Zara Mullooly Para-Swimmer

  • DOB

    11 Sep 2002
  • Coach

    Jacob Greenhalgh
  • Club

    Leeds University
  • Main event

    Freestyle
  • Best result

    World Medallist and European Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 1
    • 2
    • 2
Zara Mullooly

Zara Mullooly followed up a two-medal performance at her debut World Para Swimming Championships in 2019 by earning selection to the Paralympic team at Tokyo 2020.

The Leeds University athlete - who has spent the bulk of her career under coach Jacquie Marshall at Northampton Swimming Club - competed in a plethora of events at the 2022 Para Swimming World Series inc. British Para-Swimming Meet. Her programme included a couple of fourth-placed finishes in the competitive MC 50m and 400m Freestyle.

At Tokyo 2020, Mullooly narrowly missed out on the medals in the S10 400m Freestyle and the 34pts 4x100m Medley, both resulting in a fourth-place finish. She also reached the S10 50m and 100m Freestyle finals.

Back in 2019, Zara secured silver in the S10 50m Freestyle and bronze in the S10 400m Freestyle at the World Para Swimming Championships, narrowly missing out on a hat-trick of podium placings as she finished fourth in the S10 100m Freestyle in London. She set new British records in each of those events in 2019. 

A successful European Championships in Dublin the previous year was enjoyed by the S10 swimmer, as she returned from the Europeans with a medal of each colour to her name, clinching individual silver and bronze in the S10 50m and 100m Freestyle respectively, while helping the British Women's 34pt 4x100m Medley Relay team to gold in a world-record time of 4:53.62. 

Mullooly had been due to compete at her first World Championships in Mexico City in 2017, but the British team were unable to attend due to the earthquake. In 2016, her European Championships debut came in Funchal, Mullooly earning top-12 placings across the S10 50m, 100m and 400m Freestyle events. 

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S10 50m Freestyle 2019 28.22 BR
S10 100m Freestyle 2019 1:01.28 BR
S10 200m Freestyle 2017 2:16.93
S10 400m Freestyle 2019 4:34.91 BR
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S10 50m Freestyle 2018 28.91
S10 100m Freestyle 2018 1:02.52
S10 200m Freestyle 2018 2:14.89
S10 400m Freestyle 2017 4:43.26
Paralympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
S10 50m Freestyle 2021 - Tokyo 28.73 7th
S10 100m Freestyle 2021 - Tokyo 1:01.71 7th
S10 400m Freestyle 2021 - Tokyo 4:44.50 4th
34pts 4x100m Medley 2021 - Tokyo 4:58.76 4th
34pts 4x100m Freestyle 2021 - Tokyo DSQ
IPC World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S10 50m Freestyle 2022 - Madeira 29.46 8th
S10 100m Freestyle 2022 - Madeira 1:03.44 6th
S10 50m Freestyle 2019 - London 28:22 Silver
S10 100m Freestyle 2019 - London 1:01.28 4th
S10 400m Freestyle 2019 - London 4:34.91 Bronze
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S10 50m Freestyle 2018 - Dublin 28:30 Silver
S10 100m Freestyle S10 400m Freestyle 1:01.32 Bronze
S10 400m Freestyle 2018 - Dublin 4:42.64 4th
34pt 4x100m Medley Relay 2018 - Dublin 4:53.62 Gold
S10 50m Freestyle 2016 - Funchal 29.94 7th
S10 100m Freestyle 2016 - Funchal 1:06.97 11th
S10 400m Freestyle 2016 - Funchal 5:02.53 8th
British Para-Swimming International Meet
Event Year Time/Score Result
MC 400m Freestyle 2022 - Aberdeen 4:50.76 4th
MC 100m Freestyle 2022 - Aberdeen 1:02.79 5th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2022 - Aberdeen 2:53.61 14th
MC 50m Freestyle 2022 - Aberdeen 29.23 4th
MC 50m Freestyle 2018 - Sheffield 29.20 12th
MC 400m Freestyle 2018 - Sheffield 4:47.09 8th
MC 100m Freestyle 2018 - Sheffield 1:02.63 16th
MC 100m Butterfly 2018 - Sheffield 1:16.49 35th
MC 50m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 29.94 10th
MC 100m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 1:04.30 9th
MC 100m Backstroke 2017 - Sheffield 1:17.71 15th
MC 400m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 4:58.58 4th
MC 100m Butterfly 2017 - Sheffield 1:14.53 16th
MC 50m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 30.03 6th
MC 100m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 1:04.96 7th
MC 100m Backstroke 2016 - Glasgow 1:18.38 17th
MC 100m Breaststroke 2016 - Glasgow 1:42.17 22nd
MC 50m Freestyle 2015 - Sheffield 30.86 6th
MC 100m Freestyle 2015 - Sheffield 1:06.89 15th
MC 100m Backstroke 2015 - Sheffield 1:22.75 31st
MC 200m Individual Medley 2015 - Sheffield 2:58.87 37th