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2016 Galway Bay Swim

The morning was misty with slight rain and limited visibility until after the rain cleared from 9.30am. There was a high tide in Aughinish for the start of the swim. Although the wind made the water choppy and swimming difficult, the early Southerly wind (10 – 15 Knots) would have been of most benefit to Wave 1 swimmers who started their swim at 8.30am. Wave 2 and Wave 3 swimmers would also have been assisted by the Southerly wind during the early part of their swim.

The wind then veered Westerly and increased to Force 4 (15+ Knots) from 11.00am onwards.  There was an outgoing tide during the swim with low tide in Galway at 2.06pm.  The Westerly wind and spring tides (4M change in height) created “wind against tide” conditions resulting in a 0.5 – 1M+ (3ft) rolling swell in the middle section of the bay. Many swimmers commented on how challenging the conditions were due to the waves in the middle of the bay. All 100 swimmers made it across safely (55 Solo and 45 Relay) – a new record!

  • Date: July 23rd, 2016
  • Swim Start Time: 8.30am (Wave 1), 9.15am (Wave 2), 10.00am (Wave 3)
  • Wind Direction: S and then veered W during the swim
  • Wind Speed: 10 – 15 Knots
  • Wave Height: 82cm – 1.0m+
  • Air Temperature: 20C
  • Sea Temperature: 17C
  • High Tide: 08.11am (4.9m)
  • Low Tide:  02:06pm (0.8m)
  • Tidal Range: 4.1m
  • Wind Data from Met Eireann – Mace Head
  • Wave Height, Air and Sea Water Temperature from Marine Institute buoy (http://spiddal.marine.ie/)

