Mona McSharry collected the sixth title of what has been a remarkable Irish Short-Course Swimming Championships for the Marlin’s Swimming Club star.
McSharry, who is just 18, is now officially Ireland’s fastest-ever female swimmer.
McSharry won the 200m freestyle final today, touched the wall in 1:59.40 and was the only swimmer to break the two-minute barrier.
Rachel Bethel (2:01.87) and Naomi Trait (2:01.62) were her nearest challengers.
McSharry won the 200m freestyle, 100m individual medley, 100m freestyle, 199m breaststroke, 50m freestyle and 200m individual medley titles in Lisburn over the last four days.
McSharry broke six national records on a golden weekend for the Grange native.
McSharry claimed the 100m freestyle record that had been held by Michelle Smith since 1995.
Smith’s 54.87 seconds had been safe for the last 23 years, but McSharry took that down to 54.65 in her heat.
As if that wasn’t enough, McSharry lowered it further, going to 54.34 in the final.Tags: