Finals for Turner and Keane on Day 2 in Australia

17 June 2022; Nicole Turner of Ireland in action during the heats of the 100m breaststroke SB6 class on day six of the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships at the Complexo de Piscinas Olímpicas do Funchal in Madeira, Portugal. Photo by Ian MacNicol/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Ellen Keane and Nicole Turner were the two members of Team Ireland in action overnight at the Citi Para Swimming World Series event taking place in Melbourne, Australia. Both swimmers progressed through to the final of the 100m LC Meter Breaststroke Multi Class event.


Ellen Keane produced a time of 1:24.82 in the final shaving a second and a half off her performance in the heats to finish in fourth place overall. Nicole Turner also improved by nearly a second in the final coming home in sixth place overall.


The event sees athletes from multiple classifications compete in the same race with their finishing times awarded points based on the weighting of their classification which decides their overall finishing position.


On day 1 all three athletes from Team Ireland competed in their first races of the event which also marked their season openers. All three swimmers progressed through to one final with Barry McClements competing in the finals of the 100m Backstroke and 100 Fly. McClements produced strong performance in each final as he finished in 6th place in the Backstroke and followed this with a 7th place finish in the Fly. Nicole Turner also reached the final in the gruelling 400m Freestyle event where she raced to an excellent finish in 4th place in a time of 5:55.14. Ellen Keane progressed straight through the final of the 100m Freestyle where she also finished in a strong 4th position with a time of 1:14.71.


The action in the pool in Melbourne will continue tomorrow (Sunday) when all three athletes return to the starting blocks. Nicole Turner will have the busiest schedule on the final day of the competition as she competes in the 50m Butterfly and 200m Individual Medley. Ellen Keane will also compete in the 200m Individual Medley and Barry McClements will end his competition also in the 200m Individual Medley.


Citi Para Swimming World Series (Melbourne) Day 2 results


Nicole Turner 100m Breaststroke                  Heat 1:45.72   Final 01:44.77

Ellen Keane 100m Breaststroke                      Heat 1:26.36   Final 01:24.82


Citi Para Swimming World Series (Melbourne) Day 1 results


Barry McClements 100m Backstroke             Heat 1:07.37   Final 01:07.81 (6th place)

Barry McClements 100m Fly                           Heat 01:03.69 Final 01:04.34 (7th place)

Barry McClements 400 Fly                              Heat 04:37.50

Nicole Turner 400m Free                                Heat 05:58.16 Final 05:54.14 (4th place)

Ellen Keane 100m Fly                                                              Final 01:14.71 (4th place)


Citi Para Swimming World Series (Melbourne) Day 3 Schedule


Ellen Keane

Event 56: Open Mixed Class 200m Individual Medley


Barry McClements

Event 54: Open Mixed Class 200m Individual Medley


Nicole Turner

Event 45: Open Mixed Class 50m Butterfly

Event 56: Open Mixed Class 200m Individual Medley



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