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Irish Swimmers seek European Qualification Times

Irish swimmers will take to the pool this weekend (Friday to Sunday) for the first National Competition of 2014.  The Dave McCullagh Memorial Meet, which will incorporate the Ulster International Meet and Junior Celtic Duel Meet, will be the first national swimming competition to take place at the new Bangor Aurora Leisure Centre. Over 350 swimmers from 58 clubs including 10 foreign clubs will compete in 32 individual and 6 team events across three days of competition. Big names in [...]

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Irish Swimmers Impress at University & College Meets

There was lots of action for our Irish swimmers racing abroad over the weekend with some fantastic results coming in from Toronto, Georgia, Sheffield and Orlando. Fiona Doyle had an outstanding weekend at the Canadian Intervarsity Sports Swimming Championships in Toronto. Doyle picked up Gold for the University of Calgary Dino’s on Friday swimming 1:06.27 in the 100m Breaststroke (sc). Fiona then went on to set a new Irish Short Course Senior Record in the 200m Breaststroke on Saturday claiming [...]

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Swim a Mile for Paddy

Pádraig (Paddy) Schäler (former member of CRC and Westwood CRC) was knocked off his bicycle as he cycled to work on Cape Cod on Thursday, 27 June 2013. He has remained in a coma ever since. He had just finished his undergraduate studies in Trinity College and had planned to spend the summer on a J1 working visa in the US while considering which of his many plans for the future he should pursue. After a few weeks in Cape [...]

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MINISTER VARADKAR LAUNCHES SWIM IRELAND ATHLETE ACCOMMODATION

SWIM IRELAND ATHLETES ARE THE FIRST TO TRAIN AND LIVE AT NATIONAL SPORTS CAMPUS  Tuesday February 18th 2014: Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar was on hand to launch the new athlete accommodation at the National Sports Campus in Blanchardstown earlier this month. Four Irish swimmers training at Swim Ireland’s NAC Performance Centre are the first athletes to live and train on campus following a joint renovation of accommodation on the grounds by Swim Ireland and the National [...]

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International Carding Scheme Investment Announced for 2014

The Irish Sports Council has today published the names of the selected swimmers for the 2014 Carding Scheme which it will operate in partnership with Swim Ireland.   Carding Investment for swimmers is based on the following – SPORT: SWIMMING Category: International Carding Scheme Criteria for 2014 Podium(Olympic events only) Top 1-3 in World LC Annual Rankings (based on two per nation) in Olympic events Podium in Olympic or World Championships (LC) in Olympic Events Top 1-3 in 10k Open Water Event at World [...]

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Ireland U15 Girls Impress at ASA Inter-Regionals

Ireland’s U15 girls Water Polo team recently attended the ASA Inter-Regional Championships 2014. Hosted by the West Midland Region from 18-19 January at Walsall Gala Baths, ten teams in total entered the competition with Team Ireland made up of 13 players from across the country. The girls had a bumpy start losing to the Southwest team 7-2 with Irish goals coming from St Vincent’s Aoife Hennessy and Clontarf’s  Niamh O’Meara. However, the girls picked themselves up and saw off Scotland in the next [...]

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Complaints & Disciplinary Workshops

Unfortunately we are faced with difficulties in clubs that sometimes need to be dealt with; by using working examples the Swim Ireland Complaints & Disciplinary Officer will provide your committee with the knowledge and skills to ensure you are confident in dealing with any issues that may arise in your club. Workshops will be held in each region, please see the attached flyer.

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Masters Development Squad 2014 Announced

The Masters Development Squad has recently been announced with a  record number of applicants registering their interest. This year the entry criteria was changed using age-adjusted times and the application of a FINA points system, the “Italian Method” was used for the selection. To be eligible for the squad each member must have achieved a minimum of 860 points using the points system. The first session for this squad will take place on the 23rd of March with theory and [...]

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Safer Internet Day – 11th February 2014

Safer Internet Day 2014 will take place on 11th February 2014, with the theme ‘Let’s create a better internet together’. Webwise is leading the Safer Internet Campaign in Ireland for this UK based project.  We are all fully aware of the global nature of the internet where, unlike face to face contact, social media messages, images and information follow us around in our daily lives.  This is the same for young people today – and we must understand how to make sure their [...]

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Natasha McManus – Eindhoven Diving Cup 2014

Congratulations to Natasha MacManus for some excellent performances at the Eindhoven Diving Cup this weekend, taking bronze in the 3m springboard event. The Irish Junior international, competing for Plymouth Diving club stepped up for the first time into Girls Group A (16-18yrs) age group and set the bar high at her first event of the year. Results: Day one – Friday 31st of January – 3m Springboard – 3rd Place (Bronze Medal) – 356.45points                                                        Synchro Girls – 2nd Place [...]

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