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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.


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.


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.


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.


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)


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.


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 ( 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.


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


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.


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.


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

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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.

Click here for UL Car Park Map...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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

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

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!!!!


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


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


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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 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.


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.


Swim Ireland Education courses for September and October in the Munster Region

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2016 School Games

Congratulations and best of luck from all at SWSC on Sharon's selection for the Irish Squad at the 2016 School Games at Loughborough University on Saturday 3rd of September, Sharon will be competing in the 50 free and the 100 back. Go Sharon!!!!

Click here for a live stream of the morning session...

Click here for a live stream of the afternoon session...

Swim Ireland Calendar of Events 2016-2017

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SWSC Committee

Level 2 Teaching Aquatics

Would you like to become a full Level 2 Teacher? Nov 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th Dec 2nd, 3rd, 9th Fermoy, Cork.

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Friday Piranha

The Friday Piranha Squad will resume training on Friday 16th. See you then.



Notice to all Members,The AGM of SWSC will take place on Wednesday 28th September 2016 at 8.00 p.m. in the Blackrock Inn.

SWSC Committee

SWSC Sea Swim and Presentation of awards

The SWSC Sea Swim and presentation of awards is on Saturday 10th of September, meeting at Myrtleville Beach at 1.30pm for 2.00pm swim, more details will follow shortly.

SWSC Committee

Barracuda Squad

The Barracuda Squad will resume training on Wednesday 31st at 5.00pm and Saturday 3rd at 8.00am. See you then.


Marlin Squad

The Marlin Squad will resume training on Thursday 1st of September at 5.50-7.40am and Saturday 3rd at 5.50-7.40am, there is no afternoon training session.

From Monday the 5th normal training will resume.

Teaching Dates

Teaching classes will resume on Saturday 10th of September, Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th.

Piranha's will resume on Wednesday 7th and Sunday 11th.

The Teenage hour will resume on the Wednesday 14th.

New Munster Record

Congratulations to Cara Lamb, Emma Cassidy, Ally Cunningham and Sharon Semchiy for setting a new Munster record in the 4x50M freestyle relay at the IAG division 1 in a time of 1:51.17

Teaching & Teeenage Groups - how to secure a place for September Term

The Teaching & Teenage groups should have recently received an invoice for the September term. The full amount has been invoiced. However, there are two payment options:

  1. Pay the full amount by 20 August 2016
  2. Pay a deposit of €50 per child by 20 August 2016 and balance by 30 September 2016

Oonagh Breen

Loch Alleu 7.5K Swim

Congratulations to Charley Breen 1st lady (togs) in Loch Alleu 7.5K swim in a time of 90min - fastest swimmer on the day


Best of luck to Ally & Issie in Hungary. All at SWSC are so proud.

Click here to follow their progress...


Pentathlon Youth A World Championships

The 2016 UIPM Youth A (under 19) World Championships in being held at the University of Limerick from the 14th-18th July 2016. Pentathlon Ireland are looking for volunteers to help with the swimming events, if you or any of your members are available to help out I know any help will be gratefully appreciated.

If you have any question please contact Mary Phelan( or Nickolas Boyle(

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Cathal Geraghty
Munster Club Support Officer
Swim Ireland


Hi all, just a note to say a huge thank you for a fabulous swimming camp. Ava and Ben had a wonderful time. Thanks for all of your work both organising the camp and whilst away. I don’t envy you the stress of delayed flights/middle of the night bus journeys etc but hopefully you enjoyed the time away as well! Katrina and Finbarr

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Division 1 Accommodation in Maynooth Campus

We have over 1000 bedrooms from apartment style to heritage ensuite bedrooms on both sides of the campus with prices from €24.00. We have a variety of choice to suit all tastes. We provide a high standard of catering and groups may avail of meeting room spaces should they be required.

