Peter Heffernan is a kidney transplant recipient (2011) from Skerries, Co. Dublin. Peter will compete in the 60-69 category in the
- Swimming 50m freestyle
- Swimming 100m freestyle
- Swimming 400m freestyle
- Swimming 50m back stroke
- Swimming 100m back stroke
Peter is a self-employed consulting engineer. Married to Patricia Carty, he is a proud father of two children.
Peter is a keen swimmer, and swam across Dublin Bay in 1976. In 2013, in advance of the World Transplant Games, he organised a group of transplant recipients to repeat the swim in a relay as a way of showcasing the importance and success of organ donation and transplantation.
He secured third in the Liffey Swim in the mid 70s and regularly competes in local swimming competitions.
Peter will be hoping to build on his medals from the last World Transplant Games and European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships. He recently competed in the British Transplant games where he won 2 medals in the pool so things are going well…