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Doyle and Sloan set to take on World’s best in Canada

Rio 2016 Olympian Fiona Doyle and Bangor’s Jordan Sloan are in Windsor, Canada to take on the world’s best swimmers at the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships from December 6th – 11th. Up to 1,000 swimmers from over 176 countries will compete in the13th edition of the Championships. The event is expected to draw more than 35,000 spectators to watch the world’s elite compete for 46 gold medals over 6 days in a temporary pool the WFCU Arena. Doyle and Sloan will […]

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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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1701 Level 2 Coaching Swimming, 27-01-2017, NAC and Sport HQ

Please note that acceptance on a course is provisional pending confirmation from Swim Ireland that you have completed the prerequisites; Safeguarding level 1 All candidates should be aware that attendance at a Safeguarding level 1 course within the last 5 years is a prerequisite for registration on all Teaching/Coaching and Team Manager Courses. Please note to attend a Safeguarding level 1 course candidates must be 16 years of age or older, for candidates under 18 years of age a signed parental consent form […]

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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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