National and Regional Squad Programme

National and Regional Squad Programme

A targeted National Squad Programme is a key tactic in achieving the Performance objectives for 2020 and through to 2024. 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 2019/2020 programmes and selection criteria are available below 

National Squad Programme 2019/2020 (updated 15/07/2019)

Regional Squad Programme 2019/2020 (updated 15/07/2019)

For the National Squad programme, it is recognised that:

  • Athletes should be ‘On Track’ in regards to either the 2020 or the 2024 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 Squad 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 Squad (Performance Cohort) 2019/2020

Name

Home Programme

Home Programme Coach

Niamh Coyne

National Centre (Dublin)

Ben Higson & Steven Beckerleg

Conor Ferguson

Larne

Peter Hill

Darragh Greene

National Centre (Dublin)

Ben Higson & Steven Beckerleg

Danielle Hill

Larne

Peter Hill

Brendan Hyland

National Centre (Dublin)

Ben Higson & Steven Beckerleg

Jack McMillan

Bangor

Paul Dennis

Mona McSharry

Marlins (Ballyshannon)

Grace Meade

Cillian Melly

National Centre (Limerick)

John Szaranek

Robert Powell

National Centre (Dublin)

Ben Higson & Steven Beckerleg

Jordan Sloan

Bangor

Paul Dennis

Shane Ryan

National Centre (Dublin)

Ben Higson & Steven Beckerleg

Ellen Walshe

Templeogue (Dublin)

Brian Sweeney

National Squad (Performance Pathway Cohort) 2019/2020

Name

Home Programme

Home Programme Coach

Victoria Catterson

University of Edinburgh

Ross Douglas

Uiseann Cooke

National Centre (Limerick)

John Szaranek

Eoin Corby

National Centre (Limerick)

John Szaranek

Andrew Feenan

Sundays Well (Cork)

Richard Cassidy

Maria Godden

Kilkenny

John Duffy

Ethan Hansen

Mount Kelly

Emma Collings-Barnes

Michael Hewitt

University of Edinburgh

Ross Douglas

Paddy Johnston

Ards (Newtonards)

Davy Johnston

Amelia Kane

Ards (Newtonards)

Davy Johnston

Cadan McCarthy

National Centre (Limerick)

John Szaranek

Finn McKeever

National Centre (Limerick)

John Szaranek

Ellie McKibbin

Ards (Newtonards)

Davy Johnston

Naomi Trait

Kilkenny

John Duffy

Daniel Wiffen

Lisburn City

Martin McGann

Ben Woodside

Larne

Peter Hill

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