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FIVE IRISH SWIMMERS SET TO COMPETE AT OPENING PARA SWIMMING WORLD SERIES EVENT

A team of five Irish swimmers are set to compete at the opening meet of the new Para Swimming World Series in Copehagen this weekend (11th & 12th March). The team features Rio Paralympic bronze medallist Ellen Keane, as well as fellow Paralympians James Scully, and Nicole Turner. They will be joined by upcoming young swimmers Barry McClements, and Patrick Flanagan. Bringing together some of the biggest competitions on the global calendar, the World Series will take in five countries […]

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Jon Rudd Regional Roadshows 2017

Our National Performance Director is on the road and coming to a town near you! Our Swim Ireland NPD Roadshows are aimed at providing information for all people who have an interest in or an investment in the future of swimming in Ireland – both North and South. Swimmers, families & parents, coaches, technical officials, helpers and committee members are invited to attend one of the Roadshows below – even if it is one outside of your own Region because […]

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Swim Ireland National Water Polo Academy and Summer Camp 2017

As part of the on-going development work for Water Polo, Swim Ireland is pleased to announce the dates of the 2017 Water Polo Academy and Summer Camp. Directed by Gary O’Brien the National Development Manager for Water Polo this will be an great opportunity for all water polo players aged between (12-18) to partake in an action packed weekend of water polo development in and out of the pool. The Academy will be aimed at experienced players who want to […]

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5th Eastern Bay Invitational International Ice Mile Swim

Congratulations to all of the swimmers that completed the Ice Mile last weekend and thank you to Fergal Somerville for the following report. You can also check out some video footage from the day below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNG_Qb_PR-I&feature=youtu.be Where would you expect to find 15 adults (ranging in age from the statutory 28 to the not so early 50’s) delighted to hear that the temperature of the water they were about to swim in was a Baltic 4 degrees Celsius? In beautiful […]

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Swim Ireland CEO Sarah Keane Elected OCI President

Swim Ireland is delighted to confirm the election of our CEO Sarah Keane as the new President of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI). Sarah was elected at the EGM of the OCI held on Thursday 9th February at the Conrad Hotel, Dublin. Speaking after tonight’s election result Keane commented “I feel humbled and privileged to have been elected as President of the OCI this evening. I am grateful for the support and confidence shown to me by the Olympic […]

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Swim Ireland Appoint John Watson as Head of Performance Support

Swim Ireland’s new National Performance Director Jon Rudd took up his role last weekend and both he and Swim Ireland are now delighted to announce the appointment of the next member of the new Performance team in John Watson as Head of Performance Support and Strength and Conditioning Practitioner. This role is a totally new role for the organisation and is further demonstration of the particular emphasis on the holistic development of the athlete which is a keystone of the […]

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Hill Breaks 15 Year Old Record to Become Fastest Ever Irish Female Swimmer

17 year old Danielle Hill made history in Bangor today as she became the fastest ever Irish female swimmer. The Larne swimmer broke Julie Douglas’ 2002 50m Freestyle record of 26.02 by eight hundreth’s of a second to clock 25.94 seconds, the fastest female swimming record (long course) in Ireland. Hill had been close to the record in 2016 when she broke the junior record in 26.08 seconds and with many using this weekend as a warm up for the […]

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UCD Smash 8 Year Old Irish Relay Record in Bangor

Irish swimmers produced a second night of exciting races with a number of Irish records broken and European and World consideration times met at the Swim Ireland Dave McCullagh/Swim Ulster International in Bangor. UCD’s quartet of David Prendergast, Dean Power, Andrew Moore and Alex Melennec broke the 2009 800m Freestyle Club Relay Record in 7 minutes 39.25 seconds. The four combined to break NUIM’s record of 7:43.52 and UCD now hold all five of the Irish senior (long course) men’s […]

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Hill and McSharry Break Records in Bangor

The Swim Ireland Dave McCullagh/Swim Ulster International kicked off in Bangor today with a great showing from Irish swimmers who were in record breaking form early in the season. The meet is the first opportunity for swimmers to qualify for a number of European and World Events this summer but focus for this will be the Irish Open in April. Danielle Hill was the first to break a record today. The Larne swimmer broke her Irish Senior 50m Backstroke record […]

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Irish Swimmers Seek International Qualification Times at Season Opener in Bangor

Irish and British Olympians to Compete as Jon Rudd takes up NPD Role Irish swimmers will take to the pool in Bangor this weekend (Friday to Sunday) for the first National competition of 2017.  The Dave McCullagh Memorial Meet, which incorporates the Swim Ulster International, takes place at the Aurora Leisure Complex in County Down. Over 350 swimmers from 55 clubs will compete in 32 individual and 6 team events across three days of competition. Ireland’s senior swimmers will be […]

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