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Next season is around the corner

Beginning in September (22nd) the winter pool season starts in Kilkenny with a gala / open water double header: more details are expected soon.

The annual Dublin masters gala returns for its 5th instalment on October 14th, the programme can be downloaded [ here ]

The Celtics short course Irish open is also set to return on November 10th / 11th with an extended programme. details to follow but the schedule can be viewed [ here ]

We expect Mallow to take us into Christmas but for now we can look forward to the rest of the open water swimming that remains around the country.


Europeans 2018 (Slovenia)

Entries are still open for the European Masters in Slovenia in September.

Please visit for further details

If you are going – please email Jeff ( ) so you can get your hat and T. Also don’t forget to notify Swim Ireland of your entry into the competition so that you are covered by FINA related insurance.


The Ulster Masters is in Newry again this year at the end of May.

You can download the programme, entry form and Hytek files from their respective links.

If you are going to the Europeans in September, please email Jeff at so you can get the tshirt and hat.

The points calculator which is used for decathlons and qualification for the masters development squad has been updated in line with the new FINA annual results. ie the inflation rate has been applied.


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

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.