One year to go until the Para Swimming European Championships, Dublin 2018

First time a major Para Sport Championships will be held in Ireland Sunday (13 August) officially marked one year to go until the start of the World Para Swimming European Championships, which will take place at Dublin’s National Aquatic Centre.  This key milestone comes just a month after Paralympics Ireland together with its event partners; […]

2018 Para Swimming European Championships coming to Dublin

Commenting on the news President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Sir Philip Craven said: “We are greatly excited to be staging this event in Dublin and would like to the thank the organising committee and all delivery partners for their enthusiasm so far.  “This Championships will be the largest Para sport event ever to […]

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 […]

Six Irish swimmers racing at final Para Swimming World Series meet in Berlin

A team of six Irish swimmers are competing at the final World Para Swimming World Series meet in Berlin, Germany this weekend (6th – 9th July). The team features Rio Paralympic bronze medallist Ellen Keane, as well as fellow Paralympians Nicole Turner from Laois and Ailbhe Kelly from Castleknock. They will be joined by upcoming […]

Keane and Turner feature in finals on second day of World Series

   In the final of the 200m Individual medley at the Para Swimming World Series in Sheffield Ireland’s Ellen Keane and Nicole Turner finished 10th and 11th respectively. These World Series races are being run as multi, or mixed class so athletes from different classes are racing in the same heats, and finals. The winners […]

Keane & Turner make finals on opening night in Sheffield

All four Irish swimmers raced on the opening day of the Sheffield edition of the Para Swimming World Series. Rio Paralympians Nicole Turner and Ellen Keane both advanced from morning heats to finals this evening. The pair raced in the multi-class 100m Breaststroke final with Paralympic bronze medallist Keane placing ninth in 1:25.32, and fourteen […]

Swimming World Series, Sheffield – Day One

Day one of the Swim World Series off to a good start. Both Ellen and Nicole have advanced to the final of the 100m Breaststroke this evening. Barry and Patrick raced in the 100m Freestyle but unfortunately Barry was disqualified for an infringement on the start and Patrick didn’t advance from the heats. Ellen is […]

Four Irish Swimmers set to compete at Para Swimming World Series in Sheffield

A team of four Irish swimmers flew out this morning to compete at the third meet of the new Para Swimming World Series in Sheffield, taking place over the coming days (April 27th – 30th). The team features Rio Paralympic bronze medallist Ellen Keane, as well as fellow Paralympian fourteen year old Nicole Turner. They […]

Three Medals for Irish on Final Day of Para Swimming World Series Meet

  Irish para swimmers Ellen Keane and Barry McClements both claimed medals on the concluding day of the inaugural Para Swimming World Series Meet in Copenhagen, Denmark. In this first international meet of the season Keane claimed gold and silver, with Barry McClements also securing silver. Rio Paralympic medallist Ellen Keane was first up snatching […]

Four Irish Swimmers through to finals at World Series

Four of the Irish swimmers competing at the inaugural Para Swimming World Series Meet in Copenhagen have qualified for this evening’s finals. Ellen Keane, Barry McClements, Nicole Turner and Patrick Flanagan will feature across six of tonight’s finals on the concluding day of the event. Gold medallist in the 400m Freestyle yesterday McClements continued his […]

World Para Swimming announces new World Series for 2017

World Para Swimming has announced that a new World Series, bringing together some of the world’s biggest and best competitions, will be introduced in 2017 offering athletes the chance to compete in a dedicated circuit for the first time. The World Para Swimming World Series will begin in Copenhagen, Denmark, in March, moving to Sao […]

Two silver, one bronze and 23 PBs for Ireland

  The Irish Paralympic swim squad will be returning home to the Emerald Isle on Sunday evening (May 8th) with their heads held high after collecting two European silver medals, one bronze medal and a whopping 23 Personal Best (PB) times. Teen sensation Nicole Turner will return as the toast of the county of Laois, […]