Ellen Walshe was born in Dublin,Ireland in 2001. She has also been involved in sports from an early age. Ellen played a number of sports growing up (Basketball) and focused on swimming at around 10 years.
Ellen’s natural leadership and sporting abilities stood out at an early age and first represented Ireland at 13.
She competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics in the 100 metre butterfly and the 200 metre individual medley as a 19 year old. At the 2021 World Swimming Championships, she won the silver medal in the 400 metre individual medley.
Favourite food: Chicken Tikka Masala
Favourite movie: Marley & Me
Favourite music: Country
Childhood heros: Katie Taylor
Favourite athlete: Hannah Tyrell
Most rewarding moment in sport: Doing what you do best with the supports of friends and family.
Talents other than sport: Ellen enjoys baking and spending time with friends and family and most important sleep when I can.
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