Shane Ryan swam a second Irish Senior Record in as many days as he cruised to a new national standard in the 100m Backstroke on the second day of Match 3 at the International Swimming League in Budapest, Hungary.
Ryan, who had broken the 100m Butterfly Irish Record yesterday in 50.53, added the 100m Backstroke today in a time of 50.22, knocking .19 off his own record of 50.41 set at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow in 2019.
Tokyo Frog Kings Ryosuke Irie won the event in 49.91, while Ryan Murphy, who tied with Ryan to win the 50m Backstroke yesterday, was third in 50.42.
Soon after, the Rio 2016 Olympian was back in the pool for the 50m Butterfly where he was just one hundredth of a second off his own 50m Butterfly Irish Record of 22.96, touching in 22.97.
Ryan concluded his first Match of the season in the 50m Backstroke Skins* finishing second in the first round in 23.13 and third in round two in 24.15.
Ryan and the Toronto Titans return to action on November 1st and 2nd while Darragh Greene’s London Roar are back in the pool, after a two-week break, on October 30th and 31st.
ISL Match 3 – Final Standings
LA Current 535.5
Tokyo Frog Kings 506.5
Toronto Titans 401
Aqua Centurions 260
About the International Swimming League (ISL)
Now in its second year, the ISL will bring 315 swimmers from 48 countries to Budapest, Hungary for eight weeks in October/November.
Athletes are split across ten teams; Cali Condors (California), Team Iron (Budapest), Tokyo Frog Kings, London Roar, DC Trident (Washington DC), New York Breakers, Toronto Titans, LA Current, Aqua Centurions (Italy) and Energy Standard (Ukraine).
The teams will face off against each other in a series of ten matches from October 16th to November 14th. Semi-Finals will take place for the top eight teams from 19th – 22nd November, while the Final, made up of four teams, will be November 21st and 22nd.
Ireland have two swimmers competing, Darragh Greene for London Roar and Shane Ryan for Toronto Titans.
A Skins race is an exciting series of back-to-back races which operate on a knockout basis, with the two remaining swimmers racing each other in a head-to-head final race.