Irish duo Jack McMillan and Jordan Sloan produced the best display of their careers, booking their place in the men's 200m freestyle final at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow.
Coming on the back of Mona McSharry's bronze medal performance in the 50m breaststroke, McMillan and Sloan both took their chance to shine.
McMillan swam in the penultimate heat and finished fifth in heat five, setting in a new Irish record time of 1:43.18 to qualify in sixth place for tonight's final, which will be live on the RTÉ Player from 5pm.
Sloan was placed ninth overall and initially thought that he had missed out on a place in the top eight.
However competing countries can only have a maximum of two swimmers in a final, and as Great Britain had three in the top eight, the seventh placed finisher after the heats was the luckless Thomas Dean who dropped out, elevating Sloan to eighth and giving the 26-year-old Bangor swimmer a place in the decider
Also through to the evening session is Shane Ryan who is the second fastest qualifier into the semi-finals in the men's 100m backstroke.
Ryan again broke the Irish record in his heat, the third time in as many weeks and looks to be a real medal contender after his 50.45 seconds swim saw him break his own Irish record.
McSharry was back in action when she went in the the heats of the 100m individual medley but didn't progress.
The bronze medailist also went in the 4x50 metres mixed medley relay along with Conor Ferguson, Danielle Hill and Darragh Greene. While the quartet set a new Irish senior record of 1:41 00 and shaved over two seconds off the two-year-old record, it was not enough to make the top eight.
Tallaght's Brendan Hyland also claimed a new Irish record when he broke Andrew Bree’s long standing 400m individual medley record in the heats in 4:12.13.
Hyland finished outside of the top eight however and will now concentrate fully in his main event the men's 200m butterfly on Sunday.
Watch live coverage from the European Short Course Swimming Championships, including the men's 200m freestyle final, live on the RTÉ player from 5pm.