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Vacancy: Swim Ireland National Head Coach

Swim Ireland is seeking a highly qualified swimming coach with proven international podium success to assume the role of National Head Coach.  This role will be the primary technical lead for Ireland’s high performance swimming programmes, providing oversight of all National Squad athletes, regardless of location and in some cases directly coaching elite and sub-elite (Juniors/Youth) swimmers based at the High Performance Training Centre at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. The National Head Coach will be responsible to the [...]

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Coaching Forum

It’s a busy couple of weeks of Swim Ireland events aimed at collaborating and consultation with coaches, officials and our clubs at large. The first such event was a Coaches Forum held on the 10th September in the newly opened Conference Centre on the National Sports Campus just a stone’s throw from the Swim Ireland offices. 14 coaches were invited to exchange their views and to learn about progress on the development of the new high performance strategy. The forum [...]

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Club Youth Awards Are Back For The New Season!

After a very successful first year of the Club Youth Awards, they are back just in time for the new season! The awards recognises young club members for their contribution to the life of the club beyond the competitive side of the sport. They are recognised under four categories – Effort, Helping, being a Role Model and Teamwork. For more information on the programme contact Amanda, your Young Persons Project Officer at YPPO@swimireland.ie You can read more about the CYA [...]

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IRISH PARALYMPIC TEAM SET FOR AIRPORT HOMECOMING TODAY

Ireland’s 48 strong Rio 2016 Paralympic team have waved goodbye to the athletes’ village and are on their journey homeward with eleven medals, and a host of lifetime best performances. The team is scheduled to touch down in Dublin Airport just after midday today (Wednesday 21st September) and make their way to the Arrivals Hall in Terminal 1 at approximately 1pm to meet family, friends and the media. The team exceeded all expectations in Rio claiming four gold, four silver [...]

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Scully 7th in last race of Rio Games

Team Ireland’s James Scully has finished 7th in the S5 100m Freestyle Final on the final night of the swimming competition at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Scully set a new personal best time in this morning’s heats of 1:21.15 to progress in eighth place and despite improving on that time in the final by taking almost a second off this morning’s time; he was 7th overall in 1:20.18. Speaking after the race the 23 year old was very happy [...]

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Keane Concludes Rio Games with Backstroke Final

Ireland’s swimming Bronze medallist Ellen Keane ended her 2016 Paralympic Games with an eighth place finish in the S9 100m Backstroke Final tonight. The 21 year old, who claimed SB8 100m Breaststroke Bronze on Wednesday, had set a best time in this morning’s heats of 1:15.44 but was unable to match that time in tonight’s final touching in 1:16.27. Keane, who is competing in her third Paralympic Games, has had an extremely successful competition “I’ve had three Finals, two PBs [...]

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Keane Qualifies for another Final in Rio

Ireland’s Ellen Keane has qualified for the S9 100m Backstroke Final on the penultimate day of racing in the pool at the Paralympic Games. The SB8 100m Breaststroke Bronze medallist is having an outstanding week and will compete in her third final in as many days tonight at 9.50pm (Ireland). Swimming in her weakest event, Keane touched third in her heat and advances to the final in seventh overall in 1:15.44, a new best time for the 21 year old [...]

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Notice: Swim Ireland Congress and EGM – 8th October 2016

Notice for Issue Dear All, On behalf of the Swim Ireland Board I am writing to first of all issue formal notification of an EGM which will be held in conjunction with the Swim Ireland Annual Congress onSaturday, 8th October 2016. Please save the date! Attached is a  formal letter of notification and notice of Motions together with an explanatory note detailing the proposed changes. Whilst it is a legal requirement to issue formal notification, we do not want to give the [...]

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Turner 7th, Keane 8th in Rio

Ireland’s Nicole Turner and Ellen Keane have finished seventh and eighth in their respective Finals on Day 8 of Swimming at the Rio Aquatic Centre. Turner, at just 14 years old, was swimming in her fifth final of five events and swam a personal best , her third this week, in the SB6 100m Breaststroke Final. A time of 1:46.19 was one tenth of a second faster than the time that won her Bronze at this year’s IPC European Swimming [...]

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Keane and Turner Qualify for Finals

Last night’s swimming Bronze medallist Ellen Keane and four time finalist Nicole Turner have both progressed from their heats at the Rio Aquatic Centre today. Keane, who won SB8 100m Breaststroke Bronze last night, was back in the pool for the first event of the day, the S9 100m Butterfly. Ranked 11th going in Keane gave a fantastic performance, swimming a personal best of 1:10.95, knocking over half a second off her previous best (1:11.56) and finishing second in her [...]

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