Sunday 19 November 2017

Liam (18) is national swimmer of the year

Liam Cody
Liam Cody

David Looby

New Ross swimmer Liam Cody had shot to national prominence having won three national titles and the national swimmer of the year title at a major competition in Dublin recently.

Liam, 18, won the 50m backstroke and the 50m and the 100m freestyle events, achieving two personal best times in the process, at the swimming competition in Palmerstown. Liam has been swimming for four years and has been a regular on the Irish Downs' Syndrome swimming team for the last two years.

Fresh from competing at his inaugural world games in Italy in the summer he is now deep in preparation for his next competition in Southampton in five weeks time.

The Ballyroe native is currently attending Our Lady of Fatima school in Wexford town and is a former pupil of Scoil Naomh Áine in Rathgarogue. He received excellent results in his Junior Certificate in September. Liam achieved an A in History and a B in CSPE.

He intends to complete two more subjects in his Junior Certificate in the coming year to take his total of subjects to five.

His results would have been a massive achievement for anyone but Liam had to work especially hard last year and is described as hugely inspirational by his family.

Liam and his family would like to sincerely thank everyone who has helped Liam to get to this level, especially his coaches Áine O'Connell and Chris Bolger at the Apex pool in New Ross.

New Ross Standard

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