Club News

Records Galore British Masters

Posted on 1, July 2015

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Congratulations to John Cunningham who swimming under the Limerick Masters banner competed in the recent British Masters Longcourse Gala at the Aquatics Centre in Manchester. This was John’s first competition in 3 years, he was recovering from multiple injuries  including shoulder, knee, and double hernia surgery!! John achieved a European Record in the 50m Fly with an astonishing time of 26.09. He broke 5 Irish Records: 50 Fly – 26.09;  100 Fly – 1:00.30; 50 Breast – 31.28;  50 Free – 25.46;  100 Free – 57.65 Hopefully the injuries are now put to bed and we hope to see John & his swimmers [&hellip

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Earlybird Online Entry Open for Thomond Swim

Posted on 1, June 2015

in Category Club News, Thomond Swim

This years Thomond Swim takes place on Saturday 25th July 12:45. The swim will follow the usual 1800m swim route starting at the slip beside St. Michaels rowing club, to Thomond Bridge and back again. We have an early bird rate of 20€ available for online entries up to midnight on 21st June. https://register.sportstiming.ie/ps/event/ThomondSwim2015 You must be a Swim Ireland member to swim. See more details of Special Membership available on the Swim Ireland website. Copy the following link to your browser: www.swimireland.ie/new-special-membership-now-availble Please note there are NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY You must have open water swim experience to [&hellip

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Congratulations Breda McNamara

Posted on 10, May 2015

in Category Club News

On Saturday May 9th at the Swim Ireland AGM and Awards night the Swim Ireland Masters Award for Outstanding Achievement was awarded to Breda McNamara of Limerick Masters. The award is a recognition of Breda’s long years of service to masters swimming in the mid west from the foundation of Limerick Masters club 28 years ago to the club today which has in excess of 90 members. For all of that time Breda has served as secretary of the club and has been instrumental in the development of masters swimming in Limerick, has supported swimming at all levels in the region [&hellip

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Irish Open Long Course Championships – The Results

Posted on 12, March 2015

in Category Club News

There was a great weekend of swimming at the Irish Open Long Course Masters Championship Gala on the 6th and 7th of March. In excess of 330 swimmers gathered in the UL arena over the weekend to partake in the event. Swimming commenced on Friday evening with 51 competitors in the 1500m freestyle. Norma Cahill from Ennis masters gave an outstanding performance to set a new European record at the 1500m distance and also at the 800m distance and in so doing won the Kearney 1500m trophy. She went on to compete in the 800m event on Saturday where she [&hellip

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Tumble Turns

Posted on 10, February 2015

in Category Club News

As we head closer to our gala many of you will be looking to practice or better your freestyle turns. The following links are a great breakdown of how it’s done be you a complete novice or a pro looking to tweek and gain that extra push from the wall. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFQpLyihI5M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryN-4R1E8d8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHXNBbLFiJs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNQh2SqA2Ck http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss6-htcF9m

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Congratulations Rosie

Posted on 9, February 2015

in Category Club News

Well done to Rosie Foley who was awarded the Open Water Performance of the Year by ILDSA for her swim down Lough Derg her Solo English Channel crossing last year. The awards ceremony took place in Bray Co. Wicklow recently. Congratulations to the other award winners & nominees who all had amazing swims & experiences throughout the 2014 season

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Jim Neylon – A Tribute

Posted on 2, February 2015

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Jim Neylon RIP passed away on the 19th January 2015 (Age 81 years) Jim Neylon made a tremendous contribution to Limerick Swimming.  Famous for his enthusiasm and humour, Jim was a corner stone/patriarch of Limerick Swimming. Jim was active in all areas of Swimming since the 70’s.  He began in Seal Swimming Club as a Teacher and then became Chairperson and PRO, positions he retained for more than 25 years during which time it grew from a small Club into one of the largest in the country with lessons being run in every pool in the city.  In his role [&hellip

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Support Fionnuala & Rosie ILDSA Nominees

Posted on 21, January 2015

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Both Fionnuala Walsh & Rosie Foley have been nominated in categories for this years Irish Long Distance Association Awards. As many of you know 2014 saw Fionnuala become the First Irish Female to complete the Triple Crown in open water swimming – (English Channel, Catalina Channel & Manhattan Island) and shortly after Rosie took off down the length of Lough Derg and while we were racing up the Shannon for the Thomond Swim she crossed the English Channel. There are plenty of other worthy categories in the nominations so please click, vote & support Irish Open Water Swimming Achievements. Voting [&hellip

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Christmas Day Swim 2014

Posted on 30, December 2014

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A great crowd turned up to support and swim in the annual Christmas Day swim. As the starting pontoon dipped closer to the “fresh” river water it was too late to turn back….After a large splash, some light elbowing and rebalancing of Santa hats Ger Storan emerged as the victorious winner of the Mens trophy. Ciara Murphy having just completed the annual Christmas Day run took the ladies trophy. While there were many gasps, whoops and red coloured goose bumps most warmed up quickly with some blended Christmas Day tea and coffee! This year the Club were presented with the [&hellip

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