2022 SWIM RESULTS
  • 2022 SWIM RESULTS

2022 Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim Results
(Due to Covid-19, the 2020 and 2021 swims were cancelled).

The provisional results for the 2022 Galway Bay Swim are posted below. If there are any errors or omissions, please email galwaybayswim@gmail.com and they will be checked and corrected.

The weather conditions were almost perfect for the 2022 swim with light wind and warm temperatures – both sea and air.  Compass jellyfish were visible in the water when swimmers were leaving the beach at Aughinish but once deeper waters were reached, they were less noticeable.  With a spring high tide of 5.0 m and very light wind, this resulted in the tidal flow out of the bay making it challenging for swimmers to make progress, particularly for the second half of the swim.  The tide eased from 1.00 pm onwards as it reached the low water mark.

125 swimmers crossed Galway Bay, (44 solo swimmers, 25 relay teams (81 relay team swimmers).

  • Date: July 16th, 2022
  • Swim Start Time: 8.30am (Wave 1), 9.00am (Wave 2), 09.30am (Wave 3), 10.00am (Wave 4)
  • Wind Direction: South Easterly veering South Westerly during the swim
  • Wind Speed: Force 1-2 (5 – 8 Km/h) – almost flat calm conditions on the bay
  • Wave Height: 0.25 metres
  • Air Temperature: 16oC – 21 oC
  • Sea Temperature: 19oC
  • Weather:
  • High Tide: 08.00am (5.0m)
  • Low Tide:  01:50pm (0.9m)
  • Tidal Range: 4.1m
  • Wind and Wave Height, Air and Sea Water Temperature from Irish Lights Spiddal wave buoy (https://www.digitalocean.ie/Dashboard/Galway)

2022 Results - Table 1 is for Solo swimmers and scroll down to Table 2 for Relay swimmers.

NUMBER NAME SURNAME SOLO CATEGORY TOGS / WETSUIT TIME
1 David O’Sullivan Male Wetsuit 2.56
2 Adam Caulfield Male Togs 3.01
3 Killian Doherty Male Togs 3.04
4 Laura O’Shea Female Wetsuit 3.08
5 Daragh Morgan Male Wetsuit 3.10
6 Jonathan Gibson Male Wetsuit 3.15
7 Vincent Gethins Male Wetsuit 3.16
8 Denise Dolan Female Wetsuit 3.17
9 Geno Quinlan Male Wetsuit 3.18
10 Olaf O’Neill Male Togs 3.30
11 Paco Sanchez Male Wetsuit 3.37
12 John Heavey Male Wetsuit 3.39
13 Fiona Shorten Female Wetsuit 3.42
14 Stephen Costigan Male Wetsuit 3.46
14 Cormac Killeen Male Wetsuit 3.46
14 Kate Varley Female Wetsuit 3.46
17 Cathal Curtis Male Wetsuit 3.52
17 Jane Francis Female Wetsuit 3.52
17 Serena Friel Female Wetsuit 3.52
17 John O’ Sullivan Male Togs 3.52
21 Edel O’Reilly Female Wetsuit 3.59
22 Fergal Madden Male Togs 4.01
23 Stephen Barry Male Wetsuit 4.05
24 Laura Darby Female Wetsuit 4.11
24 Eoin Mooney Male Wetsuit 4.11
26 Steve O Donohue Male Wetsuit 4.22
27 Liam Cannon Male Togs 4.26
28 Barry Doyle Male Togs 4.27
29 Jody O’Donoghue Male Wetsuit 4.31
30 Roisin Kelly Female Togs 4.34
30 Helen Colfer Female Togs 4.34
32 Aoife Barry Female Togs 4.36
33 Lorna Farren Female Togs 4.39
34 Ann Marie Doyle Female Wetsuit 4.41
35 Dean McMenamin Male Wetsuit 4.43
36 Mike Flannelly Male Togs 4.54
36 Denise Mcalister Female Wetsuit 4.54
38 Joe Kennelly Male Togs 4.55
39 Barry Wrafter Male Wetsuit 5.03
40 Des Broaders Male Wetsuit 5.04
41 Pat Irwin Male Togs 5.24
42 Darragh Foley Male Togs 5.31
43 Saorla O’Donovan Female Togs 6.06
44 Brendan Tarmey Male Wetsuit 6.24

