The following message was received from Niamh McDonnell of Swim Ireland...
Due to the large number of entries for the upcoming Division 2 meet, we have had to make a couple of changes to the original order of events and session times.
All morning sessions will now commence at 8.30am, with a 7.30-8.15am warm up.
Event 32, the boys 1500 freestyle will now be swum on SATURDAY morning rather than Sunday morning.
The above changes are to allow all swimmers a sufficient rest period before the finals sessions.
Saturday 15th June @ 2pm. Click on heading for full details.
As a result of the large numbers that have qualified for the Division Ones this year (30 swimmers), we have provisionally booked accommodation at DCU from Wed. 17th to Sun 21st. This is approx. a 10min drive from the NAC. The cost benefit is in terms of the self catering facility and the ability to cook what the swimmers like best for both lunch and evening meals.
The accommodation is as follows
Please confirm to Noelle Cassidy by Wednesday how many rooms you require and for how many days. We will be collecting a minimum of one night’s accommodation to secure the booking.
Remember that you may be able to swim in additional events as well as those in which you have qualified - check the eligibility section here for details...
Please liaise directly with the coaches on this as it may determine what days you will be competing.
The National finals of the Community Games were held in Athlone over the weekend (May 25th & 26th)
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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The Castletroy Park Hotel is the only 4 Star Limerick Hotel beside the University Arena Limerick.
Why the Castletroy Park Hotel?
Swim Ireland rate:
*€38 BB per person sharing
€58 BB single
*Based on twin/double
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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.