Swimming News

Swim Ireland Sends 24-Strong Team to LEN European Aquatics Championships

May 13, 2021
Swim Ireland have confirmed a large team of 24 athletes (20 swimmers and 4 divers) for the LEN European Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, which begin today at the Duna Arena. The focus for the divers will be on further preparation for the Olympic Games, with two athletes certain to be invited to Tokyo 2021 […]

Dingley Completes Ireland’s Unforgettable Diving World Cup

May 6, 2021
Tokyo 2021 qualifier Oliver Dingley has completed a memorable week for Ireland at the FINA Diving World Cup in Japan with a score of 351.35 in the 3m Springboard Semi-Final. Dingley, who finished eighth in the 3m Springboard at Rio 2016, earned qualification for his second Olympic Games on Wednesday when finishing 15th in the preliminary round of […]

Tanya Watson becomes Ireland's first female diver in history to qualify for an Olympic Games

May 4, 2021
Team Ireland diver Tanya Watson has made history this morning by becoming Ireland’s first female diver to qualify for the Olympic Games. The 19-year-old scored 271.85 in the preliminary round of the 10m Platform at the FINA Diving World Cup in Tokyo, seeing her finish in 16th position and advance to the semi-finals. Watson needed to […]

Ireland's Clare Cryan 31st at FINA Diving World Cup in Japan

May 3, 2021
Team Ireland diver Clare Cryan has finished 31st in the 3M Springboard at the FINA Diving World Cup in Japan. The Irish Senior Record Holder was on Monday the first of Ireland’s four divers to take to the boards at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, each aiming for Tokyo 2020 qualification. Cryan achieved the fourth highest […]

Diving Olympic Qualifier

April 29, 2021
Team Ireland divers Oliver Dingley, Clare Cryan, Ciara McGing and Tanya Watson are in Tokyo preparing to compete in the final Olympic Games qualifier – the FINA Diving World Cup. The qualification event, taking place at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, will run from May 1st – 6th with places for the Games available in the 3m Springboard […]

Wiffen Cracks Another Irish Record to Close Out Irish National Team Trials

April 25, 2021
Daniel Wiffen, who stunned the National Aquatic Centre on the opening morning of action with an Olympic Consideration Time (OCT) in the 800m Freestyle, broke his own Irish 1500m Freestyle Record to close out the Irish National Team Trials in Dublin, bringing the total Irish Records to twelve over five days of action. The meet […]

Hill Confirms Standing as Ireland’s Fastest Ever Female Swimmer Taking Down Fourth Irish Record

April 23, 2021
Danielle Hill cemented her place as Ireland’s fastest ever Irish woman in the pool as the Larne swimmer broke the 50m Freestyle Irish Record at the National Team Trials in Dublin this evening. Hill broke her fourth record of the week, adding to the 100m Freestyle and 100m Backstroke (x2) in style with a time […]

McSharry Continues Record Breaking Form with New Standard in the 200m Breaststroke

April 23, 2021
Mona McSharry lit up the pool once again, the 21-year-old shaving over a second off her Irish Record in the 200m Breaststroke, as the Irish National Team Trials continued at the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre this morning. The Marlins SC and Tennessee University swimmer, who achieved the Olympic Consideration Time (OCT) in the 100m […]

Hill, Coyne and Corby Edge Closer to Olympic Consideration;

April 22, 2021
McSharry and Hill Break National Records Mona McSharry starred once again at the first finals session of the Irish National Team Trials in Dublin. McSharry, along with Daniel Wiffen (800m Freestyle), Shane Ryan (100m Backstroke) and Darragh Greene (100m Breaststroke) had all gone under the FINA Olympic Consideration Time (OCT) in this morning’s heats and […]

Hill and McGeever Crush Irish Records on Day 3 of Irish National Team Trials

April 22, 2021
Danielle Hill continued her fantastic form and Finn McGeever added his name to the record books as the Irish National Team Trials continued in Dublin today. Larne’s Hill broke her third record of the meet, the 24 hours old 100m Freestyle record, in an impressive 55.33 seconds. The 21-year-old had held the previous Irish best […]

Walshe and Bain Highlight Day 2 Heats at Irish National Team Trials

April 21, 2021
Walshe and Bain Highlight Day 2 Heats at Irish National Team Trials Tonight’s Finals Feature Seven Swimmers Within Half a Second of Olympic Consideration Time Swim Ireland’s Irish National Team Trials continued at the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre this morning with impressive swims from Ellen Walshe, Calum Bain and Barry McClements highlighting the morning […]

Hill and Catterson in Record Breaking Form in Dublin

April 21, 2021
Swim Ireland’s Irish National Team Trials continued in Dublin this evening with Danielle Hill and Eoin Corby agonisingly close to securing the Olympic Consideration Time (OCT) once again, while Hill and Victoria Catterson were in record breaking form. Larne’s Danielle Hill came closest to the OCT in the 100m Backstroke as the 21-year-old broke her […]