2022 Relay Team Results

NUMBER NAME SURNAME RELAY TEAM NAME TOGS / WETSUIT TIME
1 Alan Corby WORST PACE SCENARIO Wetsuit 2.27
1 Cillian Melly WORST PACE SCENARIO Wetsuit 2.27
1 Patrick Livingstone WORST PACE SCENARIO Wetsuit 2.27
1 Ben Griffen WORST PACE SCENARIO Wetsuit 2.27
2 Eliza McLaughlin BEACHED SEALS Wetsuit 3.09
2 Claire Malone BEACHED SEALS Wetsuit 3.09
2 Eimeir Walsh BEACHED SEALS Wetsuit 3.09
2 Rosanna Cooney BEACHED SEALS Wetsuit 3.09
3 Sarah Fahy FATS FAMILY Wetsuit 3.16
3 Frank Fahy FATS FAMILY Wetsuit 3.16
3 Shane Fahy FATS FAMILY Wetsuit 3.16
3 Lisa Fahy FATS FAMILY Wetsuit 3.16
4 Rose Lynch ROSE AND KATE Wetsuit 3.22
4 Kate Smyth ROSE AND KATE Wetsuit 3.22
5 Brian Coll RIANA AND THE COLLS Wetsuit 3.28
5 Deirdre Coll RIANA AND THE COLLS Wetsuit 3.28
5 Riana Parsons RIANA AND THE COLLS Wetsuit 3.28
6 Niamh Gethin HUGOS CREW Wetsuit 3.29
6 David Cullen HUGOS CREW Wetsuit 3.29
7 Orla McCallion DOUBLE TROUBLE Wetsuit 3.44
7 Gillian Heavey DOUBLE TROUBLE Wetsuit 3.44
8 Cormac McGuckian GUCKS TEAM Wetsuit 3.47
8 Tom Barry GUCKS TEAM Wetsuit 3.47
8 John O’Sullivan GUCKS TEAM Wetsuit 3.47
9 Colm O’Donnellan GREY SHARKS Wetsuit 3.49
9 Lynn O’Loughlin GREY SHARKS Wetsuit 3.49
9 Ruth Kiernan GREY SHARKS Wetsuit 3.49
9 Paddy Quinlan GREY SHARKS Togs 3.49
9 Ciaran Walsh GREY SHARKS Togs 3.49
10 Susan Forde BLACKROCK BEAUTIES Wetsuit 4.02
10 Claire Mulholland BLACKROCK BEAUTIES Wetsuit 4.02
10 Laoise McNamara BLACKROCK BEAUTIES Wetsuit 4.02
11 Sinead Cawley HERE COME THE GIRLS Wetsuit 4.09
11 Esther Ni Chonghaile HERE COME THE GIRLS Wetsuit 4.09
12 Claire Hillery BAY BABES Togs 4.12
12 Trish O’Sullivan BAY BABES Togs 4.12
12 Carol O’Neill BAY BABES Togs 4.12
13 Mike O’Connor TEAM MIKE AND JAMES Wetsuit 4.13
13 James Canney TEAM MIKE AND JAMES Wetsuit 4.13
14 Brian Fahy TEAM BOOLEY Wetsuit 4.15
14 Aice McDowell TEAM BOOLEY Wetsuit 4.15
14 Aonghus Fahy TEAM BOOLEY Wetsuit 4.15
14 James Mannion TEAM BOOLEY Togs 4.15
15 Claire Scanlon BAY WATCHERS Wetsuit 4.21
15 Phelim Murnion BAY WATCHERS Wetsuit 4.21
15 Fernanda Nunez BAY WATCHERS Wetsuit 4.21
16 Jackie Lillis FAST & FUREY-OUS HARES Togs 4.22
16 Nicola Canney FAST & FUREY-OUS HARES Wetsuit 4.22
16 Tommy Furey FAST & FUREY-OUS HARES Wetsuit 4.22
17 Siobhan Moore BRAWNI Wetsuit 4.28
17 Hilary Jennings BRAWNI Wetsuit 4.28
17 Caroline Doorly BRAWNI Wetsuit 4.28
18 Joyce Muhlschlegel JOYOUS JELLYFISH Togs 4.31
18 Ciara Smyth JOYOUS JELLYFISH Togs 4.31
18 Nicola McNicholas JOYOUS JELLYFISH Togs 4.31
19 Craig Scully TEAM MAVERICK Wetsuit 4.31
19 Christopher Higgins TEAM MAVERICK Wetsuit 4.31
19 Dan Molloy TEAM MAVERICK Wetsuit 4.31
19 Neil McEvoy TEAM MAVERICK Wetsuit 4.31
20 Alan Gruddy SWIM TEAM 3 Wetsuit 4.32
20 Conor Scannell SWIM TEAM 3 Wetsuit 4.32
20 Paddy Gallagher SWIM TEAM 3 Wetsuit 4.32
21 Miriam Hanney THE ANGELS Wetsuit 4.36
21 Caroline O’Connor THE ANGELS Wetsuit 4.36
21 Aisling Lynch THE ANGELS Wetsuit 4.36
21 Sybil Curley THE ANGELS Wetsuit 4.36
22 Orfhlaith Walsh GALWAY BAYBES Wetsuit 4.41
22 Ailbhe Niland GALWAY BAYBES Wetsuit 4.41
22 Monika Haid GALWAY BAYBES Togs 4.41
22 Tara Durkin GALWAY BAYBES Wetsuit 4.41
23 Orla Murray AND JUST LIKE THAT Suit 4.49
23 Orla Curran AND JUST LIKE THAT Suit 4.49
23 Elaine Joyce AND JUST LIKE THAT Suit 4.49
23 Gemma Forde AND JUST LIKE THAT Suit 4.49
24 Lisa Vaughan BANNER BEAUTIES Togs 4.59
24 Colette Talbot BANNER BEAUTIES Wetsuit 4.59
24 Mark Lewis BANNER BEAUTIES Wetsuit 4.59
24 Fleur Smyth BANNER BEAUTIES Togs 4.59
24 Tara Mooney BANNER BEAUTIES Togs 4.59
25 Tony Canavan TEAM MITO Wetsuit 5.22
25 Mike Canavan TEAM MITO Wetsuit 5.22