Florida Gators Choose Up Dedication from Irish Senior Nationwide Teamer Molly Mayne (2023)


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Molly Mayne, a Dubai-based swimmer who competes for Eire internationally, has dedicated to affix the Florida Gators this fall. She is a multi-time quick course nationwide champion for Eire and holds a number of Irish Junior Data.

In lengthy course, Mayne posted a number of high 5 finishes on the 2023 Irish Open Championships this previous April. Her high inserting was within the 100m fly the place she earned bronze in a time of 1:02.44. She additionally completed 4th within the 100 breast (1:10.54) and fifth within the 200 breast (2:37.84).

Final December on the 2022 Irish Nationwide Brief Course Championships, she gained three occasions, all in private finest vogue. Mayne clocked a 1:06.21 within the 100 breast and a 2:22.97 within the 200 breast and added a 3rd title within the 200 IM (2:11.68). She additionally hit private bests within the 100 fly (1:00.05) and within the 100 IM (1:00.04).

Internationally, she has represented Eire at FINA World Cup stops in addition to on the 2021 European Brief Course Swimming Championships.

Whereas she has no instances in yards, the Hamilton Aquatics swimmer isn’t any stranger to competing in the USA. Mayne swam with an Irish contingent of swimmers on the 2022 U.S. Open, ending as excessive as sixth within the 200 breast (2:32.52). She additionally swam the fly leg (1:01.15) within the 400 medley relay, the place the Irish staff picked up the victory.

Mayne’s Greatest Occasions Transformed

Occasion SCM SCM to SCY LCM LCM to SCY
100 Breast 1:06.21 59.64 1:10.29 1:01.52
200 Breast 2:22.97 2:08.80 2:29.50 2:11.08
100 Fly 1:00.05 54.09 1:01.96 54.55
200 IM 2:11.68 1:58.63 2:16.59 2:00.17
400 IM 4:47.99 4:19.45 4:53.33 4:18.49

Mayne’s dedication couldn’t come at a greater time for the Gators. Final yr, the staff relied on fifth-year switch Nina Kucheran, and the yr earlier than that, distance swimmer Tylor Mathieu swam the breaststroke legs of the 400 medley relay at SECs and NCAAs.

On the 2023 SEC Championships, the Florida ladies gained the title for the primary time since 2009.  The aforementioned Kucheran was the lone Gator within the high 24 within the 100 breast, ending 4th general (59.12). The Gators solely scored two factors within the 200 breast, with Olivia Peoples inserting twenty third (2:13.55). Within the 200 IM, the Gator ladies fared higher, inserting one swimmer within the ‘A’ last and three within the ‘B’.

Utilizing Mayne’s quickest transformed instances and evaluating them to the SEC champs, she would have certified into ninth place within the 100 breast (eighth after prelims was 59.55), sixth within the 200 breast (fifth was 2:08.64) and within the twentieth 200 IM (nineteenth was 1:58.58).

She would even be underneath the 2023 NCAA cutline in each the 100 and 200 breast occasions.

Whereas Kucheran may have used up her eligibility, Mayne won’t be alone in tackling the breaststroke duties when she arrives on campus. Fellow worldwide commit Melissa Cowen, from New Zealand, is available in with transformed breaststroke instances of 1:00.1 and a pair of:09.25. #19 within the just lately re-ranked class of 2023 high 20 NCAA swimming recruits, Grace Rainey, will compete with these two for a spot within the medley relays, bringing breaststroke instances of 59.71/2:08.69 to the staff.

Becoming a member of these three in Gainesville are #1 Bella Sims, #12 Michaela Mattes, #16 Julia Podkoscielny, #17JoJo Ramey, HM Lainy Kruger, BOTR Catie Choate, Alex Mitchell, Carly Assembly and Lilly Daley.

Additionally becoming a member of the Gators this fall are 2022 switch, Caroline Pennington (who needed to sit out one yr), and latest switch and 2022 U.S. Nationwide Teamer, Summer season Smith.

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