Irish Medley Relay Blows Away National Record In Unofficial Trial

On the heels of Japan’s Daiya Seto posting an unofficial race from a push via social media, a foursome of Irish swimmers gave us a glimpse into one of their recent practice relay races that turned some heads.

Taking place this past Saturday, August 1st, the combination of Shane Ryan, Darragh Greene, Brendan Hyland, and Calum Bain busted out an unofficial 200m medley relay time of ~1:40.

Splits calculated by head coach Ben Higson included 24.8 for Ryan, 27.4 for Greene, 24.1 for Hyland, and an anchor to the tune of 23.4 for Bain. Collectively, the men unofficially registered what’s thought to be the fastest 200m medley relay to have been performed on Irish soil.

Had the estimated 1:40 effort been done officially, the outing would have obliterated the Irish national record in the relay event. That mark stands at the 1:41.94 the team of David Prendergast, Greene, Alex Murphy and Kevin McGlade established at the 2016 Portuguese Open Championships.

You can view the group effort in the video below with the 1:40 relay appearing in the lane closest to the viewer.

Video courtesy of Ben Higson.

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Retta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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