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

#WePlay Inspiring Girls in Sport Conference

Swim Ireland are delighted to announce the return of the #WePlay Inspiring Girls in Sport Conference on Wednesday July 3rd at the National Indoor Arena. This conference is one that will benefit girls of ALL AGES involved in ANY SPORT, including your athletes! Please help us share the information about #WePlay with your members, as […]

A DAY OF SOLID PERFORMANCES FROM TEAM IRELAND AT THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Day seven sees solid results across Team Ireland at the Youth Olympic Games. Diver Tanya Watson finished sixth in the preliminaries of the women’s 10m platform, Tipperary’s Miriam Daly finished the women’s 400m hurdles in 1.02.76 with golfers Lauren Crowley Walsh and David Kitt sitting currently in fifth place in the mixed team four-ball stroke […]

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DAY FIVE AT THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Following Ireland’s silver medal last night, with Niamh Coyne in the 100 breaststroke, swimming’s good run continued this morning, with both Mona McSharry and Robbie Powell making it through to the semi-finals tonight in their respective events.   In the women’s 50 freestyle McSharry’s time of 25.76 was within 0.21 of her 25.54 PB, and […]

SUCCESS FOR TEAM IRELAND’S NIAMH COYNE ON DAY FOUR OF THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

A day of mixed results for Team Ireland at the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games; huge excitement as Tallaght’s Niamh Coyne medals in the women’s 100m breaststroke. Nhat Nguyen is knocked at the quarter final of the men’s badminton singles after a tight game against Shifeng Li from China while Emma Slevin qualifies for two […]

DUBLINS NIAMH COYNE TAKES SILVER IN THE BUENOS AIRES YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Dublin’s Niamh Coyne has taken the silver medal in the women’s 100m breaststroke at the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games with a time of 1:08.90.   Sligo’s Mona McSharry finished just out of the medals in fourth place with a time of 1:08.97. Mona was first to turn at halfway, just missing out on […]

DAY FOUR AT THE BUENOS AIRES YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES SO FAR

Day four’s evening session at the Youth Olympic Games will see Mona McSharry and Niamh Coyne vying for medals in the women’s 100m breaststroke and Nhat Nguyen in action in the quarter finals of the men’s badminton singles. The team experienced defeats earlier in the day in tennis and swimming.   Tennis: Georgia Drummy was […]

DAY THREE IS PROMISING IN THE POOL AND ON THE COURT FOR TEAM IRELAND AT THE 2018 BUENOS AIRES YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Dublin Badminton athlete, Nhat Nguyen has qualified for the quarter finals of the men’s singles while Mona McSharry and Niamh Coyne progress to the semis of the women’s 100m breaststroke.   Badminton: Nhat Nguyen has defeated Uriel Francisco Canjura Artiga (El Salvador) 2-0 to move into the quarter finals in the men’s singles at the […]

PROMISING DAY TWO FOR TEAM IRELAND AT THE 2018 BUENOS AIRES YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Badminton player Nhat Nguyen from Dublin dominated in today’s second group play stage of the men’s singles while Dublin’s Georgia Drummey put on an assured display in the first round of the women’s singles also beating her first opponent of the tournament.   Badminton: Nhat Nguyen from Dublin took on local opponent Matteo Delmastro in […]

DAY ONE AT THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES – UPDATE

Strong performances in the evening session of Day One at the Youth Olympic Games see McSharry and Coyne progress through to women’s 50m breaststroke final and Nyugyen winning in men’s doubles. Badminton: Dublin’s Nhat Nguyen paired with Great Britain’s Christopher Grimley to win in the men’s doubles, and with Hungary’s Vivien Sandorhazi in the mixed […]
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