FOCUSSED – as a young man I learned the importance of setting realistic goals and developing detailed incremental plans for achieving those goals. As a result, I am ruthlessly focused at achieving my objectives.
COURAGEOUS – I am always willing to push through the pain barrier. I regularly exceed expectations by going better and faster than expected. This led to being awarded the Seniors Shield in 2016 GPS, not for winning the breaststroke event but for 200 Free swim where I was not expected to feature and pulling the team back from 6th, to lead the field in the Breaststroke leg of the medley relay.
MOTIVATED – I am a very self motivated person who believes in the philosophy that anything can be achieved if you set your goals and are willing to do what needs to be done.
FUN LOVING – I believe that sport is about having fun. I am always cheerful and dedicated to ensuring I enjoy the experience of swimming. I am a well loved member of my squads at both present and formers clubs, and have many friends in Queensland Swimming.
HARD WORKER – I love a challenge and am always willing to do the hard work. A difficult swimming set is something to be attacked and defeated.
Leadership & Community:
Patrick is an integral member of the school community. The school provides numerous co-curricular opportunities and encourages students to participate in activities across a range of sports, cultural and community activities.
“Patrick is a standout Piper in Brisbane Boys’ College highly acclaimed Pipe Band and he has represented the College with distinction at regional and state competitions. He has also been actively involved in the College’s Theatre Club” – Senior Housemaster
Surf Life Saving: Patrick has qualified as a life saver (Bronze Medallion) and volunteers regularly to patrol the beach, with his patrol group at Northcliffe Surf Club, on the Gold Coast.
This patrol includes swimmer recovery and first aid. This is a voluntary organization which provides patrol and life saving services completely free of charge. Patrick is a proud member of the Northcliffe club and shows great discipline to schedule in 6 hour patrols on a monthly basis plus a 3 hours travelling to the beach.
Anzac Day : Patrick volunteers his services as a piper each year at services of remembrance events for soldiers lost in Australian wars. This includes both local community events and a televised city parade.
Red Shield Appeal: Patrick has been involved in the National door knock appeal, which raises cash for the vulnerable in our community.
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts"
- Upper body strength
- Core strength
- Distance freestyle
Personal best times (please note these times are in SCM & LCM):
|Event||Distance||Long/short course||Time||Date||Name of Meet||Converted time to Short Course yards **|
|Freestyle||1500m||Short||16.16.57||04/08/2019||2019 Brisbane Short Course Championships||16.10.74
|Freestyle||1500m||Long||17.04.47||17/2/2019||2019 Optus Victoria Open Championships||16.44.38
|Freestyle||800m||Short||8.31.65||04/8/2019||2019 Brisbane Short Course Championships||9.44.74
|Freestyle||800m||Long||8.50.79||23/3/2019||2019 Speedo National Prep Meet||9.54.72
|Freestyle||400m||Long||4.20.43||16/3/2019||2019 Vorgee Brisbane Senior Metropolitan Championships||4.51.79
|Freestyle||400m||Short||4.11.77||7/07/2019||2019 2019 The Swim Academy SC Prep Meet||4.47.73
|Freestyle||200m||Short||2.02.76||05/08/2018||2018 Brisbane Short Course Championships||1.50.59
|Freestyle||200m||Long||2.08.28||20/12/2018||2019 GPS Swimming Championships||1.52.68
|Freestyle||100m||Long||1.00.18||10/02/2018||2018 UQ LC Preparation Meet||52.77
|Freestyle||100m||Short||59.93||15/07/2018||2018 Speedo SC Preparation Meet||53.99
|Freestyle||5000m||OWS||1.05.49.29||22/09/2018||2018 Brisbane Open Water Championships||n/a|
|Breaststroke||50m||Long||33.10||24/03/2017||2017 13-19 Years Queensland School Swimming||28.91
|Breaststroke||100m||Long||1.13.47||23/03/2017||2017 13-19 Years Queensland School Swimming||1.04.38
|Breaststroke||200m||Long||2.47.09||21/02/2018||2018 Met West Regional Trials||2.26.92
|Butterfly||50m||Long||30.48||20/01/2019||2019 Churchie LC Prep Sprint Meet||26.82
|Backstroke||50m||Long||35.12||20/01/2019||2019 Churchie LC Prep Sprint Meet||31.09
Notable Teams Represented:
|GPS (GPS is the Brisbane Greater Public Schools interschool competition and is the most competitive in Queensland and arguably in Australia for swimming)||2012-2019|
|Metropolitan West ( a regional metropolitan team used as a selection to the Queensland team for school swimming)||2013-2019|
|Queensland State Schools||2015-2019|
|Pacific Schools Games ( an international competition with representation from school aged competitors across the Asia Pacific region, Patrick represented Queensland)||2016, 2018|
|Commercial Swimming Club
Commercial was a great opportunity under the guidance of Australian Coach Simon Cusack (coach to Christian Sprenger, Cate and Bronte Campbell, Shayna Jack)
|University of Queensland Swimming Club
In order to take Patrick’s swimming commitment to the next level, Patrick needed to find a club closer to school and home so he could attend more swimming sessions. Patrick has enjoyed being part of the UQ Club under the direct coaching of Dave Heyden, an Australian Team Coach.
