# Swimming

Last month
October 2023
Swimming restrictions hit over half of all Irish bathing waters this summer
A report by
Alice Chambers
Sea swimming has never been more popular but risks of pollution are also rising.
Noteworthy analysed over 1,600 restrictions from the last decade and they almost tripled over that time
Restrictions include swimming bans and warnings of pollution risk
Expert: “More needs to be done to keep the water in our rivers, lakes and beaches clean”
This year
Extract: 'This is why you are here', the inner voice repeated. 'Breathe and trust yourself'
Irish open-water swimmer, Nuala Moore shares a chapter from her new book, Limitless.
Funeral of 14-year-old who drowned at sea in Cork this week to take place on Tuesday
14-year-old Jack O’Sullivan died while swimming with friends off a boat pontoon in Passage West on Thursday.
14-year-old boy who died in water in Cork named locally
Local Fianna Fáil councillor Seamus McGrath said the community in Passage West is devastated by the tragedy.
Body recovered after 14-year-old boy goes missing while swimming at Cork Harbour
Emergency services rushed to the scene at about 2pm.
Swimmers rescued by RNLI near Dalkey Island
All swimmers were accounted for, brought safely ashore and assessed by a waiting ambulance crew.
Three gold medals for Ireland in European U23 swimming championships
There was also a silver medal for Ireland’s Ellen Walshe in the 100m butterfly.
Silver for Keane at World Para Championships to qualify for Paris 2024
Both swimmers will be back in the pool on Sunday evening.
Ní Riain wins gold at World Para Championships
The Limerick swimmer edged out her competition with a personal best swim of 1:06:62.
Ireland's Daniel Wiffen finishes fourth in world 1500m final
The 22-year-old said defeat has left him with a ‘vengeance’ to chase gold at the Paris Olympics next year.
Wiffen into another final as McSharry and Ferguson bow out in semis
On the penultimate day of racing at the World Aquatics Championships, there was more success for Irish swimmers.
Mona McSharry 'confused' as she comes up short in 200m breaststroke semis
McSharry finishes 15th in 2:26.27, a little more than two seconds outside the Olympic qualifying time.
Wiffen narrowly misses out on 800m freestyle bronze at World Aquatics Championships
Wiffen set a new European record as he took fourth in Japan.
Wiffen qualifies for Paris Olympics, McSharry fifth in 100m breaststroke final
Wiffen will race in the 800m freestyle final at the World Aquatics Championships in Japan on Wednesday.
Marchand smashes Phelps's last remaining world record
Elsewhere, Ellen Walshe is now the first Irish swimmer to secure an Olympic Qualification Time for Paris 2024.
Public urged to bring a means of calling for help out on the water during activities
Water safety agencies are asking people to be cautious over the upcoming June bank holiday weekend.
ESB warns public to beware of dangers of swimming in reservoirs
The company said there is a risk of deep and fast-flowing waters, changing water levels and uneven ground.
EPA reveals Ireland's good and bad bathing sites as improvement continues
A report by
Jamie McCarron
79% of 148 bathing sites surveyed have ‘Excellent’ water quality while 97% meet the minimum standard.
Ireland's Wiffen embracing medal prospects ahead of World Championships
Wiffen is hoping to build on his brilliant spring form at the world championships this summer.
Another Irish record for Daniel Wiffen in Stockholm
It continues a hugely impressive few days for the Down swimmer.
Daniel Wiffen smashes two more Irish records to become second fastest European of all time
A blistering 14:34.91 in this evening’s 1500m Freestyle final makes him the fastest in the world this season.
Daniel Wiffen sets new Irish record in the 400m Freestyle
The 22-year-old was competing on the opening day of the Stockholm Swim Open in Sweden.
Coast Guard, Water Safety Ireland and RNLI warn public to be careful around water this Easter
Spring tides this weekend will cause higher than normal water levels at full tide.
Mona McSharry breaks own Irish record to claim 50m breaststroke gold medal
The 22-year-old is now ranked second in the world this year in the event.
Last year
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.
McSharry and Ryan book places in European Championship semi-finals
McSharry and Ryan will both be in semi-final action in Munich later this afternoon.
Poll: Should water safety training be a compulsory part of the curriculum?
There have been calls for a comprehensive compulsory water safety module to be introduced in schools.
Greene and Hill join McSharry in business end at European Championships
The three Irish swimmers will be in action this evening in Rome.
McSharry third fastest and safely through to breaststroke final in Rome
The European Aquatics Championships are continuing.
Man (30s) drowns in Carlow swimming tragedy
A member of the public removed the man from the River Barrow and attempted to resuscitate him.
Joy for Northern Ireland as Firth claims gold while Wiffen takes silver at Commonwealth Games
Paralympic and World Champion Firth lead from start to finish in the women’s 200m freestyle S14.
Temporary swim ban enacted for Dollymount and Sandymount Strands
The ban will be in place until further notice.
McKeon makes Commonwealth history as Peaty roars back
England’s Brodie Williams took gold in the men’s 200m backstroke and Canada’s Joshua Liendo won the men’s 100m butterfly.
Hill qualifies for backstroke final, McClements sixth in butterfly final
Hill touched fourth in the second semi-final at the Commonwealth Games to advance in seventh place overall.
Ireland's fastest-ever female swimmer Hill breaks record as she qualifies for final
The Larne athlete broke the Irish 50m Freestyle Record, clocking 25.15.
Michelle Smith's 25-year-old record broken as Irish duo advance in Commonwealth Games
Daniel Wiffen and Victoria Catterson both produced impressive swims.
Olympian Dan Jervis comes out as gay - 'It took me 24 years to be who I am'
The 26-year-old Welshman won 1500m freestyle silver and bronze at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games.
US artistic swimmer, who fainted in pool, forced out of team event
FINA said it had organised a medical examination of Anita Alvarez on Friday morning.
Daniel Wiffen becomes first Irish swimmer to break 15-minute barrier in 1500m freestyle
The 20-year-old is competing at the Fina World Swimming Championships in Budapest.
Freestyle Irish record broken in flying start at World Championships in Budapest
The 800m freestyle final will take place tomorrow Tuesday 21 June.