November 01, 2021

Eoin Corby, Grace Hodgins and Molly Mayne will represent Ireland at this week's LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia.

Corby (National Centre Limerick) and Mayne (Hamilton Aquatics) come into this meet off the back of strong performances at the FINA Swimming World Cup, with Mayne setting six personal bests in the 25m pool.

Hodgins, from Trojan Swimming Club in Dublin, is making her international debut for Ireland, having knocked 32 seconds off her 1500m Freestyle personal best in the 50m pool already this year.

The 16-year-old also set a new 800m personal best this summer and will compete in those two events at her first European Championships.

Corby, 19, and Mayne, 16, will both contest the 50m, 100m and 200m Breaststroke events, Corby already holding the long and short course Irish Junior Records for these.

At the FINA Swimming World Cup in Doha, Qatar last month, Mayne was just 0.1 second off Mona McSharry's 50m Breaststroke junior record, and 0.09 seconds off her 200m Breaststroke junior record.

In addition, Corby will swim the 100m Individual Medley, which he is also an Irish National Record holder in, while Mayne will contest 100m and 200m Individual Medley, and 50m Butterfly.

Each swimmer is looking for personal bests and short course racing experience on an international stage, with all three having had very limited opportunities to race in this format during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Irish teams for the LEN European and FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships were announced last week.

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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Watch back: LEN TV

Irish Schedule

Tuesday, November 2

Grace Hodgins - 800m Freestyle Heat

Molly Mayne - 100m Breaststroke Heat

Evening - Women’s 100m Breaststroke Semi-Final

Wednesday, November 3

Molly Mayne - 100m Individual Medley Heat

Eoin Corby - 100m Breaststroke Heat

Evening - Women’s 100m Individual Medley Semi-Final

Men’s 100m Breaststroke Semi-Final

Women’s 800m Freestyle Final

Women’s 100m Breaststroke Final

Thursday, November 4

Grace Hodgins - 1500m Freestyle Heat

Molly Mayne - 200m Breaststroke Heat

Evening - Women’s 100m Individual Medley Final

Men’s 100m Breaststroke Final

Women’s 200m Breaststroke Semi-Final

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