December 03, 2021

Swim Ireland are pleased to announce that every session of the Irish Short Course Swimming Championships will be livestreamed via YouTube.

Considering the current case numbers, and with the health and safety of all attending the competition a priority, we have taken the decision to not allow spectators at this event.

Ireland’s first National swimming championships since 2019 will take place at the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre from December 16-18.

With 380 swimmers entered, their support teams, and our officials and staff all set to be at the venue, it would not be possible to ensure sufficient social distancing.

At all times when organising events during the COVID-19 pandemic, our priority has been ensuring we offer the safest possible environment, aligning with current public health guidelines.

For this reason, at all our indoor events it is a requirement for all present to wear masks at all times they are not swimming, and there are designated areas for each club, as well as ample hand sanitising stations and regular sanitising of shared spaces, like diving blocks.

We also implement social distancing wherever possible, and on this occasion we feel that due to space pressures it would be an unnecessary risk to allow spectators.

We hope all who wished to intend as a spectator can understand the steps we have taken and will instead enjoy the Championships from the comfort of their homes.

With some of Ireland’s finest swimmers, alongside visitors from the UK and Malta, it promises to be three days of cracking action.

Get the latest details at Competition Information.