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McSharry & Ferguson Lead Teams Announced for 2017 LEN European and FINA World Junior Championships

National Champions Mona McSharry and Conor Ferguson will lead two strong Ireland teams announced today for both the European and the World Junior Swimming Championships this summer. This past weekend at the Irish Open Championships at the National Aquatic Centre McSharry (16) swept the Breaststroke events winning the 50m, 100m and 200m, all in Irish Junior Records while Ferguson (17) completed a Backstroke hat trick winning the 50m, 100m and 200m events; he set an Irish senior record in the […]

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Diving Vacancies at National Sports Campus

The National Sports Campus in Dublin is seeking to recruit two full time experienced diving coaches to join their sports development team. Below are the Job descriptions and links to the two roles. Closing date Wednesday 19th April Interviews Tuesday 25th April Diving Programme Manager https://ie.indeed.com/cmp/NSCDA-(Operations)-Ltd/jobs/Diving-Programme-Manager-1d1737d4d5c410fe?q=diving Senior Diving Coach https://ie.indeed.com/cmp/NSCDA-(Operations)-Ltd/jobs/Senior-Diving-Coach-3cea3ecd5fe7e364?q=Senior+Diving+Coach  

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Ferguson, Brown and McSharry Headline Final Night of Irish Open

Swim Ireland’s Irish Open Swimming Championships came to a conclusion tonight with James Brown, Conor Ferguson and Mona McSharry bringing the Irish Record tally to 10 senior and 7 Junior Records. Senior records this weekend from Brown, Jordan Sloan (100m, 200m Freestyle), Brendan Hyland (100m, 200m Butterfly), Ferguson (200m Backstroke x2) and three relay records from Bangor Swimming Club as well as junior records from Ferguson (200m Backstroke x 2, 50m Backstroke), McSharry (50m, 100m, 200m Breaststroke) and a Kilkenny […]

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Ferguson and Hyland Crush Irish Records in Dublin

Irish swimmers continued their record breaking form today with Conor Ferguson and Brendan Hyland taking the spotlight on the penultimate night of the Irish Open Swimming Championships at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. Conor Ferguson became the first Irishman to break the two minute mark in the 200m Backstroke when he stormed home in the preliminaries of the event in a time of 1:59.29. Not content with that, the 17 year old took a further half a second off […]

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Sloan and McSharry Star at Irish Open

Jordan Sloan and Mona McSharry highlighted another night of fast swimming as the Irish Open Swimming Championships continued at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. Sloan, who broke the 200m Freestyle Irish Record yesterday, broke the 100m Record today to take his second individual title of the weekend. The 24 year old broke another Ryan Harrison record from 2009 touching in 49.44 seconds, knocking .05 off the previous record of 49.49. The delighted Bangor swimmer spoke after the race “I’m […]

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Sloan and Hyland Smash Irish Records on Opening Night of Championships

Irish swimmers were in impressive form with a number of records downed on the opening day of the Irish Open Swimming Championships at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. Jordan Sloan and Brendan Hyland highlighted the day breaking records in the 200m Freestyle and 200m Butterfly. Sloan was first up when raced to a new Irish Senior Record during this morning’s preliminaries of the 200m Freestyle. The Bangor swimmer broke Ryan Harrison’s 2009 Record of 1:47.94. His time of 1:47.41 […]

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Irish Open Swimming Championships Preview

Swim Ireland’s Irish Open Swimming Championships begin this Thursday 6th April at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin where Irish swimmers will be seeking to make this summer’s European and World teams. The event will see 400 swimmers from 72 clubs compete across four days of competition for national titles in 36 individual and 4 relay events. The Irish Open will be a last opportunity for qualification for international events this summer. Ireland’s senior swimmers will be chasing consideration times […]

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Swim Ireland International Team Day

Please note that Saturday 13th May 2017 will be our first “Swim Ireland Team Day”. Prior to this, athletes and coaches will have received all respective selection letters in regards to the numerous international meets we are attending this summer. This day will be a mandatory attendance for athletes, a recommended attendance for parents and an optional attendance for home coaches. During the day you will have an opportunity to meet with most of the selected team staff and will […]

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An Interview with Swim Ireland President Mary Dunne

Ballina Dolphins swimmers Amy McGowan & Emily Ward recently interview Swim Ireland President Mary Dunne How did you first become involved in swimming? I became involved in swimming because my children were swimming with Ballina Dolphins and I became a volunteer. On becoming involved in swimming, did you always know that becoming the President of Swim Ireland was one of your aims? When I got involved in swimming first I knew nothing about Swim Ireland, Connacht Swimming, or anything to do […]

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Swim Ireland Vacancy: Swim Ireland Assistant Coach (National Centre Dublin)

Vacancy: Swim Ireland Assistant Coach (National Centre Dublin) Salary €27,000 (in region of) per annum (plus expenses). This salary is commensurate with experience and qualification level attained. Swim Ireland is seeking a suitably qualified swimming coach with a proven performance coaching and/or athletic profile to assume the role of Assistant Coach of our National Centre in Dublin. The Assistant Coach will be responsible to the National Head Coach and together they will work collaboratively and in unison to lead and deliver […]

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