April 24, 2021

Nicole Turner opened the final morning of racing at the Irish National Team Trials in the Para 50m Butterfly clocking 38.44 and well inside the Paralympic Games Minimum Qualification Time of 42.49. Turner had already been under the time as well as the 100m Breaststroke and 200m Individual Medley standards.

Dolphin’s Jack Cassin lead the field in the Men’s 400m IM in 4:41.98 and will be this evening’s top seed for the final followed by National Centre Limerick’s Cadan McCarthy in 4:43.70.

In the women’s 400m Individual Medley Ards’ Amelia Kane took the top spot for this evening’s final in 4:55.09 with Templeogue’s Ellen Walshe second in 5:04.45.

This evening will see the final session of racing with an exciting line up including the 200m Breaststroke for both men and women, the men’s 100m Freestyle and women’s 200m Freestyle. Danielle Hill will be looking for a sub 25 second swim in the 50m Freestyle and Daniel Wiffen will look to beak the 15-minute mark in the 1500m Freestyle.

Finals start at 5.30pm, live on RTE Player.


  • The Trials are primarily open to Performance athletes currently training in recognised onshore training bubbles in the National Centre (Dublin) at the National Aquatic Centre, the National Centre (Limerick) at the University of Limerick and at Bangor Aurora Aquatic & Leisure Complex, as well as those identified athletes of similar standing who are living and training offshore.
  • The competition will comprise of a full Olympic individual event programme with heats, semi-finals, and finals in all 50m, 100m and 200m events and heats and finals in 400m, 800m and 1500m events. It will give our top athletes several qualification opportunities and will provide some very exciting swims over the course of the meet.
  • The meet will be live streamed on RTE Player and will be available to view worldwide.

Useful Links

RTE Player Heats 10am / Round 2/3 5.30pm

Psych Sheets

Live Results and Meet Mobile App

Meet Schedule

Swim Ireland Olympic Games Nomination Policy

Consideration Times Achieved

(Team Selections will be made at a later date)

Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games, Tokyo, Japan, 23rd July – 8th August 2011

Darragh Greene (100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke), Shane Ryan (100m Backstroke), Daniel Wiffen (800m Freestyle), Mona McSharry (100m Breaststroke)

Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games, Tokyo, Japan, 24th August – 5th September 2021

Ellen Keane (100m Breaststroke, 200m Individual Medley, 100m Backstroke), Nicole Turner (50m Butterfly, 100m Breaststroke, 200m Individual Medley) Barry McClements (100m Butterfly, 400m Freestyle), Patrick Flanagan (400m Freestyle), Róisín Ní Ríain (100m Backstroke, 50m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly, 200m IM)