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Taoiseach Officially Opens new Irish Sport Headquarters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny together with Minister Leo Varadkar opened the new home of Irish Sport yesterday when they visited the National Sports Campus in Blanchardstown, Swim Ireland’s new home. The new ‘Irish Sport Headquarters’ is home to 19 National Governing Bodies of Sport and is part of a wider campus which includes the National Aquatic Centre, the Institute of Sport and the FAI. The Campus will continue to develop over the next few years and months with a new Dry [...]

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AquaSprint Finals at amazing Aurora

Friday June 7th will see Northern Ireland’s young swimmers battle it out to lead their club to victory in the Forest Feast sponsored AquaSprint Junior Swimming League. The finals will see the top 16 clubs in the league all hoping to come out on top and win the Aquasprint shield.  The league will culminate with eight finals in eight venues across Northern Ireland on the same evening. Last year’s trophy winners Lisburn City Swimming Club in Division A, Coleraine Swimming [...]

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Irish Swimming Goes High Tech

Swim Ireland Teams Up with NUI Galway to Pioneer Ground Breaking Performance Analysis Technology Swim Ireland has teamed up with NUI Galway with a view to developing a new high performance analysis system for competitive swimming. The development work is well under way on the new system which utilises innovative kinematic sensing technology. The new technology which is in test mode is being designed to deliver performance information in real time both to the swimmer and his/her coach. The technology [...]

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Ireland’s Fittest Family

Tuesday 21st May 2013: From the makers of Celebrity Bainisteoir comes Ireland’s Fittest Family, a new primetime RTÉ One entertainment show that will search the country for the fittest, fastest and strongest families. After physical and scientific testing, twelve families will qualify to enter the most extreme fitness competition ever. Over six weeks these elite families will compete against each other on the toughest endurance courses in the country. After each event the weakest family will be eliminated, until there’s [...]

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Aurora to host inaugural Swim Ulster gala

Swim Ulster has announced that Danske Bank will be the sole sponsor of the first swimming gala to take place at Bangor Aurora Aquatic & Leisure complex. The junior gala will be held from the 24th-26th May and will see nearly 400 swimmers from all over Ulster compete in the new 50m pool for the first time with swims from Portaferry Olympian Sycerika Mc Mahon, Paralympian Gold Medal winner Bethany Firth and Newry Paralympian Laurence Mc Givern. Swim Ulster Press [...]

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Bryan win’s Portugal 10K Open Water National Championship

Ireland’s Chris Bryan began his World Championship preparations with intent as he was the first man home at the Portugal Open Water Nationals today. As a qualifier for the home nation and for British Open Water Swimmers, a strong field of 43 swimmers started the race.  Bryan started strong keeping with the leaders throughout and with just over 3 Kilometres to go took a commanding lead he never gave up. The Ennis man who trains at Swim Ireland’s Performance Centre [...]

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People of the Year Awards 2013

Nominations now open 2013 marks the 39th People of the Year Awards, organised by Rehab, and which will be presented live by Gráinne Seoige on RTÉ One on Saturday 14th September. They are your chance to honour people who change our world. In addition to a number of People of the Year Awards, there are also specific awards for: 1.       Young Person of the Year (under 25) 2.       International Person of the Year 3.       Sports Person of the Year 4.       [...]

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Swim Ireland Release Statement on Arena Carbon Pro Suits

Following the concern over the use of Arena Carbon Pro racing suits Swim Ireland has released the following statement: Swim Ireland has been advised that the following Arena Carbon Pro Racing Suits have been recalled: Women’s full body open back (FINA approval code AR220993) Women’s full body closed back (approval code AR220994) Men’s jammer (approval code AR141364). The above product types are now prohibited from use at Olympic and FINA Sanctioned meets. FINA sactioned meets for this season include the [...]

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Level 3 Coach Course Applications Now Open

The education team are delighted to announce the opening of applications for the level three programme. The launch occurred at the ASCA and SI clinic and event for event delegates. Please see attached information. The closing date is Friday 21st June 2013.  If there are any queries with regards to this programme please contact Charlotte Parker at education@swimireland.ie or 0868560130.

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