2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Monday, May 16th – Sunday, May 22nd
- Prelims: 10:00 AM (London Time) / 5:00 AM (Eastern Time)
- Finals: 6:00 PM (London Time) / 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
- London Aquatics Center, London, UK
- Meet Central
- Psych Sheet
- Live Results
- Live Stream
Celebrating the fact that he’s now able to officially represent Ireland internationally as of May 14th, Shane Ryan clocked his first national record while competing in London this morning.
In his first swim of this first prelims session of the 2016 European Aquatics Championships, 22-year old Ryan raced his way to the 3rd seed in the men’s 100m backstroke, earning a time of 54.21. That mark now rests as the 4th-fastest of Ryan’s career, but his first official Irish National Record as he is now eligible to compete for his new nation after having completed a mandatory year of residence in his new home nation.
53.93 is Ryan’s fastest time so far this year, but was it was scored at a meet before he was deemed officially eligible. As such, entering today’s competition, the Irish National Record was held by 16-year old Conor Ferguson, who earned a mark of 54.41 in Bangor this past March.
Ryan trains at the SwimIreland NAC Performance Center and has already hit the qualifying standard for the Irish Olympic team in the 100m backstroke in March.