Ellen Keane was back in the pool today for the first time since taking gold last week, and the Dubliner continued her fine form.
She swam a time of 2:40.99 to finish second in her SM9 200m individual medley heat to qualify for the final. She's due back in the pool at 10:40am Irish time.
"I knew I had to go fast to try and make the final tonight so I gave all that I had," she said.
"I was actually so nervous, I felt like I was going to get sick before the race just because it’s such a hard field. You could swim a best time and still not make a final. And I was just less than a second off my best."
Elsewhere Róisín Ní Riain also progressed to a final as she managed another PB in the heats of the SB13 100m breaststroke, finishing strongly in the last 50m.
The 16-year-old managed a time of 1:20.81 to come home in second place and she'll be returning to the water at 11:09am.
"I’m really happy with that," she said
"I was looking to go out and enjoy that swim today and I did that. To come out with a PB, I’m really happy with that. I was hoping for a PB, I don’t know what it was, nearly two seconds, I’m really happy with that.
"I think something I do need to work on is going out faster but at least I was able to close and have that finishing speed as well.
"I was hoping to make a final but I really didn’t know so [delighted] to be able to make one last one and hopefully one last good swim tonight. The whole experience has been great, I’ve loved every minute of it and I’m just trying to take it all in. I’m really happy so far."
The night's action in the pool started for Team Ireland with Barry McClements who was competing in the SM9 200m individual medley.
His time of 2:29.68 saw him miss out on a place in the final as he finished joint-fourth.
"I added on four seconds to my PB so it’s a bit disappointing but it’s not my main event so I’ll come back tomorrow and go for that PB.
"It’s a long competition for swimmers, there’s usually only seven days and this one’s 10 days so I have to learn from this and take it to Paris."
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