News

Ryan Secures Olympic Qualification Time

Shane Ryan has today become Ireland’s second swimmer to reach the FINA ‘A’ Olympic Standard, making him eligible for nomination to the Olympic Council of Ireland for Olympic Games selection. Training full time at the Swim Ireland NAC Performance Centre and living on the National Sports Campus, Ryan is competing at the Swim Ireland Dave McCullagh/Swim Ulster International in Bangor Co. Down. Ryan came agonisingly close in the heats of the 100m Backstroke this morning, clocking 54.37 just outside the [...]

Read More
Posted:

Records Tumble as Swimmers Make International QT’s

Swim Ireland’s Dave McCullagh Memorial Meet/Swim Ulster International kicked off in Bangor today with Irish swimmers in impressive form. A number of Irish records fell as junior and senior swimmers made qualification times for this Summers International meets. The battle of the Backstrokers began this weekend with junior swimmer Conor Ferguson hot on the heels of NAC’s Shane Ryan. Ryan took Gold in the weekend’s first event, the 50m Backstroke in 24.94 seconds, but does not qualify to claim any [...]

Read More
Posted:

Irish Swimmers Seek Olympic Games and European Championship Qualification Times

Irish swimmers will take to the pool this weekend (Friday to Sunday) for the first National competition of 2016.  The Dave McCullagh Memorial Meet, which will incorporate the Swim Ulster International Meet, takes place at the Bangor Aurora Leisure Complex in County Down. Over 370 swimmers from 63 clubs including 9 foreign clubs will compete in 32 individual and 6 team events across three days of competition. Ireland’s senior swimmers will be seeking qualification for the 2016 Olympic Games in [...]

Read More
Posted:

Irish Open Masters Championships

Limerick Masters Swimming Club host  2016 Irish Open Long Course Masters Championship gala at the UL Arena 50m swimming pool in Limerick this weekend on Friday and Saturday 4th and 5th of March. Approximately 400 participants will take part in the event with competitors from the UK, Italy, Spain, Greece and the USA in addition to a strong representation from clubs in the Dublin and east coast region and from all parts of the Island of Ireland. This is the [...]

Read More
Posted:

Grainne Murphy Retires from International Swimming

Swim Ireland Statement: Swim Ireland would like to wish Grainne Murphy all the best on her retirement from competitive swimming. Grainne has been a wonderful ambassador to our sport, and her success in swimming has assured her a place in Irish aquatic history. Swim Ireland National Performance Director Peter Banks commented: “Grainne is one of Ireland’s most talented athletes. She has achieved multiple medals at the European stage, as well as delivering recording breaking performances as both a junior and [...]

Read More
Posted:

Dingley 15th in World Cup Semi Final

Following an outstanding performance yesterday, where he secured a place for Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Oliver Dingley* placed 15th in today’s 3m Springboard Semi-Final at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre in Rio de Janeiro. The top 12 progressed to the Final. Dingley started well with scores of 72 and 74.40 but a third round 64 brought him from 7th to 13th and a 63 in the 4th to 14th, knocking his confidence for a fifth round 51 [...]

Read More
Posted:

Swim Ireland Seek Board Chairperson & Directors

The Board of Directors of Swim Ireland has convened a Nominations Committee for the purposes of identifying and recommending candidates for three Board vacancies, namely that of Chairperson and two Independent Directors. The Committee is tasked with recommending a single candidate for each vacancy for ratification at the AGM on May 28th 2016 in Belfast. The Board will be also seeking nominations for two, skills based, Member Directors in advance of the AGM and correspondence in relation to this will [...]

Read More
Posted:

Dingley Makes Irish Diving History

Ireland’s Oliver Dingley has made Irish diving history today as he qualified a place for Ireland at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ireland has not been represented in Diving at the Games in 68 years with Dubliner Eddie Heron the last to compete at the 1948 Games in London. The 23 year old put in an impressive performance in the men’s 3m Springboard event to finish in 11th place with the top 18 securing places for their [...]

Read More
Posted:

Irish Divers Ready for RioTest

Over 250 Divers from 50 countries will compete at FINA’s Diving World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, starting today. Competition will run from February 19-24 with qualification for the Olympic Games on the mind of all competitors. The event takes place at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre, an outdoor arena, which will be the venue for Diving, Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming at the 2016 Games. 88 Olympic spots are up for grabs across 4 synchro and 4 individual [...]

Read More
Posted:

MINISTER RING & SPORT IRELAND ANNOUNCE €27 MILLION IN SPORTS GRANTS FOR 2016

€10.25 million invested in high performance sport in Olympic and Paralympic year Sport Ireland, the newly created agency for the development of sport in Ireland, announced a comprehensive package for sporting organisations in 2016. The announcement was made by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring T.D. in Westport. Swim Ireland are delighted once again to have received significant funding from Sport Ireland across core grant, high performance and women in sport. In 2016 Swim Ireland core funding has [...]

Read More
Posted:
Page 5 of 21« First...34567...1020...Last »