Special Membership


This year will see the piloted introduction of the new Special Membership category. Until now, to compete in any event held by or under the auspices of Swim Ireland you are required to be a Club Member. The new Special Membership category will allow individuals the opportunity to become a Swim Ireland member and compete in specific events previously only open to club members. To compete in any of these races you MUST enter the race separately through the race organiser.

Races open to Special Members

Date Race Location Contact Contact
16/08/2014 *Champion of Champions Dunmore East Colm Breathnach colmcbreathnach@gmail.com
20/08/2014 Bobby Nolan Trophy Bull Wall Bobby Nolan 085 7709799
24/08/2014 Caulfield Cup Portmarnock Tadgh Murphy 085 1743992
31/08/2014 People with a Disability Windsurfers Pier Marian Lee 087 6998590
06/09/2014 Swim for Padraig Schaler Killiney Beach    
07/09/2014 The Glen Bay Swim Wicklow John McCall johnwsc@mccall.ie
14/09/2014 Sean O’Sullivan Memorial Kilaloe, Co. Clare Micheal Rooney shannonmasters@hotmail.com
20/09/2014 Corrib Prom Salthill Andrew Flanagan 086 8288237
28/09/2014 Dublin SC Masters Sprint Gala Tallaght Community Pool Ceall O’Dunlaing 087 6977220

*Champion of Champions (Entry to the 3 and 5 mile events will need to be approved by the race organiser)

Who needs special membership?

Any individual wishing to compete in a sanctioned Swim Ireland event who is not a Club Member of SI will need to become a Special Member.

 How do I become a member?

To sign up for Special Membership click the sign up button and follow the easy steps. Once you have completed the online form and made payment, you will be emailed a PDF version of your membership card within 2 days. On race day, at registration you will be required to produce a printed membership card with valid ID to take part in any event.

*Please note that in order to guarantee your Special Membership is processed in time for racing on the coming weekend your online payment must be completed by Tuesday midnight.

What competitions can I compete in?

Swim Ireland has been working with a range of race organisers to give members a variety of events to take part in for the remainder of the year. As this is the first year and an initial pilot there will be a select number of races. The list is posted above. For 2015 Swim Ireland will be working to develop a more extensive list of events for Special Members to attend.

What do I get?

Special membership gives the individual the following:

  • Annual membership to participate in a variety of SI races/galas
  • Swim Ireland Insurance when competing in SI sanctioned events

When does the Special Membership run from?

The Swim Ireland Special Membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st. Therefore, regardless of when you purchase your membership, your membership will be valid until December 31st of the year in which you make the purchase.

What does a Special Membership cost?

For the remainder of 2014 there will be a reduced cost of €15