Michael Bowles Invitational Gala 2019

Please note that the gala starting time has changed to 10:00.

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Swim Ireland Level 1 Assistant Swimming Teacher

There is a Level 1 Assistant Swimming Teacher course taking place in Mayfield Co. Cork. This will commence on Friday 21st  June 2019.

Level 1 Assistant Swimming Teacher:

This course is designed for anyone who is interested in starting a career as a Swim Ireland Level 1 Assistant Swimming Teacher or wants to assist a Swim Ireland level 2 Swimming Teacher.

Successful completion of the course will qualify you to become a Swim Ireland Level 1 Assistant Swimming Teacher which enables you to actively support a qualified Swimming Teacher in the delivery of a pre-prepared session.


You must be at least 15 years of age by the start of the course. Hold a valid Safeguarding certificate and have completed Swim Ireland vetting.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification although we strongly recommend that you have current knowledge and some practical experience of assisting with swimming lessons.

*Please read carefully through the other details on the page so you know what this course entails.*

Course Duration: 30 hours

Breakdown of hours: Blended 

20 Hours Theory

10 Hours Practical (6 of which are lessons)

Dates and start times for face to face course days:

  • Friday the 21st of June 2019  –       6.30am – 21.00pm (1 hour practical)
  • Saturday the 22nd of June 2019    9am – 5pm (3 hours practical)
  • Sunday the 23rd of June 2019 –     9am – 5pm (3 hours practical)
  • Saturday the 29th of June 2019 –   9am – 5pm (3 hours practical)
  • Sunday the 30th of June 2019 –      9am – 5pm (2 Hours practical)

Course Tutor: Eileen Hempel

Cost: €450 (exclusive of credit/debit card payment surcharge of 2%)

Click here to book.

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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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