2017 SWIM RESULTS
  • 2017 SWIM RESULTS

2017 Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim Results

The morning was dull and cloudy with a 10 – 15 knot wind from the NE which meant that Wave 1 swimmers had to swim against the wind and a 0.5m swell.  The first wave departing at 8.30am faced the most challenging conditions with Waves 2 and particularly Wave 3 benefiting from the wind dropping. Low tide in Aughinish at 11.00am meant a longer walk than normal for the swimmers into deeper water for the start of the swim.   Waves 2 and 3 would also have found conditions a little easier as the tidal flow eased.  With low tide at 11.00am, the minimal tidal flow was an hour either side from 10.00am to 12 Noon.

The wind then backed North Westerly and dropped to 6 – 8 knots from 11.00am onwards.  The second half of the swim was very enjoyable with almost calm conditions.   After that, the tidal flow would have increased from the West as high tide was at 5.13pm in Salthill. All 125 swimmers made it across safely (57 Solo, 20 relay teams (68 relay team swimmers) – a new record!

  • Date: July 22nd, 2017
  • Swim Start Time: 8.30am (Wave 1), 9.20am (Wave 2), 10.10am (Wave 3)
  • Wind Direction: NE up to 10 am, then backed NW.
  • Wind Speed: 10 – 15 Knots until 11 am, then dropped to almost calm conditions for the second half of the swim
  • Wave Height: 0.44m (Peak at 10 am)
  • Air Temperature: 17 C
  • Sea Temperature: 16.8 C
  • Low Tide:  10:49am (0.8m)
  • High Tide: 05.13pm (5.2m)
  • Tidal Range: 4.4m
  • Wind Data from Met Eireann – Mace Head
  • Wave Height, Air and Sea Water Temperature from Marine Institute buoy (http://vis.marine.ie/Dashboards/Dashboard/Galway?)

