Ryan breaks own Irish Record in the 50m Freestyle for the second time in one week

September 17, 2021

Ireland's Shane Ryan returned in flying form last night for Day 1 of Match 7 at the International Swimming League (ISL), breaking his own Irish Senior Record in the 50m Freestyle which he posted only last week during Match 5!

Ryan shaved 0.02 seconds off setting a new Irish standard of 21.35 Seconds, bagging crucial points for his ISL team: Toronto Titans, who now lead going into Day 2 of Match 7 this evening.

Shane secured crucial points elsewhere for the Titans, helping the team into a second place finish in the 4x100m Medley Relay and touching fourth in the 50m Backstroke event.

Danielle Hill also made a splash for Team Iron, leading off the 4x100m Freestyle Relay.

Both teams return to the water tonight for Day 2 of Match 7, Will the Titans stay on top? Find out tonight from 7pm Irish Time!

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About International Swimming League

Now in its third year, the ISL is a professional swimming league, bringing 320 swimmers from 50 countries to Naples, Italy.

Athletes train and compete with their team mates, all based in Naples. For Danielle Hill and Shane Ryan this is an opportunity to train and compete with the world's best.

Athletes are split across 10 teams; Cali Condors (California), Team Iron (Budapest), Tokyo Frog Kings, London Roar, DC Trident (Washington DC), New York Breakers, Toronto Titans, LA Current, Aqua Centurions (Italy) and Energy Standard (Ukraine).

The teams will face off against each other in a series of 10 matches from August 26 to September 30.

There is then a play-off phase in November, which will bring together the top eight ISL Clubs to compete for a spot in the ISL Final.

The ISL Grand Final is set to take place at the end of December or early January 2022, when the ISL Champions will be crowned.

Find the schedule at: Matches Archive - ISL