News

Swim Ireland Win €25,000 from 2015 Coca Cola Thank You Fund

Swim Ireland are delighted to receive €25,000 from the Coca Cola Thank You Fund for the 2015 Swim for a Mile Programme. Coca Cola were so impressed with the event in 2014 that following our submission and presentation for the 2015 Thank You Fund we are once again selected as winners of the fund along with four other organisations. The funding will go towards our 2015 project which we hope to expand to over 150 swimming pools nationwide. Full details [...]

Read More
Posted:

RECORD ALERT! Hyland Sets New 200m Butterfly Mark

RECORD ALERT! Well done to Brendan Hyland who continued his record breaking ways last weekend with a new IRISH SENIOR RECORD in the 200m Butterfly (SC) at the Coast Grand Prix in Aberdeen, Scotland. Having set a new mark of 1:58.36 at the Dutch Open in Eindhoven the previous week Brendan swam 1:57.89 to claim the siIver medal. We’re looking forward to seeing Brendan continue his great form at the Irish SC Nationals in December (12th-14th).

Read More
Posted:

Barry Murphy Announces International Retirement

Issued by Swim Ireland on behalf of Barry Murphy   4th November 2014   After much deliberation and an extensive time to reflect, I am happy to announce my retirement from International level swimming. It has been an arduous decision but at 29 years of age, I feel it is the right time. To represent the country I love, in a sport I have loved since I was 8 years old fills me with an incredible amount of pride. When I [...]

Read More
Posted:

Weekend Roundup: McMahon & Bryan Compete Abroad; Celtic Masters take place at NAC

Irish swimmers impressed over the weekend with some fantastic results from Ireland and abroad. Chris Bryan completed his season with a 12th place finish at the FINA Open Water 10K World Cup in Hong Kong. Having touched in 14th in the China event last week, Chris went 2 places better, finishing in 12th place in 1 hour, 56 minutes and 21 seconds, less than 10 seconds behind the winner Christian Reichert of Germany (1:56.12). Sycerika McMahon was in impressive form [...]

Read More
Posted:

Safeguarding Children: Anti-Bullying Workshops

Safeguarding Children: Anti-Bullying Workshop Autumn 2014 Part of Swim Ireland’s on-going safeguarding programme for Clubs This Anti-Bullying workshop is being delivered by Patricia Kennedy from Sticks and Stones (please view their work on their website www.sticksandstones.ie). Who should attend? The workshop will be interactive and is a must for Children’s Officers, Coaches, Teachers, Team Managers and other roles who have direct interaction with young people in the Club.  It will also be useful for committee members to understand the importance [...]

Read More
Posted:

2014 Irish National SC Championships

The 2014 Irish National SC Championships are taking place from the 12th – 14th December at Lagan Valley Leisureplex in Lisburn. Entries are now open and full details available for the event here    

Read More
Posted:

Mood Matters Workshop for Adults

Part of Swim Ireland’s on-going safeguarding programme for Clubs Information about the programme Swim Ireland and Swim Ulster are working with Aware (www.aware-ni.org) to offer the Mood Matters programme.  Mood Matters is a well-being and mental health workshop for adults working with young people in our clubs.  We aim to support the well-being of young people both physically and mentally.  The interactive workshop will be delivered by a facilitator from Aware. What does ‘Mood Matters’ cover? The workshop will cover [...]

Read More
Posted:

FEDERATION OF IRISH SPORT CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO REINSTATE CURRENT SPORTS FUNDING BACK TO 2011 LEVELS BY 2016

Federation budget submission also calls on government to extend donations tax relief to current spend The Federation of Irish Sport in their pre-budget submission on behalf of all Irish sport has made two requests of Government. The Federation announced details of their submission at a briefing in Trinity College Dublin earlier this morning Wednesday 8th October. They also announced that Dublin GAA star Bernard Brogan was to be the first President of the Federation. As part of the briefing Swim [...]

Read More
Posted:

Gerald Wilkes and Rachel Lee Win Liffey Swim

Congratulations to Gerald Wilkes of North Dublin and to Rachel Lee (pictured) of Guinness SC and Dublin Fire Brigade for winning the 95th Dublin City Liffey Swim. Over 400 competitors completed the annual swim along Dublin’s River Liffey from Watling Street Bridge to Custom House Quay taking in the James Joyce Bridge, Ha’penny Bridge and new Rosie Hackett Bridge along the way. All entrants are Swim Ireland members and must complete a series of races before they can enter the [...]

Read More
Posted:
Page 2 of 3123