Here you can find all of Swim Ireland's latest Women In Sport initiatives and opportunities. These include the Women In Sport Coaching & Mentoring Programme and the Women In Sport Leadership Programme.

Swim Ireland's Women In Sport programmes are funded by Sport Ireland.

Swimmin’ Women Midlife Programme

Swimmin’ Women Midlife Programme

The Midlife programme is delivered annually within indoor and outdoor (heated) swimming pools across Ireland.

This programme encourages and empowers mid-life females to participate in aquatic sports. The programme provides women with a fun opportunity to experience the benefits of the water, understand how aquatic activities can support you throughout their life cycle and brings together like minded women for some fun!

Swmmin' Women Midlife programme includes a specific 6–8-week aqua aerobics programme of 1-2 sessions per week. These sessions involve stretching, aerobic, resistance, Ai Chi and balance exercises. Information on peri-menopause and menopause and its relationship with aquatics is provided to participants along with women's health physiotherapy advice.

Take a peek here at our midlife programme delivered in the beautiful, heated outdoor pool in Ballina Riverside, County Tipperary!

The Swimmin' Women Midlife programme is delivered in partnership with Local Sports Partnerships across Ireland throughout the year. 2022 programmes have finished, but you can sign up to our mailing list here to be notified on upcoming Swimmin' Women programme launches!

Swimmin' Women EmpowHER Webinar Series

The EmpowHER Webinar Series is aimed at teenage girls, their parents, and coaches, to provide education, support, and assistance to them on their journey as an athlete in the aquatics. These webinars will include external speakers to present on areas of menstrual cycle, nutrition, and life skills along with managing changes.

In this webinar series there are 3 episodes dedicated specifically for coaches to benefit the young women in our sport. These episodes will dissect the topic ‘Coaching the Female Athlete’ from a physiological and psychological standpoint where coaches can gain insight on how to get the most out of their female athletes whilst uplifting and empowering them in training.

HER Outdoors Week!

HER Outdoors Week!

The HER Outdoors campaign encourages all females to escape to the outdoors and get active. To mark the occasion, we showcased four inspiring and empowering open water coaches and asked each of them what they love about the open water!

Feature 1: HER Outdoors Female Coach Questionnaire - Tara Dunne

Feature 2: HER Outdoors Female Coach Questionnaire - Christine Brady

Feature 3: Her Outdoors Female Coach Questionnaire - Norma O'Rourke

Feature 4: Her Outdoors Female Coach Questionnaire - Michelle Healy

Feature 5: Her Outdoors Female Coach Questionnaire - Aisling Nic Dhonnacha

Get Qualified!
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Women in Sport Contacts

Rebecca Rolston

Rebecca Rolston

Participation Programme Officer

0868384346