Patrick has competed for Ireland on several previous occasions including the British National Championships. Competing at the European Para Youth Games in 2015 he won several medals. His favoured events are the 100m Backstroke and the 400m Freestyle.
Patrick was also represented Ireland at the 2018 Para Swimming European Championships held in Dublin, he missed out on a podium finish by less than two tenths of a second in the S6 freestyle 400m.
The following year he went on to represent his country at the 2019 Para Swimming World Championships in London. This year Patrick has shown some very encouraging form at the World Para Swimming European Championships in Portugal last month and he will be hoping to build on that form into Tokyo.
He was the proud recipient of the Swim Ireland Disability Swimmer of the Year award in 2012. A former member of Longford swimming club he also trained and completed at collegiate level with UCD where he is studied Economics and Finance. Patrick now trains with his colleagues Ellen Keane and Nicole Turner at the NAC Swim Club. Patrick has Spina Bifida.