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Fergal Somerville Completes 2013 North Channel Swim for Cancer Research

Congratulations to Fergal Somerville on his North Channel Crossing on Sunday, a fantastic achievement! Listen out for Fergus on Today FM today (Tue) at 11.20am where he will be talking about the swim. See message below from Fergal – Absolutely delighted to tell you I’m back from a gruelling (but actually quite enjoyable) North Channel Swim; going from Donaghadee to Portpatrick. Job done in 12:21. Swim started at 5:00am and finished at 17:51. Oldest swimmer to complete the crossing. 4th [...]

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Irish Masters Impress with 25 Gold Medal Haul at British Masters Championships

18 Irish swimmers from Aer Lingus, Bangor, Belfast Masters, David Lloyd, Glenalbyn and NAC Masters travelled to Plymouth last weekend to compete at the Bristish Masters Swimming Championships. The strong squad  competed in 93 races over the three days and came home with an extremely impressive medal haul of 25 Gold, 25 Silver and 13 Bronze Medals as well as setting 14 new Individual Irish Masters Records and Aer Lingus Men’s and Women’s Teams broke 8 Irish Masters Relay Records. [...]

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Chris Bryan 5th in Barcelona Test Event

Chris Bryan finished in a very impressive 5th place at the Barcelona Open Water 10K World Championship Test Event on Saturday. The warm up to the World Championships in July attracted a strong field of International swimmers with 39 competitors including numerous Olympians and 2011 World Champion Spyridon Gianniotis. Greece’s Gianniotis was the eventual winner in a time of 1 hour, 50 minutes and 50 seconds, just under a minute ahead of the chasing pack which included Bryan. New Zealand Olympian Kane [...]

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Minister Varadkar to Attend Celtic Tri-Nations Novice Cup

This weekend the NAC will host the 2nd Annual Celtic Tri-Nations Novice Diving Cup, organised in partnership betweeen Swim Ireland and Shamrock Diving Club. The event brings together teams from Wales, Scotland and Ireland in an exciting new diving competition format designed to maximise the competitive experience for participating teams. The event looks to energise our nations young divers and to help drive the sport forward. Local TD and Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar will be attending Saturday aftenoon [...]

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Irish Men to Compete in Six Nations Water Polo

6 Nations Water Polo Tournament 14th June to 16th June 2013 Venue : Frauenfeld , Switzerland. Competing Countries: Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Wales & Ireland. The Irish Men’s Senior Waterpolo team will be competing in the annual 6 nation’s waterpolo tournament in Switzerland from the 14th to 16th June. The team have been preparing over the last 8 weeks with squad sessions in Dublin, Belfast & Bangor. A team of 15 players will be travelling comprising players from 6 [...]

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Irish Swim Team Selected for World Championships

Swim Ireland has announced today that Chris Bryan, Fiona Doyle, Sycerika McMahon and Barry Murphy will all represent Ireland at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona Spain from the 20th July – 4th August 2013. Chris Bryan will be the first of the Irish to compete when he swims the 10K Open Water event on the 22nd July. Bryan has showed good form so far this season with a win at the Portuguese Open Water Championships earlier this month. [...]

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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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