Melanie Nocher Retires from International Swimming

After 14 years of competing at the highest standards Melanie Nocher is calling it a day and retiring from elite international swimming.

Her career highlights include qualifying for both the Olympics in Beijing 2008 and London 2012, a bronze medal at the European Short Course Championships 2012 and being Irish National Champion six times before she was nineteen.

Melanie states “I will always be involved with swimming at some level but I am now ready to move on to other challenges.

I would like to say a huge thank-you to everyone who has helped me along the way. I can promise I will remember everyone who has helped me.

I would like to thank Swim Ulster and Swim Ireland for all the coaching and support they have provided in and out of the pool. Thank you also to the Irish Sports Council and Sport Council Northern Ireland for financially helping me, ensuring I could live as an elite athlete to train full time and compete at my best.

Thank you to Loughborough University and my management team Silver Hatch Sports who has been a massive influence in my career since 2008.

Thank you to all my training partners and coaches throughout the years of my swimming career.

I would also like to say a big thank-you to all my sponsors who has supported me either financially or with products.

I am walking away from swimming a better all-round person and have enjoyed every minute of it and made many many friends along the way.”

Melanie has always been a fantastic ambassador for Irish Swimming, we hope to continue to work with Melanie in the future and we are sure that whatever she does from now, she will continue to be a huge success. Swim Ireland would like to wish Melanie all the best as she moves on with the next chapter of her life.

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