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Athlete Online Coaching Programme – Sign Up!

As part of Swim Ireland’s continued work in athlete engagement and efforts to support our clubs and members, Swim Ireland is excited to launch its Athlete Online Coaching Programme.

This online coaching programme has been designed to provide all club athletes with virtual coaching input from several experienced club coaches from around the country.

In a time when active coaching and swimming in the pool is not taking place, we want to give all our athletes an opportunity to gain additional coaching support.

The programme is being offered at three levels, which are age dependent and cover a greater detail of coaching information as the levels rise.

Three Levels of the Programme:

County – (Entry level Athletes must be 9 years or older)

Sign up link – County Level

Programme Starts – 8th June 2020

Regional – (Athletes must be 12 years or older)

Sign up link – Regional Level

Programme Starts – 10th June 2020

National – (Athletes must be 14 years or older)

Sign up link – National Level

Programme Starts – 12th June 2020

Athletes must commence the programme at the entry level according to their age (age as of 31/12/20)

Athletes complete a unit within a Level by attending a weekly online webinar and submitting a project to Swim Ireland in relation to the unit following the webinar. Webinars are to be approximately 40 – 60 mins in duration.

Depending on the level of programme you will take part in the following units:

  • Freestyle (All Levels)
  • Backstroke (All Levels)
  • Breaststroke (All Levels)
  • Butterfly (All Levels)
  • Individual Medley (All Levels)
  • Nutrition, Lifestyle & Life Skills (Regional and National Level)
  • Finishes & Relay Takeovers (National Level)
  • Competition Management (National level)

For the full details of the programme and timetable please click here.

This is a great opportunity for swimmers of all ages and abilities to gain some great insights and coaching tips whilst we are out of the water.

For more information please contact: damienfitzpatrick@swimireland.ie

ALL SQUADS: Strength and Conditioning for Swimmers

Strength and Conditioning
for swimmers aged 12 and over.

Open to all swimmers, in all squads, aged 12 and over – based on year of birth, age as of 31st December 2020

Dryland training is an integral part of an athlete’s development and success in the water. Not only is strength and conditioning key to injury prevention, but it will allow swimmers to develop new sources of power and speed on land, which they can then tap into in the water – leading to more efficient and powerful swimming.

Places are limited to the first 20 athletes to book.

Five weeks of S&C for swimmers on Saturday 22nd February; 29th February; 7th March; 14th March and 21st March. Cost €50 payable via EPP.

Led by specialist youth athletic coach,
Shane Fitzgibbon

Our next course starts on Saturday 22nd February
in Kilcornan Hall from 7:40am to 8:45am.

Email Christine at Bluefin.Secretary@gmail.com to register.

*Athletes will have exercises to practice in between S&C sessions to help them continue to improve.

 

 

 

S&C with Coach Shane

NEW COURSE:
Sign-up for Coach Shane’s S&C on Saturdays

Pool training ends at 7:30am. Athletes have 15 mins to change, eat a healthy snack and meet in Kilcornan Hall at 7:45am. Session ends at 8:45am sharp. Please ensure athletes have extra water.

Please note: Pool training runs from 6am to 8am when S&C is cancelled.

Cost: €50
Payments made online via EPP confirms booking.

Dates:

*Athletes will have exercises to practice in between S&C sessions to help them continue to improve.

Our athletes well-being is our priority – and this includes injury prevention. While we believe strength and conditioning is an integral part of an athletes success in the water, please note, our 5-week course is completely optional.

 

 

 

S&C with Coach Shane

NEW COURSE:
Sign-up for Coach Shane’s S&C on Saturdays

Cost: €50
Payments made online via EPP confirms booking.

Dates:
No S&C on Saturday 16th November, pool session 6am to 8am
Saturday 23rd November
Saturday 30th November
Saturday 7th December
Saturday 14th December, 4 to 5pm in Ballybane
Saturday 21st December, 8:30 to 9:30am in Ballybane
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Pool training ends at 7:30am. Athletes have 15 mins to change, eat a healthy snack and meet in Kilcornan Hall at 7:45am, and ends at 8:45am sharp. Please ensure athletes have extra water.

*Athletes will have exercises to practice in between S&C sessions to help them continue to improve.

Our athletes well-being is our priority – and this includes injury prevention. While we believe strength and conditioning is an integral part of an athletes success in the water, please note, our 5-week course is completely optional.

S&C on the 14th and 21st December takes place here:
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