November 02, 2020

Swimming is a priority sport under the National Sports Policy and it has been hit incredibly hard by the closure of swimming pools and leisure centres for the second time in six months.

Our clubs, members, volunteers and staff have all worked really hard, showing great resilience in trying to keep our sport going during these incredibly challenging times.

Swim Ireland have received a total of €780,000 across three applications and would like to thank Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin, Junior Minister for Sport and the Gaeltacht Jack Chambers and CEO of Sport Ireland John Treacy and staff, for their trust and confidence in our sports.

"We are delighted and we sincerely welcome the support from Government and Sport Ireland through the Sport Resilience Fund announced today," said Swim Ireland Chairman Peter Conway.

"It will be a significant boost for our Clubs in particular, bringing us a sense of light during a particularly dark time, as our members are out of the pool yet again during Level 5."

Swim Ireland CEO Sarah Keane said: "We are delighted with the resilience fund announcement made today. This will be of huge benefit to our sports and clubs and is very much welcomed.

"We know that this is a significant investment from government and the process and work done by Sport Ireland has been substantial and we thank them for that.

"We will stand over where these funds are spent and look forward to getting our sport truly back on its feet in the coming months."

Swim Ireland Funding

NGB Resilience Fund €100,000

Sports Club Resilience Fund €500,000

Sports Restart and Renewal Fund €180,000

Clubs that applied will be notified of outcomes the week of 16th November.

The Sport Ireland Press Release is available HERE.