Swim Ireland Long Course Records
[Last updated 11th July, 2016]
The Fermoy swimming pool was built in 1972. At the official opening Mr. Bobby Molloy, Minister for Local Government at the time, recommended that a club be formed as this would be the best way to guarantee good use of the pool and encourage swimming in the town. With the help of the then Town Engineer, Mr. O’Keeffe, the Swimming Club was founded. The aims of the Club were to teach and foster swimming among children and to prepare them for competition.
A committee of voluntary parents came together to run the club. They organised training sessions and looked after the finances. The numbers were small at first with about 30 children involved. Pool staff at the time were the first coaches. Gradually the numbers built up and the coaching team also grew, with people doing swimming courses and getting more qualified all the time. Some swimmers got involved in synchronised swimming for a while.
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