2017 Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim Results

NUMBER NAME SURNAME CATEGORY TOGS / WETSUIT TIME COMMENT RESIDENCE
1 Tim Hinchey Relay 77 Wetsuit 2.20 1st Relay USA
1 Jon Mann Relay 77 Wetsuit 2.20 1st Relay USA
1 Michael Mann Relay 77 Wetsuit 2.20 1st Relay USA
1 Greg Scott Relay 77 Wetsuit 2.20 1st Relay USA
2 Brendan Breathnach Male Wetsuit 2.47 1st Male Wetsuit IRL
3 Niall McCarra Male Wetsuit 2.48 2nd Male Wetsuit IRL
4 Gerard Lennon Male Wetsuit 2.54 3rd Male Wetsuit IRL
5 Ruairi Millane Male Wetsuit 2.58 IRL
6 Harvey Duthie Male Wetsuit 3.04 UK
7 Niamh Johnston Female Wetsuit 3.05 1st Female Wetsuit IRL
8 Dylan Commons Relay 73 Wetsuit 3.06 2nd Relay IRL
8 Kristine Commons Relay 73 Wetsuit 3.06 2nd Relay IRL
8 Morgan Commons Relay 73 Wetsuit 3.06 2nd Relay IRL
8 Carol O’Neill Relay 73 Togs 3.06 2nd Relay IRL
9 Brian Coll Relay 66 Wetsuit 3.07 3rd Relay IRL
9 Deirdre Coll Relay 66 Wetsuit 3.07 3rd Relay (1st broken toe!) USA
9 Enda Coll Relay 66 Wetsuit 3.07 3rd Relay IRL
9 Rory Coll Relay 66 Wetsuit 3.07 3rd Relay IRL
10 Alan Diskin Male Wetsuit 3.09 IRL
11 John Cloonan Male Wetsuit 3.11 IRL
12 Evan Ryan Male Wetsuit 3.12 IRL
13 Ben O’Sullivan Male Togs 3.15 1st Male Togs IRL
14 Adrian Clarke Male Wetsuit 3.16 IRL
15 Cathal Hanly Male Wetsuit 3.17 IRL
15 John Heavey Male Wetsuit 3.17 IRL
16 Helen Colfer Female Wetsuit 3.19 2nd Female Wetsuit IRL
17 Caroline Doorly Relay 74 Wetsuit 3.20 IRL
17 Suzanne Persad Relay 74 Wetsuit 3.20 IRL
17 David Sheil Relay 74 Wetsuit 3.20 IRL
18 John O’Sullivan Male Togs 3.21 2nd Male Togs IRL
19 Mark Bruzzi Male Togs 3.22 3rd Male Togs (Joint) IRL
19 Seb Locteau Male Togs 3.22 3rd Male Togs (Joint) IRL
20 James Canney Relay 69 Wetsuit 3.22 IRL
20 Mike O’Connor Relay 69 Wetsuit 3.22 IRL
20 Eoin O’Neill Relay 69 Wetsuit 3.22 IRL
20 John Whiriskey Relay 69 Wetsuit 3.22 IRL
21 Fergal Madden Male Togs 3.23 IRL
22 Kate Varley Female Wetsuit 3.24 3rd Female Wetsuit UK
23 Gillian Heavey Female Wetsuit 3.29 IRL
24 Barry Doyle Male Wetsuit 3.30 IRL
25 Susan Carroll Female Wetsuit 3.31 IRL
25 Sinead Cawley Relay 70 Wetsuit 3.31 IRL
25 Brendan McArdle Relay 70 Wetsuit 3.31 IRL
25 Michael McLoughlin Relay 70 Wetsuit 3.31 IRL
26 John Geraghty Male Wetsuit 3.32 USA
27 Kate Corcoran Relay 64 Wetsuit 3.33 IRL
27 Ciaran Kelly Relay 64 Wetsuit 3.33 IRL
27 Jenny Lambert Relay 64 Wetsuit 3.33 IRL
27 Kate Lambert Relay 64 Wetsuit 3.33 IRL
27 Hilary Jennings Relay 71 Wetsuit 3.33 IRL
27 Anne Kirwan Relay 71 Wetsuit 3.33 IRL
27 Linda Nally Relay 71 Wetsuit 3.33 IRL
28 Fiona Cooney Relay 75 Wetsuit 3.34 IRL
28 Orla McCallion Relay 75 Wetsuit 3.34 IRL
28 Eimear Tummon Relay 75 Wetsuit 3.34 UK
29 Clark Clifford Relay 76 Togs 3.36 IRL
29 John Gill Relay 76 Togs 3.36 IRL
29 Jason Mc Garry Relay 76 Togs 3.36 IRL
29 Michael McGovern Relay 76 Togs 3.36 IRL
30 Martin Oliver Male Wetsuit 3.37 IRL
31 Cliona Pierse Female Wetsuit 3.38 IRL
32 Annette Cullen Female Togs 3.40 1st Female Togs IRL
32 Colm Connolly Male Wetsuit 3.40 IRL
32 Barry McCann Male Wetsuit 3.40 IRL
33 Mark Dwyer Male Wetsuit 3.41 IRL
34 Roisin Kelly Female Togs 3.42 2nd Female Togs IRL
34 Aisling Lynch Female Wetsuit 3.42 IRL
34 John Bates Relay 61 Wetsuit 3.42 IRL
34 Michael O’Sullivan Relay 61 Wetsuit 3.42 IRL
34 Michael O’Sullivan Relay 61 Wetsuit 3.42 IRL
34 Tim O’Sullivan Relay 61 Wetsuit 3.42 IRL
35 Christina Quinn Female Togs 3.44 3rd Female Togs IRL
36 Jackie Lillis Female Wetsuit 3.45 IRL
37 Ann Heskin Female Wetsuit 3.47 IRL
37 Steve Clery Relay 58 Wetsuit 3.47 IRL
37 James Deasy Relay 58 Wetsuit 3.47 IRL
37 Patrick Mulcahy Relay 58 Wetsuit 3.47 IRL
37 Tony Rafferty Relay 58 Wetsuit 3.47 IRL
38 Dave Healy Relay 62 Wetsuit 3.50 IRL
38 Wojciech Petasz Relay 62 Wetsuit 3.50 IRL
38 Peter Vickers Relay 62 Wetsuit 3.50 IRL
39 Sarah Mortimer Female Wetsuit 3.53 IRL
39 Niall Tully Male Wetsuit 3.53 IRL
40 Nial Healy Male Wetsuit 3.54 IRL
41 Pat O’Loan Male Togs 3.55 IRL
41 Danielle Kennedy Relay 72 Wetsuit 3.55 IRL
41 Richard O’Connell Relay 72 Wetsuit 3.55 IRL
41 Rona O’Reilly Relay 72 Wetsuit 3.55 IRL
41 Claire Thornton Relay 72 Wetsuit 3.55 IRL
41 Fiona Thornton Relay 72 Wetsuit 3.55 IRL
42 Mark Dunleavy Male Wetsuit 3.56 IRL
43 Sarah Lynch Relay 63 Wetsuit 4.00 IRL
43 Gerald Purcell Relay 63 Wetsuit 4.00 IRL
44 Deirdre O’Raw Female Wetsuit 4.02 IRL
45 William Johnstone Male Wetsuit 4.04 IRL
45 Louise Geoghegan Relay 68 Wetsuit 4.04 IRL
45 Rachael O’Brien Relay 68 Wetsuit 4.04 IRL
45 Sinead O’Brien Relay 68 Wetsuit 4.04 IRL
46 Cathal Curtis Male Wetsuit 4.07 IRL
46 Sile Barrett Relay 65 Wetsuit 4.07 IRL
46 Cate Crowe Relay 65 Wetsuit 4.07 IRL
46 Caitrina Lynch Relay 65 Wetsuit 4.07 IRL
47 Desmond Broaders Male Togs 4.08 IRL
47 Maeve Gacquin Relay 59 Wetsuit 4.08 IRL
47 Sarah Thornton Relay 59 Wetsuit 4.08 IRL
48 Mike Flannelly Male Togs 4.10 IRL
48 Joe Kennelly Male Togs 4.10 IRL
49 Laurence Watson Male Wetsuit 4.15 IRL
49 Ambrose Conboy Relay 60 Togs 4.15 IRL
49 Sarah Conboy Relay 60 Wetsuit 4.15 IRL
49 Senan Cronin Relay 60 Wetsuit 4.15 IRL
49 Ciaran McCarthy Relay 60 Togs 4.15 IRL
50 Aideen Allen Female Wetsuit 4.20 IRL
51 Darragh Foley Male Togs 4.23 IRL
52 James Casserly Male Wetsuit 4.31 CANADA
53 Mary McCloskey Female Wetsuit 4.37 IRL
54 Kevin Dennehy Male Togs 4.42 IRL
54 George Curley Relay 67 Wetsuit 4.42 IRL
54 Dara Geary Relay 67 Wetsuit 4.42 IRL
55 Gemma Garvey Female Togs 4.43 IRL
56 Michael Crean Male Wetsuit 4.46 IRL
57 James Collins Male Wetsuit 4.49 IRL
58 Richie Flaherty Male Wetsuit 4.53 IRL
59 Paul Mcloughlin Male Wetsuit 4.57 IRL
60 Jerry Collins Male Wetsuit 4.59 IRL