Next Saturday 27 April Sarah Fellner, the Swim Ireland Pathway Development Officer will give a talk and conduct a question and answer session on Long Term Athletic Development (how you progress from Learn to Swim to the Olympics!) at 9am in the morning in Nemo. I have heard Sarah talk on this topic before and can guarantee that it will be both informative and fun; and will be informed by her long experience in the Canadian system. All swimmers and parents from Learn to Swim, through Piranhas, Barracudas and Marlins are invited. There are different considerations at each level and it is great to be given an explanation of the benefits and efforts involved at each progressive level (and what to expect at the next level). We hope that you will all be able to come along. We’d appreciate if you could confirm your attendance so we can get an idea of the numbers involved.
Towards swimming as a life-long sport!
Tom Cross, SWSC President
Please note that the warm up now starts at 11.30 and gala starts 12.30
(L to R) Georgia Mellotte, Ross McAuliffe and Aobhna Buckely representing UCC and Ireland at the Celtic Universities International in Cardiff.
Congratulations to Ross McAuliffe of SWSC and UCC who won the 50m & 100m backstroke at the Celtic Universities International in Cardiff on April 13. The Irish Universities won this annual competition against the Welsh and Scottish Universities. Also pictured are the other two UCC swimmers on the Irish team, Georgia Mellotte from Westport who was second in the 100m breast stroke and part of the winning Medley Relay, and Aobhna Buckley from Waterford, who was third in the 100m backstroke.
Session 1 warm-up on Sunday is 8am Male, 8:25am Female with a start time of 9am. Session 2 warm-up is estimated as 1pm Male, 1:25pm Female with a start time of 2pm. Please note that swimmers must be supervised by a Coach or Team Manager during warm-ups.
Scratch Sheets for each club will be available for collection at 8am from the recorders desk Sunday morning. They must be returned to the desk no later than 8.20am
Heat Sheets will follow for collection from the recorders desk once scratches are dealt with.
Programmes will be available for sale on deck the morning of the Meet.
We have a full house so would ask all Coaches and Team Managers to ensure swimmers present in the call room on time in order to run the meet without delays.
Please note the last 2 events of the day have been combined into a Mixed 1500m f/c.
This qualification builds on the knowledge, skills and abilities developed in the Swim Ireland Level 1 Assistant Swimming Coach qualification. When achieved it ensures swimming coaches can effectively and independently plan, prepare, deliver, monitor and evaluate a series of coaching lessons
You must be at least 16 years of age by the start of the course. Hold a valid Safeguarding certificate and have completed Swim Ireland vetting. You must hold a Swim Ireland Level 1 Assistant Swimming Coach qualification.
Dates and Times:
Tuesday 4th June 09:00 – 19:00
Wednesday 5th June 05:30 – 18:00
Thursday 6th June 09:00 – 19:00
Friday 7th June 09:00 – 19:00
Saturday 8th June 08:00 – 14:00
Sunday 9th June 10:00 – 14:00
Theory – UL Sport Arena Wet Poolside Class, Castletroy, Limerick
Practical – UL Sport Arena Pool, Castletroy, Limerick
Course Cost – €675
This is a Blended Learning programme which means that candidates’ complete part of the theory online. You will receive an email with details of how to login to our Swim Training and Education Platform (STEP) towards the end of February. You will have until a week before the first face to face date to successfully complete your online learning.
The Swim Ireland Level 2 Swimming Coach qualification is a practical qualification, which develops the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to be a Swim Ireland Level 2 Swimming Coach and is made up of a series of learning outcomes and assessment criteria. Assessment is through the completion of a series of task classroom based and poolside.
Assessment is the responsibility of the Tutor and will cover the following:
Practical teaching through the use of observation, oral and/or written and recorded against a checklist of competence related to specific outcomes
Planning, preparation and other associated tasks
A selection of group work, presentations, group tasks, worksheets, games and pool work and other activities deemed appropriate by the assessor
You will be expected to complete the online learning before attending the face to face course days. You will need access to a computer/tablet and Internet access to complete your online learning.
Swim Ireland are hosting their first National Youth Conference on May 4th 2019 in Dublin (poster attached). The day will involve 2 Keynote speakers (to be announced), 2 workshops and a number of other interactive sessions. The day is built around Leadership, Resilience and the Voices of Young People.
We see this as an opportunity for our young people to gain skills in Public Speaking, Nutrition and Well Being; as well as interacting with their peers in a fun environment and hear from experienced speakers/athletes in these areas. The event has been limited to 100 young people 13+ as we really want to ensure to maximise their experience and learning.
The event is €10.00 and each participant will receive a t-shirt.
Due to the confusion surrounding this gala the updated list of entries has been posted below and on the events page.