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International Championships Fast Approaching

This week marks the start of a number of International competitions throughout Summer 2015, with Irish aquatic athletes in action across the world. Natasha MacManus will kick off proceedings with 1m Springboard Diving at the European Games in Baku on Friday. Natasha competes in 1m and 3m Springboard this week in the Azerbaijan capital. She will be joined by Irish swimmers on Thursday who will begin their competition on Tuesday next 23rd June. Fiona Doyle will be in action at [...]

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Student Sport Ireland Launch World University Games Team

Student Sport Ireland today launched the team that will represent Ireland at this Summer’s World University Games. The team names 10 swimmers including 2013 Silver medalist Fiona Doyle. The 10 swimmers representing Ireland will also represent 7 Universities including University of Limerick, UCD and University of Ulster. Over 9,000 athletes will come together in Gwangju, South Korea for the 28th World University Games, 3-14 July 2015, to compete in some 300 medal events, across 21 sports and with less than [...]

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Divers Medal at ASA Age Groups

Anna Power and Emma Williams represented Shamrock Diving Club last week at the English ASA National Age Group Diving Championships, held at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield. Anna produced some excellent dives in the girls 12-13 year old one metre springboard event. This was a very tight competition but eventually Anna came out on top and took the gold medal with a PB score of 198.75 points, just 2 points ahead of second place. Anna continued her great run of form and added a bronze [...]

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Swim for a Mile Huge Success

Swim Ireland’s second annual Swim for a Mile Event took place last week from May 18th – 22nd across 80 pools nationwide. Over 1,300 swimmers completed the mile over 5 days, many of whom started out only swimming 1 length. The event was run in 2015 in conjunction with The Irish Sports Council, The Coca Cola Thank You Fund, Ireland Active, Today FM, The Irish Times and Precision Timing. For the first time we also went with the Simon Community as [...]

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South Africa Win Women’s 8 Nations

Ireland Water Polo had the pleasure of hosting this year’s Women’s 8 Nations Cup, in the National Aquatic Centre Dublin. Teams from Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Scotland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and South Africa joined Ireland for what was some outstanding International Polo. The Czech and South African teams started very strong; leaving no doubts they were here to win by putting up big scores in both of their games. Ireland’s campaign began with a draw against a Scandic selection from Sweden, [...]

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Ireland Host 8 Nations Water Polo

Ireland Water Polo are hosting the Women’s 8 Nations Water Polo tournament this weekend at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. Teams from Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, Slovakia, Scandic Selection, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Denmark will be competing over the three days of competition. Schedule below:

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Aquatic Community Honoured at Swim Ireland Awards

Fiona Doyle was last night named High Performance Athlete of the Year at the Swim Ireland Annual Awards in the Citywest Hotel, Saggart.  Doyle, who is originally from Limerick but based at the University of Calgary in Canada, had an outstanding year in 2014 and won the award based on her performances, in particular her 50m Breaststroke Final at the European Championships in Berlin. Doyle has already shown her desire to secure a place at the Rio 2016 Olympics in [...]

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28 Swimmers Earn International Qualification As Irish Swimming Championships Come To A Close

Irish swimmers were in impressive form on the final day of competition at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin to bring to 28 the number of swimmers qualified for International events this Summer. The Irish Open Swimming Championships acted as the last opportunity for swimmers to meet qualification times for this Summer’s events including World Championships, World University Games, European Games, European Youth Olympics and World Junior Championships. Shani Stallard achieved the World University Games consideration time as she won [...]

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Records Tumble on Day 3 of Irish Championships

Shauna O’Brien has broken the Irish Senior 100m Butterfly Record on the penultimate day of competition at the Irish Open Swimming Championships at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. O’Brien, who currently holds the 50m Butterfly Record knocked three tenths of a second off Bethany Carson’s 2012 record of 1:00.53 winning her semi-final in 1:00.21. 20 year old O’Brien, who competes with UCD Swimming Club, will look to lower this time again in tomorrow’s Final, she has already made the [...]

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American’s Dominate Day 2 of Irish Swimming Championships

It was a clean sweep across all six individual finals and the two relays for the American swimmers from the National Club Swimming Association (NCSA) on the second day of competition at the Irish Open Swimming Championships. The American’s were first to touch in all events and provided some great racing for their Irish counterparts. Alex Lebed was the first American to grab gold when he won the Men’s 400m Individual Medley Final in 4:25.67. Aer Lingus’ Ben Griffin retained [...]

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