternoon Bluefins Parents,
For any head coach related emails, please feel free to reach out Sarah directly at
Best Regards,
Bluefins Board
The Bluefins Board is very happy and proud to present Sarah Bartosh as our new Head Coach. Sarah will be on board full-time June 1st, but will be working with the Elite and 4A groups specifically; and the current assistant coaches in general, to ensure all groups have a smooth transition (training and competition) through the month of May.

Sarah comes to us with an amazing package of experience and expertise. Her unique combination of education, coaching, private sector and life experience gives Bluefins a mature and well rounded leader that will help all our swimmers and the club in general reach new heights. She has had success in every area of life she has entered. Sarah will be an excellent manager of all stakeholder relationships, including parents and swimmers. The Board and Sarah are fully aligned with the vision that Bluefins be a positive, fun and safe life experience for all skill levels of swimmers at any age. (Please see her Bio attached) However Sarah was, and has worked with high performance athletes, so achieving any competitive goal will be possible under her guidance at Bluefins.

Sarah will meet with Louis and the current staff prior to mps. The week after Team Champs she will be on deck to meet your child and discuss their Bluefins experiences and goals.Please direct any questions or concerns to the

Please help us welcome Sarah to Bluefins.

Bluefins Board

This article was sent in by Patti Hutchinson. This is a great read and a friendly reminder that swimming is an amazing sport. Let's take a moment to remember that swimming is supported by not just the athletes, but by our incredible parents and their support. Click here to read the article.
Hello all Bluefins families, if you have not requested your 2015 Fitness Tax Receipt, please send an e-mail to: Make sure to indicate your child/children's full name. Thank you and welcome back!
Bonjour à toutes les familles Bluefins, si vous n'avez pas encore demandez pour votre reçu d'impôt SVP envoyez un courriel à : N'oublier pas d'indiquer le nom au complète de vos nageurs.
Merci et bonne retour!

BBF Treasurer/ Trésorier
Our Bluefins were recently in the local "The Suburban" newspaper.
Click below for the 2 links of our recent AA Championships. Article # 1 Article # 2
02-22-2016AAA Gatineau/Easterns
Over the last two weeks, the Fins participated in 3 major competition. From the 12-14 seven swimmers raced at the provincial AAA championship in Gatineau. They swam to numerous best times. Alyssa Ball made 7 finals becoming the provincial champion in the 100 breast and earning a silver in the 200 breast. Other finalists included Aria Fortier, Nathaniel McCracken and Lauren Murphy.

Special thanks to the parents who help with the driving and Sue for doing a great job as chaperone.

This past weekend five swimmers swam at the Canadian Easterns cup. It was a fast meet. The finalist included Brandon Adams 5th place in the 50 back with a new club record and 12th in the 50 free. Johnny Wong also made the final in the 50 breast. The relay of Brandon Adams, Liam Robins, Jonny Wong and Nic Lebrun beat the club record in the 4x50 IM.

We also had a record broken at the regional valentines day meet. Cassandra Lefebvre broke the 8 and under 200 freestyle by over 5 seconds. Good Job! GO BIG FINS!!


Thank you very much to all who volunteered! Here is the information and the list of officials for this weekend.

To do our part in helping the environment, we will not be distributing water bottles so please bring your own.
It is a Championship meet so the uniform is even more important. Please wear black pants and white t-shirt.
The warm-ups are at 8:00 am and at 4:00 pm for finals
The referees, clerks of course and **safety marshalls for the first warm-ups need to check in 15 min. before the beginning of warm-up
The starters, stroke and turn judges, JAC, electronics, recorders and chief timers must arrive at the beginning of warm-up
The timers can check in 15 min. after the beginning of the first warm-up (8:15 or 4:15pm)

**Check carefully! Some timers are also doing safety marshall for the first warm-up and therefore need to check in earlier

Click on the files below to see in what session you are in:
Feb 19th- Prelims
Feb 19th- Finals
Feb 20th- Prelims
Feb 20th- Finals


Congratulations to everyone who participated at the Quebec City Aquafête swim meet on February 6th and 7th! Bluefins showed great spirit on the side of the pool and definitely showed great speed in the water. Everyone had a fantastic weekend, including the coaches and we are very proud of each swimmer over the weekend!

In Dom's group: Adam Mhari, Marie-Jeanne Gauthier, Samuel Nelson and Justin Villemure have all swam very well over the weekend! Numerous best times were achieved in the group.

In Mackenzie's group: Theo Roumeliotis, Teagan Cochrane, Paz Stabio and Florence Alexander have all achieve personal best times in every event that they swam!

In Johnny's group: Kevin Angelov, Gabrielle Coffin, Mackenzie Erickson, Justin Fontaine, Taylor Ishihara, Zoe Jack, Nolan McDonald, Tessa Mclennan, Zachary Nelson, Benjamin Savoure, Thomas Villemure and Tyler Zwirz all did an absolutely fantastic job over the weekend. They all swam either personal best times or very close to their personal best time. They are doing an amazing job.

In Evan's group: Carter Zwirz, Alexa Garcia-Gonzalez and Nicholas Unruh have all achieved personal best times in the events that they swam!

Congratulations to the following for achieving their 11/12 Provincial A Standards:
Kevin Angelov: 100 Free
Teagan Cochrane: 50 Free
Mackenzie Erickson: 100IM, 200IM, 50 Free, 100 Free
Paz Stabio: 50 Free
Theo Roumeliotis: 50 Free
Thomas Villemure: 200 Free, 100 Back
Liam Webster: 100 Free, 200 Free, 50 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast

Congratulations to the following for achieving their 11/12 Provincial AA Standards:
Gabrielle Coffin: 200IM, 100 Back, 100 Free
Justin Fontaine: 200 Free, 100 Back, 100 Free
Taylor Ishihara: 100 Free
Tessa Mclennan: 100 Free, 200 Free
Tyler Zwirz: 200 Free, 100 Back

What an amazing weekend for everyone, let�s keep this up!
Johnny, Mackenzie, Dom, Evan, Chris

01-29-2015DDO/CSLA MEETS
Congratulations to all the Bluefins swimmers who participated at the DDO and Cote Saint Luc meet this past weekend. A club record was broken. Julien Halde broke the 100 IM record with a time of 1.23.35. Great swim! The championship meets are just around the corner. Lets keep working hard in the pool! GO BIG FINS!

12-10-2015AA/AAA Neptune Meet
The Fins from all groups competed at the Neptune Christmas invitational last weekend. The atmosphere on deck was incredible. Numerous AA standards were achieved. We had a good number of finalists. It was a tough meet for some swimmers who managed to swim 16 events. Liam Robins achieved is Eastern National Standard in two events. The 10 and unders swam with a lot of energy. A tremendous amount of best times were achieved. There was also several top 3 finishes. Great Job! GO BIG FINS!!

11-19-2015Regional Meet #2 @ BBF
A big congratulations to all the swimmers who participated at the Superhero swim meet this weekend! All the kids had great races and demonstrated great enthusiasm. The coaches are all very proud and excited to see whats to come with the rest of the season. Awesome second meet everyone !!

Mackenzie, Johnny, Daphnee, Chloe and Brandon
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