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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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National Squad Swimmers Compete at Scottish Grand Prix

22 of Ireland’s National Squad Swimmers travel to Edinburgh this weekend to compete at the East District Open Championships/Scottish Swimming Grand Prix. This is the first opportunity swimmers will have to qualify for International Competitions this Summer including European Championships and Commonwealth Games. Action kicks off today (Friday) with Laoise Fleming in the 50m Backstroke. Swim Ulster have also sent a team to compete. Results at: http://www.swimscotland.co.uk/meets14/edopen2014/index.htm Team Ireland are represented by: Brian O’Sullivan UCD SC Lydia Kehoe New Ross [...]

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National Swim Day – 1st February 2014

For the first time ever, Swim Ireland is teaming up with RTÉ’s Operation Transformation to bring ‘National Swim Day’ to the public on Saturday 1 February. Taking part is easy, with over 60 local swimming pools around Ireland opening their doors to offer free swim sessions on the day. Help will be on hand at each centre, in the form of swimming instructors, including Olympic swimmer Melanie Nocher, between 2pm and 6pm to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their [...]

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Chris Bryan to Compete at FINA 10K Marathon Swim in Argentina

Ireland’s Chris Bryan travels to Argentina this week to compete at the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup. Competition will take place in Saturday (5pm Irish time) in the Rio Negro River in the Patagonia Region of Argentina with 37 competitors taking part including Gold and Silver medallists from the FINA Open Water World Championships 10K event in 2013; Spyridon Gianniotis (Greece) and Thomas Lurz (Germany). Bryan had some impressive results in the Open Water 10K in 2013 with a win [...]

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Club Structure Audit

The 2014 Club Structure Audit will be carried out from January to March this year. Similar to the 2012 Club Structure Audit, this report aims to successfully identify the coaching structures that exists within clubs throughout the island of Ireland. In the attachment you will find further details including the purpose of the Audit, benefits of participation by clubs, and the Audit schedule. This year the online survey will only be open to one region at a time, clubs will [...]

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