The Montague Bluefish Swim Team is committed to providing an enjoyable and challenging swimming experience for youth members of all ages and abilities, in an environment that encourages positive social interaction, emotional growth and skill development.
We will achieve success by providing a well organized program with the combined efforts of administration, staff, and parent involvement, while inspiring our swimmers to exhibit the following principles;
Please do not utilize The Bluefish as a tool for your child to learn HOW to swim. A swim team is an outlet for children to hone their current skills and develop techniques for competitive swimming. Teaching children how to swim takes a considerable amount of time away from the team as a whole, and if your child is not ready for The Bluefish, swimming lessons will better fit your child’s needs.
Each new swimmer will be given an in-water Swim Test at the beginning of the season. If we feel your child is not ready for The Bluefish, you are encouraged to register him/her for swim lessons and consider joining the Bluefish in the future.
What does it mean to be a Bluefish Parent? Well, we realize that families have very busy schedules and that swimming is not the only thing on your plate. However, we need considerable parental involvement to support the many aspects of the team and program. Sharing the same drive and commitment your swimmer has in being a Bluefish will make this program even better and will make their experience more rewarding. The foundation for this is to be…….
SUPPORTIVE - COMMITTED - ENCOURAGING
This includes getting your child to/from practices and meets, and encouraging their progress. It’s a long season, and we will all experience ebbs and flows, but by instilling a sense of responsibility to your swimmer the entire team will reap the benefits.
……...and be ACTIVE !
Show your face often. We like to know who you are, and we’d like to keep you informed on how your swimmer is progressing. Also, at some point during the season, we will need the help of everyone. We often find the same people volunteering, and the more parents that are actively involved, the more success we’ll experience. Throughout the season, we’ll need help with MEETS (see below and the next page), FUNDRAISING (Swim-A-Thon, etc.), PRACTICES and probably a few other items as well.
56 1st Street, Turners Falls, MA 01376