Contact details:

Katja Nolan, Sales and Marketing Manager
Tel: 01 708 6910 - 08:00 - 14:30(Monday to Friday)

Division 2 Roster

Training Camp

  • Going to my Home Town...
  • Best Trainers Overall: Neddie, Ava, Hanna & John. Best Zumba Dancer: Lydia
  • Final Session at the Pool

  • Day 6 - Best Trainers:Ellie Galland, Áine King, Caoimhe Kearney, Luc Galland & Nick Myers

  • Day 5 - Best Trainers:Cara Lamb, Maeve Herlihy, Sharon Semchiy, Faustine Blais & Ellie Galland

  • Day 4 - Best Trainers:Rory Lee, Drew Lynch, Ben Cudmore & Ava Cudmore

  • Day 3 - Best Trainers:Abby Lynch, Neddie Irwin, John Curtin & Lydia Punch

  • Day 2 - Best Trainers:Niamh Gallagher, Beth Nolan, Andrew Feenan & Ava Cudmore

  • Day 1 - Best Trainers:Hanna D'Aughton, Anna Feenan, Aoife Gallagher & Noah Coleman

  • Coach wrecked after 7k sessions

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Congratulations to Chris Mintern who has become the new standard-distance-triathlon National Champion after winning at the Hell of the West in Kilkee, Co. Clare.

Training Camp

  • Day 1 - Best Trainers:Hanna D'Aughton, Anna Feenan, Noah Coleman & Aoife Gallagher

  • Day 4 - Best Trainers:Rory Lee, Drew Lynch, Ava Cudmore & Ben Cudmore

RNLI Myrtleville-Church Bay 2KM Swim

Congratulations to James Minterm, Neddie Erwin and Charley Breen who all took part in the RNLI Myrtleville- Churchbay 2KM swim on Saturday 18th June.

James Mintern was the overall winner and broke the course record in the process finishing in a time of 23:50. Third overall was Neddie Erwin; he was the first male home in togs in a time of 25:15 and took second place in the men’s competition. Fourth overall and first lady in togs in a time of 25:20 was Charley Breen. She took second place in the women competition.

The full report of the competition can be found here.


Committee Membership Clarification

Advance notification regarding the AGM in September has been given following this directive from Swim Ireland in May:

You should note it is now an offence for anyone to take up a position that requires vetting without having completed the vetting process and received a satisfactory outcome from Swim Ireland.

Positions that require members to be vetted:

  • Committee member U18 Club

As such, those members who may have previously been elected on the night will not be able to take up position without this being done. The present committee members already have this completed as per the requirement and will be eligible to be re-elected should they wish to do so.

Usual electing and voting procedures will apply nearer to the time of the AGM.

Ros Noel

Summer Finishing Dates for Teaching Groups

The final session for each group is as follows:

On Sunday 19th there is a fun mini-gala for all swimmers in Piranhas(Wednesday, Friday and Sunday sessions) from 9 to 11am.

Enjoy the Summer!

Tric Kearney

AGM 2016

Good Luck to all Junior & Leaving Cert. students from all at SWSC!

Another Great Long Course Championships

  • Issie-Gold in 100m Backcrawl; Dan-Silver in 200m Breastroke;Ross-Bronze in 50m Backcrawl.

  • Ally - Silver in 200m Backcrawl

  • Silver Medallists in the 4 X 200m Relay

  • Silver Medallists in the 4 X 100m Relay

  • Issie & Ally take Silver & Bronze respectively in the 100m Backcrawl.

Well done from all at SWSC!


SWSC Masters had a strong squad of 20 swimmers competition at the Mallorca Open International Championships 2-3rd. April, 2016. Four swimmers from Cork Masters and one swimmer from Sandycove joined us on our journey, giving us 25 swimmers representing Cork and Ireland.

It was a two day International meet with a total of 400 athletes competing from all over Europe, some of these swimmers were past Olympians and National swimmers showing some superb times in their age groups.

We had a total of 20 individual swims and a number of M/F and mixed relay teams, we brought home a large medal count along with new PB's for all swimmers. I would like to congratulate each and every one who participated and those who supported us over the week-end.

Deirdre Cunningham

Munster Div 2 photos here...

***** Teaching returns Thursday March 31st *****

Tric Kearney

Thank You

A Big Thank You to everyone who supported the Table Quiz last night and provided Spot Prize.

It was a great success.

The Winning Team was ‘Gin ‘n Tonics’.

Roll on the Bingo Event (date TBC) which will be a great fun event for all families.

Noelle, Ann & Co.

Easter Swimming Arrangements

Teaching Hours

No swimming for Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday teaching, from Thursday March 17th to Tuesday March 29th inclusive. Swimming resumes Thursday March 31st.

Friday night pre teens 7-8pm

No swimming Friday March 18th. Returning April 1st

Sunday swimming 9-11am

No swimming Sunday 20th. Returning April 3rd.

Wed swimming 3-5pm

No swimming Wednesday 23rd and 30th.

