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An Interview with Swim Ireland President Mary Dunne

Ballina Dolphins swimmers Amy McGowan & Emily Ward recently interview Swim Ireland President Mary Dunne How did you first become involved in swimming? I became involved in swimming because my children were swimming with Ballina Dolphins and I became a volunteer. On becoming involved in swimming, did you always know that becoming the President of Swim Ireland was one of your aims? When I got involved in swimming first I knew nothing about Swim Ireland, Connacht Swimming, or anything to do […]

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Swim Ireland Vacancy: Swim Ireland Assistant Coach (National Centre Dublin)

Vacancy: Swim Ireland Assistant Coach (National Centre Dublin) Salary €27,000 (in region of) per annum (plus expenses). This salary is commensurate with experience and qualification level attained. Swim Ireland is seeking a suitably qualified swimming coach with a proven performance coaching and/or athletic profile to assume the role of Assistant Coach of our National Centre in Dublin. The Assistant Coach will be responsible to the National Head Coach and together they will work collaboratively and in unison to lead and deliver […]

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THREE MEDALS FOR IRISH ON FINAL DAY OF PARA SWIMMING WORLD SERIES

GOLD AND SILVER FOR KEANE, SILVER FOR MCCLEMENTS Irish para swimmers Ellen Keane and Barry McClements both claimed medals on the concluding day of the inaugural Para Swimming World Series Meet in Copenhagen, Denmark. In this first international meet of the season Keane claimed gold and silver, with Barry McClements also securing silver. Rio Paralympic medallist Ellen Keane was first up snatching silver in the 100m Butterfly Final in a time of 1:12.65. Although the vast majority of races at […]

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BARRY MCCLEMENTS WINS FREESTYLE GOLD AT PARA SWIMMING WORLD SERIES

Ireland’s Barry McClements, of Ards SC, has claimed gold in the 400m Freestyle at the opening meet of the new Para Swimming World Series in Copenhagen. The fifteen-year-old won in impressive style; touching in 4:31.35 notably smashing the PB he set in qualifying by almost four seconds. Speaking about the win Irish team manager Hayley Burke said: “Barry was very disappointed to miss out on qualification for Rio last Summer by a small margin. That qualification mark was set at 4:34.39 […]

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FIVE IRISH SWIMMERS SET TO COMPETE AT OPENING PARA SWIMMING WORLD SERIES EVENT

A team of five Irish swimmers are set to compete at the opening meet of the new Para Swimming World Series in Copehagen this weekend (11th & 12th March). The team features Rio Paralympic bronze medallist Ellen Keane, as well as fellow Paralympians James Scully, and Nicole Turner. They will be joined by upcoming young swimmers Barry McClements, and Patrick Flanagan. Bringing together some of the biggest competitions on the global calendar, the World Series will take in five countries […]

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Jon Rudd Regional Roadshows 2017

Our National Performance Director is on the road and coming to a town near you! Our Swim Ireland NPD Roadshows are aimed at providing information for all people who have an interest in or an investment in the future of swimming in Ireland – both North and South. Swimmers, families & parents, coaches, technical officials, helpers and committee members are invited to attend one of the Roadshows below – even if it is one outside of your own Region because […]

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Swim Ireland National Water Polo Academy and Summer Camp 2017

As part of the on-going development work for Water Polo, Swim Ireland is pleased to announce the dates of the 2017 Water Polo Academy and Summer Camp. Directed by Gary O’Brien the National Development Manager for Water Polo this will be an great opportunity for all water polo players aged between (12-18) to partake in an action packed weekend of water polo development in and out of the pool. The Academy will be aimed at experienced players who want to […]

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Swim Ireland February Newsletter (Water Polo)

Swim Ireland Newsletter February 2017 Ireland U17 Boys & Girls National Tournament was a great event in Lisburn, January 26-28. Girls winners were St. Vincents WPC, with Donegal Diamonds WPC Runners Up. Boys winners were Corrib WPC, with Clonard WPC Runners Up. Ireland U17 Boys National Team travelled to Watford to compete in ASA tournament on February 10-12th. Led by head coach Joe Smyth, the team finished 5th overall in a very competitive tournament. Senior Men & Women Brother Philip […]

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5th Eastern Bay Invitational International Ice Mile Swim

Congratulations to all of the swimmers that completed the Ice Mile last weekend and thank you to Fergal Somerville for the following report. You can also check out some video footage from the day below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNG_Qb_PR-I&feature=youtu.be Where would you expect to find 15 adults (ranging in age from the statutory 28 to the not so early 50’s) delighted to hear that the temperature of the water they were about to swim in was a Baltic 4 degrees Celsius? In beautiful […]

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Swim Ireland CEO Sarah Keane Elected OCI President

Swim Ireland is delighted to confirm the election of our CEO Sarah Keane as the new President of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI). Sarah was elected at the EGM of the OCI held on Thursday 9th February at the Conrad Hotel, Dublin. Speaking after tonight’s election result Keane commented “I feel humbled and privileged to have been elected as President of the OCI this evening. I am grateful for the support and confidence shown to me by the Olympic […]

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