Celtic Masters Photos

A follow on from Declan in regards to the Celtic Masters gala. The very talented Chris Martin kindly sent us a link to the photos that he took, which can be found here.

There are a couple of photos of the London medal winners (left to right Rob Genest, Charlotte Reid, Patricia Reilly, Gerry Foley, Dan Golden, Claire O’Dwyer, Sarah Farrelly and Viv Mongey) who were presented with 2017 calendars as a small gesture from S.I in recognition of their achievements.

Thank you very much Chris! Hope you enjoyed your trip!

I know it’s cold but…..

There is a very organised lady in Cork who likes swimmers to have the ability to plan ahead for when the weather gets “better” and we head into the summer. Please see the provisional Munster open water calendar here.

As this is changing and swims are being added and updated, I have been asked to direct you to  https://sandycoveswimmers.com/ so that you can check for updates.


Upcoming Galas

Hi All

New year, new laptop, lots of posts to follow.

Lets begin with the galas in the next few weeks.

Derry This will be the last Derry Masters! After 20 years City of Derry are taking a rest from organising this ‘must go to’ Masters gala. Organising the gala has been a team effort by the City of Derry club but was significantly lead by the McAnee family. Irish Masters owes them a massive vote of thanks.

Sunday’s Well


FINA World Master Championships in Budapest next August will open on Jan 17 2017. http://masters.fina-budapest2017.com

Wishing you a Derry Christmas!

So the festive season is upon us. We will all I’m sure eat, be merry and maybe not train???

Well fear no more – City of Derry Masters swimming club to the rescue! Holding their 20th Masters Gala, City of Derry SC will hold their gala on the 28th of January 2017 at the City Baths, William Street, Derry.

Good way to skip that 10th in a row mince pie or extra one to many wine or fizzy drink!

All you need to know can be found here.

Swim Ireland Masters Decathlon

The Irish Masters swimming committee are planning to run a swimming decathlon (ten events) on an experimental basis during 2016. This will be a true test of versatility and endurance for a Masters swimmer as each person must show they can swim a wide range of events. So how will it work?
To be eligible for consideration, you should complete in all the different stroke events and the distance freestyle and individual medley events.
For a full ranking based on 10 events, you must swim in 10 different events and the highest points (using the age adjusted Italian formula) from each of these will be used to calculate your overall score.
Points will be calculated from your top score in EACH of the six stroke groups:
Freestyle sprint (50m, 100m 200m)
Freestyle distance (400m, 800m, 1500m)
Backstroke (50m, 100m 200m)
Breastroke (50m, 100m 200m)
Butterfly (50m, 100m 200m)
Individual Medley (100m, 200m, 400m)
And your second highest score from four of these groups in a different event to your top scores.
You should calculate your points using the age adjusted Italian formula and include these points on the application form. All claims will be verified by the Swim Ireland Masters committee.
Each swim you select to be included in the ranking can be either long course or short course but not both for the same event.
The competition will run from January 1st 2016 to December 31st 2016. This means that you can include any swim completed in that period. Once the year is over, you should select your 10 best swims in each of the categories and include the details on the application form.
There is no entry fee required.
Prizes will be awarded to the top individual swimmers (male and female) with the most points from the 10 chosen events.
To enter the Decathlon, please complete the relevant application form and send a signed hard copy for the attention of Aisling McKeever at
Swim Ireland, Irish Sports HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
on or before close of business on 31st January 2017.
You may also email a scanned form to Aisling at LSO@swimireland.ie

All the information you need can  be found here