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.

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/