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SWIM IRELAND ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF “2015 SWIM FOR A MILE CHALLENGE”

Swim Ireland today announced details of its annual ‘Swim for a Mile Challenge’. The project, which was initiated in 2014, will challenge members of the public to compete in national events to swim a mile. Swim Ireland will provide a free training programme, support, advice and motivation for all those wanting to take on the challenge. The 2015 event promises to be bigger and better. We have teamed up with Ireland Active to get pools all across Ireland participating and [...]

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NUI Galway Sports Scholarship Programme

NUI Galway supports high performing athletes in a wide range of sports through its Sports Scholarship program. We currently have 86 athletes in 17 different sports benefitting from NUI Galway Sports Scholarships. NUI Galway is pleased to offer in addition to the High Performance scholarship a limited number of scholarships with Performance points. Those students who apply to NUI Galway through the CAO and achieve a minimum of 350 CAO points in their leaving certificate will be awarded 40 “Performance [...]

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New Member Benefits

Have you received your new membership card yet? Swim Ireland is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting NEW membership benefits card in conjunction with Countdown, Ireland’s leading Benefits Company. This first for Swim Ireland forms a major part of our overall communications strategy this year as we look to personally connect with you the members of Swim Ireland. As a valued member of our organisation, our aim is to keep you better informed about all being achieved in [...]

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Anti-bullying workshops – Great Club Turnout!

Anti-bullying workshops have run in every region this Autumn as part of the Swim Ireland safeguarding programme. Each club who participated has received a certificate of attendance to post on the club noticeboard in recognition of their support of our anti-bullying policy. Congratulations to these clubs in their efforts to raise awareness and help prevent bullying behaviour – is your club on the list? Aer Lingus SC Kells SC Ards ASC Kingdom SC Armagh ASC Lahinch SC Asgard SC Laois [...]

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Neamt Shatters 1500m Irish Record; Reid Lowers 50m Butterfly Record

Antoinette Neamt deservedly won the “Swimmer of the Meet” Award when she smashed the Irish Senior 1500m Freestyle Record on the final day of competition at the Irish Short Course Championships in Lisburn. Having set the previous record of 16:40.22 at the 2013 championships, Neamt knocked almost 8 seconds off that time to set a new record of 16:32.73 making her the swimmer closest to a world record throughout the championships and winner of the award. The 13 year old [...]

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Hyland and Neamt Break Irish Records in Lisburn

Brendan Hyland and Antoinette Neamt were in record breaking form on the second day of competition at Swimming’s Irish Short Course (25m) National Championships in Lisburn. Hyland broke the 200m Senior Butterfly record for the third time in four weeks, his time of 1:57.82 took seven hundredths of a second off the previous record (1:57.89) set at the Coast Grand Prix in Aberdeen in November. 13 year old Antoinette Neamt knocked half a second off the 400m Junior Freestyle record [...]

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Ferguson Smashes 200m Backstroke Record

 Conor Ferguson became the first Irish Junior to break the 2 minute barrier in the 200m Backstroke on the first night of competition at the Irish Short Course (25m) National Championships in Lisburn. Ferguson had set the current junior record of 2:00.55 just two weeks ago at the Ulster SC Championships and the 15 year old took over a second off that time touching in 1:59.19 to win the national title. He also became the fastest Ulsterman ever in the [...]

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Irish Short Course Championships Preview

The spotlight will be on Lagan Valley Leisureplex, Lisburn this weekend for the Irish National Short Course (25m) Swimming Championships with Ireland’s top swimmers competing for national titles. Competition will take place from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th December with 57 teams and over 300 swimmers in action in the first National Championships of the 2014/15 swimming season. 2014 European Championship teamer Brendan Hyland has been showing impressive form of late breaking the 200m Butterfly national record twice in the [...]

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Bangor & UCD Break Relay Records

Congratulations to Bangor ASC and UCD Swimming Cub who broke Irish Club Relay Records last month. Bangor ASC Men set a new 4x50m Medley standard when Jordan Sloan (Back), Jamie Graham (Breast), Scott Dennis (Fly) and David Thompson (Free) combined for a time of 1:41.72 at the War Memorial Gala in Lisburn. The previous record of 1:43.79 was held by Trojan SC since 2001. At another meet in Lisburn, this time the Ulster SC Championships, UCD SC swimmers Shauna O’Brien, [...]

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Irish Junior Record for Conor Ferguson at Ulster Championshsips

NEW IRISH RECORD! Congratulations to Larne’s Conor Ferguson on setting a new Irish Junior 200m Backstroke SC Record of 2:00.55 at Ulster SC over the weekend! The previous record of 2:00.69 was held by Shane Ahern since 2005. We’ll be watching out to see if Conor can lower the record again at Irish SC Nationals in just under 2 weeks time!

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