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Four Announced to Paralympics Ireland Swim Team for Rio

Paralympics Ireland today announced four swimmers to the team that will represent Ireland at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Ellen Keane will return for her third Games with James Scully attending his second. Ailbhe Kelly and Nicole Turner will be competing in their first Games with 14 year old Turner Ireland’s youngest athlete named today. Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan T.D., was on hand at Dublin’s City Hall today to announce the Irish […]

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Ennis Swimming Club - Winners of the Finding Dory competition in association with Disney

Curtain Call for the Irish Age Group Division 2

Day 4 of the Irish Age Group Division 2’s brought the meet to a close in fittingly exciting manner, with lots of fast swimming and tight finishes. It also saw the announcement of the winners of a Swim Ireland and Disney’s Finding Dory (search #FindingDory to check out the great effort made by all many of the clubs in attendance). In what was arguably the tightest competition entire weekend Ennis Swimming Club were chosen as the winners. A massive thank […]

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Swim Ireland Irish Age Groups Division Two

Young Swimmers Raise the Roof on Day 3

Recently appointed Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan was on hand in Limerick today for today’s final session and was suitably impressed by the wonderful atmosphere created by our young swimmers and clubs. Thanks to @swimireland and @ULimsport for inviting me to #IAGD2 championships this evening @sportireland https://t.co/CT4K44Vx1h — Patrick O'Donovan (@podonovan) July 2, 2016 The day’s event began with a time trial event swam by visiting senior GB swimmers at UL for high-altitude training facilities as they prepare for the […]

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Exciting Night in Limerick as IAGD2’s continue!

Day 2 of Irish Age Group Division 2 Championships started with some impressive performances from the girl and boys in the 400m Individual Medley. In the girls events Dolphins Cara McCormack took Gold in the 10 and under age group in 6:51.23. Jasmine Haugh of Mullingar Jets won the 11-12 age group in 6:24.79 followed by Larasati Moynihan (6:26.29) of Mallow Swans and City of Derry’s Mia Kenny (6:30.80). Amber Harrison was first home in the 13-14 age group, the […]

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Young Swimmers Impress on Opening Night in Limerick

Swim Ireland’s Irish Age Group Division 2 Championships kicked off in Limerick today with some impressive swims in the 800m Freestyle for girls and 1500m Freestyle for boys. Bangor’s Alyssa Doyle picked up the first medal of the evening taking Gold in the 10&U Age Group in the 800m Freestyle. Alyssa held off Cara McCormack (11:48.53) from Dolphin and Molly O’Bric (12:12.62) from Titan to win in 11 minutes 45.30 seconds. In the 11-12 age group Ards’ Rachel Childs had […]

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Irish Age Group Championships Division 2 kick off in Limerick

Swim Ireland’s Irish Age Group Championships Division 2 start tomorrow at UL Sport Arena in Limerick. 563 swimmers from 78 clubs across Ireland will compete over 4 days of competition starting with the distance 800m and 1500m on Thursday. Competition will run until Sunday with 1,788 individual and 92 relay swims expected  across the weekend. Make sure to follow us on Facebook & Twitter ( @swimireland) across the weekend for updates. Don’t forget to check out our competition in association […]

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Your next adventure – Waterfest 2016

This summer, Swim Ireland presents Waterfest 2016! The event is in its second year and will take place on Sunday the 7th of August. On the day we will run the following events 750m & 1 Mile events for new comers to open water 5km & 10km National Championships Many have described the exhilaration that open water swimming brings and the pure delight of experiencing the outdoors! If you already enjoy swimming, we can assure you that this is the […]

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Swim Ireland and The Walt Disney Company have come together to offer Swim Ireland members the chance to see Disney Pixar’s FINDING DORY before it opens in cinemas!

Finding Dory is the long awaited sequel to the much loved Finding Nemo and it reunites everyone’s favourite forgetful blue tang Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past.  It’s been thirteen years since Finding Nemo and in that time Michael Phelps has won 22 Olympic Medals! To celebrate swimming and the release of Finding Dory, The Walt Disney Company and Swim Ireland are offering one lucky club the opportunity to win for […]

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Olympic Council announce Swimming & Diving selections for Rio Games

With just 50 days to go to the start of Rio 2016, the Olympic Council of Ireland today announced the Swim Ireland athletes that will represent Ireland at the Games. Fiona Doyle, Shane Ryan and Nicholas Quinn will represent Ireland in Swimming while Oliver Dingley will be Ireland’s sole competitor in Diving, all four are first time Olympians. Fiona Doyle reached the FINA A Qualifying Standard for the Games when she won Bronze in the 100m Breaststroke at the World […]

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Chris Bryan Seeks Olympic Qualification

Ireland’s Chris Bryan will have his only opportunity to qualify for the Olympic Games this Sunday as he takes to the water in Portugal for the Marathon Swimming Olympic Qualification event. There are 71 male athletes from 43 countries entered into the 10 kilometre event at Sado Bay, Setubal. Twelve swimmers have already qualified for marathon swimming at the Games through placings at the World Championships in Kazan in 2015. There are a further 14 places available this weekend with […]

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