Olympic-bound Limerick swimmer Doyle set for Barcelona camp

Olympic-bound Limerick swimmer Doyle set for Barcelona camp

OLYMPIC-bound Limerick swimmer Fiona Doyle steps up her preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Games at a training camp in Barcelona next week.

 Twenty four-year-old Raheen swimmer Doyle secured an impressive fourth placed finish in the 100m breaststroke final at the European Swimming Championships in London.

Doyle, who has been attending the University of Calgary in Canada, also reached semi-finals in both the 200m breaststroke and 50m breaststroke events.

Doyle told the Limerick Leader: ”It went pretty successfully. It was a long week. A lot of those who won medals flew in and flew out. They only swan one event and I swam all three and made semi-finals in all three, a final in the 100m where I finished fourth.

“It was definitely a very successful Europeans. I am pretty happy with it and the times are where I would like them to be for now.

“Now it is full steam ahead and getting prepared for Rio to try and make it one step better.

“We start an Olympic training camp in Barcelona on Monday which continues until June 10.

“Then we have a swim meet in Barcelona on June 11 and 12.”

(See next week’s Limerick Leader for in-depth interview with Fiona Doyle)