Waiting for the bus in the rain

As Jeff mentioned this week by email, you wait ages for a bus and then they all come together.

Coming up, within a 6 week period there are 4 galas and an Easter weekend thrown in for good measure.

At the end of April is the inaugural Leinster Masters Long Course, [ details here ].

At the end of this month is the Kingdom Masters, [ details here and here ].

Limerick Long Course Irish Masters Open has been rescheduled to the weekend of Friday 13th / Saturday 14th April, and they need you to get in touch if you wish to retain your original entry or cancel. Full details can be gotten at http://limerickmasters.com

Scheduled also to take place is the Long Course Relay Gala, on April 7th at the NAC during an interval on the Nationals programme.


Limerick CHANGES due to inclement weather

Friday 2nd March 2018


Hi All,
Following a review of the weather situation this morning and communications from many swimmers who are unable to travel to Limerick, regretably we have to cancel this event tomorrow Saturday.

We will reschedule the event at a later date – more to come next week!

Best Regards – Stay safe.
LMSC Gala Committee

Decathlon 2017

Congratulations to the following swimmers who completed the Decathlon 2017 challenge:


1. Charlotte Reid 9087 points

2. Helena McGrath 8922 points

3. Nell McCarthy 7774 points

4. Anne Morrissey 7735 points

5. Marie Keane 7614 points


1. Kieran Kelleher 8713 points

2. Patrick Corkery 6902 points

All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt.

The top female and male swimmers will receive an award which will be presented at the Limerick Masters LC gala on Saturday 3rd March.

Happy New Year

A belated happy new year to the Masters community and we are at the start of a busy 2018 season commencing next week with Sliabh Beagh. Entries are closed but the psych sheet is available [ here ].

You have till the 31st of Jan to get your entries in for Limerick. Full details are available [ here ]. Please note that some events are now filled and all events are being tracked at that link.

Also taking entries at the moment are Ennis [ details here ] and Sunday’s Well [ details here ].

Novice Gala

We regret to announce St. Fiacc’s SC will not be holding the novice gala on the 10th December next due to circumstances beyond their control. All entrants will be fully refunded.

The Master’s committee would like to thank St Fiacc’s for endeavouring to launch the novice program.

Celtic Masters and Mallow

The Celtic Masters and Mallow both have revised dates this year.

Celtics: 19th Nov (Afters in the Bell Blanchardstown)

Mallow: 9th Dec (Afters in The Arches Mallow)

The Celtic Masters closes for applications on Wed 1st Nov and the programme cam be downloaded [ here ]

Edit: Tuesday 24th October

The Mallow Masters application can be downloaded [ here ]

World Record Relay Attempt (Sept 29th NAC)

Swim Ireland are attempting to write 100 of us into the Guinness Book of Records.

It’s the 100 x 50m mixed Freestyle and the target is 55 minutes.

That means if you can do 50 free in less than 33 seconds and you can raise at least €100 for charity – you are needed.


Full details [ here ]


UPDATE: 100 Irish swimmers made their way into the Guinness book of records this night in a time of 46:38.03. Thats an average of 27.98 / 50m . . .

(AND!!! there were a few masters involved)