Swim Ireland Breaks 100×50 Mixed Relay World Record for Charity

Torrey Hart
by Torrey Hart 0

September 30th, 2017 Europe, News

As previously reported, Swim Ireland orchestrated a mixed 100×50 free relay on September 29th in an attempt to break the world record and raise money for charity, as part of the European Week of Sport.

With a final time of 46.38, the participants are now the proud owners of a world record.

The team included Olympian Melanie Nocher, 2017 FINA World Junior Championships medallists Mona McSharry and Conor Ferguson, Worlds team members Jordan Sloan and Brendan Hyland, Irish National Team-er Bethany Carson, and Irish record holders Danielle HillJack McMillanAndrew Meegan and Alex Murphy. 15-year-old Hill — who was the first Irish woman under :26 in the 50 free — led off the race,  and 17-year-old McMillan served as the anchor.

The remainder of the team was comprised of volunteers who could swim a 50 in under 33 seconds.

Each participant was required to raise at least €100 to donate to either the Irish Cancer Society or the Northern Ireland Hospice, resulting in over  €10,000 raised.


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About Torrey Hart

Torrey Hart

Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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