Patrick also wanted to take a different direction in his swimming towards, middle and long distance and has devoted much of 2018 to training towards these goals
|With these clubs, Patrick has represented at the following events:|
|National Age Championships||2016, 2017, 2019|
|National Age Open Water Championships||2019|
|Brisbane Sprint Championships||2013-2019|
|Queensland State Sprint Championships||2013-2019|
|Brisbane Short Course Championships||2013-2018|
|Queensland Short Course Championships||2013-2018|
|Brisbane Open Water Championships||2016-2018|
|Queensland Open Water Championships||2016-2018|
|Patron’s Shield (A short course inter regional state competition for competitors up to the age of 14)||2016-2017|
|Seniors’ Shield for the most inspirational swimmer||2016|
|GPS Breaststroke Champion||2015
|GPS Medley Relay Champion||2016|
|GPS Freestyle Relay Champion||2019|
|GPS Medley Relay – 3rd place||2017|
|GPS 200m freestyle – 3rd place||2016|
|Brisbane Boys College Age Champion||2015
|Junior GPS Swimming Captain||2014|
|Brisbane Boys College Best Individual swimmer||2013|
|School – Regional Representation|
|Met West Champion – 50m Breaststroke||2015
|Met West Champion – 100m Breaststroke||2015
|Met West Champion – 200m Freestyle
Setting a regional record which still stands
|School – State Representation|
|Queensland Champion – 50m Breaststroke||2017|
|Queensland Champion – 50m Breaststroke||2016|
|Queensland Champion – 200m Breaststroke||2016|
|Runner Up Queensland Champion – 100m Breaststroke||2017|
|Free Style Relay 4x50m – bronze||2017|
|Medley Relay – bronze||2017|
|Runner Up Queensland Champion – 100m Breaststroke||2016|
|Bronze – 50m Breaststroke||2015|
|Bronze – 4x50m free relay||2015|
|School – International Representation – Pacific Schools Games|
|Medley Relay – silver||2018|
|50m Breaststroke – bronze||2016|
|Swimming Australia Rankings|
|2019 1500 Freestyle||Ranked 17th in Australia|
|1500m Free||2018 –top 8 finish|
|100m Breaststroke||2015- bronze|
|100m Breaststroke||2016- 4th|
|Queensland State Sprints Championships|
|50m Breaststroke||2015 – silver|
|Brisbane Sprint Championships|
|50m Breaststroke Champion||2015|
|Plus 6 other podium finishes between 2015-2017|
|Champion 50m Breaststroke||2015, 2016|
|UQ – Coaches Choice award for the season||2017|
|Swimming Australia – Youth Performance Squad member||2018,2017,2016|
Brisbane Boys' College, QLD Australia
- Reading and Writing: 560
- Maths: 580
- Total Score: 1140
Preferred Course of Study:
Humanities, Business, Economics
Patrick is a dedicated student with particular strengths in English, Modern History, Economics, Legal Studies and Accounting. Patrick’s GPA in Semester 1 Year 11 was 51.18, which represents a B/B+ average. Patrick has consistently scored within this range in every year, since grade 7, the commencement of high school. Patrick is diligent in maintaining his grades despite the onerous workloads of swim training, which frequently exceed 20 hours per week.
Patrick enjoys public speaking and was a finalist in his school’s public speaking competition.