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Safeguarding Children: Anti-Bullying Workshops

Safeguarding Children: Anti-Bullying Workshop Autumn 2014 Part of Swim Ireland’s on-going safeguarding programme for Clubs This Anti-Bullying workshop is being delivered by Patricia Kennedy from Sticks and Stones (please view their work on their website www.sticksandstones.ie). Who should attend? The workshop will be interactive and is a must for Children’s Officers, Coaches, Teachers, Team Managers and other roles who have direct interaction with young people in the Club.  It will also be useful for committee members to understand the importance [...]

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2014 Irish National SC Championships

The 2014 Irish National SC Championships are taking place from the 12th – 14th December at Lagan Valley Leisureplex in Lisburn. Entries are now open and full details available for the event here    

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Mood Matters Workshop for Adults

Part of Swim Ireland’s on-going safeguarding programme for Clubs Information about the programme Swim Ireland and Swim Ulster are working with Aware (www.aware-ni.org) to offer the Mood Matters programme.  Mood Matters is a well-being and mental health workshop for adults working with young people in our clubs.  We aim to support the well-being of young people both physically and mentally.  The interactive workshop will be delivered by a facilitator from Aware. What does ‘Mood Matters’ cover? The workshop will cover [...]

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FEDERATION OF IRISH SPORT CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO REINSTATE CURRENT SPORTS FUNDING BACK TO 2011 LEVELS BY 2016

Federation budget submission also calls on government to extend donations tax relief to current spend The Federation of Irish Sport in their pre-budget submission on behalf of all Irish sport has made two requests of Government. The Federation announced details of their submission at a briefing in Trinity College Dublin earlier this morning Wednesday 8th October. They also announced that Dublin GAA star Bernard Brogan was to be the first President of the Federation. As part of the briefing Swim [...]

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Gerald Wilkes and Rachel Lee Win Liffey Swim

Congratulations to Gerald Wilkes of North Dublin and to Rachel Lee (pictured) of Guinness SC and Dublin Fire Brigade for winning the 95th Dublin City Liffey Swim. Over 400 competitors completed the annual swim along Dublin’s River Liffey from Watling Street Bridge to Custom House Quay taking in the James Joyce Bridge, Ha’penny Bridge and new Rosie Hackett Bridge along the way. All entrants are Swim Ireland members and must complete a series of races before they can enter the [...]

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Scotland, Denmark Win 4 Nations Titles in Dublin

Scotland Women and Denmark’s Men were crowned 4 Nations Championships yesterday (Sunday) following an exciting weekend of Water Polo at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. It came down to the final game in the women’s competition with both Scotland and Ireland beating Wales and Denmark in earlier games leaving them to battle for 1st place. In a close fought encounter, Ireland opened the scoring with Scotland responding straight away. Ireland took the lead for the second time with the [...]

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Ireland Host 4 Nations Water Polo

National Aquatic Centre, Dublin September 13th + 14th 2014  Ireland Water Polo will host the 4 Nations tournament this September, at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. Teams from Denmark, Scotland and Wales will compete against the host nation. Both men’s and women’s teams will represent their countries over the 2 days. After recent success in Switzerland with the Junior ladies, the senior ladies hope to keep that momentum going and the men’s team are eager to continue their international success, upon finishing third in this years 8 [...]

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Irish Swimmers Impress at UK Schools Games

Congratulations to the team of Irish swimmers at UK Schools Games in Manchester over the weekend who returned home with 3 Gold, 4 Silver and 1 Bronze medal. Gerry Quinn impressed with Gold in both the 100m and 200m Freestyle. Antoinette Neamt was Ireland’s other Gold medallist in the 400m Freestyle and also raced to silver in the 800m Freestyle. Benjamin Doyle (100Fly), Dearbhail McNamara (200Breast) and Conor Ferguson (200Back) all won Silver with Andrew Moore picking up Bronze in [...]

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Ireland Represented at World Junior Open Water & Diving & UK School Games

Irish swimming will be represented at the World Junior Open Water Championships and at the UK Schools Games this weekend while diver Natasha MacManus will compete at the FINA World Junior Diving Championships from the 9th – 14th September. Ethan O’Brien is first up at the 7.5K Open Water Championships taking place in Balatonfure, Hungary at 9am on Friday. O’Brien takes his second outing in International open water competition following a 25th place finish at the European Junior Championships in [...]

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