Blue Ash Blue Fin Friends
with great sadness to announce that the Blue Ash Blue Fins will not resume this
year due to our current COVID-19 situation. We have been discussing since March
about how to safely keep the season going (even with a no meet structure) and we
have been unsuccessful in our attempts. First and always, our priority is swimmer’s
safety. To conduct a successful and productive swim practice would be difficult
and unproductive due to the Covid-19 restrictions. So, taking the lead from the
Summer Olympics we will be postponing our season until the following summer. We
will also be hosting once again the NSSL Championships at the Blue Ash
Recreation center during the summer of 2021 so look for upcoming details. The Blue
Ash Recreation Center’s outdoor pool will resume limited operations on June 30.
Take the opportunity to do some lap swimming, safely, and please enjoy your
you have any further questions, please let me know and I will find you some
is the official letter from the NSSL:
to the Northern Suburban Swim League.
NSSL Board has been closely monitoring COVID-19 developments. While swimming
pools have been allowed to reopen on May 26, 2020, the Mandatory Restrictions
and Guidelines as mandated by the State of Ohio (Ohio Department of Health) and
the CDC result in significant pool use limitations.
Distancing and Limited Group Gathering Size Restrictions along with required
cleaning regimens prevent our ability to host safe and fun Dual Meets and a
July Championship. As a result, the NSSL Board unanimously voted during our May
20, 2020 Zoom Meeting to cancel the NSSL 2020 Season.
During the past
few weeks, several swim leagues in our area (and across the state) including
USA Swimming and YMCA Swimming have announced no Meets will be held in May,
June and into July. Its hoped small Meets may be able to resume mid to late
August. Other area Summer
Swim Leagues including Tri County, PPSL, Country Club and Seven Hills have all
made the same decision as the NSSL.
The NSSL will
resume in 2021 with Blue Ash hosting our Championship. We have tentatively
reserved July 19 & 20, 2021 for our NSSL Championship. We'll post periodic
updates to our NSSL website concerning the 2021 Season.
We understand and
share in the 2020 Season disappointment. We will do everything we can to make
our NSSL 2021 Summer Swim Season our best Season ever!!