Our Lady’s Bower promotes swimming as part of its student development.

Swimming is a healthy activity that can be continued for a lifetime, and the health benefits swimming offers for a lifetime are worth the effort it takes to get to the swimming pool. It works practically all of the muscles in the body (if you do a variety of strokes). Swimming can develop a swimmer’s general strength, cardiovascular fitness and endurance

Swimming Report 2016-2017

Congratulations to the Bower swim team who excelled at the Connacht Schools Swim Gala in Athlone RSC on Sunday, 8 January, taking home six gold medals, one silver and three bronze. Two swimmers qualified for the Connacht Interpro squad based on their performance.

Most outstanding individual performance came from Rebecca Lowe who took home three gold medals for the 100m and 400m freestyle and the 100m backstroke, while Ellen Flaherty won gold in the 100m breaststroke and silver in the butterfly. Best senior swimmers were Sophie Lowe and Mae Barriello who won bronze medals in their events.

The relay teams had a great day too with both junior and senior teams taking gold. The junior team of Rebecca, Ellen, Lauren Friel and Sile McAuley were first in the freestyle relay while Sophie, Mae, Rebecca and Ellen combined to win the senior medley relay.

Well done to all of the squad and to their coaches in Athlone SC. It was fantastic to see such a huge participation rate and many had personal bests on the day. Based on their performances Rebecca and Ellen automatically qualified for the Interpro squad for the meet in Dublin in February

Squad: Eva Fitzpatrick, Cara Fitzpatrick, Eliza Heaslip, Sile McAuley, Lauren Friel, Aoife McDermott, Aishling McCarthy, Ellen Flaherty, Rebecca Lowe, Kelsey Daly, Isabelle Clarke, Sophie Lowe, Mae Barriello and Louise Kennedy.

Boland Cup for Outstanding Swimmers:

  • 2017 Sophie Lowe
  • 2016 Aibhlin Clabby & Sophie Lowe
  • 2015 Maedhb Hurst and Niamh McNamara
  • 2014 Olwyn Sheridan
  • 2013 Eimear Corry
  • 2012 Sive Brassil

2011 Emma Fahy