Since starting as National Coach in 2004, Brendan has coached Irish competitors to secure many medals at European and World level. Brendan has played a key role in the development of the National Squad structures that have enabled Irish teams to achieve these accolades.
In addition to coaching, Brendan has written Water Safety Ireland’s Lifesaving Sport Coaching Manuals, a framework that will facilitate the training and development of coaches all over Ireland.
Brendan also played a key role in the building of the Whitestrand Lifesaving Training Centre, which opened in 2015. He has also taken the lead in an ongoing project to build a similar training and rescue centre in Lahinch which is nearing completion. Brendan is very involved at a community level, dedicated to ensuring that local kids get the opportunity to train and use these facilities.
Brendan has consistently dedicated his time and energy to the ethos of Water Safety Ireland, sharing a lifetime of expertise and learning, for which athletes are extremely fortunate and grateful. A deserving recipient of Sports Person of The Year 2021.