Patrician Secondary School swim team make history as they win 2 silver medals at Relay Championships yesterday

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Patrician Secondary School swim team make history as they win 2 silver medals at Relay Championships yesterday
By Kim O'Leary 15:00 Monday 15th of April 2019
Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge took home two silver medals yesterday from the Irish Senior Schools Relay Championships, which took place in the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin.
Swimming is relatively new to the school and in a short period of time a number of students are competing at National level alongside the elite in Irish swimming.
The four boys - Filip Halaczkiewicz, Michael Keogh, Niall Burke, & Joe Dillon - swam in the 200m Medley Relay smashing their previous time achieved in October and bringing home Silver in a time of 2:05.81.
The boys then headed back to the blocks less than ten minutes later to bring home yet another Silver in the 200m Freestyle Relay, again accounting for their previous PB in a time of 1:52.85.
Asked afterwards the boys said "We are proud to bring home the medals for our school and makes the early rises and diving into the pool when all our friends are asleep so worth it".  History was made yesterday for the Patrician boys and these four are a force to be reckoned with.
These four are not finished yet, as along with two additional Seniors, they will go on to compete in the Irish Age Group Summer Nationals in July for their respective clubs.
Whitewater Dental Clinic, Newbridge announced their sponsorship of the school swim team during the week, supplying hoodies & team-shirts to all members.

Filip Halaczkiewicz, Michael Keogh, Niall Burke & Joe Dillon from the Patrician Brothers Secondary School made history yesterday winning silver medals

Michael Keogh, Niall Burke, Filip Halaczkiewicz & Joe Dillon.

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