Tric Kearney

Sundays Well swimmers pictured with Shane Ryan who qualified for the Rio Olympics. Izzie & Ally also qualified for the European Junior Swimming Championships in Hungary.


Pedestrian Access to Douglas Pool


Please refrain from using the pedestrian laneway alongside Douglas Swimming Pool for the early morning sessions. A number of complaints have recently been received from residents in the vicinity who are being disturbed by cars driving up the pedestrian access.

The Committee

Level 1 Teaching Aquatics

Swim Ireland are running a Level 1 Teaching Aquatics course at the UCC Mardyke Arena on 29th May 2016. The course tutor is Brendan McGrath.

Click here to book the course.


Safeguarding 1/Code of Ethics course

Swim Ireland are running a Safeguarding 1/Code of Ethics course in the Mayfield complex aerobics studio on Saturday 5th March 14:00-17:00 (3hrs). Cost of course is €20.00. Contact Iryna if interested on .

Sundays Well Swimmers Excel at the Irish Schools Swimming Championships

Congratulations to all our Swimmers who took part in the in the Irish Schools Championships at the NAC on Sunday, 7th of February. We are very proud of everyone who participated.

A special mention goes out to our medal winners pictured above, clockwise from top...

Well done from everyone at Sundays Well!!

Richard Cassidy
Head Coach

Safeguarding 1 and 2 courses

Safeguarding 1 - Code of Ethics Basic Awareness/Child Protection Workshop (3 hrs)

This workshop is for the benefit of everyone involved in children's sport (children, parents/guardians, sports leaders', etc). It provides introductory information on codes of conduct, bullying, recruitment, etc. as well as child protection guidelines. By following the principles, policy and practical guidelines contained in the Code, sports leaders are playing their part in providing a safe and enjoyable environment in which children can learn and thrive.

Safeguarding 2 – Club Children’s Officer Workshop (3 hrs)

A person appointed to the Club Children’s Officer position in a club must have completed the Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness workshop and should complete the NEW Club Children’s Officer 3 hour Training Course. This course will help the Club Children’s Officer to carry out the function of their role in the club and support the implementation of best practice in the club. Participants will also receive a Club Children’s Officer Action Planning document as part of the training.

Below is the list of the upcoming public Courses in the Cork Training Centre, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork.

Click here for more information and registration.


Mary Cross RIP

It is with great sadness that we notify the death of Tom's wife Mary and offer our condolences.

Funeral arrangements here...

SWSC Committee

Notice to Parents

There is a meeting with Kate Hills, Swim Ireland National Child Welfare Officer, on Saturday 30th January at 3.50-6.00 pm at The Blackrock Inn. All parents are invited to attend and it would be particularly beneficial for parents of Marlins, Barracuda and Piranhas. Following this, there will be a meeting for the swimmers of the Marlin and Barracuda squads from 6-7pm also with Kate Hills.


Blackrock Swimming Club Novice Gala

Will those who are entered in the Blackrock gala please be at Douglas pool by 9.15am tomorrow.

Click here to give you an idea of what to expect and what to wear etc.

Tomorrow is NOT a Grade C gala and most swimmers entered are swimming 50m in a number of events only, not a 100m. Also, if possible, can you wear a SWSC hat. It is the easiest way for us coaches to identify swimmers in a race. Hats cost €10. I will have some available Friday night and hope to have some at the gala.

Looking foward to a great day!

Tric Kearney

Notice for Piranha Squad

There will be no swimming this Sunday, 24th January.

Tric Kearney

Teaching Groups Restart!

All other classes will return week beginning January 11th.

Tric Kearney

Team Captains and Team Leaders

At the weekend, the Marlins voted for the following Team Captains:

The Barracudas voted for the following Team Leaders:

Sanata Claus @ Douglas Pool

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SWSC vs Dolphin

On Sunday, we held a fun gala for our novice swimmers. In excess of 70 swimmers competed, all swimming 25m frontcrawl, backcrawl and breastroke. The gala was a wonderful example of all that is good about swimming. This gala is held twice a year, alternating the venue with Dolphin and it is without a doubt my firm favourite.

We watched as young swimmers made new friends and experienced the fun of competition, as well as the basics of lining up and diving off the blocks. Due to their young age, the blocks were almost the height of some of them.

Watching these swimmers compete, myself and my fellow coaches were beyond proud as we saw first hand how wonderfully they raced putting all we had been teaching into practice.

