April 28, 2022

Swim Ireland today announced the four divers who will represent Ireland at international level this summer including World Championships, European Championships and European Junior Championships.

Clare Cryan and Ciara McGing will make up the two-person team heading to Budapest, Hungary for the World Championships in June. Cryan competed at Worlds in 2019 where she made the final of the 1M Springboard finishing 11th overall. McGing will make her World Championships debut on the 10m Platform, the 21-year-old has already set an Irish Record in the event this year.

McGing and Cryan will be joined by Tokyo Olympian Tanya Watson for the European Championships in Rome, Italy in August. Watson, who made the semi-final in the Platform at the Games, will be making her fourth appearance at a European Championships. The 20-year-old made her debut aged 16 in 2018 where she finished seventh in the final.

Jake Passmore will make his international debut for Ireland this summer with his focus event being the European Junior Championships in Bucharest, Romania in July. The 17-year-old also has a couple of selection opportunities left to join Cryan, McGing and Watson on the senior European Championships team.

National Diving Head Coach Damian Ball commented ‘A busy summer schedule of international competitions lies ahead of us, and I am delighted that we can, once again, field a team of divers with the ability to represent Ireland on the European and World stage. Ciara McGing will make her World Championship debut and she is showing great form already this year. Jake Passmore is a young and talented diver who is aiming to emulate past performances of Oliver Dingley in the springboard events. Our more experienced divers on the team Clare Cryan, and Tanya Watson have already competed at the highest level and know what it takes to make semi-finals and finals. The combination of youth and experience within our national team can make this an exciting and promising summer for Irish diving.’

FINA World Championships, Budapest, Hungry, 26th June – 2nd July

Selected: Clare Cryan, Ciara McGing

LEN European Championships, Rome, Italy, 16th – 21st August

Selected: Clare Cryan, Ciara McGing, Tanya Watson

LEN European Junior Championships, Bucharest, Romania, 18th – 24th July

Selected: Jake Passmore