A Fellow Swimmer in Need of Help

To all SWSC Members

We are calling on all our swimmers, parents, family and friends to support Anna, Sean and the Browne family in their campaign to help get Anna her life changing surgery in America.


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Please see below, Sean’s message:


To Whom it may concern,

I am writing this email with the hope of getting some support from fellow swimmers please. My name is Sean Browne and I’m 15 years old and I’m a swimmer with Mallow Swans in Mallow, Co, Cork.

Unfortunately our family was dealt with some awful news in June last year, when my younger sister Anna was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsly  and Cortical Visual Impairement, at the age of 6 years. Anna has always struggled and has been back and forth to doctors for years but nobody seemed overly concerned, s o this news has come as an awful shock.

Anna is slowly losing her mobility and will eventually end up in a wheelchair. This is very hard to watch and my mam especially is finding it really hard. Having spent the past few months crying she has also spent hours researching the internet and has found some hope…

Anna has been excepted for life changing surgery in America and the surgeon has guaranteed to remove all the spasticity from Anna’s body and to keep her mobile. However this surgery costs 100k. Anna will need two surgeries and have to spend 5 weeks in America for intense physio and will also require 2 years of intense physio on return to Ireland.

This is where I am hoping ye can help. I want to do all I can to make this happen and help my little sister, as it is so hard to watch her struggle on a daily basis.

I am hoping to hold an event on Monday the 7th of May/or another suitable date and I would love all Cork swimming clubs to come on board. I am aiming to do a charity swim from Malin Head  to Mizen Head, all entrants to donate 10 euro { or more/less if wished} to Anna’s campaign.

We swimmers could use this as the ultimate training session and push ourselves to the limit, all while supporting a little girl.

Please, please support me and help get my sister to America.


You can follow Anna’s story on https://www.gofundme.com/annas-dream-to-dance


Thank you so much

Sean Browne.

Club Development Day


There will be a Club Development Day in Limerick this Saturday 14th April. More information to follow


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Mallow Invitational 20-21 Apr. 2018


Session 1

Emma Coleman

Ray McArdle

Session 2

Mike Murphy

Karen Connolly

Session 3

Roy McKnight

Mari Wall


SWSC Committee

Swim Ireland AGM 2018

The Swim Ireland Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Saturday 28 April 2018 in The Campus Conference Centre, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

All club members are welcome to attend.


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2018 Irish Senior Schools Interpro & Relay Championships

The 2018 Irish Senior Schools Relay Championships will take place in the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin on Sunday 15th April



All swimmers should meet in the NAC at 12.45

Irish Senior Schools Relays: warm up starts at 10am, competition starts at 10.45am.

Interpro: warm up starts at 1.30pm, competition starts at 2.45pm.



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NPD National Roadshow

Our NPD Jon Rudd’s final Roadshow of the season will take place on the National Sports Campus Conference Centre on Saturday 7th April between heats and finals of the Irish Open – 1200 midday. 

This an open session for all Swim Ireland members across all four Regions, for any who were unable to attend the Lisburn, Nenagh or Claremorris Roadshows and to provide an opportunity for Leinster, with the Kilkenny and Dublin Roadshows having been cancelled due to the rearrangement of the Leinster AGM. 

So if you’ve not see it – it’s worth it – sign up here!


Swim Ireland