Swim Ireland

Encompassing the four provinces of Ireland, Swim Ireland is the governing body of swimming in Ireland. It is operated by a voluntary board of Directors who are democratically elected by the club members making nominations to and voting on the candidates at the Swim Ireland Annual General Meeting.

Swim Ireland is the National Governing Body for swimming, water-polo, diving and associated aquatic disciplines in Ireland. The organisation was formed in 1893 and adopted the trading name of Swim Ireland in 1998. It has over 14,000 members and over 150 Affiliated Clubs.

Strategic direction and leadership comes from the Swim Ireland board made up of 11 volunteers comprising a Chairperson, Treasurer, Company Secretary and two representatives from the four regions. The operational side is managed by the CEO in conjunction with the 25 members of staff. Committees of volunteers are also established to assist in the running of the organisation.

Volunteers and paid staff are considered as partners in implementing the mission and programs of Swim Ireland with each having an equal but complimentary role to play.

You can find further detail about this in Swim Ireland Articles of Association (under Policies & Resources tab). The Swim Ireland Strategic Plan 2013-16 was launched in 2013.

The National Diving Coach at Swim Ireland can be contacted at : hpdiving@swimireland.ie. Queries directed here should relate only to Swim Ireland events or selection processes.

Diving at the NAC

All participants of the Diving Academy must have completed, signed and returned a diver agreement form before the start of the commencement of their course. Diver agreement forms will be available in the sales office at the NAC, Dublin. For additional enquiries please contact DamianBall@nationalsportscampus.ie

List of courses  – see https://www.swimireland.ie/education/safeguarding-courses


For any queries to Swim Ireland directly, call +353 86 0619508 and ask for the Leinster Club Support Officer