Swim Ireland is of the strong view that at all levels of what we do we have to share and live by a high performance culture; by simply sharing in this one belief we will ensure that we deliver a strong, sustainable system that will serve to achieve our ultimate ambition which is to consistently place high performance Irish swimmers on the World podium.
- By setting ourselves high performance standards and living by these standards in all that we do, we can be better than we have ever been before.
- By being flexible to meet the ever growing demands of our sport and developing innovative and Irish ways, we can ensure our system is at the forefront.
- And we will do this by being uniquely IRISH in all that we do and say.
We require high performance not just in our high performance programme but across all levels of Swim Ireland programmes and communities. To ensure we deliver high performance on the world stage we all have a commitment to live by a high performing philosophy.
Membership of national squads will be based on athletes achieving a time at designated swimming meets. Only athletes that produce these times, on an annual basis can remain on the national squads. Athletes must also sign up to the athlete agreement and agree to follow the athlete monitoring and reporting process.
For athletes who do not meet the standards for national squads support will be provided at the regional squad level, i.e. competition opportunity, coaching, training camp access. It is also in the regions where any talent identification programmes will take place. As such, each regional squad will play a vital role in the Swim Ireland High Performance pathway. In doing this they will need to be supported.