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ESB warns public of dangers of swimming in reservoirs
# Water Safety
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# Water Safety

ESB warns public of dangers of swimming in reservoirs

20 hours ago 13,065 Views 4 Comments

The company has said there is a risk of deep and fast-flowing waters, changing water levels and uneven ground

Opinion: We need to now prioritise water safety in Ireland as we did road safety
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Opinion: We need to now prioritise water safety in Ireland as we did road safety

Updated Fri 3:00 PM 13,704 Views 44 Comments

Roger Sweeney of Water Safety Ireland says we must educate people on the importance of learning to swim and best ways to interact with water.

Shane Ryan withdraws from Tokyo backstroke event due to pain
# Decision
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# Decision

Shane Ryan withdraws from Tokyo backstroke event due to pain

Fri 8:42 AM 4,161 Views 0 Comments

He will still compete in the men’s 100m butterfly and the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay.

Five people die in separate drowning incidents this week
# Lough Sheelin
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# Lough Sheelin

Five people die in separate drowning incidents this week

Fri 7:21 AM 38,465 Views 11 Comments

A 15-year-old boy who was rescued from Lough Sheelin on Tuesday has died.

Poll: Have you been out swimming during the heatwave?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Have you been out swimming during the heatwave?

Wed 10:23 AM 27,747 Views 35 Comments

There are signs the high pressure could break down over the weekend.

Poland forced to send six swimmers home from Olympics following 'administrative error'
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Poland forced to send six swimmers home from Olympics following 'administrative error'

Tue 9:29 AM 8,156 Views 2 Comments

The six swimmers have threatened legal action against the Polish Swimming Federation.

Olympic dream back on for Ellen Walshe after Swim Ireland decision
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# Swimming

Olympic dream back on for Ellen Walshe after Swim Ireland decision

Jul 1st 2021, 1:37 PM 2,560 Views 0 Comments

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
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# Sun Yang

Olympic champion's eight-year doping ban halved - but will still miss Tokyo 2020

Jun 23rd 2021, 8:44 AM 3,385 Views 2 Comments

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
# End Of The Road
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# End Of The Road

The second-most decorated male swimmer in history's Olympic career looks over

Jun 19th 2021, 6:04 PM 12,203 Views 0 Comments

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
# Sea Swimming
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# Sea Swimming

Opinion: Our water quality tests in Ireland are not good enough - the real picture is a lot worse

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 8:23 AM 21,237 Views 11 Comments

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
# Claims
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# Claims

Two-time Olympic medallist hits out at 'misogynistic perverts' and pulls out of Tokyo trials

Jun 11th 2021, 8:10 AM 7,377 Views 1 Comment

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
# Tokyo Bound
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# Tokyo Bound

'A historic moment for Irish swimming': Olympic qualification confirmed for men's relay teams

Jun 5th 2021, 4:26 PM 4,287 Views 3 Comments

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
# Dangerous Waters
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# Dangerous Waters

ESB warns of dangers of swimming in reservoirs ahead of bank holiday weekend

Jun 2nd 2021, 6:13 PM 17,988 Views 18 Comments

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
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# Swimming

Irish 4x200m freestyle team boost Olympic hopes with another national record

Updated May 19th 2021, 7:30 PM 4,522 Views 0 Comments

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
# Final Destination
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# Final Destination

Seventh for Ireland's Conor Ferguson in European Championship final

Updated May 18th 2021, 7:22 PM 2,439 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Breaking The Taboo
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# Breaking The Taboo

'I do not want any other child, any other young person or athlete to go through what I went through'

May 9th 2021, 10:00 AM 41,940 Views 2 Comments

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
# Making Waves
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# Making Waves

McSharry and Wiffen qualify for the Olympics on opening day of national swimming trials

Apr 20th 2021, 1:45 PM 3,521 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Good Talks
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# Good Talks

'People assume females are the ones with body image problems. Guys go through the same thing'

Updated Feb 3rd 2021, 8:05 PM 27,385 Views 1 Comment

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
# Do Not Swim
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# Do Not Swim

Swimming was banned at bathing spots across Ireland for over 350 days this year

Dec 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 21,673 Views 11 Comments

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
# Henry O’Donnell
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# Henry O’Donnell

This Donegal man is aiming to become the first person to swim around the coast of Ireland

Nov 23rd 2020, 9:08 AM 33,668 Views 19 Comments

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
# Greystones
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# Greystones

17-year-old explains how he helped a woman who got into difficulty off Wicklow coast

Nov 13th 2020, 2:33 PM 23,186 Views 12 Comments

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
# Bacteria
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# Bacteria

Water notices at 15 Cork beaches after heavy rain

Aug 28th 2020, 11:47 AM 25,643 Views 3 Comments

High levels of bacteria have been detected at some beaches in the county.

