Para Swimmers to feature at Irish National Team Trials

Irish Para Swimmers are set to feature at the 2021 Irish National Team Trials, hosted by Swim Ireland at the National Aquatic Centre on the Sport Ireland Campus, the trials will run from Tuesday, 20th – 24th April. The trials will serve as an opportunity for athletes to meet qualification standards for the Tokyo 2020 […]

Football Duo are #Dublin2018 Ambassadors

Irish football legend, Niall Quinn and current Irish football striker, Amber Barrett were today named as the two newest Ambassadors for the Para Swimming Allianz European Championships. The two forwards will now be swapping the football field for the swimming pool as they take on the Para Swimming Allianz European Championship Ambassador Challenge on August […]

Hayley Burke Selected as a Leader of the Future

Para Swimming Manager, Hayley Burke, has been selected as one of Ireland’s Future Leaders in Sport on the prestigious 30 under 30 list published by Sport For Business. Burke has been a leading figure in Para Sports since her appointment to the role of Para Swimming Manager in 2015 where she was directly responsible for […]

6 Months to #Dublin2018 and Turner Can't Wait

There are now only 6 months to go to the Para Swimming Allianz European Championships! August 13th will see the first day of competition at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin and anticipation is building for this great event.   The International Paralympic Committee caught up with Irish Paralympian Swimmer, Nicole Turner as she looks […]

Important Weekend out of the Pool for Para Swimmers

Paralympics Ireland will host an important information and training session for our Para Swimmers at the National Sports Campus this weekend. Important information around the new classification protocols will be on the agenda along with an exciting research project from renowned biomechanist Carl Payton that could be a help improve the performances of our athletes. […]

President Launches Search for 600 Volunteers

Over 600 volunteers are being sought to work at the Dublin 2018 World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships which are being held at the National Aquatic Centre in Blanchardstown next August from Monday 13th to Sunday 19th.   A broad range of volunteers will be needed to ensure that the Championships run smoothly and will […]

Allianz Announced as Title Sponsor of 2018 World Para Swimming European Championships

Allianz Announced as Title Sponsor of 2018 World Para Swimming European Championships Allianz has today been confirmed as the title sponsor for the Dublin 2018 World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships. The National Aquatic Centre in the National Sports Campus in Dublin will host the Para Swimming Allianz European Championships from August 13th-19th 2018.   […]

MORE PERSONAL BESTS FOR IRISH AT PARA SWIMMING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  The good form of the Irish team continued on the penultimate day of the Para Swimming World Series meet in Berlin. In this morning’s heats Ards teenager Barry McClements was just outside his best time placing fourteenth of the ninety-one swimmers in the 400mFreestyle heats. He touched in a time of 4:33.20 which was […]

Lifetime best swim for McClements on opening night of World Series in Berlin

On the opening night of finals at the last World Para Swimming World Series meet in Berlin, Ards teenager Barry McClements swam a new lifetime best of 1:03.94 in the C final of the 100m Butterfly. This swim was good enough to see him placed twenty second overall but notably awarded silver as the second […]

Top ten finishes on final day of ParaSwimming World Series in Sheffield

Teenage swimmers Nicole Turner and Barry McClements concluded the third leg of the Para Swimming World Series for the Irish team, with a sixth and seventh place finish in their respective 400m Freestyle finals this evening in Sheffield.   Fourteen-year-old Turner who won a bronze medal in the 50m Butterfly final last night raced solidly […]

World Series Bronze for Nicole Turner

Fourteen-year-old Nicole Turner has won a bronze medal in the 50m Butterfly final at the Para Swimming World Series in Sheffield. The Laois native, who competes in the S6 class, raced impressively to record a time of 37.44seconds (851 points); notably just outside of the lifetime best time she set in the Paralympic final in […]

Three Irish Swimmers through to Finals at World Series this evening

Irish swimmers will feature in three finals on the penultimate day of the Para Swimming World Series in Sheffield this evening after Ellen Keane, Nicole Turner and Barry McClements all advanced impressively from heats this morning. These World Series races are being run as multi class so athletes from different classes are racing in the […]