Top Cup

Top Cup

Twelve Bluefins 10 & under swimmers attended the Top Cup Swim Meet in
Etobicoke, Ontario from May 11th to 13th. All of our athletes swam
amazingly, with 65 best times out of 73 swims! We were very impressed by the
quality of swimming, as well as how our swimmers were finishing their races
as hard as they could.

6 medals were won by our swimmers:

Laurent Bilodeau
Gold – 200 IM
Gold – 50 Fly
Silver – 100 Free
Silver – 100 Breast

Marcus Venditti
Gold – 100 Free
Silver – 50 Fly

Other notable swims include:
– Evan Alexander (4th – 200 Breast)
– Emmie Legault (7th – 50 Fly)
– Kalista Venditti (8th – 50 Back)
– William Rose-Lefebvre (8th – 50 Back)
– Justin Villemure (9th – 100 Breast)
– Charlotte Maag (10th – 50 Free)
– Sam Labar (12th – 50 Fly)
– Charles Giasson (15th – 200 Breast)
– Mackenzie Randle (18th – 50 Breast)
– Chelsea Chantler (19th – 200 Free)

Amazing work Bluefins, we are super proud of you!

Marina & Julie-Anne

Some pictures! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1YqS-aeQ4HBmDmNjwUForvQVQp1S6yWip?usp=sharing

Australian Challenge

In the first edition of the Australian challenge held in our installation on Sunday April 15th 2018, our Bluefins swimmers have done well by recording great performances.

Indeed, for our 39 present swimmers, a 63% improvement of best individual times was achieved.  More specifically, the performances of Ella Cloutier (11-12 girl category) and Laurent Bilodeau (8 and under boys category) were outstanding as they came in first position in the best cumulative time of the 4 stroke events.  Congratulations also to their coaches Marina and Christophe.  A particular mention to Justin Villemure who came second in the 9-10 boys category.

A big thank you to all Bluefins representatives as well as our volunteer parents who contributed to make this event a success.  See you next year!

Claude Picard

Headcoach

 

Volunteer Week 2018

As part of the Volunteer week 2018, the Beaconsfield Bluefins swim club would like to thank all their volunteers and officials who takes time out of their schedule to help out.  Our club is healthy because of you!  A HUGE Thank you!

 

Alyssa Ball obtains national standards at AAA championships

Alyssa Ball obtains national standards at AAA championships

At the AAA Championship held in Gatineau from March 23rd to March 25th, Alyssa Ball from the senior group performed tremendously by obtaining national time standards in the 13 years old category.

During this championship, Alyssa obtained 2 Eastern National Standards in the 50m Free and 200 IM. At a higher Canadian level, she obtained 3 Junior Canadian Standards in the 100 m free, 100m and 200m breaststroke.

Alyssa qualified for 3 B finals in the 100m free, 100m breaststroke and 200 IM events and for one A final in 200m breast where she finished in the 6th position. 5 national standards in one competition! Congratulations Alyssa for your accomplishements!

Claude Picard – Bluefins Headcoach

Gabriel Martel at Nationals

Gabriel Martel at Nationals

Our Para-swimming representative at Bluefins, Gabriel Martel, had a great competition at the Quebec Seniors  and Para-Swimming Cup held in Gatineau from March 16th to March 18th. Since his early youth, Gabriel lives with a strong visual limitation. During this competition, Gabriel stood out by participating in 4 individual events in addition to participate in the grand final of the 100 freestyle, 200 IM and 100 breaststroke events. He obtained four national standards in para-swimming, which gives him the right to participate in the next National Championships to be held at the Montréal Olympic Pool, April 4-8.

Congratulations Gabriel for this accomplishment and we follow your progress towards excellence.