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FINA Meets with USADA & USA Swimming

In its ongoing efforts to promote the integrity of Sport and protect the rights of clean athletes, FINA met today in Lausanne (SUI) with USADA (US Anti-Doping Agency) CEO Travis T. Tygart and Science Director Dr. Matthew Fedoruk, and USA Swimming representative Jim Wood for a very productive discussion on this topic. The agenda included items such as the WADA and FINA protocols on anti-doping programmes, communication with National Federations and Athletes, strategies on Athlete Biological Passport, and specific testing [...]

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

The Swim Ireland Offices will close on Wed 23rd December and reopen on Monday 4th January. In the event of an emergency, please text or call 086-8560672 or 086-0247766 and leave a message. We wish all our members and their families a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year

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Fiona Doyle named Sportswomen.ie Sportswoman of the Year

With the Irish Times and RTE running their sports awards over the weekend, sportswomen.ie ran it’s own poll amongst it’s followers to see who their Irish Sports Woman of the Year 2015 was. With a list of 32 athletes  and with an option to chose your own, there were another 50 names added to the hat, even Conor McGregor got a mention ! It was turning into a four horse race between early leader Lauren Bradshaw (kickboxing), Jenny Egan (kayaker), [...]

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Sport Ireland Publish Changing the Game

Sport Ireland today published a new book “Changing the Game” which celebrates over a decade of sporting excellence and elite achievement. Its captivating images demonstrate what it really takes to compete at the highest level. Changing the Games showcases some of Ireland’s elite sportswomen who have excelled across a multitude of sports and continue to be an inspiration to young people across the country. The book features Irish swimmers Fiona Doyle, Sycerika McMahon, Grainne Murphy, Antoinette Neamt and Ellen Keane. [...]

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Senior Swimmers Set for Amsterdam Cup

Six of Ireland’s senior swimmers travel to Holland today for the Amsterdam Swim Cup. The Cup is the first Dutch qualifying meet for the Olympic Games in Rio 2016, the best swimmers from the Netherlands will participate alongside over 200 high level international competitors from 16 other countries. Brendan Hyland, Andrew Meegan, Jordan Sloan, Nicholas Quinn, Dan Sweeney and Shane Ryan (representing NAC) will be competing in the long course event from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th December. Brian O’Sullivan [...]

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Irish Junior Records fall at curtain call of Irish Short Course Nationals

After a thrilling first two days to the Championship the final day of competition at Lagan Valley Leisureplex had a lot to live up but certainly didn’t disappoint. A further four Irish records were to tumble over the course of the day. Of those two Irish junior records were set by Gerry Quinn of Longford SC and Mona McSharry of Marlins SC, Ballyshannon. The relay events continued to provide outstanding entertainment as two Irish senior records were broken. The first [...]

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Records Tumble on Day 2 of Irish Championships

Irish swimmers were in record breaking form on the second night of competition at the Irish Short Course Swimming Championships in Lisburn. Danielle Hill and Gerry Quinn broke Irish Junior records, UCD continued their great form with a second club relay record while Ards ladies joined the party with a relay record of their own. Hill was the first record breaker of the day when she won the 200m Backstroke Final. The Larne swimmer knocked seven tenths of a second [...]

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UCD Collect Five Titles on Opening Night of Swimming Championships

UCD Swim Team had an impressive opening night at the Irish Short Course Swimming Championships in Lisburn collecting five titles and breaking the 400m Medley Relay Irish Club Record.  Jane Roberts was the first UCD Gold medallist when she won a thrilling 50m Backstroke Final, Roberts held off Larne’s Danielle Hill (29.24) and Sundays Well Issie Hayes (29.40), to claim Gold in 29.16 seconds. Just minutes later team mate Darragh Green also collected Gold. The 20 year old student won [...]

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Irish SC Swimming Championships

The spotlight will be on Lagan Valley Leisureplex, Lisburn this weekend for the Irish National Short Course (25m) Swimming Championships with Ireland’s top swimmers competing for national titles. Competition will take place from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th December with 63 teams and over 400 swimmers in action in the first National Championships of the 2015/16 swimming season. Junior Conor Ferguson has been continuing his march on claiming Irish records and will be one to watch this weekend. The 16 year [...]

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Alex Murphy Wins European Bronze; Breaks Irish Record

Ireland’s Alex Murphy has claimed a superb Bronze medal in the 50m Breaststroke on the first day of competition at the European Short Course (25m) Swimming Championships in Netanya, Israel. 20 year old Murphy progressed from this morning’s heats in a time of 26.51 seconds to secure a place in the semi-final. The UCD student bettered that time in the semi-final and was the fourth fastest swimmer in 26.49 seconds. In the Final, Murphy touched in 26.35 seconds to secure [...]

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