SUNDAYS WELL SWIMMING CLUB

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NEWS

Division 1 Session Guidance Times

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Division 1 2017 Order of Events [Updated 18/07/17]

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Draft Division 1 Psych Sheets 2017

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Relay selection for IAG Championships & Summer Open 2017

Hi All,

Please find your relay selection for IAG Championships & Summer Open 2017, can you please confirm your availability by Wednesday 12/7/17 to Richard or myself.

Thank you,

Richard and Dee.

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Division 1 Officials Roster

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Division 2 2017 Pictures

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Swim Ireland Newletter #6 2017

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Courtmacsherry Lifeboat Swim

The 7th Annual Courtmacsherry Lifeboat Swim takes place at Blind Strand, near the picturesque fishing village of Courtmacsherry at noon on Saturday, July 29th. Courtmacsherry is a 45 minute drive from the Bandon Road roundabout. The swim will be well sign posted from the village. Please leave plenty of time for parking and registration. The safety briefing will take place at 11.15am.

The swim course starts on the beach at Blind Strand and proceeds anti-clockwise around 2 markers. Participants can choose between 1 lap(1.5K) or 2 laps(3K). Swimmers who elect to do 2 laps will run/walk a short distance on the beach prior to starting lap 2.

The Courtmacsherry volunteers will provide soup and sandwiches for all participants and volunteers. This year I am delighted that.IT@Cork Skillnet will once again be our main sponsor, providing the first 150 swimmers registered with a generous goody bag. Really nice gift inside each one.

All proceeds from the swim go to the Courtmacsherry Lifeboat and Swim Ireland membership is not required. Registration this year is again via Active. Click Here and closes on Thursday, July 27th. Entry fee is €15 online. If the event maximum of 150 swimmers is not met, I will accept some entries on the day. On the day fee will be €25 and all proceeds go to the Courtmacsherry Lifeboat. Swim Ireland membership is not mandatory for this swim.

If you know of anyone who would like to volunteer to kayak, please have them contact me directly. Any further updates will be posted on the event web page and emailed to those registered.

I look forward to seeing you for a fun swim on July 29th.

Regards,

Ray McArdle 087-754-6953

Registration for 10th Anniversary Round the Head Swim now open

Drogheda Triathlon Club (formally Drogheda Masters Swimming Club) are hosting our 10th open water swimming event in scenic Clogherhead, Co. Louth on Saturday 8th July 2017. There is a challenging 2.5K swim out around the headland suitable for experienced sea swimmers and a shorter 1K swim in the harbour suitable for both experienced swimmers and those just starting out in their open water swimming adventures. Both swims are open to both wetsuit and non wetsuit swimmers. Can you please share the details below with anyone in your club who may be interested in taking part?

The 10th Round the Head Swim, sponsored by Royal Masterpeace. Date: Saturday 08th July Distance: 2.5K Time: 9.30 Registration: online at fitlive.ie and from 8.00am at Clogherhead Lifeboat Station Cost: €25 Adults & Juniors €10

Green Buoy Swim. Date: 08th July Distance: 1K Time: 11.30 Location: Clogherhead Slipway near main harbour Regisration: online at fitlive.ie, 08.00 - 09:15 at the Lifeboat Station and 10:30 - 11.30 Cost: €10 adult & Juniors €5

2017-2018 Season.

Note to all parents, please see the attached with reference to a change in billing period for the 2017-2018 season. Thank you

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SWSC

Team Managers for IAG Division 2 – UL 29/06-02/07/2017

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Proposed relay teams for Division 2 competition.

NOTE TO PARENTS & ATHLETES.

Please confirm your attendance for Division 2 relays, this is a National competition therefore full participation is expected & no scratches will apply. If unforeseen circumstances happen i.e. sickness etc. you need to contact your coach asap

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Piranhas Gala.

Mini gala for piranhas this Sunday. Fun event. Sweets and ice cream van after. All swimming 25m events. Please be at pool for 8.50am and bring an extra towel to keep warm between races.

Tric

Sunday 11th.

No swimming this Sunday June 11th, as most swimmers and all coaches are involved with the Dolphin Minnows Gala. Thank you.

Tric

EXAMS.

The very best of luck to all swimmers who are starting their Junior and Leaving Cert exams today

SWSC

Funky Town.

We definitely won the smiley club award at the weekend.

Happy faces at the recent Grade 3 Gala in Waterford

Munster Connacht Age Groups Gala Offical roster for this weekend.

Please see the attached SWSC Offical roster for the Munster Connacht Age Groups Gala in UL this weekend.

Message from SI: "It is imperative that all parents are made aware that all slots are covered and that it's their responsibility to organise a swap if necessary. You will need to sign in half an hour before duty"

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Answering Ireland's call.

Answering Ireland's call to represent her country in the prestigious Loughborough University Games (swimming!) is Sharon Semichy.

And that's not all! Selected as Coach for the same competition is our very own Deirdre Sheehan Cunningham.

Congratulations Ladies, we are bursting with pride for you !

New Club Record

Congratulations to Neddie Irwin who has recently set a new club record for the 1500 Free in a time of 18:14.22, this record was held by Dan Hobbs since 2009, well done Neddie, keep up the hard work.

