December 21, 2021

Mona McSharry on Tuesday achieved Ireland’s 17th new Irish Senior Record in Abu Dhabi to earn a spot in the 200m Breaststroke Final at the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships.

This will be the 100m Breaststroke bronze medallist’s third Final at these Championships and means Ireland have three Finals on the last evening of competition.

Taking place at the Etihad Arena, the Championships are world swimming’s finale of 2021 and the culmination of the short course (25m pool) season.

Mona McSharry’s lifetime best in this event in short course format was 2:25.08, with teammate Niamh Coyne holding the Irish Senior Record at 2:22.70.

McSharry broke that on Tuesday morning, posting 2:21.59 to finish third in her heat and joint seventh overall.

That is the seventh new Irish Senior Record she has set at these Championships and she now holds eight Irish Senior Records across long course (50m) and short course (25m) pools.

The 200m Breaststroke Final takes place at 14:41 Irish time. Tuesday afternoon also features Daniel Wiffen in the 1500m Freestyle Final and Jack McMillan in the 100m Freestyle Final.

This is the last day of competition. All the action can be followed via


Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay – Heats: 7:02.35 – Final: 6:59.54

Jack McMillan, Robbie Powell, Finn McGeever, Jordan Sloan

Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay – Heats: 3:12.94

Calum Bain, Brendan Hyland, Jack McMillan, Jordan Sloan

Daniel Wiffen’s Irish Senior Record Swims in Abu Dhabi

1500m Freestyle Heats 1500m – 14:32.13

1500m Freestyle Heats 800m – 7:41.82

Mona McSharry’s Irish Senior Record Swims in Abu Dhabi

50m Breaststroke Semi-Final – 29.65

50m Breaststroke Final – 29.59

100m Individual Medley Heats – 59.65

100m Individual Medley Semi-Final – 59.35

100m Breaststroke Semi-Final – 1:04.22

100m Breaststroke Final – 1:03.92

200m Breaststroke Heats – 2:21.59

Ellen Walshe’s Irish Senior Record Swims in Abu Dhabi

400m Individual Medley Heats – 4:30.78

400m Individual Medley Final – 4:26.52

200m Individual Medley Heats – 2:08.69

100m Butterfly Heats – 57.32

100m Butterfly Semi-Final – 56.68



Tuesday Morning Results:

200m Breaststroke Heats – Top 8 go to Final

Niamh Coyne – 2:23.03 – 14th

Mona McSharry – 2:21.59 – 7th


Tuesday Afternoon Schedule

14:06 Daniel Wiffen – 1500m Freestyle FINAL

14:35 Jack McMillan – 100m Freestyle FINAL

14:41 Mona McSharry – 200m Breaststroke FINAL

*All times are Irish. Abu Dhabi = +4hrs

Swim Ireland Team

2021 FINA World Championships (25m)

Abu Dhabi, UAE | December 16-21

Calum Bain - University of Stirling, Scotland - Coach: Bradley Hay

Niamh Coyne - National Centre (Dublin) - Coach: Ben Higson

Danielle Hill - Larne Swimming Club - Coach: Peter Hill

Brendan Hyland - National Centre (Dublin) - Coach: Ben Higson

Finn McGeever - National Centre (Limerick) - Coach: John Szaranek

Jack McMillan - National Centre (Ulster) - Coach: Davy Johnston

Mona McSharry - University of Tennessee, USA - Coach: Matt Kredich

Robert Powell - National Centre (Dublin) - Coach: Ben Higson

Jordan Sloan - National Centre (Ulster) - Coach: Davy Johnston

Ellen Walshe - University of Tennessee, USA - Coach: Matt Kredich

Daniel Wiffen - Loughborough University, England - Coach: Andi Manley