Swimming

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

McSharry World Junior Champion

More swimming history was made for Ireland  when Sligo’s Mona McSharry won 100m Breaststroke Gold at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis USA, Ireland’s second World swimming title in just 4 days after Shane Ryan’s 50m Backstroke Gold medal win at the World University Games on Wednesday and the country’s fourth world swimming medal […]

Olympians Lead Worlds Charge

2016 Olympians Oliver Dingley, Shane Ryan and Nicholas Quinn will spearhead Swim Ireland’s biggest World Championships team since 2009 in Budapest in July. Seven athletes were announced today in the squad that will travel to Hungary for the FINA World Championships. Dingley will be Ireland’s first diver at a World Championships in many years. The […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 6/16

Live Blog, Results and Imagery of Day 6 from Rio 2016 for Team Ireland

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 5/16

Wednesday August 10th, 2016 – Day 5/16 13:00: LWT Women’s Double Sculls Claire Lambe & Sinead Lynch Semi A/B 2 13:10: LWT Men’s Double Sculls Gary O’Donovan & Paul O’Donovan Semi A/B 1 15:40: Women’s Single Sculls Sanita Puspure Semi C/D 2 17:05: Men’s Laser Class – Finn Lynch: Races 5 (18th)& 6 (27th) 17:15: […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 4/16

All the Team Ireland action from Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 2/16

Day for Ireland at the Rio 2016 Olympics was about Olympic debuts and a first look at our boxers. Weather played its part in disrupting the schedule, but there were still plenty of memorable moments for #TeamIreland Boxing: Steven Donnelly was delighted to come away with the win in his first Olympic fight #rterio2016 https://t.co/z8gOExe41u […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 1/16

A look back on Day One for Team Ireland at Rio 2016

Rio 2016 – Team Ireland Profile

Pictures and Profiles of all 77 athletes competing for Ireland at the Olympic Games Rio 2016

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.   […]
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