National Centre (Limerick) Stroke Clinics

National Centre (Limerick) Stroke Clinics “Making the boat go faster” At: UL Sport Arena, Limerick Coach: Emmet Crowley, NCL Associate Swim Coach & Strength Conditioning Coach

Monday 10th July Freestyle

Tuesday 11th July Breaststroke

Thursday 13th July Butterfly

Friday 14th July Backstroke

Clinic Format Guide 08.00 – 10.00 Water Stroke Technique & Race Skills, 10.00 – 10.15 Snack & Change, 10.15 – 11.15 Land Functional Swimming Exercises, 11.15 – 11.30 Land Review the morning and take home messages

For swimmers who are Munster Grade 2 to IAG Div 2 level €40.00 per person per clinic. Limited to 20 swimmers per clinic. To register for any of these clinics, please use the links below:

Freestyle Clinic: https://form.jotformeu.com/hp@swimireland.ie/june_freestyle

Breaststroke Clinic: https://form.jotformeu.com/hp@swimireland.ie/june_breaststroke

Butterfly Clinic: https://form.jotformeu.com/hp@swimireland.ie/june_butterfly

Backstroke Clinic: https://form.jotformeu.com/hp@swimireland.ie/june_backstroke

IAGSO message from SI

Following a meeting of the Competition Organising Committee for IAGSO 2017 the decision has been made that a swimmer who only qualifies for the competition in one event will be permitted to enter ONE additional 100m or 200m event. This is for the 2017 IAG Championships & Summer Open ONLY

A big thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising Disco- Swimmers and parents.A great night had by all.

Group Rates for Sunday Wells Swimming club attending Connacht and Munster Gala 2-4th June and Irish Age Group Division 2 Gala 29-30th June at UL

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Div 2 UL

Division 2s are fast approaching & UL have very convenient accommodation available for this gala. However rooms there are very quickly filling up. If you are interested in booking this accommodation can you please contact Leonie on 087-6664238 immediately to provisionally reserve a room.

Beat the Ferryman Swimming Race

Coming up on Sunday June 4 th is the "Beat The Ferryman" Open Water 600 metres swimming race from Ballyhack Co Wexford to Passage East Co Waterford (A Leinster to Munster Swim)at 2.45 pm sharp with proceeds to Passage Hurling Club. Participants may register online at www.totaltiming.ie Participants will be ferried over to Ballyhack from Passage on board the Ferry and there are Wet Suite and non Wet Suite categories male and female. Refreshments and presentation of prizes will take place at Race Headquarters Passage East Community Centre after race. A limit will be imposed on entries for safety and logistical reasons and when that limit is reached it will automically close the entries online.

Medals galore at the recent Div 2 in UL, well done to all who took part.

A few pictures below taken at the recent Fermoy Gala, well done to all who took part.

Fundraiser Disco

Swim Ireland Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Swim Ireland Annual General Meeting (AGM) which takes place on Saturday May 20th 2017 in The Conference Centre, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

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National Surf Lifesaving - UL.

A few pictures below taken of our fantastic Barracudas who competed last weekend in the Nationals of the Surf Lifesaving indoor in UL and arrived home with a haul of medals between them. Well done to all who took part.

  • Jamie & Shauna Murphy. Ewan & Ben Coleman. Lauren & Rachel Farr.

  • Jamie & Shauna Murphy. Ewan & Ben Coleman. Lauren & Rachel Farr.

FIRENZE NUOTA MASTER

FIRENZE NUOTA MASTER, 23rd “CITTA'DI FIRENZE” INTERNATIONAL MASTERS MEET, May 27th – 28th, 2017

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Message from SI in relation to Competition pathway for 2017/2018.

Competition Pathway - The document outlines the competition structure and pathway that will be implemented in all regions from September 2017 and should be helpful to explain the different levels of competition to coaches, parents and swimmers.

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Points of Note – Points of Note from recent Swim Ireland Board Meeting

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Div 2 UL Offical roster for this weekend.

Please see the attached SWSC Offical roster for the Div 2 Gala in UL this weekend.

Message from SI: "It is imperative that all parents are made aware that all slots are covered and that it's their responsibility to organise a swap if necessary. You will need to sign in half an hour before duty"

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Message ref Schools Interpro.

As you are aware the Schools Interpro will take place on Saturday 29th April in the National Aquatic Centre, Blanchardstwon, Dublin. The coaches for this competition are Kevin Wilmott and Michael Mc Cormack. Team Manager is Suzanne Fitzgibbon. Swimmers are requested to meet in the foyer of the NAC at 12.30, at which time gear and meal subsidy will be distributed. Warm up will commence no later than 1.30 pm. Munster are required to provide at least four officials, so any parents travelling who are prepared to assist will be given a subsidy towards a meal. Parents who provide transport for swimmers other than their own will be entitled to claim a fuel subsidy. I would appreciate if you could inform the swimmers from your club of these arrangements. The list of swimmers is attached. Please note there may be changes to the events on the day due to late withdrawals.

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SWSC 'Wellesta' Disco

We are delighted to announce that our very own SWSC 'Wellesta' disco has been arranged for Saturday 6 May. This is very exciting and is already promising to be a very popular event! Tickets will go on sale this coming Sunday but in order to give first preference to our swimmers and their friends, you can pre-order your ticket by contacting Patricia on 087 6193818. Once the tickets go on the 'open market' they will sell very quickly so please reserve your tickets by 20.00 Saturday 22nd to avoid disappointment. Details: The venue is St Peters, North Main Street, Cork. Its Saturday 6 May from 19.30 to 23.00. The is a 2nd & 3rd year disco. Tickets cost €20 each. This will be a fully supervised event. Children must be collected, from the door, at 23.00 sharp. As this is a fundraising event your support would be greatly appreciated.

SWSC Swimathon Douglas Pool.

Great day out at our recent Swimathon.

