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Christmas & New Year Message From Education

Hi everybody, We would like to wish everybody a very Happy Christmas and let you know what we are planning for the New Year. On top of our Level 1 and 2 Teaching and Coaching Swimming, Diving and Waterpolo courses we will be running a Level 1 Disability course from the 22nd to 25th June in Tralee. We are also planning to run the new Pre Fundamentals course which will replace the Adult and Child course next year. If you are interested [...]

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Anti-bullying workshops – Great Club Turnout!

Anti-bullying workshops have run in every region this Autumn as part of the Swim Ireland safeguarding programme. Each club who participated has received a certificate of attendance to post on the club noticeboard in recognition of their support of our anti-bullying policy. Congratulations to these clubs in their efforts to raise awareness and help prevent bullying behaviour – is your club on the list? Aer Lingus SC Kells SC Ards ASC Kingdom SC Armagh ASC Lahinch SC Asgard SC Laois [...]

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Neamt Shatters 1500m Irish Record; Reid Lowers 50m Butterfly Record

Antoinette Neamt deservedly won the “Swimmer of the Meet” Award when she smashed the Irish Senior 1500m Freestyle Record on the final day of competition at the Irish Short Course Championships in Lisburn. Having set the previous record of 16:40.22 at the 2013 championships, Neamt knocked almost 8 seconds off that time to set a new record of 16:32.73 making her the swimmer closest to a world record throughout the championships and winner of the award. The 13 year old [...]

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Hyland and Neamt Break Irish Records in Lisburn

Brendan Hyland and Antoinette Neamt were in record breaking form on the second day of competition at Swimming’s Irish Short Course (25m) National Championships in Lisburn. Hyland broke the 200m Senior Butterfly record for the third time in four weeks, his time of 1:57.82 took seven hundredths of a second off the previous record (1:57.89) set at the Coast Grand Prix in Aberdeen in November. 13 year old Antoinette Neamt knocked half a second off the 400m Junior Freestyle record [...]

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Ferguson Smashes 200m Backstroke Record

 Conor Ferguson became the first Irish Junior to break the 2 minute barrier in the 200m Backstroke on the first night of competition at the Irish Short Course (25m) National Championships in Lisburn. Ferguson had set the current junior record of 2:00.55 just two weeks ago at the Ulster SC Championships and the 15 year old took over a second off that time touching in 1:59.19 to win the national title. He also became the fastest Ulsterman ever in the [...]

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Irish Short Course Championships Preview

The spotlight will be on Lagan Valley Leisureplex, Lisburn this weekend for the Irish National Short Course (25m) Swimming Championships with Ireland’s top swimmers competing for national titles. Competition will take place from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th December with 57 teams and over 300 swimmers in action in the first National Championships of the 2014/15 swimming season. 2014 European Championship teamer Brendan Hyland has been showing impressive form of late breaking the 200m Butterfly national record twice in the [...]

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Shop Christmas Special!

We have a great special offer in our shop right now! Swim Ireland Arena Hoodie (Navy), Water Bottle, Swim Cap, Key ring and Drawstring Bag (Pink or Blue) all for just €50. That’s €20 off the regular price of these items! Limited number available, order now!

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Bangor & UCD Break Relay Records

Congratulations to Bangor ASC and UCD Swimming Cub who broke Irish Club Relay Records last month. Bangor ASC Men set a new 4x50m Medley standard when Jordan Sloan (Back), Jamie Graham (Breast), Scott Dennis (Fly) and David Thompson (Free) combined for a time of 1:41.72 at the War Memorial Gala in Lisburn. The previous record of 1:43.79 was held by Trojan SC since 2001. At another meet in Lisburn, this time the Ulster SC Championships, UCD SC swimmers Shauna O’Brien, [...]

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Irish Junior Record for Conor Ferguson at Ulster Championshsips

NEW IRISH RECORD! Congratulations to Larne’s Conor Ferguson on setting a new Irish Junior 200m Backstroke SC Record of 2:00.55 at Ulster SC over the weekend! The previous record of 2:00.69 was held by Shane Ahern since 2005. We’ll be watching out to see if Conor can lower the record again at Irish SC Nationals in just under 2 weeks time!

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Doyle and McMahon Impress in Canada and Texas

Ireland’s Fiona Doyle and Sycerika McMahon put in impressive performances at university competitions over the weekend. Well done to Fiona Doyle who won 2 Gold Medals and 2 Bronze at the Canada West Swimming Intervarsity Championships (SC) over the weekend. Fiona took Gold in the 50m Breaststroke in 31.04 seconds, a new meet record on day 1. She continued her good form with a second Gold in the 100m Breaststroke (1:07.34) on day 2. On day three Fiona picked up [...]

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