March 08, 2020
Swim Ireland is proud to support women in sport, and in 2020 we want to make three pledges to show that.
Pledge 1 - PROMOTE
Continue to promote female athletes across all sports
In 2020 we are doing this through our #WePlay Conference, scheduled for Tuesday, June 30. You can be there too, to meet, listen to and learn from some of Ireland's strongest women in sport.
Pledge 2 - PARTICIPATE
Continue to address the lack of female coaches in Irish aquatics
Since launching in 2018, our Women In Sport Coaching and Mentoring Programme has qualified 56 new female coaches across aquatic disciplines - and there is more to come.
If you, or a woman you know, wants to become a qualified coach in Water Polo, Swimming, or Diving, or wants to further their current qualification, we pledge to help you achieve that through our subsidised programme.
Pledge 3 - ATTEND
Encourage attendance at female sporting events
In 2020 we are pledging to increase attendances at our sporting events, starting with perhaps the biggest of them all: the 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Swimming Trials at the Irish Open in April.
We want you to show your support for Ireland's best swimmers, by buying tickets to watch them live as they bid to earn their places at Tokyo 2020.