January 19, 2023

A strong team of 29 swimmers will get their 2023 Long Course season underway representing Swim Ireland at the 56th Edition of the Challenge International de Genéve in Geneva, Switzerland. The event will take place from Friday, 20th to Sunday 22nd January in the Piscine des Vernets Swimming Complex.

Irish swimmers last competed in this competition in January 2020, a competition that will provide a fantastic opportunity for junior swimmers to experience international Long Course racing, with the team being made up of athletes from the Performance Pathway and Project 28 Programmes.

The team will be led by National Performance Pathway Manager, Andrew Reid, he said: "The Performance Pathway Programme and P28 athletes travel to the 56th Edition of the Challenge International de Geneve taking place from 20th to 22nd January 2023. We last competed in this meet in January 2020 and it provides a fantastic opportunity for our junior athletes to gain some valuable international long course racing and to refine their race craft (application of skills, tactics, self-management) early in the cycle. They all have their own goals for the meet and as a coaching team we will focus on supporting them to achieve these."

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Team List:

Evan Bailey New Ross SC
Leagh Bailey New Ross SC
Adam Barnes Ards ASC
Brandon Biss Swim Belfast
Alana Burns Atkin Banbridge ASC
Adam Colgan Lisburn City ASC
Niamh Connery Shark SC
Emmet Cousins New Ross SC
Benji Cummings Ards ASC
Grace Davison Ards ASC
Sean Donnellan Glenalbyn SC
Aoife Doran Aer Lingus SC
Charlie Eatwell Ards ASC
Conor Fitzgerald Limerick SC
Matthew Hand Ards ASC
Ava Jones Portmarnock SC
Olivia Miskelly Banbridge ASC
Darragh Morgan Coolmine SC
Robert Mullen Templeogue SC
Denis O'Brien Limerick SC
Liam O'Connor Terenure SC
Killian O'Loughlin Brophy Coolmine SC
Laura Potts Templeogue SC
Jessica Purcell Aer Lingus SC
Zophia Quigley Ards ASC
Dylan Registe Lisburn City ASC
John Shortt Bluefin SC
Noah Switzer Dolphin SC
Rosie Whitten Swim Belfast