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



Jack McMillan



Robbie Powell



Jordan Sloan


Women 200m Freestyle

Maria Godden


Women 200m Individual Medley

Amelia Kane



Molly Mayne


Mixed 4x50m Freestyle Relay




Day 4 – Saturday 7th December l Finals Schedule 

Women 50m Backstroke Semi-Final

Danielle Hill


Women 100m Breaststroke Final

Mona McSharry


Men 100m Freestyle Heats

Jordan Sloan


Mixed 4x50m Freestyle Relay Heats