Licensed Officials



A Swim Ireland Officials License is the ‘authority/permit that allows a person to practice professionally in their selected field at the Level of qualification that the licence stipulates.’

Officials Licensing Policy

As per the above policy, in order to apply for an Officials License the following items must be in place:

  1. Be a Member of Swim Ireland
  2. Have been Garda Vetted or Access NI checked
  3. Have completed either the Irish Sports Council or Sport Northern Ireland Child Protection Course
  4. *Have completed the National Level Officials Assessment and been formally signed off at the appropriate licence level i.e. Judge or Referee
  5. Adherence to the Swim Ireland Leaders Code of Conduct
  6. Have completed and returned the Licence Application Form along with a passport sized photo

*National Level Officials may come from the Swim Ireland Officials School or have been trained through the Swim Ireland mainstream officials training at club or regional level. However all of the above must have meet specific assessment criteria including a technical paper and a number of poolside practical assessments.

National Referees
Wally Clarke (Ulster)
Brian Fallon (FINA Referee) (Leinster)
Phillip Fitzpatrick (FINA Referee) (Leinster)
Tom Fouhy (Munster)
Mary Haughney (Munster)
Alison Honan (Ulster)
Collette Kelly (Connacht)
Ray Kendal (Leinster)
Joe McCarthy (Munster)
Michael McCausland (FINA Referee) (Ulster)
Michael O’Connell (Munster)
Tim O’Connell (Munster)
Mary Phelan (Munster)
Jimmy Reilly (Leinster)
Barry Robinson (FINA Referee)
Mary Seery (FINA Referee) (Leinster)
Frank Stevens (Ulster)
Gary Stoops (Ulster)
June Traill (FINA Referee) (Ulster)

National Starters**
David Bell (Ulster)
Wally Clarke (Ulster)
Pat Daly (Leinster)
Brian Fallon (Leinster)
Phillip Fitzpatrick (Leinster)
Aidan Hickey (Leinster)
Ray Kendal (Leinster)
Kate Maher (Connacht)
Maura McCausland (Ulster)
Michael McCausland (Ulster)
Stacy Morris (Leinster)
Orla Mullen (Leinster)
Mary Phelan (Munster)
Jimmy Reilly (Leinster)
Barry Robinson (Connacht)
Mary Seery (Leinster)
Frank Stevens (Ulster)
June Traill (Ulster)

National Judges**
Lorraine Allenby (Ulster)
Alison Bryson (Ulster)
Patricia Cleary (Connacht)
Helen Desmond (Munster)
Pat Donovan (Munster)
Kevin Dowling (Connacht)
AnnMarie Fadden (Connacht)
Denis Galland (Munster)
Roisin Healy (Munster)
Susan Maitland (Ulster)
Anna Marie McHugh Murphy (Connacht)
Breda McLoughlin (Connacht)
Conor McMorrow (Leinster)
Diane O’Brien (Munster)
Ita O’Hara (Ulster)
Wendy O’Neill (Leinster)
Nichola Power (Leinster)
Maggie Purcell (Munster)
Gina Quinn (Ulster)

**anyone with a National Judge license is qualified to referee at Club or Regional Level (Meet License Level 2 and 3)