Swim Ireland Club Cluster Clinics for 9-12 yr olds

Dear Parents and Swimmers, 

I hope all is well with you and your families.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt delivery of the Club Cluster Clinics and it is likely to impact face to face interventions for the foreseeable future.


From the 1st October we will introduce a monthly online session focussed on a technical aspect of our sport.  This Technical Theory Webinar (aimed at 9-12 year old age group athletes and their coaches) will replace the Coaching Practical Session component of the Club Cluster Clinics and will highlight the importance of a technical aspect of swimming and discuss best practice around this topic.  The session will be delivered in two parts, each lasting 20-30 minutes; part one will be open to both swimmers and coaches, and part two will focus on recommended drills for coaches. Coach participation is very important, so that coaches are able to follow up by providing opportunities for swimmers to practice the skills presented.


We feel the positives of this initiative are as follows:

  1. Technical support for everyone rather than just those from the host club
  2. Technical advice direct to swimmers when safe communication on poolside is extremely difficult
  3. Reinforces the coaches message from a second source
  4. Short, sharp and to the point information with the opportunity to ask questions
  5. No need to travel to sessions
  6. Offers the swimmer information to be able to start taking ownership of their own development


The first Technical Theory Webinar will focus on Body Line and Balance, and will be delivered weeks beginning 12th October 2020. 


The registration links are below:


Munster Clubs:

Monday 12th October 2000-2100hrs (Sarah Fellner)

Wednesday 14th October 2000-2100hrs (Sarah Fellner)


Open to anyone unable to attend the sessions offered specifically to their region

Thursday 15th October 2000-2100hrs (Mark Craig and Mark Lappin)


Thanks, and stay safe.


  Sarah Fellner

Regional Pathway Development Coach, Connacht & Munster