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

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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

 

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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!

 

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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

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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.

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New officials clinics!

Please see under “Club / Officials / Next clinics” in the menu.

Please sign up for the level 1 if you have not yet done it. It is very important that each family have at least one parent be qualified a level 1 official. It is also required in order to be able to participate in any of the other clinics. Come and try out the other ones if you have done your level 1. You may find a job that you enjoy doing and more qualified officials are always needed.

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AA Championship

The Beaconsfield Bluefins competed in the AA Championship in Blainville last weekend.

With the efforts of everyone, our swimmers improved 34 events out 50. (Improvement of 68%).
The team came 14th out of 28 teams with 140 points. This is an excellent result considering we had only 9 swimmers participating.

7 medals were won by our swimmers:

Bruno Dehem-Lemelin
Gold  200 back
Silver 100 free
Silver 100 fly
Bronze 50 free

Charles Alexander
Silver 200 back

Aria-Jade Fortier
Bronze 200 IM

Relay 4×50 free Men 15-17 years old
Bruno Dehem-Lemelin, Charles Alexander, Justin Ménard and Dario Colavincenzo
Silver

The other swimmers present from our club were Fady Bestavros, Isabella Esposito, Nicolas McCracken and Alexandre Dehem-Lemelin.

Further results can be found on Swimranking

Congratulations to all our swimmers!

Claude

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11-12 Provincial Championship

Last weekend was held the 11-12 Championship in Québec. Nine swimmers were swimming: Ella Cloutier, Florence Alexander, Marie-Jeanne Gauthier, Ethan Mason, Yianni Vounasis, Thomas Villemure, Kevin Angelov, Tyler Zwirz and Justin Stock. They all went in the mindset of battling hard against the best swimmers of the province.

During the first day, the atmosphere on deck was good. Swimmers were stressed but excited to swim. Despite the anxiety, many of them did great performances. Among these, Tyler Zwirz won the bronze medal in the 200 fly.

Saturday, the nine swimmers continued the job with many best times. Other than that, the group had a great team dinner at Boston Pizza, followed by a charade game and a good hot chocolate.

On the last day of competition, everyone did at least one best time. We were feeling that the athlete were more calm and less stressed. Many of them were doing their first championship. The ride to go back was done in a positive atmosphere… with candy 😉

Coach Christophe is really happy about this weekend. He really liked the team spirit on deck, and think that this attitude is correlated with the results this weekend. The group had an improvement of 104% in all their races.

-Christophe

 

 

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Officials clinics

Hi everyone,

The region is aiming to work together to help in the progression of our officials. Therefore, when other clubs within the region hold a clinic, the invitation will be extended to all clubs.

Take a look below at the invitation to Dorval for a clinic. If the time is not convenient for you, hopefully another one will be made available that works for you. If you plan on attending the clinic, please Cc me  ( officials@bluefins.ca ) when you register.

You should also be keeping track of your own progression; your clinics and your experiences. There is a document on the FNQ website you can use.
If you use the document and the FNQ website, you can see where you are at and what clinics you should be doing next.

Keep your eyes out for more clinics coming soon.
If there is a particular clinic you would like to do, please let me know.

For more general informations, please visit the Officials section in the Club menu above.

Patti Hutchinson

DSC would like to extend an invitation to any officials looking to take the following clinic:
Title: Level 2: Chief Finish Judge/Electronics (Niveau 2: Juge à l’arrivée en chef / Électronique)
Date: Monday February 19, 2018
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Sarto-Desnoyers Community Center, Room: Salon B
1335 Lakeshore Drive, Dorval H9S 2E5
Presenter: Simon Roughley-PCSC
Note the course is being offered in English and the prerequisite is the Basic Introductory Timer course (Level 1)

Interested individuals can register by sending an email to: clinics@swimdorval.ca with the following information:

Full Name, Email address, Club name and Official’s Number(if possible).
Thank you and have a great week!

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