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Rio 2016 – 9 days to go

It’s now just 9 days to the opening ceremony and 10 days until we have our first competitor compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Shane Ryan, Fiona Doyle and Nicholas Quinn had a quick visit to the Olympic Village on Monday/Tuesday before flying to Uberlandia (2 hour flight north of Rio) for a 1 week training camp. They will return to the village on August 2nd and will be joined by Oliver Dingley before competition starts on August 6th [...]

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Irish Age Group Championships come to an end in Dublin

The final day of racing at Swim Ireland’s Irish Age Group Championships and Summer Open threw up lots more exciting races as the swimmers continued with the fantastic performances we have seen throughout the week. Today’s middle session saw the boys and girls 1500m Freestyle events take place. Enniskillen’s Oisin McManus dropped a huge 43 seconds off his entry time to win the boys 13 and under title in 18:48.89. Lisburn’s Daniel Wiffen clocked 16:54.20 to comfortably win the 14-15-age [...]

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Swimmers Excite NAC Crowd with Outstanding Performances

Day 4 of Swim Ireland’s Irish Age Group Championships continued today at Dublin’s National Aquatic Centre. Swimmers from aged 11 to our 18 and overs continued their impressive form with lots of fantastic swims throughout the day. Aer Lingus’ boys set a new Irish Junior Club Relay Record in the 200m Free.Nathan Turner, Andrew Carey, Benjamin Doyle and Cathal Kearney combined for a time of 1:38.23, breaking City of Belfast’s 2008 record of 1:39.46. The Aer Lingus boys won bronze. [...]

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Danielle Hill Breaks 50m Backstroke Irish Record

Larne’s Danielle Hill was the star of Day 3 at the Irish Age Group Championships as the 16 year old broke the Irish Senior and Junior 50m Bacsktroke Record. Leading off her Larne team in the 200m Medley Relay this evening, Hill touched in 29.06 seconds, knocking .09 of a second off the previous record that she had set in March. Larne were the Bronze medal winners in the event in 2:05.16 while the Ards quartet of Rebecca and Emma [...]

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Swimmers double up on titles as Age Groups continue in Dublin

Day 2 of Swim Ireland’s Irish Age Group Championships continued with more impressive racing from our young swimmers. A number of swimmers collected their third and fourth medals of the meet with many getting their names on the list of medalists for the first time. There was also a huge amount of best swims as the year of hard work finally paid off for the talented group competing. Coman’s Jessica Gannon took Gold in the first final of the day [...]

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Swimmers Impress on opening night of Age Group Championships

Swim Ireland’s Irish Age Group Championships and Summer Open started in Dublin’s National Aquatic Centre today with lots of exciting swimming taking place from our 12 and under’s right up to seniors. This morning saw the heat declared winners in the boys 400m Freestyle events. Athlone’s Daragh Fitzgerald picked up the first medal of the day in the 13 and under age group in 4:47.07, Templeogue’s Sean Kenny (4:47.77) collected Silver and Castlebar’s Sam Rennick Bronze (4:48.60). In the 14-15 [...]

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Irish Age Group Championships and Summer Open Kick Off at NAC

Swim Ireland’s Irish Age Group Championships and Summer Open start tomorrow at the National Aquatic Centre and will run until Sunday 24th July. Over 870 athletes from 109 clubs will compete across the five days competition for age group and open titles in 45 events. We welcome visiting teams from Bermuda, Canada, Egypt, England, Hong Kong, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland, the UAE and Wales who will add international interest to the meet. Before they depart for Rio de Janeiro and [...]

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Vacancy: Education Development Officer

Education Development Officer (salary dependent on experience) Location: Blanchardstown, Dublin Swim Ireland are seeking an Education Development Officer to join the expanding Education team.  As part of a new four year strategy, this post will be integral to the development of a new online, blended learning and face to face Continuous Professional Development programme. The ideal candidate will come from either a Coaching Swimming or Teaching Aquatics background, with a strong technical knowledge in swimming.  With responsibility for managing the [...]

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Mona McSharry Wins Breaststroke Silver at European Juniors

Mona McSharry doubled up on medals and took Ireland’s tally to three on the closing night of competition at the European Junior Swimming Championships in Hungary tonight. McSharry, who had won Bronze in the 50m Breaststroke on the opening night of the championships, claimed Silver in the 100m Breaststroke. The 15 year had gone into tonight’s Final as the second seed behind Italy’s Giulia Verona in 1:08.82. The Marlins, Donegal swimmer started well in tonight’s race and was first at [...]

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Emma Reid through to Butterfly Semi-Final

Ireland’s Emma Reid has progressed to the semi-final of the 50m Butterfly on the final day of competition at the European Junior Swimming Championships in Hungary. Reid swam a lifetime best 27.44 finishing second in her heat and advances in 6th place. The Ards swimmer knocked three tenths of a second off her previous best time of 27.74 from this year’s Irish Open Swimming Championships. Reid joins Danielle Hill and Mona McSharry in tonight’s Finals. Hill qualified last night for [...]

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