BlueFins Swim Team

Information for the 2021 Bluefins Summer League Swim Team, Splash Camps and AquaEdge Youth Swim Workshops.

Register through CampMinder here!


 
 

This season we are all hoping to have the Country Club League back to normal and get some good racing in. At The Houstonian Club, we want to keep our kids motivated and excited, so we will be having meets in June whether or not we can compete against other clubs. The league’s coaches and program directors are still discussing the possibility of having a regular season, so we are hopeful that as we get closer to the meet season, we will get the green light from the league. In any case, we are ready and excited for the upcoming season!

 2021 BlueFins Info Sheet

BlueFins Swim Team is a Country Club League Swim Team for children ages 5 to 14. Register Now!  BlueFins Country Club League regular season will be May 3- June 26, 2021. Once you register on Camp Minder, you will have access to all of the BlueFins calendars, meet information and important dates.  May 3 - June 26, 2021. Swim test required

 Friday, May 28, 4-5:15 p.m., Picture Day!

o  Individual photos at 4 pm on a first come basis. 

o  Team Photos 4:45 pm

o  Team T-Shirts will be distributed to swimmers as they arrive in the pool area.

o  Checks or Credit Cards are needed for direct payment to William and Mary’s Photography at the time the photos are taken.

o  For the Sign-Up Form and pricing, click here. (NEEDS HYPERLINK)

o  **No Swim Practice**

Friday, June 4  - BlueFins Practice Swim Meet 4 - 6 p.m.

This is a practice meet, between just BlueFins swimmers, that helps the children handle the excitement and stress of their first competition.

Warmup: 4 p.m.

Competition: 4:30 – 6 p.m.

We need parent volunteers to help time the swimmers and record their times. We till teach everyone how to use a stopwatch.  Please contact Clement Dulac at cdulac@houstonian.com to sign up.

Tuesday, June 29:  3-4:30 p.m., BlueFins Team Trophy Party

·       At the Sports Pool

·       WiBit Races with friends and coaches!

·       Ice cream and popsicles

·       Trophies and Championship medals and ribbons distributed.

Swim Team Practice schedule: Starting June 1. 

        June Swim Practice Schedule:

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays

·       Blue Team (Ages 5-6) 2-2:50 p.m.

·       Bronze Team (Ages 7-8) 3-3:50 p.m.

·       Silver Team (Ages 9-10) 4 – 4:50 p.m.

·       Gold Team (Ages 11-14) 5-5:50 p.m.

Swim Meet Schedule:

All regular season meets:  Warmup (Drop your swimmer off with their coach): 4 p.m.     

Competition: 5 p.m.

All "Home" Meets are at The Houstonian Club.

Directions to all "Away” Meets available by clicking here! (NEEDS HYPERLINK)

·       June 8 Away: at Forrest Club

·       June 10: Home Bluefins VS Houston Racquet Club

·       June 15: Home BlueFins VS Briar Club

·       June 17: Home  BlueFins  VS Houston Country Club

·       June 22: Away at River Oaks Country Club

·       June 24: Home BlueFins VS Lakeside Country Club

Championship Meet! Saturday, June 26, Location TBA

Save the date!

The Country Club League Meet of Champions is by invitation only. 

Each team is allowed to have two swimmers in each event.  Coach Dulac and the Coaches will select and invite the top two swimmers from the team in each event.

Please make sure your swimmer plans on attending the BlueFins Team Party and Trophy Pick-up on Tuesday, June 29 from 2-4:30 p.m.

How to earn $40 credit! We need parents to volunteer at every swim meet. 

Please sign up on sign up genius with the following link:

Volunteer Duties:

Score Keeper: If you help at every meet, you will receive credit for one swimmer

Ribbon Giver: If you help t three swim meets, you will receive $40 credit.

Finish Runner (Observes all scoring heats and writes down the order of finishes then turns that is to the Score Keeper) If you help at all four Home Meets, you will receive $60 credit.

Team Photographer: Captures the moment for the swimmers, races, fun and parents.  * If you attend every meet and send in the photos, you will receive credit for one swimmer.


BlueFins July Stroke Workshops

Below is a sampling of the modified programming for July’s BlueFins Weekly Workshops for kids in 2021 for ages 7 - 14, July 5 - 30.

BlueFins Weekly Workshops are stroke development classes that are technique oriented focusing on the most important aspects of fast efficient swimming.

To participate, a swimmer must be able to:

·       Comfortably swim 25 yards Freestyle and 25 yards Backstroke without stopping or assistance.

·       Swim and listen to the coaches in The Sports Pool’s 800 F temperature.

          Clinics to be Offered                           Area of Focus

·      Week 1 (July 5-9)                                    Free/Back

·      Week 2  (July 12-16)                                 Breast/Fly

·      Week 3 (July 19 -23)                                Starts & Turns

·      Week 4 (July 26-30)                                 Learn to Race

·       Option 1 -  3 days a week: Monday & Wednesday & Friday

·       Option 2  - 2 days a week: Tuesday & Thursday

       Group                  Age                 Times           Prices for 3day/2day sessions         

·      Bronze      Ages 7-8          11:00 – 11:45 a.m.                     $95/$65            

·      Silver            Ages 9-11         2:00 – 2:55 p.m.                        $105/$75

·      Gold            Ages 10-14          3:00 – 3:55 p.m.                       $105/$75

·      Blue (max 6)   Ages 5-6           4:00pm-4:45 p.m.                     $95/$65

For the Blue Group, a swimmer must be able to proficiently swim 25 yards with no coach in the water.

 
All Country Club League Swim Meets, if we are able to participate in them, will fall on Tuesdays and Thursdays in June.  Warm-ups are at 4:15 pm and the official meet at 5:00 pm. Swim meets will not be cancelled if there is bad weather until 4:00 pm. Please check the Aquatics hotline 713.685.6751 for updated information about the meet. Check houstonjustweather.com. for the most current weather conditions.

 


AquaTech Program -  July – November 2021. This program is designed to aid in the development of the four competitive strokes, starts and turns. Our goal is to help build a basic understanding of the sport, thus preparing children for more intense programs and/or school competitions.  The focus is placed on proper techniques, building endurance and overall fitness. Ages 6 - 8 in the Jr. group and 9 - 14. In the main group. The 6 - 8 will be a smaller group and the focus will be getting them to the level of swimming continuously. For more information contact: Clement Dulac at cdulac@houstonian.com or at 713.316.2705AquaTech Information Sheet