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Mood Matters Workshop for Adults

Part of Swim Ireland’s on-going safeguarding programme for Clubs Information about the programme Swim Ireland and Swim Ulster are working with Aware (www.aware-ni.org) to offer the Mood Matters programme.  Mood Matters is a well-being and mental health workshop for adults working with young people in our clubs.  We aim to support the well-being of young people both physically and mentally.  The interactive workshop will be delivered by a facilitator from Aware. What does ‘Mood Matters’ cover? The workshop will cover [...]

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FEDERATION OF IRISH SPORT CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO REINSTATE CURRENT SPORTS FUNDING BACK TO 2011 LEVELS BY 2016

Federation budget submission also calls on government to extend donations tax relief to current spend The Federation of Irish Sport in their pre-budget submission on behalf of all Irish sport has made two requests of Government. The Federation announced details of their submission at a briefing in Trinity College Dublin earlier this morning Wednesday 8th October. They also announced that Dublin GAA star Bernard Brogan was to be the first President of the Federation. As part of the briefing Swim [...]

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Gerald Wilkes and Rachel Lee Win Liffey Swim

Congratulations to Gerald Wilkes of North Dublin and to Rachel Lee (pictured) of Guinness SC and Dublin Fire Brigade for winning the 95th Dublin City Liffey Swim. Over 400 competitors completed the annual swim along Dublin’s River Liffey from Watling Street Bridge to Custom House Quay taking in the James Joyce Bridge, Ha’penny Bridge and new Rosie Hackett Bridge along the way. All entrants are Swim Ireland members and must complete a series of races before they can enter the [...]

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Scotland, Denmark Win 4 Nations Titles in Dublin

Scotland Women and Denmark’s Men were crowned 4 Nations Championships yesterday (Sunday) following an exciting weekend of Water Polo at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. It came down to the final game in the women’s competition with both Scotland and Ireland beating Wales and Denmark in earlier games leaving them to battle for 1st place. In a close fought encounter, Ireland opened the scoring with Scotland responding straight away. Ireland took the lead for the second time with the [...]

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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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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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CEO Addresses European Sports Conference

Swim Ireland’s Chief Executive Officer Sarah Keane was yesterday (7th March) a guest speaker at a European Sports Conference, hosted by Ireland as part of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Conference, which was held in Dublin Castle was attended by representaives from all over Europe and Ireland and included speakers such as Minister Michael Ring, Derek McGrath, CEO of the European Rugby Cup, Prof Stefan Szymanski, Professor of Sports Management at the University of [...]

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