November 05, 2020

Ireland’s Shane Ryan continued his excellent form with another win and a fourth new Irish Record at the International Swimming League in Hungary this morning.

The Toronto Titan has already broken the 50m and 100m Butterfly and 100m Backstroke Irish Records in the past two weeks, today, he set a new standard of 50.20 in the 100m Backstroke leading off his team in the 4x100m Medley Relay.

The previous 100m Backstroke record had stood at 50.22 from Match 3 just over a week ago, and Ryan will have another shot at it tomorrow as he swims in the individual event. Titans finished third in the relay in 3:25.26.

Earlier in the morning, Ryan won his third consecutive 50m Backstroke Final, holding off Team Irons Robert Glinta (23.12) and Energy Standards Evengy Rylov (23.30).

Once again, Ryan was the only swimmer to break 23 seconds in 22.86, his fastest time so far this season and edging closer to his Irish Record of 22.76.

As well as the Backstroke record and win, the 26-year-old was also in action in the 100m Butterfly where he placed third in 50.95.

Speaking from Budapest, Ryan said: "I’m so happy to be back racing again. It is great that I have so much support from the Swim Ireland and Toronto Titans team. I’m just trying to be consistent, taking it one race at a time."

The Titans finished the first day of Match 7 in second place with 229 points while Energy Standard lead with a score of 300. Ryan and his team return to action tomorrow, November 6th, from 9am.

ISL Match 7 – Day 1 Standings

Energy Standard 300

Toronto Titans 229

Team Iron 205

DC Trident 141

Full results available HERE