Competition Pathway

We run competitions and events throughout the year across our disciplines, which range from international opens, national championships and cups, to school galas and fun meets.

For up to date information on our present season please go to the Competition Calendar.

Our competition pathway outlines the levels of competitions on offer in Ireland (view the graphical representation of the pathway) together with details of appropriate events for different age groups, and different levels within the sports. Further information on these competitions is available in the domestic competition plan notes.

Go to Competition Information to find qualifying times and schedules of events for this season’s National Competitions.


Our swimmers times are kept up-to-date on our GalaMan program.

The Rules

FINA or Fédération internationale de natation (English: International Swimming Federation) is the international federation recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for administering international competition in water sports.

FINA Rules 2017-2021

Competition Health Protocols

Download Swim Ireland Covid Protocol 2021/22