Dolphin Minnows is on this Saturday and Sunday in Mayfield Pool. Please check the entries to see what events your child is entered and what sessions they are swimming in, as not everyone is in every session. The Saturday session does not begin until 11.30am. Warm up 10.30.
I would like if every swimmer can wear a Sundays Well Hat. These cost €8 but with so many swimmers entered it makes it easier to spot everyone swimming.
All swimmers need to wear flip flops or something on their feet and a t-shirt whilst on deck.
Any queries email
After the gala, Dolphin Swimming Club have invited Sundays Well to join them in the Montenotte Hotel for a party. There will be a disco and the kids will get nuggets and chips.
I only got the invitation yesterday so sorry for the late notice.
Yhe party starts directly after the gala on Sunday from 5-8pm.
Looking forward to a great weekend.
SWSC have been notified by the Munster Branch that the above offical rosters have to be covered. If for any reason you are unable to attend at the time allocated please organise a swop or ensure that your session is covered.
The Very Best of Luck to all Swimmers.
SWSC Management Committee
The Munster Squad Training day scheduled for 26th May, 2013 has been cancelled due to a clash with Community games and many swimmers heading in to school exmas etc. Other dates will be arranged and passed on asap. The decision to cancel was taken by the coaches present at last Sunday's squad day in UL.
Brendan Mc Grath
To build on last years reunion we are again inviting all past swimmers, teachers, coaches, committee members and anyone that helped with the club to a social gathering
At St Columbas Hall, Douglas
On Friday night – 10th May
All are welcome. As this is an open invitation please contact those you knew were involved with SWSC about the “gathering” and just turn up on the night.
Looking forward to meeting you all
Yours in Swimming
Sundays Well Swimming Club
Congratulations to Drew Lynch, Niamh Connolly, Aoife Gallagher, Peter Higgins, and Frank Toebes.
Click on the title above to read Fiona's report.
Congratulations to Iseult Hayes on qualifying for the National Youth Development Squad at the recent Munster LC Championships. Iseult will take part in her first training camp which is on at the NAC in Dublin from April 1st – 4th, where she will join up with the best youth swimmers from the rest of Ireland.
All at SWSC are extremely proud of her great achievement and wish her all the best at the camp.
Congratulations to Chris on receiving the Junior Award at the recent Cork Sports Partnership Awards at the Oriel House Hotel. Chris received the award for this dedication to sport. He is an International Triathlete, so as well as swimming with SWSC he also runs with Leevale and cycles with Cork Tri Club. Chris had a great year in 2012 winning 5 Senior Triathlons, 1 Duathlon and 1 Senior Aquathlon, 3 Open Water swims and his first International Medal at the Virgin London Triathlon in September. Chris was also a member of the Leevale Under 19 team that won Cork, Munster and All Ireland Cross Country Championships.
All at SWSC are extremely proud of Chris’s achievements and wish him the best in the future.
Congratulations to Emma on her selection to represent Ireland as the Celtic Tri-Nations which is taking place in Scotland on May 10th-12th 2013. This event will see the country’s top 10 men and 10 women from Ireland, Scotland and Wales compete for the Championship title throughout the full Olympic Programme.
All at SWSC are extremely proud of Emma’s achievements and wish her all the best at the competition.
Congratulations to Alan O’Brien on his recent selection for the Celtic Nations Irish Waterpolo Team. The competition is due to take place in Cardiff on Saturday 6th April. This selection is a great honour for Alan, his college UCC, and his swim team SWSC.
All as SWSC are extremely proud of Alan’s achievement and wish him every success this weekend and in the future.
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Munster LC Championships 2013. The gala was extremely successful for SWSC with well over 100 PB’s throughout the weekend and many Division One and Division Two qualifying times.
A special mention to Iseult Hayes for making her National Youth Development times and to Ross McAuliffe on making his Cork Performance Squad times.
The total medal count was:
Click on the title above to read a letter from Munster Region Swim Ireland.
Click here for the final rota.
To celebrate our 90th anniversary in 2014 we propose putting together, in book form, a selection of photos from as far back as possible to the present day.
To succeed we need the help of all current and past club members to gather:
Please contact any member of the current committee and we will arrange collection, scanning and safe return of your photos/programmes to you.
Click here for the rota. We need a parent volunteer(s) for the 5-7 pm slot. Please contact the secretary by text or email.
We have managed to organise a slot for bag packing. This is being done in partnership with the charity, Habitat. 50% collected will go to Sundays Well and 50% to Habitat.
We are asking for swimmers who are in secondary school to volunteer a two hour slot. There will be a sheet on the notice board for swimmers to put their names against.
We are also requesting parents to volunteer slots either to supervise or in place of a swimmer who cannot do their slot. Names will be added to the gala roster as work undertaken.
First come first served. Remaining slots will be allocated to those left on the list.
Sundays Well Swimming Club is holding a Fun Swimathon on Friday, 29th March 2013 at Douglas Swimming Pool.
Congratualations to Dara Walsh who is now a Grade A swimmer and who also achieved a Div 2 time in her 200 free. Well done Dara!
No swimming Sunday March 17th.
