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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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Swim Ireland Appoint John Watson as Head of Performance Support

Swim Ireland’s new National Performance Director Jon Rudd took up his role last weekend and both he and Swim Ireland are now delighted to announce the appointment of the next member of the new Performance team in John Watson as Head of Performance Support and Strength and Conditioning Practitioner. This role is a totally new role for the organisation and is further demonstration of the particular emphasis on the holistic development of the athlete which is a keystone of the […]

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Hill Breaks 15 Year Old Record to Become Fastest Ever Irish Female Swimmer

17 year old Danielle Hill made history in Bangor today as she became the fastest ever Irish female swimmer. The Larne swimmer broke Julie Douglas’ 2002 50m Freestyle record of 26.02 by eight hundreth’s of a second to clock 25.94 seconds, the fastest female swimming record (long course) in Ireland. Hill had been close to the record in 2016 when she broke the junior record in 26.08 seconds and with many using this weekend as a warm up for the […]

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UCD Smash 8 Year Old Irish Relay Record in Bangor

Irish swimmers produced a second night of exciting races with a number of Irish records broken and European and World consideration times met at the Swim Ireland Dave McCullagh/Swim Ulster International in Bangor. UCD’s quartet of David Prendergast, Dean Power, Andrew Moore and Alex Melennec broke the 2009 800m Freestyle Club Relay Record in 7 minutes 39.25 seconds. The four combined to break NUIM’s record of 7:43.52 and UCD now hold all five of the Irish senior (long course) men’s […]

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Hill and McSharry Break Records in Bangor

The Swim Ireland Dave McCullagh/Swim Ulster International kicked off in Bangor today with a great showing from Irish swimmers who were in record breaking form early in the season. The meet is the first opportunity for swimmers to qualify for a number of European and World Events this summer but focus for this will be the Irish Open in April. Danielle Hill was the first to break a record today. The Larne swimmer broke her Irish Senior 50m Backstroke record […]

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Irish Swimmers Seek International Qualification Times at Season Opener in Bangor

Irish and British Olympians to Compete as Jon Rudd takes up NPD Role Irish swimmers will take to the pool in Bangor this weekend (Friday to Sunday) for the first National competition of 2017.  The Dave McCullagh Memorial Meet, which incorporates the Swim Ulster International, takes place at the Aurora Leisure Complex in County Down. Over 350 swimmers from 55 clubs will compete in 32 individual and 6 team events across three days of competition. Ireland’s senior swimmers will be […]

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Last Chance to Sign Up for Club Youth Awards!

After a very successful first year of the Club Youth Awards, they are back with just a few days left to register your club for the 2016/17 season! The awards recognise 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 […]

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Vacancy – Swim Ireland Membership and Water Polo Administrator (Full Time)

Swim Ireland is seeking to appoint a membership administrator to coordinate the day to day administration of the membership department. Swim Ireland is the National Governing Body for the Aquatic Disciplines in Ireland, recognised as such by the Irish Government, Sport Ireland, Sport Northern Ireland, the Olympic Council of Ireland and FINA and LEN, the World and European Aquatic Governing Bodies. Some Key Responsibilities for the role include: Respond to membership queries (club and special) via phone and email Co-ordinate […]

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Swim for a Mile Launches for 2017

Special Olympics Ireland announced as Official Charity Partner Swim Ireland are delighted to launch the 2017 Swim for a Mile Challenge and announce Special Olympics Ireland as the Official Charity Partner. The challenge, which involves 10 weeks of training, gives participants the confidence and skills to reach the ultimate goal of swimming a mile while raising money for a worthy cause. Swim for a Mile is open to swimmers of all abilities, from the regular to the lapsed, as long […]

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