Ellen Walshe is one of a few different Irish swimmers who have either opted not to race or withdrawn on medical grounds from the European Championships.
Day one of the 2022 Irish Open Swimming Championships already re-wrote some history with the men’s 200m fly seeing its first new champion in 10 years.
Shane Ryan pulled out of the 100 back at the last minute in Tokyo but made a comeback on day 6, downing a national record during the 100 butterfly heats.
Brendan Hyland, Ireland’s only Olympic event semifinalist at the 2019 World Championships, has been selected for Tokyo amid a bend in the country’s selection rules.
Anastasiya Shkurdai and the Belarusian women twice broke their national record in the 400 Medley Relay on the last day of Euros
The Irish women cut over 9 seconds off the previous National Record, while the Irish men, anchored by Jack McMillan, put themselves in Olympic qualifying position.
National Performance Director Jon Rudd says Ireland has “one purpose” at the European Championships: qualifying relays for the Olympics.
Another Irish senior record from Daniel Wiffen closed the curtain on Olympic trials action in Dublin, with four swimmers now with OLY consideration times
She sliced .10 off of her own Irish record, while Eoin Corby and Niamh Coyne looked very good in the men’s and women’s 200 breast semis, respectively.
McSharry is now just four tenths of a second from the Olympic qualifying time in the event following her swim of 2:25.92.
Danielle Hill lowered her own Irish record in the 100 back final, taking it from 1:00.48 done in semifinals last night down to a 1:00.34, just off the cut.
Trials Irlands Mona McSharry nelle semifinali dei 100 metri rana femminili ha stabilito il nuovo record qualificandosi per le Olimpiadi
The swim for McSharry allowed her to further lower the Irish national record in the event from the 1:06.97 she swam during prelims.
Swimmers will be gunning for a spot on the Irish Olympic team this week to join Shane Ryan and Darragh Greene who were named to the team in January.
The time trials delivered some promising results across the board for Ireland’s elite, with more edging closer to those all-important FINA ‘A’ cuts