Please see below information for development squad applications from Swim Ireland:
Applications are now open for the 2016-2017 Masters Development Squad. Swimmers who meet the qualification criteria will be invited to train with the development squad over the course of the season with the first session provisionally aimed for October. Venues and training times will be confirmed once applications have been reviewed. We will endeavour to secure locations suited to the majority of squad members. We are continuing to use the ‘Italian Method’ so 860 points are required to qualify for the squad.
Applications are online only this year and will close on Friday 9th September so don’t delay, here is the link – https://form.jotformeu.com/61913637972364 .
There have been some changes made to the upcoming galas in 2017.
I have attached the details here and will add to the calendar tab.
For those of you looking ahead and making plans, maybe this one is for you. All details can be found here.
So now that the summer has finally left, it’s time for knuckle back down for those of you who took a well earned break for the summer.
A reminder about the annual Postal Swim. Swims may be completed in August or September and provide an opportunity to complete 800,1500,400IM Long or Short course swims which are not often found on Irish Masters programmes. Details attached here
So it seems that the majority of us have crawled back under our towels for some well deserved rest from what was a very busy swimming year for the masters.
Others are being brave and dipping their toes into the not so pool like waters of the sea with local open water races, distance week in Cork and multiple channel crossings from various individuals and teams. You cannot beat the July water reads of between 12 – 13 degrees. Mmmmm balmy…….
So as the dust has settled on the British Masters and the outstanding achievements by all who competed and naturally enough our lovely Ashling took a well deserved break after her trip over to keep log of all the great work. But not for long! She has sent some wonderful photos that she took of the few days for us which can be seen here.
I hope you are all having a wonderful summer.
After 5 days, the results are in.
5 Gold Medals
12 Silver Medals
5 Bronze Medals and 3 for individual events and 2 Relay Medals.
This is an absolutely fantastic result. Well done to everyone.
Day 5 press release
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Aisling Mc Keever for her brilliant work at keep us up to date at the end of each day of how everyone did with her reports. I think she has a lunch date with the Queen today to wind down.
Well done to everyone who competed on day 4 of the European Masters. Again another outstanding effort from the emerald isle.
Day 4 press release
Pictured above is Liz Cosgrove being presented with GOLD for her 50 backstroke. Well done Liz!