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

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

18 hours ago 3,124 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'
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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 27,353 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
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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 21,156 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
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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 33,618 Views 17 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
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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 23,167 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
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# Bacteria

Water notices at 15 Cork beaches after heavy rain

Aug 28th 2020, 11:47 AM 25,586 Views 3 Comments

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

Swimming banned at number of beaches in Clare
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# Bacteria

Swimming banned at number of beaches in Clare

Aug 6th 2020, 12:46 PM 35,315 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Irish swimmer banned over presence of prohibited substance in eczema cream

Updated Jun 24th 2020, 1:53 PM 4,762 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
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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 25,243 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
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# Ellen Keane

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

Apr 21st 2020, 8:30 PM 5,522 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 9,470 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'
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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 7,636 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 6,106 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
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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 43,546 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 27,313 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 28,780 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 3,160 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
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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 4,952 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 4,104 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 3,733 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
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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 2,454 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 5,721 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
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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 8,339 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 39,259 Views 26 Comments

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

Michael Phelps says he 'never competed in a clean field once'
# Grim
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# Grim

Michael Phelps says he 'never competed in a clean field once'

Oct 27th 2019, 12:36 PM 12,814 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Dublin
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# Dublin

72-hour swimming ban in place at Balbriggan beach due to 'unacceptable levels of bacteria'

Sep 12th 2019, 7:48 AM 13,268 Views 10 Comments

Swimming in the water may cause illness, Fingal County Council has warned.

Man dies after getting into difficulty while swimming off Clare coast
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Man dies after getting into difficulty while swimming off Clare coast

Updated Aug 17th 2019, 1:23 PM 35,059 Views 3 Comments

The man, aged 71, was airlifted to University Hospital Limerick.

10 people airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty swimming off Donegal coast
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10 people airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty swimming off Donegal coast

Aug 13th 2019, 7:00 PM 31,044 Views 6 Comments

Five other people were also rescued this afternoon.

Bathing bans at the Forty Foot and other Dublin beaches extended until Monday
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Bathing bans at the Forty Foot and other Dublin beaches extended until Monday

Aug 10th 2019, 1:33 PM 15,160 Views 11 Comments

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
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# 1969 To 2019

This Dublin man won the Liffey Swim 50 years ago ... today he's returning to take part alongside his children

Aug 3rd 2019, 7:30 AM 36,813 Views 17 Comments

Dublin City Liffey Swim will celebrate its 100th year today.

Olympic hopefuls smash sixth Irish record as attention switches to Tokyo 2020 qualification
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# Record Breakers

Olympic hopefuls smash sixth Irish record as attention switches to Tokyo 2020 qualification

Jul 28th 2019, 12:51 PM 8,479 Views 2 Comments

The Irish men’s medley team set a new record on the final day of the FINA World Swimming Championships.

Mayne storms to her second medal at the European Youth Olympics
# Back To Back In Baku
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# Back To Back In Baku

Mayne storms to her second medal at the European Youth Olympics

Jul 26th 2019, 7:27 PM 4,740 Views 1 Comment

Another bronze in the pool brings the Irish medal haul to four.

Phelps hails 'incredible' 19-year-old who smashed his longstanding world record
# Bittersweet Symphony
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# Bittersweet Symphony

Phelps hails 'incredible' 19-year-old who smashed his longstanding world record

Jul 25th 2019, 8:57 AM 5,953 Views 1 Comment

‘My hat’s off to him,’ the American great said of Hungarian teenager Kristof Milak.

Phelps' longstanding 200m butterfly world record smashed by teenager Milak
# Fly Fly Away
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# Fly Fly Away

Phelps' longstanding 200m butterfly world record smashed by teenager Milak

Jul 24th 2019, 3:32 PM 8,815 Views 5 Comments

‘It’s a tremendous honour to beat such a great men’s world record,’ said the Hungarian youngster.

Mayne adds to Ireland's medal tally with bronze in Baku
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# Medal Alert

Mayne adds to Ireland's medal tally with bronze in Baku

Jul 24th 2019, 3:12 PM 3,267 Views 1 Comment

The Templeogue native produced a fantastic final swim and finished just three seconds behind runner-up, Justine Delmas.

Podium drama as rival refuses to stand alongside controversial Olympic champion
# Silent Protest
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# Silent Protest

Podium drama as rival refuses to stand alongside controversial Olympic champion

Jul 23rd 2019, 4:38 PM 11,795 Views 1 Comment

It got heated as Britain’s Duncan Scott declined to shake the hand of Chinese star Sun Yang, who has been branded a ‘drug cheat’.

Darragh Greene secures Olympic qualification time as Longford swimmer set for Tokyo 2020
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# Olympic Games

Darragh Greene secures Olympic qualification time as Longford swimmer set for Tokyo 2020

Jul 21st 2019, 11:22 AM 4,839 Views 2 Comments

Greene’s time in South Korea pre-validates him for the 2020 Games in Tokyo next summer.

Water Safety Ireland issue warning to swimmers as warm temperatures continue
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# Swims

Water Safety Ireland issue warning to swimmers as warm temperatures continue

Jul 5th 2019, 10:04 PM 21,032 Views 27 Comments

The latest figures show that 103 people drowned in Ireland last year.

Girl (14) who was pulled out to sea off Co Louth dies in hospital
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# Louth

Girl (14) who was pulled out to sea off Co Louth dies in hospital

Updated Jun 28th 2019, 8:14 PM 71,715 Views 43 Comments

The incident happened off Termonfeckin beach.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

May 30th 2019, 7:53 AM 7,880 Views 0 Comments

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