Swim Ireland, regions and clubs set to benefit

August 11, 2021

Swim Ireland, affiliated regions and clubs have secured more than €450,000 in Sports Capital and Equipment funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

This very welcomed announcement came from Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, and the Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers on August 6, when they revealed a total of €16.6m had been awarded to sports across Ireland.

Of that amount €147,000 is attributed to Swim Ireland, Connacht, and Leinster regions respectively, which will ensure ongoing support can be provided to performance, participation, and competitions across the country over the coming years.

Speaking on the announcement Swim Ireland CEO, Sarah Keane said: “We are grateful to the Department and in particular Minister Jack Chambers for their recognition and support of our sport.

"This funding will allow us to continue to invest in our participation programmes around the country and provide the equipment our performance athletes need as they look to Paris 2024 and beyond.

"Additionally, the Connacht and Leinster regions will be able to purchase essential equipment needed for competitions and squad programmes.”

In addition, 26 Swim Ireland Clubs were successful in their own applications, with funding amounts ranging from €800 to €31,000 for a wide range of initiatives, highlighting the diverse nature of our clubs and sport.

Congratulations to those clubs who were successful in their application, we look forward to seeing the benefit of this funding as our aquatic sports return to training and competition over the coming weeks and months.

Sports Capital Programme Allocations 2021



Swim Ireland (including Connacht & Leinster regions)

€ 147,187

Aer Lingus SC

€ 24,642

Asgard SC

€ 17,744

Atlantic Masters SC

€ 10,284

Bluefin SC

€ 6,686

Carrick Fins SC

€ 7,672

Castlebar SC

€ 2,302

Celtic Waves SC

€ 5,226

Claremorris SC

€ 21,972

Ennis SC

€ 13,966

Enniscorthy SC

€ 2,579

Kenmare Bay SC

€ 5,191

Kingdom SC

€ 6,225

Laois Marlins SC

€ 25,218

Longford SC

€ 30,999

Markievicz Masters SC

€ 18,364

Marlins SC

€ 5,117

Meath Masters SC

€ 806

Mullingar Jets SC

€ 10,123


€ 6,943

Portmarnock SC

€ 7,749

Sligo SC

€ 30,000

Splashworld Sharks SC

€ 3,487

Sundays Well SC

€ 9,329

SwillySeals SC

€ 11,798

Tallaght SC

€ 13,854

Trojan SC

€ 10,720


€ 456,183