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Top 10 Finish for Bryan is Gruelling 25K Open Water Event

Ireland’s Chris Bryan Finishes 9th at European Championships Press Release 17th August 2014 Ireland’s Chris Bryan has today finished 9th in the 25 Kilometre Open Water Event at the LEN European Championships in Berlin, Germany just days after competing in the 10K Event. Normally a 10K specialist, Bryan opted to swim the gruelling 25K event for the first time at these championships and finished after 5 hours 12 minutes and 40 seconds just under 4 minutes off the Bronze medal [...]

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Swim Ireland CEO Sarah Keane Elected to Olympic Council

On Monday 11th August the Olympic Council of Ireland held its AGM in the Conrad Hotel, Dublin. Pat Hickey was elected unopposed for a new four-year term as President of the OCI, extending a record term of office since 1989. The Election of the new OCI Officers and Executive Committee was then finalised  with Swim Ireland CEO Sarah Keane elected as a new member. Elected OCI Officers President – Pat Hickey 1st Vice President William O’Brien (Archery) 2nd Vice President John Delaney [...]

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Impressive Bryan 16th in Tough 10K Open Water Event at European Championships

Ireland’s Chris Bryan has today finished 16th overall at the LEN European Open Water Championships in Berlin, Germany.  Racing in a field of 39 swimmers Bryan put in an impressive performance in an exciting race where the result could have gone any way. Swimmers racing in the 10K completed four 2.5 kilometre circuits at the ‘Regattastrecke Grünau’ with Bryan positioned well throughout. He came through the first circuit in 23rd place just 19 seconds behind the leader, Hungarian Gergely Gyurta. [...]

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Irish Elite Swimmers Set for European Challenge

Ireland’s Top Swimmers Fighting Fit Ahead of European Championships  Press Release 12th August 2014 Seven of Ireland’s top swimmers are making final preparations as they travel to Berlin, Germany this week for the 2014 LEN European Swimming and Open Water Championships. Clare’s Chris Bryan is the first Irish swimmer in action when he takes on the 10K Open Water event at the ‘Regattastrecke Grünau’ on Thursday. Bryan finished 16th at last year’s World Championships in Barcelona and a win at [...]

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NEW Special Membership now available!

Swim Ireland (SI) is pleased to announce that is has recently launched its NEW special membership category. Until now, to compete in any event held by or under the auspices of Swim Ireland you were required to be a SI club member. The new special membership category will allow individuals the opportunity to become a SI member and compete in selected SI events previously only open to club members. As this is a first year pilot there will be a [...]

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Scully Closes out Paralympic Swimming European Championships with Season’s Best 50m Backstroke

There was just one Irish swimmer in action on the final night of swimming at the Paralympic European Championships in Eindhoven, Holland. James Scully put in an impressive performance to close out the competition for Ireland’s five senior Paralympic swimmers. Swimming in the Final of the 50m Backstroke S5 Scully swam a season’s best 46.50 seconds  to finish in 7th place overall. Great Britain’s Andrew Mullen picked up his fourth Gold medal of the championships winning the event in a [...]

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Scully Secures Bronze in Eindhoven

James Scully has secured Ireland’s first medal on the opening day of competition at the IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven, Holland. The 2013 World Championship Bronze medallist in the 200m Freestyle went into tonight’s S5 100m Freestyle Final in 3rd place after swimming a lifetime best in the morning heats of 1:21.66. And, despite the best efforts of Russia’s Roman Zhdanov, it was the man from Ratoath, Co. Meath who held on to that position in the Final and [...]

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Strong Irish team of five depart for IPC Paralympic Swimming European Championships

The five strong Irish Paralympic Swimming team departed Dublin early this morning bound for Eindhoven for the IPC European Swimming Championships which are set to take place from August 4th – 10th. The team, which is proudly sponsored by Allianz, features three swimmers who medalled at last summer’s IPC World Championships; Double Paralympian (Beijing 2008 and London 2012) Ellen Keane alongside fellow London Paralympians James Scully and Laurence McGivern. They are joined by another London Paralympian in Jonathan McGrath, and [...]

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Swimmers Bring Gold Medal Tally to 13 in Canada

29 Medals for Irish Swimmers Overall 29th July 2014 Swim Ireland sent their International Youth Squad to Winnipeg, Canada last week to compete at the Canadian Age Group Swimming Championships. The aim was for the squad to gain experience and to test the 12 talented young swimmers in unknown territory at a top International Meet. The swimmers didn’t only gain great experience going forward; they won medals, a lot of medals. On Sunday 27th July the team brought the Irish [...]

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5 Golds For 5 Star Ireland

Irish Swimmers Win 5 Gold, 2 Silver & 1 Bronze on Super Saturday 27th July 2014 Saturday in Winnipeg, Canada, Ireland had 12 swimmers competing in 10 finals. From there the unexpected happened, 5 Gold Medals, 2 Silver Medals and 1 Bronze Medal. Over the past couple of weeks we have heard of a lot of impressive swims for Irish Swimmers but 5 Star Saturday surpassed all expectations. The squad excelled throughout the day right from the youngest swimmer, 12 [...]

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