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The winner of the Funky Trunks and Funkitas contest is – @zebbw on Instagram. Congratulations! A Way Funky Company representative will DM you on Instagram to receive your prize.
If you missed out on new Funky Trunks or Funkitas from the Aussie company’s new collection On The Surface when it launched last month, don’t stress because they have brought out bonus suits to round out the collection. With new prints like Miami Reload and Rock Steady for the guys and Mint Marble and Bee Bop for the girls this mini collection is all the inspiration you’ll need to get you back in the pool this Spring.
Set to hit the water over the Atlantic are the rising stars of Irish swimming as the 2019 Irish Open Long Course Championships kick off today. Funky Trunks gave us a background on their sponsored athletes aiming for a spot on the Irish World Championship team, including 2017 World Championships swimmer Brendan Hyland. Check out their story and race schedule below.
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From a boxing family, Brendan knows what it’s like to train and compete hard. He broke his first Irish Record at 17 and now holds the 100m, 200m Butterfly and 400m Individual Medley national records. With a 6 foot 7 inch wingspan and a self-confessed Phelps fan, Brendan is certainly walking in the footsteps of a swimming giant. Hyland has a packed schedule for the Irish Open, racing in six events all up. He has his signature event, the 200m Butterfly, on Friday followed by the 200m Individual Medley on Saturday. Sunday will be Hyland’s biggest racing day with the 100m Butterfly and 200m Individual Medley events back-to-back.
Bangor Swimming Club backstroker Jack McMillan started out swimming to attain a life skill but found his love for the sport in the thrill of racing. He is the current Irish Junior Record holder in the 200m and 400m Freestyle. Jack made his international debut at the 2018 ISF World School Games winning gold in the 200m Freestyle and silver in the 100m Freestyle. He will be focusing on the 200m and 400m Freestyle this week and is hoping for a senior team selection. McMillan will also be going up against fellow Funky Trunks athlete Hyland as they slug it out in the 200m Individual Medley.
With his dad as his coach, Robbie broke 50 seconds for his 100m Freestyle at only 17 and has already got a Youth Olympics and European Championships under his belt. Built for speed, Robbie loves the adrenaline of racing and dreams of qualifying for Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024. He will be defending his title in the 50m Freestyle this week and racing in the 100m and 200m Freestyle.
Despite coming off of injury Sean Scannell is hoping to qualify for Junior Worlds and European Champs at the Irish Open. He’ll be racing the 50m, 100m and 200m Backstroke and the 100m Butterfly.
Unfortunately illness has ruled out one of Ireland’s most exciting and diverse young swimmers Mona McSharry for this week’s racing. Mona broke onto the world swimming stage with victory at the 2017 Junior World Championships in the 100m Breaststroke. Since then the Ballyshannon swimmer has gone from strength to strength breaking the Irish National Record in all Breaststroke distances and the 50 Freestyle while competing at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina. She is working hard to get herself on track for 2020.
Here’s hoping the new Funky Trunks and Funkita collection will bring these Irish athletes plenty of luck this week! See below for the rest of the On The Surface collection.
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