Ensuring our sport provides a safe, secure environment for all participants

Safeguarding young people and athletes is an overarching ethos for Swim Ireland and must be a priority for all adults working with and responsible for children.

This ethos is reflected in our Swim Ireland Safeguarding Children Policies, our rules and in the mandatory requirements for members and Clubs where involved with young people. These are important documents for all members to read and implement.

The Youth Development Department liaises with Club Children’s Officers and other relevant people working in Clubs and Associate members, helping and supporting all members with the implementation of safeguarding requirements.

The Youth Development Director, Kate Hills, also the National Children’s Officer for Swim Ireland, advises and guides Club Support Officers to assist Clubs in following the policies and procedures and is available for any queries or issues that may arise.

Kate can be contacted on katehills@swimireland.ie

In accordance with the requirements of Children First Act 2015 Swim Ireland’s Child Safeguarding Statement can be found HERE

Swim Ireland's Youth Development Strategy 2018-2021 can be found HERE

Swim Ireland's 2019-2020 Safeguarding Report can be found HERE


Kate Hills

Kate Hills

Head of Safeguarding, Ethics & Youth Development

+353 86 856 0672