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Inspiring Girls in Sport Conference

Hannah Miley will be joining the star studded line up for this Saturday’s #Weplay Inspiring Girls in Sport Conference. The triple Olympic swimmer will take to the stage to discuss her journey through swimming and how she has made the most out of her sport. Hannah has claimed many titles including European, Commonwealth Games and World and has finished 6th, 5th and 4th in the 400m Individual Medley at the 2008, 2012 & 2016 Olympic Games respectively. Hannah will discuss what motivates her to chase that podium finish at the toughest event in her sport.

The conference, takes place at the National Indoor Arena on the National Sports Campus, this Saturday from 09:30.It is hosted by Swim Ireland and funded through Sport Ireland’s Women in Sport Programme, the one-day conference is open to all ages and abilities involved in sport. The day is open to athletes, coaches, parents and supporters from all sports and will see some of Ireland’s top female athletes and specialists come together, on what promises to be a great day with the theme ‘Strong is the New Pretty’ playing a key focus across all of the panels and talks.Topics will explore body image, lifestyle, health and well-being as an athlete.

Key note speaker Lisa Clancy will deliver on ‘Creating Your Own Brand’ while athletes including Ellen Keane (Para Swimming), Phil Healy (Athletics), Aoife Murray (Camogie), Grainne Murphy (Swimming), Natalya Coyle (Pentathlon) and others will sit on panels discussing body image and balancing life as an athlete. RTE’s Evanne Ni Chuillinn will MC for the day.

Tickets are only €10, (which includes lunch and a #WePlay T-shirt).

Further Information: Bethany Carson
Swim Ireland
Ph: +353 1 6872110
Email: wisdo@swimireland.ie

October 2018 Update

We have a busy month ahead with three swim meets and training changes. Please note, that Sunday’s evening pool session at 7pm is cancelled on both 14th and 21st October, due to competitions.

Friday 12th to Sunday 14th October
Longford Regional Qualifier

Big shout-out to all our swimmers heading to Longford… swim fast and have fun! Please note, there is no S&C Training, and no 7pm pool session on Sunday 14th October.

Sunday 21st October
Senior Schools Championships

Wishing all the senior swimmers representing their schools, a great day out in Tuam! Please note, there is no S&C Training, and no 7pm pool session on Sunday 21st October.

Sunday 28th October
Minor Schools Championships

Best wishes to the club’s junior swimmers representing their schools in Athlone! Swim fast and have fun!

Sunday 28th October
Training at UL Sports Arena

Meet on deck at 10am. This two hour training session is for athletes in Squad Level Three and Four (that are not competing at the Minor Schools Gala). Cost: €15 must be paid online before 21st October. Limited to 10 swimmers.

Next UL Training Dates: Sunday 18th November, 10am and Sunday 16th December, 10am

Connacht Squad Update

Well done Robin, who was selected for Swim Ireland Connacht Development and Pathway Squad for the 2018/19 season…

… and Kieran and Hugh, who were selected for Swim Ireland Connacht Skills Academy for the 2018/19 season.

It is a reflection of their hard work and dedication to the sport, and is a super acheivement for the athletes, and the club. We are delighted!

After Robin’s busy Orientation and Testing Day in UL last weekend,  Kieran and Hugh head to Limerick for the same, next weekend. Enjoy!