Ring in the new (togs)

Dear Swimmer,

Its December 31st as I write. Some of you will be ageing up at midnight. Some of you will be in bed because you will be up at 5:30 for training. Some of you will be repenting the gastric onslaught that was Christmas and some of you will be pencilling in schedules for Q1 2020 (namely Sliabh Beagh, Sundays Well, Ennis and Limerick). Some of you will be proposing to your partners (that they join you in Budapest) and some of you will be preparing to lead a merry dance with your open sea handicap for the Liffey. Some of you will be putting together your results for the 2019 Decathlon and some of you will just be looking forward to your next swim.

Who ever and where ever you are, Happy New Year 2020 . . .


Sliabh Beagh

Sundays Well


Christmas Shopping

A Christmas Hello to all in the masters community.

If you are thinking of what to get for that special someone in your life, you might consider the 400 free or a snazzy little 50 Fly in the February’s Sundays Well gala . . .

Full details [ here ]


Folks, just a reminder to let you know entries close at midnight on Thursday 31st October for the Celtic Masters. If you’re going to do a PB, this is the gala you are going to do it in !!!

enter here

Autumn Winter Collection

From Kilkenny FB


The 2nd Marble City Gala will take place on Saturday Sept. 21st

Gala swim events are open to all Swim Ireland and affiliated recognised swim federations- entries will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

The Gala is open to any Masters Swimmer who is 19 or over on 31st December 2019.

An overall best team trophy will be awarded for the most points for a team across the day. This will be a perpetual trophy which will be awarded on Saturday evening along with trophies for Best Male & Best Female swimmers.

Medals will be available for collection during the gala.

No entries will be accepted after the closing date of September 15th or on the day of competition.

More details to follow soon.




The Dublin Sprint Gala will not be taking place this year, however the Celtic Masters gala is scheduled for 9th/10th November and the Mallow Masters gala is scheduled to take place on 7th December

Revised Schedule for Sundays Leinster Open

Hi Folks,

Due to the numbers we have to revise the session times which are outlined below.

The times are :

Session 1:

Warm up 9:00am – 9:45am (6 Lanes)

Session starts at 10:00 am

Session 2:

Warm up 11:10am – 11:30 (10 Lanes)

Session starts at 11:30

The relays are not yet put into the schedule but these won’t alter the sessions by more than 10 minutes

A programme will be circulated in the coming days when everything is finalised.

Thanks from Swim Leinster

Special events gala notes

Hi Folks,

The schedule for the special events gala next Saturday (30th March) is as follows:

11:30am – 11:55 noon Warm up

Start 12 noon :

1 – 4 x 200 m freestyle (2 heats max)

2 – 800 meters freestyle (3 heats max)

The outside lanes (1 + 10) will be available for warm up and cool down at all times.

We have to be finished by 1:30 at the latest but that is not looking like a concern.

It would be helpful if participants could help out with the time keeping or if travelling as a team, bring some recruits.

A psych sheet will be published after entries close on Thursday.