Swimming News

Euro Diving & Swimming Teams Announced

May 5, 2016
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

April 10, 2016
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

March 3, 2016
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

September 15, 2015
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

August 4, 2015
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

July 31, 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

July 31, 2015
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

July 29, 2015
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 […]

EYOF Medals for Neamt and Carthy Walsh

July 29, 2015
Medal alert.....A silver medal for Wexford's Ryan Carthy Walsh in the High Jump! and a swimming's Antoinette Neamt wins silver ( to add to her earlier bronze) in the 400m Final.

Ferguson and Neamt star in Tbilisi 2015

July 29, 2015
Congratulations again to Irish swimmers Conor Ferguson and Antoinette Neamt have won Silver and Bronze medals on Day 2 of the European Youth Olympics in Tbilisi, Georgia. Larne’s Conor Ferguson was Ireland’s first medallist securing Silver in the Final of the 100m Backstroke. 16 year old Ferguson was ranked 2nd going into the Final after he […]

Silver and Bronze Swimming Medals

July 28, 2015
Medal Alert - Congratulations to Conor Ferguson who has won Silver in the Boys 100m Backstroke, and Antoinette Neamt who won Bronze in a very tight finish in the girls 800m Freestyle  at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Tbilisi today.  The Irish Mixed Relay Team just missed a medal in 4th place, but set […]

Swim Ireland visit the OCI

July 22, 2015
Athletes and staff from Swim Ireland accompanied by Rio Team Leader Peter Banks and Swim Ireland CEO Sarah Keane today visited the offices of the Olympic Council of Ireland for a Rio orientation seminar. The seminar was led by Team Ireland Chef de Mission Kevin Kilty, who gave an update on Team Ireland Rio preperations […]

Young Swimmer to Carry Irish Flag at Closing Ceremony

June 27, 2015
The Olympic Council of Ireland has chosen 14 year old Mona McSharry from Co. Sligo as the Irish flag bearer at the Closing Ceremony in Baku’s National Stadium tomorrow (Sun June 28).   Mona, who swims with Ballyshannon S.C., is the youngest member of Team Ireland and will join flag bearers from 50 nations at […]

Ireland Relay Team 6th in European Final

June 26, 2015
A final, two semi-finals, two Irish Junior Records and a World Junior Championships qualification saw Ireland’s swimmers complete their best day so far at the Baku Aquatics Centre on day three of competition at the European Games in Azerbaijan.   Ireland’s quartet of Danielle Hill, Mona McSharry, Emma Reid and Rachel Bethel qualified for the […]

European Final for Irish Swimmers

June 25, 2015
Best wishes to Mona McSharry, Emma Reid,  Danielle Hill and Rachel Bethel who will be on this evening in their first Final of the European Games. Hill led the team off with the Backstroke turning at the 50m mark in 5th place, swimming her third event of the morning she then pulled it back in the […]

Women's 4 x 100 Medley Relay Final

June 25, 2015
Team Ireland swimmers have produced excellent results this morning at the Baku 2015 European Games. The highlight being the 4x100m relay team qualifying for this evenings final in a time of 4:19:56 and Emma Reid qualifying for the 100m Fly semi-final in a time of 1:02:66, Rachel Bethel qualifying for the 200m freestyle semi-final.   […]

James Brown 200m Semi-Final

June 24, 2015
James Brown has finished in 16th place overall in the semi-final of the 200m Individual Medley at the European Games in Baku. Having swam a lifetime best in this morning’s heats of 2:06.55 the Ards SC swimmer was unable to match that time in the semi-final touching in 2:07.15. Speaking after his swim, the 18 […]

McComb into Lightweight Semi-Final

June 23, 2015
Team Ireland boxer Sean McComb ensured at least a bronze medal at the inaugural European Games in Baku by winning his lightweight quarter-final on Tuesday. McComb from Belfast secured a unanimous points decision over Turkey's Yasin Yilmaz, with all three of the judges' scorecards reading 29-28 in his favour. The 22-year-old southpaw, a member of […]

McSharry and Reid into Semi Finals

June 23, 2015
Ireland’s swimmers had an impressive first morning in the pool at the European Games in Baku with two swimmers progressing to semi-finals. Mona McSharry was first up in the heats of the 50m Breaststroke. 14 year old McSharry, competing at her first international championships, blazed through the swim clocking an impressive 32.84 and knocking almost […]

