Great to see that tickets for the Dublin 2018 World Para Swimming Allianz European Championship are now on sale to the general public.

So far 37 countries and over 500 athletes are confirmed to be taking part in the event which will be one of the biggest international sports events to be staged in Ireland this year.

It is also the first time that Ireland will stage a major Para sport event on such a scale. It is fitting that this should be the case given the high level of achievement that Para athletes have maintained since the breakthrough year of the London Paralympic Games in 2012.

Paralympic swimmers, Ellen Keane and Nicole Turner were present at the National Sports Campus yesterday to launch the tickets which are available in a range of affordable prices.

Morning session tickets cost €5 for adults, €3 for Under 16s, €10 for family tickets (Two adults and Two U16) and €25 for group tickets (Two adults and Eight U16).

Tickets for the evening (finals) sessions will cost €10 for adults, €5 for U16s and €20 for family tickets. Adult competition passes, which give access to every session, are available at just €70 and Under 16 competition passes cost just €20.

There will also be an additional 10 percent ‘early bird’ discount for tickets bought before May 25th.

The two newest ambassadors for the Para Swimming Allianz European Championships were also unveiled at the National Aquatic Centre. Claire Bergin, who represented Ireland at both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games was joined by popular online personality, Rory O’Connor, the creator of Rory’s Stories, to become the latest Ambassadors for #Dublin2018. Claire and Rory will join Jessie Barr, Gordon D’Arcy, Amber Barrett and Niall Quinn on the starting blocks on Friday, August 17th for the Ambassador Challenge over 50m.

“We are delighted to launch the ticket offering for the European Swimming Championships,” said Local Organising Committee Chair and CEO of Paralympics Ireland Miriam Malone.

“This is the first time that supporters will have the opportunity to purchase their tickets for the biggest international sporting event to take place in Ireland this year.”

“The tickets have been very reasonably priced to make this an affordable event and to give supporters every opportunity to get behind Team Ireland and to cheer them on to European glory.”

“I would also like to welcome Claire and Rory as the latest ambassadors for the event. We are all really looking forward to seeing how all of the ambassadors get on in the pool on the 17th.”

You can purchase tickets for what promises to be one of the most exciting and uplifting sports events of the year right here.

The Para Swimming Allianz European Championships will take place at the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre from August 13th-19th. There will be 2 sessions per day with the heats taking place during the morning session from 10am-12: 30 pm and the finals will take place during the evening session from 6pm-9: 30 pm.

Allianz Ireland is the title sponsor of #Dublin2018 while Paralympics Ireland, Sport Ireland, Swim Ireland and Fáilte Ireland are official host partners to the event.

Meet representatives of Paralympics Ireland and all our major sporting organisations at the Federation of Irish Sport Annual Conference in Trinity College on Thursday, May 31st.  Click below for details.  It promises to be a great afternoon of learning and networking.