December 07, 2019

Irish swimmers had another extremely successful morning in the pool in Glasgow as a historic Freestyle Relay secured a Final place and Danielle Hill and Jordan Sloan advanced to tonight’s semi-finals and will swim either side of Mona McSharry’s 100m Breaststroke Final.

Ireland took to the international stage this morning for the first time ever with a Mixed 4x50m Freestyle Relay that included Shane Ryan, Jordan Sloan, Mona McSharry and Danielle Hill. The quartet posted a time of 1:32.18 for fourth in their heat and seventh overall and will contest tonight’s final from lane one.

Hill was first in the water this morning and with a 100m Backstroke Record already set on Wednesday, the Larne swimmer was in confident form as she raced to another Irish Record in the 50m Backstroke. The 20-year-old broke 27 seconds for the first time touching in 26.92 to progress to the semi-final in tenth place overall.

Ireland had four competitors in the 100m Freestyle. A dominant swim from Jordan Sloan in the fourth heat saw him lay claim to a semi-final place in a personal best of 47.52. Jack McMillan also swam a lifetime best in 47.96, while Curtis Coulter and Robbie Powell ended their championships in 49.47 and 49.71 respectively.

Junior Maria Godden ended her first senior campaign with a personal best in the 200m Freestyle in 2:01.07, that was two from two for the 17-year-old. Molly Mayne and Amelia Kane were also impressive knocking five and three seconds off their best times in the 200m Individual Medley. Kane touching in 2:16.63 and Mayne in 2:19.46

Following last night’s outstanding 100m Breaststroke Semi-Final swim from Mona McSharry, the 19-year-old will swim in tonight’s Final at 5.15pm as the gold medal favourite.

A further press release will issue following this evening’s finals.

2019 LEN European SC Swimming Championships (Glasgow)

Day 4 – Saturday 7th December l Heats Results  

Women 50m Backstroke

Danielle Hill

26.92 ISR

Men 100m Freestyle

Curtis Coulter

49.47

 

Jack McMillan

47.96

 

Robbie Powell

49.71

 

Jordan Sloan

47.52

Women 200m Freestyle

Maria Godden

2:01.07

Women 200m Individual Medley

Amelia Kane

2:16.63

 

Molly Mayne

2:19.46

Mixed 4x50m Freestyle Relay

Ireland

1:32.18

 

Day 4 – Saturday 7th December l Finals Schedule 

Women 50m Backstroke Semi-Final

Danielle Hill

5pm

Women 100m Breaststroke Final

Mona McSharry

5.15pm

Men 100m Freestyle Heats

Jordan Sloan

5.22pm

Mixed 4x50m Freestyle Relay Heats

Ireland

6.50pm