Swim Ireland Awarded NGB of the Year at Irish Sport Industry Awards

The winners of the 2023 Irish Sport Industry Awards, hosted by the Federation of Irish Sport in association with Financial Broker, were announced at an awards ceremony at Dublin’s Westin Hotel on Thursday, 25th May where Swim Ireland were awarded with the ‘National Governing Body of the Year Award.

The coveted award for National Governing Body of the Year went to Swim Ireland with the hosts commenting

‘Swim Ireland has had a transformational year by taking a new approach to achieve their goal of having an ‘An Island of Swimmers’. They have made great strides in the area of inclusion and prioritised the life skill of swimming with particular focus on increasing opportunities for people regardless of their age, ability, background, or location. The first ever National Swimming Strategy will be launched this year and Swim Ireland has played a pivotal role in its activation. There has been a whole host of initiatives headed by Swim Ireland including the first ever Pop-Up Pool as well Swimmin’ Women Menopause Programme, Swim for a Milestone, Sanctuary Swimmers, LGBTQ+ specific programmes and a programme specifically for Gaelgeoirs. As well as this, there has been success on the International stage as athletes at the Commonwealth Games won three medals which were our first medals in history.’

Full List of Award Winners

  1. Best Sports Sponsorship

Electric Ireland, GAA Minor Championship ‘This is Major’

  1. Best use of Communications Platform in Sport

Basketball Ireland, basketballireland.tv/In Game Digital Scoresheet-Swish All Hoops App

  1. Best Initiative to Promote Women in Sport & Physical Activity

Golf Ireland – LevelPar

  1. Best Initiative to Promote Inclusivity in Sport & Physical Activity

Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown Sports Partnership, Inclusive Cycling For All

  1. Local Sports Partnership of the Year

Laois Sports Partnership

  1. National Governing Body of the Year

Swim Ireland

  1. Best New Sports Business of the year

Output Sports

  1. Best Sports Business of the year

Irish American Events Ltd., Aer Lingus College Football Classic

  1. Women in Business in Sport Award, in partnership with KPMG

Dr. Fiona Chambers

  1. The Jimmy Magee Award for Sports Coverage of the year

Rónán Ó Coisdealbha, Head of Sport TG4

  1. Outstanding Achievement for Contribution to Irish Sport Award

Frances Kavanagh