By Alan Walsh
Longford’s Gerry Quinn set a new Irish Junior record in the 100m freestyle heats at the European Junior Swimming Championships this morning (Thursday, July 7).
Talented Longford Swimming Club member, Gerry was the first of the Irish swimmers into action at the Dezso Gyarmati Swimming Pool in Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary, and the Irish junior record holder smashed his previous record of 50:41, touching the wall in a time of 50:29.
Gerry’s 6th place finish sets him up nicely for this evening’s 100m Freestyle semi-final which takes place at 4.42pm.
Longford Swimming Club Head Coach Ronan McNevin is one of the coaches with the Irish team in Hungary and at the opening ceremony of the championships, Gerry Quinn had the huge honour of carrying the Irish flag.
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