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Dear Parents, As a valued member of the Kilkenny Swim Club community, we are reaching out to invite you to consider joining our committee starting September of 2024/25 season. Come and join us for a taster committee meeting this season. The Kilkenny Swim Club is built on the dedication and support of our parents and volunteers. Your involvement in the committee would be instrumental in shaping the future of our club, ensuring its continued success, and providing a rewarding experience for all our young swimmers. Here are some reasons why...

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Monday 12th February will be a momentous day for Kilkenny Swim Club. For the first time ever a club member will compete at the World Swimming Championships. The action takes place in Doha for a week where Callan's swim queen Maria Godden will take to the pool with a green, white and gold tricolour on her hat yet with fellow Kilkenny swimmers past and present urging on every stroke. The backstroke specialist will definitely swim three events at the Championships 50m, 100m and 200m on the 12th, 14th and 16th...

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The culmination of the short course (25 metre pool) season saw Kilkenny swimmer compete in both the Leinster and National Championships. The Leinster Championships took place in late November and Kilkenny swimmers enjoyed a very successful two day gala. Success came across all strokes including relays. In the freestyle long distance races there was medals won by Paddy Cuddihy, Abby Cunningham and Nessa Godden. Paddy & Abby doubled up for gold in the Junior 1500 metres. In breaststroke Abby Cunningham and Brendan Pretorious won bronze over 100 and 200 metres...

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Callan's Maria Godden put in career best performances at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Bucharest Romania last weekend. Maria, a backstroke specialist reached the semi finals of both the 100 and 200 metres. In doing so Maria set a personal best (PB) of 2.06.71 in the 200 metres. This swim ranks Maria eleventh in Europe. Reflecting on this event Maria was very pleased. “I’m delighted, that’s just under four seconds personal best in the 200m Backstroke just this year so I’m pleased to see all the training and...

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Kilkenny swimmers make the National Squads 2023/24 We are delighted to have two Club members make the National Squads for the season 2023/24: - Maria Godden, who trains out of the National Centre Limerick has her sights firmly set on the World Championships, Doha, Feb 2024. We excitedly await to see how Maria performs on the world stage! - Paddy Cuddihy, is a new entry to the National Squads on the Performance Pathway (PP). He will continue to train with KSC, but will join the National Squads for camps throughout...

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Tuesday September 26th our A Squad swimmers attended an 'Injury Prevention Clinic' hosted by the Head of Physiotheraphy at UPMC Aut Even Hospital. Jane Campbell gave the swimmers information on the many sources of where injuries can come from. Many young athletes would assume it comes from over training, but Jane explained how its so much more than just down to the volume of training. Then Jane and her colleague, Elaine Kennington, put the swimmers through their paces. They had to learn and practise some key exercises for core and...

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When Irish people think of Italy we think of the colosseum in Rome, the canals of Venice, the lakes of the north but for Kilkenny swimmer Robbie English it will always be a 50 metre pool in Padova. Why? Well, it was a momentous week for the man from Clara who was part of the Irish team competing in the SUDS European Championships which is the European Down Syndrome Swimming Championships. Robbie competed in eight individual events 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle. In backstroke 50m, 100m and 200m plus...

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Kilkenny Swim Club have announced that UPMC is to become their official healthcare partner. The partnership agreement means that UPMC, which offers trusted, high-quality health services at UPMC Aut Even Hospital and UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic, Santry, as well as a network of hospitals and sports medicine clinics across Ireland, will work with Kilkenny Swim Club to offer over 300 members top-class care and attention in sports injury and preventative care. “I am delighted that we have become the first swim team in Ireland to partner with UPMC,” said Kilkenny...

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Irish Winter Nationals 2022 Kilkenny swimmers recently competed in the 2022 Winter Nationals in the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin where they were up against Ireland’s top international swimmers. It was an excellent week with Marcus Bowen, Matthew McAviney, Paddy Cuddihy, Abby Cunningham, Nessa Godden and Brendan Pretorious representing Kilkenny Swimming Club. Nessa Godden set two new personal bests in the 400m firstly in the heats and then in the final. Over the longer 800m distance she reduced her PB by over six seconds and in doing so won a...