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Sports Monitor Shows Continued Popularity of Swimming

The sixth Irish Sports Monitor report, issued by Sport Ireland, covering the months May to October 2015 was published today showing a continued trend of adults swimming as a form of exercise. This report provides Sport Ireland with a means of accurately monitoring and tracking active and social participation in sport among adults in Ireland. Key Findings Include: – Excluding exercise and running, Swimming is the third most popular sport among adults in Ireland – Excluding recreational walking, approximately 1.7 […]

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Ian Daly Swim A Mile With A Smile 2016 – 16th/17th April 2016

The Ian Daly Swim A Mile With A Smile will take place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of April at the National Aquactics centre in Blanchardstown from 11am till 3pm each day. As some of you may already be aware, this is a charity swim in memory of Ian Daly by his parents Brian and Laura in aid of Barretstown Camp and Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin. You can read more about the event below: CHARITY SWIM […]

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Swim Ireland Vacancy – Education Business Development Manager

Swim Ireland is seeking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic Business Development Manager who has a strong interest in sport and education with a proven track record in a business environment. Swim Ireland is the National Governing Body for the Aquatic Disciplines in Ireland, recognised as such by the Irish Government, Sport Ireland, Sport Northern Ireland, the Olympic Council of Ireland and FINA and LEN, the World and European Aquatic Governing Bodies. The Education Business Development Manager will be responsible […]

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Swim for a Mile – Sign up Now!

We are in the final stages of Swim Ireland’s 2016 Swim for a Mile Programme and with just over 2 weeks to go to the main event, spaces at our participating pools around the country are filling up fast! To ensure that you get to swim either the 800m or mile events at your preferred pool make sure to sign up now at www.swimforamile.com For any queries you can contact Beth in the Swim Ireland Office on (01) 6872110.

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Record Breaking Weekend for Conor Ferguson in Bangor

Swim Ireland’s Dave McCullagh Memorial/Swim Ulster International concluded in Bangor today with Larne’s Conor Ferguson breaking 3 more Irish records to bring his tally to eight over the three day competition. The 16 year old broke records in both heats and finals of the 50m, 100m and 200m Backstroke events across the weekend which included 6 junior and 2 senior records. Ferguson’s latest records came in the 200m Backstroke; he broke the junior record in this morning’s heats in 2 […]

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Ryan Secures Olympic Qualification Time

Shane Ryan has today become Ireland’s second swimmer to reach the FINA ‘A’ Olympic Standard, making him eligible for nomination to the Olympic Council of Ireland for Olympic Games selection. Training full time at the Swim Ireland NAC Performance Centre and living on the National Sports Campus, Ryan is competing at the Swim Ireland Dave McCullagh/Swim Ulster International in Bangor Co. Down. Ryan came agonisingly close in the heats of the 100m Backstroke this morning, clocking 54.37 just outside the […]

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Records Tumble as Swimmers Make International QT’s

Swim Ireland’s Dave McCullagh Memorial Meet/Swim Ulster International kicked off in Bangor today with Irish swimmers in impressive form. A number of Irish records fell as junior and senior swimmers made qualification times for this Summers International meets. The battle of the Backstrokers began this weekend with junior swimmer Conor Ferguson hot on the heels of NAC’s Shane Ryan. Ryan took Gold in the weekend’s first event, the 50m Backstroke in 24.94 seconds, but does not qualify to claim any […]

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Irish Swimmers Seek Olympic Games and European Championship Qualification Times

Irish swimmers will take to the pool this weekend (Friday to Sunday) for the first National competition of 2016.  The Dave McCullagh Memorial Meet, which will incorporate the Swim Ulster International Meet, takes place at the Bangor Aurora Leisure Complex in County Down. Over 370 swimmers from 63 clubs including 9 foreign clubs will compete in 32 individual and 6 team events across three days of competition. Ireland’s senior swimmers will be seeking qualification for the 2016 Olympic Games in […]

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Irish Open Masters Championships

Limerick Masters Swimming Club host  2016 Irish Open Long Course Masters Championship gala at the UL Arena 50m swimming pool in Limerick this weekend on Friday and Saturday 4th and 5th of March. Approximately 400 participants will take part in the event with competitors from the UK, Italy, Spain, Greece and the USA in addition to a strong representation from clubs in the Dublin and east coast region and from all parts of the Island of Ireland. This is the […]

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Grainne Murphy Retires from International Swimming

Swim Ireland Statement: Swim Ireland would like to wish Grainne Murphy all the best on her retirement from competitive swimming. Grainne has been a wonderful ambassador to our sport, and her success in swimming has assured her a place in Irish aquatic history. Swim Ireland National Performance Director Peter Banks commented: “Grainne is one of Ireland’s most talented athletes. She has achieved multiple medals at the European stage, as well as delivering recording breaking performances as both a junior and […]

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