Swimming banned at number of beaches in Clare
# Bacteria
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# Bacteria

Swimming banned at number of beaches in Clare

Aug 6th 2020, 12:46 PM 35,381 Views 31 Comments

Increased bacterial levels have been identified in the water following heavy rainfall.

Irish swimmer banned over presence of prohibited substance in eczema cream
# Violation
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# Violation

Irish swimmer banned over presence of prohibited substance in eczema cream

Updated Jun 24th 2020, 1:53 PM 4,787 Views 4 Comments

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
# Do Not Swim
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# Do Not Swim

72-hour 'Do Not Swim' notice issued for The Velvet Strand in Portmarnock

Jun 17th 2020, 5:08 PM 25,295 Views 10 Comments

Testing is taking place tomorrow and the results of the laboratory analysis will be available on Saturday.

A friend recommends: Ellen Keane on Bandwagons, Friends and Harry Potter audiobooks
# Ellen Keane
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# Ellen Keane

A friend recommends: Ellen Keane on Bandwagons, Friends and Harry Potter audiobooks

Apr 21st 2020, 8:30 PM 5,527 Views 0 Comments

Ireland is on a break!

'My family did a drive-by and my Dad rolled down the window to blare out Happy Birthday'
# Something In The Water
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# Something In The Water

'My family did a drive-by and my Dad rolled down the window to blare out Happy Birthday'

Apr 16th 2020, 6:28 PM 9,483 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Against The Tide
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# Against The Tide

'It's post-traumatic stress. You don't know what to do. Your world has just crumbled'

Mar 15th 2020, 9:00 AM 7,672 Views 0 Comments

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
# Doping
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# Doping

Triple Olympic champion Sun Yang banned for eight years

Feb 28th 2020, 10:36 AM 6,111 Views 4 Comments

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
# Brrrrrr
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# Brrrrrr

PHOTOS: These brave souls took to the sea for a New Year's Day swim

Jan 1st 2020, 4:04 PM 43,561 Views 18 Comments

Hundreds braved the cold to take their annual New Year’s Day plunge today.

Some of our favourite sports photos of the year
# Snappers Delight
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# Snappers Delight

Some of our favourite sports photos of the year

Dec 30th 2019, 8:00 PM 27,325 Views 40 Comments

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'
# Journey
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# Journey

'You go through the suffering of being stared at, looked at, pointed at, but at the end of the day, you’re you'

Dec 24th 2019, 7:01 AM 28,837 Views 6 Comments

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'
# Making A Splash
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# Making A Splash

18-year-old Coyne rounds it off as Irish swimmers total 54 records in 'exciting and productive fortnight'

Dec 15th 2019, 7:57 PM 3,163 Views 0 Comments

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
# Making A Splash
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# Making A Splash

Brilliant bronze for Shane Ryan ensures Ireland's big week at Europeans ends on a high

Dec 8th 2019, 7:53 PM 4,955 Views 2 Comments

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
# So Close
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# So Close

Mona McSharry agonisingly misses out on second medal at Europeans

Dec 7th 2019, 9:02 PM 4,112 Views 2 Comments

The teenager was just 0.4 seconds from the podium.

Mona McSharry sets new Irish record to clinch place in European final
# Star In The Making
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# Star In The Making

Mona McSharry sets new Irish record to clinch place in European final

Dec 6th 2019, 8:05 PM 3,747 Views 2 Comments

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
# Making A Splash
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# Making A Splash

Shane Ryan secures final place as Team Ireland maintain impressive form in Glasgow

Dec 5th 2019, 7:20 PM 2,455 Views 1 Comment

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
# Swimming
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# Swimming

Yang blames 'unprofessional' drug testers for incident when he smashed blood vial with hammer

Nov 15th 2019, 11:08 AM 5,730 Views 2 Comments

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
# Good Reads
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# Good Reads

Wayne in the USA, smoking for sport and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

Nov 3rd 2019, 8:30 AM 8,343 Views 1 Comment

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
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# Leptospirosis

People warned not to swim in Royal Canal after outbreak of rat-borne disease

Oct 28th 2019, 4:00 PM 39,387 Views 26 Comments

Leptospirosis is particularly a hazard for people who participate in outdoor sports.

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