The annual Corporate Swim for a Mile Challenge took place last month in the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin. DeCare Dental Insurance Ireland once again competed at the event. The competition is run over two days and is organised by Swim Ireland.
The purpose of the Corporate Challenge is to encourage companies to get their team into the pool, have fun in the water and compete for the much sought after Swim Ireland Cup. All proceeds of the challenge went to Special Olympics Ireland – official charity partner of Swim Ireland. Corporate Challenge 2018 winners were RTE Sports.
This is the second year the company has participated and qualified for the finals. Proudly competing in the swimming pool for DeCare Dental was Maureen Walsh (Chief Executive Officer), Jason Walmsley (Customer Services), Gavin Murphy (Individual Sales & Retention Manager) and Billy Kilduff (Analyst). The event consisted of 32 lengths of the pool with each individual participant completing 400 meters.
Overall, team DeCare Dental were satisfied with their display and are already looking forward to next year. Avid swimmer and DeCare Dental CEO, Maureen Walsh was once more pleased to be part of the Corporate Swim for a Mile Challenge. “It’s a brilliant event that creates a competitive environment for corporate organisations representing varying levels in the terrific facility that is the National Aquatic Centre.”
Team member Jason Walmsley was content with his personal performance and was delighted to participate “I felt I performed better than last year. I had undertaken training in the lead up and my swimming stroke improved. I believe in having a healthy lifestyle and it’s great to get the opportunity to compete for my company.” The NAC will host the Paralympic Games this August.
As an organisation we encourage all employees and members of our community in becoming aware of and making choices towards living a healthy and fulfilling life. DeCare Dental Insurance Ireland believes in playing its part in supporting and promoting wellness events like this. A wellness ethos is a core value of the company.
Maureen is a strong proponent of well-being within her company. “It makes us better. Physical exercise keeps us healthy so we can have good lives inside and outside of work. I am a firm believer that wellness activities can help you manage the pressures of life and work. Furthermore, fostering teamwork in tandem with exercise is good for our personal development.”
DeCare Dental offers a range of general health and dental wellness services to multiple clients. These services are designed for a whole variety of settings including workplace environments of the small, medium and large ranges as well as educational institutes. We also provide oral health training and consulting for healthcare settings including nursing homes, hospitals, hospices and other caring organisations. The company also offers an “ask the dentist” facility and provides access to health promotion material. As our swim team member, Gavin Murphy highlighted in the aftermath of the Corporate Swim for a Mile Challenge “It is important for us to do as we say.” To find out more visit our website https://wellness.decarecorporate.com/.
Every year DeCare Dental Insurance Ireland hosts its Sport a Smile run/walk. Now in its 17th year, the 5km event will take place this year on Wednesday, 4th July 2018 with all moneys raised going to DeCare Dental’s charity of the year – Childline. The race/walk has proven hugely popular among the community and beyond with participation numbers continuing to increase. In addition to this year’s event – we are hosting an inaugural business challenge where local companies can compete against each other. DeCare Dental is excited about this fresh dimension to Sport a Smile. In the coming weeks and months check out our social platforms – Facebook and Twitter for more information or visit our designated website for the event www.sportasmile.ie.