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Chris Bryan set to take on World’s Best in Barcelona

20th July 2013 Ireland’s Chris Bryan will swim at the FINA World Open Water Championships this Monday 22nd July at the Moll De La Fusta in Barcelona. Competitors will have to swim inside a 2.5 kilometre circuit in the Barcelona harbour venue. The 23 year old from Clare, who has travelled straight to Barcelona from the World University Games in Russia where he finished 7th overall on Wednesday last, was 33rd in the 10K race at the last FINA Open [...]

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Bryan 7th in 10K Swim at World University Games

Open Water swimmer Chris Bryan has finished 7th at the World University Games 10K swim in Kazan, Russia. The Ennis man swam the 10 Kilometre course at Lake Middle Kaban in 1 hour, 57 minutes and two seconds. Bryan was with the leading pack throughout the race, leading himself at 5 Kilometres and then again with 1500m to go, but the 24 year old was unable to keep with the finishing pack at the finish in what were very hot [...]

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Silver Medal for Fiona Doyle at World University Games

Fiona Doyle has won a Silver medal at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia. Following the semi-final last night Doyle was the fourth fastest qualifier going into this afternoon’s Final, her semi-final time of 1:08.43 just off her personal best and Irish Senior Record of 1:08.23. Doyle then put in the swim of her life in the Final to take the Silver medal and set a new Irish Senior Record of 1:07.66. Russia’s Efimova was the Gold medallist in [...]

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Juniors and Students kick off Summer of Swimming

Summer starts now! We have lots of action over the next few weeks with European Junior Championships, World University Games, European Youth Olympics, Irish Age Groups & Summer Open, British Age Groups and British Youth Championships, World Championships, US Open and Paralympic World Championships all taking place. We’ll be keeping you updated here on our website in the Press Section , on Facebook and on our Twitter page @swimireland . First up are the Euro Juniors Team (pictured) and World University Games starting [...]

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Murphy 2nd in France

World Championship contender Barry Murphy has finished second in the 50m Breaststroke A Final at the French Open in Vichy, France.  Murphy’s time of 27.88 secured him second place following a prelim swim of 28.09 qualifying him 4th into the evening Final. South Africa’s Giulio Zorzi was the  winner of the Final in 27.66 with Frenchman Giacomo Perez Dotoma in third touching in 27.90. Olympian Murphy, who is preparing for the World Championships in Barcelona starting on the 28th July, is currently ranked 13th [...]

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Diver Natasha MacManus 6th in Euro Final

Ireland’s Natasha MacManus has finished 6th in the final of the Platform Diving Competition at the European Junior Diving Championships in Poznan, Poland today. MacManus, who is the first Irish person ever to final at the European Junior Diving Championships, finished 9th in the preliminary round of dives this morning following 7 dives from 5m, 7m and 10m Platforms. The top 12 divers went through to the final this afternoon. The 16 year old Dubliner who trains with Plymouth Diving [...]

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Teams Named to Compete at Summer International Meets

Congratulations to all of the Swimmers and their Coaches and Clubs who will represent Ireland this Summer at International Meets. Ireland will be represented at – European Junior Diving Championships – 3rd – 7th July, Poznan, Poland European Junior Swimming Championships – 10th – 14th July, Poznan, Poland World University Games – 10th – 17th July, Kazan, Russia European Youth Olympic Festival – 16th – 19th July, Utrect, Holland FINA Open Water & Swimming World Championships – 19th July – [...]

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Final Call for Applications for NUI Galway Sports Scholarship Scheme

NUI Galway has issued a final call for applications to its Sports Scholarships Scheme for 2013/14. NUI Galway has a long tradition of excellence in sport and this has been enhanced by the recent success in Rowing, Hurling, Basketball, Soccer and Rugby as well as numerous individual achievements. The deadline for application for current and prospective students is Wednesday the 31st July at 5 pm. The Scholarship Programme is aimed at student-athletes of outstanding calibre who register as students of [...]

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Division 2 Age Groups attract record numbers

Swim Ireland’s Irish Age Group Division 2 Championships kick off tomorrow (Friday) with a record 512 swimmers competing from 73 Swim Ireland clubs, an increase of over 150 swimmers from 2012. The meet, which takes place each year in the University Arena, Limerick, caters for swimmers aged 10 and up and is categorised according to ages for both boys and girls. The meet, swum in short course format, is the first National competition most swimmers will take part in. Division 2 [...]

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Swim Ireland partner with the ASCA to deliver 16 NEW CPD modules

Swim Ireland and the American Swimming Coaches Association have agreed a partnership around the distribution of a range of the ASCA CPD modules in Ireland for Irish candidates. These modules will also help all teachers and coaches complete their CPD and Elective elements for their Swim Ireland License applications which are now Mandatory for all teachers and coaches in Clubs as of October 2013 and for all our associate membership. These modules will help coaches and teachers develop their own [...]

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