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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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Out Of The Water, November 2016 – #InBrief

Club Youth Awards – A reminder to register your club for CYA before 31st December 2016. Click here to complete the form. Lisburn CPD’s – Lisburn CPD’s taking place over Irish Short Course Nationals 2nd 3rd and 4th December. Book online through the Swim Ireland shop New safeguarding refresher web app launched – Sport Ireland have launched ‘Safeguarding 1 Refresher’, a web based education resource aimed at providing further training to those who have previously attended a Safeguarding workshop or equivalent. The web resource, […]

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Swim Ireland Appoint Jon Rudd as New NPD

Swim Ireland are delighted to announce the appointment of Jon Rudd as our new National Performance Director (NPD). Jon comes to Ireland with fantastic experience in international swimming and will lead Swim Ireland’s High Performance Programme in the next Olympic cycle through to Tokyo 2020. Rudd, currently based in Plymouth, England, is the coach of 2012 Olympic Gold medallist and World Record holder Ruta Meilutyte and 2016 Olympic Finalist Ben Proud.  He has been Head Coach of Plymouth Leander Swimming […]

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Irish Open Diving Championship 2016

The 2016 Irish Open Diving Championships took place from 11th to 13th November in The National Aquatic Centre, Dublin with 132 divers taking part in this years event. A host of clubs from Ireland, Northern Ireland, Great Britain and Dubai were represented as divers competed for medals over the three days Spectators were treated to some world class diving over the weekend as this years open and also saw Rio 2016 Olympic diver Oliver Dingley compete for the first time […]

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Irish Open Diving Championships

Swim Ireland’s Irish Open Diving Championships kick off today with lots of exciting action to come across the weekend. The event will run from today (Friday 11th November) to Sunday at the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin and will feature Ireland’s best diver including Rio 216 Finalist Oliver Dingley. Irish divers will be joined by clubs from the UK and Dubai. Entry is free, so pop in at any stage across the weekend to catch a glimpse of the divers in action.

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Swim Ireland Vacancy – Participation Officer

Swim Ireland, the National Governing Body for Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Open Water Swimming in Ireland are seeking a Participation Officer to join our team following a successful application for investment from the Sport Ireland Dormant Accounts Fund. As part of a new four year strategy, this post will be integral to the launch and development of Swim Ireland’s new Participation Strategy. This is a one year contract with capacity for continuation into 2018 and beyond. The ideal candidate […]

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Christmas Cracker Fun Gala

Entries are now open for the inaugural Swim Ireland Christmas Cracker and will be accepted through Club secretaries. For more details visit the events Facebook page here.  

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Swimming Remains One of Ireland’s Most Popular Forms of Exercise

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan TD, today launched the sixth Irish Sports Monitor report, for the year April 2015-April 2016 with swimming remaining as one of the top participation sports in the country. The report, written by Ipsos MRBI on behalf of Sport Ireland, measures adult participation in sport and physical activity and compares it with information published for previous years. The report shows that 45% of the adult population participate regularly in sport equating to […]

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Out Of The Water – #In-Brief

Membership Affiliation: Reminder that membership affiliation is the 31st October 2016. We would ask that all members ensure they have filled in their forms and membership fees have been paid EGM results: At a recently convened EGM (which took place on 15th October) all of the proposed changes to the Swim Ireland Constitution were passed. the revised Constitution can be accessed at the following link: Swim Ireland Constitution Chairs and Secretaries forum: This year Swim Ireland will provide an opportunity of […]

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