Leinster News

Welcome to the 2016-17 Season

Leinster Regional Annual Conference 2017
The Leinster Regional Annual Conference will take place this Tuesday, 21st March 2017, in the Maldron Hotel (previously Bewleys Hotel), Newlands Cross commencing at 7.30pm. Brian MacNiece will be presenting on Swim Ireland's new strategic plan and there will be a vote on the night for the positions of Leinster representatives on the National Performance committee. A copy of the Agenda for the RAC is attached.

A number of elections will take place at the AGM and it is important for all clubs to take part in this process. Clubs are entitled to send as many representatives to the RAC as they wish, however only two delegates from each club have voting rights.

Should more than two delegates attend, club secretaries should email the Secretary with the names of the voting delegates.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to email the Secretary.

The management committee would strongly urge all clubs to send at least one representative to the RAC.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

2016-17 Gala Schedule
The first draft Leinster Swimming Gala Schedule for the 2016-17 has been published. This version includes all national and regional events, as well as some of the club galas. Some clubs have yet to confirm dates / locations etc. For simplicity, the Schedule is again being published as a PDF document this year. Please click here for the latest copy of the Schedule (4 Sep16).

The News link will provide the most up to date information on galas. As soon as information is distributed by the gala secretary, it will be uploaded on the website. Draft programmes will be published for all regional galas at least 2 days prior to event and the club roster will also be published on the site as soon at it is issued. We would urge all clubs to send in news items/photographs for inclusion. Please forward items to the Secretary or info@swimleinster.com.

Leinster Team at the ASA National Summer Championships

A team of swimmers from Leinster travelled to the ASA British summer Championships which was held at Ponds Forge International sports centre in Sheffield from the 1st to the 5th of August 2016. The 3 swimmers on the team, Sean Scannell from Kilkenny SC, Naomi Trait also from Kilkenny SC and Cara Osing from Templeogue SC, all travelled with the team from Munster to the event. Our sincere thanks to Mary Corby, Munster TM and Coach Cormac Powell for looking after and supporting our swimmers. The whole team had great success with the 3 Leinster swimmers all winning medals at the event. The results can be found here. A  selection of photos can be found here.
Congratulations to Sean, Naomi and Cara on such fantastic achievements.

New Payment Details
Payments to Leinster swimming can be made by cheque or by bank transfer.
Cheques, together with gala and club reference and a contact name and email / mobile number should be sent to :
      Leinster Treasurer
      Leinster Region Swim Ireland
      PO box 12344
      Co Dublin
Payment can also be made by transfer to bank account : Swim Ireland Leinster
: IE59AIBK93251559772204
(NSC = 93-25-15; a/c 59772204)
Please reference the club and gala .on the transfer narrative.
Please email the treasurer on : leinstertreasurer@swimireland.ie to confirm transfer.
Please understand that it is very important to identify the sender, the reason for payment and to be able to make contact if necessary.

Composition of the Leinster Board (revised 1 Sep 16)

Leinster Board Name Club
Chairperson Philip Fitzpatrick Tallaght Masters
Secretary Nicole McInerney Asgard
Treasurer Niamh Nolan Gueret Trojan
Leinster Gala Secretary Ger Fleming Wexford 
Chairperson of Leinster Technical Committee  Fran Ronan New Ross
Chairperson of Leinster Competitions Committee Pat Daly New Ross
Leinster Rep, SI Board (1) Alec Colvin NAC
2 year term of office, elected 2014    
Leinster Rep, SI Board Mary Aldridge Garda SC
2 year term of office, elected 2015    
Leinster Nominees on National Committees Name Club
High Performance Committee (2) Alan Turner Aer Lingus
  Ann Burdis Portmarnock
Competitions Committee (2) Pat Daly New Ross
Complaints (2) Paul McMenamin Aer Lingus
  John Harte Kilkenny SC
Masters Committee (2) Charlotte Reid Aer Lingus Masters
  Declan Harte NAC MAsters
Children's Officer Dermot Hickey Wicklow SC
Selector Irina Dawson Laois Marlins
Sub Selector Lucy Cautley Trojan

Making Galas Happen...

To enable Leinster to run these events we require the co-operation of all Clubs and the support of many individuals.

Your Competition’s Committee wants to ensure a safe, enjoyable and efficient season of Galas for its swimmers. To do that we have introduced some new Directives as follows: -

Team Manager
There must be a Team Manager in attendance with every team. The Team Manager’s name, along with gala officials must be submitted with gala entries. Failure to do so will result in entries being returned. Swimmers may not compete if there is no Team Manager available.

Quota System
The Quota System regarding gala officials will continue to operate. Each club must provide a quota of officials per swims for each gala. This quota will be set once the entries have been received, and clubs will be notified. Failure to provide officials will mean swimmers being excluded from that session.

In keeping with our aim to provide the best facilities for our swimmers, we would ask designated timekeepers to wear a white polo top, navy bottoms and suitable poolside footwear.

If a Club has HyTek Team Manager Programme, please submit entries by e-mail. We would encourage all Clubs to invest in this programme for ease of organization.

Best of luck for the season ahead from the Swimming Committee.

Leinster Web page
This site will depend on your contributions to keep it alive and active. We will try to keep it current and to accommodate your contributions. If you would like to contribute to the Leinster web page or if you see anything not working or needing correction/updating please email your text or photos (not too big!) or comments to (Tom Roche) info@swimleinster.com.



Last Updated 19-Mar-2017

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