July 05, 2018

Robbie Powell and Jack McMillan bettered their times from this morning as they competed in the 100m Freestyle Semi-Final at the European Junior Swimming Championships today.

Powell had progressed 14th overall after a swim of 50.81 seconds in this morning’s heats. The Athlone swimmer clocked 50.36 in the semi-final to move up the rankings by 4 places, finishing 5th in his semi-final and 10th overall, he is the second reserve for tomorrow’s final.

Swimming next to Powell Jack McMillan was just .18 of a second off his best time touching in 50.88. The Bangor swimmer will compete in his main event, the 200m Freestyle, on Saturday.

Ireland will have seven individual swims tomorrow starting with Rebecca Reid and Ellen Cassidy in the 50m Backstroke. They will be followed by Victoria Catterson, Maria Godden, Julia Knox and Naomi Trait in the 200m Freestyle and Ellen Walshe in the 100m Butterfly. Ireland will then be represented in the Men’s 800m Freestyle and Women’s 400m Freestyle Relays.

Heat round up available HERE.

Day 1 Heats/Finals Results:

100m Freestyle                       Robbie Powell                 H 50.81                 SF 50.36

                                                Jack McMillan                  H 51.16                  SF 50.88

400m Freestyle                       Victoria Catterson           H 4:25.62

200m Butterfly                        Finn McGeever                H 2:03.71

200m Breaststroke                  Niamh Coyne                  H 2:33.01

200m Individual Medley          Cadan McCarthy            H 2:08.64

1500m Freestyle                      Alfie Kelly                          H 16:27.32

4 x 100m Mixed FTR                Ireland                              H 3:37.86


Day 3 Heats Schedule:

50m Backstroke                     Rebecca Reid, Ellen Cassidy

200m Freestyle                     Victoria Catterson, Maria Godden, Julia Knox, Naomi Trait

100m Butterfly                      Ellen Walshe

4 x 200m Freestyle               Ireland Men

4 x 100m Freestyle Relay      Ireland Women


Team: Niamh Coyne (National Centre Dublin/Tallaght), Ellen Walshe (Templeogue SC), Rebecca Reid (Ards SC), Jack McMillan (Bangor SC), Robbie Powell (Athlone SC), Victoria Catterson (Ards SC), Finn McGeever (National Centre Limerick), Paddy Johnston (Ards SC), Julia Knox (Banbridge SC), Amelia Kane (Ards SC), Maria Godden (Kilkenny SC), Ellen Cassidy (Dolphin SC), Alfie Kelly (Dolphin SC), Cadan McCarthy (National Centre Limerick/Mallow Swans), Naomi Trait (Kilkenny SC).