Deirdre has been teaching and coaching swimming for over 5 years. Swimmers range from children to adults at a competitive and non-competitive level.
Deirdre is a qualified SI Level 1 and Level 2 Coach for Swimming. She also has her SI Level 1 Teachers for Swimming.
Along with coaching for LSC, Deirdre coaches swimming with Limerick Triathlon Club. She has also coached with Seal Swimming Club, Cork Triathlon Club and Total Swimming in Scotland.
Deirdre has competed herself at a club, provincial, national and international level as a competitive swimmer with major highlights attending European Juniors in Leeds 1992 (showing my age!!) and Youth Olympics Spain 1994. She currently holds Irish Masters Records and has held Irish and Munster Records in the past. In 2005, Deirdre was part of a 5 person relay team that swam a double crossing of the English Channel.