A letter from the Sundays Well Swimming Club Committee

Dear Members,

Happy New Year.

As we start into a new year, we thought it would be useful to update you on the Club’s activities.

Sundays Well Swimming Club is now the largest pool-based swimming club in the country.

Every week over 500 swimmers are involved in our learn to swim programmes, train with our youth competitive squads and swim for fitness or for competition with our Masters squad.

Our thirty or so qualified coaches and teachers provide over 35 hours of instruction every single week.

This season kicked off with our annual Sea Swim and Awards last September and we hosted a Munster Regional Development Gala in December. In the coming months, we will host the SWSC Masters Gala in February, the SWSC Easter Swimathon and the SWSC Michael Bowles Gala in June. And our competitive swimmers will compete in Regional and National Galas including the Senior Nationals and Olympic Trials in April and culminating in the Irish National Division 2 Competition and Irish Summer National Championships in July.

We strive to maintain a voluntary ethos. Dozens of volunteers contribute to the Club as committee members, team managers, organisers and administrators.

It is not without its challenges. There is an increasing management and administrative burden to ensure good governance, to maintain compliance with Swim Ireland policies and procedures, to ensure open and transparent communications and to operate effective financial systems.

Over the years, this management and administrative burden has been carried by a relatively small number of people.

This year, we are looking for your support and patience, for your volunteer hours and for your expertise in areas such as bookkeeping and accounts, finance and fundraising, PR and social media, management and administration as we strive to build a more sustainable Club.

We look forward to Sundays Well Swimming Club celebrating 100 years in existence in 2024. And we ask for your help to get us there.

If you want to find out more about how just a few hours of your time can help, email us at by clicking here.

Yours Sincerely,
Eamon Curtin
Chair
SWSC Committee

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