Introducing Swim Ireland's New Membership Category

April 27, 2021

Swim Ireland today launches a new membership category, entitled 'Me and the Water’.

This membership has been created for those who are not Swim Ireland club members, but love to dip their toe, swim out to the buoy and back, enjoy an early morning workout in the pool and being part of a community who have a passion for and relationship with the water.

‘Me and the Water’ represents Swim Ireland’s ambition to ‘Get Ireland Swimming’.

It is about creating a community of people (a tribe!) who have a genuine love of swimming (and the water) and connecting them through various channels and activities. It lets peers support each other and develop a forum where swimmers can talk swimming and help each other.

‘Me and the Water’ members will be able to avail of many benefits including:

  • Member-only event
  • Monthly prizes and giveaways
  • Specially-designed “Me and the Water” swim hat to connect you with the tribe
  • Real life stories from our tribe to inspire you in your Me And The Water journey
  • Access to training plans, videos, tips and drills to help improve stroke and fitness levels
  • Discounts for our events and from our partners.

What's more, existing Swim Ireland members will also benefit from these Me and the Water initiatives.

Swimming is one of life’s basic skills and not only keeps you fit and healthy but opens the doors to many other sports

Siobhan Kennedy, an open water swimmer, enjoys the thrill of the elements. “There’s a real buzz, it can be exhilarating to be out in the midst of the big waves,” she said.

“What draws me to the water? Well everything, it’s magic, it’s bigger than you. You walk into the water and it takes all of your problems away, you can’t think of anything when you’re there. I don’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t swim - it’s my solace, it’s my everything.”

Speaking about the Me and the Water membership, Sarah Keane, CEO of Swim Ireland, said: “We want people to share their relationship with the water and afford these people the opportunity to share their story and become part of a wider community.

"It will be about members making and building human connections and telling us their stories as to why they love to swim.

"It is about the members communicating with each other and not about Swim Ireland, we are the conduit that makes it all happen.”

Further information is available on

Join Me and the Water for €10 per year

Join Me and the Water for €10 per year

Me and the Water membership is for anyone who loves water, but isn't a Swim Ireland club member.

It costs just €10 to sign up for 12 months, and all new members will receive a FREE special edition swimming hat to connect them with our tribe!

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