Everything you need to watch Irish National Team Trials LIVE this week!

April 19, 2021

Swim Ireland's Irish National Team Trials begin on Tuesday, April 20 at the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre in Dublin, with Ireland's finest bidding to earn consideration for a place on Team Ireland at the Tokyo 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

We can't allow fans to watch from the stands, but we have organised LIVE coverage of all heats, finals and post-race interviews, which you can watch online worldwide via the RTE Player.

Top presenters John Kenny and Nick O'Hare will be on commentary duty, with journalist Joanne O'Riordan getting reaction poolside from our talented swimmers.

You will not miss a second of the action thanks to this top team, and to help you follow along, we've got some guides:

Where & When to Watch Irish National Team Trials

Irish National Team Trials run from April 20-24 with all events LIVE on RTE Player - open to viewers worldwide.

Each day Heats begin at 10:00 and Finals begin at 17:30 - local time.

Full Irish National Team Trials Schedule

Irish National Team Trials Live Results

Please, please do not attempt to attend the National Aquatic Centre complex as a supporter. You will not be allowed access to outdoors or indoors viewing areas under any circumstances.

Who to Watch at Irish National Team Trials

It's not the Olympic and Paralympic Trials we planned for 12 months ago, with entries confined to only the most elite Irish swimmers, but thankfully those swimmers do get to swim for their place on Team Ireland at Tokyo 2021.

There are also some rising stars aiming to book their ticket for the European Junior Championships.

In the guide linked below, you'll find details of the key athletes to watch, what their key event is, and what time they need to swim to be considered for Tokyo 2021.

There's also a handy list of when each of these key swimmers is racing.

Find out the Ones To Watch at Trials 2021 and the full line up of Irish National Team Trials entrants.

There's also some last-minute news here: Stage Set for Irish Swimming Olympic and Paralympic Trials

The Swim Ireland Podcast Coaching Series

In the build-up to Irish National Team Trials, we interviewed six key coaches who will be hoping their athletes put in huge performances this week.

Get the low-down on their preparations, their backgrounds, and their coaching methods at the links below:

John Szaranek - Head Coach National Centre Limerick

Steven Beckerleg - Senior Assistant Coach National Centre Dublin

Paul Dennis - Jack McMillan and Jordan Sloan's Coach

Peter Hill - Danielle Hill and Conor Ferguson's Coach

Brian Sweeney - Ellen Walshe's Coach

Latest Competition News

As well as livestreaming on RTE Player, Swim Ireland will also be providing live insights via Twitter and Instagram Stories.

You can also find the full information, including COVID-19 protocols, for Swim Ireland's Irish National Team Trials via Competition Information.