Irish Para Swimmers Set for Competition in Australia


The Citi Para World Series season begins tomorrow, February 17th in Melbourne where three of Ireland’s top Para Swimmers will be competing over the course of the next three days.


Ellen Keane, Nicole Turner and Barry McClements all take to the water in a variety of different events.


Tokyo gold medallist, Keane races on all three days in the Open Mixed Class (MC) 100m Butterfly, Open MC 100m Breaststroke and the Open MC 200m Individual Medley.


Turner, who took home a silver medal from the Tokyo Games also features on all three days and will compete in the Open MC 400m Freestyle, Open MC 100m Breaststroke, Open MC 50m Butterfly and the Open MC 200m Individual Medley


Co. Down native McClements has a busy day on Friday competing in the Open MC 100m Backstroke, Open MC 100m Butterfly and the Open Mixed Class 400m Freestyle. He has one race on Sunday, the Open MC 200m Individual Medley.


The competition will feature 93 athletes from 11 countries for multiclass races and a platform to build towards the Manchester 2023 Para Swimming World Championships and of course the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.


All athletes’ results at each Citi Para Swimming World Series edition are calculated using a standardised World Para Swimming points system via an online virtual competition platform.


Performance Director for Para Swimming Dave Malone said “We have been in Melbourne for 10 days now and have had a great training camp. The athletes are all training well and are looking forward to getting back out racing and reaching their performance goals.”


Full schedule below.





Session 1: 9:00AM (AEDT Australian Eastern Daylight Time)


Ellen Keane

Event 8: Open Mixed Class 100m Butterfly


Barry McClements

Event 1: Open Mixed Class 100m Backstroke

Event 2: Open Mixed Class 100m Butterfly

Event 19: Open Mixed Class 400m Freestyle


Nicole Turner

Event 20: Open MC 400m Freestyle





Session 3: 9:00AM (AEDT)


Ellen Keane

Event 25: Open Mixed Class 100m Breaststroke


Nicole Turner

Event 25: Open Mixed Class 100m Breaststroke





Session 5: 9:00AM (AEDT)


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


Note: Finals for all events take place during the evening sessions on all 3 days (6:00PM)


Follow Team Ireland live on the World Para Swimming website: https://www.paralympic.org/swimming

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