November 05, 2021

Junior Molly Mayne on Friday set a new personal best time at the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia.

Despite being drawn in lane 0 in her 200m Individual Medley heat, and having not competed in this event in major short course competition since 2019, the 16-year-old showed professionalism to clock 2:15.71.

The time was 0.65 seconds faster than she had ever swum before, and came off the back of a busy FINA Swimming World Cup and European Championships schedule.

Mayne will be back on Saturday morning for her final heats of this competition in 50m Breaststroke and 50m Butterfly. She has already set an impressive new personal best of 31:04 in 50m Breaststroke this season.

National Centre Limerick's Eoin Corby was also in action on Friday, where he swam 2:12.25 in the 200m Breaststroke heats.

Like Mayne, he will feature in two heats on Saturday morning, his events being 50m Breaststroke and 100m Individual Medley.

The 19-year-old holds the Irish Junior Record in both short course events.

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

Saturday, November 6

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

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

Evening - 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