Patrick Sweeney (rower)
|Born||12 August 1952|
Patrick John Sweeney (born 12 August 1952) is a coxswain for Great Britain's rowing team. Sweeney won an Olympic Bronze Medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics with Sir Stephen Redgrave and Andy Holmes, and a Silver Medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics as part of the British Men's 8 team. In addition, Sweeney won Gold Medals at the 1977 and 1986 World Rowing Championships and silver medals at the 1974 and 1986 World Championships.
Sweeney is also a well-respected rowing coach. He has coached at the Burnaby Lake Aquatic Center in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. He also has served as head coach and director of training for the Belgian National Rowing team. In addition, he has coached several United States collegiate Women's teams and has won four national collegiate titles.
Sweeney currently coaches the Kansas State University Women's crew team.
- 1987 – Silver, Coxed Pairs (with Sir Stephen Redgrave and Andy Holmes)
- 1986 – Gold, Coxed Pairs (with Sir Stephen Redgrave and Andy Holmes)
- 1977 – Gold, Men's Eight
- 1974 – Silver Men's Eight