Bus leaves Douglas swimming pool on Sunday 10th March at 7:30am. Return time is not known. There will be the customary stop in McDonalds in Dungarvan.
Cost: €10 per person.
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We have invited Noel Murphy, Land & Conditioning Coach with Swim Ireland to SWSC to run a workshop with us next Saturday March 9th from 2pm – 6pm in Brookfield.
This course will be very beneficial to Coaches, Teachers and Athletes. It attracts 3/4 CPD points, which we all require for our licensing, and you don’t have to travel far.
The cost is €40 and this is charged directly by Swim Ireland but will we need to collect this with registration on the day.
Noel Murphy is very accomplished in this area. He will be instructing coaches/teachers first and he will then be working with the coaches and athletes, to ensure that what is learnt in the first session is carried effectively to the athletes. I will pass on the itinerary once received.
Congratulations to Luke O Sullivan, Andrea Mitchell, Ellie Galland, Anna Feenan, and Conor Powell, who all achieved their Grade B times and will go on and compete in future Grade B galas.
Due to the large numbers attending, the organisers have had to change the entries. Swimmers are only allowed swim either 100m frontcrawl or individual medley.
If anyone wishes to change their entry, please contact by Friday pm.
If you are not swimming in the frontcrawl, you do not need to be at the pool in Mallow until 10am, unless you are timekeeping.
Tickets available from Committee members & coaches.
Click on the heading to see the letter received from UL. Here is a campus map.
Cork County Council is advertising for Beach Lifeguards – 2013 Summer Season.
The closing date is 5pm, Monday, 4th March 2013.
Here is an extract from an email received from Swim Ireland today:
We are writing to you regarding the upcoming Dave McCullagh Memorial Gala taking place in the 50m pool in the University of Limerick from 22nd-24th February inclusive.
We have just become aware that the venue for the event is not available for competition until 3.00pm on Friday 22nd February whereas the original schedule provides for the meet to commence at 8am on this date. Unfortunately our attempts to resolve this did not prove fruitful. Therefore we are writing to alert you to the following changes as soon as possible as we appreciate this may impact on arrangements that have been made. We apologise for any inconvenience but hope that this notice will allow you to make any alterations required to arrangements.
Now that all entries are in we have been able to analyse Friday’s session and it is still possible to run the full programme of events scheduled to take place on Friday 22nd February. The Team Leaders meeting will now take place at 1.30pm at the pool. The exact location of this meeting will be provided nearer the time.
The warm up for session 1 will take place from 3.00-4.00pm and the heats session will run from 4.00-5.00pm. Warm up for session 2 will take place from 5.30-6.15pm with finals starting at 6.30pm. Due to there being less than 20 entrants in a number of events, several events will now run with A finals only, therefore based on our analysis we expect that the Friday evening session will be finished by 8.00pm.
Congratulations to all SWSC swimmers who took part in the Gerry Ryan Gala in UL this weekend. It was a hugely successful 2 days for all SWSC competitors, with some exceptional performances in the pool. We were very proud of the achievements and the excellent conduct displayed by all.
Our total medal haul was 7 Golds , 10 Silvers , 5 Bronze – 22 Podium finishes.
21 Division 1 times were achieved, 12 Division 2 times and 101 PB’s.
This was a marvellous achievement considering the fact that many of our swimmers did not travel due to exam commitments.
Well done to all and keep up the excellent work.
Richard Cassidy & Deirdre Cunningham
Friday 15th February from 10:15am - 4:00pm
Video Stroke Analysis for each swimmer
Bring a packed lunch
Coaches:Goretti, Rob and Gary
Due to a long Saturday morning session, it is likely that we will take a lunch break before 400free men and womens events. The 400free womens will be the first event in the afternoon. It will take approx 1hr. 400free mens will take approx 40mins. 100Fly womens will take approx 20mins.
There is also a possibility of cancelling the relays on Saturday (200medley) due to a late finish.
No changes for Sunday - finish 5.30pm, then some medal presentations
The SWSC Masters Gala scheduled for 16th February has been cancelled.
The EGM and AGM will take place on Wednesday, 20th February, 2013 at 8.00 p.m. in the Blackrock Inn.
Swimming back to normal from Tuesday 15th January 2013 @ 7pm.
Because of the huge entry (347 swimmers) it is not possible to run the competition as planned since the swimming would have taken over 9 hours and the maximum gala length allowed by Swim Ireland is 7.5 hours per day.
The new schedule as as follows:
The bus will leave Douglas Pool Car Park at the changed time of 9am as a result of the changes described above. Please let coaches know if you are travelling by bus.
The cost will depend on numbers travelling - minimum €10.
Goretti & Rob
Piranhas swimming returns Sunday 6th January at 9am.
All swimmers in Piranhas (Friday night and Sundays) and all swimmers in the teaching hour who swim in the last three groups at the deep end are invited to our mini gala this Sunday December 16th. This is a fun event. No medals will be presented but all swimmers will be spoiling their dinner with sweets! We hope to time each swimmer for 25m frontcrawl and backcrawl and if they wish, breastroke and for the more advanced in Piranhas, butterfly. We look forward to seeing you all there to see for yourselves the progress your children have made. Cheering and shouting is encouraged!
