Sloan impresses to secure 200m freestyle spoils
Jordan Sloan powered his way to 200m freestyle gold at the Irish Open Championships in a time of 1:48.44, edging Jack McMillan at the National Aquatic Centre.
The National Centre Dublin swimmer beat McMillan (1:48.56) and Robbie Powell (1:49.65), who completed the podium.
Sloan was even quicker in the morning heats, almost improving his Irish record when clocking 1:47.63.
The top four combined times from the event were also under the consideration time for a 4x200m freestyle relay at World Championships.
Sloan's team-mate Brendan Hyland took his fourth national title in the 100m butterfly when he climbed atop the podium for the eighth consecutive year in the event, with a time of 53.07.
Meanwhile, Templeogue's Ellen Walshe took the 100m butterfly honours with a personal best of 1:00.44 for her fourth title this week.
Conor Ferguson claimed 200m backstroke gold, touching in 2:00.07, ahead of National Centre Dublin team-mate Sean Scannell.
Drogheda's Sophie Maguire beat reigning champion Maria Godden to claim a first 200m backstroke in 2:17.30.
Ards' Amelia Kane took her first gold medal in the 1500m freestyle final, cruising to victory in 17:42.49.
Elsewhere, British Olympian Hannah Miley took commemorative gold in the 200m individual medley, touching at 2:15.96, as Orla Adams took the national title in 2:17.83.