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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Division 2 Age Groups attract record numbers

Swim Ireland’s Irish Age Group Division 2 Championships kick off tomorrow (Friday) with a record 512 swimmers competing from 73 Swim Ireland clubs, an increase of over 150 swimmers from 2012. The meet, which takes place each year in the University Arena, Limerick, caters for swimmers aged 10 and up and is categorised according to ages for both boys and girls. The meet, swum in short course format, is the first National competition most swimmers will take part in. Division 2 [...]

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Swim Ireland partner with the ASCA to deliver 16 NEW CPD modules

Swim Ireland and the American Swimming Coaches Association have agreed a partnership around the distribution of a range of the ASCA CPD modules in Ireland for Irish candidates. These modules will also help all teachers and coaches complete their CPD and Elective elements for their Swim Ireland License applications which are now Mandatory for all teachers and coaches in Clubs as of October 2013 and for all our associate membership. These modules will help coaches and teachers develop their own [...]

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Regional Support Officers Appointed for Connacht, Leinster and Munster

Swim Ireland is delighted to announce that the recruitment process for the 3 Regional/Club Support Officer positions has been successfully finalised. The Club and Regional Support Officers will be based within the region, visiting clubs on a regular basis and working closely with the Regional Management Committees. The Officers will be on hand to provide assistance/advice on development issues (technical and administrative), work closely with clubs on guiding them through accreditation (Club Mark programme) and will aim to provide comprehensive [...]

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Fergal Somerville Completes 2013 North Channel Swim for Cancer Research

Congratulations to Fergal Somerville on his North Channel Crossing on Sunday, a fantastic achievement! Listen out for Fergus on Today FM today (Tue) at 11.20am where he will be talking about the swim. See message below from Fergal – Absolutely delighted to tell you I’m back from a gruelling (but actually quite enjoyable) North Channel Swim; going from Donaghadee to Portpatrick. Job done in 12:21. Swim started at 5:00am and finished at 17:51. Oldest swimmer to complete the crossing. 4th [...]

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Irish Masters Impress with 25 Gold Medal Haul at British Masters Championships

18 Irish swimmers from Aer Lingus, Bangor, Belfast Masters, David Lloyd, Glenalbyn and NAC Masters travelled to Plymouth last weekend to compete at the Bristish Masters Swimming Championships. The strong squad  competed in 93 races over the three days and came home with an extremely impressive medal haul of 25 Gold, 25 Silver and 13 Bronze Medals as well as setting 14 new Individual Irish Masters Records and Aer Lingus Men’s and Women’s Teams broke 8 Irish Masters Relay Records. [...]

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Chris Bryan 5th in Barcelona Test Event

Chris Bryan finished in a very impressive 5th place at the Barcelona Open Water 10K World Championship Test Event on Saturday. The warm up to the World Championships in July attracted a strong field of International swimmers with 39 competitors including numerous Olympians and 2011 World Champion Spyridon Gianniotis. Greece’s Gianniotis was the eventual winner in a time of 1 hour, 50 minutes and 50 seconds, just under a minute ahead of the chasing pack which included Bryan. New Zealand Olympian Kane [...]

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Minister Varadkar to Attend Celtic Tri-Nations Novice Cup

This weekend the NAC will host the 2nd Annual Celtic Tri-Nations Novice Diving Cup, organised in partnership betweeen Swim Ireland and Shamrock Diving Club. The event brings together teams from Wales, Scotland and Ireland in an exciting new diving competition format designed to maximise the competitive experience for participating teams. The event looks to energise our nations young divers and to help drive the sport forward. Local TD and Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar will be attending Saturday aftenoon [...]

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Irish Men to Compete in Six Nations Water Polo

6 Nations Water Polo Tournament 14th June to 16th June 2013 Venue : Frauenfeld , Switzerland. Competing Countries: Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Wales & Ireland. The Irish Men’s Senior Waterpolo team will be competing in the annual 6 nation’s waterpolo tournament in Switzerland from the 14th to 16th June. The team have been preparing over the last 8 weeks with squad sessions in Dublin, Belfast & Bangor. A team of 15 players will be travelling comprising players from 6 [...]

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Irish Swim Team Selected for World Championships

Swim Ireland has announced today that Chris Bryan, Fiona Doyle, Sycerika McMahon and Barry Murphy will all represent Ireland at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona Spain from the 20th July – 4th August 2013. Chris Bryan will be the first of the Irish to compete when he swims the 10K Open Water event on the 22nd July. Bryan has showed good form so far this season with a win at the Portuguese Open Water Championships earlier this month. [...]

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