Now the madness is over I would like to say a massive thank you to all who helped on the day. This is an event that showcased the spirit of teaching and swimming in SWSC. I had no problem getting volunteers for timekeeping and other duties and our coaches were also only too willing to be there, helping and hugely enjoying the event. not to mention Fiona Twohig who was hidden away all morning sorting entries and collating results. Her patience when I asked her, during the gala, to include finals was duly noted!

I would however also like to say a very special thank you to our older swimmers who came to help. I can honestly say without them the gala would not have been the positive, fun event it was. They worked tirelessly all morning and deserve huge praise. Thanks so much all of you, you know who you are.

My last word is to our young swimmers, well done all of you. You were amazing.

Due to the generosity of Irwins Pharmacy and Lynches Centra in Crosshaven, who sponsored the goodies each swimmer received, we were able to further reduce costs. I've not yet got confirmation but I think we will have raised over €700 for the paediatric oncology homecare team in the Mercy Hospital.

Thanks again everyone.

Tric Kearney

Mary Haughney nominated to next pre-FINA list

Congratulations from all at SWSC!

Quercus Scholarship for Chris Mintern

Chris was honoured, along with 16 other students, with a Quercus Scholarship at a Black Tie Dinner in the Aula Maxima, UCC on 1st December.

Our double silver relay Senior champs after their 4x50 FTR, achieving new Club and Munster records

Girls 2nd in 4x100 with new club and Munster record

SWSC athletes competing at Irish SC Champs in Lisburn



During the two main National Competitions in 2015 (IAG Division 2 and the IAG Championships & Summer Open) athletes, coaches, team managers, parents and all other spectators were given the opportunity to give feedback on the running of the events. On behalf of the Swim Ireland Events team I would like to that all of those that completed the feedback forms and have passed on any specific comments to those involved.

This feedback has all been collated and taken on board with some changes introduced for the 2015/2016 season – some of these changes you may have noticed in the Club & Coaches Handbook such as the amending of qualification standards and separate finals for the older age groups. Other items that were commonly raised are addressed in the attached feedback document.

Also attached is a document outlining the rationale behind the decision to change from age on day to year of birth for the two competitions next summer.

Can I ask that you please distribute this information to all within your club. I hope these documents help to answer your questions, however if there is anything else you would like to ask please do not hesitate to drop me an email(

Niamh McDonnell

Times tumble at Kingdom Gala for SWSC Athletes

Well done to all the SWSC athletes that attended Kingdom Invitational Gala on Saturday 28/11/15. You all swam fantastically in every race you entered giving 100%. I am so proud of each and every one of you.


Munster Senior Schools - Regina Mundi College Cork

  • 12 - 14 yrs 4 x 50mt medley & freestyle gold medalists

  • 16 - 19 200 mt medley & freestyle relay gold medalists

Frank Lynch

Irish Call Up for Deirdre Cunningham

Deirdre Cunningham is making a big impression with Swim Ireland (SI) High Performance Director, Peter Banks. Cunningham received her first National appointment in September last when she accompanied the Irish Schools Team to Manchester for the Sainsbury School Games. The games produced a number of excellent individual performances, culminating in Gold for the Irish Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay. Two members of that team were daughter, Ally Cunningham and clubmate Issie Hayes, both of whom are now members of the SI Emerging Talent Squad. It is as a result of her work with that squad, in particular, over the course of a training camp at University of Limerick during the Mid Term break last month, that Cunningham has received her second National call from Peter Banks. Deirdre will travel as Coach with the SI Emerging Talent Squad to a Training Camp at T3 Tenerife from 3rd to 8th January 2016 inclusive.

Mary Haughney

Discount for Leaving Cert Swimmers

A Discount may be available to Leaving Cert Students who are not attending all sessions. Please contact your coach for details on how to apply.

Oonagh Breen

Triathlon Award for James Mintern

James Mintern had such a good season in 2015, his first season as a Junior on the Development Squad, that he was awarded the Triathlon Ireland Academy Junior Athlete of the YearAward, at a Performance Camp in Wicklow in October.

Mary Haughney

Swim Ireland - Clubs & Coaches’ Handbook

The 2015-2016 version of the handbook was published on 6th November.

Mallow Swans Invitational

Sundays Well - winners of the Best Away Club Cup.

Kelly Gallagher