Recent Gala News

Irish Open Swimming Championships April 2022

Coaches Report

The Irish Open is the National culmination of the long course season in the first training cycle. There was a very high standard of swimming and the meet was designated for qualification for International meets, including European Youth Olympic Festival, World & European Juniors as well as Common Wealth Games. This year we had 4 swimmers compete at the Irish Open:

  • David Pau
  • Anna Nikishkina
  • Megan Jones
  • Ava Jones

From a performance perspective the swimmers achieved

  • 21 Personal Best Times
  • 17 Finals

Read the full report here

Leinster Aspiring Gala March 27th 2022

Coaches Report

A huge well done to all who attend the Leinster Aspiring Competition 26/27th March 2022. We had 24 swimmers who represented Portmarnock SC. All swimmers exhibited exemplary behaviour and represented themselves and Portmarnock positively. Feedback from the meet organisers was very complimentary towards the team.

From a performance perspective we had:

  • 39 Personal Best Times
  • 19 Top 10 finishes which include 9 top 3 placings
  • Davide Scaringella & Jamie O’Keeffe obtained qualification times for Irish Age Group Div 1
  • Megan Jones & Anna Nikishkina obtained qualification times for Irish Open 2022

Read the full report here

Edinburgh International 2022 (EIS 2022)

Hi all,

As we all know, Ava Jones represented Ireland at the Edinburgh International Meet. She was part of a 45 strong team who attended the 3-day event and Ava competed in 7 events over the 3 days. The feedback from the team manager has been very positive in how the whole team conducted themselves and performed.

Read the full report here


We hope that everyone will enjoy learning to swim and improve their technique whilst at our Club. As children progress, some will be entered into Meets / Galas at the discretion of the coaches. Consideration is based on age, attendance and the ability to swim certain events at a particular standard.

The coaching team will initially contact you to confirm your availability for a Meet / Gala & it is essential that you respond promptly & in accordance with the deadline.  Closer to the event, the swimmer will receive their Meet / Gala Envelope which on the outside will outline the fees due & on the inside will contain the "order of events" with the events the swimmer is entered for highlighted.  It is essential that you give this order of events to your swimmer, so they know in advance and on the day of the Meet / Gala what events they are entered for.  The Meet / Gala fee envelope should also be returned to the club promptly.

When the Club enters Swim Ireland/Leinster region Mets / Galas, it is a requirement that each club provides officials i.e. parents of entrants to carry out duties. We have to provide 1 official for every 4 swimmers. The duties are Timekeeping, Turn Judges, Director of Timekeepers and Line Up Officials.

Please be aware that if your child enters a Gala you will be required to ensure that a parent or family member aged over 18 can take their turn on the Gala Roster for that day.