SWSC Women’s team win National titles in the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 Freestyle relays

Our Women’s team of Beth Nolan, Ally Cunningham, Emma Cassidy and Sharon Semchiy (pictured L to R below with Head Coach Richard Cassidy) have won the National titles in the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 Freestyle relays at the NAC in Dublin (Thursday 6 April). This unique double comes after finishing second in several National competitions over the last few years, and, in our memory, in the first time it has been achieved by a SWSC team. This justifies all the hard work by the swimmers, coaches, parents and administrators, and should serve as a major motivation for all our members from the youngest to oldest. Well done ladies!

Update:Team Manager Training Thursday evening 4th May.

There is team manager training taking place in Douglas Pool on Thursday evening 4th of May, SWSC need at least 12 parents to attend. At every gala SWSC has to have at least one Team Manager present so as to be compliant with Swim Ireland rules, please email the club secretary before Sunday if you are willing to attend.

Easter Swimming

Teaching: No swimming Tues 11th Thurs 13th, Sat 15th, Tues 18th, Thurs, 20th. Swimming returns Sat 22nd

Piranhas: No swimming Friday 14th Sunday 16th, Wed 19th and Friday 21st. Swimming returns Sunday 23rd.

Teenage hours: No swimming Wed 10th and wed 17th.

Happy Easter to all

Tric

Looking for Accommodation for Div 2 UL?

I am aware that the Munster Division 2 events are being hosted at UL on the 29th-30th April. The Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa would be delighted to look after participants and their families accommodation for these events. We can provide any nutritional meal requirements the teams may have prior to their competitions. We have previously hosted GAA teams, rugby and hockey teams so we have a tremendously experienced staff to take care of your team. We are situated very near the access to the tunnel which will take you directly to UL in about 15 minutes.

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Swim Ireland Board Meeting

Please find attached a copy of the Swim Ireland Board meeting most recent Points of Note.

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Message from Kingdom Masters

Hi all, with the Irish Open behind us we look forward to welcoming you to Tralee on the 22 April for the Kingdom Masters. If you require any more information please ask Tim O'Connell.

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Security at Douglas Pool.

Parents are asked to encourage swimmers to bring their bags containing valuables onto deck during training sessions. Bags can be left at the shallow end of the pool next to the parent on duty. Swimmers are leaving valuable phones and money in the changing rooms and concern has been expressed about the security of these items. Your co-operation is much appreciated.

SWSC Committee

Note to all parents from all squads: Team Manager Training 6th May.

There is a Swim Ireland team manager training morning taking place in Douglas Pool on Saturday 6th of May, SWSC need at least 12 parents to attend. At every gala SWSC has to have at least one Team Manager present so as to be compliant with Swim Ireland rules, please email the club secretary before Sunday if you are willing to attend.

Update from SI on the Slovenian Open and European SC.

Please find attached a revised format for the 2017 Irish Age Group Championships & Summer Open. Following recent feedback, there was some concern around the meet being fit for purpose in terms of athlete experience. This restructure removes that issue and should prove to be an attractive meet for all qualifying Irish athletes. Other than for those athletes competing for Ireland at this time, there is an expectancy from the NPD that athletes will support and attend this meet as a culmination of their season's swimming.

Please also find attached the selection policies for the Irish teams to the 2017 LEN European SC Championships and to the 2017 Slovenian Open Championships. These both pay particular reference to the importance of the IAGSO 2017, hence the combined distribution of such

On behalf of the NPD

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Click here for more information on 2017 LEN European SC Championships ...

IAGSO - amendment

The age groups for the Finals on Saturday were incorrect posted, please find attached a updated version

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Team Managers and Officials for the Munster LC this weekend in UL.

Please note it is imperative that all slots are covered. If you are a Team Manager or nominated official for the weekend and you cannot attend the gala, it is your responsibility to arrange cover for your slot.Thank you.

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Reminder Irish Senior Schools Relay Finals 2017 closing date is the 31st March.

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Reminder: Jon Rudd Regional Roadshows 2017 this Wednesday 22nd in the Cork Airport Hotel

Jon will talk of his plans for the nation at Regional, National and International levels – some of which will have an immediate impact on swimming in Ireland and some of which will be more visible as we approach the next Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. You can’t afford to miss it can you?! People are asked to pre-register for the Roadshows so that SI get an idea of numbers.Please see link below.

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Grade 3 Mallow.

Great day in Mallow, lots of medals and 4 swimmers have now made grade 2.

  • Sam Covney

  • Sean and Iryna Semichy

  • Sinead Gallagher, Caoimhe Kelly

  • Caoimhe Kelly, Antonina Sech, Sinead Gallagher, Pippa Macintosh, Amy Lynch,

  • Andrew O'Leary

  • Emily Hyde

  • Sinead Gallagher

  • Antonina Sech, Amy Lynch, Sinead Gallagher

Swim for a Mile.

Dan Sweeney is running the Swim for a mile event on the 28th March in Leisureworld Bishopstown, at 6.30pm, 7.30pm, and 8.30pm, he requires volunteers to help with lap counting, if you are free and would like to help out please contact Dan at swimforamile@swimireland.ie. Thank you.

SWSC Committee

The SWSC PUB QUIZ will be held on the 27th March.Who will be the champions this Year???.

St Patrick's Weekend Cancellations.

There will be no swimming on Friday March 17th 7pm session, Saturday morning 11am or Sunday morning 9am to 11am.

Tric

Irish Minor Schools

Did you get a PB at the Irish Minor Schools? If so will you please let the competition sectary know so that the top times database can be updated. Results from Irish Schools attached

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Jon Rudd Regional Roadshows 2017

Our Swim Ireland NPD Roadshows are aimed at providing information for all people who have an interest in or an investment in the future of swimming in Ireland. Swimmers, families & parents, coaches, technical officials, helpers and committee members are invited to attend one of the Roadshows below – even if it is one outside of your own Region because the date or location suits you better!

