COVID 19 Update
We are happy to announce that Bluefins has a return to Swim plan that has been approved by Swim Manitoba. Unfortunately, the Sportsplex pool remains closed, with the City announcing that they don't anticipate being able to reopen until the Spring. We continue to work with City staff, and other Community Partners to find solutions, and get swimmers in the pool as soon as possible. As Manitoba has moved into Red, the safety of our Swimmers and their families are of highest priority. Thank you for your patience. We will be in touch soon.
Who We Are
Brandon Bluefins Swim Club is a non-profit club that promotes excellence in swimming and has been “making a splash in Westman” since 1986.
The purpose of the club is to provide an opportunity for youth to participate in the fun and challenging sport of swimming. In addition to the benefits of exercise and conditioning the objectives of the club are to promote personal development, sportsmanship and team spirit.
Competitive swimmers train several times a week to achieve the skills necessary for endurance and speed in executing the four racing strokes. High quality coaching is provided in a positive atmosphere promoting learning, fun and fitness.
The Board of Directors are parent volunteers who have children swimming in the program, although all community volunteers willing to help are welcome. These volunteers are extremely committed to providing the best possible environment in which both the swimmers and coaches can strive for excellence.
Message for Parents
We look forward to welcoming you and your swimmer(s) to the Brandon Bluefins Swim Club!
Please, don’t be shy if you have a question – our Board of Directors are listed (with pictures) on our website, free to approach them, or any other parent who seems to know the ropes! Please volunteer when you receive email notifications - the overall success of the club and meets depends on the support and assistance of our families.
If you have questions about coaching, please feel free to contact your swimmers coach or instructor directly. Any questions around fees should be raised with the Registrar, not the coach.
Competitive swimming programs provide many benefits to young athletes including allowing swimmer’s to experience success as well as times learning to handle defeat, all the while becoming healthy and physically fit. As a swim parent, strive to be supportive; a positive environment will help reduce the natural fear of failure and encourage your child to continue.
On deck, the coach’s word is absolute. Coaches make all the decisions regarding placement of swimmers. You are encouraged to discuss progress, goals and performance of your child with the coach, but please do not raise those issues while the coach is on deck. We encourage parents to stay and observe our practices from the observation area. We encourage parents to see their children in action and to give them some appreciation for the difficulty of the practices and training.