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NUIG Students Receive Swimming Scholarship Awards

Three NUIG students David Dowling, Alannah eonard and Eoghan Grady received their NUIG & Swim Ireland Connacht Performance Centre Swimming Scholarships awards at a ceremony held on Monday 9th November in the historical Aula Maxim in NUIG. The swimmers will receive coaching support under CPC Head Coach, Pearse McGuigan at Kingfisher/NUIG, who will mentor the athletes in the pursuit of excellence in & out of the pool. The three scholars will train with other CPC swimmers competing at National & [...]

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Fiona Doyle on the podium at the World University Games, South Korea

Doyle Caps Fantastic Year With Academic Award

How does one top the year that Irish swimmer Fiona Doyle has had? You’ve already picked up a brace of medals at the World University Games – a bronze in the 100m Breaststroke and a silver in the 50m Breaststroke. In the process, you’ve also become one of the first Irish athletes to qualify for the Olympic games in Rio. Throw into the mix that you’ve broken 4 Irish senior records along the way and it seems that your sporting [...]

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A large crowd gathered to watch the Irish Open Diving Championships. This event featured Tom Daley alongside Irish diver Oliver Dingley and Natasha MacManus

Irish Open Diving Championship 2015 – 10th Anniversary

The Irish Open Diving Championships 2015 took place over 13th to 15th November at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin.  This was the 10th year of the competition and with over 170 divers from 13 clubs including a large contingent from England and one club from Denmark, this marked a significant leap forward in the quality and size of the competition. Adding to the excitement around the competition, the Irish Open this year attracted some of the biggest names in [...]

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Top Divers from Across Europe arrive for Swim Ireland’s Irish Open Diving Championships

The event also marks an important milestone for Irish diver Oliver Dingley in what will be his first competition after officially qualifying to represent the nation. His ‘road to Rio’ which begins this weekend will lead him to the Olympic Qualifying event in March. Should he achieve his goals he will become the first Irish diver to qualify for the Olympics in 68 years. He’ll be competing alongside divers from all over Ireland including his Shamrock Diving Club team-mates – [...]

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Bethany Carson Announces Retirement

Bethany Carson has officially announced her retirement from competitive swimming. Beth has been a great competitor and a fantastic ambassador for Irish swimming over the years. She has been national champion in a number of events, competed at European Championships and Commonwealth Games and holds a number of Irish records as well as many other fantastic achievements.  We sincerely wish her all the very best in the future. 

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Tom Daley, Oliver Dingley to Headline Diving Championships

Tom Daley, Olympic Medallist and World Champion will be competing at Swim Ireland‘s Irish Open Diving Championships. He joins a field of top Irish divers including Oliver Dingley and Natasha MacManus along with a host of European and World Series Medalists from across the continent. Don’t miss out on seeing world-class diving live at the National Aquatic Centre. Follow the event on Facebook for more details https://www.facebook.com/events/822071147890130/

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Irish Open SC National Championships

5 Days Left to Enter! Swim Ireland’s annual Irish Open Short Course (25m) National Championships take place from December 4th -6th this year at the Lagan Valley Leisureplex in Lisburn. Entries are currently open and will be closing on Tuesday next 3rd November.

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Myra Kavanagh RIP

Swim Ireland are saddened to hear of the passing of Myra Kavanagh. Myra was very involved with St Pauls Swimming Club from the founding of the club up to voluteering just 5 years ago. Funeral arrangements are below. Myra Kavanagh Removal to Christ The King Church, Cabra, Dublin 7 on Friday 30th October for 5pm with the funeral mass on Saturday 31st October at 10am.

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Swimming Clubs Benefit from Sports Capital Grant

Congratulations to the 13 Swim Ireland Clubs who shared €148,946 allocation from the Sports Capital Grant last week, see below. Connacht Athlone SC €25,000 Comans SC €14,000 Longford SC €6,000 Leinster Asgard SC €16,790 Fortunestown SC €1,060 Piranha SC €7,000 Viking SC €6,962 Wexford SC €4,334 Munster Dolphin SC €35,000 Killarney SC €12,000 Sunday’s Well SC €800 Ulster Sliabh Beagh ASC €20,000 Total €148,946

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Swim Ireland Welcome 150 Coaches to ASCA Conference

Swim Ireland were delighted to welcome over 150 teachers and coaches to the Crowne Plaza and National Aquatic Centre in Blanchardstown over the weekend for the SI/ASCA European Coaches Conference. Teachers and Coaches from across the country came together from Friday to Sunday to hear from Todd Schmitz (USA Olympic Coach), Duffy Dillon (ASCA), Gary O’Brien (Water Polo) and Damian Ball (Diving). Swim Ireland would like to thank ASCA, sponsors FINIS and Swimkit and all who attended. We look forward [...]

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