Many Swimmers. Many Strokes. One Island.

An Island of Swimmers.

Get Ireland Swimming is a Swim Ireland participation initiative, with specific reference in the National Physical Activity Plan.

Swim Ireland’s Strategic Plan 2017–2021 included for the first time, a specific section on Participation with our goal to ‘Get Ireland Swimming’ and we are delighted in 2022 to launch our inaugural Participation Strategy 2022-2026 with the aim of ‘An Island of Swimmers’

The Strategy is delivered in conjunction with Sport IrelandIreland ActiveHealthy Ireland and The Departments of SportHealth and Education to promote swimming, water polo, diving, open water swimming and artistic swimming, for all ages.

There are loads of ways to get involved in our aquatic disciplines, your local clubMe and the Water membershipcommunity programmes, or Open Water Programmes, each of which are available to a range of ages and abilities.

In accordance with the requirements of Children First Act 2015: Swim Ireland’s Participation Programme Child Safeguarding Statement

Catering for all

Open Water Programmes

Whether your goal is swimming out to that buoy, or improve technique, confidence, and skills, or even just join a regular swimming group, our Open Water Programmes cater for all ages and abilities, and are available across Ireland.

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Something for all

Open Water Events

Ready for another challenge, our Swim Fest events have something for everyone. Whether you are looking for participation dips or competitive races Swim Fest has something for you

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Weekly Training Plans

Swim For A Mile

Become a confident swimmer in 10 weeks! Follow along with weekly training plans and build up to complete a timed mile in a pool near you.

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Inspire your Child

Learn to Swim

Our Learn to Swim programme will empower and inspire your child to challenge themselves on their own personal journey of learning to swim.

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Get Ireland Swimming

Swim Ireland believes that real change can and will be achieved if we all work together and concentrate on what we call the 3 Ps: People; Programmes; and Partnerships.

Get Ireland Swimming was developed in 2017 with a view to building a swimming culture, and leading to behaviour change within communities beyond one event or programme.

To do this we have developed a range of programmes that are fun, sustainable and, we believe, will lead to life-long patterns of participation.

We have developed this prospectus as a call-out to partners, present and future. We want to show you the programmes that are already there for the priority target groups, and invite you to talk to us about bringing them to your area.

All programmes can be adapted to suit your local needs, and we are always open to suggestions on creating new ones. We can also help you in evaluating outcomes.

Get Ireland Swimming Prospectus

In our Get Ireland Swimming Prospectus you will find a menu of options for different target groups. The menu is very varied ranging from lanes and lengths, to aqua aerobics, aqua fit, mini polo, mermaid tails (yes really!!) and lots of open water fun.

We also provide training for staff or community leaders in programme delivery, leadership development for young people, retention programmes and much more. Talk to us and help us build a sustainable swimming culture in your area.