McClements and Turner Through to Finals on Day 5 of Para Swimming World Championships

4 August 2023; Nicole Turner of Ireland after competing in the Women's 50m Freestyle S6 heats during day five of the World Para Swimming Championships 2023 at Manchester Aquatics Centre in Manchester. Photo by Paul Greenwood/Sportsfile

There were two Irish swimmers in the pool this morning on day 5 of the Para Swimming World Championships.

Barry McClements was first up at 9:05 for his 400m freestyle heat. The Co. Down swimmer finished in 4th place with a time of 04:32.58, enough to book himself a place in this evening’s final.

Turner placed second in her heat and set a new personal best of 35.01.

Speaking after her heat Turner said, “The aim out of any competition is to get a PB but to get it in the morning is always a huge confidence boost for later on.”


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Para Swimming World Championships Day 5 Results:

Barry McClements, 400m Freestyle Heat (S9) 04:32.59 / 4th place

Nicole Turner – 50m Freestyle Heat (S6) 35.01 / 2nd place


Day 5 (August 4) Para Swimming World Championships Schedule:

5:52pm: Barry McClements – 400m Freestyle Final (S9) (event 105)

7:48pm: Nicole Turner – 50m Freestyle Final (event 122)


Day 6 (August 5) Para Swimming World Championships Schedule:

9:05am: Róisín Ní Riain – 400m Freestyle Heat (S13) (event 127)

11:20am: Barry McClements – 100m Backstroke Heat (S9) (event 143)

7:43pm: Nicole Turner – 100m Breaststroke Final (S6) (event 144)


Day 7 (August 6) Para Swimming World Championships Schedule:

9:05am: Ellen Keane – 100m Breaststroke Heat (event 150)

10:36am: Róisín Ní Riain – 200m IM Heat (S13) (event 160)

7.23pm: Nicole Turner – 50m Butterfly Final (S6) (event 166)

7.23pm: Dearbhaile Brady – 50m Butterfly Final (event 166)


Para Swimming World Championships Team Ireland Results

Day 1: Róisín Ní Riain, 100m Butterfly Final (S13) / 01:06.00 / 2nd Place

Day 2: Róisín Ní Riain, 100m Breaststroke Final (S13) / 01:18.99 / 4th place

Day 3: Barry McClements, 100m Butterfly Heat (S9) / 01:01.39 / 3rd place

Day 3: Nicole Turner, 200m IM Final / 03:09.63 / 5th place

Day3: Barry McClements, 100m Butterfly Final (S9) / 01:01.54 / 5th place

Day 4: Róisín Ní Riain, 100m Backstroke Final (S13) 01:06:62/ 1st place

Day 5: Barry McClements, 400m Freestyle Heat (S9) 04:32.59 / 4th place

Day 5: Nicole Turner, 50m Freestyle Heat (S6) 35.01 / 2nd place

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