Having released a revised plan for a return to action in 2020-2021, Swim Ireland are hopeful of getting the all-clear to welcome their elite swimmers back to training at the National Aquatic Centre (NAC) in Dublin.

The NAC is now ready to reopen with the proper protocols in place to bring back Ireland's elite squads, both Olympic and Paralympic, however, the governing body are still awaiting government approval through Sport Ireland with a date for any return has yet to be decided.

Swim Ireland has outlined their plans up until the end of Olympic Games in Tokyo, but acknowledge that the plan is subject to change, particularly in relation to any Government phasing that takes place. 

There will be no competitions until at least October at least, which would follow a proposed 15-day elite training camp in Tenerife.

The National Short Course Championships (25-metre pool) are now scheduled for 17-20 December and the Dave McCullough International Long Course Championships (50-metre pool) is now scheduled for the 25-28 February 2021.

The 2021 Irish Open, which will probably be Ireland's Olympic trial meet, will either take place at the NAC in April or June next year with the preference being April. 

It may decide on when Swim Ireland know when athletes on both sides of the border can return to training and prepare accordingly.

Some Irish swimmers will hopefully compete in the European Championships in Budapest in Hungary in May of next year and the dates for the 2021 LEN European Junior and FINA World Junior Championships will be added once they are received.

The rescheduled Olympic Games will take place from 23 July - 8 August.