Congratulations to Zara Mullooly who picked up 5 gold medals from 5 swims at the DSE National Junior and Youth Swimming Championships, held at Ponds Forge in Sheffield last weekend swimming alongside local paralympian and Team GB swimmer Hannah Russell together with other Team GB stars such as Jessica Jane Applegate and Deaf swimmer, Danielle Joyce.
Zara, still only 11 years old, was swimming for the first time in her own age group (10-13yr old) in the S10 category and managed a PB, as well as Golds, in all her swims of 50m fly, 50m & 100m free, 50m back and 100IM!
The 50m freestyle swim by Zara, in a time of 32.04s, now places Zara ranked 4th Nationally in the open age group for the S10 category. An amazing achievement!
Congratulations to Zara and coach Amanda who now turn their heads towards Surrey County Champs this month and then onto the British Para-Swimming International Meet at the Tollcross Commonwealth Pool in Glasgow on 18th-21st April, where Zara will swim in 7 events over the weekend. Further exciting news for Zara in that, during this major event in Glasgow, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have called for an Intentional Classification for Zara which will then allow her to be able to compete in International Competitions abroad!