Competitive Swim School Spring Tryouts

Tuesday March 12th        7.30 to 8.30 PM

Wednesday March 13th  5.45 to 6.30 PM

These tryouts are not for swimmers who are returning from the winter session.
Please share this information with your contacts and friends!

Please ask them to reserve their spot (date and time)

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Members of Bluefins honored by FNQ

Best prospect – Men para-swimming 2017-2018
Today, Saturday September 22nd 2018, at the annual FNQ gala in Shawinigan, Gabriel Martel received an award as the best men prospect in para-swimming for the 2017-2018 season.  Cheers to your accomplishments Gabriel, the Bluefins family congratulates you!
The Bluefins Head coach acknowledged for his 37 years of coaching service
During the annual Fédération de natation du Québec conference in Shawinigan, the Bluefins Head coach, Claude Picard, receive a special recognition award for 37 years of coaching services.  Claude is a real inspiration for our swimmers.  Through impeccable teaching techniques and his commitment, Claude transmit his swimming passion to everyone.  The Bluefins family is extremely grateful to have you as a head coach and congratulate you!
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National Coaches Week

It’s National Coaches Week!

National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach!

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Important dates

Here is a reminder of the important dates for the start of the season.


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New provincial standards

The new Provincial Standards have been published. Some changes :

  • return to single year standards
  • AAA championship open to swimmers 12 and under with the AAA standards
  • 11-12 championship open to swimmers 10 and under with the 11-12 provincial standards

Please take have a look at the new grid. Some standards have changed.


AAA championship in Quebec City

Nice weekend at the AAA championship in Quebec City where our two representatives have done well.

Aria-Jade Fortier in her very first presence got herself a 5th place in the final B of the 100 butterfly with a superb time of 1; 10.97!

On the side of Alyssa Ball, she participated in the grand finals “A” in all the events in which she participated, ie 6 events in total.

Even if she did not get on the podium, she managed to lower three personal records in the 200 freestyle, 200 breaststroke and 100 freestyle.

Congratulations to you both for representing us well on the provincial scene!

Openwater Championship Shawinigan

For our club, it was one of the last competitions this year. In total, 14 swimmers came and participated at this meet. For the vast majority, it was their first experience in open water. Congratulations to all of you who decided to overcome the challenge. The event was a real success and in the coaches’ and swimmers’ name, we want to thank you for it. The coaches also want to congratulate every swimmer who came, without forgetting our Bluefins parents, Martin, Marie-Pier and Patty, who swam the 1km, 2km and 5km.

1 km hommes   Ethan Mason                11-12 ans         7e   position

1 km homme    Biagio Ottati                 13-29 ans         13e position

1 km femmes   Marie-Jeanne Gauthier   11-12 ans         7e   position

2 km homme    Tyler Zwirz                    12-13 ans         12e  position

2 km homme    Benjamin Savouré         12-13 ans         15e  position

2 km homme    Thomas Villemure         12-13 ans         16e  position

2 km homme    Yianni Vounasis            12-13 ans         23e  position

2 km femme     Alyssa Ball                   14-29 ans         1e  position

2 km femme     Florence Alexander       12-13 ans         19e  position

5 km homme    Carter Zwirz                  14-15 ans         19e  position

5 km homme    Justin Ménard               14-15 ans         25e  position

5 km homme    Charles Alexander         16-17 ans         22e  position

5 km homme    Bruno Dehem-Lemelin   18-21 ans         18e  position

5 km femme     Aria-Jade Fortier           14-15 ans         19e  position


Thank you very much for your engagement and for the BBQ.

À l’année prochaine!

Claude et Christophe

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Canadian Para-swimming Record Alert at the Quebec Cup

Hello everyone
At the Quebec Cup held at Center Claude Robillard from June 28th to July 1st, Gabriel Martel, our para-swimmer, broke the Canadian SB12 class record in the 100 breaststroke, with a time of 1:32.44. The old record belonged to Jeff Caughill since 2004. In addition to setting this record, Gabriel took the 4th place in this event in the final.

Congratulations Gabriel, the Bluefins are happy for you!

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