• Tuesday 14th March 2017 – ‘The Leinster Roadshow’ (held at the Campus Conference Centre on the National Sports Campus in Dublin)

• Wednesday 22nd March 2017 – ‘The Munster Roadshow’ (held at the Cork Airport Hotel)

• Tuesday 28th March 2017 – ‘The Connacht Roadshow’ (held at the McWilliam Hotel in Claremorris)

• Wednesday 29th March 2017 – ‘The Ulster Roadshow’ (held at the Lisburn Civic Centre in Lisburn)

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Munster Regional AGM.

The Munster Regional AGM is being held next Tuesday the 7th of March in the Hibernian Hotel in Mallow. Can you please let Iryna know if you wish to be a delegate from the club @ secretaryswsc@gmail.com. Thank you

Upcoming Courses in Fermoy Leisure Centre.

1. Level 1 Teaching course in Fermoy ( see attached for dates )

2. Safeguarding course in Fermoy Leisure Centre Sunday 5th March 17.00 - 20.00

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Newsletter #2 Vol 2017 Swim Ireland Newsletter.

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Club Captains.

Swim Ireland are running a Club Captain workshop this Saturday in Brookfield in Cork City from 12-3. The workshop is open to all swimmers age 13-18. If you have swimmers interested in attending please let Cathal know.

SWSC Committee

Michaels Bowles Warm Down!

Don't forget to get your tickets tomorrow morning for the warm down on Saturday night.

Michaels Bowles Kitchen!

Dear Parents, with the forthcoming Michael Bowles Gala this weekend, we are appealing to you to bring along food for the shop. Monies raised go to the club. We would ask that, Any girls competing bring savoury items and those of boys competing bring confectionary items.

Divided by surnames:

Saturday:Girls A-H/Boys A-L

Sunday:Girls I-W/Boys M-W

Please hand the items into the shop located in the kitchen.

SWSC Committee

Michael Bowles Warm up.

SWSC Committee

Michael Bowles Officials list.

The officials list is attached for the upcoming Michaels Bowles Gala, please ensure that your allocated slot is covered if you cannot attend. We need additional volunteers so if your name is not on the attached list and you are willing to help please contact Iryna at secretaryswsc@gmail.com or write your name on the list on the notice board in the Douglas Pool reception. Thank you very much.

SWSC Committee

Michael Bowles Gala evening.

Please order your tickets for Saturday evening from Ann/Emma or Patricia. Thank you.

Irish Minor Schools Medallists

Sundays Well Swimming Club on the podium at the Irish Minor Schools Swimming Championships:

From left: Marc Galland ( Gold Fc and bc), Zara Byrne (silver bs), Shauna Murphy (bronze fc), Lauren Farr ( silver Fc and fly), pictured here with Director of Coaching Richard Cassidy. Well done to all!

Mid term teaching hours cancellations.

No swimming next Tuesday 21st, Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th at 7pm.

No swimming Sat 25th at 11 am.

Teenage hour Wednesday 22nd 9pm will be on as usual.

Wed 22nd Piranha swimming 3.30 to 4.45 will be on as usual.

Piranha session Sunday 26th 9 am to 11 am cancelled due to Michael Bowles Gala.

Tric

Irish Minor Schools gala.

All smiles at the recent Irish Minor Schools gala

A great weekend had by all at the SWSC Masters Gala.

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Frank

All Smiles at the Dave McCullagh Gala last weekend in Bangor.

  • The Red Army!!

Group texts to all members.

In order to improve communications, SWSC have put a text message alert system in place. Every member should have received a WhatsApp message re being added to a group, ie, teaching hours, Piranha, Barracuda, Marlins etc If you did not receive a message or were added to the wrong group, please ensure you have WhatsApp downloaded to your phone and email headteacher@sundayswellsc.com with your number and the group you wish to join. This system is for SWSC alert messages only. For all communication please continue to use email as this phone is not manned 24/7. Thank you

Tric

Saturday Morning teaching hours.

This Saturday's (11th Feb) 11 am class will be on at 10 am for this week only in order to facilitate The SWSC Masters gala being held in Douglas pool.

There will be no teaching on Saturday 25th Feb due to the SWSC Michael Bowles Gala.

Tric

Swim Ireland News Letter.

Can you guess who is wearing the SWSC hat???

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Grade 1 in Mallow this weekend.

The fastest Gala in a very long time, only 80 swimmers in total. SWSC had a small group of 16 swimmers who achieved numerous PB's and medals galore. The Gala stated at 10.00am and was over by 2.30pm.....Bliss!!

  • No Pictures Allowed!!!

Irish Minor Schools Swimming Championships.

Attached please find details of the forthcoming Irish Minor Swimming Championships and also the list of swimmers by school who have entered in this gala.

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All smiles at the recent Blackrock Novice.

Swim Ireland Message: Irish Minor Schools - Volunteers needed

Swim Ireland are looking forward to welcoming over 400 young swimmers to the National Aquatic Centre on Sunday 12th February for the Irish Minor Schools. This event is the first opportunity for many swimmers to participate in a national competition and we would like to make it a safe and enjoyable experience for all attending.

To ensure this event is a success we are currently recruiting for volunteers to support swimmers and their parents on the day. We would particularly welcome swimmers aged 13 or older to fill some of these roles.

For clubs signed up to our Club Youth Awards this is a great opportunity for young people to contribute to helping within their club.

Best of Luck to all Swimmers who are competing this weekend in the Gerry Ryan and Blackrock Novice:

SWSC Committee

Notice from Limerick in relation to Warm up on Saturday and Sunday Morning in UL.

