Limerick teen Eoin Corby breaks three Irish swimming records

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Limerick teen Eoin Corby breaks three Irish swimming records

Eoin Corby

RISING swimming star Eoin Corby broke three Irish records over the weekend.

The 17 year old from Clarina was one of the stars of the 2019 McCullagh International meet in the Bangor Aurora leisure Centre in Co. Down.

Corby, of Limerick Swimming Club, is a fifth year student in Salesian College, Pallaskenry.

The Limerick teen took home a breaststroke hat trick of Irish Junior Records (IJR), finishing his streak by breaking the 10-year-old 50m Breaststroke record, previously held by Michael Dawson since 2009.

Corby touched in gold position shaving 0.18 seconds off to place a new IJR of 28.71.

First up he broke a 10 year old 100m breaststroke record with a time of 1:02:65.

Corby, who is part of the National Centre in Limerick, then saw his 200m breaststroke time of 2:13.97 wipe out a former national junior mark and cut more than 3 seconds off of the teen’s previous personal best.

Corby took silver in the men’s 100m and 200m breaststroke events.

Corby now ranks as the 3rd fastest 18&U in the world in the 200m breast, and sits as the 6th fastest 18&U swimmer in the world in both the 100m and 200m breaststroke events.