Irish Olympian Shane Ryan continued his excellent recent form with another win and a fourth Irish record in a fortnight, at the International Swimming League in Hungary.
Swimming for the Toronto Titan's Ryan set a new standard of 50.20 seconds in the 100m Backstroke, leading off his team in the 4x100m Medley Relay.
The previous 100m Backstroke record had stood at 50.22 from Match 3 just over a week ago, and Ryan will have another shot at it tomorrow as he swims in the individual event.
Ryan has already broken the 50m and 100m Butterfly and 100m Backstroke Irish Records in the past two weeks,
Titans finished third in the relay in 3:25.26.
Ryan also won his third consecutive 50m Backstroke final, holding off Team Irons Robert Glinta (23.12) and Energy Standards Evengy Rylov (23.30) and was the only swimmer to break 23 seconds in 22.86, his fastest time so far this season and edging closer to his Irish record of 22.76.
As well as the Backstroke record and win, the 26-year-old was also in action in the 100m Butterfly where he placed third in 50.95 seconds
Now in its second year, the ISL brings over 300 swimmers from 48 countries to Budapest in Hungary for eight weeks in October and November. Ireland have two swimmers competing, Darragh Greene for London Roar and Ryan for Toronto Titans.
Swimmers are split across ten teams; Cali Condors (California), Team Iron (Budapest), Tokyo Frog Kings, London Roar, DC Trident (Washington DC), New York Breakers, Toronto Titans, LA Current, Aqua Centurions (Italy) and Energy Standard (Ukraine).
Semi-finals will take place for the top eight teams from 14-16 November, while the final, made up of four teams, will be 21-22 November.