Warm-up will be busy so please follow instructions,

Warm up 1: 8am- 8.30am. SWSC, Esb, Ens, Spl, Sligo, Com, Kysc, Long, Tuam, Kdg, Ball, Car, Cbar, Bl FN, TG sk, Wco,B Dol, KNMRE, SEA, StFC, WPORT, CLON, CSC, KILK, NEN

Warm up 2: 8.30am-9am. Dol, Gal, GLN ZZ, WAT ZZ, ATH, CLM,Shark, CLNM, Als, Mal, Ask, Fer, Lamar, Laser,

Request for sponsorship for the Michael Bowles Gala.

Please see the attached letter for sponsorship support for the upcoming Michael Bowles Gala. Thank you.

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SWSC Committee

Updated Fees for 2017.

Please see the attached updated fees for 2017.

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SWSC Committee

Message from Olivier Poierier-Leroy

I am a former national level swimmer turned writer for USA Swimming, SwimSwam, and at my own website YourSwimBook.com. At my site I write all about the competitive swimming lifestyle, including workouts from some of the top swimmers and coaches in the sport.

Olivier web link is listed under the SWSC Links tab

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Message from Limerick Masters SC - Irish Open LC Championships 2017.

Limerick Masters SC will host the Irish Open Long Course Masters Championships for 2017 on 3rd and 4th March 2017 at the University Arena, University of Limerick. We are delighted to offer a full programme of events with the 1,500m on Friday evening and a full day's swimming on Saturday. Full details for entry can be found on www.limerickmasters.com The closing date for receipt of entries is Tuesday, 31st January 2017. . Details of our after gala event will be available shortly on www.limerickmasters.com

Happy Christmas

2016 was a fantastic year for SWSC with athletes qualifying for Irish school teams, European Juniors, Senior European Championships and World University Games.

I would like to thank the parents, SWSC Committee, Teachers, Coaches and the athletes for their fantastic commitment.

Wishing everybody a very safe and Happy Christmas, yours in sport Richard.

Gerry Ryan Entries and Blackrock Novice.

Please check your entries for the Gerry Ryan Gala and Blackrock Novice Gala, last chance to change is Thursday morning, entries will be submitted Thursday lunch time, thank you.

Santa arrives in SWSC.

Check out the gallery section for Santa images.

Tric

Kelly Gallagher Level 2 Teacher.

A big congratulations from all at SWSC to Kelly Gallagher who has successfully completed the Swim Ireland Level 2 Teacher course.

Barracuda Training Update

Training on Sunday 18th at 11am has been cancelled. We will be combining this session with the Marlins session on Saturday at 4pm. So Barracudas should come along on Saturday at 4pm instead of Sunday morning. This is due to expected low attendance at both sessions with a number of festive events going on over the weekend. Apologies for the short notice, please pass on the word to anyone you're in touch with.

Tomorrow morning's 8am session will run as normal and we'll be reminding everyone then as well. The planned sessions on Tuesday (6am) and Wednesday (5pm) are unaffected and then we'll be breaking for Christmas.

PS - last call for Gerry Ryan entries...

Rob

SWSC Xmas Night Out, Saturday 17th December.

If possible please be early on Saturday night, aim for 7:30pm (so as to keep our space) with nibbles served @9.00pm.

Ann

Lisburn Report.

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Updated Christmas Swimming.

Final session for Wednesday Piranhas is now Wednesday 21st December, returning 8th/9th January.

Christmas hours for teaching sessions. Last session before Christmas will be Tuesday 13th, Thursday 15th and Sat 17th December. Returning Sat 7th, Tuesday 10th and Thurs 12th January.

Christmas hours for Teenagers. Teenage hour swimming finishes Wed, 14th.December. Return Wed 11th January.

Christmas hours for Friday night pre teens. Swimming finishes Friday 16th December. Swimming returns Friday 13th January.

Christmas hours for Sunday swimmers. Final Sunday session is Sunday 18th December. Return Sunday 8th January.

Tric

Message from Limerick Masters SC

Limerick Masters SC will host the Irish Open Long Course Masters Championships for 2017 on 3rd and 4th March 2017 at the University Arena, University of Limerick. We are delighted to offer a full programme of events with the 1,500m on Friday evening and a full day's swimming on Saturday. Full details for entry can be found on www.limerickmasters.com The closing date for receipt of entries is Tuesday, 31st January 2017. Details of our after gala event will be available shortly on www.limerickmasters.com. Thank you

A great day out at the recent Kingdom Gala.

SWSC MASTERS SHINE AT MALLOW MASTERS

SWSC Masters sent a strong team of 10 swimmers to the annual Mallow Masters on 26th. November, 2016.

Ann Toebes,Aryan Toebes,Lisa Ryan,Eamon Curtin,Margo Powell,Andrew Powell,Jerry O Riordan,Ray McArdle,Richard Walsh and Joe McEvoy.

Each athlete had a fantastic performance resulting in many personal bests. Margo Powel, Lisa Ryan, Jerry O' Riordan,Ray McArdle, Aryan Toebes and Joe Mc Evoy bringing home gold in numerous events along with Joe McAvoy, Lisa Ryan,Ray McArdle and Aryan Toebes adding silver. Richard Walsh and Lisa Ryan had brilliant performances which secured bronze for both. To finish off a fabulous day our Mixed 120-159 4 x 200 MTR came first bringing home more Gold for SWSC.

Well done to all, I am very proud of you all, Dee.

