How can we help you, our clubs?

We are committed to providing support and guidance for our clubs on an ongoing basis.

Our Swim Ireland Club Support Officers are based in the region to provide a direct line into Swim Ireland and to offer on the ground real time support.

Our goal is to constantly grow and update the services offered to our member clubs, if you see a need in your club or region please contact the relevant Support Officer for your region listed below.

Club Lockdown Support Menu

Strength Lab: Superheroes

Strength Lab: Superheroes is an online resource for athletes aged 12 and under, providing a fun, engaging way for kids to learn fundamental movements.

Clubs who register for this programme will receive a unique login and can monitor each athletes progress. Athletes gain access to a video library with 5 'Superheroes' representing a different movement pattern and they too can track their progress through the different levels.

REGISTER HERE

To further support clubs and their coaches implementing the Superheroes programme, Swim Ireland and Performance Lab are offering a 6-week live webinar series (Tuesdays at 19:30). This will start on February 2.

REGISTER HERE

6-Week Strength & Conditioning Course for Masters Swimmers

Swim Ireland Masters have teamed up with Niamh Buffini of Buff Performance to offer a tailored 6-week Strength and Conditioning programme to Masters swimmers.

The aim of the programme is to increase cardio fitness, improve fundamental movement and mobility, with a focus on core strengthening.

The programme is subsidised by Swim Ireland Masters, costing just €30 for 12 live workouts, with 6 additional pre-recorded sessions.

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Water Polo Dryland Classes with Bethany Carson

Swim Ireland and the National Water Polo committee are providing strength and conditioning sessions for anyone who is a member of a Swim Ireland water polo club.

These online classes will be delivered by Bethany Carson, Assistant Coach at our National Centre (Dublin), and aimed at junior competitive athletes. For further information and to book a class for your club please email waterpolo@swimireland.ie

Instagram Live Workouts

Performance Lab will be delivering 2 sessions per week for 6 weeks, live on the Swim Ireland Instagram Channel. Every week Session 1 (Day and time TBC) will focus on conditioning and Session 2 (Day and time TBC) will be all about mobility and movement. Attendance is free, just follow us on Instagram to keep in the loop.

Online Coaching Webinars

We are bringing our Athlete Online Coaching Programme Webinars into your clubs!

In a time when active coaching and swimming in the pool is currently not taking place, we want to give all our athletes an opportunity to gain additional coaching support.

Clubs can choose from eight topics, including all the strokes, Individual Medley, Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Lifeskills, Competition Management, and Relays. An experienced Swim Ireland Coach will present for an hour on their chosen topic, which includes time for a Q&A to get some added tips.

To book your talk, email Damien Fitzpatrick, Club/Regional Support Officer for Munster.

Open Water Information Webinars

With the open water most members' only option for swimming, we have loads of information sessions coming up, starting with:

Each webinar costs €5 to attend, with all proceeds going to support the RNLI's Volunteer Lifeboat Crews, who save lives at sea 365 days a year.

You can also find our Winter Dipping and Open Water Swimming Guides at swimireland.ie/open-water.

Online Athlete Clinics 2.0

We are also bringing back our ‘Online Athlete Clinics’, where our top athletes tell your members their stories through an online forum.

Clubs are then invited to apply for these clinics by emailing trishmayon@swimireland.ie with the following details:

Club Name:

Requested Athletes: (Full list coming soon, please identify three)

Squad Age Group:

Suitable Days/Time (Must be weekday evenings (6pm-8pm) or Saturday. Please include several options):

Each clinic costs €75, which goes directly to the athlete and clubs must be available to host and moderate.

Virtual CPD: Dryland Training for Lockdown & Beyond

All Swim Ireland coaches, no matter their discipline, are invited to join Paul Talty, Associate Head of Performance Services (Physical) and Bethany Carson, Assistant Coach at National Centre (Dublin) for a 1hr webinar examining dryland training for our aquatic athletes.

We'll look at:

  • Psychological and physical considerations
  • Programming
  • Safeguarding
  • Specific session content for swimmers, water polo players and divers
Kid's Homeschooling Activities

Club Resource Library

Club Support Officers

Aisling McKeever

Aisling McKeever

Club Support Manager

+353 86 061 9508

Vincent Finn

Vincent Finn

Club/Regional Support Officer (Connacht)

+353 86 061 9439

Damien Fitzpatrick

Damien Fitzpatrick

Club/Regional Support Officer (Munster)

+353 86 061 9452

Ruth McQuillan (Swim Ulster)

Ruth McQuillan (Swim Ulster)

Regional Support Officer (Ulster)

Sarah Kelly

Sarah Kelly

Discipline Support Manager

+353 1 625 1128

Contact for queries regarding Membership