The first day of Spring . . .

. . . brings us the national long course open in Limerick university.

In order to heighten everyone’s excitement, the new points grades for the masters points calculator have been rolled out. That means the 2019 points are now on the points calculator over on the decathlon page.

 

Masters Decathlon

Finally, if it’s not too late for you to change your mind the coaches clinic in UL on Sunday is still enrolling. If you’re at a loose end in Limerick on Sunday, you could do worse than picking up some professional coaching tuition for 50€.

 

Masters Coach Conference

The Swim Ireland Masters committee are delighted to announce the finalised line up of topics and timetable for this year’s Masters coach conference in UL on Sunday 3rd March.  Registration for the Masters coach conference is just €50, which includes lunch and 3 CPD points.  Places are limited to 50, so book now on https://swimireland.azolve.com, go to events and courses, search ‘Masters’.

Level 2 Swimming Coach

Dublin swimming club are looking for a level 2 coach for their Sunday morning UCD training hour at 8:45 to 9:45. The session is approx 60 swimmers of varying abilities in a 50m pool setting.

Interested applicants please send their cv to dublinswimmingclub@gmail.com

Many thanks

Happy Christmas

The Masters Committee would like to wish each and everyone of the Masters community a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous new year.

On the topic of new years, we would like to to draw attention to the calendar https://irishmastersswimming.ie/upcoming-galas/ to help you with all that festive aquatic cold turkey.

Limerick is going to be as popular as every so book early to avoid disappointment : http://limerickmasters.com/?page_id=1881

Also keep an eye on irishmastersswimming.ie as more and more of the domestic galas are made available for entry online.

Also due in the coming weeks is the 2018 Top Ten rankings : https://irishmastersswimming.ie/topten/

 

Clinics and Conferences

Swim Ireland Masters committee are delighted to announce a number of upcoming events for Masters swimmers and coaches.  These are part of the Master Strategic Plan to support the development of Masters swimming and coaching in Ireland.

Masters Swim Skills Clinics:

Suitable for all level of competitive Masters swimmers, these clinics will be coached by regional development pathway coaches Mark Lapping and Sarah Fellner.

Places are limited so early booking is advised

Masters Coaching Conference:

We are delighted to welcome Glen Christensen, Swedish Olympic swimmer and coach to Ireland on 3rd March 2019.

Topics and CPD points will be announced shortly

Early booking rate of €40 applies until 15th January 2019

Masters events flyer

Swim Ireland Awards

Hi everyone,

I wasn’t able to go to the Swim Ireland Awards night in Ennistymon on Saturday but I see that Helen O’Leary won the Masters Outstanding Achievement Award. Helen, who now swims with NAC Masters, is a great supporter of Masters galas throughout Ireland and the UK and is a worthy recipient of the award. Aer Lingus Masters’ Charlotte Reid won the Open Water Swimmer of the year award and then, keeping it in the Masters family, NAC Masters’ Declan Harte took over the Presidency of Swim Ireland. Congratulations to all.
Jeff