Swimming News

Doyle into World Semi-Final

July 29, 2013
Ireland's Fiona Doyle is through to the semi-final of the 100m Breaststroke at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Swimming in heat 5 of this mornings preliminaries, Doyle put in a morning’s best performance of 1:07.88 to finish 4th in the heat and 12th overall qualifying comfortably for the semi-final at 5.29pm this […]

Bryan continues to improve

July 22, 2013
Ireland’s Chris Bryan has finished 16th at the FINA Open Water  10K World Championships in Barcelona. Bryan made a good start quickly settling into the leading pack of 25 of the  65 swimmers, finishing the first lap of the 2.5 Kilometre course in 15th place just 8 seconds behind the leader.   The Clare man […]

EYOF2013 Results - Swimming

July 19, 2013
Niamh Kilgallen was 9th overall in the semi-final of the 100m Breaststroke just missing out on the Final. Kilgallen, from Claremorris Swimming Club, took 1.5 seconds off her morning heat swim to finish in 1:13.69. Emma Reid also posted a faster time in the semi-final of the 100m Butterfly, clocking 1:04.78 whilst Benjamin Doyle placed […]

Reid Qualifies for Butterfly Final on Day 1 at European Youth Olympic Festival 16th July 2013

July 16, 2013
Ireland’s young swimmers got off to a flying start on Day 1 of the European Youth Olympic Festival in Utrecht, Holland, with three of Ireland’s six representatives in action at the Swimming Pool De Krommerijn.   Rachel Bethel was first off the mark with a 10th place finish overall in the heats of the 100m […]

Doyle through to 50m Breaststroke Semi-Final in Russia

July 15, 2013
Doyle Qualifies for 50m Breaststroke Final at World University Games 15th July 2013   Fiona Doyle will contest her second final of the World University Games in Kazan, Russia following a third place finish in her 50m Breaststroke semi-final.   Doyle, who won a Silver medal in the 100m Breaststroke on Friday last, will enter […]

Irish Swimmers for World Championships

June 4, 2013
Swim Ireland has announced today that Chris Bryan, Fiona Doyle, Sycerika McMahon and Barry Murphy will all represent Ireland at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona Spain from the 20th July – 4th August 2013.   Chris Bryan will be the first of the Irish to compete when he swims the 10K Open Water […]

Bryan win’s Portugal 10K Open Water

May 20, 2013
Ireland’s Chris Bryan began his World Championship preparations with intent as he was the first man home at the Portugal Open Water Nationals today.   As a qualifier for the home nation and for British Open Water Swimmers, a strong field of 43 swimmers started the race.  Bryan started strong keeping with the leaders throughout […]

Barry Murphy leads Tri-Nations Team

May 10, 2013
Barry Murphy will lead an 18 strong team of swimmers at the Celtic Tri Nations Meet this weekend. The annual event pits top swimmers from Ireland, Scotland and Wales against each other with the 3 Nations all vying for the Celtic Tri Nations Championship Title. The event will be hosted by Scotland in 2013 running […]

National Swimming Championships

April 29, 2013
Sycerika McMahon who confirmed that she will be heading to Texas next year on a scholarship, kicked off the final day of action at the Carlton Irish National Swimming Championships putting a sixth national title to her name.  McMahon (2:15.60) finished behind Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu (2:11.84) in the Women’s 200m Individual Medley but picked up […]

Swimmers seek qualifying times

February 21, 2013
Irish swimmers will take to the pool this weekend (Friday to Sunday) for the first National Competition of 2013. The Dave McCullagh Memorial Meet, which is taking place at the University Arena, Limerick, is the first chance of qualification for swimmers for European and World Championships coming up this Summer. The FINA Swimming World Championships […]

Limerick Head Swim Coach appointed

January 9, 2013
Swim Ireland, in conjunction with the University of Limerick, have appointed Lars Humer as the new  Head Coach at the High Performance Centre at the University Arena.  Humer will take up his new position on Monday next 14th January 2013.   Originally from New Zealand, where he competed as a swimmer before becoming a coach, Humer […]

Melanie Nocher retires

December 20, 2012
Irish Swimmer Melanie Nocher has retired from international competition. Melanie competed for Team Ireland at the European Youth Olympics 2001 , and the Olympic Games 2008, and 2012. The Olympic Council wish Melanie every success in the future.