2016 Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim Results

NUMBER NAME SURNAME CATEGORY TOGS / WETSUIT TIME COMMENT
1 Stewart Moore Male Wetsuit 2.36 1st Male Wetsuit
2 Dylan Barrett Male Togs 2.38 1st Male Togs
3 John Burgess Male Wetsuit 2.58 2nd Male Wetsuit
4 Aimee Walsh Female Togs 3.03 1st Female Togs
5 Rory Coll Male Wetsuit 3.04 3rd Male Wetsuit (Joint)
6 Fergal Madden Male Wetsuit 3.04 3rd Male Wetsuit (Joint)
7 Brian O’Donnell Male Wetsuit 3.08
8 Conor McMullen Male Wetsuit 3.10
9 Saoirse McGrath Female Wetsuit 3.20 1st Female Wetsuit
10 Richard O’Connell Relay Wetsuit 3.21 1st Relay
11 Claire Thornton Relay Wetsuit 3.21 1st Relay
12 Fiona Thornton Relay Wetsuit 3.21 1st Relay
13 Kevin Thornton Relay Wetsuit 3.21 1st Relay
14 Rob Bunn Relay Wetsuit 3.24 2nd Relay
15 Turlough Smith Relay Wetsuit 3.24 2nd Relay
16 Helen Colfer Relay Wetsuit 3.25 3rd Relay
17 Michelle Power Solo/Relay Wetsuit 3.25 3rd Relay
18 Olaf O’Neill Male Wetsuit 3.25
19 Adrian Clarke Male Wetsuit 3.27
20 Ned Dennison Male Togs 3.27 2nd Male Togs
21 Niall Rafferty Male Togs 3.30 3rd Male Togs
22 Brendan O’Brien Male Togs 3.32
23 Kevin McHugh Male Togs 3.34
24 Wojciech Petasz Male Wetsuit 3.35
25 Padraig Donovan Male Togs 3.36
26 Sinéad McCarthy Female Togs 3.36 2nd Female Togs
27 Brian Coll Relay Wetsuit 3.38
28 Deirdre Coll Relay Wetsuit 3.38
29 Enda Coll Relay Wetsuit 3.38
30 Suzanne Persad Female Wetsuit 3.38 2nd Female Wetsuit
31 Dan Nolan Male Wetsuit 3.42
32 Sebastian Locteau Male Togs 3.44
33 Deirdre Newell Female Togs 3.44 3rd Female Togs (1st Bikini)
34 David McNeive Male Togs 3.47
35 Sinead Cawley Relay Wetsuit 3.52
36 Brendan McArdle Relay Wetsuit 3.52
37 Michael McLoughlin Relay Wetsuit 3.52
38 Siobhan Moore Relay Wetsuit 3.52
39 Saorla O’Donovan Female Wetsuit 3.52 3rd Female Wetsuit
40 Caroline Costello Female Wetsuit 3.53
41 Shane Devoy Male Wetsuit 3.53
42 John Bates Relay Wetsuit 3.53
43 Michael O Sullivan (Jnr) Relay Wetsuit 3.53
44 Michael O Sullivan (Snr) Relay Wetsuit 3.53
45 Ken O Shea Male Wetsuit 3.54
46 John Cloonan Male Wetsuit 4.00
47 Rodger Delehanty Male Wetsuit 4.01
48 John O’Sullivan Male Wetsuit 4.01
49 Karl Prendergast Male Wetsuit 4.01
50 Barry McGovern Male Wetsuit 4.03
51 Andrea Baxter Female Wetsuit 4.04
52 Des Broaders Male Wetsuit 4.06
53 Seamus Walsh Male Wetsuit 4.06
54 Peter Mullaney Male Wetsuit 4.08
55 Barbara-Anne Richardson Female Wetsuit 4.11
56 Susan Cavanagh Relay Wetsuit 4.12
57 Aileen Faherty Relay Wetsuit 4.12
58 Claire O Sullivan Relay Wetsuit 4.12
59 Yvonne Smyth Relay Wetsuit 4.12
60 Clodagh Cunningham Relay Wetsuit 4.13
61 Mark Gantly Relay Wetsuit 4.13
62 Lornie O’Dwyer Relay Wetsuit 4.13
63 Lynne O’Loughlin Relay Wetsuit 4.13
64 John Forde Male Wetsuit 4.16
65 Orna Canavan Relay Wetsuit 4.17
66 Patricia Kelly McCrossan Relay Wetsuit 4.17
67 Jackie Lillis Relay Wetsuit 4.17
68 Mary Treacy Relay Wetsuit 4.17
69 Sarah Mortimer Female Wetsuit 4.21
70 Mike Flannelly Male Togs 4.22
71 Joe Kennelly Male Togs 4.22
72 William Burke Male Wetsuit 4.23
73 Mark Dwyer Male Wetsuit 4.24
74 Laurence Gaughran Relay Wetsuit 4.28
75 Clar Ní Chonaill Solo/Relay Wetsuit 4.28
76 Tim Scarry Male Wetsuit 4.29
77 James Collins Relay Wetsuit 4.32
78 Bill Doyle Relay Wetsuit 4.32
79 Laurence Watson Solo/Relay Wetsuit 4.32
80 Andrea Concannon Relay Wetsuit 4.34
81 Carmel Coyne Relay Wetsuit 4.34
82 Lorna Kissane Relay Wetsuit 4.34
83 David Sheil Male Wetsuit 4.34
84 Maeve Gacquin Relay Wetsuit 4.35
85 Myles Joyce Relay Wetsuit 4.35
86 Jenny Kelly Relay Wetsuit 4.35
87 Aisling Lynch Relay Wetsuit 4.35
88 Aideen Allen Female Wetsuit 4.41
89 Annette Cullen Female Togs 4.43
90 Roísín Kelly Female Togs 4.45
91 Ray Foley Relay Wetsuit 4.47
92 Michael Murphy Male Wetsuit 4.47
93 Magdalena Rygiel Relay Wetsuit 4.47
94 Darragh Foley Male Togs 4.48
95 Brenda Sisk Female Togs 4.53
96 Richie Flaherty Relay Wetsuit 5.14
97 Andrew Kineen Relay Wetsuit 5.14
98 Gerald Purcell Relay Wetsuit 5.14
99 Marie Watson Female Togs 5.28
100 Barry O’Connor Male Wetsuit No Time Recorded Swam Galway – Clare