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Swim Ireland launch Swim Clinics with Olympian Melanie Nocher

This year has seen the development of Swim Ireland Club Swim Clinics being rolled out in conjunction with Melanie Nocher ex Irish Olympian. The clinics have been developed to engage Swimmers and give them a great insight into what it takes to become a top swimmer and give them an extra boost towards the end of a long season. The clinics have also been designed to educate parents and work with coaches to ensure everyone involved in a club takes [...]

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Irish Swim Team at Scottish Grand Prix

Best of luck to the Irish Swim Team travelling to Aberdeen tomorrow for the Scottish Grand Prix in preparation for the European Senior and Junior Swimming Championships this Summer. Nicholas Quinn, Dan Sweeney, Brendan Hyland, Dearbhail McNamara, Gemma Kane, Danielle Hill and Niamh Kilgallen will all compete from Friday evening to Sunday. We will be updating our Twitter ( @swimireland ) with results over the weekend and they are also available through Meet Mobile. Entries Danielle Hill 50m Back 100m [...]

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Swim Ireland Newsletter – March/April

The Swim Ireland March/April Newsletter is now available – we’ve got news on swimming, water polo, diving and masters swimming as well as updates from our AGM, Congress and Awards, Education and Child Welfare.

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Connacht Win Schools Interpro

  The Irish Schools Inter Provincial Championships (SC) took place on Monday 5th May at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. The annual event sees secondary school student from Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster face off for the Interprovincial Title. Congratulations to Connacht, who were the 2014 winners. Connacht put in some outstanding performances with Ciaran Burke (100Back, 100Free), Wilson Mitchell (100Breast, 200 IM), Dearbhail McNamara (100Breast), Eoghan Grady (400Free), Andrew Moore (200IM), Keena Walsh (200IM), Michael Moran (100Fly), Gerry [...]

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McNamara Qualifies for Europeans on Final Day of Swimming Championships

Sixteen year old Dearbhail McNamara won the Irish Title in the 200m Breaststroke in a European Senior Championships qualification time on the final day of swimming at the Irish National Championships in Dublin. McNamara, from Westport Swimming Club, had qualified earlier this year for the European Junior Championships and swam a lifetime best of 2:32.95 in tonight’s final to make the senior time and will be Ireland’s youngest squad member on the team of eight swimmers. Dan Sweeney and Nicholas [...]

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Neamt, Hyland Claim Third National Titles in Dublin

Antoinette Neamt and Brendan Hyland claimed third National Titles each tonight on Day 3 of the Irish Swimming Championships at the National Aquatic Centre (NAC) in Dublin. 13 year old Neamt who trains at Swim Ireland’s Performance Centre at the NAC swam to 400m Freestyle Gold in a personal best time of 4:19.03 tonight to add to the 200m and 800m titles she has already won this weekend. She will be back in the pool tomorrow swimming the 200m Individual [...]

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Houghton Smashes 50m Butterfly Record

Swim Ireland’s Irish Long Course National Championships continued today at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. The four day event see’s Ireland’s top swimmers compete for national titles across 34 Individual and 6 team events. Melanie Houghton was in impressive form on the second day of racing breaking the Irish 50m Butterfly Record. Houghton, who is a former Australian National Team member, is now living in Ireland and swimming out of the Swim Ireland Performance Centre at the National Aquatic [...]

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Hyland Breaks Butterfly Record on Opening Day of Swimming Championships

Irish swimmers were in impressive form on the opening night of the Irish Long Course National Championships at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. With 10 National Titles up for grabs, it was an exciting night of racing. Brendan Hyland was the standout performer on the first day of action securing the 200m Butterfly National Title in a new Irish Senior Record time of 1:58.68. Hyland, who trains at Swim Ireland’s Performance Centre at the National Aquatic Centre (NAC) bested [...]

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Irish National Championships Preview

Swim Ireland’s Irish Long Course National Championships kick off this Thursday 24th April at the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin where over 300 swimmers from 63 clubs will compete over 4 days of competition. The championships will serve as a final opportunity for swimmers to qualify for Summer International Meets. 2014 will see International competition focus on Europe with European Open Water and Swimming Championships taking place in Berlin in August. Seven Irish athletes including Olympians Barry Murphy and Sycerika McMahon [...]

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Easter Office Closure

The Swim Ireland Office will be closed from this afternoon (Thursday) until Tuesday morning for the Easter Holidays. We hope you have a very enjoyable weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone at Nationals next week!

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