National and Regional Squad Programme

National and Regional Squad Programme

A targeted National Squad Programme is a key tactic in achieving the Performance objectives for 2020 and through to 2024. The Regional Squad Programme sits directly below the National Programme and is fully aligned to the National Programme in terms of principles and content.


Athletes are selected to join the National or Regional Squad for a full season based on their results at the end of the previous season. The 2017/2018 programmes and selection criteria are available below. For further information you can also contact the National Squad leads listed below.

National Squad Programme 2017/2018 

Regional Squad Programme 2017/2018 


The 2018/2019 programmes and selection criteria are available below (updated 17/05/2018) .

National Squad Programme 2018/2019 

Regional Squad Programme 2018/2019 

Please note the top up process with the Policy for Regional selection to the Development Squad for each Region where less than 20 athletes achieve the Consideration Standards

For the National Squad programme, it is recognised that:

  • Athletes should be ‘On Track’ in regards to either the 2020 or the 2024 Olympic Games and should be differentiated as such
  • Particular athletes will be identified for targeted investment, support, and value-add opportunities dependent on their ‘On Track’ status and the ‘fit-for-purpose’ nature of their Daily Performance Environments (DPE’s)
  • All National Squad members must be fully committed to an uncompromised and comprehensive training/coaching programme in preparation for peak performance in the relevant annual Swim Ireland international benchmark competition and the Trials for that event 

National Squad 2017/2018
Performance 
Calum Bain Stirling Bradley Hay
JamesBrownLoughboroughAndi Manley
Conor Ferguson National Centre Dublin
Ben Higson
Jamie
Graham
Stirling
Bradley Hay
Darragh
Greene
National Centre Dublin
Ben Higson
Danielle
Hill
Larne
Peter Hill
Brendan
Hyland
National Centre Dublin
Ben Higson
Mona
McSharry
Marlins
Grace Meade
Alex
Murphy
National Centre Dublin
Ben Higson
Nicholas
Quinn
Edinburgh
Chris Jones
Jordan
Sloan
Bangor
Paul Dennis




Performance Pathway  
Niamh Ahearne Kilkenny John Duffy
Scarlett Armstrong Ards Davy Johnston
Leah Bethel Lisburn Martin McGann
Rachel Bethel Lisburn Martin McGann
Ellen Cassidy Dolphin Mick McCormack
Victoria Catterson Ards Davy Johnston
Eoin Corby National Centre Limerick Emmet Crowley
Niamh Coyne National Centre Dublin Ben Higson
Edel Daly National Centre Limerick Emmet Crowley
Jessica Gannon Comans Mike Moran
Maria Godden Kilkenny John Duffy
Nathan Jennings Lisburn Martin McGann
Paddy Johnston Ards Davy Johnston
Amelia Kane Ards Davy Johnston
Rebecca Lowe Athlone Johnny Powell
Alex Maher Kilkenny John Duffy
Leah Martin Templeogue Brian Sweeney
Cadan McCarthy National Centre Limerick Emmet Crowley
Finn McGeever National Centre Limerick Emmet Crowley
Jack McMillan Bangor Paul Dennis
Ethan Murtagh National Centre Dublin Ben Higson
Jack Nolan-Whitney KilkennyJohn Duffy
Jeremy O'Connor National Centre Limerick Emmet Crowley
Cara Osing Templeogue Brian Sweeney
Robert Powell Athlone Johnny Powell
Caoimhe Quinn Aer Lingus Alan Turner
Rebecca Reid Ards Davy Johnston
Sean Scannell National Centre Dublin Ben Higson
Finlay Stafford Ards Davy Johnston
Naomi Trait Kilkenny John Duffy
Ellen Walshe Templeogue Brian Sweeney
Daniel Wiffen Lisburn Martin McGann
Ben Woodside Larne Peter Hill

National Squad Contacts

Dr Jon Rudd

Dr Jon Rudd

National Performance Director

+353 86 780 8734

Andrew Reid

Andrew Reid

National Performance Pathway Manager

+353 86 467 8125

Niamh McDonnell

Niamh McDonnell

Performance Manager

+353 86 775 0775