Swimming News

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

Swim squads for major events

June 30, 2011
International squad numbers increase for major events this summer

Irish Swim Team named

June 15, 2011
Shanghai World Championship team includes relay

Swimmers benefit from Aussie swim coach

February 5, 2011
Grainne Murphy back from Brisbane training camp

Irish long course swimming at UL Arena

February 3, 2011
Olympian Aisling Cooney and Youth Olympian Sycerika McMahon get season underway.

Introduction to Swimming

January 1, 2010
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

Melanie Nocher praises OCI after producing "A" standard for Beijing

July 13, 2008
Beijing bound Melanie Nocher recently selected into the Irish Olympic Team, along with Aisling Cooney, under a special agreement between the Olympic Council of Ireland and Swim Ireland, produced an A standard swim when she won the British Championship 200metre backstroke in Liverpool on Saturday, 12th July.

Another PB for Melanie Nocher

March 29, 2007
Belfast's Melanie Nocher achieved a third PB, swimming a time of 2.02.04 in the 200m freestyle, at the World Swimming Championships in Melbourne, Australia.
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