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Doyle and McMahon Impress in Canada and Texas

Ireland’s Fiona Doyle and Sycerika McMahon put in impressive performances at university competitions over the weekend. Well done to Fiona Doyle who won 2 Gold Medals and 2 Bronze at the Canada West Swimming Intervarsity Championships (SC) over the weekend. Fiona took Gold in the 50m Breaststroke in 31.04 seconds, a new meet record on day 1. She continued her good form with a second Gold in the 100m Breaststroke (1:07.34) on day 2. On day three Fiona picked up [...]

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Swim Ireland Win €25,000 from 2015 Coca Cola Thank You Fund

Swim Ireland are delighted to receive €25,000 from the Coca Cola Thank You Fund for the 2015 Swim for a Mile Programme. Coca Cola were so impressed with the event in 2014 that following our submission and presentation for the 2015 Thank You Fund we are once again selected as winners of the fund along with four other organisations. The funding will go towards our 2015 project which we hope to expand to over 150 swimming pools nationwide. Full details [...]

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RECORD ALERT! Hyland Sets New 200m Butterfly Mark

RECORD ALERT! Well done to Brendan Hyland who continued his record breaking ways last weekend with a new IRISH SENIOR RECORD in the 200m Butterfly (SC) at the Coast Grand Prix in Aberdeen, Scotland. Having set a new mark of 1:58.36 at the Dutch Open in Eindhoven the previous week Brendan swam 1:57.89 to claim the siIver medal. We’re looking forward to seeing Brendan continue his great form at the Irish SC Nationals in December (12th-14th).

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Barry Murphy Announces International Retirement

Issued by Swim Ireland on behalf of Barry Murphy   4th November 2014   After much deliberation and an extensive time to reflect, I am happy to announce my retirement from International level swimming. It has been an arduous decision but at 29 years of age, I feel it is the right time. To represent the country I love, in a sport I have loved since I was 8 years old fills me with an incredible amount of pride. When I [...]

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Fiona Doyle continues World’s Preperation

Ireland’s Fiona Doyle continues to prepare for the FINA World Short Course Championships in Doha from the 3rd – 7th December as she competes in the FINA Masterbank World Cup this week. Doyle, who will be Ireland’s only competitor at the World Championships, is competing today in Tokyo, Japan. Following Tokyo, Fiona travels to Singapore for the final leg of the World Cup on Saturday and Sunday, she will be swimming 50m, 100m and 200m Breaststroke at both events. Best of [...]

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MyClubFinances.com Sports Award

Clubs are invited to enter the MyClubFinances.com Sports Award. The Award offers sports clubs a chance to recruit new supporters, fundraise and to pay tribute to their volunteers. One lucky club/association will also win a cash prize of €1,000. Show Ireland why your club matters by entering a short video (no longer than two minutes long) by 7 November. Your entry will be hosted on www.bettertogether.ie where the public will vote for their favourite videos. Last year over 400,000 people watched [...]

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Weekend Roundup: McMahon & Bryan Compete Abroad; Celtic Masters take place at NAC

Irish swimmers impressed over the weekend with some fantastic results from Ireland and abroad. Chris Bryan completed his season with a 12th place finish at the FINA Open Water 10K World Cup in Hong Kong. Having touched in 14th in the China event last week, Chris went 2 places better, finishing in 12th place in 1 hour, 56 minutes and 21 seconds, less than 10 seconds behind the winner Christian Reichert of Germany (1:56.12). Sycerika McMahon was in impressive form [...]

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Safeguarding Children: Anti-Bullying Workshops

Safeguarding Children: Anti-Bullying Workshop Autumn 2014 Part of Swim Ireland’s on-going safeguarding programme for Clubs This Anti-Bullying workshop is being delivered by Patricia Kennedy from Sticks and Stones (please view their work on their website www.sticksandstones.ie). Who should attend? The workshop will be interactive and is a must for Children’s Officers, Coaches, Teachers, Team Managers and other roles who have direct interaction with young people in the Club.  It will also be useful for committee members to understand the importance [...]

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2014 Irish National SC Championships

The 2014 Irish National SC Championships are taking place from the 12th – 14th December at Lagan Valley Leisureplex in Lisburn. Entries are now open and full details available for the event here    

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