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Swim Ireland and Triathlon Ireland announce unique partnership

In a unique partnership, two of Ireland’s leading organisations are co-operating closely to make their sports more accessible to all. Swim Ireland and Triathlon Ireland are launching a new dual-membership that will allow members of each organisation access a wider range of activities in each other’s sports. The initiative represents a new level of cooperation between the two bodies and reflects the value of a joint approach to participation. Swim Ireland and Triathlon Ireland have been working closely on this […]

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Vacancy: Swim Ireland National Head Coach

Swim Ireland is seeking a highly qualified swimming coach with proven international podium success to assume the role of National Head Coach.  This role will be the primary technical lead for Ireland’s high performance swimming programmes, providing oversight of all National Squad athletes, regardless of location and in some cases directly coaching elite and sub-elite (Juniors/Youth) swimmers based at the High Performance Training Centre at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. The National Head Coach will be responsible to the […]

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Reconvened Swim Ireland EGM

Please be advised that, in accordance with Article 43 of the Swim Ireland Constitution, no business was transacted at the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) which took place on Saturday 8th October 2016 as there was not a sufficient number of voting delegates present to constitute a quorum .  The meeting was adjourned and has been rescheduled for Saturday 15th October 2016, commencing at 10.00am in Irish Sports HQ. Article 44 of the Swim Ireland Constitution specifies that “if at the […]

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Ministers announce a further Dormant Accounts funding for sport including €150,000 to Get Ireland Swimming

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan TD, today announced a further investment package of €1.4 million in Dormant Accounts funding for sport including a grant of €150,000 to Swim Ireland for the Get Ireland Swimming Initiative. Today’s investment follows the announcement of almost €1.5 million in Dormant Accounts funding for sport in July and €1 million for sports projects in North East Inner City Dublin last month. […]

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Swim Ireland Congress & EGM

The Swim Ireland Congress and EGM is scheduled to take place on Saturday the 8th October 2016 in the Conference Centre, Irish Sports HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. This year Swim Ireland would really like to bring Congress back to the fore as a forum for members from all disciplines to meet, share ideas and talk about the things that are most important to you. This is a call out to all to come along and contribute. Times […]

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Coaching Forum

It’s a busy couple of weeks of Swim Ireland events aimed at collaborating and consultation with coaches, officials and our clubs at large. The first such event was a Coaches Forum held on the 10th September in the newly opened Conference Centre on the National Sports Campus just a stone’s throw from the Swim Ireland offices. 14 coaches were invited to exchange their views and to learn about progress on the development of the new high performance strategy. The forum […]

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Club Youth Awards Are Back For The New Season!

After a very successful first year of the Club Youth Awards, they are back just in time for the new season! The awards recognises young club members for their contribution to the life of the club beyond the competitive side of the sport. They are recognised under four categories – Effort, Helping, being a Role Model and Teamwork. For more information on the programme contact Amanda, your Young Persons Project Officer at YPPO@swimireland.ie You can read more about the CYA […]

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IRISH PARALYMPIC TEAM SET FOR AIRPORT HOMECOMING TODAY

Ireland’s 48 strong Rio 2016 Paralympic team have waved goodbye to the athletes’ village and are on their journey homeward with eleven medals, and a host of lifetime best performances. The team is scheduled to touch down in Dublin Airport just after midday today (Wednesday 21st September) and make their way to the Arrivals Hall in Terminal 1 at approximately 1pm to meet family, friends and the media. The team exceeded all expectations in Rio claiming four gold, four silver […]

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Scully 7th in last race of Rio Games

Team Ireland’s James Scully has finished 7th in the S5 100m Freestyle Final on the final night of the swimming competition at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Scully set a new personal best time in this morning’s heats of 1:21.15 to progress in eighth place and despite improving on that time in the final by taking almost a second off this morning’s time; he was 7th overall in 1:20.18. Speaking after the race the 23 year old was very happy […]

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Keane Concludes Rio Games with Backstroke Final

Ireland’s swimming Bronze medallist Ellen Keane ended her 2016 Paralympic Games with an eighth place finish in the S9 100m Backstroke Final tonight. The 21 year old, who claimed SB8 100m Breaststroke Bronze on Wednesday, had set a best time in this morning’s heats of 1:15.44 but was unable to match that time in tonight’s final touching in 1:16.27. Keane, who is competing in her third Paralympic Games, has had an extremely successful competition “I’ve had three Finals, two PBs […]

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