Swimming In St Pat's


The Irish Scools' Swimming Championships were held in Leisureland at the weekend. Teams came from all over the island....from Belfast to Cork; Dublin to Mayo; Donegal to Wexford and all counties in between.


 Cillian Jordan represented St. Pat's in both the U10 50m Butterfly and 50m Freestyle. He swam Personal Bests in both and made first reserve for both Finals. Well done Cillian!


The MEDLEY RELAY TEAM of Maks Kolcow, Owen Moore, Thomas Scully and Cillian Jordan took 5 second off their Connacht Schools' time on their way to winning the Irish Schools' Bronze medal.

The FREESTYLE RELAY TEAM of Maks, Thomas, Cillian and John Morrison won  another Bronze medal in a time of 2:27, taking 3 seconds off their Connacht Schools' times.

Maks Kolcow caused great excitement as he won the Bronze medal in U12 IM! He went into the Heat in a time of 1:22 and took 4 seconds off, swimming 1:18. In the Final he swam another PB and worked hard to achieve 3rd place. Maks was also a Finalist in 50m Butterfly.

Thomas Scully represented St. Pat's well in the U11 Backstroke and swam a great Heat achieving a Personal Best and just missed out on a place in the Final.

The St. Pat's Swim Team did their school proud in their performances and conduct....well done boys!

Swimming in St.Pat's

In St.Pats every class gets to go swimming for 8 weeks in Leisureland. There are a few classes. There are higher classes for more experienced swimmers. There are four different coaches. There are two lanes, two shallow pools and one deep pool. On the last day we get to have a fun day and we get to go down a giant slide.

Competitive Swimming

One Saturday in November 2010 Evan O'Boyle, Cian Raftery, Maks Kolcow, Thomas Scully and Owen Moore entered Connaught Schools Competition, our relay team was Owen Moore, Maks Kolcow, Cian Raftery and Evan O'Boyle we entered the IM relay and the Frontcrawl relay, we got disqualified in the IM relay and we won the Frontcrawl relay and we got through to the All Ireland Schools Swimming Championships. We also did our own strokes Evan did backstroke and qualified and Cian did backstroke and qualified and Owen did braeststroke and qualified and the last qualified swimmer is Thomas he qualified in backstroke. The All Ireland Schools Championships took place in Belfast. We had an early warm up at the pool, the girls warm up was first. We had to wait a while for our first race. First up to race was Thomas Scully in backstroke, second up was Evan O'Boyle he did backstroke and Cian Raftery also did backstroke. Next up was Owen Moore he did breaststroke. Thomas was the only one in the finals he came fourth in backstroke. Then it was the frontcrawl relay, first swimming was Owen Moore, followed by Maks Kolcow, Thomas Scully
and the last one swimming the relay was Cian Raftery. We Came 2nd

By Cian Raftery and Evan O Boyle

Copyright 2011 St. Patrick's School Galway
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