Shane Ryan Becomes First Irishman Under 49 In 100 Freestyle

Russia Morozov

2018 IRISH OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

While competing in the morning session on day 2 of the Irish Open Swimming Championships, 24-year-old Shane Ryan took down the Irish national record in the men’s 100m freestyle. Taking the race out in an opening 50 of 23.10, Ryan closed in 25.58 to produce a new lifetime best of 48.68 to claim the top seed in the event with the only sub-50 second time of the field.

With is 48.68 this morning, the former Penn State standout overtook the previous Irish national record of 49.44 held by Jordan Sloan since just last year. This means Ryan has just become the first Irish swimmer to ever break the 49-second threshold with his performance in Dublin this morning. He time places him just outside the top 10 marks of the season worldwide.

2017-2018 LCM MEN 100 FREE

2Katsumi
NAKAMURA
JPN47.8702/18
3Alessandro
MIRESSI
ITA47.9208/12
3Zetao
NING
CHN47.9209/01
5Pedro Henrique
SILVA SPAJARI
BRA47.9504/19
6Gabriele
SILVA SANTOS
BRA47.9804/19
7Kyle
CHALMERS
AUS48.0008/10
7Oussama
SAHNOUNE
ALG48.0006/24
9Duncan
SCOTT
GBR48.0207/25
10Zachary
APPLE
USA48.0308/10
11Jack
CARTWRIGHT
AUS48.0506/30
12Blake
PIERONI
USA48.0807/25
13Caeleb
DRESSEL
USA48.1308/10
14Chad
LE CLOS
RSA48.1512/15
15Tate
JACKSON
USA48.2007/25
16Mehdy
METELLA
FRA48.2407/25
17Nathan
ADRIAN
USA48.2507/25
18Maxime
ROONEY
USA48.2707/25
19Townley
HAAS
USA48.3007/25
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Stateside, Ryan trains under Sergio Lopez in the newly formed Tiger Elite racing group based at Auburn. World-class athletes Kevin Cordes and Alia Atkinson are among those also training with the group.

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Water
4 years ago

He’s American. Ask him. just can’t get on their team

Swimmer
4 years ago

Training with Sergio right?

Guy
4 years ago

We Are!!!

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