Updated Swim Ireland 2016-2017 Club Handbook

Following a meeting of the Swim Ireland HP Committee on Saturday 3rd December, a decision has been made to move the start of the qualification period for the IAG Championships & Summer Open to October 1st 2016. The start of the qualification period for IAG Division 2 will remain January 1st 2017. There is a updated version of the Club Handbook which reflects this change (Under Standards Tab)and also shows some amendments to discrepancies in age groups printed in the IAGSO information – the age groups on the qualifying times table were correct however they did not match the age groupings listed on the previous page.

Kingdom Gala.

SWSC have arranged for a bus to bring all swimmers to the Kingdom Gala this weekend. This is a club day out so we would encourage all swimmers to travel on the bus, however if any swimmer is not traveling by the club bus please inform the coaches by Thursday morning.

The bus will leave the Douglas Swimming Pool car park at 6.30am sharp.

Warm is at 8.30am, with a Gala start time of 9.30am, the Gala should be finished by 5.45pm.

The bus will be back in Douglas Pool car park around 9.00pm.

Traveling on the bus will be Dee, Richard and Frank as the SWSC coaches with Trevor Byrne and Denis Coleman as Team Managers.

Richard/Dee/Frank

Frank Lynch Level 2 Coach.

A big congratulations from all at SWSC to Frank Lynch who has successfully completed the Swim Ireland Level 2 Coaching courses in UL.

Christmas Night Out.

Ann Curtain will be selling tickets on Saturday morning after the bus leaves for the Kingdom Gala.

What a Weekend!

The Irish Open Short Course Championship was held in Lisburn at the weekend, SWSC had a record breaking weekend.

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Well done to all who competed.

  • Dan 2nd 100 Breast,Ally 3rd 200Back,Ross 3rd 50 Back

Waterford Invitational Report.

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Christmas Swimming.

Christmas hours for teaching sessions. Last session before Christmas will be Tuesday 13th, Thursday 15th and Sat 17th December. Returning Sat 7th, Tuesday 10th and Thurs 12th January.

Christmas hours for Teenagers. Teenage hour swimming finishes Wed, 14th.December. Return Wed 11th January.

Christmas hours for Friday night pre teens. Swimming finishes Friday 16th December. Swimming returns Friday 13th January.

Christmas hours for Sunday swimmers. Final Sunday session is Sunday 18th December. Return Sunday 8th January.

Tric

Irish Open Short Course Championship Lisburn.

Best of luck to all SWSC Swimmers competing in the Irish Open Short Course Championship in Lisburn this weekend.

There is no training tomorrow for the swimmers who are traveling to Lisburn.

The warm up session for SWSC takes place at 6.00pm on Thursday in Lagan Valley LeisurePlex Lisburn.

Richard/Dee

SWSC Towel orders.

Due to Barracuda training being cancelled on Saturday 26th Nov, the SWSC shop will now be at the pool at the following times:

Thursday 24th Nov 7.00pm-8.00pm.

Saturday 26th Nov 8.00am-8.15am. (Final opportunity to order towels)

Patricia

Barracuda Training this weekend.

Training is cancelled on Saturday 26th Nov due to the schools gala.

Sunday's session will run as normal 11-1pm. We do expect to be down on numbers so if you are available to train, please come along so that we have enough to make it worthwhile for everyone.

Good luck to everyone taking part in the school's galas at the weekend.

Tric/Rob

SWSC Towel now available in the club shop.

If you are interested in ordering one of the SWSC towels, Patricia will be at the pool this week only at the following times:

* Wednesday morning at 7.30 am.

* Wednesday evening at 5.00 pm.

* Saturday morning from 8.00 am to 11.00 am.

Please Note: Orders must be placed by the end of the week to ensure Christmas delivery. Towels must be paid for at the time of order, no exceptions. Orders cannot be taken after Saturday morning.

Please phone Patricia on 087 6193818 if you require any further information or if the above times do not suit you.

SWSC Xmas (Parents) Night Out, Saturday 17th December.

A well deserved night out for all parents of SWSC Swim Club.

Contact Ann Curtain for tickets on 086 3823983.

SWSC Committee

Cork Simon Community Christmas Support.

Sundays Well S.C. in conjunction with Dolphin S.C. will have a collection for Cork Simon (http://www.corksimon.ie/) on Wednesday 31st November (Piranhas) and Saturday 3rd December (Barracudas and Marlins). Please see the attached for more details.

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SWSC Committee

Munster Schools.

Please note that due to the volume of entries all events in both the Minor and Senior School will be heat declared winner events. Please find attached the swimmers for the 400m Freestyle events ( in the event that there is time to hold this event.) As these competitions are very big any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Swim Ireland Level 2 Team Manager Course 26th November.

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Swimming Tonight 7.00-8.00pm is Cancelled.

Swimming tonight (15/11/2016) from 7.00pm-8.00pm is cancelled due to a problem with the emergency lighting. Note it is only the 7.00-8.00pm class that is cancelled. The fault should be resolved before Thursday evening, thank you.

Tric

National Paralympic Squad.

Congratulations from all at Sundays Well SC to Sean O'Riordan who is now part of National Paralympic Squad.

Warm Up - WCSC Invitational Gala - Sunday 13/11/16

Warm up on Sunday next in the Crystal Centre will be from 8.30am to 8.50am for girls and 8.50am to 9.15am for boys.

Best of luck to all SWSC swimmers

Dee

Irish SC Championships Lisburn: Officials Roaster.

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Mallow Invitational Gala

SWSC brought a small team to the Mallow Invitational gala this weekend. This was the first gala of the season for a lot of these young swimmers and also was 3 swimmers first gala. All swimmers swam fantastically, showing that the effort they put into their training was really paying off.

Congratulations to our medal winners, Fionn, Andrew, Aidan, Sam and Zara.

Fiona

Barracuda this week.

