Paralympic Swimmer and Allianz Brand Ambassador
Ellen Keane (21), from Clontarf, is already a two-time Paralympian and a three-time world medallist in swimming, an all-rounder whose best events are 100m breaststroke, 200m individual medley (IM) and 100m butterfly. She made a Paralympic final, in Beijing 2008, when she was only 13 and reached two finals in the 2012 Paralympics. She won two bronze medals at the 2013 IPC World Championships and another last year.
She combines training, six days a-week at the National Aquatic Centre (NAC) in Abbotstown, with studying ‘culinary entrepreneurship’ at DIT. She is just back from the 2016 European Championships in Funchal, Portugal, where she reached finals in five of her six events.