07 Dec 2021

Straffan's Eoghan Ashe excels at World Swimming Championships

World DS Swimming Championship in Canada

Straffan's Eoghan Ashe excels at World Swimming Championships

Eoghan Ashe

Eoghan  Ashe, from Straffan, Co. Kildare, arrived back to Dublin from Truro Nova Scotia Canada on Saturday with two  World Championship  Silver swimming  medals, the first time an Irish swimmer has  ever achieved this.  

Eoghan won his first silver medal last Tuesday in the 25 meters backstroke with a personal best time of 21:14 and on Wednesday won another silver in the 25butterfly with a personal best of 19:21.

Ireland has rarely enjoyed such victories at the World DS swimming  Championships and this makes Eoghan's double achievement the more special.

Just 15 Eoghan attends school in St Farnan’s Prosperous and is a member of the Maynooth Stingrays Swimming  Club under coach Lynn Whelan and also is a member of the Curragh Camp Military Swimming Club under coach Johanna Rock.

Eoghan's hopes to do a sports Management and coaching course when he finishes school and help new swimmers like himself achieve their dream. 

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