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Gerry Quinn Sets New Irish Junior Record, Progresses to Semi Final; Mona McSharry through to another Semi-Final

After a successful 1st day in Hungry with Mona Mc Sharry’s Bronze medal in the 50m Breaststroke and Conor Ferguson qualifying first into tonight’s 100m Backstroke final, the Irish were back in the water this morning, full of energy! Irish record holder Gerry Quinn was first up on the blocks in the 100m Freestyle heats and there was no messing around as he smashed his previous Irish junior record of 50:41, touching the wall in a time of 50:29, setting [...]

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Mona McSharry Claims European Bronze Medal; Conor Ferguson through to Backstroke Final

Ireland’s Mona McSharry has won a European Bronze medal on the opening night of competition at the European Junior Swimming Championships in Hungary. The 15 year old Sligo native who swims with Marlins SC in Donegal joins Olympians Grainne Murphy and Sycerika McMahon as a European Junior medallist after placing third in tonight’s 50m Breaststroke Final. McSharry had progressed from the morning heats as the fastest qualifier in a best time of 32 seconds. She moved to second after the [...]

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Irish Junior Swimmers Set for European Stage

A 12 strong Irish swimming team will begin competition tomorrow, Wednesday, at the LEN European Junior Swimming Championships.  The team, led by Brian Sweeney as head coach and assisted by Peter Hill (Larne ASC), will compete from the 6th – 10th July at the Dezso Gyarmati Swimming Pool in Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary.  Eligible age groups for the competition are 16‐18 for men and 15‐17 for women. 740 swimmers from 47 countries will compete in a total of 42 events. 11 Irish [...]

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Four Announced to Paralympics Ireland Swim Team for Rio

Paralympics Ireland today announced four swimmers to the team that will represent Ireland at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Ellen Keane will return for her third Games with James Scully attending his second. Ailbhe Kelly and Nicole Turner will be competing in their first Games with 14 year old Turner Ireland’s youngest athlete named today. Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan T.D., was on hand at Dublin’s City Hall today to announce the Irish [...]

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Ennis Swimming Club - Winners of the Finding Dory competition in association with Disney

Curtain Call for the Irish Age Group Division 2

Day 4 of the Irish Age Group Division 2′s brought the meet to a close in fittingly exciting manner, with lots of fast swimming and tight finishes. It also saw the announcement of the winners of a Swim Ireland and Disney’s Finding Dory (search #FindingDory to check out the great effort made by all many of the clubs in attendance). In what was arguably the tightest competition entire weekend Ennis Swimming Club were chosen as the winners. A massive thank [...]

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Swim Ireland Irish Age Groups Division Two

Young Swimmers Raise the Roof on Day 3

Recently appointed Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan was on hand in Limerick today for today’s final session and was suitably impressed by the wonderful atmosphere created by our young swimmers and clubs. Thanks to @swimireland and @ULimsport for inviting me to #IAGD2 championships this evening @sportireland https://t.co/CT4K44Vx1h — Patrick O'Donovan (@podonovan) July 2, 2016 The day’s event began with a time trial event swam by visiting senior GB swimmers at UL for high-altitude training facilities as they prepare for the [...]

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Exciting Night in Limerick as IAGD2′s continue!

Day 2 of Irish Age Group Division 2 Championships started with some impressive performances from the girl and boys in the 400m Individual Medley. In the girls events Dolphins Cara McCormack took Gold in the 10 and under age group in 6:51.23. Jasmine Haugh of Mullingar Jets won the 11-12 age group in 6:24.79 followed by Larasati Moynihan (6:26.29) of Mallow Swans and City of Derry’s Mia Kenny (6:30.80). Amber Harrison was first home in the 13-14 age group, the [...]

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Young Swimmers Impress on Opening Night in Limerick

Swim Ireland’s Irish Age Group Division 2 Championships kicked off in Limerick today with some impressive swims in the 800m Freestyle for girls and 1500m Freestyle for boys. Bangor’s Alyssa Doyle picked up the first medal of the evening taking Gold in the 10&U Age Group in the 800m Freestyle. Alyssa held off Cara McCormack (11:48.53) from Dolphin and Molly O’Bric (12:12.62) from Titan to win in 11 minutes 45.30 seconds. In the 11-12 age group Ards’ Rachel Childs had [...]

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Irish Age Group Championships Division 2 kick off in Limerick

Swim Ireland’s Irish Age Group Championships Division 2 start tomorrow at UL Sport Arena in Limerick. 563 swimmers from 78 clubs across Ireland will compete over 4 days of competition starting with the distance 800m and 1500m on Thursday. Competition will run until Sunday with 1,788 individual and 92 relay swims expected  across the weekend. Make sure to follow us on Facebook & Twitter ( @swimireland) across the weekend for updates. Don’t forget to check out our competition in association [...]

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Your next adventure – Waterfest 2016

This summer, Swim Ireland presents Waterfest 2016! The event is in its second year and will take place on Sunday the 7th of August. On the day we will run the following events 750m & 1 Mile events for new comers to open water 5km & 10km National Championships Many have described the exhilaration that open water swimming brings and the pure delight of experiencing the outdoors! If you already enjoy swimming, we can assure you that this is the [...]

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