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McSharry and Ferguson Advance to Finals in Indianapolis

After their medal winning performances last night Mona McSharry and Conor Ferguson continued their fine form qualifying for the finals of the 100m Breaststroke and 50m Backstroke at the World Junior Championships. McSharry was one of only two swimmers under 1:08 in the morning heats of the 100m Breaststroke where she progressed in 1:07.79 as top seed. Swimming in the second semi-final tonight McSharry was the first swimmer home in the exact same time as her heat swim, she goes […]

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Greene 6th in World University Games Final; McSharry, Coyne and Ferguson Through to Semi-Finals at World Juniors

Irish swimming continued to ride the wave of success today with more outstanding performances from swimmers at World University Games in Taipei and World Junior Championships in Indianapolis. Darragh Greene concluded Ireland’s individual events in the pool at the World University Games today with a fantastic 6th place finish in the 50m Breaststroke Final. Greene broke 28 seconds for the first time in yesterday’s heat swim in 27.87 seconds, the UCD student bettered that time to 27.85 in the semi-finals […]

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Ferguson and McSharry Make History with Silver and Bronze for Ireland at World Junior Championships

In an historic night for Irish swimming Conor Ferguson and Mona McSharry collected Silver and Bronze medals at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis, Ireland’s first medals in the sixth edition of the event. The result follows Shane Ryan’s 50m Backstroke Gold medal win at the World University Games yesterday, Ireland’s first gold medal in the pool at the event in 26 years. After cruising to victory his semi-final swim last night, Conor Ferguson battled to a Silver medal […]

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McSharry and Ferguson Secure Final Places at World Junior Championships

Following a Gold medal win for Shane Ryan in the pool at World University Games yesterday, Ireland’s junior swimmers Mona McSharry and Conor Ferguson kept Ireland trending in the swimming world with impressive displays on the opening day of competition at the World Junior Championships in Indianapolis, both advancing to finals in their respective events. McSharry, the current European Junior Champion in the 50m and 100m Breaststroke, let her intent for the week be known in last night’s 50m Breaststroke […]

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Shane Ryan Clinches World University Games Gold in Thrilling Final

Shane Ryan has claimed 50m Backstroke Gold for Ireland at the World University Games in Taipei today, in a thrilling final he came home first holding off current world number two Justin Ress of the USA. Ryan, who graduated from Pennsylvania State University this year, had entered this evening’s final in first place after yesterday’s semi-final in a new Irish record time of 24.97. Ryan then dashed to gold in today’s final in 24.72 seconds, another Irish Record. Ress, who […]

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Shane Ryan Advances to 50m Backstroke Final in Taipei in Irish Record Time

Shane Ryan continued his fine form at the World University Games in Taipei today securing his place in the 50m Backstroke Final in a new Irish Record, the 2016 Olympian is the top seed for the final. Ryan, who finished 4th in yesterday’s 100m Backstroke Final, had progressed from this morning’s heats in second place touching in 25.12, just outside his own Irish record of 25.09 from 2016. The 23-year-old went on to become the first Irishman to break 25 […]

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Masters Championships Come To A Close In Budapest

There is a saying “we don’t stop exercising because we get old, we get old because we stop exercising”. FINA World Masters Championships serves to prove that point with athletes ranging from 25 – 97 taking to the pool and open water events across two weeks in beautiful Budapest. 48 athletes representing Irish clubs competed across 3 disciplines at this years championships. the pinnacle of the aquatics season. With medals from 1st to 6th position at the World Masters there […]

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Ryan 4th in World University Games Final

Ireland’s Shane Ryan came agonisingly close to a medal today as he competed in the final of the 100m Backstroke at the World University Games in Taipei. The Rio 2016 Olympian finished fourth in the final in 54.35 seconds, just .18 of a second shy of the Bronze. Ryan had progressed through yesterday’s heats in fourth place in 54.71 seconds and then sixth from the semi-finals in 54.63 seconds. Speaking after the final Ryan said “I was happy with how […]

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Irish Open Diving Championships 2017

Swim Ireland is pleased to announce details of the: “Irish Open Diving Championships” 10th – 12th November 2017 Dublin – Ireland This event will incorporate the Irish Open Junior and Senior Championships, the Irish Open Age Group Championships and the Irish Open Skills Championships.  Below you will find general information, rules and provisional entry information for the event:

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Ryan Through to World University Games Final; Relay Break Irish Record for 7th in Final

Ireland have had a successful day in the pool as the World University Games got underway in Taipei today. The first day of swimming and diving was highlighted by Ireland’s 400m Freestyle Relay breaking the Irish Record twice, Shane Ryan progressing to the final of the 100m Backstroke and Ireland’s first ever diver in action at the Games. Ireland’s first final and record of the Games came today when Jordan Sloan, Shane Ryan, Calum Bain and Curtis Coulter combined for […]

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