Exciting News for SWSC

Andrew Feenan joins the National Performance Pathway squad; Richard Cassidy is appointed to the Performance Advisory Group; three of our girls are selected for the Swim Ireland future 4 x 200 relay squad, and Sean O’Riordan gets his UCC Sports Scholarship renewed.

Having achieved the tough qualifying time of 2:21.36 for 200m Breaststroke at the 2019 Summer Nationals, Andrew Feenan (pictured above with the National Squad) becomes the first Sunday’s Well and Cork swimmer to be inducted into the Swim Ireland National Performance Pathway Squad aiming for the Paris Olympics in 2024. This squad will have several training weekends in the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin in the 2019/20 season. Andrew, whose next major meet is the Short Course Nationals in Dublin in December.

Continuing the good news, our Head Coach Richard Cassidy has been invited by the Swim Ireland National Performance Director Jon Rudd to be one of the three independent members of the National Performance Committee, which advises on Ireland’s International teams. This award is made on the basis of performance of Richard and our swimmers at National
Competitions.

Also, on the basis of their excellent relay performances at the Summer Nationals, three of our girls, Ellen Lee, Rachel Farr and Lauren Farr have been selected as part of a National squad that aims to produce future Internationally- successful 4 x 200 freestyle relays. This is a model that has been employed in Canada and which led to a Bronze medal at the Rio Olympics.

Finally, Sean O’Riordan, who recently achieved 9th and 11th places in the S13 category at the Para World Championships in London, has had his UCC Sports Scholarship renewed for the 2019/20 season. He is the only swimmer to be so honoured in a very tough field which includes World Champions in rowing and other sports. SWSC now have several active swimmers attending UCC some of whom like Sean continue with a full-time training programme with the club.

Tom Cross

SWSC President

Swim Ireland Newsletter October 2019

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Tom Cross & Liam Custer

Tom Cross with Liam Custer, our overseas SWSC member, in Florida after a morning session with the Sarasota Sharks. Liam recently swam 1:49 for 200 yards Backstroke which converts to 2:01 for 200 SC meters. Liam’s next visit will be for the Short Course Nationals in Dublin in December.

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Swim Ireland Newsletter September 2019

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Sean O’ Riordan at the 2019 Wolrd Para Championships

Best of luck to SWSC swimmer Sean O’Riordan and his fellow teammates representing Team Ireland in 2019 Wolrd Para Championships in London this week.

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Return to Swimming 2019/2020

Learn to Swim Program:

Term 1 will run from Saturday, 7th of September, 2019– Saturday, 25th of January, 2020

Term 2 will run from Monday, 27th of January, 2020 – Monday, 15th of June, 2020

Junior Squad:

Wednesday 4th of September.

Intermediate Squad:

Tuesday 3rd of September

Senior Squad:

Monday 2nd of September

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Coaching/Teaching Courses

There will be a number of coaching/teaching courses held at the Mayfield Sports Complex, Old Youghal road, Cork City.

1. Level 1. Asst Swim Teacher

Dates. Friday 20th September  6pm & 21/22/28/29 September 9am – 5pm.

2. Level 2 Teacher of Swimming

Dates; Friday’s 4/11th October & 1st November 6pm – 9pm.

Saturdays & Sunday 5/6/12/13 October & 2/3rd November. 9am – 5pm.

3. Level 1 Blended Learning Coaching

Dates:  Friday 18th October 6pm &

Saturday/ Sunday 19/20th October 9- 5 pm ( 1 weekend only)

4. Level 1 Blended Learning Assistant Swim Teacher

Dates; Friday 8th November  6pm- 9pm &

Saturday/Sunday 9am – 5pm. ( 1 weekend only)

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Courtmacsherry Lifeboat swim 2019

There were 3 category winners at the Courtmacsherry Lifeboat swim 2019 from SWSC. From the Marlin squad we had Neassa Wall winning the Female 3k Wetsuit category. From the masters squad Phillip King won the Male 3K skins category and retained the Courtmacsherry Lifeboat trophy.  Own Dwyer from the masters squad also won the Male 1.5K wetsuit category.

Well done to all involved!

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Jane Jolly takes second in the World Master Open Water 3K and Sean O’Riordan continues his preparation for the Para World Championships

Jane Jolly, who swam with Sundays Well in the late 1960s and early 1970s participating in, for example, a National Club record setting 400 MR, has just come second in the 65-69 Age Group 3K Open Water event in the World Masters Championships in South Korea. Jane has continued to compete through the years with Cork Masters, as have many “old” SWSC swimmers and now specializes in Open Water events, winning her Age Group in the Trans Bosphorus race in Istanbul in 2015.

Sean O’Riordan, SWSC member, UCC Sports Scholar and Para Olympic “possible”, competes in the 400m Freestyle on September 9 and the 100m backstroke on Sept 10 at the World Para Championships in London. After the recent Summer Nationals he trained for a week with the Irish team in Dublin and has been training in the Mardyke Arena for the last week, where a special lane was provided.  He is being videoed for technique on Saturday 10 August then will be at an Irish camp in Italy until the end of the month, when he will train for a few days with Richard Cassidy’s Senior squad before travelling to London on September 5. Good Luck in London Sean!

Tom Cross

SWSC President