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Elite Squad

This group comprising of swimmers ranging in talent from a good Connacht standard up to International level. Swimmers now train 7 times a week and will attend Galas countrywide and abroad. Fitness levels will be of the highest standard and ages range from 11 upwards. The aim for this group is to qualify for the Irish Summer National Championships or the Irish Open Long and Short Course Championships.

(Link to Qualifying Times can be found on https://www.swimireland.ie/competitions-events/competition-information)

How do I get promoted to the Elite Squad

For promotion to the Elite Squad swimmers must achieve the Division 2 qualifying time based on the following Summer’s Division 2 standards. Swimmers must be a minimum of 11 years to qualify for the Elite Squad.

An extra Sunday morning session will be provided for any swimmer aged 10 and over who achieves a Division 2 Summer Championship time plus 5 seconds for their age group on any event from 100 metres upward.

*Eligibility for Elite Squad promotion is for existing club members only. Club transfer requests are dealt with through the committee on a case by case basis.

(Link to Qualifying Times can be found on https://www.swimireland.ie/competitions-events/competition-information)