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# Swim Ireland

Last year
2022
Daniel Wiffen sets new European record for 800 metres freestyle
The Co Down swimmer’s time is just 2.5 seconds off the world record.
Swimming coach arrested as part of sexual exploitation investigation
The man, aged in his 30s, has since been released without charge.
Criminal investigation launched after swim coach suspended from Dublin pool
Gardaí have started a criminal probe following a report from Swim Ireland.
All time
Minister backs Swim Ireland in their appeal to have Olympic relay team reinstated
Irish 4x100m medley team had their Olympic invitation rescinded on Monday.
Olympic invite for Irish men's swim team rescinded following FINA error
Swim Ireland intend to challenge the decision.
McSharry and Wiffen qualify for the Olympics on opening day of national swimming trials
Darragh Greene and Shane Ryan also swam within their necessary Olympic times, with Greene setting a new Irish senior record.
What is being done to stop another George Gibney in Irish sport?
Dr Una May of Sport Ireland and Swim Ireland’s Kate Hills on child protection in Irish sport.
Sink or swim: Ireland's public swimming pools need a lifeline - here's why
The ebb and flow of government funding is the core problem facing public pools.
Government announce €10m grants for the Sportsground and RDS, but FAI awarded just €2m
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport have announced a series of provisional grants totaling over €77million as part of the new Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund .
'It's more when your friends say it about the Olympics, you're kind of like, 'Jesus, yeah... It's mad''
Darragh Greene started swimming competitively after he broke his leg in fourth year, and now he’s set to represent Ireland at the 2020 Olympics.
Olympic hopefuls smash sixth Irish record as attention switches to Tokyo 2020 qualification
The Irish men’s medley team set a new record on the final day of the FINA World Swimming Championships.
Mayne adds to Ireland's medal tally with bronze in Baku
The Templeogue native produced a fantastic final swim and finished just three seconds behind runner-up, Justine Delmas.
'The accent is usually the big thing. There will always be people who have something to say about it'
Irish Olympic hopeful Clare Cryan talks to The42 about identity, athlete burnout and diving’s growth in Ireland.
'We didn’t have the facilities that athletes needed. Now, Ireland is beginning to look after its own'
Multiple Irish record holder Darragh Greene has welcomed the growth of swimming in Ireland over the past five years.
'Any athlete that wants to compete at senior international level and leaves Ireland now - I think they’re making a huge mistake'
Swim Ireland’s National Performance Director Jon Rudd talks about the changes to Irish swimming since his appointment after the Rio Olympics.
Jordan Sloan breaks third Irish record at European swimming championships
The 24-year-old Bangor native set a new Irish record in the 100m Freestyle at the European Championships in Copenhagen.
'My team-mates met my whole family and were like: "oh sh*t, you're actually Irish!"'
Pennsylvania-born Olympian Shane Ryan won gold for Ireland at the 2017 University Games two weeks ago.
Coach of Olympic champion to lead Ireland's swimmers to Tokyo 2020
Jon Rudd says he wants to help Ireland ‘find that elusive podium position at World and Olympic level.’
'It goes without saying that going to the gala in Navan that day was the best decision of my life'
Swimmer James Scully is preparing for his second Paralympic Games having fallen in love with the sport by chance.
Rio, here we come! Nicholas Quinn becomes third Irish swimmer to qualify for Olympics
The 22-year-old won gold in Eindhoven last night.
Olympic swimmer Gráinne Murphy retires at the age of 22
The Wexford athlete won a silver medal at the European Championships in 2010.
A day in the life: Irish long-distance swimmer and Rio hopeful Chris Bryan
Inside the life of a professional swimmer.
How a YouTube video is central to Tom Daley's bid for Olympic gold
The diver is in Dublin this weekend and spoke about his preparations for Rio 2016.
Ireland's Fiona Doyle adds bronze medal to Olympic qualification
The 23-year-old claimed third in the 100m Breaststroke at the World University Games after securing an ‘A’ qualification time yesterday.
13-year-old Neamt knocks another 7.5 seconds off Irish 1500m record
The Dubliner was named swimmer of the meet at the national short course championships.
Sports you should definitely try this summer... open water swimming
We asked Ireland’s leading 10km swimmer Chris Bryan what you need before dipping your toe in the water.
Home improvement: New digs for Irish swimmers on the Abbotstown sports campus
Barry Murphy and Bethany Carson will live in the redeveloped accommodation on the National Sports Campus.
Fiona Doyle unlikely to benefit following reports of Efimova doping positive
The Irish swimmer finished second to Russia’s Yulia Efimova athlete at the World University Games last summer.
Fiona Doyle taking fresh belief and form to World Championships
Winning World University Games silver has only just started to settle in as the Calgary-based swimmer lines up in Barcelona
Murphy building for future by making the most of World Championship chance
The 27-year-old is keen to lend his experience to Ireland’s up and coming swimming talent.
Swimming director vows there will be no repeat of qualifying mix-up
Due to a breakdown in communication, Sycerika McMahon will have to sit out her strongest event at next week’s World Championships.
Fiona Doyle wins silver for Ireland at World University Games
Fiona Doyle set a new Irish senior record as she finished second in today’s 100m breaststroke final.
Swim Ireland appoint new Limerick high performance boss
New Zealand’s Lars Humer has been appointed as head of the high performance training base in the University of Limerick.
Super 8: Sycerika McMahon dominates national champs -- again
Seventeen-year-old Sycerika McMahon won three more national titles on the final day of the Irish Short Course Swimming Championships.
National championships: Junior swimmers smash Irish records in Lisburn
They must be sprinkling pixie dust in the water.
Sycerika McMahon revels in medal success after London let-down
The Belfast swimmer won a bronze medal at the European Short Course Championships at the weekend.
We'll take lessons from London, insists Irish swimming chief
‘I don’t think there’s a blame thing here, I just think it’s just one of those things,’ says Peter Banks.
Sport is cruel: Illness forces Grainne Murphy out of 800m freestyle
Glandular fever has ended the Wexford swimmer’s Olympic Games.
Gráinne Murphy scores silver
Teen impresses in the 1500m freestyle final.