Fiona Doyle has been named High Performance Athlete of the Year for the second year running at the Swim Ireland Annual Awards in the Citywest Hotel.

Doyle, who is originally from Limerick, but based at the University of Calgary in Canada, had an outstanding year in 2014 and won the award based on her excellent performances, in particular her 50m breaststroke final at the European Championships in Berlin.

Doyle has already shown her desire to secure a place at the Rio 2016 Olympics in 2015 with a number of new Irish records and will target qualification at the World University Games and World Championships this summer.

Swim Ireland’s UL Sport Performance Centre coach Lars Humer received the High Performance Coach of the Year award.

Humer works with open water swimmer Chris Bryan, who was ninth in the 25k swim at the European Championships in 2014, as well as a host of other high performance swimmers.