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National Centre Limerick Coach Lars Humer to Leave Post in December

Swim Ireland National Centre Limerick Head Coach Lars Humer will leave his post in December to return to his home town of Dunedin, New Zealand. Lars has been in Limerick since 2013 and has brought a wealth of swimming knowledge, not just to the swimmers based in the Centre, but to the wider region in Munster and at National level. On Lars deciding to return to his home town of Dunedin to coach from January 2018, Swim Ireland National Performance Director […]

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Swim Ireland Congress and Awards 2017

GAA Player of the Year Andy Moran to Headline 2017 Congress Swim Ireland Congress returns as a forum for members from all disciplines to meet, share ideas and talk about the things that are most important to you. This is a call out to all to come along and contribute.The Swim Ireland Congress will take the following format: Times Sessions 12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch and Registration 1.30pm -2.30pm Andy Moran (Mayo and GAA Footballer of the Year 2017) 2.30pm – […]

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Irish Open Diving Championships Kick Off at NAC, Dublin

Swim Ireland’s Irish Open Diving Championships kick off this Friday 10th November at the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin. 266 divers from 23 clubs including Ireland, Finland, Denmark, UAE, the UK and Austria will compete across three days of competition for titles in junior and senior events. Friday’s first session begins with Boys and Girls Group C Platform Diving and the junior and senior Women’s 1M Springboard, while the afternoon session will see International divers Oliver Dingley, who represented Ireland at […]

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Swim Ireland Appoint Mark Lappin and Sarah Fellner as Regional Pathway Development Coaches for Leinster, Connacht and Munster

Swim Ireland continue to build our Performance team through 2017 with the recent appointment of two Regional Pathway Development Coaches. Mark Lappin and Sarah Fellner take up their roles in December of this year. Lappin is set to work in the Leinster region and Fellner in the Munster and Connacht regions, with Mark Craig already in position in a similar role in the Ulster region. All three Pathway Development Coaches will work directly under National Performance Pathway Manager Andrew Reid […]

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Eleanor Murray Wins Gold in Paris

Irish swimmer Eleanor Murray has won Ireland’s first ever Gold medal at the Down Syndrome International Swimming Organisation (DSIDO) European Championships in Bobigny, Paris today. The young Irish swimmer triumphed with a personal best time of 28:35.44 in the 1500m Freestyle. Eleanor also won Bronze medals in the the 400m and 800m Freestyle this week. Earlier this week another Irish swimmer Katie Troy won a Silver medal in the 400m Individual Medley with a time of 9:48.94. Swim Ireland would […]

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Club Youth Awards – Now OPEN

We are delighted to announce that our CYAs have re-opened and clubs can now register through their CCO. T The Club Youth Awards have been designed to recognise young people’s achievements outside what they do as part of their sport i.e. not linked to PBs, times, competition success, medals achieved etc. CYA concentrates on young people’s involvement with their squad, team and club and are aimed at identifying and recognising the effort and commitment young people show in other areas connected […]

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College Awareness Week 2017

College Awareness Week promotes the benefits of having a post-secondary plan for all. Consider running an event in your school, community or place of work to highlight the advantages of going to college, accessing further education or undertaking an apprenticeship, and help students of all ages to become college-ready. We have a website full of resources to help you devise and promote your event. And don’t forget to log your event on our website and be part of the #CAW17 community! […]

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Ten Strong Team Announced Ahead of Euro SC Swimming Championships

Swim Ireland has today announced a squad of ten to compete at the LEN European Short Course (25m) Swimming Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark from the 13th to 17th December. 2017 World Championship team members Nicholas Quinn, Jordan Sloan, Brendan Hyland, Mona McSharry and Conor Ferguson lead the team, with 50m Breaststroke bronze medalist at the 2015 event Alex Murphy, Irish record holders Danielle Hill and Conor Brines and 2017 World University Games swimmers Darragh Greene and Calum Bain completing the 10-strong team. […]

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Office Closure & Education Courses Cancelled – Monday 16th October

Due to the extreme weather conditions today the Swim Ireland office will be closed. Some staff are still contactable by e-mail and mobile phone. Update: Please be advised, all Swim Ireland education courses taking place today have been cancelled until further notice. This includes the Safeguarding course due to take place in Belfast and the CPD in the Armagh City Hotel. Swim Ireland Education staff will be in touch in the coming days with news of when the courses will […]

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Swim Ireland Announce 2017-18 National Squad

Swim Ireland has announced 45 athletes to our National Squad (Swimming) for the 2017-2018 season with specific cohorts of athletes identified – a Performance group (with an Olympic 2020 focus) and a Performance Pathway group (with an Olympic 2024 focus). With 12 international medals won over the course of the summer (four at the European Junior Championships, four at the Commonwealth Youth Games, three at the World Junior Championships and one at the World University Games), Swim Ireland have already […]

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