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Dates for your diary 2018:

Open Water Competitions

13th & 20th July - National Team Trials 

Beach Trials

  • Date: Friday 13th July
  • Time: TBA
  • Venue: Kilkee Beach, Co. Clare

Pool Trials

  • Date: Friday 20th July 
  • Time: 12-4pm
  • Venue: UCD Pool, Co. Dublin

11/12 Aug - Regional Nipper / Youth Championships 

Munster Regional Open Water Championships

  • Hosts: Cork WSAC
  • Date: 11/12th August
  • Venue: Youghal Beach, Co. Cork

Connacht Regional Open Water Championships

  • Hosts: Donegal WSAC
  • Date: 11/12th August
  • Venue: Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Leinster Regional Open Water Championships

  • Hosts: TBA
  • Date: 11/12th August
  • Venue: TBA

Nipper Competition Changes

For Nipper regionals the qualification places for Ulster/Connacht will go down to 5 spots in all events & 8 spots in the swim and Munster places goes up to 7 spots in all events & 12 spots in the swim for 2018.

Junior Competiton Change of Format

The regional competition will only be for those Juniors who are 14-16 yrs and from this the top 10 in each individual event will qualify for the Nationals. 17 & 18yrs can enter the Nationals than in addition to those who qualified from regional's with all events ran as one age group. The team events will be run at the regionals for the 14-16yr but there will be no qualification places on offer as the team events at the nationals will be an open entry with a max of 2 teams per county per team event. The rescue tube event in the regionals will be a 2 person event with a running finish for both competitors who must cross the line, both in contact with the tube. The rescue tube event in the Nationals will be as normal with a 4 person team.

25/26 Aug - National Nipper / Youth Championships Kilkee, Clare

1 Sept - National Senior / Masters Championships Venue TBC​

10-15 Sept - European Junior Championships UL, Limerick & Kilkee, Clare


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