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Earl McCarthy

Earl McCarthy
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Full name Earl McCarthy
Nationality Ireland
Born (1969-02-08) February 8, 1969
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle

Earl McCarthy (born February 8, 1969) is a retired male freestyle. Earl is the Women In Sport Manager for Swim Ireland and took up his position in September 2008. He is a former Irish Olympian in swimming (Atlanta 1996), previous Irish record holder and National Irish Champion in the 100m & 200m freestyle events. In 2003 he became the oldest male winner of a national title, winning the Men's 100m freestyle. In addition, Earl has over ten years of coaching experience both in Germany and in Ireland. Earl holds a First Class Honour Degree in Sports Management from University College Dublin. He also has a National Certificate in Health and Fitness and he is currently undertaking a postgraduate diploma in Law. Earl is responsible for managing various Women In Sport Initiatives, all of which are supported by the Irish Sports Council. His main work ambition is to successfully implement the strategic objectives of Swim Ireland in relation to female participation in sport. These objectives range across all areas of the aquatics and include participation, learn to swim, coaching, governance and officiating, Additionally he aims to further develop innovative commercial projects, relationship building with key stakeholders and delivery of programmes which fall in line with the Irish Sports Council and with Swim Ireland. Earl's hometown is Dublin, where he currently resides.

In 2012, McCarthy was an analyst on the 2012 Olympics swimming coverage on RTE Sport.


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