SI Masters Development Squad membership – 2016-2017.

Hi All

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 – .




Postal Swims

Hi All.
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.
First up:
 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.

It’s oh so quiet.


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.

Talk Soon



Day 5 European Masters

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

Full Results

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.