2022/2023 Swim Season

The 2022/2023 season will run from October 3rd, 2022 through May 26th, 2023.

Please note, the swimming groups have been renamed to align with Swim Ontario. Practice times for our groups this year will be as follows:

Senior Competitive (formerly “Competitive”) Group

Mon, Wed, Fri 3:25pm – 5:25pm
Tue, Thur 3:25pm – 4:25pm

Junior Competitive (formerly “Pre-Competitive”) Group

Mon, Wed, Fri 3:25pm – 5:25pm

Fundamentals (formerly “Non-Competitive”) Group

Tue, Thu 3:25pm – 4:25pm

New to Bluefish?

Please keep in mind that in order to be considered “ready” for Bluefish, at minimum your child needs to be able to complete one length of the pool (25 m) doing one of the major swimming strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke or front crawl).

All swimmers new to Bluefish need to partake in a new swimmer assessment with our head coach. We want to make sure that your child has a good experience with Bluefish and that we recommend the right group for them.

The date for new swimmer assessments has tentatively been set for Fri, Aug 26, 3pm to 4pm at the Nick Smith pool. You must confirm with us via email (arnpriorbluefishswimclub@gmail.com) your intention to partake in Bluefish swimmer assessment and then we will send you a sign up link. If you are absolutely unable to attend at this time, please let us know as soon as possible and we will try to make alternative arrangements for your swimmer.

Other important details regarding this season …After having completed a new swimmer assessment, you will be able to submit a Registration package electronically via a Link which will be circulated to parents on Mon. Aug 29th. Cheque drop off will occur in the lobby of Nick Smith on Thursday Sept 1st, 5:30pm to 6:30pm. President and Treasurer to attend. (If you would prefer to drop off a printed version of your Registration package you can do so then – but you can save us scanning it by using the Dropbox provided).

Parents should receive their Swim Ontario Sign Up links via email by Sept 12th. First day in the pool is Oct 3rd.We are looking forward to a great 2022/2023 season!

Andrea Di Paolo, ABSC President 2021/2022, Assistant Coach 2022/2023

2021/2022 Registration now Full

Thank you for the tremendous interest in Bluefish this year! Unfortunately, at this time our registration for the 2021/2022 season is full. We encourage interested swimmers to keep working through Red Cross swimming levels, and/or Swim Plus, at their local pool in order to improve their skills and make sure they’re ready for Bluefish in the future!

Thank you!

New Bluefish Swimmers!

The 2021/2022 Swim Season will run from Oct 4 ,2021, to May 31, 2022.  Interested in joining the Bluefish this season?  We want to make sure you have a good experience!  New swimmers will need to have a new swimmer assessment at Nick Smith with one of our coaches.  Our first set of new swimmer assessments will take place on August 16 and 17th.  Please contact us at arnpriorbluefishswimclub@gmail.com for more information!

Bluefish 2021/2022 Registration

Hello Bluefish!

I hope everyone is having a safe and happy summer with lots of opportunities to escape the heat by staying wet!  And that you are all enjoying and celebrating the excellent Team Canada performances in Tokyo.

The Bluefish 2021/2022 Season will run from Oct 4, 2021, until May 31, 2022.  

Fingers crossed, it looks like we’ll be competing this year!  Swim meets are starting up around the province.  Current pandemic provincial and Swim Ontario restrictions should also allow us to have a full compliment of swimmers in the pool right from the get go this year – i.e. hopefully, no stepwise start to the season.  This is a moving target however.  

Details for the various groups this year are as follows.
Competitive Group, Schedule: Weekdays, M to F, 3-5 pm
Precomp. Group, Schedule: M, W, F, 3:30-5 pm
Noncomp. Group, Schedule: Tue and Thursday, 4-5 pm

The registration documents are available from the following links on our website:
Competitive Group Registration
Pre-Competitive Group Registration
Non-Competitive Group Registration

Registration for RETURNING SWIMMERS will open up on Monday, August 16th at 7 am, at which time I will circulate via email a private dropbox link for document submission.

Registration for NEW SWIMMERS will open up on Monday, August 23rd at 7 am

We would like to arrange swim assessments with our coaches at Nick Smith for the week of August 16th for new swimmers.

Welcome back everyone. Here’s to a great season!

Andrea Di Paolo, President 2021/2022, ABSC

2020/2021 Registration

The ABSC registration packages for the 2020/2021 Season, which will run from Oct 1st, 2020 to May 31st, 2021 are now ready and will be available on our website http://www.arnpriorbluefish.net under the ‘Registration’ tab.

Registration will work a little differently this year. We encourage you to complete the registration packages electronically, and then submit by uploading if to our confidential Dropbox. Alternatively you can complete a paper version and simply include it with the your cheques. Cheques and paper-registrations can be dropped off in an envelope along with a photocopy of your child’s birth certificate and health card (club must keep these on file) on one of the following dates in the parking lot of Nick Smith. Member(s) of the Exec will have a Bluefish Banner so we’ll be hard to miss.

  • Thursday, Sept. 17 (6-7pm)
  • Friday, Sept. 18 (6-7pm)

New swimmers to the club should have a session to assess their skills and to determine which swim group is best suited for them (Pre-Comp or Non-Comp typically). We’re in the process of organizing this session to occur within the next few weeks and will send out a follow-up email to the team. Our Non-Comp and Pre-Comp coach, Sharona will evaluate all new swimmers.


Bluefish – Early End to Season

Unfortunately, social distancing recommendations and pool closures demand an early end to our 2019/2020 swim season.  It has been a wonderful year for the Bluefish with lots of personal best times and strong friendships!  Look to our website and social media for ways in which our children can remain connected and in shape!  We are already planning for our 2020/2021 season. 

Go Bluefish!

Bluefish Mid-Season Registration

It’s not too late to join the Bluefish! We are hoping to recruit more swimmers to join us in the 2nd half of the 2020 season (February to May 2020). Midseason registration for ABSC is scheduled for Jan 15th, 4-5:30 pm in the lobby at Nick Smith centre. Swimmers should do a swim assessment on deck between 4 and 5 pm with our Noncomp coach, Jane Dowd, before registering, in order to make sure they are ready for Bluefish. Remember that swimmers are expected to be able to confidently complete at least one lap of the pool (25 metres). Registration packages will be available at registration but we encourage parents to complete their packages before they arrive. The mid season registration package can be found under the registration tab on our website at www.arnpriorbluefish.net.

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