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Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Swimming

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Olympic dream back on for Ellen Walshe after Swim Ireland decision
The Irish swimmer is eligible to be nominated by Swim Ireland to the Olympic Federation of Ireland for the Tokyo Games.
Olympic champion's eight-year doping ban halved - but will still miss Tokyo 2020
Sun Yang has always protested innocence over the anti-doping violation in 2018.
The second-most decorated male swimmer in history's Olympic career looks over
Ryan Lochte’s bid to make a fifth Games ended in an emotional 200m medley defeat.
Opinion: Our water quality tests in Ireland are not good enough - the real picture is a lot worse
Professor Dearbháile Morris and Dr Liam Burke of NUI Galway say the EU-backed water pollution tests being used here do not give an accurate reading.
Two-time Olympic medallist hits out at 'misogynistic perverts' and pulls out of Tokyo trials
Swimmer Maddie Groves made the shock revelation ahead of the Aussie trials starting in Adelaide on Saturday.
'A historic moment for Irish swimming': Olympic qualification confirmed for men's relay teams
4x200m freestyle and 4x100m medley teams set to compete in Tokyo this summer.
ESB warns of dangers of swimming in reservoirs ahead of bank holiday weekend
Reservoirs are not safe for swimming due to the risk of fast-flowing water and uneven ground.
Irish 4x200m freestyle team boost Olympic hopes with another national record
Finn McGeever, Jack McMillan, Gerry Quinn and Jordan Sloan finished fifth at the European Aquatics Championships.
Seventh for Ireland's Conor Ferguson in European Championship final
Mona McSharry, meanwhile, will swim for a medal in the 100m breaststroke final tomorrow.
'I do not want any other child, any other young person or athlete to go through what I went through'
Psychotherapist Karen Leach shares her lived experience and explains why more must be done to prevent children being harmed.
McSharry and Wiffen qualify for the Olympics on opening day of national swimming trials
Darragh Greene and Shane Ryan also swam within their necessary Olympic times, with Greene setting a new Irish senior record.
'People assume females are the ones with body image problems. Guys go through the same thing'
Ellen Keane featured in an interesting discussion about the issue last month.
Swimming was banned at bathing spots across Ireland for over 350 days this year
Noteworthy analysis of EPA data shows that “do not swim” notices are an all too common occurrence at beaches across the country.
This Donegal man is aiming to become the first person to swim around the coast of Ireland
The security consultant started his marathon swim at Carrickfin beach in Co Donegal in September.
17-year-old explains how he helped a woman who got into difficulty off Wicklow coast
The Coast Guard had been called before the teen, who has lifeguard training, got into the water.
Water notices at 15 Cork beaches after heavy rain
High levels of bacteria have been detected at some beaches in the county.
Swimming banned at number of beaches in Clare
Increased bacterial levels have been identified in the water following heavy rainfall.
Irish swimmer banned over presence of prohibited substance in eczema cream
Athlone native Robbie Powell was flagged for clostebol in a test taken last November.
72-hour 'Do Not Swim' notice issued for The Velvet Strand in Portmarnock
Testing is taking place tomorrow and the results of the laboratory analysis will be available on Saturday.
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Ireland is on a break!
'My family did a drive-by and my Dad rolled down the window to blare out Happy Birthday'
Ellen Keane is adjusting to life without the Paralympics to look forward to in 2020.
'It's post-traumatic stress. You don't know what to do. Your world has just crumbled'
In part two of our series, Irish swimmer Melanie Nocher recalls adapting to life after the Olympics.
Triple Olympic champion Sun Yang banned for eight years
The Chinese swimmer was accused of smashing the vials containing his blood after a row with a team of FINA drug-testers at his home.
PHOTOS: These brave souls took to the sea for a New Year's Day swim
Hundreds braved the cold to take their annual New Year’s Day plunge today.
Some of our favourite sports photos of the year
Relive some of the most memorable moments of 2019 through the lenses of INPHO’s snappers.
'You go through the suffering of being stared at, looked at, pointed at, but at the end of the day, you’re you'
Nicole Turner on growing up with dwarfism and winning a bronze medal at the World Championships earlier this year.
18-year-old Coyne rounds it off as Irish swimmers total 54 records in 'exciting and productive fortnight'
An incredible two weeks, ended on a high on the final day of the Irish Short Course Swimming Championships.
Brilliant bronze for Shane Ryan ensures Ireland's big week at Europeans ends on a high
Ryan bagged bronze in the 50m backstroke at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow.
Mona McSharry agonisingly misses out on second medal at Europeans
The teenager was just 0.4 seconds from the podium.
Mona McSharry sets new Irish record to clinch place in European final
After taking bronze in the 50m Breastroke on Wednesday, the 19-year-old further announced her arrival in senior international swimming with a time of 1:04.36.
Shane Ryan secures final place as Team Ireland maintain impressive form in Glasgow
He becomes Ireland’s fourth finalist in the space of just two days at the European competition.
Yang blames 'unprofessional' drug testers for incident when he smashed blood vial with hammer
The triple Olympic champion appeared at a rare public CAS hearing.
Wayne in the USA, smoking for sport and the rest of the week's best sportswriting
Lazy Sundays were made for reading about Wayne Rooney’s sneaking into casinos.
People warned not to swim in Royal Canal after outbreak of rat-borne disease
Leptospirosis is particularly a hazard for people who participate in outdoor sports.
Michael Phelps says he 'never competed in a clean field once'
The 28-time Olympic medalist says positive tests should result in a lifetime ban.
72-hour swimming ban in place at Balbriggan beach due to 'unacceptable levels of bacteria'
Swimming in the water may cause illness, Fingal County Council has warned.
Man dies after getting into difficulty while swimming off Clare coast
The man, aged 71, was airlifted to University Hospital Limerick.
10 people airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty swimming off Donegal coast
Five other people were also rescued this afternoon.
Bathing bans at the Forty Foot and other Dublin beaches extended until Monday
The bans follow heavy rainfall on Thursday night and Friday morning.
This Dublin man won the Liffey Swim 50 years ago ... today he's returning to take part alongside his children
Dublin City Liffey Swim will celebrate its 100th year today.