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Damien Fitzpatrick

The Swim Ireland Munster Annual Regional Conference (ARC) will take place on Friday 16th February 2024 at 7.30pm at Mallow GAA, Mallow, Co. Cork. Clubs have been emailed the following information. All club members are welcome to attend but only two delegates per club are permitted to vote. The Agenda and other relevant information for the Conference will be issued to Club Secretaries 7 days in advance of the ARC, but in the interim clubs are invited to: 1. Submit nominations for vacant regional and national positions 2. Submit any...

Damien Fitzpatrick

There will be two clinics for coaches in December. Hosted by two knowledgeable Coaches: one in Cork–Mayfield, hosted by Dolphin SC and delivered by Head Coach Mick McCormack, and one in Clonmel hosted by Clonmel SC, and delivered by Head Coach Niamh Whelan. You can register from these links: Cork – Mayfield (09/12/2023 starting at 1630) https://swimireland.justgo.com/workbench/public/events?ref=A4E3652C3B86EEC6401C1FD8C6267B982369C17D Clonmel (09/12/2023 starting at 0945) https://swimireland.justgo.com/workbench/public/events?ref=4620790FFAF4ED1AFBEE738C79D7AAC6D1DAC3EE Coaching staff can register for €5 and each participant will be awarded 1 CPD point. Coaches of the hosting Club (respectively, Dolphin and Clonmel) can register for...

Damien Fitzpatrick

The next Munster Skill Clinic for Coaches will focus on the back-to-breast transition, and more specifically on analysis and drills that can be used to teach the crossover turn with age group swimmers. The Clinic is aimed at Coaches working with young athletes, but the content of this Clinic will be extremely relevant to Coaches working with a wide range of swimmers (how many of our athletes perform a fast and effective back to breast transition, and how many of them know how to perform a good crossover turn?). These...

Damien Fitzpatrick

The Munster Senior Schools Swimming Championship is to be held at UL Arena in Limerick on Sunday 12 th November. The Senior age groups (based on the swimmers age as of 31.08.2024) are: Junior (born between 1.9.2009 and 31.8.2011) Inter (born between 1.9.2007 and 31.8.2009) Senior (born between 1.9.2004and 31.8.2007) The Meet Information sheet is on our website at https://www.swimmunster.ie/team/munsterswimming/page/competitions#/team-events/upcoming/8993 We have requested all clubs to process the entries of their swimmers. If a pupil in your school wishes to enter and the pupil is a member of a Munster...

Damien Fitzpatrick

The Munster Minor Swimming Championships will be held at UL Arena in Limerick on Sunday 15th October. We are departing from the postal entry system that was used previously and will be using an online form that can be used on behalf of each individual swimmer to select events; enter personal details; and make payment. We are hoping that this will streamline the entry process. Our tentative timeline is: week ending 15 Sept - Issue email to all schools with link to allow entry to the Schools Championships 29 th...

Damien Fitzpatrick

As we are about to enter a new season, the Swim Ireland Clubs and Community team want to take this opportunity to reflect and show appreciation to club members for another jam-packed season in the water. Thank you to the club coaches, teachers, committees, and volunteers who have worked more diligently than ever as we continue to re-build, engage with club members, negotiate plans with facilities and initiate new initiatives to keep members active and returning to the water year on year. The 2023/2024 season promises to bring new challenges...

Damien Fitzpatrick

Saturday 30/09/2023 **Pre-Conference optional event: Coaching in Action** National Centre Limerick training session open for the attendees @ UL 06.00 – 08.00 (To be confirmed) 09.00-10.00 Swim Ireland Education, Munster Accreditation 10.00-10.30 Munster Chair, Jon Rudd Welcome and intro 10.30-11.45 Walter Bolognani Age group to international teams: the non-negotiables 11.45-13.00 Nollaig O Sullivan Strength of Mind 13.00-14.00 Lunch 14.00-15.15 John Szaranek Planning Strategies for Age Group Swimmers 15.15-16.00 Jeremy Bagshaw Experiences and Journey in a 25-year swimming career 16.00-16.20 Coffee Break 16.20-17.30 William Harmon Cultivating an effective club coaching environment...

Damien Fitzpatrick

What level is required to participate in one of the SwimQuest Camps? These clinics are open to all competitive swimmers, depending on age the only requisite is to have a competitive or special-competitive swim membership. Swimmers will have a better experience if they know the basics of competitive strokes, and have at least started learning the turns. Is my swimmer too advanced for these Camps? During the 3 days, we experiment with body position control, balance, and equilibrium. These are all skills valid for swimmers of all levels, beginners and...

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