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Ferguson Smashes Fourth Irish Record in Singapore

Larne’s Conor Ferguson continued his great form on the final day of competition at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Singapore. Ferguson broke his fourth Irish Junior Record of the week in the 200m Backstroke heats. The 15 year old, who broke the 100m Backstroke record twice and the 50m Backstroke record, took almost a second off the record (2:03.12) which he had held since the Irish Open Swimming Championships in May. Ferguson touched in 2:02.30 to place 5th in [...]

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Neamt 13th in 1500m Freestyle at World Junior Championships

Antoinette Neamt carded her third top 13 finish of the week and was once again the fastest 2001 swimmer on the penultimate day of competition at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Singapore. Swimming in the 1500m Freestyle Neamt touched home in 16 minutes, 55.87 seconds, 5th in her heat and 13th overall. Gabriella Weaver just missed out on a spot in the 50m Freestyle semi-final by two tenths of a second after an impressive performance where she swam 26.54 [...]

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Neamt 12th in 400m Freestyle at World Junior Championships

Tallaght and NAC Performance Centre swimmer Antoinette Neamt continued her good form in the pool at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Singapore today. The 14 year old was the fastest of the 2001 born swimmers in the heats of the 400m Freestyle, she missed out on the final by just 1 second and was 12th overall. Neamt posted a time of 4:16.69, which was just off her personal best swam at the European Youth Olympic Games where she claimed [...]

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Ferguson Breaks another Record, 11th in World Juniors Semi-Final

Conor Ferguson broke his third Irish Junior Record in as many days when he took to the pool for the 50m Backstroke on Day 3 of the World Junior Swimming Championships in Singapore. Having taken down the 100m Backstroke Record twice on Tuesday, Ferguson took his individual Irish Junior Record tally for 2015 to 9 with a 26.07 second swim in the 50m Backstroke semi-final. The 15 year old had progressed to the semi-final after a 26.27 swim in the [...]

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Neamt 11th in 800m Freestyle at World Juniors

Ireland’s Antoinette Neamt put in an impressive performance on Day 2 of the World Junior Swimming Championships in Singapore to place 11th overall in the 800m Freestyle. Neamt posted a time of 8:46.45, was third in her heat and was the second fastest 2001 born swimmer behind China’s Chang Yang who was 10th in 8:44.54. Also in action today Gabriella Weaver swam 58.39 in the 100m Freestyle with Rachel Bethel just behind in 58.91 while Emma Reid clocked 2:21.56 in [...]

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Ferguson Smashes Backstroke Record to Place 12th at World Junior Championships

Conor Ferguson twice broke the Irish junior 100m Backstroke record on the first day of competition at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Singapore today. The 15 year old from Larne progressed from the morning heats to the semi-final in 55.94 seconds, breaking 56 seconds for the first time and knocking .23 of a second off the record of 56.17 that he had set just over a month ago at the Irish Age Group Championships. This afternoon Ferguson went on [...]

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Irish Juniors Ready to Take on the World

  Ireland will be represented by a team of seven swimmers at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships taking place in Singapore this week, from the 25th – 30th August. Almost 700 young athletes from 87 National Federations take part in the event. Swimmers aged between 14-18 (girls between 14-17, boys between 15-18) are set to compete in the the state-of-the-art OCBC Aquatic Centre, Singapore Sports Hub, which opened its door in 2014. The Irish team is led by 2015 [...]

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Details of Swim Ireland/ASCA Conference Released

Swim Ireland are delighted to announce details of the 2015 Swim Ireland/American Swim Coaches Association Conference. The 2015 Conference will feature Todd Schmitz, coach to Olympic Gold medalist Missy Franklin, as the main speaker. A full schedule is now available. The conference is open to coaches of all disciplines and will include the following speakers; Todd Schmitz, Duffy Dillon (Swimming & Masters), Gary O’Brien (Water Polo) and Damian Ball (Diving). The conference will take place at the Crowne Plaza, Blanchardstown, [...]

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Masters Swimmers Bring Worlds Medal Tally to 16

Irish Masters Swimmers added to their medal haul as the World Masters Swimming Championships came to an end in Kazan yesterday, bringing the total to 16 including 6 Gold, 7 Silver and 3 Bronze. Deirdre and Dymphna Morris had a fantastic week winning 9 of Ireland’s medals. Deirdre (45-49 age group) had a hat trick of Gold in the Breaststroke events clearing up with 50m in 36.30 seconds, 100m in 1:21.44 and 200m in 2:57.60, both the 50m and 200m [...]

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Irish Masters Claim World Medals

Irish Masters swimmers have increased their medal haul to 4 Gold, 5 Silver and 3 Bronze medals after another hugely successful day at the World Masters Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia. Patricia Reilly was Ireland’s first Gold medalist of the day in the 50m Breaststroke 55-59 age group where she also set a new Irish record of 39.93. Reilly had already swam the 50m Freestyle heats this morning tuoching in 33.22 and fifth overall. Deirdre Morris took her second medal [...]

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