Important Information – Garda Vetting

After 4th July 2014 applications submitted on any of the old forms will not be accepted by Swim Ireland as they will not be processed by the Garda Central Vetting Unit. Any old application form received will be returned to the applicant for resubmission on the new form. Please destroy all old forms you have, including soft copies.

The change is due to a filter being applied to certain information previously released by the Central Vetting Unit and requires the declaration to be altered to reflect this. The change is necessary to ensure you, as the applicant, have agreed to the data being disclosed.

One further change is that the position of the applicant must be also filled in, it is now a mandatory field on the form; applications without this information will be returned. Applicants should read the back of the Identification Form for guidance on completing the whole application process.

If you have any queries relating to child welfare and protection please contact Kate Hills at

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