Junior & Leaving Certificate 2019

Best of luck to all our swimmers sitting their Junior or Leaving Certificate exams tomorrow.

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SWSC Newsletter May 2019

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Swim Ireland Blended Level 2 Coaching Award

The Munster Regional management Committee have agreed to provide financial support for all regional club members who wish to undertake the Swim Ireland Blended Level 2 Coaching Award. This support will be valued at 25% of the current course fee and will be subject to the following conditions:

·         All candidates must be current members of a Munster Region Swimming Club.

·         Those receiving support must attend and assist at two full Regional Squad days under the direction of the appointed head coach.

·         The agreed subsidy will only be paid on completion of the Level 2 Coaching course and after assisting on the two agreed squad days.

·         The rate of financial support will be reviewed on an annual basis in line with annual budgets.

·         Applications for financial support must be made in writing to the Honorary Regional Secretary in advance of the course closing date.

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Swim Ireland AGM 2019

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Swim Ireland Newsletter May 2019

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Long Term Athletic Development Talk

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

Limerick Cadet Gala

Please note that the warm up now starts at 11.30 and gala starts 12.30

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Celtic Universities International

(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.

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Limerick Distance Gala

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.

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Swim Ireland Level 2 Blended Swimming Coach Course – Limerick

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

Booking can made directly by clicking here


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

Online Learning

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.

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