Classy McCartney ranked 11th in Europe

FERMANAGH’s Ellie McCartney is now the 11th fastest swimmer in Europe in the 200m Individual Medley after setting a blistering new PB at the recent Swim Ireland’s Irish Open Swimming Championship where she set several new consideration times, as well as collecting silver and bronze medals along the way. McCartney, who represents the Ards Swimming […]

McCartney continues to make waves

FROM a young age, Ellie McCartney showed signs of being something special in the pool. Affectionately nicknamed ‘Bob’ by her family because of the way she’d bob up and down doing lengths as a youngster, 17-year-old McCartney is most certainly fulfilling her potential. From her father Terry teaching her to swim at 4 years of […]

McCartney makes impressive senior step up in Rome

One month after her junior debut, Ellie McCartney made her Swim Ireland senior debut at the 2022 European Championships in Rome. Competing in three different events, McCartney, who was the youngest member of the team went head-to-head with European, Olympic and Commonwealth medallists. The Enniskillen swimmer’s highlight came in the 200m breaststroke finishing 24th in Europe. However, the […]

Three gold medals for McCartney at ‘Bangor Sizzler’

Ellie McCartney once again lit up the pool at the weekend, this time at the Aurora Leisure Centre for the Bangor Sizzler competition. Having finished her AS level examinations earlier in the week, the Ards based swimmer decided to compete in the 100m breaststroke, 200m individual medley, the 50m freestyle and her first-ever competitive 200m […]

Ellie sets the pool alight in Dublin!

By Mark McGoldrick ELLIE McCartney had a week to remember at the final event of the Irish swimming short course season. The competition, held at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin, was the first National Swimming Championships in two years with 380 swimmers taking part. Ellie McCartney travelled down the M1 full of confidence after […]

Ellie smashing her PBs at Dublin Super Series event

Ellie McCartney swam three events in Swim Ireland’s new Super Series at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin on Friday last. It was the 16 year old’s first short course meet since December last year. Ellie spent the week leading up to the event as part of an invited squad on a camp at the NAC, training […]

Big medal hauls for McCartney and McManus

The 2018 Irish Summer Nationals took place last week in Dublin with swimmers from all over Ireland and Europe and beyond participating. The largest swimming event in Ireland saw 130 events and finals split into almost 500 heats with 4,630 entries by 830 swimmers competing at the National Aquatic Centre. Some 36 clubs from outside […]