Super Shauna smashes record

Shauna O’Brien competing for UCD at the short course swimming championships in Lisburn. The Waterford swimmer broke Michelle Smith’s 18 year old record in the 100metres butterly.

Shauna O’Brien competing for UCD at the short course swimming championships in Lisburn. The Waterford swimmer broke Michelle Smith’s 18 year old record in the 100metres butterly.

Waterford swimmer Shauna O’Brien not only won a total of four Irish senior titles at the Irish Short Course Championships at Lagan Valley Leisure Complex in Lisburn last weekend but the talented UCD student also broke two Irish senior records including Michelle Smith’s 18 year old record for the 100m butterfly.

O’Brien clocked 59.38 for the 100m fly to better Smith’s mark of 59.99, set at a World Cup event in Japan in 1995.

She won the 100m freestyle on Friday in a time of 56.16 and followed up with victory in the 50m freestyle on Saturday in 25.89. Just 20 minutes later she was back in the pool where she won the 100m butterfly in the new record time of 59.38.

On Sunday O’Brien broke her own 50m butterfly record in a new time of 27.14. She was also part of the UCD relay team along with Aisling Cooney, Shani Stallard and India McGlynn to break the 4X100 medley record in a time of 3:51.4

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