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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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Olympic Focus Squad Set to Compete at Arena Pro Swim Series in Orlando

The Swim Ireland 2016 Olympic Focus Squad will today depart for Orlando, Florida to compete in the Arena Pro Swim Series after an 11 day training camp based in Tampa, Florida. The camp which was led by Head Coach Peter Banks and assisted by Paul Donovan, was attended by seven members of the Olympic Focus Squad; Christopher Bryan (ULSPC/Ennis S.C), Brendan Hyland (NAC PC/Tallaght S.C), Bethany Carson (NAC PC/Lisburn S.C), Antoinette Neamt (NAC PC/Tallaght), Jordan Sloan (Bangor S.C), Dan Sweeney [...]

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Trinity do the Double at Water Polo Intervarsities!

Despite the bad weather throughout the country 14 teams travelled to Trinity College Dublin for the Water Polo Intervarsities on 30th/31st January.  The competition was launched by Maeve Phillips, Trinity Sports Scholar & World Down Syndrome Swimmer, and Amanda Ní Ghabhann, Water Polo Development Officer for Swim Ireland. Old rivalries were restored when the Trinity Ladies took on UCD in the opening game of Group A. Trinity took an early lead and held on to it for a 12-6 win. [...]

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SWIM IRELAND ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF “2015 SWIM FOR A MILE CHALLENGE”

Swim Ireland today announced details of its annual ‘Swim for a Mile Challenge’. 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 pools all across Ireland participating and [...]

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NUI Galway Sports Scholarship Programme

NUI Galway supports high performing athletes in a wide range of sports through its Sports Scholarship program. We currently have 86 athletes in 17 different sports benefitting from NUI Galway Sports Scholarships. NUI Galway is pleased to offer in addition to the High Performance scholarship a limited number of scholarships with Performance points. Those students who apply to NUI Galway through the CAO and achieve a minimum of 350 CAO points in their leaving certificate will be awarded 40 “Performance [...]

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New Member Benefits

Have you received your new membership card yet? Swim Ireland is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting NEW membership benefits card in conjunction with Countdown, Ireland’s leading Benefits Company. This first for Swim Ireland forms a major part of our overall communications strategy this year as we look to personally connect with you the members of Swim Ireland. As a valued member of our organisation, our aim is to keep you better informed about all being achieved in [...]

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Anti-bullying workshops – Great Club Turnout!

Anti-bullying workshops have run in every region this Autumn as part of the Swim Ireland safeguarding programme. Each club who participated has received a certificate of attendance to post on the club noticeboard in recognition of their support of our anti-bullying policy. Congratulations to these clubs in their efforts to raise awareness and help prevent bullying behaviour – is your club on the list? Aer Lingus SC Kells SC Ards ASC Kingdom SC Armagh ASC Lahinch SC Asgard SC Laois [...]

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Neamt Shatters 1500m Irish Record; Reid Lowers 50m Butterfly Record

Antoinette Neamt deservedly won the “Swimmer of the Meet” Award when she smashed the Irish Senior 1500m Freestyle Record on the final day of competition at the Irish Short Course Championships in Lisburn. Having set the previous record of 16:40.22 at the 2013 championships, Neamt knocked almost 8 seconds off that time to set a new record of 16:32.73 making her the swimmer closest to a world record throughout the championships and winner of the award. The 13 year old [...]

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Hyland and Neamt Break Irish Records in Lisburn

Brendan Hyland and Antoinette Neamt were in record breaking form on the second day of competition at Swimming’s Irish Short Course (25m) National Championships in Lisburn. Hyland broke the 200m Senior Butterfly record for the third time in four weeks, his time of 1:57.82 took seven hundredths of a second off the previous record (1:57.89) set at the Coast Grand Prix in Aberdeen in November. 13 year old Antoinette Neamt knocked half a second off the 400m Junior Freestyle record [...]

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