Whatever you want from our sport, one of the 160 affiliated clubs nationwide will provide you with what you are looking for.  With a choice of Swimming, Diving, Open Water, Masters and Water Polo – joining one of our clubs isn’t just for people who want to swim.

Whether you are just out of Learn to Swim programme and are looking to progress in the sport, or looking to get back involved, joining one of our clubs may just be for you. 

Find your nearest club here

As a member of Swim Ireland, you have access to a wide range of benefits and support no matter what level you are. Members can avail of the following:

  • a comprehensive insurance package including personal, public and travel
  • access to an extensive national competition programme
  • advice on all aspects of the sport from club governance to training
  • individual online membership profile
  • a range of Swim Ireland training and programmes
  • access to performance events and squads
  • reduced member fees for education training and courses.


Safeguarding young people and athletes is an overarching ethos for Swim Ireland and must be a priority for all adults working with and responsible for children. This ethos is reflected in our Swim Ireland Safeguarding Children Policies, our rules and in the mandatory requirements for members and Clubs where involved with young people. Click here for more.

Youth Development Strategy

This is our Youth Development Strategy. The strategy has been compiled through consultation with our young people. Please take a look at our future plans to meet the needs of our young people in the aquatics. Any questions please contact Kate.

Gaisce Award

Gaisce, is a self-development programme for young people aged 15-25 and is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland to young people to dream big and realise their potential. Gaisce is a great way of boosting confidence, communications and leadership skills – some of the most valued skills by employers and is a great addition to a young person’s CV.  

Swim Ireland is proud to be a Gaisce Challenge Partner.  This means that a lot of your activities in our organisation is recognised by Gaisce as a relevant activity that counts towards achieving a Gaisce Award. 

Gaisce & Swim Ireland Partner Information Document

Gaisce Flyer


Youth Engagement Toolkit

The purpose of the Swim Ireland Youth Engagement Toolkit is to equip anyone working with young people with the tools to effectively and organically gather the views and voices of young people in sport.