How To Follow: The Irish Swimmers
Updated: Friday, 20 Jul 2012 13:01
Find out how you can keep up to date with the Irish swimmers in action at the Olympic Aquatic Centre in London using Twitter.
Ireland’s only male swimmer at the London Olympiad will be Barry Murphy @Barry_J_Murphy. The Drumcondra man will compete in the 100m breaststroke at the Games.
Packing to go training camp and Olympics. Trying to fit in massages, chiro and training. OCI should provide travel assistants for this!— Barry Murphy (@Barry_J_Murphy) July 10, 2012
However, there are three Irishwomen in action in the pool at London.
Portaferry woman Sycerika McMahon - @sycerika – will go in the women’s 100m breaststroke, having placed fifth in the European Championships.
Melanie Nocher - @MelanieNocher – will be at her second Olympics. She’ll compete in the 200m backstroke at the Games.
Was wondering during swimmin tonight for how many hrs I must have looked at a black line at the bottom of the pool for?#toomanytocount— melanie nocher (@MelanieNocher) July 9, 2012
Ireland fourth and final swimmer at London 2012 is Grainne Murphy. Unfortunately the triple gold medallist at the 2009 European Junior Swimming Championships isn't on Twitter. But we’ll bring you every stroke of her 800m freestyle action in London.
@swimireland No Grainne Murphy on twitter?— Sean Farrell (@SeanFarrell_12) July 20, 2012
As for the rest of the action in the pool in London. The big talking point is Micheal Phelps versus Ryan Lochte.
Follow Phelps at - @MichaelPhelps.
And his rival Lochte at - @ryanlochte
We will of course be covering all the swimming action from London with text commentary, reports and breaking alerts on Twitter, as well as live TV, radio, and online streaming.