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Swim Ireland AGM 2017

The Swim Ireland Annual General Meeting took place on Saturday 20th May in the Conference Centre on the National Sports Campus. The AGM was very well attended with delegates travelling from all four provinces. Delegates were given their first introduction to the new Swim Ireland Brand which is all about recognising that everyone has a personal connection with water. The posters and images on display at the AGM with the tagline ‘Me And The Water’ will become a central part […]

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ESB Host Club Youth Awards

As part of the program for young people in their club ESB SC hosted a motivational evening with guest speaker Mark Pollock in the Aviva Stadium on Thursday 18th May.  12 swimmers were also presented with their Swim Ireland Club Youth Awards during the evening. Mark Pollock (born February 29, 1976) is a Northern Irish adventurer, athlete, rower, author and international motivational speaker from Northern Ireland who became the first blind man to race to the South Pole.  In 2010 […]

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SWIM IRELAND AND SPECIAL OLYMPICS—TEACHING AQUATICS.

SWIM IRELAND AND SPECIAL OLYMPICS—TEACHING AQUATICS. My name is Eleanor Murray. I am 23 years old and I have Down Syndrome. I have just graduated after studying for three years in Dunboyne College of Further Education. I have a FETAC Level 4 qualification in Workplace Preparation and a FETAC Level 5 qualification in Sports Management and Coaching both with distinction. I went to mainstream primary school in St. Mary’s, Trim and to mainstream secondary school in Scoil Mhuire, Trim where […]

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Swim Ireland February Newsletter (Water Polo)

Swim Ireland Newsletter February 2017 Ireland U17 Boys & Girls National Tournament was a great event in Lisburn, January 26-28. Girls winners were St. Vincents WPC, with Donegal Diamonds WPC Runners Up. Boys winners were Corrib WPC, with Clonard WPC Runners Up. Ireland U17 Boys National Team travelled to Watford to compete in ASA tournament on February 10-12th. Led by head coach Joe Smyth, the team finished 5th overall in a very competitive tournament. Senior Men & Women Brother Philip […]

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Out Of The Water, November 2016 – #InBrief

Club Youth Awards – A reminder to register your club for CYA before 31st December 2016. Click here to complete the form. Lisburn CPD’s – Lisburn CPD’s taking place over Irish Short Course Nationals 2nd 3rd and 4th December. Book online through the Swim Ireland shop New safeguarding refresher web app launched – Sport Ireland have launched ‘Safeguarding 1 Refresher’, a web based education resource aimed at providing further training to those who have previously attended a Safeguarding workshop or equivalent. The web resource, […]

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Out Of The Water – #In-Brief

Membership Affiliation: Reminder that membership affiliation is the 31st October 2016. We would ask that all members ensure they have filled in their forms and membership fees have been paid EGM results: At a recently convened EGM (which took place on 15th October) all of the proposed changes to the Swim Ireland Constitution were passed. the revised Constitution can be accessed at the following link: Swim Ireland Constitution Chairs and Secretaries forum: This year Swim Ireland will provide an opportunity of […]

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Notice: Swim Ireland Congress and EGM – 8th October 2016

Notice for Issue Dear All, On behalf of the Swim Ireland Board I am writing to first of all issue formal notification of an EGM which will be held in conjunction with the Swim Ireland Annual Congress onSaturday, 8th October 2016. Please save the date! Attached is a  formal letter of notification and notice of Motions together with an explanatory note detailing the proposed changes. Whilst it is a legal requirement to issue formal notification, we do not want to give the […]

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Keane Cruises into Breaststroke Final

Ellen Keane has booked her place in tonight’s SB8 100m Breaststroke Final after a heat winning performance in this morning’s preliminaries in Rio. The 21 year old, who is competing in her third Paralympic Games, progressed comfortably from the heats in 1:23.64 and was happy with this morning’s win “I’m excited, I knew that we only needed to drop off one swimmer so I knew the other girls would probably be taking it easy, but for me it was important […]

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Become a Flagship for the New Swim Ireland Swim School!

Announcing Swim Ireland’s new Learn to Swim Programme! The new year will see the launch of a completely revised, renewed and revamped Learn to Swim Programme. This new programme will offer pools and clubs across the island of Ireland the opportunity to become accredited Swim Ireland Swim Schools. As the only recognised awarding body for aquatic coaching and teaching qualifications by the Irish government, Sport Ireland and Sport NI, this programme represents a huge step forward for swimming education on […]

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Top Divers from Across Europe arrive for Swim Ireland’s Irish Open Diving Championships

The event also marks an important milestone for Irish diver Oliver Dingley in what will be his first competition after officially qualifying to represent the nation. His ‘road to Rio’ which begins this weekend will lead him to the Olympic Qualifying event in March. Should he achieve his goals he will become the first Irish diver to qualify for the Olympics in 68 years. He’ll be competing alongside divers from all over Ireland including his Shamrock Diving Club team-mates – […]

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