Molly Mayne and Ellie Mc Kibbin have been selected to compete for Ireland at the LEN European Junior Swimming Championships, July 6-11 in Rome.
Teams have been jockeying for the four Wildcard relay qualification places to secure a place at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics.
Apostolos Christou led off in 53.24 to lead the Greeks to a new national record and up to the 3rd Olympic Wildcard position
Siobhan Haughey split 56.96 on the butterfly leg of the 400 medley as Hong Kong set a new national record of 4:01.77 on Sunday.
Greece’s time of 3:34.61 in the 400 medley relay moves them into the final Olympic Wildcard spot with four days left in qualifying.
The Canadian men improved their time in the 400 freestyle relay by nearly two seconds and now the Olympic Wildcard standings.
“The performances in the relays show how the depth of the team has moved on, but also it shows the collective responsibility of the team.” – Bill Furniss
6’10” Finnish swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen bucked the norms of modern swimming by winning a European title with almost no underwater phase.