Introduction to Swimming

Swimming is a hugely physical and demanding sport, with athletes competing over distances from 50m to 400m, with races lasting from 20 seconds to over four minutes in length. Swimmers need huge strength and stamina to power themselves through the water, as well as perfectly honed technique. Events for the Olympic swimming programme are held in a 50-metre-long pool and include 26 individual and six team relay men’s and women’s events. These include freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and the individual medley style. The team events are the freestyle and the medley relay. For contact details of Swim Ireland please click on Full story

Ireland 7th in European Final

Irelands 400m Medley Relay Team put in an impressive performance at the European Championships as they took almost a second off the Irish record they had set in this morning’s heats.   The quartet of Olympic Games qualifiers Shane Ryan and Nicholas Quinn with Brendan Hyland and Curtis Coulter had clocked 3:38.40 in the morning heats […]

Doyle 4th in Breaststroke Final

Ireland’s Fiona Doyle came agonisingly close to her first European medal tonight as she touched 4th in the 100m Breaststroke Final at the London Aquatics Centre. Swimming in the outside lane Doyle put in a fantastic performance, missing the bronze medal by just two tenths of a second, as she came home in 1:07.76.   […]

Doyle into European Breaststroke Semi-Final

Fiona Doyle is through to the 100m Breaststroke semi-final on day 2 of racing at the LEN European Swimming Championships in London.   In a heat with two other Irish swimmers, Sycerika McMahon and Mona McSharry, Doyle finished in 5th place in 1:08.79 and progresses in 12th place overall. The 24 year old has a […]

Top Eight Finish For Dingley

 Ireland’s Oliver Dingley has secured a second top ten finish at the LEN European Championships in London this evening after he finished 8th in the 3m Springboard Final. Dingley was 6th in the 1m Springboard event on Tuesday. An opening score of 65.10 points saw Dingley 9th after the first round but 69.70 points in […]

Dingley through to Euro 3m Final

Congratulations to Oliver Dingley who has progressed to his second Final at the European Diving Championships in London today. The 23 year old eased into the Final of the 3m Springboard in 7th place with a score of 404.35. Dingley was never in doubt of making the final and remained within the top ten throughout […]

Dingley secures European Final Place

Irish diver Oliver Dingley has secured a place in the 1m Springboard Final with an impressive score of 364.95 points on the opening day of Diving at the European Aquatics Championships in London. Olympic qualifier Dingley put in a solid performance across 6 dives to progress to this evening’s final in 6th place. A slightly […]

Euro Diving & Swimming Teams Announced

Swim Ireland has today announced the teams that will represent Ireland in Diving and Swimming at the LEN European Championships from May 9th to 22nd at the London Aquatics Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 2016 marks the first time in almost 20 years that Ireland will be represented at a senior European Diving […]

Nicholas Quinn Makes Olympic Time in Eindhoven

Ireland’s Nicholas Quinn will join Fiona Doyle, Shane Ryan and diver Oliver Dingley in going forward for selection for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games having gone under the FINA (International Swimming Federation) Olympic A time in Eindhoven on Sunday.   Quinn swam an impressive 2:11.24 in the 200m Breaststroke, almost half a second under the […]

Irish Swimmers Seek Olympic Games and European Championship Qualification Times

Irish swimmers will take to the pool this weekend (Friday to Sunday) for the first National competition of 2016.  The Dave McCullagh Memorial Meet, which will incorporate the Swim Ulster International Meet, takes place at the Bangor Aurora Leisure Complex in County Down. Over 370 swimmers from 63 clubs, including 9 foreign clubs, will compete […]

Peter Banks Hall of Fame Award

Congratulations to Swim Ireland National Performance Director Peter Banks who has been inducted into the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) Hall of Fame.   Peter Banks was appointed as Swim Ireland High Performance Director in May 2009. He moved from Ireland to Florida in 1989 to further his career and is one of the most […]
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