Well Done to all who took part in our “Swim a Mile With A Smile”!

Swim A Mile 01.05.16

Swim A Mile 01.05.16

Leinster Division 2 Open/Graded Gala 15th May 2016


The Leinster Division 2 Open/Graded Gala will take place on Sunday 15th May 2016, in the National Aquatic Centre.

Please note that the qualification times on the attached are SLOWER THAN times i.e. any swimmer who has a faster time recorded in any event cannot swim in this Gala, they will qualify for Division 1.  If all of your times are slower than the qualification times you can enter this gala.

Entries must be submitted by Saturday 30th April.  Entry Fee is €7 per event.  If paying by CHEQUE, please ensure that your cheque is made payable to Viking Swimming Club.

If you have any questions or are unsure what events to enter, please check with your coach.

Please also remember that as this is a Leinster Gala, we are obliged to provide officials at the event.  Parents must make themselves available to cover Time-keeping and Turn-judging duties.  A roster will be issued before the event to advise who will be required to cover duties on the day.

Leinster Age Group Div Two Open_Graded Gala May 2016

Support Sonia’s Fundraising 5K swim (200 lengths!)


Next Saturday Sonia will be undertaking a massive challenge, her first ever 5K swim, in aid of a very worthy family cause.  5K is 200 lengths of a 25M pool, this is no easy feat.  Sonia will swim at 5.45pm on Saturday 30th of April, at 5.45pm in Ballyfermot Sports and Fitness Centre (during our Junior training session).

You can support Sonia by donating at gofund.me/ucyjf9zw , or in person at the event on Saturday.

Sonia says:

“Hi my name is Sonia & on Sat 30th April I will be taking on the challenge of doing a 5km swim in Ballyfermot pool to help raise funds for a very worthy cause ‘LILLY’s WHEELS’.
My goddaughters beautiful daughter Lilly is getting all grown up & will very soon be getting new wheels, progressing from a buggy to wheelchair. This means her parents also need new wheels, a wheelchair accessible car. They will get no funding towards a car & will only get the VAT back after they have bought a car, so they have set about fundraising to help raise funds towards the cost of a car & other vital equipment that will make their’s & Lilly’s life easier.
My bid to help them is taking on my biggest swimming challenge to date, swimming 5km, a big jump from my current greatest distance of 1,800m.
Help me raise as much as we can to make life easier for this amazing family xxx”

We look forward to cheering Sonia on, and hope that you will join us to support her on 30th April.

Ian Daly “Swim A Mile With A Smile” 1st May 2016

Swim A Mile Logo

We are delighted to announce that Viking Swimming Club will once again be supporting the annual Ian Daly “Swim a Mile With a Smile”.

Viking Swimming Members will undertake the challenge in Ballyfermot Sport and Fitness Centre on Sunday 1st May 2016. The event will run from 4.00pm to 5.30pm.

We will have sponsorship cards available at training sessions this week, so be sure to collect your card and start fundraising for this fantastic charity.

The Daly family have had a long association with Viking SC, if you want more information on their fundraising and the inspiration behind it, please visit their website  www.swimamile.ie  .

All proceeds go to Barretstown Camp and Our Ladys Hospital.


Important e-mail to all Parents and Guardians


This evening an e-mail was sent to all parents and guardians of Viking SC members.  If you have not received this mail, please let us know as soon as possible, so that we can re-send to you.