November 04, 2021

Grace Hodgins continued to shine at the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia on Thursday when setting another big personal best.

On her international debut for Ireland on Wednesday, she lowered her short course (25m pool) 800m Freestyle record by more than 3 minutes to 8:55.71.

Back in the Aquatics Palace for her final event of the meet, the 16-year-old from Trojan Swimming Club clocked 16:45.77 in the 1500m Freestyle heats to better her previous best time by 35 seconds.

Fellow junior Molly Mayne had earlier swum her second-fastest short course 200m Breaststroke when posting 2:26.89 in the heats to finish 29th overall.

Up next for the busy 16-year-old is 200m Individual Medley on Friday, an event she has not swum in major short course competition since December 2019, when she set her current personal best: 2:16.39.

National Centre Limerick's Eoin Corby is also in action on Friday as he features in the 200m Breaststroke heats. The 19-year-old's personal best in this event is the Irish Junior Record: 2:08.04.

When swimming this event on his return to international short course competition at the FINA Swimming World Cup in Budapest last month, he posted his third-fastest time, clocking 2:11.48.

LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships 2021

Irish Team

Eoin Corby, 19, National Centre Limerick

Events: 50m, 100m, 200m Breaststroke, 100m Individual Medley

Grace Hodgins, 16, Trojan Swimming Club

Events: 800m, 1500m Freestyle

Molly Mayne, 16, Hamilton Aquatics

Events: 50m, 100m, 200m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly, 100m, 200m Individual Medley

Team Leader: National Centre Limerick Head Coach John Szaranek

Assistant Coach: Trojan Swimming Club Coach Jonathan Preston

Live Results:

Track Records: Irish National Short Course Records (Updated Sep 20, 2021)

Track PBs:

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Irish Schedule

Friday, November 5

Molly Mayne - 200m Individual Medley Heat

Eoin Corby - 200m Breaststroke Heat

Evening - Women’s 200m Breaststroke Final

Women’s 1500m Freestyle Final

Women’s 200m Individual Medley Semi-Final

Men’s 200m Breaststroke Semi-Final

Saturday, November 6

Molly Mayne - 50m Breaststroke Heat, 50m Butterfly Heat

Eoin Corby - 50m Breaststroke Heat, 100m Individual Medley Heat

Evening - Women’s 200m Individual Medley Final

Men’s 200m Breaststroke Final

Men’s 50m Breaststroke Semi-Final

Men’s 100m Individual Medley Semi-Final

Women’s 50m Breaststroke Semi-Final

Women’s 50m Butterfly Semi-Final

Sunday, November 7

Evening - Men’s 50m Breaststroke Final

Men’s 100m Individual Medley Final

Women’s 50m Breaststroke Final

Women’s 50m Butterfly Final