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Irish Open Masters Championships

Limerick Masters Swimming Club host  2016 Irish Open Long Course Masters Championship gala at the UL Arena 50m swimming pool in Limerick this weekend on Friday and Saturday 4th and 5th of March. Approximately 400 participants will take part in the event with competitors from the UK, Italy, Spain, Greece and the USA in addition to a strong representation from clubs in the Dublin and east coast region and from all parts of the Island of Ireland. This is the [...]

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Grainne Murphy Retires from International Swimming

Swim Ireland Statement: Swim Ireland would like to wish Grainne Murphy all the best on her retirement from competitive swimming. Grainne has been a wonderful ambassador to our sport, and her success in swimming has assured her a place in Irish aquatic history. Swim Ireland National Performance Director Peter Banks commented: “Grainne is one of Ireland’s most talented athletes. She has achieved multiple medals at the European stage, as well as delivering recording breaking performances as both a junior and [...]

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Dingley 15th in World Cup Semi Final

Following an outstanding performance yesterday, where he secured a place for Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Oliver Dingley* placed 15th in today’s 3m Springboard Semi-Final at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre in Rio de Janeiro. The top 12 progressed to the Final. Dingley started well with scores of 72 and 74.40 but a third round 64 brought him from 7th to 13th and a 63 in the 4th to 14th, knocking his confidence for a fifth round 51 [...]

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Swim Ireland Seek Board Chairperson & Directors

The Board of Directors of Swim Ireland has convened a Nominations Committee for the purposes of identifying and recommending candidates for three Board vacancies, namely that of Chairperson and two Independent Directors. The Committee is tasked with recommending a single candidate for each vacancy for ratification at the AGM on May 28th 2016 in Belfast. The Board will be also seeking nominations for two, skills based, Member Directors in advance of the AGM and correspondence in relation to this will [...]

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Dingley Makes Irish Diving History

Ireland’s Oliver Dingley has made Irish diving history today as he qualified a place for Ireland at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ireland has not been represented in Diving at the Games in 68 years with Dubliner Eddie Heron the last to compete at the 1948 Games in London. The 23 year old put in an impressive performance in the men’s 3m Springboard event to finish in 11th place with the top 18 securing places for their [...]

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Irish Divers Ready for RioTest

Over 250 Divers from 50 countries will compete at FINA’s Diving World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, starting today. Competition will run from February 19-24 with qualification for the Olympic Games on the mind of all competitors. The event takes place at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre, an outdoor arena, which will be the venue for Diving, Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming at the 2016 Games. 88 Olympic spots are up for grabs across 4 synchro and 4 individual [...]

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MINISTER RING & SPORT IRELAND ANNOUNCE €27 MILLION IN SPORTS GRANTS FOR 2016

€10.25 million invested in high performance sport in Olympic and Paralympic year Sport Ireland, the newly created agency for the development of sport in Ireland, announced a comprehensive package for sporting organisations in 2016. The announcement was made by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring T.D. in Westport. Swim Ireland are delighted once again to have received significant funding from Sport Ireland across core grant, high performance and women in sport. In 2016 Swim Ireland core funding has [...]

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St Vincents, Corrib Claim U16 Cup Titles

Ireland’s U16 Water Polo Cup took place last weekend in Lagan Valley Leisureplex, Lisburn. 11 boys teams and 7 girls teams from across the country competed over three days of competition. It was a great weekend with fantastic polo on display. Junior national squad coaches were also in attendance making their final decisions on the players who will represent Ireland at the Junior ASA events in the UK later this month. It was exciting to return to Lisburn for the [...]

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Foster the Future Junior Coaching Conference

National Governing Bodies for Sport,  Swim Ireland, Triathlon Ireland and Cycling Ireland have joined forces to promote best practice in junior coaching and keeping young athletes engaged in sport. Together the three Governing Bodies will be hosting the Foster the Future Junior Coaching Conference in University College Dublin on the 27th of February 2016. The conference theme centres around coaching juniors at a participation level and includes topics such as positive coaching, nutrition, strength & conditioning and mental health with topics [...]

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Ice Mile Swimmers Take to Lough Dan

On 06 February,  Dublin’s Eastern Bay Swim Team will assemble 16 renowned winter swimming athletes at beautiful Lough Dan, County Wicklow. Each swimmer will attempt to achieve the unique milestone of an international ice mile; swimming one mile in less than 5 degrees of water; wearing only togs, hat and goggles. Ice swimming is an extreme sport and only top swimmers are invited to the event. Strict qualifying criteria are upheld including ECG and medical assessment. Only 100 hundred swimmers [...]

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