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# swimming - Monday 28 December, 2020

Swimming was banned at bathing spots across Ireland for over 350 days this year
# Do Not Swim
# Do Not Swim

Swimming was banned at bathing spots across Ireland for over 350 days this year

Dec 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 21,036 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.

# swimming - Monday 23 November, 2020

This Donegal man is aiming to become the first person to swim around the coast of Ireland
# Henry O’Donnell
# 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 33,539 Views 19 Comments

The security consultant started his marathon swim at Carrickfin beach in Co Donegal in September.

# swimming - Friday 13 November, 2020

17-year-old explains how he helped a woman who got into difficulty off Wicklow coast
# Greystones
# Greystones

17-year-old explains how he helped a woman who got into difficulty off Wicklow coast

Nov 13th 2020, 2:33 PM 23,150 Views 12 Comments

The Coast Guard had been called before the teen, who has lifeguard training, got into the water.

# swimming - Friday 28 August, 2020

Water notices at 15 Cork beaches after heavy rain
# Bacteria
# Bacteria

Water notices at 15 Cork beaches after heavy rain

Aug 28th 2020, 11:47 AM 25,580 Views 3 Comments

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

# swimming - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Swimming banned at number of beaches in Clare
# Bacteria
# Bacteria

Swimming banned at number of beaches in Clare

Aug 6th 2020, 12:46 PM 35,305 Views 32 Comments

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

# swimming - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Irish swimmer banned over presence of prohibited substance in eczema cream
# Violation
From The42
# Violation

Irish swimmer banned over presence of prohibited substance in eczema cream

Updated Jun 24th 2020, 1:53 PM 4,742 Views 4 Comments

Athlone native Robbie Powell was flagged for clostebol in a test taken last November.

# swimming - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

72-hour 'Do Not Swim' notice issued for The Velvet Strand in Portmarnock
# Do Not Swim
# Do Not Swim

72-hour 'Do Not Swim' notice issued for The Velvet Strand in Portmarnock

Jun 17th 2020, 5:08 PM 25,235 Views 10 Comments

Testing is taking place tomorrow and the results of the laboratory analysis will be available on Saturday.

# swimming - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

A friend recommends: Ellen Keane on Bandwagons, Friends and Harry Potter audiobooks
# Ellen Keane
From The42
# Ellen Keane

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

Apr 21st 2020, 8:30 PM 5,512 Views 0 Comments

Ireland is on a break!

# swimming - Thursday 16 April, 2020

'My family did a drive-by and my Dad rolled down the window to blare out Happy Birthday'
# Something In The Water
From The42
# 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 9,451 Views 0 Comments

Ellen Keane is adjusting to life without the Paralympics to look forward to in 2020.

# swimming - Sunday 15 March, 2020

'It's post-traumatic stress. You don't know what to do. Your world has just crumbled'
# Against The Tide
From The42
# 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 7,616 Views 0 Comments

In part two of our series, Irish swimmer Melanie Nocher recalls adapting to life after the Olympics.

# swimming - Friday 28 February, 2020

Triple Olympic champion Sun Yang banned for eight years
# Doping
From The42
# 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.

# swimming - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

PHOTOS: These brave souls took to the sea for a New Year's Day swim
# Brrrrrr
# Brrrrrr

PHOTOS: These brave souls took to the sea for a New Year's Day swim

Jan 1st 2020, 4:04 PM 43,533 Views 18 Comments

Hundreds braved the cold to take their annual New Year’s Day plunge today.

# swimming - Monday 30 December, 2019

Some of our favourite sports photos of the year
# Snappers Delight
From The42
# Snappers Delight

Some of our favourite sports photos of the year

Dec 30th 2019, 8:00 PM 27,308 Views 40 Comments

Relive some of the most memorable moments of 2019 through the lenses of INPHO’s snappers.

# swimming - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

'You go through the suffering of being stared at, looked at, pointed at, but at the end of the day, you’re you'
# Journey
From The42
# 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 28,631 Views 6 Comments

Nicole Turner on growing up with dwarfism and winning a bronze medal at the World Championships earlier this year.

# swimming - Sunday 15 December, 2019

18-year-old Coyne rounds it off as Irish swimmers total 54 records in 'exciting and productive fortnight'
# Making A Splash
From The42
# 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 3,152 Views 0 Comments

An incredible two weeks, ended on a high on the final day of the Irish Short Course Swimming Championships.

# swimming - Sunday 8 December, 2019

Brilliant bronze for Shane Ryan ensures Ireland's big week at Europeans ends on a high
# Making A Splash
From The42
# 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 4,950 Views 2 Comments

Ryan bagged bronze in the 50m backstroke at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow.

# swimming - Saturday 7 December, 2019

Mona McSharry agonisingly misses out on second medal at Europeans
# So Close
From The42
# So Close

Mona McSharry agonisingly misses out on second medal at Europeans

Dec 7th 2019, 9:02 PM 4,099 Views 2 Comments

The teenager was just 0.4 seconds from the podium.

# swimming - Friday 6 December, 2019

Mona McSharry sets new Irish record to clinch place in European final
# Star In The Making
From The42
# Star In The Making

Mona McSharry sets new Irish record to clinch place in European final

Dec 6th 2019, 8:05 PM 3,725 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.