Wednesday evening: 5.00-7.00pm.

Thursday: No swimming.

Friday Morning: 7.00-9.00am.

Saturday and Sunday: Back to normal times.

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Munster SC Medal Winners in UL

  • Anna-Sharon-Hanna
  • Ben

  • Beth and Hanna

  • Beth again

  • Hanna again

  • No Problem!

  • The A Team (Gold Winners)

  • A Great Race

  • Sharon in top form

  • The Munster Champ

  • Cara 1st in Senior Fly

  • Mixed Relay Hanna/Anna/Paul/Ben

SI Coaching Conference 26th November.

SI coaching conference is on the 26th of November. Any question contact David Stronge at edo@swimireland.ie.

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Road closures and Car Park restrictions for Sundays Mini Marathon event in UL.

A Woman’s Mini Marathon is taking place on the UL Campus and on Plassey Park Road this Sunday (30th October)

Please note that due to the above event taking place on Campus, the following restrictions will be in place on campus during the event:

East Gate entrance closed from 11.00am to 2.00pm approx.

Car Parks,P2, P3,P4,P5,P7,P8 will be closed from 11.00am to 2.00pm approx.

The main campus road from the Roundabout to East gate will be closed from 11.30am to 2:30pm approx.

All on Campus roads & Car Parks will reopen at 1:30pm approx...

NOTE:There will be no bus service to the Stable Bus stop on Sunday between the hours 11.00am to 2.30pm approximately due to this event. Bus service will be available at the Bus stop on Main Avenue near campus main avenue roundabout Participants will be running on sections of the campus roads/public road during the event. Marshals will be on duty along the course route and we would ask drivers to adhere to the marshal’s directions/instructions.

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UL BUILDINGS AND ESTATES DEPARTMENT

Mid Term Training Hours.

Teaching hours: No swimming next week Saturday 29th, Tuesday 1st, or Thursday 3rd November.

Teenage hours: No swimming next Wednesday 2nd November.

Piranhas: No swimming next Friday 4th November.

Wednesday afternoon: Swimming Wed 2nd November 4pm.

Enjoy the Break.

Tric

SWSC Officials Roster for this weekend in UL.

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The Marlins Swimming Session Tomorrow is Cancelled.

Please note, there is NO swimming tomorrow morning for the Marlins due to problems with the showers.

We will see you all on Saturday morning for the Munster Short Course in UL. Warm Up is at 09.00 am, gala starts at 10.00 am. Best of luck to all swimmers.

Dee/Richard

A Brief History of Irish Masters Swimming

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Swim Ireland ULSPC Stroke & Turn Clinics.

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Notice for SWSC Masters.

The Mallow Masters Invitational Gala has been updated in the events section. They have also sent out the attached Apres invitation.......Enjoy

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Parent and Swimmer information meeting Saturday 22nd

We are holding a Parent and Swimmer information meeting this Saturday morning Oct 22nd from 7.45am - 8.15am at the Douglas swimming pool. It is obligatory that all Barracuda and Marlin Swimmers and a Parent attend. We will be going through the Code of Conduct which is a Swim Ireland requirement for all swimmers and other issues such as gala preparation and responsibilities. The recent changes to the Parent on Duty will also be discussed. Any questions you may have on these topics will also be addressed on the day.

SWSC Committee

Warm-up times for Dolphin Open (Sunday)

Due to the high number of entries for the Dolphin Open this weekend, SWSC have be granted our own warm-up time. Warm-up for Sunday is 7.15am sharp. If possible please arrive on time.

Warm-up times between sessions are the same but are dependent on the gala running to schedule.

Best of luck to all SWSC swimmers.

Richard

Team Managers for the upcoming Dolphin Open SC Gala.

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Swim Ireland Youth Congress

The O'Riordan brothers met with James Scully, Ellen Keane, Dave Malone & Nick Quinn at the SI Youth Congress in the NAC on Saturday.

Grade 3 Gala

It is no longer permissible to enter swimmers in 2 x 100s at a grade 3 gala, so all swimmers are entered in either 100 Front Crawl or 100 Individual Medley, as well as 3x50m. Please note there are new grade 2 (Old grade B) qualifying times, depending on age.

Tric

Munster Schools Gala 2016

Please note there was an error on the earlier release of the Munster Schools gala information pack, the correct version is now available under the competitive events tab.

Club Gear

Check out the updated Club Gear section.

Kate Hills Parent Program is cancelled until further notice.

Swim Ireland Safeguarding 1 Course

SI are considering running another safeguarding 1 course next week in the Cork area. If anybody is interested please contact Cathal Geraghty, Munster Club Support Officer on mobile 086 0619452 ASAP.

All Parents please review the updated Parent on Duty Requirements under the Parent Roster tab.

Bernard Lynch's Epic Cross Channel Swim.

Bernard Lynch has completed the cross-channel swim and in doing so has raised a staggering €11,000 in aid of Aware. Completing the swim in an outstanding 12 hours 58 minutes, Bernard set off from Dover at 8.52am on Tuesday morning, August 30th, and came ashore at Cap Gris Nez in France at 10pm. Well done from all at SWSC.

Bernard Lynch, Carol Cashell & Rob Bohane ( channel crew ) with Stephen Crowley of Aware

Swim Ireland EGM .

Swim Ireland EGM will take place on the 8th of October.

SWSC Committee

Awards night is on Friday 30th September.

Reminder: The awards night is on Friday 30th of September at 7.30pm in Nemo Rangers.There will be nuggets and chips afterwards.

