Brendan Hyland Lowers Irish National Record in the 100 LCM Fly

2020 Irish Winter Meet

  • Thursday, December 17th – Saturday, December 19th
  • National Aquatic Centre, Dublin, Ireland
  • SCM (25m) for heats; LCM (50m) for finals
  • Select Group of Elites Only
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  • Live Results

Ireland’s fastest flyers, Brendan Hyland and Shane Ryan, went head-to-head in Dublin on Friday in the long course meters 100 fly final. Ultimately, Hyland out touched Shane Ryan by .36 for 1st place with a time of 52.58, lowering his own Irish National Senior record by .04. Hyland bested his previous record, set in 2018 at the Irish Championships, by splitting 25.52/27.06.

Ryan still holds the Irish National record in short course meters which he set in match 3 of the 2020 International Swimming League as a Toronto Titan. Ryan’s record was split as 23.10/27.43 for a final time of 50.63.

 Ironically, Ryan’s ISL swim had broken Hyland’s Irish National record which was set at 51.83 in 2019.

Earlier in the meet, Jack McMillan took down a second National Senior record in the 200 meter free today, this time in long course with a time of 1:47.19. He broke the National Senior record in this event earlier in Friday’s short-course prelims session. In finals, McMillan sliced .22 off of the previous record set in 2017 by Jordan Sloan who finished in 2nd place today with a time of 1:43.99.

This was a significant time drop for McMillan who went into this meet with a lifetime best of 1:48:00, which he posted at the 2019 FINA World Championships on a relay. With this swim, 20-year-old McMillan is within .17 of the Irish Olympic qualifying time.

Additional Notes:

  • Darragh Greene, the 50, 100, and 200 breast Irish national record holder,  took 1st in the 100 breast at 1:00.52, adding less than a second to his lifetime best. 18-year-old Eoin Corby placed 2nd at 1:01.35, .3 off of the Junior record after he set the 100 IM Junior record in short course earlier.
  • In a solo heat, 18-year-old Sean Scannell nearly matched his best time from the 2019 Irish Championships in the 200 back, touching the all 1st at 2:03.49.
  • Victoria Catterson won the 100 free with a time of 56.31, slicing .35 off of her lifetime best from the 2019 Irish Championships and besting the 100 free Senior record-holder, Danielle Hill who touched the wall at 57.03. Hill’s best, 56.01, is from the same meet.
  • Calum Bain touched the wall 1st in the 50 free at 22.81, within about .50 of his lifetime best from the Edinburgh International in March.

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Annika Johnson

Annika came into the sport competitively at age eight, following in the footsteps of her twin sister and older brother. The sibling rivalry was further fueled when all three began focusing on distance freestyle, forcing the family to buy two lap counters. Annika is a three-time Futures finalist in the 200 …

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