There was lots of action for our Irish swimmers racing abroad over the weekend with some fantastic results coming in from Toronto, Georgia, Sheffield and Orlando.
Fiona Doyle had an outstanding weekend at the Canadian Intervarsity Sports Swimming Championships in Toronto. Doyle picked up Gold for the University of Calgary Dino’s on Friday swimming 1:06.27 in the 100m Breaststroke (sc).
Fiona then went on to set a new Irish Short Course Senior Record in the 200m Breaststroke on Saturday claiming the Silver medal in 2:24.17, she had held the previous record of 2:24.64 set in January 2013.
And on the final day of swimming in Toronto, Fiona won her third medal in the 50m Breaststroke in 30.92 seconds.
Sycerika McMahon swimming for Texas A&M was at the South East Conference Swimming and Diving Championships in Athens, Georgia. Sycerika swam a season best 1:58.08 to finish second in the B Final of the 200Y Individual Medley and then went on to swim a lifetime best and touch fourth overall in the 100Y Breaststroke in a time of 59.35.
Dan Sweeney and Nicholas Quinn were both in action at the British University and Colleges Swimming Championships. Both hoping to qualify for the 200m Breaststroke at European Championships this summer, they put in strong performances with Dan claiming Bronze in 2:14.79, just .17 off the European qualification time of 2:14.62, while Nicholas Quinn was 4th in 2:16.
To finish the weekend Karl Burdis, swimming at the Sunshine State Conference Swim Championships in Orlando, won Gold for the University of Tampa Spartans in the 100Y Backstroke with a time of 48.37 followed by a 2nd place finish in the 200Y Backstroke touching in 1:45.41.
Well done to all on a great weekend of racing!