The Ireland 4x200m Freestyle Relay team of Finn McGeever, Jack McMillan, Longford's Gerry Quinn (centre) and Jordan Sloan who have qualified to compete in the Tokyo Olympics
Gerry Quinn is set to join fellow Longford swimmer Darragh Greene at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Gerry Quinn (23), who swims out of National Centre Dublin, is the 100m Freestyle Irish Junior Record-holder.
It is a massive achievement to see two swimmers that began their careers with Longford Swimming Club to make it to the Olympic stage.
Gerry, alongside his Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay colleagues Finn McGeever, Jordan Sloan and Jack McMilan, will be on the plane to Japan, as will the Men's 4x100m Medley Relay team which features Darragh Greene, Shane Ryan, Brendan Hyland and Jack McMillan.
Gerry Quinn and the Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay team broke the Irish Senior Record twice in the same day at the recent LEN European Aquatics Championships at the Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary.
They stormed through the heats in a new Irish Senior Record time of 7:12.73 and the quartet then swam 0.73 seconds quicker in the final to clock 7:12.00 and earn a final finishing position of 5th in Europe.
In Budapest, Darragh Greene and the Men's 4x100m Medley Relay team set a new Irish Senior Record of 3:34.62 in the heats and went under 3:35.00 for a second time to finish 7th in the final in a time of 3:34.88.
Darragh, of course, will also represent Ireland at the Tokyo Games in the 100m and 200m individual breaststroke events.
Longford's Darragh Greene (left), Shane Ryan and Brendan Hyland, members of the Team Ireland 4x100m Medley Relay who have qualified to compete in the Tokyo Olympics
Ireland has been invited by @fina1908 to send the Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay and Men's 4x100m Medley Relay teams to Tokyo 2021!— Swim Ireland (@swimireland) June 5, 2021
Both teams achieved their historic times at the @LENaquatics European Championships and will be Ireland's first male Olympic swimming relay teams! pic.twitter.com/1X4RfEpyjQ
Congratulations to Longford swimmers Darragh Greene and now Gerry Quinn going to the Olympics what a celebration what an achievement well done to all involved and Ireland Snr coachBen Hickson @GreeneDarragh @Gerryquinn123 @swimireland @Longford_Leader @SwimConnacht @LongfordSC— Ronan McNevin (@RonanMcNevin) June 5, 2021
For the first time in 49 years, this has happened. And not one relay, but two. I am so proud of the @swimireland Vision and support given to us to enable this. And equally so to the athletes & coaches who got this over the line. We will do the nation proud. We always do ☘️ https://t.co/2bULkD0XEO— Jon Rudd (@coachjonrudd) June 5, 2021
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