Can all swimmers bring two towels and or spare tee shirts to stop them getting cold please.
Can all please be there at 8.50am (even if you usually swim at 10am).
Happy Christmas and New Year to all.
Tuesday 11th December, Thursday 13th December and Saturday 15th December are our last swimming sessions before Christmas. We will resume the week of Saturday 5th January.
The last teen session for 2012 will be on Wednesday 12th December. We will resume Wednesday 9th January.
Piranhas swimming will finish this Sunday, December 16th. We will resume on Friday 11th January.
When: Friday 21st December @ 6:30pm - 10pm
Where: Brookfield Leisure Centre
Click on the heading above for the Women In Sport Clinic coming up this weekend in Fermoy.
To ensure the costs are kept to a minimum they have been heavily subsidised by Swim Ireland.
If you have any questions please feel free to get in contact with Geoff Massey at firstname.lastname@example.org
The times are still being reviewed, but there are not expected to be any major changes.
CHRISTMAS SOCIAL NIGHT
The Mount Oval Bar, Upper Rochestown
Friday, 7th of December, 2012
Ticket €10. Supper and D.J. 8.30pm
Contact Noelle 087-1219048 for tickets
New swimming classes are being introduced beginning on Sat 17th November and Wed 21st November.
|Childrens lessons (5yrs upwards)|
Full details for SWSC Teaching can be found in the freshly minted Teaching Swimming Page.
Emma Cassidy is a member of the Irish Schools Team competing in the W.I.S.E. International at Sunderland, UK. Emma had her first taste of international success winning 2nd in 100m Backstroke (1:06) and 3rd in 200m Backstroke (2:21). Emma was also a member of both the relays with the Irish Medley team winning Silver and the Irish Freestyle team winning Bronze.
Emma now joins a small elite group of members from Sundays Well who have enjoyed success on the International circuit. This achievement is reward for a strong dedication and commitment to her sport and all at Sundays Well send congratulations to Emma. We are extremely proud of her achievements and the honour she brings not only to herself and her family, but to our Club also.
Congratulations to Mary Haughney, Secretary/PRO on her recent qualification as a S.I. Gala Referee. As a result of her commitment to SWSC and to Swim Ireland Mary has been selected as one of the Swim Ireland Team of Officials for the upcoming Short Course Nationals to be held in Lisburn on the 30th Nov. to 2nd Dec. and as gala referee for the Dolphin Open this weekend. All at SWSC wish Mary every success for the future in her Official capacity with S.I.
Director of Swimming
An EGM of SWSC will take place on Monday 26th November, 2012 at 8.00 p.m. in the Blackrock Inn.
The purpose of the EGM is to ratify two minor changes to the Club Constitution as outlined here.
The AGM will follow the EGM at 8:30pm.
Thanks to all who supported the Race Night on 25th October
Where: Mardyke Arena
When: November 1st
Please meet in Mardyke Arena foyer at 2:45pm and collect at 5:15pm
Goretti, Catherine and Rob
There will be no swimming on Sunday October 28th. Swimming as usual on Friday 26th and November 2nd and 4th.
There wil be no swimming this Thursday 25th October 7-8pm and no swimming on Tuesday 30th.
Swimming returns on Thursday November 1st.
Click here to see the list of swimmers invited to compete in the Grade C gala.
If you wish to swim, please email Tric Kearney() before Monday 22nd. There will be no late entries accepted.
Any enquiries or questions please email Tric.
S.W.S.C is delighted to announce that Richard Cassidy has completed the first Swim Ireland Level 3 Coaching Course to be run in Ireland. Richard spent the last year commuting to Dublin for weekends, furthering his knowledge of:
This qualification puts Richard in a small group of highly qualified coaches in Ireland and is a great asset for S.W.S.C.
S.W.S.C is delighted to announce that Deirdre Cunningham has been selected as one of 12 participants to undertake the new Swim Ireland Level 3 Coaches Programme commencing September 5th. Selection for this course is recognition of Deirdre’s commitment to Swim Ireland and to coaching. This qualification will place Deirdre in a small group of highly qualified coaches along with Richard Cassidy who has completed his course. A great honour indeed for S.W.S.C.
S.W.S.C. wishes to extend a big ‘congratulations’ to Chris Mintern on his recent success at the London Junior Elite Triathlon Event which took place in London on September 24th. The event comprised of a 750m Swim, a 20k Cycle and a 5k Run. Chris was first out of the water, followed by Aaron O’Brien from Limerick, who was the overall winner. Chris came 2nd overall and attained his first international medal.
All at S.W.S.C are very proud of Chris’s achievement and wish him every success in the future.
Congratulations to Emma Cassidy on her selection for the Irish Schools Swimming Team for the 3rd consecutive year. This is a big honour for Emma, her school – St. Angela’s College and her club – S.W.S.C. Emma will compete against the best of swimmers from England, Scotland and Wales in and International Event to be held in England in November. All at S.W.S.C. continue to be extremely proud of Emma and wish her every success.