Swimming Team Ireland Preview

June 23, 2015
A 12 strong Irish swimming team will begin competition tomorrow, Tuesday, at the 1st European Games in Baku.  The team, led by Pearse McGuigan (Swim Ireland Connacht Performance Centre Coach) and assisted by Peter Hill (Larne ASC), will compete from the 23rd – 28th June at the Baku Aquatics Centre, 526 swimmers will compete in […]

Team Ireland in Action Today

June 23, 2015
Schedule for Team Ireland: Tuesday 23 June             3x3 Basketball 19:30 Women's Pool C Ireland vs Slovenia   Badminton   MAGEE Chloe 09:40 Women's Singles Group Play Stage Group F Chloe Magee vs Kristine Sefere (LAT)     MAGEE Chloe and MAGEE Sam 13:40 Mixed Doubles Group Play Stage A […]

McManus in 3M Springboard Final

June 21, 2015
Congratulations to Team Ireland's Natasha McManus and coach Sally Freeman - Natasha has made this evening's 3m Springboard Final, in the top 10 of the 12 finalists. Well done!! Here are the full results of the qualification round: http://www.baku2015.com/cycling-road/event/men-road-race/phase=crm012100/index.html?intcmp=sport-hp-schline-eventdetail

Natasha McManus makes positive start in Baku

June 19, 2015
Congratulations to Natasha McManus who finished 19th in the preliminary round of the Women's Diving 1m Springboard event at the 2015 European Games, European Games Park, Baku. McManus performed well in her first major multi sport championship and will compete again in the 3m preliminary round on Sunday. The confidence gained today will be invaluable on […]

Swim Ireland Annual Awards

May 10, 2015
Fiona Doyle was last night named High Performance Athlete of the Year at the Swim Ireland Annual Awards in the Citywest Hotel, Saggart. Doyle, who is originally from Limerick but based at the University of Calgary in Canada, had an outstanding year in 2014 and won the award based on her performances, in particular her […]

Alex Murphy Secures Worlds QT

May 1, 2015
Congratulations to Alex Murphy of UCD Swimming who will join Fiona Doyle, Sycerika McMahon and Chris Bryan on the Irish team for the World Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia this Summer following a 27.56 second winning swim in the 50m Breaststroke Final on the first day of competition at the Irish Open Swimming Championships at […]

Irish Swimming Championships

April 30, 2015
The Irish Open Swimming Championships will take place in the National Aquatic Centre, Blanchardstown from Thursday 30th April to Sunday 3rd May, with a host of Irish and International swimmers taking to the pool. Over 350 swimmers from 60 clubs including a contingent of 51 from the USA and 8 senior internationals from Denmark will […]

Irish Swimmers Seek Qualification Times

March 5, 2015
Irish swimmers will take to the pool this weekend (Friday to Sunday) for the first National competition of 2015.  The Dave McCullagh Memorial Meet, which will incorporate the Ulster International Meet, takes place at the Bangor Aurora Leisure Complex in County Down. Over 350 swimmers from 60 clubs including 10 foreign clubs will compete in […]

Neamt shatters 1500m Irish record

December 15, 2014
Antoinette Neamt deservedly won the “Swimmer of the Meet” Award when she smashed the Irish Senior 1500m Freestyle Record on the final day of competition at the Irish Short Course Championships in Lisburn. Having set the previous record of 16:40.22 at the 2013 championships, Neamt knocked almost 8 seconds off that time to set a […]

Murphy inspires future generation

November 11, 2014
Olympic swimmer Barry Murphy went back to school today to share his experiences about the positive impact sport has had on his life with pupils at  Drumcondra National Primary School. Having competed at the Olympic Games in 2012, won a European Bronze medal and World Cup Bronze medal in 2013 and broken numerous Irish national swimming records Barry […]

European Swimming Summary

August 25, 2014
Ireland’s Fiona Doyle finished 7th in the 50m Breaststroke Final on the last day of competition at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin, Germany. Doyle was ranked 6th going into the Final in a time of 31.30 seconds. However, the University of Calgary student was unable to match the time in the Final touching in 31.37 […]



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