Olympian Mona McSharry, who is part of the University of Tennessee Swim Team, broke her own Irish Senior Record in the 50m breaststroke at the recent TYR Pro-Series meet in Knoxville.
Taking .31 of a second off her 2018 record, McSharry came home in dominant fashion to claim gold in the event, in a new Irish Record of 30.56. You can watch the race by clicking HERE.
The TYR Pro Swim Series is run in conjunction with USA Swimming. It is a high level competition which attracts the top talent in their preparation for summer championship competitions. It also aims to provide fans and local communities with a first-class spectator experience.
McSharry swept the breaststroke events in the series. Her 100m at the event, winning in a time of 1:06.80, was also within shouting distance of her current Irish record which stands at 1:06.29. Her 200m was also on form, taking home the gold in a 2:26.34, just over a second off her Irish record in the event, currently standing at 2:25.08.
These results in January indicate a strong summer ahead for McSharry as she looks towards this summer’s World Championships.