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February 24, 2021

Regional qualifiers will take place on 26th and 27th February.

The top 10 families in each region will go through to the Swim Ireland Smartest Family National Final on Friday 5th March @ 7pm, which will be streamed live on Swim Ireland's YouTube Channel.

So even if you don’t make it through you can cheer on your club and region!

The entry fee is €10 per family, with all funds going towards some exciting prizes, including spot prizes at each of the regional qualifiers.

So even if you don’t win, you’re still in with a chance of a great prize!

Each quiz will run for a maximum of 60 minutes with 30 questions, to suit an audience of mixed ages, i.e., cartoon characters, social media personalities and current affairs.

Regional Qualifiers

  • Connacht – Friday, February 26th @ 6pm
  • Leinster – Friday, February 26th @ 7.30pm
  • Munster – Saturday, February 27th @ 6pm
  • Ulster – Saturday, February 27th @ 7.30pm

LIVE Final

  • Swim Ireland's YouTube – Friday, March 5th @ 7pm


  • 1st place - €1,000 Center Parcs voucher
  • 2nd place - €500 Swimkit voucher and Swim Kapes
  • 3rd place - €250 Tayto Park Voucher

Spot prizes on each of the regional quiz nights

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

  • This is an ALL ages family quiz, at least one member of your team must be under 18 years of age.
  • At least one member of team must be a Swim Ireland club member.
  • There is no minimum or maximum limit to the number of team members per family, but you must be living in the same household.
  • When entering you will be asked to set a team name, this should be your family name combined with club name (i.e., NolanAsgardSC) as this will be displayed on screen during quiz and used to confirm Regional qualifiers.
  • The event will be hosted on Swim Ireland’s Zoom Platform.
  • The National Final will be live streamed on Swim Ireland YouTube Channel. By entering this competition, you are giving permission for your team to be filmed and/or photographed for the event described above. Any photographs and/or part of the video may be used in accordance with the Swim Ireland Filming and Photography Policy.
  • Results of each Regional Qualifier and National Final will be published on Swim Ireland website and social media pages. Participants will be identified by their family name and club.
  • Participating teams will be required to have a webcam turned on for the duration of the quiz.
  • Teams must sign in at least 5 minutes prior to the quiz start time, no latecomers will be permitted.
  • Each question will have a 20 second time limit for teams to answer, you gain more points for a quicker response.
  • In the event that regional qualifiers are unable to attend the National Final they will forfeit their place and teams from that region placed 11th onwards will be offered their place in the final.
  • Any form of cheating is not permitted, included but not limited to googling answers, phoning friends, asking the audience etc. Any team or team member found to have cheated will lead to the team being excluded and any prizes forfeited.
  • The use of bad language is not permitted verbally or in writing.
  • Quiz Master’s decision is final.
  • Swim Ireland staff and their immediate families are not permitted to take part in this competition.
  • Prizes are subject to change without prior notice. Any change to prizes will be of a similar value and type.
  • There will be no refunds of entry fees.