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Future Looks Bright for Irish Swimming at Irish Age Groups

19th July 2014 Irish swimming certainly has a lot to be excited about with the performance of Junior swimmers this week at Irish Age Groups and Summer Open. Larne swimmer Conor Ferguson had a very impressive swim on Saturday in the boys 100m Backstroke. 14 year old Conor recorded the fastest time of the day in the 100m Backstroke with a 57.96. Conor didn’t stop at backstroke as he stepped up for the 200 IM to take another gold medal showing [...]

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New Irish Club Record for UCD Girls Relay

18th July 2014  Day 3 of Irish Age Groups and Summer Open got off to a fast start as UCD broke their Irish Club Team Record in the Girls 4X100m Freestyle Relay by just over a second. The team of Jess Stallard, India McGlynn, Shani Stallard and Shauna O’Brien combined for a time of 3.55.52. Galway’s girls team finished in second place with 3.9.88, whilst the Aer Lingus girls took third in 4.01.33. Tallaght swimmer Brendan Hyland had an impressive [...]

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Sprint King Coulter wins 50m Freestyle

  17th July 2014 Swim Ireland’s Irish Age Groups and Summer Open started Wednesday evening with the 800m Freestyle for girls and 1500m Freestyle for boys. This was the first time the distance events have been swam on a separate day, giving the swimmers a chance to target the specialised events and recover for the rest of the meet. The swims of the evening went to Antoinette Neamt (Tallaght) in the girls 800m and Brendan Gibbons (Athlone) in the boys [...]

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Irish Championships Attract Record Numbers

Over 900 swimmers to compete; 3,762 Individual Swims 14th July 2014  Swim Ireland’s Irish Age Group Championships and Summer Open kicks off this Wednesday at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. Over 900 swimmers from more than 100 clubs will compete in the biggest Championships Swim Ireland has ever run with 3,762 Individual and 151 Relay swims taking place over the five days. Teams from South Africa, Singapore, Oman, Dubai, Italy, England, Scotland and from all over Ireland will be [...]

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Swimmers end Successful European Campaign

Irish swimmers at the European Junior Swimming Championships in Dordrecht, Holland finished their week with a number of personal best swims in what has been a successful week for the stars of the future. The eight swimmers made 2 finals, 3, semi-finals and broke two Irish Junior Records over the five day meet which sees Europe’s top junior swimmers come together. In the last day of competition, Gemma Kane (28.66), Emma Reid (28.92), Danielle Hill (29.11) and Niamh Kilgallen (30.66) [...]

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Teams Announced for Summer Internationals

Swim Ireland has today announced the teams of swimmers that will represent Ireland and Northern Ireland at this summer’s International Meets. Two years out from the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, swimmers will compete in European Championships and Commonwealth Games. 2013 World and European medallists Fiona Doyle and Barry Murphy are among a team of 7 that will travel to Berlin, Germany in August to compete in the Senior European Swimming and Open Water Championships. Berlin will see Europe’s [...]

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Final Day Excitement as Young Swimmers Excel

Press Release 29 June 2014 Day 4 of the Irish Age Group Division 2s gave spectators just as much excitement as the previous 3 days, with lots of fast swimming and tight finishes. Our first gold medal of the day went to Ellie Falls of City of Belfast in the Girls 10&Under Age Group for the 400m Freestyle. Ellie cruised home to victory in a time of 5.30.87, 11 seconds ahead of second place Caoimhe Daly of St. Fiacc’s (5.41.17). [...]

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Important Information – Garda Vetting

After 4th July 2014 applications submitted on any of the old forms will not be accepted by Swim Ireland as they will not be processed by the Garda Central Vetting Unit. Any old application form received will be returned to the applicant for resubmission on the new form. Please destroy all old forms you have, including soft copies. The change is due to a filter being applied to certain information previously released by the Central Vetting Unit and requires the [...]

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Irish Swimmers Compete in Manchester & Portugal

Good Luck to the Irish Team of swimmers who will compete at the British International Championships starting today (Tuesday) at the Manchester Aquatics Centre. Gemma Kane, James Brown, Emma Reid, Brendan Hyland, Dan Sweeney, Andrew Meegan and Bethany Carson will be swimming from today to Saturday with updates available daily on our Twitter @swimireland. Kane, Brown and Reid are all preparing for European Junior Championships in 2 weeks time with Kane also set to represent Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth [...]

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Swim Ireland launch Swim Clinics with Olympian Melanie Nocher

This year has seen the development of Swim Ireland Club Swim Clinics being rolled out in conjunction with Melanie Nocher ex Irish Olympian. The clinics have been developed to engage Swimmers and give them a great insight into what it takes to become a top swimmer and give them an extra boost towards the end of a long season. The clinics have also been designed to educate parents and work with coaches to ensure everyone involved in a club takes [...]

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