Banks pleased with European results

November 26, 2012
Ireland’s swimmers have set a total of 21 National Records at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Chartres, France.  “It has been a hugely successful championship for the Irish team” commented Swim Ireland’s High Performance Director Peter Banks. We are delighted with the way the whole team performed, Sycerika and Barry led the way […]

European Bronze for McMahon

November 23, 2012
Ireland’s Sycerika McMahon won a bronze medal in the 50m Breaststroke at the European short course swimming championships in Chartres, France last night. In three races from the heats, the 17-year-old set as many Irish records, culminating in a time of 30.34 seconds and a third-place finish behind Czech Republic’s Petra Chocova (30.02) and Rikke Pederson (30.25) […]

European Short Course Swimming

November 20, 2012
Olympians Barry Murphy (Aer Lingus SC & NAC HPC) and Sycerika McMahon (Leander ASC) will lead Ireland’s team of ten swimmers to compete at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Chartres, France this week.  The event taking place in L’Odyssée will see 38 European Federations compete across four days of competition from the 22nd […]

Murphy fails to qualify

July 28, 2012
Barry Murphy was the first Irish swimmer in the pool at the London Olympics when he contested this morning's heats of the 100m breaststroke but there was disappointment for the Dubliner as he exited the competition, finishing eighth. The 26-year-old's time of 1:01.57 was his second-fastest ever in the event but it was not enough […]

Bryan agonisingly close

June 8, 2012
Ireland’s Chris Bryan came agonisingly close to Olympic qualification today at the FINA Open Water 10K Marathon in Setubal, Portugal. The Ennis swimmer finished in 15th position overall in 1:46:30.7 behind Hungarian Csaba Gercsak who also touched in 1:46:30.7. However, the Hungarian was placed ahead of Bryan in 14th place by a photo finish and […]

McMahon's Silver Lining

May 28, 2012
Sycerika McMahon won a silver medal on the final day of competition at the European Championships in Debrecen, Hungary, yesterday. The Portaferry teenager completed the 50 metre breaststroke final in a time of 31.27 seconds – just missing out on gold by two-hundreths of a second. The race was won by the Cezch Republic’s Petra […]

Sycerika McMahon qualifies for Olympics

May 22, 2012
Congratulations to Irish swimmer Sycerika McMahon  (17) who has qualified for the Olympics at the European Swimming Championships this morning in Debrecen, Hungary.  Sycerika finished second in her heat, her time of 1:08.37 and is the third fastest qualified into the semi-final.   Sycerika McMahon is joined in the semi-final by Fiona Doyle who finished […]

European Swimming squad

May 11, 2012
Swim Ireland have announced their team for the 2012 European Senior Swimming Championships taking place in Debrecen, Hungary from 21-28 May. The seven strong squad will travel to the competition with hopes of achieving qualification for the summer Olympic Games in London, in their individual events as well as in the women’s 4x200m Freestyle relay […]

Swimming Championships

February 29, 2012
Peter Bank’s High performance swimmers will be bidding for Olympic qualification at the National Swimming Championships which begin today at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. In particular rising star Sycericka McMahon and Beijing Olympian Mel Nocher will aim to secure their spots at the London Games alongside Gráinne Murphy and Barry Murphy, who secured […]

Swimming Nationals

December 16, 2011
The spotlight will be on the Lagan Valley Leisureplex, Lisburn this weekend for the Irish National Short Course Swimming Championships, which take place from Friday 16 – Sunday 18 December.   A total of 50 teams will be in action in Lisburn this weekend, including swimmers from Brazil and from the Netherlands as well as Irish […]

Nocher wins Swim Bronze

December 11, 2011
Melanie Nocher has won a bronze medal at the European Short Course swimming championships at Szczecin in Poland. Nocher's time of 2min 4.29secs set the second Irish record of the day by 0.71secs to give the Loughborough-based swimmer her first international medal.

Irish swimmers in Poland

December 7, 2011
Just days after securing her place at the London 2012 Olympics Ireland’s Grainne Murphy returns to the pool tomorrow (Thursday) to compete at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Szczecin, Poland.  Ireland has sent a team of nine swimmers to the event with coaches Peter Banks and Ronald Claes.   Murphy joins Olympians Melanie […]

Bank's swim plan

September 28, 2011
Irish swimming's high performance director Peter Banks, will send 14 swimmers to two long course (50 metre) meets in December. No Irish swimmer made the standard at the recent World Swimming Championships in Shanghai, and Banks wants to give swimmers further opportunities to get under the Olympic-qualifying standard before Christmas. To date only Dubliner Barry Murphy has achieved the Olympic standard , back in […]

Relay squad closing gap

July 28, 2011
Ireland’s 4x200m freestyle women’s relay team of Sycerika McMahon, Melanie Nocher, Clare Dawson and Gráinne Murphy set a new Irish senior record early this morning in Shanghai at the World Swimming Championships, recording a time of 8:07.66 - an improvement of just under two seconds from the previous record mark set in 2007.      […]

Swim Relay in Shanghai

July 27, 2011
It was a quiet day for the Irish camp today at the swimming World Championships with no Irish in action today. The team trained at the main competition pool this morning then relaxed at the team hotel before some headed back to the pool for a second swim in the afternoon.     Other squads […]

Nocher 200m freestyle

July 26, 2011
Nocher best of the Irish swimmers in day three

Murphy 10th in Shanghia

July 25, 2011
Gráinne Murphy narrowly missed out on a place in the 1500m freestyle final early this morning at the World Long Course Swimming Championships after she placed 10th overall following the conclusion of the heats. The eighteen year-old distance freestyle and individual medley specialist won her own heat by a massive 8 seconds in 16:14.81 and […]

Shanghai Swim Preview

July 21, 2011
Attention switches to the pool
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