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Women in Sport

Meet & Swim:

The meet and Swim programme is aimed at women who can swim a little and with expert advice and the support of others could progress significantly. If you can swim 25 metres (1 Length of a standard swimming pool) on your front or your back this is for you. These classes are specifically for women to enjoy the health benefits of swimming in the company of other women in a more social environment. If you, your facility or Local Sports Partnership/Council is interested in running this programme please see the contact details below.

Currently the facilities operating this programme can be found via the link below –

Meet & Swim Facilities

Swim Clinics:

These clinics are targeted specifically at people who can swim a little and do not feel lessons are for them or for those who learnt to swim a number of years ago now but have not really been swimming since. The purpose of the clinics is to offer advice on technique, standard, goal setting and opportunities in order to get them started into more regular participation in swimming. We will be working closely with Triathlon Ireland to help their participants who find the swimming element a challenge. Swim Ireland are very interested in working with all facilities and LSP/Councils to support & host some of the clinics.


The Swimming Mile equates to 60 lengths of 25m pool (1500m). Swim Ireland will run a Swimathon with three set distances for women to swim, 500m, 1000m, & 1500m. This Swimathon will be a challenge for some women and for those already swimming a little to swim more regularly and set goals to achieve any of the distances above.

Masters – The Fun Option:

Masters swimming in Ireland is a growing sport. We recognise however that often the mere suggestion of a club and the fact that there is a competitive section in Masters often leads people to presume that there is not a recreational element to the programme. Most if not all Swim Ireland Masters Clubs are made up of many recreational members who are welcomed and encouraged.


For More information on the above programmes please contact, the Swim Ireland Women in Sport Officer: womeninsport@swimireland.ie