January 01, 2021

Swim Ireland Masters Committee are delighted to announce a virtual swim league, open to all competitive Swim Ireland members over 18 years of age. Swimmers will have an opportunity to compete in a different stroke each month, with a final possibility to improve on a previous time or swim a new event (any stroke) in June, with our Last Chance Saloon!

Each month will feature a different stroke*:

  1. January – Freestyle (50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m)
  2. February – Backstroke (50m, 100m, 200m)
  3. March – Breaststroke (50m, 100m, 200m)
  4. April – Butterfly (50m, 100m, 200m)
  5. May – Individual Medley (100m, 200m, 400m)
  6. June – Last Chance Saloon (all strokes)

*Please note that as pools are closed across the island of Ireland until at least February, this competition is set to change. When we receive news that pools are permitted to reopen, we will reschedule.

To enter:

Click the month to complete online submission form for that month:



Closing Date




February 10

February 20



March 10

March 20



April 10

April 20



May 10

May 20


Individual Medley

June 10

June 20


All Strokes

July 10

July 20

Club League

The top 10 swimmers per age group will receive points for their club. The top ranked club at the end of the Swim League will receive 'Virtual Swim League 2021' Club Trophy.

Decathlon Award

Swimmers intending to enter the 2021 Decathlon Award can use times from the Virtual Swim League 2021. More details of this are available on irishmastersswimming.ie

Masters Virtual Workshop Series

For those wanting to get an edge in the Masters Virtual League, we have also arranged a Master Virtual Workshop Series, focussing on stroke development and racing skills with some of Ireland's finest coaches. Click -> Masters Virtual Workshop Series Schedule <- for more details.

Rules and Conditions

  • FINA rules apply for all events
  • Swimmers must have a Swim Ireland competitive membership
  • Swimmers may only represent one club
  • Regional, National, and International records cannot be claimed using times from the Virtual Swim League
  • All times need to be recorded by stopwatch or electronic timing if available
  • Long Course times should be converted to Short Course Meters using the Swim Swam time converter. (Events can be swum in SCM, LCM) swimswam.com/swimming-times-conversion-tool
  • Swimmers will be ranked by age group and gender
  • Entries must be submitted online and close on the 10th day of each month

To download full details, click -> Virtual Swim League 2021