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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Swimming

Last week
28th May 2023 - 10th June 2023
# water safety
Public urged to bring a means of calling for help out on the water during activities
Water safety agencies are asking people to be cautious over the upcoming June bank holiday weekend.
# water safety
ESB warns public to beware of dangers of swimming in reservoirs
The company said there is a risk of deep and fast-flowing waters, changing water levels and uneven ground.
Last month
May 2023
EPA reveals Ireland's good and bad bathing sites as improvement continues
A report by
Jamie McCarron
79% of 148 bathing sites surveyed have ‘Excellent’ water quality while 97% meet the minimum standard.
April 2023
# Swimming
Ireland's Wiffen embracing medal prospects ahead of World Championships
Wiffen is hoping to build on his brilliant spring form at the world championships this summer.
# Happy Days
Another Irish record for Daniel Wiffen in Stockholm
It continues a hugely impressive few days for the Down swimmer.
# Swimming
Daniel Wiffen smashes two more Irish records to become second fastest European of all time
A blistering 14:34.91 in this evening’s 1500m Freestyle final makes him the fastest in the world this season.
# standard bearer
Daniel Wiffen sets new Irish record in the 400m Freestyle
The 22-year-old was competing on the opening day of the Stockholm Swim Open in Sweden.
# Swimming
Coast Guard, Water Safety Ireland and RNLI warn public to be careful around water this Easter
Spring tides this weekend will cause higher than normal water levels at full tide.
# Swimming
Mona McSharry breaks own Irish record to claim 50m breaststroke gold medal
The 22-year-old is now ranked second in the world this year in the event.
Last year
# Boost
Daniel Wiffen sets new European record for 800 metres freestyle
The Co Down swimmer’s time is just 2.5 seconds off the world record.
# Final Destination
McSharry and Ryan book places in European Championship semi-finals
McSharry and Ryan will both be in semi-final action in Munich later this afternoon.
# Poll
Poll: Should water safety training be a compulsory part of the curriculum?
There have been calls for a comprehensive compulsory water safety module to be introduced in schools.
# Making A Splash
Greene and Hill join McSharry in business end at European Championships
The three Irish swimmers will be in action this evening in Rome.
# Swimming
McSharry third fastest and safely through to breaststroke final in Rome
The European Aquatics Championships are continuing.
# river barrow
Man (30s) drowns in Carlow swimming tragedy
A member of the public removed the man from the River Barrow and attempted to resuscitate him.
# on the podium
Joy for Northern Ireland as Firth claims gold while Wiffen takes silver at Commonwealth Games
Paralympic and World Champion Firth lead from start to finish in the women’s 200m freestyle S14.
Temporary swim ban enacted for Dollymount and Sandymount Strands
The ban will be in place until further notice.
# back on top
McKeon makes Commonwealth history as Peaty roars back
England’s Brodie Williams took gold in the men’s 200m backstroke and Canada’s Joshua Liendo won the men’s 100m butterfly.
# Swimming
Hill qualifies for backstroke final, McClements sixth in butterfly final
Hill touched fourth in the second semi-final at the Commonwealth Games to advance in seventh place overall.
# History Maker
Ireland's fastest-ever female swimmer Hill breaks record as she qualifies for final
The Larne athlete broke the Irish 50m Freestyle Record, clocking 25.15.
# Progress
Michelle Smith's 25-year-old record broken as Irish duo advance in Commonwealth Games
Daniel Wiffen and Victoria Catterson both produced impressive swims.
# proud
Olympian Dan Jervis comes out as gay - 'It took me 24 years to be who I am'
The 26-year-old Welshman won 1500m freestyle silver and bronze at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games.
# Development
US artistic swimmer, who fainted in pool, forced out of team event
FINA said it had organised a medical examination of Anita Alvarez on Friday morning.
# national record
Daniel Wiffen becomes first Irish swimmer to break 15-minute barrier in 1500m freestyle
The 20-year-old is competing at the Fina World Swimming Championships in Budapest.
# Daniel wiffen
Freestyle Irish record broken in flying start at World Championships in Budapest
The 800m freestyle final will take place tomorrow Tuesday 21 June.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you been for a swim this year?
People have been urged to keep safety in mind before taking to the water this summer.
# Swimming
Turner and McClements produce battling displays in World Para Swimming Championships finals
The competition continues in Madeira.
# Swimming
Róisín Ní Riain produces superb finish to clinch bronze at World Para Championships
The Limerick woman is a medallist at her first ever Worlds.
# Star
Australia's Titmus breaks Ledecky's 400m freestyle world record
It capped an impressive meet for Titmus who won the 200m freestyle in 1:53.31, the third fastest time ever, and clocked a personal best in the 100m.
# Skibbereen
Man in his 50s dies after getting into difficulty swimming in West Cork
Gardaí attended the scene of the incident at Lough Hyne in Skibbereen, Co. Cork this afternoon.
# greystones
Woman in her 50s dies after getting into difficulty while swimming off Wicklow
Emergency services attended the scene shortly after 12:30pm following reports of three swimmers in trouble.
# Talent
Representing Ireland at the Olympics, featuring in Game of Thrones and 'the answer' to his problems
Daniel Wiffen reflects on becoming one of the stars of Irish swimming.
All time
# irish pride
McSharry finishes seventh in the 200m breaststroke final and breaks another Irish record
The Sligo native was one of three Irish swimmers competing on the final day of the World Short Course Championships in Abu Dhabi.
# Podium Place
Mona McSharry wins bronze and breaks Irish record in World 100m breaststroke final
Elsewhere, Ireland’s Jack McMillan reached the final of the men’s 100m freestyle final.
# Making waves
Ireland's 4x200m men's freestyle team finish sixth in World Championship final
Mona McSharry set another Irish record to book her place in tomorrow’s 100m breaststroke final.
# Bittersweet
Mona McSharry sets new record, misses out on medal by 0.04 seconds
The Sligo native finished fourth with a time of 29.59 at the World Swimming Championships.
# eastern promise
Ellen Walshe seals silver at the World Short Course Swimming Championships in Abu Dhabi
The 20-year-old broke the Irish record on the way to a podium finish.
# Inspiring
'I showed him my medal and as I was walking away, he said, 'I want to be like Nicole one day''
Nicole Turner won a silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.
# speaking up
'My lane has been given to lessons at times when I go training' - Paralympic champion Keane
Ellen Keane says that access is often a problem for her compared with Olympic athletes.
# tokyo 2020
Ellen Keane records personal best to finish fifth in 200m final
The Team Ireland swimmer has already claimed gold at these Paralympic Games.