MORE PERSONAL BESTS FOR IRISH AT PARA SWIMMING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  The good form of the Irish team continued on the penultimate day of the Para Swimming World Series meet in Berlin. In this morning’s heats Ards teenager Barry McClements was just outside his best time placing fourteenth of the ninety-one swimmers in the 400mFreestyle heats. He touched in a time of 4:33.20 which was […]

Another lifetime best for McClements the highlight on day two of World Series

 Another lifetime best swim from Ards teenager Barry McClements in the junior final of the 100m Freestyle was the highlight for the Irish contingent on the second day of the World Para Swimming World Series meet in Berlin.  His time of 1.01.10 saw him ranked tenth overall of the junior athletes in action. Four of […]

Top ten finishes on final day of ParaSwimming World Series in Sheffield

Teenage swimmers Nicole Turner and Barry McClements concluded the third leg of the Para Swimming World Series for the Irish team, with a sixth and seventh place finish in their respective 400m Freestyle finals this evening in Sheffield.   Fourteen-year-old Turner who won a bronze medal in the 50m Butterfly final last night raced solidly […]

World Series Bronze for Nicole Turner

Fourteen-year-old Nicole Turner has won a bronze medal in the 50m Butterfly final at the Para Swimming World Series in Sheffield. The Laois native, who competes in the S6 class, raced impressively to record a time of 37.44seconds (851 points); notably just outside of the lifetime best time she set in the Paralympic final in […]

Three Irish Swimmers through to Finals at World Series this evening

Irish swimmers will feature in three finals on the penultimate day of the Para Swimming World Series in Sheffield this evening after Ellen Keane, Nicole Turner and Barry McClements all advanced impressively from heats this morning. These World Series races are being run as multi class so athletes from different classes are racing in the […]

Keane and Turner feature in finals on second day of World Series

   In the final of the 200m Individual medley at the Para Swimming World Series in Sheffield Ireland’s Ellen Keane and Nicole Turner finished 10th and 11th respectively. These World Series races are being run as multi, or mixed class so athletes from different classes are racing in the same heats, and finals. The winners […]

Keane and Turner through to 200m IM final at World Series

All four Irish swimmers were back in the pool this morning at the Para Swimming World Series in Sheffield. The quartet raced in the 50m Freestyle heats, with Ellen, Nicole and Barry out for a second time then in the heats of the 200m Individual Medley (IM). National Aquatic Centre club swimmers Turner and Keane […]

Keane & Turner make finals on opening night in Sheffield

All four Irish swimmers raced on the opening day of the Sheffield edition of the Para Swimming World Series. Rio Paralympians Nicole Turner and Ellen Keane both advanced from morning heats to finals this evening. The pair raced in the multi-class 100m Breaststroke final with Paralympic bronze medallist Keane placing ninth in 1:25.32, and fourteen […]

Four Irish Swimmers set to compete at Para Swimming World Series in Sheffield

A team of four Irish swimmers flew out this morning to compete at the third meet of the new Para Swimming World Series in Sheffield, taking place over the coming days (April 27th – 30th). The team features Rio Paralympic bronze medallist Ellen Keane, as well as fellow Paralympian fourteen year old Nicole Turner. They […]

Three Medals for Irish on Final Day of Para Swimming World Series Meet

  Irish para swimmers Ellen Keane and Barry McClements both claimed medals on the concluding day of the inaugural Para Swimming World Series Meet in Copenhagen, Denmark. In this first international meet of the season Keane claimed gold and silver, with Barry McClements also securing silver. Rio Paralympic medallist Ellen Keane was first up snatching […]

Four Irish Swimmers through to finals at World Series

Four of the Irish swimmers competing at the inaugural Para Swimming World Series Meet in Copenhagen have qualified for this evening’s finals. Ellen Keane, Barry McClements, Nicole Turner and Patrick Flanagan will feature across six of tonight’s finals on the concluding day of the event. Gold medallist in the 400m Freestyle yesterday McClements continued his […]