Every two years the sporting world get together to celebrate the summer universiade.
This summer the 29th univarsiade is being help in Taipei with athletes from all over the world travelling to compete for their country.
Larne Swimming Club ambassador Conor Brines (a student in Queens University Belfast) has beenot selected for the Irish team.
The team travelled to Taipei on Monday 14th August for a week aclimitisation before competition started on Sunday the 20th.
Conor is contesting the 50 and 100 FLY.
The 50 FLY up first on the Sunday and what an introduction to international competition!! Conor, entered in 17th place, qualified for the semi final but only after tying for 16th place and having a swim off!
A consistent few swims on day one saw him finish 12th and just miss out on a final swim.
Not a bad start to his international career