Tully Kearney Para-Swimmer

  • DOB

    11 Apr 1997
  • Coach

    Graeme Smith
  • Club

    City of Manchester Aquatics
  • Main event

    Freestyle
  • Best result

    World Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 9
    • 5
    • 5
Tully Kearnery - 2018 Headshot

Tully Kearney broke onto the international scene in 2015 with four gold medals at the World Championships in Glasgow and will be looking to return to the podium at the European Championships.

In 2018 she made her full return to elite level racing and claimed a medal of each colour at the British Para-Swimming International Meet and earned a call-up to the British Para-Swimming team bound for Dublin and the World Para Swimming European Championships. 

Two medals and three British records is what Kearney returned from Dublin with, she claimed the European title in the S5 100m Freestyle and bronze in the S5 50m Freestyle.

Kearney had time away from the pool following the Worlds in 2015 due to a deterioration in her condition which led to a reclassification into the S5 category.

Her most impressive year to date has been 2015, she set a series of personal bests and won MC 100m Butterfly bronze at the 2015 British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow, earning her a spot at the 2015 World Championships, also in Glasgow.

Having been reclassified to S9, Kearney was one of the stars of the IPC World Championships winning four golds, one silver and one bronze medal, setting European records in 400m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly and 200m Individual Medley.

Illness during the British Para-Swimming International 2014 curtailed her progress as she missed out on the team for the IPC Swimming European Championships in 2014.

Her first senior GB team appearance came in 2013, travelling to the IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal and winning S10 400m Freestyle bronze.

Kearney made her potential clear back in 2011 and 2012 when she finished fourth in the MC 400m free at consecutive British Championships.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S5 50m Freestyle 2019 36.28 BR
S5 100m Freestyle 2018 1:17.83 BR
S5 200m Freestyle 2018 2:46.92 BR
S5 50m Backstroke 2018 46.87
SB4 100m Breaststroke 2018 2:23.50
IPC World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S5 50m Freestyle 2019 - London 36:28 Gold
S5 100m Freestyle 2019 - London 1:17.83 Gold
S5 200m Freestyle 2019 - London 2:46.92 Gold
S9 100m Freestyle 2015 - Glasgow 1:05.79 5th
S9 400m Freestyle 2015 - Glasgow 4:39.29 Gold
S9 100m Backstroke 2015 - Glasgow 1:10.52 Silver
S9 100m Butterfly 2015 - Glasgow 1:09.04 Gold
SM9 200m Individual Medley 2015 - Glasgow 2:31.08 Gold
34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2015 - Glasgow 4:29.83 Bronze
34pt 4x100m Medley Relay 2015 - Glasgow 4:52.89 Gold
S10 100m Freestyle 2013 - Montreal 1:06.43 9th
S10 400m Freestyle 2013 - Montreal 4:42.37 Bronze
S10 100m Backstroke 2013 - Montreal 1:15.87 8th
S10 100m Butterfly 2013 - Montreal 1:17.90 9th
SM10 200m Individual Medley 2013 - Montreal 2:52.60 11th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S5 50m Freestyle 2018 - Dublin 39.77 Bronze
S5 100m Freestyle 2018 - Dublin 1:18.79 Gold
SB4 100m Breaststroke 2018 - Dublin 2:30.49 5th
British Para-Swimming International Meet
Event Year Time/Score Result
MC 50m Freestyle 2018 - Sheffield 39.91 33rd
MC 100m Freestyle 2018 - Sheffield 1:17.27 Bronze
MC 200m Freestyle 2018 - Sheffield 2:44.73 Gold
MC 50m Backstroke 2018 - Sheffield 46.87 Silver
MC 400m Freestyle 2015 - Glasgow 4:56.17 8th
MC 100m Backstroke 2015 - Glasgow 1:12.06 6th
MC 100m Breaststroke 2015 - Glasgow 1:31.18 24th
MC 100m Butterfly 2015 - Glasgow 1:11.05 Bronze
MC 100m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 1:08.26 37th
MC 100m Backstroke 2014 - Glasgow 1:14.46 23rd
MC 200m Individual Medley 2014 - Glasgow 2:45.52 28th
MC 50m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 31.87 32nd
MC 100m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 1:07.25 10th
MC 400m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 4:49.23 Silver
MC 100m Backstroke 2013 - Sheffield 1:12.03 9th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2013 - Sheffield 2:38.00 9th
MC 400m Freestyle 2012 - Sheffield 4:55.05 6th