The Official Swimming Thread


21 seconds. That is how to smash a record. Final today at 15:58.

Mona McSharry off at 15.48.

I saw last night on the sports awards it takes Ellen Keane the para swimmer 1:19:xx vs 1:04:xx for McSharry in the 100m breast. I find that impressive. I thought the gap would be much wider.
 

21 seconds. That is how to smash a record. Final today at 15:58.

Mona McSharry off at 15.48.

I saw last night on the sports awards it takes Ellen Keane the para swimmer 1:19:xx vs 1:04:xx for McSharry in the 100m breast. I find that impressive. I thought the gap would be much wider.
If you're getting relay teams to World finals you're doing some thing right. This is the beauty of the home-based development program - sure, swimmers can go off on scholarships to the big U.S. colleges if they want to (Mona McSharry is in Tennessee for example) but you also ensure that the wider net makes sure that you are not just pinning your hopes on one or two stars.
 
If you're getting relay teams to World finals you're doing some thing right. This is the beauty of the home-based development program - sure, swimmers can go off on scholarships to the big U.S. colleges if they want to (Mona McSharry is in Tennessee for example) but you also ensure that the wider net makes sure that you are not just pinning your hopes on one or two stars

Big Time. Savage strength in depth. I haven't seen the splits but I guess they all went close to 1:45 for the 200 id like to see the head to head on the old record

Also having watched about 4 races, short course is pure shit as a TV spectacle. Very little swimming. Way too much underwater off the turn. The 400 IM final fly leg off the start was about 5 strikes to the wall then turn.

I'd say its good live
 
Out of interest I’ve just had a quick search about how many Olympic sized pools there are in the ROI, 2

1 in Limerick, 1 in Dublin

Cork should have one, could have built one in Douglas instead of another fucking Aldi
 
Out of interest I’ve just had a quick search about how many Olympic sized pools there are in the ROI, 2

1 in Limerick, 1 in Dublin

Cork should have one, could have built one in Douglas instead of another fucking Aldi
There are 2 in Dublin. The NAC and UCD. Its a joke alright. Its been taken on a few times most recently in 2019 by a fella called Niall Kenny. He's a keen swimmer and sponsors the rebel plunge. Chair of the CBA or Cork Chamber at one stage

He got enough attention to get John Buttemer to ask a question about funding during a council session.

The council flunky gave the standard answer that there is no budget for it and it would cost 63 million. Which was the price of the NAC. Its bollocks because the councillors just leave it there. But the NAC was a joke. The state got screwed by a UK operator on a design/build/operate contract. There was a problem with the roof (it leaked like a sieve) and the state paid for remediation.

There are standard design templates from sport England outlining how 50m pools with a gym can be built for 15million sterling. A long way from 63 million euro and you'd imagine a reasonable comparator for irish construction costs.

The other line the council have is a 50m pool would only be used by elite swimmers who are well served by having a pool 90km away in Limerick. Which is a level of bollocks I don't need to comment on except to say that all pools in cork appear to be oversubscribed from what I can make out

In fairness to Niall Kenny he got a Lido (outdoor 50m pool) into the City development plan.

It would be nice for a bit of ambition for the city to at least put a 50m pool, velodrome, indoor arena, massive AstroTurf area into the plan and earmark a bit of ground for it somewhere within the city. They may all be pipe dreams but shouldn't be.
 
check

EVENT GUIDE - HIGHLIGHT
Samus McGuire, Niamh Varian-Barry & Gerry OBeirne
Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St.

5th Feb 2022 @ 8:00 pm
More info..

Menagerie: Animals By Artists

Crawford Art Gallery, Today @ 10am

View more events ▼
Top