Performance Nutrition

Performance Nutrition

It is essential that our athletes make the correct nutrition choices to maximise their ability to train and perform. We believe in a two-fold approach which equips them with the knowledge of knowing what to eat and when to eat it, combined with the skills required to effectively prepare food which they enjoy. This is supported by our work with the Sport Ireland Institute and Sports Institute of Northern Ireland.

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Performance Physiology

Performance Physiology

Ensuring the appropriate training is prescribed to our athletes is a vital part of maximising the performance potential of our nation and it is key that we use physiological methods to achieve visibility of individual athlete training response and stress balance (TSB).

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 Performance Psychology

Performance Psychology

Performance at the highest level of our sport is determined by a complex combination of mental and physical factors and the mind-set of the athlete is of huge importance both in training and competition. 

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Performance Life-Skills

Performance Life-Skills

Our belief is that in order to achieve sporting success,any athlete needs to effectively manage all aspects of their life. Providing formal support in this area is vital.

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Performance Analysis

Performance Analysis

Utilising any opportunity to achieve insight into swimming and diving performance is vital and the Swim Ireland Performance Analysis System aims to use innovative in-arena filming and analysis techniques to support technical and in-competition improvements in our top athletes.

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Strength & Conditioning

Strength & Conditioning

It is essential when competing at the highest level in the 21st century world of swimming & diving that a well-designed program of physical training is delivered to our best performance and performance pathway athletes.

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Performance Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy

Performance Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy

The provision of proactive physiotherapy support is an essential part of the performance puzzle, in conjunction with the sometimes-necessary reactive treatment. It is vital that practitioners with such expertise in this area are engaged as proactive members of the support services team. The physiotherapy practitioner should work alongside both the swimming/diving coach and the S&C coach in addressing athlete physical limitations and/or weaknesses which both contribute to time loss from training and inhibit peak performance.

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Sport Science Contact

John Watson

John Watson

National Performance Services Manager

+353 86 411 0497