Earlier today, Ireland formally announced the six swimmer strong team they will be sending to the IPC Swimming World Championship scheduled to get underway in Glasgow in a little under two weeks. The team includes Ellen Keane, Darragh McDonald, James Scully, Jonathan McGrath, Ailbhe Kelly and Nicole Turner.
Kelly, Keane, Scully and McGrath were all part of the Irish team at last year’s IPC European Swimming Championships.
McGrath has the lightest program of all the Irish swimmers competing. The S8 swimmer who is a member of Limerick High Performance Swim team will be competing in the S8 Men’s 100m Backstroke and S8 Men’s 400m Freestyle.
S9 class Keane and S6 class Turner have the heaviest program, with both swimmers scheduled to compete in 6 evens. Dublin based Keane who swims for NAC swim club will be competing in the S9 Women’s 50m Freestyle, S9 Women’s 100 m Freestyle, SB8 Women’s 100 m Breaststroke, SM9 Women’s 200 m IM, S9 Women’s 100 m Backstroke, and S9 Women’s 100 m Butterfly. Laois Marlins Swim team member Turner from Portlaoise in County Laois is scheduled to compete in the S6 50m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke, 200m Individual Medley, an 400m Freestyle.