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Expressions of interest sought – National Performance Director & National Head Coach

Swim Ireland is about to embark on a significant recruitment process for the following  High Performance positions: National Performance Director National Head Coach These important roles will lead the achievement of Swim Ireland’s vision for high performance (above) and drive the implementation of the recently developed High Performance framework.  They will be advertised globally across August to September, with a robust and transparent recruitment process established for each position. If you would like to express an interest (EOI) in any [...]

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Limerick SC Celebrating 30 Years

Limerick Swimming Club are celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary /Reunion on September 10th in the Castletroy Park Hotel. The club would love to see all those that have been connected with them past and present over the last 30 years, it would be a great time to catch up with all your old swim buddies, parents and committee members.

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Dingley 8th in Olympic Final

Oliver Dingley has finished 8th in the 3M Springboard Olympic Final in Rio de Janeiro. The Olympic debutant scored his highest marks of the Games in an outstanding Final that saw China’s Yuan Cao take Gold in 547.60 points. Having looked nervous in the semi-final earlier today, Dingley looked calm and collected throughout tonight’s Final and scored a personal best of 442.90 after the six rounds, the 23 year old was even in medal contention early on. Having progressed in [...]

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Oliver Dingley Advances to Olympic Final

Team Ireland’s Oliver Dingley continued to make Irish diving history today as he became the first Irish diver ever to make an Olympic Final. Dingley qualified for tonight’s 10pm (Ireland) Final with a spectacular last dive to score 414.25 overall and progress in 9th place. Completing the same set of 6 dives as he did in the preliminary round, but in a different order, the 23 year old showed impressive form throughout the 2 hour competition. A score of 69.75 [...]

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Dingley dives into history with semi-final spot

Oliver Dingley, Ireland’s first diver in 68 years to compete at an Olympic Games, has qualified for the semi-final of the 3M Springboard after a 13th place finish in today’s preliminaries at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Ireland has only ever had one other diver compete at the Olympic Games, Dubliner Eddie Heron in London in 1948. Heron withdrew from the Games after the preliminary round along with his team mates in protest over the banning [...]

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Dingley set to make Irish diving history

Team Ireland’s Oliver Dingley is ready to make Irish diving history on Monday as he prepares to be the first diver in 68 years to represent Ireland at the Olympic Games. Dingley is relishing the opportunity and has been in Rio de Janeiro preparing for the past two weeks at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Stadium. Ireland’s last diver at an Olympic Games was Dubliner Eddie Heron in London in 1948. Heron, who was inducted into the Swim Ireland Hall of [...]

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Shane Ryan bows out of Rio Games

Ireland’s Shane Ryan bowed out of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with a third place finish in his heat of the 50m Freestyle at the Rio Aquatic Centre. Ryan, normally a backstroke swimmer, touched in 22.88 seconds just one tenth of a second off his best time of 22.79. Hong Kong’s Geoffrey Cheah won the heat in 22.46 seconds while Andrii Govorov of Ukraine was the fastest qualifier in 21.49. Ryan would have needed to go under Barry Murphy’s 2009 [...]

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Fiona Doyle 2nd in Breaststroke heat

Fiona Doyle concluded her Olympic Games today with a second place finish in her heat of the 200m Breaststroke. A 100m Breaststroke specialist, Doyle led the race for 150 metres but tied up in the last 50 to touch in 2:29.76. Argentina’s Julia Sebastian won the heat in 2:27.98. After 4 heats the 24 year old placed 25th overall, she would have needed to break her Irish record of 2:27.63 by over a second to make the semi-finals (2:26.58). Denmark’s [...]

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Quinn and Ryan Impress in Rio

Nicholas Quinn and Shane Ryan put in impressive performances on day 4 of swimming at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as Quinn won his heat and Ryan touched second in his. Swimming in his main event, the 200m Breaststroke, Quinn and Brazilian Cales Cerdeira battled it out for most of the race. Cerdeira, however, could not sustain the pace and Quinn powered through to touch the wall in 2:11.67, his fastest morning swim ever and second fastest 200m [...]

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National 5K and 10K Open Water

Congratulations to all of the swimmers who competed in the National 5K and 10K Open Water Championships and Swim for a Mile at Coosan Point yesterday. A great day at Lough Ree saw some fantastic results at Waterfest, an event that continues to grow, with over 100 swimmers taking part yesterday. Full results will be posted online tomorrow. A list of Championship (wetsuit & non-wetsuit) medalists can be found below. Thanks to the ILDSA, Waterways Ireland, Dublin Mini Coaches, the [...]

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