Dates have now been set for the 2021 Swim Ireland Performance Meet which will be a final opportunity for a number of Irish swimmers to qualify for the Olympic Games.
The event will take place at the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre in Dublin from 24 to 26 June, featuring individual Olympic events only, with meet entry times set to allow a similar number of athletes to compete at the event as at the Irish National Team Trials in April.
The focus will be on the 10 athletes who came within 1.5% of a FINA 'A' time in April.
Jack McMillan, Niamh Coyne, Nicholas Quinn, Eoin Corby, Danielle Hill, Brendan Hyland, Calum Bain, Conor Ferguson, Jordan Sloan and Finn McGeever will all compete.
All athletes who enter the meet will be able to post times which will be considered as part of the selection process for the 2021 LEN European Championships (25m) in November and the 2021 FINA World Championships (25m) in December.
Swim Ireland national performance director Jon Rudd said: "When the 2021 Olympic Nomination Policy was revised as part of the ongoing COVID-19 circumstances, we foresaw at that time that athletes within the 1.5% of an Olympic qualification standard would travel into Europe to find a meet of their choosing during June as their final attempt at Tokyo qualification.
"With things as they currently are, we concluded that it was much safer in all regards for such athletes to make this attempt on home soil, avoiding international travel, whilst providing an additional qualification opportunity for those wishing to race in the international short course season at the end of this year."
Mona McSharry, Shane Ryan, Darragh Greene and Daniel Wiffen have already qualified,
It is the hoped that at least one relay team will join them when FINA reveals the final Olympic relay rankings, with news expected on Friday