Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S8, SB7, SM8
Further personal information
Psychology - University of Limerick: Ireland
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2008 at age 15 in Limerick, Ireland.
Why this sport?
He took up swimming as part of his physiotherapy, and began competing after taking part in a gala hosted by the Irish Wheelchair Association [IWA]. "My mother was listening to the radio one afternoon in 2008, there was a guy on Clare FM talking about the Irish Wheelchair Association Gala coming up in Dublin [Ireland]. My mother decided that we might as well pop up and see how I get on. I went up there and while I didn't win, Sandra Cole of the Irish Paralympic Council spotted me."
Club / Team
Limerick High Performance Swim Team: Ireland
Sports. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Irish hurler Peter Duggan. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Luck is when preparation meets opportunity." (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he was named Para Athlete of the Year by Swim Ireland. (olympics.ie, 10 May 2015)
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (irishexaminer.com, 11 Jul 2015)
He has muscle weakness in his legs as the result of cerebral palsy. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
|Men's 400 m Freestyle S8||Final Round||5|
|Men's 400 m Freestyle S8||Heat 1||2012-08-31||4|
|Men's 400 m Freestyle S8||Heat 1||2013-08-14||12|
|Men's 400 m Freestyle S8||Heat 1||2015-07-17||10|
|Men's 100 m Backstroke S8||Heat 2||2015-07-18||13|