# swimming - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Shane Ryan secures final place as Team Ireland maintain impressive form in Glasgow
# Making A Splash
From The42
# 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.

# swimming - Friday 15 November, 2019

Yang blames 'unprofessional' drug testers for incident when he smashed blood vial with hammer
# Swimming
From The42
# Swimming

Yang blames 'unprofessional' drug testers for incident when he smashed blood vial with hammer

Nov 15th 2019, 11:08 AM 5,720 Views 2 Comments

The triple Olympic champion appeared at a rare public CAS hearing.

# swimming - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Wayne in the USA, smoking for sport and the rest of the week's best sportswriting
# Good Reads
From The42
# Good Reads

Wayne in the USA, smoking for sport and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

Nov 3rd 2019, 8:30 AM 8,338 Views 1 Comment

Lazy Sundays were made for reading about Wayne Rooney’s sneaking into casinos.

# swimming - Monday 28 October, 2019

People warned not to swim in Royal Canal after outbreak of rat-borne disease
# Leptospirosis
# Leptospirosis

People warned not to swim in Royal Canal after outbreak of rat-borne disease

Oct 28th 2019, 4:00 PM 39,153 Views 26 Comments

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

# swimming - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Michael Phelps says he 'never competed in a clean field once'
# Grim
From The42
# Grim

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

Oct 27th 2019, 12:36 PM 12,705 Views 0 Comments

The 28-time Olympic medalist says positive tests should result in a lifetime ban.

# swimming - Thursday 12 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 12th 2019, 7:48 AM 13,250 Views 10 Comments

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

# swimming - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Man dies after getting into difficulty while swimming off Clare coast
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Man dies after getting into difficulty while swimming off Clare coast

Updated Aug 17th 2019, 1:23 PM 35,056 Views 3 Comments

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

# swimming - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 13th 2019, 7:00 PM 31,042 Views 6 Comments

Five other people were also rescued this afternoon.

# swimming - Saturday 10 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 10th 2019, 1:33 PM 15,154 Views 11 Comments

The bans follow heavy rainfall on Thursday night and Friday morning.

# swimming - Saturday 3 August, 2019

This Dublin man won the Liffey Swim 50 years ago ... today he's returning to take part alongside his children
# 1969 To 2019
# 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 36,795 Views 17 Comments

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

# swimming - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Olympic hopefuls smash sixth Irish record as attention switches to Tokyo 2020 qualification
# Record Breakers
From The42
# Record Breakers

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

Jul 28th 2019, 12:51 PM 8,443 Views 2 Comments

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

# swimming - Friday 26 July, 2019

Mayne storms to her second medal at the European Youth Olympics
# Back To Back In Baku
From The42
# Back To Back In Baku

Mayne storms to her second medal at the European Youth Olympics

Jul 26th 2019, 7:27 PM 4,737 Views 1 Comment

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

# swimming - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Phelps hails 'incredible' 19-year-old who smashed his longstanding world record
# Bittersweet Symphony
From The42
# Bittersweet Symphony

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

Jul 25th 2019, 8:57 AM 5,952 Views 1 Comment

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

# swimming - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Phelps' longstanding 200m butterfly world record smashed by teenager Milak
# Fly Fly Away
From The42
# Fly Fly Away

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

Jul 24th 2019, 3:32 PM 8,814 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
# Medal Alert
From The42
# Medal Alert

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

Jul 24th 2019, 3:12 PM 3,262 Views 1 Comment

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

# swimming - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Podium drama as rival refuses to stand alongside controversial Olympic champion
# Silent Protest
From The42
# Silent Protest

Podium drama as rival refuses to stand alongside controversial Olympic champion

Jul 23rd 2019, 4:38 PM 11,793 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’.

# swimming - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Darragh Greene secures Olympic qualification time as Longford swimmer set for Tokyo 2020
# Olympic Games
From The42
# Olympic Games

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

Jul 21st 2019, 11:22 AM 4,803 Views 2 Comments

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

# swimming - Friday 5 July, 2019

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

Water Safety Ireland issue warning to swimmers as warm temperatures continue

Jul 5th 2019, 10:04 PM 21,027 Views 27 Comments

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

# swimming - Friday 28 June, 2019

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

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

Updated Jun 28th 2019, 8:14 PM 71,701 Views 43 Comments

The incident happened off Termonfeckin beach.

# swimming - Thursday 30 May, 2019

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

May 30th 2019, 7:53 AM 7,879 Views 0 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# swimming - Sunday 26 May, 2019

'The accent is usually the big thing. There will always be people who have something to say about it'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'The accent is usually the big thing. There will always be people who have something to say about it'

May 26th 2019, 9:04 AM 13,612 Views 0 Comments

Irish Olympic hopeful Clare Cryan talks to The42 about identity, athlete burnout and diving’s growth in Ireland.

# swimming - Thursday 23 May, 2019

'We didn’t have the facilities that athletes needed. Now, Ireland is beginning to look after its own'
# Rising Star
From The42
# Rising Star

'We didn’t have the facilities that athletes needed. Now, Ireland is beginning to look after its own'

May 23rd 2019, 9:46 AM 4,451 Views 0 Comments

Multiple Irish record holder Darragh Greene has welcomed the growth of swimming in Ireland over the past five years.

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