9th Place finish for Chris Bryan in Israel

Chris Bryan has finished 9th at his first Open Water Competition of 2013.  The Swim Ireland Limerick Performance Centre swimmer travelled to Eilat, Israel last week with new coach Lars Humer for the 3rd leg of the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup Series.

Germany’s Christian Reichert was the winner on the day in 1:53.29, he beat off teammate Thomas Lurz (1:53.34) and USA’s Alexander Meyer (1:53.36) to claim Gold.

Frenchman Romain Beraud (1:53.58) who had won the first two legs of the series in Brazil and Argentina finished in 12th position.

Chris’ time of 1:53.55 placed him in 9th of 33 swimmers, a solid start to the season for the Ennis man.

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