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Patrick Flanagan

22 July 2021; Swimmer Patrick Flanagan during a Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Team Announcement at Abbotstown in Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

PATRICK FLANAGAN

Hometown: Rosses Point, Co Sligo.
Coach: David Malone.
Classification: S6.
Disability group: Spina Bifida.
Events: S6 100m Backstroke, S6 400m Freestyle..

Patrick grew up in Longford Town (his family only moved to Sligo in 2016) where he developed with the local swimming club which has also produced Tokyo Olympian Darragh Green. While in college in Dublin he moved to train with the national elite squad in Abbottstown. He was pipped for a medal in the 400m IM at the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships in Dublin in 2018.

Patrick made the 400m freestyle final of the 2021 European Championships in Madeira (6th or was this a heat?) and was 11th overall in the 100m Backstroke.

Patrick qualified with a degree in economics and finance from UCD (where he received an Ad Astra scholarship) in June 2021.

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