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FINA Technical Rules Update – October 2013

The FINA Congress was held in Barcelona in conjunction with the FINA World Swimming Championships in July 2013. As part of this Congress, the delegates look at changes to FINA Swimming Rules for the next four years. There were a number of items up for discussion at the Congress, and a summary of the changes to the technical swimming stroke rules are outlined below. These changes came into effect worldwide on the 25th September 2013; however, Swim Ireland made the [...]

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National Coaches Forum 2013

The National Coaches Forum 2013 will take place this October 27th at the Irish Sport HQ in Dublin. To date 41 coaches are signed up with limited places now available. For more information about the forum and a timetable of the day please click below: National Coaches Forum 2013 5 CPD Points will be available to attending Coaches We would like to encourage all coaches, young and old, experienced and new to the performance area to get involved.    

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Potential Commonwealth Games 2014 Swimmers Gather at Tollymore

Potential Commonwealth Games 2014 swimmers came together for the first time on Saturday at a briefing held by Swim Ulster. The aim of the day; to inform athletes, parents and coaches on the selection policy and annual preparation plan as they work towards qualification for the 2014 Games in Glasgow, Scotland. 12 of the 18 long list of Northern Ireland athletes came together in the Sport Northern Ireland Tollymore National Outdoor Centre in Newcastle where the athletes were presented with [...]

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Fiona Doyle selected for 2013 USA v Europe Select Duel in the Pool

It has been announced today that World University Games Silver medallist Fiona Doyle has been selected to represent Europe in the 2013 Duel in the Pool competition (Europe vs. USA) which takes place in Glasgow, Scotland from 19th – 20th December. Limerick woman Doyle, will form part of the 44 member Europe All Star Select Team with 22 female and 22 male swimmers selected from all over the continent. Doyle has been selected based on her performances in 2013 which [...]

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Swim Ireland Handbook for Clubs and Coaches

After a two year absence we are re-introducing the Swim Ireland Handbook for Clubs and Coaches. This handbook includes information regarding the important dates on the National and International competition calendar, and the relevant qualification standards for these events.

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Swim Ireland Supporting Breaststroke for Breasthealth Day

‘BREASTSTROKE FOR BREAST HEALTH DAY’ FOR LOCAL POOLS EUROPA DONNA IRELAND AND SWIM IRELAND TEAM UP TO MARK EUROPEAN BREAST HEALTH DAY Thursday 3rd October 2013 – Europa Donna Ireland, the breast cancer advocacy group, today joined Swim Ireland to encourage people to host a ‘Breast Stroke for Breast Health Day’ event in their local pool with Breast Health Day, a European event that falls annually on the 15th of October, and each year Europa Donna Ireland hosts events nationwide as part [...]

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Swim Ireland Host National Squads Day

The Swim Ireland National Squads Programme commenced its 2013-2014 swimming season with an Orientation Day on September 28th 2013. All National Squad swimmers, their parents, club coaches, and training base coaches, were invited to attend the day, held in Dublin at the National Aquatic Centre and the Carlton Hotel. The day saw a fantastic turnout of 60 athletes and 20 coaches. A number of athletes who are based oversees were unable to attend the day due to the commencement of [...]

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IRISH SPORT CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO INVEST IN SPORTING JOBS

  Submission asks Government to invest ONE Euro for every citizen in fund to create jobs. Sport seeks €4.58 million – but notes €1.5 million will go back to Exchequer in taxes. Fund to create jobs and deliver participation programmes Sport confident that 150 jobs can be created immediately Irish sport has appealed to the Government to invest a total of €4.58 million – one euro for every citizen – in a fund specifically designed to create jobs in sport.  [...]

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Vote For Us in the Coca Cola Thank You Fund!

We are delighted this month to have made the Shortlist for the 2013 Coca-Cola Thank You Fund. Coca Cola are offering 11 Grants(1x25K, 10x10K) to projects that will encourage healthy and active lifestyles. Swim Ireland have submitted the “Swimathon” project to the fund. The Swimathon is the swimming mile and is viewed as the swimming equivalent of the marathon. The aim of this project is to encourage people to get swimming with a view to completing the Swimathon at a [...]

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Gold, Silver and Two Bronze Medals for Ireland at Schools Games

Well done to the team of 21 Irish Swimmers at the Sainsbury’s 2013 School Games this weekend. The team faced swimmers from England, Scotland and Wales at the annual event in Ponds Forge in Sheffield with Swimming taking place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September. Results can be found at: http://www.2013schoolgames.com/2013/results/swimming/index.php Ireland Team Reports:     A full team list is below Irish   Schools Swimming Team September 2013 Boys Girls 50 Free  Calum Bain Dungannon  ASCPatrick Flanagan Longford SC [...]

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