Swim Ireland, in conjunction with Kingfisher Club and NUI Galway launched its new Performance Centre on Wednesday 14th November at the Kingfisher Club, Galway.
The Connacht Swimming Performance Centre (in operation since September 2012) based at the Kingfisher Club in NUI Galway is led by swimming coach Pearse McGuigan, in conjunction with Peter Banks, National Performance Director. The Centre is designed specifically to provide additional training hours, develop skills, provide opportunities for the best swimmers to train together on a weekly basis and provide support to club, coaches and athletes. A total of twenty five swimmers currently avail of the centre, across a variety of training programmes. Swimmers are offered a range of sports science services such as strength and conditioning, video analysis and physiology and they can avail of both full and part-time programmes.
Swim Ireland’s National Performance Director Peter Banks said “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Kingfisher Club and NUI Galway to develop swimming in Connacht. The new centre will help us to raise the level of training opportunities for Irish swimmers at home, and will also provide the structure and programmes to enable swimmers who are based in Connacht to achieve success at European, World, and ultimately Olympic level”.