Brendan Hyland in action.Photo: Andrea Staccioli/ Deepbluemedia/ Insidefoto
BOHERNABREENA’S Brendan Hyland as well as Templeogue’s Ellen Walshe both played their component in 2 national record-breaking performances at the LEN European Aquatics Championships in Budapest.
They will certainly now wait to see if it suffices to enter the frame for Olympic certification with May 31 the cut-off day for FINA, the world aquatics regulating body, to reveal that has made it.
Certainly, Ireland’s objective for these championships was to qualify an Olympic relay group for the very first time since 1972 and they left the Duna Arena having set brand-new Irish senior documents in every relay event they contended in.
This consisted of 6 Olympic relay occasions– the men’s and women’s 4x100m assortment and freestyle relays, the guys’s 4x200m freestyle relay and the combined 4x100m assortment relay.
Hyland’s initial document of the week was entailed with the blended 4x200m freestyle in tandem with Max McCusker, Naomi Quality and also Victoria Catterson.
As well as, in the males’s 4x100m, together with Shane Ryan, Darragh Greene as well as Jack McMillan, Hyland helped establish a new record of 3:34.62 in the heats, and also went under 3:35.00 for a second time to complete 7th in the last in a time of 3:34.88.
In this occasion, Ireland are now healthy of securing a Tokyo berth.
Walshe’s documents can be found in the combined 4x100m collection when they decreased the national document by over three secs to 3:49.08.
On Sunday, in the ladies’s 4x100m, along with Danielle Hill, Mona McSharry and Victoria Catterson, they took virtually 10 secs off the previous best when touching the wall in 4:02.93.
Swim Ireland’s National Efficiency Director, Jon Rudd, that remained in Budapest, stated:
He added: “General, we are remarkably pleased with exactly how this team of athletes have actually progressed as well as galvanized into a device that has actually re-written mostly all of the Irish senior Relay documents today.
“Two of our teams need to now wait patiently to see if an Olympic invite is forthcoming.
“Needless to say, I’m a really pleased performance supervisor.”