About Us

About Us

Join Us
How to join. Membership of DSC is based on an annual subscription which includes a levy paid to Swim Ireland for insurance. The membership fee is used to pay, subsidise pool hire, affiliate with Swim Ireland, subsidise cost of swimming coaches, and social events during the year. There are different types of membership to suit your needs.

If you need to renew your membership or would like to join as a new member, for the 2021-2022 session, send an email to the club’s secretary membership@dublinswimmingclub.ie

Foundations of the Club
The Club is the oldest swimming club in Ireland, being founded in 1881. More information about the origins of the club is available on our history page (link).

When and where we train
We have two main training sessions a week in Dublin. Both sessions are coached. Smaller groups also train together informally at other times in the week. For more information go to our Training page (link).

The Club Committee
The Club is governed by a Committee. Members of the Club may stand for Committee positions ahead of the AGM each year. The AGM is usually in November each year. There are currently 12 members in the committee:

The Committee is responsible for the Club rules, implementing Constitution, data protection policy, privacy policy, setting fees. The committee meets 10 times per year. Copies of minutes are available to members on request.

The Year in Swimming Competitions

A typical year used to look like this. It may take a year or two before we see such a calendar.

MonthEvent name-Location
JanuarySliabh Beagh-Monaghan
MarchIrish Open Long Course Championships-Limerick
Special Events Gala-NAC
Ennis Invitation Gala-Ennis
April Kingdom Masters-Tralee
MayLeinster Master Championships-NAC
Ulster Masters Championships
JuneStart of Leinster Open Sea Series
JulyLOS races continue to Sept
AugustHarbour swim
Lough Dan
SeptemberLiffey Swim
DSC Sprint Gala
OctoberSundays Well-Cork
NovemberCeltic Masters-NAC
DecemberMallow Masters-Mallow

The website https://irishmastersswimming.ie/upcoming-galas/ usually provides information about upcoming galas.

The 2019 Calendar of open sea races organised by the Leinster Open Sea Committee is here and will give you an idea of the number of swims in a typical season. It remains to be seen how many races there will be and when once we return to the water in summer 2021.

Up to 2019, results of each race are kindly compiled by volunteers and can be found here http://www.howdidyouswim.com/