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Updated: Norma Cahill Sets 3 European Records at Irish Masters Championships

07/03/2015 Norma Cahill has broken the 800m Freestyle European Record (50-54 Age Group) for the second time in 24 hours at the Swim Ireland Masters Championships in Limerick. Having set a new record time of 10:04.64 last night Norma dipped under the 10 minute mark today finishing in 9:59.85. Congratulations Norma on a fantastic achievement! 06/03/2015 Congratulations to Norma Cahill of Ennis SC on setting 2 new EUROPEAN RECORDS in the 50-54 Age Group at the Irish Masters Championships in [...]

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Ferguson, UCD Set Irish Records in Bangor

Fifteen year old Conor Ferguson set himself up for a great weekend of racing setting a new Irish Junior Record in the 50m Backstroke Final, tonight’s first event at the Dave McCullagh Memorial Meet/Swim Ulster International in Bangor. Ferguson’s time of 26.11 broke Karl Burdis’ 2008 Record of 26.19. The Larne swimmer now holds the 50m and 200m Backstroke records with the 100m record surely under threat tomorrow. Bangor Performance Centre swimmer Jordan Sloan won the event in 25.88 seconds. [...]

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Irish Swimmers Seek World Championship and European Games Qualification Times

Irish swimmers will take to the pool this weekend (Friday to Sunday) for the first National competition of 2015.  The Dave McCullagh Memorial Meet, which will incorporate the Ulster International Meet, takes place at the Bangor Aurora Leisure Complex in County Down. Over 350 swimmers from 60 clubs including 10 foreign clubs will compete in 32 individual and 6 team events across three days of competition. Ireland’s senior swimmers will be seeking qualification for the FINA World Swimming Championships in [...]

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Irish Open Long Course Masters Championship Gala

The 2015 Irish Open Long Course Masters Championship gala will be held at the UL Arena 50m swimming pool in Limerick this weekend on Friday and Saturday 6th and 7th of March. This year there will be 350 participants in the event with representations from five countries including Spain, Italy, Greece and the UK in addition to clubs from all parts of Ireland, north and south. This is the largest number of competitors to attend the event which has grown [...]

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Swim for a Mile 2015

Swim for a Mile 2015 has started with the 12 week training programme running in pools across the country. The project, which was initiated in 2014, will challenge members of the public to compete in national events to swim a mile. Swim Ireland will provide a free training programme, support, advice and motivation for all those wanting to take on the challenge. The 2015 event promises to be bigger and better. We have teamed up with Ireland Active to get [...]

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Busy Weekend for the Aquatics with Successes in Swimming,Diving and Water Polo

It was a busy weekend for the aquatics with Ireland represented in Canada, USA and the UK in swimming, diving and water polo with some very successful results. 2015 Canadian Intervarsity Sports Swimming Championships Fiona Doyle finished her college career on a huge high as she swept the board of Breaststroke events at the Canadian Intervarsity Sports Swimming Championships. As well as winning all three events Fiona set three new Irish Records and went under the qualification times for all [...]

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Fiona Doyle Shatters Third Irish Record in Two Days

Congratulations to Fiona Doyle who is on fire this week at Canadian Intervarsity Swimming Championships, she’s broken two more IRISH SENIOR RECORDS on Day 2 in Victoria. Following a new Irish SC Record and Gold medal win in the 100m Breaststroke on Thursday she took to the pool yesterday for the 200m Breaststroke. A morning prelim swim of 2:23.64 (SC) saw her secure the top seed for the final and a new Irish Record breaking her own previous mark of [...]

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Doyle Breaks Irish Record; Irish Swimmers at SECs & BUCS; Divers in Action at British Championships

Congratulations to Fiona Doyle. The Ireland National Team Member and University of Calgary student is swimming at the CIS Swimming Champs this weekend. In the (short course) heats of the 100m Breaststroke yesterday Fiona set a NEW IRISH SENIOR RECORD of 1:05.95 and qualified first into the Finals. In the (long course) Final Fiona went under World Championship and FINA Olympic A times to win the event for the third year running in a time of 1:07.76. SwimSwam are at the event [...]

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Bullying in Schools – NI Feedback

Do you have thoughts on how bullying is addressed in schools? Do you live/go to school in Northern Ireland? The Department of Education in Northern Ireland would like your views on their consultation document, Addressing Bullying in Schools – there is an opportunity for everyone to feedback on this. Go to the following website to find the documents: http://www.deni.gov.uk/addressing-bullying-in-schools Closing date for feedback is Friday, 27 February 2015 at 6:00pm – so have your say!

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Minister Ring Announces €19.6m Investment for Irish Sport

Additional resources for 2015 opens the way for enhanced investment in National Governing Bodies of Sport   Swim Ireland has welcomed increases in High Performance and Women in Sport Funding in 2015 while our core grant remains unchanged from 2014 from the Irish Sports Council. Swim Ireland CEO Sarah Keane attended the announcement on Wednesday which outlined the following grants for Swim Ireland: Core: €826,220 Women in Sport: €95,000 High Performance: €560,000 Total Investment: 1,481,220   Minister of State for [...]

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