Record-setting Sligo teenager Mona McSharry says she was surprised to get the call-up from Swim Ireland to represent her country at the FINA World Championships in Budapest this summer.
Still competing in the junior ranks, the Grange (north Sligo) native will make the step up to senior level and compete alongside Irish Olympians Nicholas Quinn, Shane Ryan and Oliver Dingley.
The Marlins Club swimmer said being elevated to the senior ranks was a massive bonus for her.
"Itís my last year as a junior, so it was my aim to go to the Junior World Championships," she explained. "Iím ranked high enough that a realistic target was to go to the World Juniors and compete well." READ MORE >>>