All eyes on the podium – Two Irish swimmers qualify for this evening’s finals (Day 4)


Two Irish swimmers have qualified for the finals on Day 4 of the IPC European Open Swim Championships in Funchal, Portugal.

Dublin swimmer Ellen Keane secured her spot in the final of the Women’s 200m Individual Medley SM9 after her heat this morning saw her tip home in a time of 2.45.12.

Meanwhile, Nicole Turner – who scooped an IPC European Open silver medal on Monday evening – will be hoping to reach the podium once more this evening when she takes to the pool in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke SB6 after she finished her heat in a time of 1.49.21.

Elsewhere, Clare man Jonathan McGrath finished his Men’s 100m Butterfly S8 heat in a time of 1.26.75, while 14-year-old Barry McClements put in a solid performance to finish his Men’s 200m Individual Medley SM9 in a Personal Best time of 2.38.50.

You can find the full schedule for Irish swimmers in this evening’s finals below.

A live stream of the event is available here, with video and Soundcloud interviews with the athletes available here and here

You can also follow our updates on Twitter here

The Irish team is proudly sponsored by Allianz, an official sponsor of Paralympics Ireland.

Full schedule for Irish swimmers Day 4 finals:

(PLEASE NOTE – These times are subject to change)

5.14pm – Ellen Keane – Women’s 200m Individual Medley SM9

5.33pm – Nicole Turner – Women’s 100m Breaststroke SB6

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