About Us

Our Vision

“To inspire and empower people in Ireland of all ages and

abilities to participate in our sport and to embrace a healthy lifestyle”

Encompassing the four provinces of Ireland, Swim Ireland is the governing body of swimming in Ireland. It is operated by a voluntary board of Directors who are democratically elected by the club members making nominations to and voting on the candidates at the Swim Ireland Annual General Meeting.

Swim Ireland is the National Governing Body for swimming, water-polo, diving and associated aquatic disciplines in Ireland. The organisation was formed in 1893 and adopted the trading name of Swim Ireland in 1998. It has over 14,000 members and over 150 Affiliated Clubs.

Strategic direction and leadership comes from the Swim Ireland board made up of 11 volunteers comprising a Chairperson, Treasurer, Company Secretary and two representatives from the four regions. The operational side is managed by the CEO in conjunction with the 25 members of staff. Committees of volunteers are also established to assist in the running of the organisation.

Volunteers and paid staff are considered as partners in implementing the mission and programmes of Swim Ireland with each having an equal but complimentary role to play.

You can find further detail about this in Swim Ireland Articles of Association (under Policies & Resources tab).

The Swim Ireland Strategic Plan 2013-16 was launched in 2013.