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Irish Swimmers & Divers Ready for action at World University Games in Taipei

Ireland’s Swimming and Diving campaign at the World University Games gets underway in Taipei this weekend with ten of our twelve Irish athletes in action. Over 7,000 athletes from across the world will compete in 22 different sports from August 18th – 30th. Rio 2016 Olympian and 2017 World Championships semi-finalist Shane Ryan gets the competition underway for Ireland in the heats of his main event, the 100m Backstroke. Ryan placed 12th overall at the World Championships just three weeks […]

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Medals Galore For Irish Masters In Budapest

Day 3 of the Swimming Championships in Budapest saw the Irish swimmers hit their stride with another 4 medals, 2 Irish records and 1 championship record 400IM, 200m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly were on the menu on Wednesday 400IM served as a challenging starter for 2 hardy swimmers; Rob Genest and Helena Mc Grath. Genest admitted he struggled through parts of the race and was just relieved to get to the end, but still managed to place in a respectable […]

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More Medals and Irish Records in Budapest

  As the sun continues to shine in Budapest the Irish team grew significantly on Tuesday with 24 swimmers competing across 2 arenas in 4 swimming pools. With FINA presenting medals to the top 6 swimmers in each age group so there were plenty of opportunities for swimmers to make a podium appearance. 200m Backstroke, 100m Freestyle and 100m Breaststroke were the events of the day, with 4 swimmers competing in the 200m Backstroke. Dymphna Morris finished best of the […]

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World Masters, Open Water and Water Polo herald first Irish medals

FINA World Masters Championships commenced on Monday 7th August in Budapest with a multi event schedule covering all aquatic disciplines over a 2 week program. 54 Irish athletes are competing across 3 disciplines – water polo, open water swimming and swimming. Donegal Diamonds women’s team were the sole representatives in the water polo and they were in the pool each day during the first week with 6 matches in the pool. The 10-person team collected a bronze medal on Sunday […]

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Ben Higson Appointed as National Senior Team Head Coach for Swimming

After an extensive search and recruitment process, Swim Ireland and National Performance Director Jon Rudd are delighted to announce the appointment of the latest member of their exciting and vibrant Performance team, that of Ben Higson as National Senior Team Head Coach and Head Coach of the National Centre (Dublin). In the appointments of Rudd and Higson, Swim Ireland separate the Performance Director and Head Coach roles for the first time, a keystone within the new Swim Ireland Performance Strategy. […]

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Sport Ireland HPX Conference

The HPX conference is run by the Sport Ireland Institute and Sport Ireland Coaching, and will bring together some of the world’s leaders in the area of High Performance Sport where the focus will be on “Lessons Learned from High Performance Sport: The 2020 Evolution”. This is the third HPX Knowledge Exchange Conference, and it will be Ireland’s largest gathering of High Performance sports professionals this year. HPX will bring people together to really capture the lessons learned from the […]

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1. MidYearHighlights2017 Swim Ireland

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Ireland Relay Swim Record Time for Top 16 at World Championships

Ireland’s 400m Medley Relay ended the FINA World Championships on a high today with a new Irish Senior Record and a top 16 finish. Shane Ryan, Nicholas Quinn, Brendan Hyland and Jordan Sloan combined for a time of 3:36.61, breaking the record of 3:37.47 that Ryan, Quinn, Hyland and Curtis Coulter had set in the final of the event at the 2016 European Championships. Today’s  position leaves Ireland in a good place in the first year of the new Olympic […]

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