Jon Rudd

2017 Swammy Award, National Development: Ireland

To see all of our 2017 Swammy Awards presented by TYR, click here.  2017 National Development Award: Ireland In 2016,…


Swim Ireland Announces 2017-18 National Squad

Swim Ireland has announced 45 athletes to our National Squad (Swimming) for the 2017-2018 season with specific cohorts of athletes identified – a Performance group (with an Olympic 2020 focus) and a Performance Pathway group (with an Olympic 2024 focus).

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Swim Ireland On Upward Trajectory Under Jon Rudd

Swim Ireland’s future has taken on a brighter shine as of late, with 3 of the nation’s elite swimmers making history over the summer.


2017 World Jr Cships: Irish Mixed Medley Another Feather In Rudd’s Cap

The Irish mixed medley relay team earned a new Senior national record in Indy this week.

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Swim Ireland & Jon Rudd Snag Ben Higson Of Stirling As New Head Coach

Ben Higson of the University of Stirling will now be headed to Swim Ireland, taking on the role of National Senior Team Head Coach and Head Coach of the National Centre, Dublin.

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Meilutyte’s Former Coach Jon Rudd Still Believes In His Protégé

“When you couldn’t be more proud of Ruta Meilutyte,” stated her former longtime coach Jon Rudd.


Shane Ryan, Jordan Sloan Head Up Irish World Championships Squad

Irish Swimming has announced its largest World Championships squad since 2009 set to head to Hungary this summer.

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Swim Ireland Adds Two Coaches To National Staff

Jon Rudd has hired two new assistant coaches for the Swim Ireland National team as they continue to build toward Tokyo in 2020.

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Irish Swimming Looking Abroad For High-Level Athletes

Ireland’s new National Performance Director Jon Rudd says the nation will focus on keeping talented domestic athletes training in Ireland while finding athletes abroad with Irish eligibility as the nation builds towards the next Olympics.


New Irish Performance Director Jon Rudd Takes His Show on the Road

Jon Rudd (middle) with two of his former Plymouth Leander charges.


Jon Rudd Resigns As British Swim Coaches’ Association Chair

The BSCA congratulates their Chairman Jon Rudd on his recent appointment as National Performance Director of Swim Ireland. Jon has…

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Mel Marshall Moves To Head Lougborough In British Swimming Restructure

The British Swimming federation has announced a new structure for its National Centres and the coaches leading them. Most notably, highly-decorated coach Melanie Marshall, who coached world record-shattering breaststroker Adam Peaty, will take over the Loughborough National Centre.


Jon Rudd Leaves Plymouth for Ireland Performance Director Role

Jon Rudd with Ruta Meilutyte (left) and Moniek Nijhuis (right) has left Plymouth for the greener shores of Ireland.


Sam Dailley Smashes British Age Group Bests In All Three Fly Events

14-year-old Sam Dailley is becoming a huge name in British age group swimming. This weekend, at ASA Winter National Championships…

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Dutch Record holder Moniek Nijhuis to train with Ruta Meilutyte

Dutch champion and record holder Monike Nijhuis will try her training in Plymouth after failing to qualify for the semi-finals at last summer’s World Championships.

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