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

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 […]

Team Ireland EYOF Team Return Home

Team Ireland  returned home from the European Youth Olympic Festival in Tbilisi, Georgia to a great reception in Dublin Airport yesterday.   Athletics (5)  and Swimming (5) won 10 medals and there were excellent performances from all of our athletes in Athletics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Judo and Swimming. It was the most successful team ever at this level […]

Three More Medals in Tbilisi 2015

Its been a fantastic afternoon  so far in Tbilisi with excellent all round performances and three more medals for Team Ireland. Athletics:  Gina Akpe Moses SILVER in the 100m hurdles Swimming: SILVER for Conor Ferguson in the 200BC and SILVER for Ellen Walshe in the 100BF !   Irish swimmers brought the total medal tally […]

EYOF Tbilisi Swimming Update

Ireland’s swimmers continued their fantastic form at the European Youth Olympic Games in Tbilisi yesterday with Dubliner’s Niamh Coyne and Ellen Walshe both in Finals action.   Walshe has advanced to the 100m Butterfly Final after an outstanding display in the semi-final. The Templeogue SC swimmer held the top ranking from the morning heats as […]

EYOF Tbilisi 2015 Swimming Update

Ireland’s Antoinette Neamt has added 400m Freestyle Silver to the 800m Bronze medal she won yesterday at the European Youth Olympics in Tbilisi, Georgia. Neamt put in an impressive performance in this afternoon’s Final in an exciting race with Hungary’s Ajna Kesely. There was less than a second separating the two through the whole 400 […]
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