Lisburn swimmer Bethany Carson sets lifetime best in 100m Individual Medley

Bethany Carson
Bethany Carson

Lisburn swimmer Bethany Carson set a new lifetime best time of 1:03.37 as she produced a strong swim at the European Short Course Championships.

Carson recorded the time in the 100m Individual Medley as she took third place in heat one in Denmark on Friday.

"The 100m IM was fun, I haven't swam it in a long time so I was happy with the time I did," commented Carson.

"I'm now looking forward to the 100m Butterfly on Saturday and 200m Freestyle on Sunday.

"They both went well at the Irish Nationals but I know where improvements can be made and want to go faster for both."

The 21-year-old had set a personal best time in the 100m freestyle heats in Herning on Thursday.

Carson finished 42nd overall in the Individual Medley in 56.14 seconds, following a 28th place overall finish in the 200m Individual Medley.

Carson recorded a time of 2:15.64 in that event in Herning on Thursday.

Fiona Doyle was the best of the Irish swimmers on the second day of competition.

Doyle placed 18th overall in the heats of the 200m breaststroke with a time of 2:26.33, outside her Irish record of 2:24.64 set in January of this year.

Only the top 10 times progressed to the final and she will now look to her favoured 100m breaststroke on Saturday.