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Turner Dashes into Freestyle Final

Ireland’s Nicole Turner qualified for her second Paralympic Games Final in as many days as she booked her spot in the S6 50m Freestyle Final at the Rio Aquatics Centre this morning. Ranked 9th going into the event, Turner put in an impressive swim to touch second in her heat and progress in 7th overall in 36.70 seconds. Speaking after the race the 14 year old was delighted to make another Final “I’m really happy, the swim felt good enough, [...]

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Nicole Turner Swims Best Time to Finish 5th in Paralympics Final

Ireland’s youngest Paralympic Games team member Nicole Turner put in a stunning performance in the pool this evening to finish 5th in the S6 50m Butterfly Final. The 14 year old took almost a second off her previous best clocking 37.31 seconds in an event where Great Britain’s Ellie Robinson set a new Paralympic Record of 35.58 seconds. Swimming in Lane 6, Turner looked very strong throughout but missed the medal by just .5 of a second. The teen sensation [...]

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Nicole Turner Advances to Butterfly Final

14 year old Nicole Turner is through to the S6 50m Butterfly Final on her Paralympic Games debut. An impressive swim in this morning’s heats saw the Laois woman touch second in her heat in 38.44 seconds to advance in 4th place overall. A delighted Turner spoke after the race “I’m really happy, it wasn’t a pb (personal best) it’s the Final though and I feel I can give it more. I don’t really do nerves but I was a [...]

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James Scully 6th in Freestyle Final

Ireland’s first finalist of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, James Scully, has finished in 6th place in the S5 200m Freestyle in the event of the night in the Rio Aquatics Centre. The roof was raised as the Brazilians supported home favourite Daniel Dias. Scully, who described the experience as “the pinnacle moment of my career to date”, swam a huge personal best of 2:51.45 spurred on by the 10,000 strong crowd. The 23 year old had progressed to tonight’s [...]

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James Scully through to 200m Freestyle Final; Ailbhe Kelly makes Paralympics debut

Meath man James Scully became Ireland’s first finalist in the pool this morning after a fantastic performance in the S5 200m Freestyle heats. Scully swam a Season’s Best of 2:53.17 to finish third in his heat and progress to the finals in 6th place. The time was just off his Personal Best of 2:53.03 from the 200m final at the London Paralympic Games. “I’m delighted with the placing and to be able to get into the final again,” he said [...]

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IRISH TEAM SET FOR SUCCESS AS RIO 2016 PARALYMPIC GAMES OPENS

This evening the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will raise the curtain on what promises to be eleven days of spectacular sporting competition. For the 48 strong contingent of Irish athletes who have spent the past two weeks at the Irish pre games holding camp in Uberlandia, final preparations have gone well and expectations are high for leading performances and continued Irish Paralympic success. 4336 athletes from 161 countries, including two refugee athletes competing under the International [...]

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Vacancy: Swim Ireland National Performance Director

Swim Ireland (SI) is seeking to appoint a dedicated National Performance Director who will lead and deliver Swim Ireland’s 2017-2020 High Performance Plan and Performance Targets for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games campaign and beyond.  The National Performance Director will be the architect and custodian of the High Performance Plan, reporting directly to the Chief Executive.  He/she will be responsible for leading and managing a team of dedicated High Performance Coaches and Support Staff including a National Head Coach, to [...]

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Become a Flagship for the New Swim Ireland Swim School!

Announcing Swim Ireland’s new Learn to Swim Programme! The new year will see the launch of a completely revised, renewed and revamped Learn to Swim Programme. This new programme will offer pools and clubs across the island of Ireland the opportunity to become accredited Swim Ireland Swim Schools. As the only recognised awarding body for aquatic coaching and teaching qualifications by the Irish government, Sport Ireland and Sport NI, this programme represents a huge step forward for swimming education on [...]

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Ireland Host Junior 4 Nations Water Polo Tournament

Ireland Water Polo will host Wales, Denmark and Scotland this weekend in the Junior Four Nations/North Sea Cup. The junior men and women will compete across Saturday and Sunday at the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin. Ireland’s men kick off the tournament on Saturday morning at 11am against Wales while the women will also face Wales in their opening encounter at 1.45pm. A full schedule can be seen below.

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Irish Swim Team Competing at Schools Games

Good luck to the 17 Irish swimmers and to the support staff competing at the 2016 Schools Games on Saturday (tomorrow) in Loughborough. There are 45 events in the jam-packed timetable and all the action will take place over one day of competition on Saturday 3 September. Plus, with each race at the Games being swum as a final, it’s sure to be a fast and exciting day out! Live Results Live Stream Team Ireland Amelia Kane (Ards ASC) Cadan [...]

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