Four Swimmers Achieve FINA A Times at Irish National Team Trials

April 20, 2021
An incredible first morning at the Swim Ireland Irish National Team Trials at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus saw four swimmers go under the FINA A Olympic Consideration Times (OCT) for the Tokyo Games in July. Daniel Wiffen, Mona McSharry, Darragh Greene and Shane Ryan all swam under the times in their respective events […]

Team Ireland Divers Announced for Tokyo Olympic Games Qualifier

April 9, 2021
Swim Ireland has today announced a team of four divers who will represent Ireland at the FINA Diving World Cup, the final qualifier for Diving ahead of the Olympic Games in July. The qualification event, taking place at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, will run across six days from May 1 – 6 with places for […]

Olympic Sport Weekly Update 28 Jan 21

January 28, 2021
This evening’s weekly update includes highlights of upcoming events for both our Tokyo 2020 athletes and our Beijing 2022 athletes. You will also note that this week we have updated the number of athletes who have achieved qualifying times or spots in the Tokyo Olympics to reflect the changes to the Swim Ireland policy. This […]

Swim Ireland Revise Olympic Nomination Policy for Tokyo Games

January 26, 2021
Swim Ireland starts 2021 excited about the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games, now scheduled for 23rd July to 8th August, and after a year of COVID-19 related upheaval, we have updated our Olympic Nomination Policy to give additional opportunity to athletes to meet the qualification standards. The changes to the policy provide for swimmers who have already achieved […]

McMillan Breaks 200m Freestyle Record; Corby Breaks a Second Junior Record

December 18, 2020
Records continued to fall as day two of Swim Ireland’s Irish Winter Meet got underway at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus, this morning’s session in short course (25m) format. Jack McMillan got the day underway with an impressive swim in the 200m Freestyle. The Bangor swimmer broke his own 200m Freestyle Record of 1:43.18, […]

Olympic Weekly Updates 17 Dec

December 17, 2020
In our final update for 2020 we have a few competition updates for you from our Olympic family. The focus of our interview of the week today is three time Olympian Chloe Magee in Badminton. Chloe competes with her brother Sam Magee in the Mixed Doubles and is currently just outside Olympic qualification. Competing is […]

Swim Ireland Winter Meet Gets Underway in Dublin; Daniel Wiffen Stars with Freestyle Record

December 17, 2020
Swim Ireland’s Irish Winter Meet got underway at the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre today with a select group of Ireland’s elite athletes racing across three days, all in long course (50m) format on day one. Daniel Wiffen was the star of the opening day of the meet as the 19-year-old, swimming on his own, […]

Swim Ireland Host Irish Winter Meet in Dublin

December 17, 2020
Swim Ireland will host an Irish Winter Meet at the National Aquatic Centre from Thursday to Saturday this week. A small and select group of Ireland’s elite athletes including Darragh Greene, Shane Ryan and Danielle Hill will have their first races in a 50m pool since March, with the competition taking a unique format of […]

Olympic Weekly Update 10 Dec 2020

December 10, 2020
In the final flurry of competitions before Christmas, Irish athletes will be in action this week in a couple of sports. The focus of our interview of the week today is Felix English, the Irish track cyclist who together with Mark Downey qualified a spot for Ireland in the Madison earlier this year. He talks […]

Olympic Sport Update - 26 November 2020

November 26, 2020
Last weekend we had a number of highlights from Equestrian and Golf, with a round up of those medal winning performances from Eventer Cathal Daniels and Golfer Stephanie Meadows. This weekend will be another relatively quiet one, and we have also included an interview with Jack Woolley who is preparing for his first competition since […]

Swim Ireland Announce National Squads for 2020-2021 Season

September 18, 2020
Swim Ireland today announce 38 swimmers who will form three cohorts of National Squads for the 2020-2021 season. The new season will see a change to the structure of Swim Ireland's National Squad programme as the Performance team plan for the commencement of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games cycle whilst keeping a firm eye on […]

European Games 2023 - List of Sports Agreed

September 14, 2020
EOC, Krakow-Małopolska agree on preliminary list of sports for European Games The European Olympic Committees (EOC) this weekend welcomed a delegation from Poland to the CONI headquarters in Rome for discussions on the 3rd edition of the European Games (EG), which are scheduled to take place in Krakow-Małopolska in summer 2023. The meeting was led […]


April 8, 2020
SPORT IN FOCUS | SWIM IRELANDAs part of our Sport in Focus series we have dedicated a full day to swimming and diving in Ireland.With the assistance of our friends in Swim Ireland we explored the world of Irish swimming and diving in one full day - with details about the National Federation, how to […]

EYOF Team Ireland Swimming Squad

July 20, 2019
What to expect Two Team Ireland swimmers will be competing at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Baku – Ellie Mc Kibbon from Ards Amateur Swim Club in Northern Ireland and Molly Marne who competes for Templeogue Swim Club will be in action throughout the week. In the swimming the athletes compete in the heats […]

#WePlay Inspiring Girls in Sport Conference

June 19, 2019
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 […]


October 14, 2018
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 […]


October 11, 2018
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 […]
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