Leinster News

Welcome to the 2018-19 Season
We hope everyone had a great break and welcome to a new season
We wish everyone an enjoyable and successful season.

Leinster Region Annual Conference - 12 Feb 19
The Leinster Region Annual Conference will take place on Tuesday 12th February at 7.30 p.m. in Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus, Dublin 15.
The Agenda and other relevant information for the Conference will issue 7 days in advance but in the interim you are invited to

  1. Submit nominations for vacant regional and national positions
  2. Submit any motions or agenda items to the Leinster Region Management Committee (LRMC) that a Club would like to see discussed for consideration
Please read the attached notice for further details.
Please contact the Leinster Secretary if you have any queries.

Leinster Gala Schedule 2018-19
The Leinster Swimming Gala Schedule for the 2018-19 has been published. For simplicity, the Schedule is again being published as a PDF document this year.
Please click here for the latest copy of the Schedule (Ver 5 - 20 Aug 18).

Athlete Development Program 2018-2019
Leinster Swimming are delighted to announce a pilot program aimed at 16-19-year olds in the regional swimming clubs. We recognise that the dropout rate from competitive swimming increases significantly from the age of 16 years upwards. This program is designed to retain athletes within aquatics sports.
Click the link for full details and an Application Form

Leinster Schools Swimming Championships 2018/2019
Leinster Schools Swimming Championships 2018/2019 will take place in the NAC on Sunday October 21st 2018. Details on the Schools Page.

Leinster InterProvincial Team Selections 2019
Leinster Schools Swimming is pleased to announce the Leinster team for the Irish Interprovincial Schools championships 2019. Click here for the full list.
The Schools Interpro will be taking place on Sunday 14th April in the NAC.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all the swimmers the very best of luck.

New Leinster Region Chairman
Peter O'Brien, Portmarnock SC, was appointed as Chair of Leinster Swimming at the recent management committee meeting.  We wish Peter the very best of luck on this new journey and look forward to working with him.

We would also like to thank our outgoing chairman, Phillip Fitzpatrick, for his 4 years of dedicated work with Leinster Swimming.  Phillip has encouraged and mentored the committees in Leinster during his time as Chair and has been a great team leader.  We wish him well on his next endeavours!

Leinster Trainability Squad
The Leinster Trainability Squad will commence in the NAC in on September 29th, 2018 at 16:00.
Information regarding the squad is outlined on the Clubs Page. Could we please have all applications in by next Sunday - September 24th.

Sunday evening training lanes 16.00 – 18.00 in the NAC
There will be 50m lanes available on Sunday evenings in the NAC from 4.00 - 6.00pm for clubs to train squads of their age group swimmers.  Clubs can hire either one or two lanes per session. There should be a maximum of 10 swimmers per lane and 20 swimmers per club. The cost is €50 per lane for a 2-hour session. 

Applications for lanes should be sent to leinstersecretary@swimireland.ie and a rota will be drawn up in two stages over the year – from now until December and January until June.

Once the lanes have been allocated and confirmed by the club, payment will be required in advance.   Clubs will be invoiced by the Leinster Treasurer for the bookings in each session.

2018 Meet Licence Guidelines
The latest 2018 Meet Licence Guidelines have been published with some additional notes on the Clubs page.

2017-18 Season Plan
The first draft Swim Ireland Season Plan for the 2017-18 has been published with some additional notes on both the Clubs and Technical pages.

National Squad and Regional Squad Programmes - 2017-18
National and Regional Squad Programmes have been published with some additional notes on the Technical page.

The News link will provide the most up to date information on galas. As soon as information is distributed by the gala secretary, it will be uploaded on the website. Draft programmes will be published for all regional galas at least 2 days prior to event and the club roster will also be published on the site as soon at it is issued. We would urge all clubs to send in news items/photographs for inclusion. Please forward items to the Secretary or info@swimleinster.com.

New Payment Details - Updated 19 Apr 18
Payments to Leinster swimming can be made by cheque or by bank transfer.
Cheques, together with gala and club reference and a contact name and email / mobile number should be sent to :
      Leinster Treasurer
      Leinster Region Swim Ireland
      PO Box 12344
      Dublin 9
Payment can also be made by transfer to bank account : Swim Ireland Leinster
: IE59AIBK93251559772204
(NSC = 93-25-15; a/c 59772204)
Please reference the club and gala .on the transfer narrative.
Please email the treasurer on : leinstertreasurer@swimireland.ie to confirm transfer.
Please understand that it is very important to identify the sender, the reason for payment and to be able to make contact if necessary.

Composition of the Leinster management committee and National standing committees 2018-2019

Position Name Club
Chairperson - 2 year term of office TBC  
Secretary- 2 year term of office Brenda Shannon Viking SC
Treasurer- 2 year term of office Conor McKenna NDWSC
Performance Advisory Group (1) Brian Sweeney Templeogue
National Meet Licensing Committee (1) Stacey Morris NAC
National Complaints and Disciplinary Committee (2) Paul McMenamin North Dublin
  Fiona Burke Aer lingus
Masters Committee (2) Ceall O'Dunlaing Dublin
  Charlotte Reid Aerlingus Masters
Leinster Selector (1) TBC  
Leinster Sub Selector (1) TBC  
President Declan Harte NAC Masters
Competitions committee - nomination from own club only    
Caroline Bentley Asg  
Ashley Godden Kilk  
Phillip Fitzpatrick Temp  
Yvonne Daly Kilk  
Ger Fleming Wex  
Tracey Cullen Kilk  
Nicole McInerney Asg  
Patricia Healy Corm  
Ross Moore LM  
Technical Committee- nominations from own club only    
Brian Sweeney Temp  
James Lawless Troj  
Padraic Dolan LM  
Anne Burdis Port  
Rory McGlynn ESB  

Making Galas Happen...

To enable Leinster to run these events we require the co-operation of all Clubs and the support of many individuals.

Your Competition’s Committee wants to ensure a safe, enjoyable and efficient season of Galas for its swimmers. To do that we have introduced some new Directives as follows: -

Team Manager
There must be a Team Manager in attendance with every team. The Team Manager’s name, along with gala officials must be submitted with gala entries. Failure to do so will result in entries being returned. Swimmers may not compete if there is no Team Manager available.

Quota System
The Quota System regarding gala officials will continue to operate. Each club must provide a quota of officials per swims for each gala. This quota will be set once the entries have been received, and clubs will be notified. Failure to provide officials will mean swimmers being excluded from that session.

In keeping with our aim to provide the best facilities for our swimmers, we would ask designated timekeepers to wear a white polo top, navy bottoms and suitable poolside footwear.

If a Club has HyTek Team Manager Programme, please submit entries by e-mail. We would encourage all Clubs to invest in this programme for ease of organization.

Best of luck for the season ahead from the Swimming Committee.

Leinster Web page
This site will depend on your contributions to keep it alive and active. We will try to keep it current and to accommodate your contributions. If you would like to contribute to the Leinster web page or if you see anything not working or needing correction/updating please email your text or photos (not too big!) or comments to (Tom Roche) info@swimleinster.com.



Last Updated 16-Mar-2019

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