Toe in the water. Face in the water. Staying afloat. Touching the bottom. Me and the water.

We are committed to nurturing and supporting our young people and being at the forefront of introducing innovative schemes which recognise the many facets and roles that young people play as athletes. We seek to empower and engage with the young people in our sports through our Club Capyains in Youth Sport and Club Youth Award Programmes.

Simply put, we want you to be the best you can be in every walk of life!

Young People policies and procedures can be found in the Safeguarding section.

Club Captains in Youth Sport

Club Captains in Youth Sport

Club Captains in Youth Sport (CCYS) is an Erasmus+ funded project co-ordinated by Swim Ireland to look at the role of captains in youth sports. Through young people’s feedback we will define the roles, responsibilities, characteristics and skills of a club captain. This feedback will form the basis of a training program for club captains in the aquatics.  Facilitators will be selected and trained to carry out the workshops training club captains. The final element of the project will be to create a framework for all sports to use and develop their own captains training.

You can get further info on this project by emailing Amanda Ní Ghabhann, Young People's Project Officer

Club Youth Awards - #CYA

Club Youth Awards - #CYA

The Club Youth Awards (CYA) have been designed to recognise young people’s achievements outside what they do as part of their sport i.e. the CYA are not linked to PB’s, times, competition success, medals achieved etc. CYA concentrates on young people’s involvement with their squad, team and club and are aimed at identifying and recognising the effort and commitment young people show in other areas connected with being in their club. 

There are 4 award categories Team Work, Helping, Effort and being a Role Model.  To get involved please get in touch with your CCO.  Registration for clubs is open from 1st September to 31st December each year.  Club will than notify us with the number of awards they are giving before the end of the season.  Successful athletes will receive the Swim Ireland CYA pin and certificate.

Extra Insights

Extra Insights

If you need someone to talk to or you think you need support, you can find organisations that can help here:

Young People Support - Ireland  

Young People Support - Northern Ireland 

 

Here are some helpful tips if you have worries about what is happening on line

Conversation Starters for Young People 

Conversation starters for Parents

Youth Development Contacts

Kate Hills

Kate Hills

National Children's Officer

+353 1 625 1140

Amanda Ní Ghabhann

Amanda Ní Ghabhann

Young People's Project Officer