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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Swimming

Last year
2022
# Boost
Daniel Wiffen sets new European record for 800 metres freestyle
The Co Down swimmer’s time is just 2.5 seconds off the world record.
# Final Destination
McSharry and Ryan book places in European Championship semi-finals
McSharry and Ryan will both be in semi-final action in Munich later this afternoon.
# Poll
Poll: Should water safety training be a compulsory part of the curriculum?
There have been calls for a comprehensive compulsory water safety module to be introduced in schools.
# Making A Splash
Greene and Hill join McSharry in business end at European Championships
The three Irish swimmers will be in action this evening in Rome.
# Swimming
McSharry third fastest and safely through to breaststroke final in Rome
The European Aquatics Championships are continuing.
# river barrow
Man (30s) drowns in Carlow swimming tragedy
A member of the public removed the man from the River Barrow and attempted to resuscitate him.
# on the podium
Joy for Northern Ireland as Firth claims gold while Wiffen takes silver at Commonwealth Games
Paralympic and World Champion Firth lead from start to finish in the women’s 200m freestyle S14.
Temporary swim ban enacted for Dollymount and Sandymount Strands
The ban will be in place until further notice.
# back on top
McKeon makes Commonwealth history as Peaty roars back
England’s Brodie Williams took gold in the men’s 200m backstroke and Canada’s Joshua Liendo won the men’s 100m butterfly.
# Swimming
Hill qualifies for backstroke final, McClements sixth in butterfly final
Hill touched fourth in the second semi-final at the Commonwealth Games to advance in seventh place overall.
# History Maker
Ireland's fastest-ever female swimmer Hill breaks record as she qualifies for final
The Larne athlete broke the Irish 50m Freestyle Record, clocking 25.15.
# Progress
Michelle Smith's 25-year-old record broken as Irish duo advance in Commonwealth Games
Daniel Wiffen and Victoria Catterson both produced impressive swims.
# proud
Olympian Dan Jervis comes out as gay - 'It took me 24 years to be who I am'
The 26-year-old Welshman won 1500m freestyle silver and bronze at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games.
# Development
US artistic swimmer, who fainted in pool, forced out of team event
FINA said it had organised a medical examination of Anita Alvarez on Friday morning.
# national record
Daniel Wiffen becomes first Irish swimmer to break 15-minute barrier in 1500m freestyle
The 20-year-old is competing at the Fina World Swimming Championships in Budapest.
# Daniel wiffen
Freestyle Irish record broken in flying start at World Championships in Budapest
The 800m freestyle final will take place tomorrow Tuesday 21 June.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you been for a swim this year?
People have been urged to keep safety in mind before taking to the water this summer.
# Swimming
Turner and McClements produce battling displays in World Para Swimming Championships finals
The competition continues in Madeira.
# Swimming
Róisín Ní Riain produces superb finish to clinch bronze at World Para Championships
The Limerick woman is a medallist at her first ever Worlds.
# Star
Australia's Titmus breaks Ledecky's 400m freestyle world record
It capped an impressive meet for Titmus who won the 200m freestyle in 1:53.31, the third fastest time ever, and clocked a personal best in the 100m.
# Skibbereen
Man in his 50s dies after getting into difficulty swimming in West Cork
Gardaí attended the scene of the incident at Lough Hyne in Skibbereen, Co. Cork this afternoon.
# greystones
Woman in her 50s dies after getting into difficulty while swimming off Wicklow
Emergency services attended the scene shortly after 12:30pm following reports of three swimmers in trouble.
# Talent
Representing Ireland at the Olympics, featuring in Game of Thrones and 'the answer' to his problems
Daniel Wiffen reflects on becoming one of the stars of Irish swimming.
All time
# irish pride
McSharry finishes seventh in the 200m breaststroke final and breaks another Irish record
The Sligo native was one of three Irish swimmers competing on the final day of the World Short Course Championships in Abu Dhabi.
# Podium Place
Mona McSharry wins bronze and breaks Irish record in World 100m breaststroke final
Elsewhere, Ireland’s Jack McMillan reached the final of the men’s 100m freestyle final.
# Making waves
Ireland's 4x200m men's freestyle team finish sixth in World Championship final
Mona McSharry set another Irish record to book her place in tomorrow’s 100m breaststroke final.
# Bittersweet
Mona McSharry sets new record, misses out on medal by 0.04 seconds
The Sligo native finished fourth with a time of 29.59 at the World Swimming Championships.
# eastern promise
Ellen Walshe seals silver at the World Short Course Swimming Championships in Abu Dhabi
The 20-year-old broke the Irish record on the way to a podium finish.
# Inspiring
'I showed him my medal and as I was walking away, he said, 'I want to be like Nicole one day''
Nicole Turner won a silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.
# speaking up
'My lane has been given to lessons at times when I go training' - Paralympic champion Keane
Ellen Keane says that access is often a problem for her compared with Olympic athletes.
# tokyo 2020
Ellen Keane records personal best to finish fifth in 200m final
The Team Ireland swimmer has already claimed gold at these Paralympic Games.
# pinching herself
'When I woke up this morning I was like ‘was I in a crazy dream, did that really just happen?''
A day after claiming Paralympic silver for Ireland in the 50m butterfly, Nicole Turner reflects on the achievement and discusses her rivalry with friend Ellie Robinson.
# Swimming
Barry McClements sets new PB to finish seventh in 100m backstroke final
Meanwhile Róisín Ní Ríain finish sixth in the final of the SM13 200m individual medley.
# Take a Bow
'The best day of my life' - Nicole Turner jubilant after Paralympics success
The Portarlington swimmer won silver with a time of 36.30 seconds in Tokyo.
# 2020 paralympics
Superb Nicole Turner swims to Paralympic silver in 50m butterfly final
Portarlington’s Turner smashed her PB to win silver in Monday’s final.
# Strong start
Paralympic Breakfast: Plenty of PBs as Keane and Ní Riain reach finals in the pool
All four Irish athletes competing in this morning’s early events clocked new personal best times.
# Ready to go
Tokyo Paralympics: 5 Irish athletes to watch
A handy guide to a selection of Team Ireland’s star athletes.
# Unacceptable
Irish Paralympian's wheelchair 'completely broken' while flying to London for Tokyo Games
Patrick Flanagan says there was damage to the wheels as a lot of dents and scrapes on the chair.
# Balbriggan
Do Not Swim notice extended for 72 hours at north Dublin beach
Another Do Not Swim notice which was in place at Malahide Beach has been lifted.
# Swimming
Dressel wins fifth gold as McKeon makes Olympic history
The American machine earned the title of world’s fastest swimmer.