18 & Under World 100s
New England Swimming
Level 4
Excellence 100


Welcome to Bluefish Swim Club

Based out of the Springield and Ludlow Boys & Girls Clubs, Bluefish is a a year-round, competitive swimming team offering instruction, training, and competition to young people of all ages and abilities. We are a USA Swimming program, open to all swimmers in the Pioneer Valley, Connecticut River Valley, and beyond.

Team Philosophy

Bluefish Swim Club views swimming as an important part of the overall development of of our athletes. Besides the most obvious benefit of physical conditioning, swimming fosters  discipline, commitment, and passion, as well as social opportunities, the values gained from competition, and the character that comes from learning to accept winning and losing with grace.

Coaching Staff

Led by Nick Rice, an ASCA Level 5 coach and the 2015 New England Age Group Coach of the year, the Bluefish staff consists of professionally trained coaches. They, as member coaches in the American Swimming Coaches Association, have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. Certified coaches in USA Swim­ming, Inc. programs possess training and experience in the physiology and psychology of adolescent development. Our coaching staff provides the assurances that the time your children spend in swimming will be quality time.