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Swim Ireland Vacancy – Education Development Officer

Swim Ireland is seeking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic Education Development Officer who has a strong interest in sport and education with a strong administrative background and experience in online learning. 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. Reporting to:      Education Business Manager Role Description:          […]

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Stephen Redmond to be inducted into International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

Stephen M. Redmond, of Cork Ireland, will be inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) at the 22nd April 2017 Induction Ceremony in London. Billy Wallace, Honour Administrator IMSHOF and President of the Irish Long Distance Swimming Association (ILDSA): “If ever a man deserved to be inducted into the IMSHOF it is Stephen Redmond.  The amount of time (years), of planning, training, and travelling he put into preparing for the 7 Oceans Challenge was incredible, and Stephen’s determination […]

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Christmas Cracker a Huge Success!

For the first time in many years Swim Ireland ran a Christmas Cracker Gala. Over 300 swimmers aged 7-12, from 27 clubs, most of whom had never swam in a compeition before, took part in a fantastic fun event at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. Santa was on hand to congratulate the children on their great swimming and to present medals to the winners. See full results here Photos available here

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Sloan Win’s Worlds Heat in New Irish Record

Sloan Wins Heat in New Irish Record Jordan Sloan continued his good form at the World Short Course Swimming Championships today, winning his 200m Freestyle heat in a new Irish Senior Record. Swimming in heat 8 of 11, Sloan clocked 1:45.16 knocking over a second off Ryan Harrison’s 2009 record of 1:46.34. The Bangor swimmer placed 17th overall, moving up over 20 places on his initial ranking. Only the top 8 progress to finals in the 200m events. Jordan is […]

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Thirteen Records Fall as National Swimming Championships Conclude in Lisburn

  Irish swimmers continued their record breaking form on the final night of the Swim Ireland National Short Course Championships in Lisburn tonight, bringing the total number of records broken across the three day meet to thirteen. Announced earlier today as the Swim Ireland 2016 Junior Performance Athlete of the Year, Mona McSharry was undoubtedly the star of the weekend as she brought her junior record and gold medal tally to five and seven. The 16 year old was pushed […]

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Dingley and Keane Win Athlete of the Year Awards

Diver Oliver Dingley and swimmer Ellen Keane have today been announced as the Swim Ireland Performance Athletes of the Year following their outstanding achievements at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Dingley became Ireland’s first Diver in 68 years to qualify for an Olympic Games last February. At the Games, the 23 year old cruised through the preliminary round of the 3M Springboard to advance to the semi-final in 13th place. Another exceptional performance in the semi-final, where he […]

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McSharry Shines as More Records Tumble on Day 2 of Short Course Championships

  Swim Ireland’s Irish Short Course National Championships continued in Lisburn today with six more records tumbling as Irish swimmers impressed once more with fantastic performances in the pool. Marlins Swimming Club’s Mona McSharry continued her march on claiming Irish records adding three more to the 100m Breaststroke record she broke yesterday. The 16 year old started the night by winning the 50m Freestyle in 25.90 seconds, breaking Niamh Kilgallen’s record of 26.25 from last year’s event. Kilgallen was 3rd […]

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James Scully Awarded Paralympics Ireland Outstanding Team Member of the Games

The success of Team Ireland at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games was celebrated by one and all at a Gala Awards ceremony in The Ballsbridge Hotel last night. There was a rousing reception as double Paralympian swimmer James Scully was named the Outstanding Team Member (Athlete) of the Games. Scully, a member of NAC Swimming Club, made two finals in Rio and swam a number of personal bests. His contribution to Team Ireland in and out of the pool was […]

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Four records fall on day 1 of Irish SC Championships

The 2016 Irish SC Championships kicked off with two Irish records during the first heats session. Brendan Hyland from Tallaght (and the NAC Performance Centre) lowered Barry Murphy’s 2011 100m Butterfly record to a 53.04 and Bangor’s Jack McMillan swimming a time of 3.52.86 to break the Junior Boys 400m Freestyle record. The first gold medal of the weekend went to local girl Rachel Bethel (Lisburn City) who cruised to victory in the 800m Freestyle. 16 year old Rachel touched […]

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Lisburn Ready to host 2016 Irish SC Championships

All eyes will be on Lagan Valley Leisureplex, Lisburn this weekend for the Irish National Short Course Swimming Championships with Ireland’s top swimmers competing for national titles in the 25m format competition. Events will take place from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th December with 63 teams and over 400 swimmers in action in the first National Championships of the 2016/17 swimming season. Junior Ellen Walshe, from Templeogue SC, has been showing impressive form already this season breaking both the Irish Junior […]

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