IPC EUROPEAN OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS, MADEIRA


Featuring around 450 athletes from 50 countries, the event is organised locally by the Portuguese Swimming Federation. It will be the last major competition ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, and is being run as an Open to give athletes as many opportunities as possible to qualify.


Event Schedule

Keep up to date with all of the heats and finals as they happen via our Twitter account here.  Daily schedule below: 

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7
50m Freestyle
Barry McClements
200m IM
Nicole Turner
200m Freestyle
James Scully
100m Fly
Jonathan McGrath
50m Freestyle
Nicole Turner
100m Backstroke
Barry McClements
400m Freestyle
Barry McClements
50m Freestyle
Ellen Keane
100m Backstroke
Barry McClements
100m Freestyle
Nicole Turner
200m IM
Barry McClements
50m Breaststroke
James Scully
100m Breaststroke
Jonathan McGrath
50m Fly
Nicole Turner
100m Freestyle
Jonathan McGrath
100m Backstroke
Ellen Keane
100m Fly
Barry McClements
200m IM
Ellen Keane
100m Backstroke
Jonathan McGrath
100m Breaststroke
Ellen Keane
50m Freestyle
Jonathan McGrath
100m Freestyle
Ailbhe Kelly
400m Freestyle
Jonathan McGrath
100m Fly
Ellen Keane
100m Breaststroke
Nicole Turner
100m Backstroke
Ailbhe Kelly
100m Freestyle
James Scully
50m Freestyle
Ailbhe Kelly
400m Freestyle
Ailbhe Kelly
200m IM
Jonathan McGrath
100m Freestyle
Barry McClements
400m Freestyle
Nicole Turner
50m Freestyle
James Scully
200m IM
Ailbhe Kelly

Summary/Results

Day 1

Barry McClements - 50m Freestyle S9 Heats: 30.07 (Personal Best)

Ellen Keane - 50m Freestyle S0 Heats: 31.24

Jonathan McGrath -  100m Freestyle S8 heat:  1.07.73 (Season Best)

Ailbhe Kelly -  100m Freestyle S8 heat: 1.19.03 (Personal Best - qualified for final)

Full summary here.

Day 2

Nicole Turner scooped a silver medal for Ireland today when she swam home in a PB time of 3.14.41 to claim the silver medal in the 200m IM SM6..

Unfortunately, there was disappointment for Ireland’s Jonathan McGrath who was hoping to achieve the Rio Qualifying time in the Men’s 400m Freestyle S8 Final, but missed out on the time when he finished in 4.54.56.

Read the full summary here

Day 3

Another strong day in the pool from Irish swimmers saw James Scully, Ellen Keane, Nicole Turner and Ailbhe Kelly all reach the finals of their respective events, with PBs from Turner and Kelly. 

You can read the full summary here

Day 4

Teen sensation Nicole Turner scooped her second silver medal of the week this evening in the 100m Breaststroke SB6 this evening, tipping home  in a fantastic Personal Best time of 1.46.29.

Also swimming in the finals this evening was Dubliner Ellen Keane, who featured in the 200m Individual Medley SM9, and tipped home in a time of 2.43.50 to secure sixth place in Europe.

You can read the full summary of the day here. 

Day 5

Three fantastic Personal Best times from Dubliner Ailbhe Kelly, 14-year-old Barry McClements and Laois swimmer Nicole Turner today have rounded off another hugely successful day for the Irish swim team. Turner – who has secured two silver European medals already this week – was first to hit the water for Ireland in the finals this evening, competing in the Women’s 50m Freestyle S6. and securing a Personal Best time of 36.27.

Ailbhe Kelly also emerged from the pool beaming this evening, after she swam a Personal Best time of 1.26.97 in the final of the Women’s 100m Backstroke S8. Also in the finals for Ireland this evening was Jonathan McGrath, who swam home in a time of 1.19.40 in the 100m Backstroke S8. Earlier on in the day, 14-year-old Barry McClements also secured a fantastic new Personal Best time in the Men’s 100m Freestyle S9 heat in a time of 1.03.70.

Read the full summary here.

Day 6 & 7

Full summary here.

 

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