National and Regional Programmes

National and Regional Programmes

A targeted National Squad Programme is a key tactic in achieving the Performance objectives for 2021 and through to 2028. The Regional Squad Programme sits directly below the National Programme and is fully aligned to the National Programme in terms of principles and content.


Athletes are selected to join the National or Regional Squad for a full season based on their results in the previous season as outlined in each document.


The 2021/2022 programmes and selection criteria are available below

National Programme 2021/2022

Regional Programme 2021/2022


For the National Programme, it is recognised that:

  • Athletes should be ‘On Track’ in regards to either the 2024 or the 2028 Olympic Games and should be differentiated as such
  • Particular athletes will be identified for targeted investment, support, and value-add opportunities dependent on their ‘On Track’ status and the ‘fit-for-purpose’ nature of their Daily Performance Environments (DPE’s)
  • All National Programme members must be fully committed to an uncompromised and comprehensive training/coaching programme in preparation for peak performance in the relevant annual Swim Ireland international benchmark competition and the Trials for that event

National Programme (Performance Cohort) 2021/2022

National Programme (Performance Transition Cohort) 2021/2022

National Programme (Performance Pathway Cohort) 2021/2022

National Squad Contacts

Dr Jon Rudd

Dr Jon Rudd

National Performance Director

+353 86 780 8734

Andrew Reid

Andrew Reid

National Performance Pathway Manager

+353 86 467 8125

Niamh McDonnell

Niamh McDonnell

Performance Manager

+353 86 775 0775