Melanie Nocher has won a bronze medal at the European Short Course swimming championships at Szczecin in Poland. Nocher’s time of 2min 4.29secs set the second Irish record of the day by 0.71secs to give the Loughborough-based swimmer her first international medal.
Just days after securing her place at the London 2012 Olympics Ireland’s Grainne Murphy returns to the pool tomorrow (Thursday) to compete at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Szczecin, Poland. Ireland has sent a team of nine swimmers to the event with coaches Peter Banks and Ronald Claes. Murphy joins Olympians Melanie
Irish swimming’s high performance director Peter Banks, will send 14 swimmers to two long course (50 metre) meets in December. No Irish swimmer made the standard at the recent World Swimming Championships in Shanghai, and Banks wants to give swimmers further opportunities to get under the Olympic-qualifying standard before Christmas. To date only Dubliner Barry Murphy has achieved the Olympic standard , back in
Ireland’s 4x200m freestyle women’s relay team of Sycerika McMahon, Melanie Nocher, Clare Dawson and Gráinne Murphy set a new Irish senior record early this morning in Shanghai at the World Swimming Championships, recording a time of 8:07.66 – an improvement of just under two seconds from the previous record mark set in 2007.
It was a quiet day for the Irish camp today at the swimming World Championships with no Irish in action today. The team trained at the main competition pool this morning then relaxed at the team hotel before some headed back to the pool for a second swim in the afternoon. Other squads
Gráinne Murphy narrowly missed out on a place in the 1500m freestyle final early this morning at the World Long Course Swimming Championships after she placed 10th overall following the conclusion of the heats. The eighteen year-old distance freestyle and individual medley specialist won her own heat by a massive 8 seconds in 16:14.81 and
Grainne Murphy back from Brisbane training camp
Olympian Aisling Cooney and Youth Olympian Sycerika McMahon get season underway.