Paper entries should be forwarded with the appropriate payment to the Swim Ulster office by 24.4.17.
See below for the organizers:
Dear Masters Swimmers, we are here once again organizing our INTERNATIONAL MASTERS MEET “Città di Firenze” in Florence.
The meet will be held at the “Paolo Costoli” swimming complex: Viale Paoli – Florence Italy
This is an outdoor pool long course (50 meter) with 10 lanes in the middle of a big park, with a 25 meter pool with 9 lanes continually available for training and warm-up (plus a kids pool). The temperature of the water will be 26/27°c (80/81 degrees Fahrenheit), timing will be automatic touch-pads. Big parking area will be available in front of the pool.
The Master’s Committee have organised a coaches clinic with Swim Ireland High Performance coach Lars Humer who is based in the University of Limerick. Lars is a coach with a proven track record and we are grateful to him that he has agreed to take this clinic for us. This clinic is recommended for coaches working with masters swimmers. Masters swimmers with an interest in the topics on offer are also welcome to attend.
All information can be found here.
SWIM IRELAND MASTERS are proud to present a Master’s Relay Meet plus Training Day to be held on Saturday 8th April 2017.
The event will be held during the downtime of the Swim Ireland National Long Course Championships in the National Aquatic Centre between approximately 12.30 (registration at 12 noon) and 3.45pm (depending on the times of the SI gala). Swim Ireland are facilitating the use of the pool to Master swimmers and without this assistance it would not be possible to run the event.
This event will give Club teams a great opportunity to practise relay racing and/or set Provincial and National relay records and will give individuals the opportunity to train in a Long Course session.
The event is open to ALL current registered Masters Swimmers. You do not have to compete as part of a relay team to partake in the training session or novelty relay.
The relay events are for Men, Ladies and Mixed teams; 4 X 50m Medley (max. 2 heats, 20 teams), 4 X 50m Freestyle (max. 2 heats, 20 teams) and 4 X 200m Freestyle (max. 1 heat, 10 teams). The novelty relay will be open to all individual entrants and teams will be drawn by lots.
A draft programme of the relays and training session is attached here.
Age groups for relays:- 76 – 99 years, 100 – 119 years, 120 – 159 years, 160 – 199 years etc. and upwards in 40 year intervals. Age at 31st December and all competitors must be 19 years or over on the day of the swim and must be a current member of an affiliated club.
The early bird entry fee is €5.00 per individual and the closing date for receipt of entries is Thursday 21st April 2016. Relay team entries are free of charge but all relay participants must submit an individual entry by Thursday 30th March 2017 to avail of the early bird fee.
We don’t need payment up front but we do need to know if you are attending and entering teams so we need your entry forms before 30th March. DON’T send payment but pay on the day.
Late entries for Individuals for the training session will be accepted on the day but at an increased fee of €6.00.
We have been busy here with all the comings and goings in regards to the galas that have been hosted by the various clubs.
So as not to miss anyone I have created a new page within the site for all recent results. I have sorted it by years and will make it prettier as the time goes on but for now feel free to have a look and see how everyone has done since the start of the year!