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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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Irish Masters to Compete at European Championships

From Sunday 01 to Saturday 07 Sept 2013 the best in European Masters Swimming can be admired in the Pieter van den Hoogenband swimming stadium in Eindhoven. Over 40 swimmers Irish swimmers are going, so watch out for results online. http://www.ecmasters2013.com/championships/swimming We wish them all the best of luck! The full list of  is available here.

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Ciaran O’Driscoll and Gina Murphy win the 2013 Dublin City Liffey Swim

SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST 2013 The River Liffey glistened today as 335 men and women of all ages took to the water for the 94th Dublin City Liffey Swim, supported by Dublin City Council and staged by The Open Sea Committee. 219 men battled it out in the men’s race that kicked off at 12.30pm at the Loop Line Bridge. Ciaran O’Driscoll from Half Moon Swimming Club in Great South Wall in Dublin won the men’s race with an impressive time [...]

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Global Open Water Swimming Conference Cork 2013

The organisers of the Global Open Water swimming Conference Cork would love to welcome  Swim Ireland members, friends and followers to the Conference to be held 11th – 13th October 2013 in Cork. The conference promises to be a really exciting and informative event for all people interested in swimming but particularly those of us, who are trying to push the limits of our own endurance both physically and mentally. Our speakers include scientists and Open Water Swimmers from around the world [...]

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McGivern Claims Ireland’s Eighth Medal in Montreal

Laurence McGivern claimed Bronze for Ireland on the final day of competition at the Paralympic Swimming World Championships in Montreal, meaning Ireland has won a medal on each day of competition in Canada. Ireland’s latest medal brings the total medal count for the team to eight that includes Gold, three Silvers and four Bronze, Ireland’s largest ever haul at a Paralympic Swimming Meet. 20 year old McGivern was the fourth fastest qualifier going into tonight’s final following a morning swim [...]

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