The National Governing Body (NGB) for swimming, water polo, diving and synchronised swimming across the 32 counties of the island of Ireland, recognised as such by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport through Sport Ireland and Sport Northern Ireland. We are recognised at world level by FINA, and at European level by LEN
We exist to encourage participation, develop excellence and regulate our sport and have set out our goals in our 5-year strategic plan.
Our legal structure is that of a company limited by guarantee. We adopted the Voluntary Code of Governance in 2013 and were the first sporting NGB to be compliant with the Code.
Strategic direction is provided by our 11 strong Board of Directors, elected annually at our AGM. The Board are supported by the Swim Ireland President who is elected annually in a voluntary position. The operational responsibility rests with the Chief Executive Officer and staff.
Swim Ireland comprises all affiliated Irish Swimming Clubs, however we have a dedicated Connacht Support Officer and Connacht Pathway Development Coach who provide a direct line into Swim Ireland and to offer on the ground real time support.