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Irish Open SC National Championships

5 Days Left to Enter! Swim Ireland’s annual Irish Open Short Course (25m) National Championships take place from December 4th -6th this year at the Lagan Valley Leisureplex in Lisburn. Entries are currently open and will be closing on Tuesday next 3rd November.

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Myra Kavanagh RIP

Swim Ireland are saddened to hear of the passing of Myra Kavanagh. Myra was very involved with St Pauls Swimming Club from the founding of the club up to voluteering just 5 years ago. Funeral arrangements are below. Myra Kavanagh Removal to Christ The King Church, Cabra, Dublin 7 on Friday 30th October for 5pm with the funeral mass on Saturday 31st October at 10am.

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Swimming Clubs Benefit from Sports Capital Grant

Congratulations to the 13 Swim Ireland Clubs who shared €148,946 allocation from the Sports Capital Grant last week, see below. Connacht Athlone SC €25,000 Comans SC €14,000 Longford SC €6,000 Leinster Asgard SC €16,790 Fortunestown SC €1,060 Piranha SC €7,000 Viking SC €6,962 Wexford SC €4,334 Munster Dolphin SC €35,000 Killarney SC €12,000 Sunday’s Well SC €800 Ulster Sliabh Beagh ASC €20,000 Total €148,946

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Swim Ireland Welcome 150 Coaches to ASCA Conference

Swim Ireland were delighted to welcome over 150 teachers and coaches to the Crowne Plaza and National Aquatic Centre in Blanchardstown over the weekend for the SI/ASCA European Coaches Conference. Teachers and Coaches from across the country came together from Friday to Sunday to hear from Todd Schmitz (USA Olympic Coach), Duffy Dillon (ASCA), Gary O’Brien (Water Polo) and Damian Ball (Diving). Swim Ireland would like to thank ASCA, sponsors FINIS and Swimkit and all who attended. We look forward [...]

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Last Chance to Sign Up! Swim Ireland/ASCA European Coaches Conference 2015

Swim Ireland will host the 2015 ASCA (American Swim Coaches Association) Conference this weekend October 9th – 11th 2015 featuring USA Olympic Coach Todd Schmitz (Missy Franklin’s Coach) as Main speaker and places are filling fast! There’s just 1 day left to register with applications closing on Wednesday 7th October. The weekend will also include speakers Duffy Dillon (USA), Gary O’Brien (Water Polo) and Damian Ball (Diving). Swim Ireland/ASCA Conference Brochure & Schedule Book now here More Information

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Swim Ireland/Swim Ulster: Clarification for Schools Swimming

Swim Ireland & Swim Ulster would like to clarify the situation in regard to pathway for qualifying for the 2016 Irish Minor & Senior Schools events. The Swim Ulster Schools Cup & Championships which takes place during the weekend of 17th & 18th October 2015 is the only qualifying event. Discussions which have been taking place in regard to recognising a second qualifying event have been unsuccessful despite the best efforts of all concerned. We would like to place on [...]

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Peter Banks Inducted into ASCA Hall of Fame

Swim Ireland are delighted and would like to congratulate our National Performance Director Peter Banks on his induction into the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) Hall of Fame. Peter Banks was appointed as Swim Ireland High Performance Director in May 2009. He moved from Ireland to Florida in 1989 to further his career and is one of the most experienced and well respected swimming coaches and leaders, not only in the United States but throughout the world. He has coached [...]

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Request for Nominations Committee

At the Swim Ireland Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 9 May 2015, certain Resolutions were passed which change the structure of the Swim Ireland Board as well as the nomination process for electing Board members and will take effect from our 2016 AGM and onward. Accordingly, and as set out under Article 144 of the Swim Ireland Memorandum and Articles of Association, the Board is required to appoint a Nominations Committee that shall identify and recommend a single candidate [...]

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Conor Ferguson Wins Fourth Commonwealth Medal

Conor Ferguson added a fourth medal to his collection on the penultimate day of swimming at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Somoa today. Ferguson added Silver to the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals already won this week to bring his tally to four. The 15 year old had already won 100m Backstroke Gold, 50m Backstroke Silver and Medley Relay Bronze and his latest medal came in the 200m Backstroke. Ferguson progressed from the morning heats in second place in 2:03.97 [...]

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Ferguson Wins SILVER; Hill Breaks Irish Junior Record

Irish swimmers continued their fantastic form on Day 2 of the Commonwealth Youth Games in Somoa as Conor Ferguson added to his medal tally and Danielle Hill broke the 50m Backstroke Irish Junior Record. Having claimed a Gold in the 100m Backstroke and Bronze in the Medley relay yesterday Conor Ferguson added Silver this morning in the 50m Backstroke. Ferguson swam the morning heats in a time of 26.41 seconds easing into the Final in second place, he then bettered [...]

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