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Hyland Breaks Butterfly Record on Opening Day of Swimming Championships

Irish swimmers were in impressive form on the opening night of the Irish Long Course National Championships at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. With 10 National Titles up for grabs, it was an exciting night of racing. Brendan Hyland was the standout performer on the first day of action securing the 200m Butterfly National Title in a new Irish Senior Record time of 1:58.68. Hyland, who trains at Swim Ireland’s Performance Centre at the National Aquatic Centre (NAC) bested [...]

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Irish National Championships Preview

Swim Ireland’s Irish Long Course National Championships kick off this Thursday 24th April at the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin where over 300 swimmers from 63 clubs will compete over 4 days of competition. The championships will serve as a final opportunity for swimmers to qualify for Summer International Meets. 2014 will see International competition focus on Europe with European Open Water and Swimming Championships taking place in Berlin in August. Seven Irish athletes including Olympians Barry Murphy and Sycerika McMahon [...]

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Easter Office Closure

The Swim Ireland Office will be closed from this afternoon (Thursday) until Tuesday morning for the Easter Holidays. We hope you have a very enjoyable weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone at Nationals next week!

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Swim Ireland Athletes, Coaches & Volunteers Honoured in Limerick

Fiona Doyle was last night named High Performance Athlete of the Year at the Swim Ireland Annual Awards in the Strand Hotel, Limerick.  Doyle, who is originally from Limerick but based at the University of Calgary in Canada, had an outstanding year in 2013. She won a silver medal at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia in July, Irelands first World swimming medal in over 20 years. Following this, she went on to make semi-finals in the 50m and [...]

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PARTICIPANTS COMPLETE HUGELY SUCCESSFUL “SWIM FOR A MILE” CHALLENGE

Swim Ireland’s “Swim for a Mile” Challenge took place across Ireland last week with over 1,000 participants signed up to swim 1 mile (1,600 metres) following a 12 week training programme set out by the national governing body. Partnering with Matt Coopers “The Last Word” Show on Today FM and funded by the Coca Cola Thank You Fund and the Irish Sports Council, events were held in Cork (Leisureworld, Bishopstown), Limerick (UL Sport), Galway (Kingfisher NUI Galway), Bangor (Aurora Leisure [...]

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Masters Relay Meet & Training Day

SWIM IRELAND MASTERS are proud to present a Master’s Relay Meet plus Training Day to be held on Sunday 27th April 2014. The event will be held during the downtime of the Swim Ireland National Long Course Championships in the National Aquatic Centre between approximately 12.00 noon and 3.30pm (depending on the times of the SI gala). Swim Ireland are facilitating the use of the pool to Master swimmers and without this assistance it would not be possible to run [...]

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Swimmers Enter Final Week of Swim for a Mile Training

Over 1,000 people have now entered their final week in the Swim for a Mile Challenge training! After 12 weeks of training in pools across the country, participants are ready to swim the mile, with this week’s sessions set at 1,600m. Feedback from the coaches in our flagship centres is that swimmers are ready to go with everyone looking forward to taking on the challenge in Cork, Limerick, Galway, Bangor and Dublin. If you are in the area, come along [...]

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Swim Ireland Awards Night 2014

On the 12th April 2014, following the Swim Ireland AGM & Congress we will present our fourth annual Awards evening.   The 2014 Awards night will celebrate and honour the fantastic work and the outstanding accomplishments of our athletes, coaches and volunteers throughout the year and we will induct a deserving member of the aquatic community into the Swim Ireland Hall of Fame.  All members of the aquatic community will be invited to purchase tickets at a cost of €45(£40) by completing the [...]

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Impressive Ireland Secure 8 Nations Bronze

Sunday March 16th 2014:  Ireland turned around a 15-7 defeat from Austria yesterday to beat them 13-6 in today’s Bronze medal game on the final day of competition in the EU 8 Nations Water Polo Championships at the University of Limerick. Austria were first to hit the back of the net in a close first quarter Eoin Nolan and Josef Kresak scoring two goals each to give Ireland a slight advantage of 4-3 going into quarter two. Austria drew level [...]

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Ireland to Play Austria for Bronze at 8 Nations Championship in Limerick

March 15th 2014:  Malta continued their dominance of the EU 8 Nations Water Polo Tournament in Limerick today with a resounding 17-7 win over Ireland in tonight’s semi-final encounter. Having finished second in group A Ireland was pitted against Group B winners Malta in the first semi-final of the evening. Already this weekend the very physical Malta team have had massive wins over Wales, Denmark and Czech Republic and the game against Ireland was no different. Ireland started well with [...]

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