Welcome!

Laois Marlins Swimming Club was formed in September 2009. Since then the Club has grown and now includes swimmers at every level, from learning technique to competing for coveted medals in Division 1 Galas.

Welcome Back!

Hello All

Welcome Back!! I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and ready to start off new season 2015/2016. There are great things to achieve in new year at every squad. Best of luck to all swimmers!

See you on the deck.

Irina

The History of Swimming

The origins of swimming are lost in the murk of prehistory, but humans probably developed the skill after watching animals "dog paddle." Swimmers appear in artwork on Egyptian tombs, in Assyrian stone carvings, in Hittite and Minoan drawings, and in Toltec murals. Ancient gladiators swam while training, and Plato believed that a man who could not swim was uneducated. Contemporaries reported that both Julius Caesar and Charlemagne were strong swimmers.

Squad Training Schedule

Squad A
Mon - 6am-8am
Tue - 6am-8am
Thu - 6am-8am
Fri - 6am-8am

Squad B
Mon - 5.30pm-7pm
Tue or Thu - 6am-8am (Half of B Squad on Tuesday and Half on Thursday)
Fri - 7pm-8pm
Sat - 10am-11:30am

Squad C & D
Mon - 4:30pm-5:30pm
Fri - 6pm-7pm

The Legacy of A Lane.

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The Legacy of A Lane: The Training Partner Bond   Swimming is usually referred to as an “individual” sport, which is ironic due to the notion that most swimmers are rather loud and social people. As a result, it can be very difficult to swim distance sets without being able to talk to someone about… Read more »

Will You Do What Other Swimmers Won’t?

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Maybe you’ve been there before… With those big goals in the back of your mind, you promise that you are going to do a little bit extra in order to accelerate your improvement in the water. You are going to step above and beyond what is already been asked of you day-in and day-out in… Read more »

Are You Training Both Hard And Smart?

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Hello Swimmers! The long term benefits of training hard in the pool are easy to list off: Working hard in the pool means you are better prepared to swim faster when the next big meet comes around. Working hard develops a mental toughness that can only be developed through experience and facing adversity. Working hard… Read more »

How To Have A Better Swim Practice Today

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Hello Swimmers! So where do we start? If you are struggling with where to begin, here is a question that will yield you some answers: Looking around at the other swimmers you train with, what are they unwilling to do to be successful After all… Not many swimmers will complete the full length of the… Read more »

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May to July Pool Side Rotas

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Dear All – please find the last pool side rotas for this term – Poolside Rota Morning Sessions 9 May – 9 July 2016 Poolside Rota B Squad 9 May – 9 July 2016 Poolside Rota C&D Squad 9 May – 9 July 2016  

Marlins Spring Gala 2016

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It was a great day today at Portlaoise Leisure Centre with the Laois Marlins SC Spring Gala. Thank you to our visitors – Athlone SC, Aura Dundalk SC, St Fiaccs, Kilkenny SC, Longford SC, Piranha and Tullamore SC – for supporting our event. Please click on the link to see the days results. Gala Results 2016  

Marlins Gala – April 16

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Dear All, Please see below the list of events for our Gala this April 16. Warm up times are scheduled for 1pm. Gala Events Meet Events-Marlins Spinrg Gala 2016-16Apr2016-001

Cormac Powell’s Visit to Laois Marlins

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Dear All, Please follow the link below for a interesting guide on How People Train by Cormac Power who visited the club last Sunday 28 February. Laois Marlins_Feb 2016

The Road to Rio

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More Than a Sport campaign for Paralympic Ireland – featuring the Marlins Nicole Turner …. http://www.paralympics.ie/