EBS Swimming Club Whitakers are Swim Ireland's Smartest Family!

March 06, 2021

Congratulations to the 40 families who made it to the Swim Ireland's Smartest Family Final, won on Friday night by The Whitakers from ESB Swimming Club!

Hosted by Olympian Andrew Bree and fellow former international swimmers Bethany Carson and Grainne Murphy, the final was livestreamed on Swim Ireland's YouTube, where 104 viewers saw The Byrnes family from Glenalbyn Masters take the early lead.

However, The Whitakers were already in second position then and stormed to the top of the leaderboard before halfway in the 40-question thriller.

Having qualified from the Leinster Regional Qualifier in fourth place, The Whitakers were not favourites to make the final podium, but showed great improvement to hold their first position and earn the title Swim Ireland's Smartest Family.

A peak of 121 fans tuned in to watch their success as they walked away with our top prize, a €1,000 voucher for Center Parcs Ireland.

With a late charge, The Deasys from Sundays Well Swimming Club took second, perhaps making that ground in the Disney Movies round, along with The Mooneys from Tuam Swimming Club who took third, ensuring three different provinces filled the Smartest Family podium.

The Deasys were rewarded for their braininess with a €500 voucher for Swimkit.ie and some Swim Kapes, and The Mooneys landed €250 to spend at Tayto Park. Hopefully all three families have some better times to look forward to now, and our remaining finalists enjoyed two nights of great family fun!

Swim Ireland's Smartest Family Final Result

  1. The Whitakers from ESB Swimming Club with 2943pts
  2. The Deasys from Sundays Well Swimming Club with 2759pts
  3. The Mooneys from Tuam Swimming Club with 2648pts


Here's the top five finishers in the Swim Ireland's Smartest Family LIVE Final, which took place on Friday, March 5.


The Smartest Family Final Startlist

March 06, 2021

So, here are your 40 Swim Ireland's Smartest Family Finalists, in the order they finished in on the night of their qualifying round!

Connacht Qualifiers

The Dohertys from Carrick Fins

The O’Gradys from Trident SC

The Rynns from Trident SC

The Conways from Tribes Water Polo

The Madigans from Longford SC

The Walshes from Ballina Dolphins

The Blanchards from Laser SC

The Quinns from Trident SC

The Mooneys from Tuam SC

The Mahers from Laser SC

Leinster Qualifiers

The Doyles from Aer Lingus SC

The Byrnes from Glenalbyn Masters SC

The Perrys from Kilkenny SC

The Whitakers from ESB Swimming Club

The Loobys from Half Moon SWPC

The Winstons from Aer Lingus SC

The O’Loughlin Brophys from Coolmine SC

The Morans from Tallaght Swim Team

The Moores from Laois Marlins SC

The Campbells from Trojan SC

Munster Qualifiers

The Farrs from Sundays Well SC

The Walls from Sundays Well SC

The O’Mahonys from Clonmel SC

The Harrises from Mallow Swans

The Murhphy Griffins from Limerick SC

The Killens from Clonmel SC

The Deasys from Sundays Well SC

The Harringtons from Kenmare Bay SC

The O’Sullivans from Blackrock SC

The Willmotts from Splashworld Sharks

Ulster Qualifiers

The McGlashans from Lisburn City

The Brackens from Lisburn City SC

The Creaghs from Cu Chulainn Water Polo

The O’Haras from Ballyshannon Marlins SC

The O’Boyles from Swill Seals ASC

The Magills from Newry SC

The Jameses from Enniskillen Lakelanders SC

The Brennan-McCanns from Lecale SC

The Mallets from City of Derry SC

The McNeills from Portadown ASC

The Brancos from Lisburn City SC

Find out more about how Swim Ireland's Smartest Family works