SWSC Committee

Level 1 &2 Officials courses this weekend

Swim Ireland have level 1 &2 Officials courses this weekend in Munster, Official Level 1 Time Keepers and Official Level 2 Start and Turn Judge • Saturday the 1st of October Nenagh Swimming Pool 10:00-16:00 • Sunday the 2nd of October Brookfield Leisure Centre Cork 11:00-17:00. Check out Swim Ireland web site for additional information.

SWSC Committee

SWSC AGM Agenda and Nominations

Reminder: The AGM of SWSC will take place on Wednesday 28th September 2016 at 8.00 p.m. in Nemo Rangers Club House.

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Click here for this years SWSC AGM Agenda ...

Congratulations.

Congratulations to our own Denis Galland after qualifying for his Official Licence as National Judge, Well done Denis from all at SWSC .

SWSC Committee

SI Official Courses

For anybody who might be interested, the following courses are taking place. Official Level 1 Time Keepers and Official Level 2 Start and Turn Judge. • Saturday the 1st of October Nenagh Swimming Pool 10:00-16:00 • Sunday the 2nd of October Brookfield Leisure Centre Cork 11:00-17:00. Additional information available from Swim Ireland.

SWSC Committee

SWSC AGM and Nominations

Reminder: The AGM of SWSC will take place on Wednesday 28th September 2016 at 8.00 p.m. in Nemo Rangers Club House.

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SWSC Committee

14th Annual Centra Crosshaven Challenge.

SWSC swimmers were out in force this weekend with some great results,Drew Lynch and Abby Lynch were the first girls home and Evan O' Brian was the 2nd male home in the swim section of the Crosshaven Challenge.

Sandycove Island Challenge 2016.

Well done to all the Sundays well swimmers who took part in the Sandycove Island Challenge 2016 swim on Saturday. Below are the prize winners Neddie Erwin 1St overall men’s togs, Charley Breen – 1st first over all ladies togs and Kitty Erwin 1st in the ladies togs under 18. Also congratulations to Darragh Walsh who came 4th in the under 18 wetsuit section.

SWSC Committee

Awards night is on Friday 30th September.

The awards night is on Friday 30th of September at 7.30pm in Nemo Rangers.There will be nuggets and chips afterwards.

SWSC Committee

Update from SI on their Safeguarding courses.

As clubs are just getting back into the water we have had to move a few of the Educational Courses. Official Courses set for the 24th of September in Limerick and Tralee have been postponed. New dates: Safeguarding 1 course(new name for Child Protection in Sport workshop) Sunday the 25th of September 10:00-13:00 in Brookfield Leisure centre. Safeguarding 2 course(new name for Club Children’s Officers Course) Friday the 14th of October 19:00-22:00 in Brookfield Leisure centre.

Contact David Stronge at 01 6251158 or 086 7765901 to book a place on these courses.

SWSC Committee

Swim Ireland EGM

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Click here for more information on the Swim Ireland EGM Special Resolutions...

Sean O’Sullivan Memorial Swim.

The Sean O’Sullivan Memorial swim is on in Killaloe this weekend, the event is run by the Shannon Masters SC. It’s a great event for open water swimmers new and old.

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SWSC Committee

Annual Barracudas Trip to West Cork Secret in on Saturday 24th September

We have booked the Annual Barracudas (Summer) Trip to West Cork Secret for Saturday 24th September. We will be leaving after training at 10.00am so everyone needs to bring, • food for after training • old clothes (they'll get muddy,really muddy) • towels and something warm to change into afterwards. No transport is arranged however there should be plenty of spaces in cars if you need to share a lift. The cost for the day is €15 (including pizza afterwards). We need to confirm numbers and get payments in ASAP, so please sign the sheet on the notice board and give the money to one of the coaches in an envelope with your child's name on it.

Click here for anyone who doesn't know what's in store!!!!

Tric/Rob

SWSC Sea Swim

The SWSC Sea Swim was held on Saturday the 10th. There was a great turn out of both swimmers and parents which resulted in a fantastic day out. Andrew Feenan finished 1st overall with Darragh Walsh the first home from the Barracuda squad........ congratulations boys!. A special thanks to Bernard Lynch for all his support and sponsorship of the Camden Fort visit. Well done to everybody who participated.

Check out the gallery section for more pictures.

SWSC Committee

Division 2 Report

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Well done to all, Tric

Presentation of Awards

The SWSC presentation of awards is on Saturday 24th of September in Nemo Rangers Club House at approx 6.30/7.00pm, more details will follow shortly.

SWSC Committee

SWSC AGM

Notice to all Members,the AGM of SWSC will take place on Wednesday 28th September 2016 at 8.00 p.m. in Nemo Rangers Club House.

SWSC Committee

SWSC AGM.

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SWSC Committee

Swim Programme.

If any swimmers in the Marlin, Barracuda or Teenage hour would like to help in our learn to swim programme on a Tuesday and/or Thursday night at 7pm to 7.40pm please contact me at tric.swsc@gmail.com. If you are in transition year it will count towards your bronze Gaisce award.

Any parents who are interested in swim teaching or with a background in swimming that would like to get involved please feel free to make contact. Thank you.

Tric

SWSC Sea Swim at 3.00pm on Saturday 10th of September.

Meeting at Myrtleville beach for 3.00pm. After the swim we will meet up at Camden Fort (4.15/4.30pm) for minerals and sandwiches. There will be a complimentary tour of the Fort at 5.30pm (big thanks to Bernard Lynch for organising). Please note we need to be off the Camden site by 6.30pm.

All parents are welcome to join in the swimming (arm bands can be provided!!) as this is a fun day out. See you on Saturday.

SWSC Committee

Piranha Wednesday group

Swimming for the Piranha Wednesday group is on from 4pm to 5pm this Wednesday 7th of September.

Tric