McClements Smashes Personal Best to Book Place in 100m Butterfly Final

2 August 2023; Barry McClements of Ireland competes in Men’s 100M Butterfly S9 during day three of the World Para Swimming Championships 2023 at Manchester Aquatics Centre in Manchester. Photo by Phil Bryan/Sportsfile

Barry McClements was in the second member of Team Ireland to take to the pool at the Para Swimming World Championships in Manchester this morning.

McClements smashed his personal best posting a time of 01:01.39 in his 100m Butterfly heat with his 3rd place finish sending him through to this evening’s final at 7:23pm. His time also meets the minimum qualification standard (MQS) for Paris 2024.

Speaking after his heat McClements said, “I’m really happy, that’s my first PB in that since 2021 and I’m trying to get a slot for Tokyo so for a morning swim that’s really good.”

In addition to McClement’s final this evening, Tokyo silver medallist Nicole Turner will start her championships off with the 200m IM final at 7:02pm.


To see the full interview with Barry McClements click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1LaIPyGfAo



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Para Swimming World Championships Day 3 Results:

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


Day 3 (August 2) Para Swimming World Championships Schedule:

7:02pm: Nicole Turner – 200m IM Final (event 65)

7:23pm: Barry McClements – 100m Butterfly Final (Event 66)



Day 4 (August 3) Para Swimming World Championships Schedule:

5:57pm: Róisín Ní Riain – 100m Backstroke Final (S13) (event 84)


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

9:28am: Barry McClements – 400m Freestyle Heat (S9) (event 105)

11:26am: Nicole Turner – 50m Freestyle Heat (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 (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 (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

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