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LIMERICK MASTERS SC: IRISH LONG COURSE MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014.

Limerick Masters SC are proud to announce that the Irish Open Long Course Masters Championships 2014 will be held at the University Arena 50m Swimming Pool, on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd March 2014.  Again this year we are offering as full a programme of events as possible with, on this occasion, the 1500M on the Sunday morning, following a full days swimming on the Saturday. The closing date for the receipt of all entries is Friday the 14th Feburary 2014. Details [...]

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RIP Marian Fenton

It is with great sadness that we learned yesterday of the passing of Marian Fenton. Marian has had a lifelong involvement with Irish Swimming from swimming as a youngster to teaching, tutoring and Team Management and much more. She was a wonderful woman who always had a smile on her face and gave so much to Irish Swimming and everyone involved. Many Irish swimmers will have fond memories of trips away with her. We will all miss her dearly. Our [...]

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Merry Christmas from Swim Ireland

Christmas Message from the President: What an exciting year in Irish Aquatics, I am looking forward to seeing some more great swimming over the next few months, a huge congratulations to all those who have represented Ireland during 2013 you have done us proud would like to wish everyone involved in Swim Ireland a very happy Christmas. A special thank you to all those who give their time freely to help out at all aquatic events. Mary Phelan Swim Ireland President All [...]

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SWIM IRELAND ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF SWIM FOR A MILE CHALLENGE

SWIM FOR A MILE CHALLENGE SUPPORTED BY THE COCA-COLA THANK YOU FUND 2013   Swim Ireland today announced details of its inaugural, all-Ireland ‘Swim for a Mile Challenge 2014’. The project will challenge members of the public to compete in a national event to swim for a mile. Swim Ireland will provide a free training programme, support, advice and motivation for all those wanting to take on the challenge. A mile of swimming is the equivalent of a marathon in the [...]

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Barry Murphy Wins European Breaststroke Bronze

Barry Murphy has won a Bronze medal at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Herning, Denmark. The 28 year old follows Grainne Murphy, Melanie Nocher and Sycerika McMahon as the fourth medallist for Ireland at these championships in four years. Barry came out of this morning’s 50m Breaststroke heats as the 6th fastest qualifier and following the semi-final earlier this evening where he swam the exact same time as the heat, 26.86, was ranked 8th overall. Knowing that he [...]

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European Short Course Championships Preview

Ireland’s Barry Murphy will lead a six strong team this week as athletes compete at the European Short Course (25m) Swimming Championships from Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th December. 673 athletes from 42 nations will compete over four days of competition at the Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning, Denmark. Murphy along with Andrew Meegan, Bethany Carson, Brendan Hyland and Shani Stallard are just off the back of the Irish National Championships where all five picked up national titles over the [...]

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Competition Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of our “Tell Us Your Story” Competition, we had lots of fantastic entries but the deserving winners of €250 each are Pauline Bermingham (Dublin) and Pat Murphy (Cork)! All other entrants will receive a Swim Ireland prize in the coming days. Check out Pat & Pauline’s stories below, we will also be adding more of the stories received in the coming weeks.  

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Six Irish Records Fall on Final Day of Swimming Championships

Swimmers continued to impress on the final day of competition at the Irish Short Course Swimming Championships in Lisburn with six new Irish Records bringing the total to fourteen Records over the three days. Andrew Meegan was the star of the show when he became the first Irishman to swim under 8 minutes in the 800m Freestyle. Meegan, who held the previous record of 8:00.59 which he set in January 2012, lowered that time to 7:59.92 in tonight’s Final. This [...]

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Irish Short Course Championships set for Lisburn this Weekend

 The spotlight will be on Lagan Valley Leisureplex Lisburn this weekend for the Irish National Short Course (25m) Swimming Championships. Competition will take place from Friday 29th November to Sunday 1st December with 57 teams and over 400 swimmers in action in the first National Championships of the new swimming season. Olympian Barry Murphy has shown impressive short course form already in 2013 winning a Bronze medal in the 50m Breaststroke at the first leg of the FINA World Swimming [...]

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Competition Time! We want to hear your stories!

Have you taken up swimming recently? Come back to swimming after a long time? Learned to swim as an adult? We want to hear your stories! We have two cash prizes worth €250 each to give away to the best stories received plus prizes for all entrants, so get your entries in! All you have to do is fill out the entry form and in no more than 1,000 words tell us how swimming has changed your life – losing [...]

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