Updated: Aug 18
MSB’s Oisin Tebite Shines at Swim Ireland Junior European Freestyle 4x100m Relay
In a historic moment for Irish swimming, the Swim Ireland Junior European Freestyle 4x100m relay team, consisting of MSB’s Oisin Tebite alongside his Swim Ireland team mates Evan Bailey, Conor Fitzgerald, and Adam Colgan, have just broken the 4x100m freestyle European junior record. The previous record, which had stood since 2012, was shattered with an impressive new time of 3.26.67, leaving a mark that will be remembered for years to come.
Oisin Tebite, a member of MSB since his early juvenile years, emerged from an early age as a star athlete with incredible versatility across a wide range of athletic events.
Throughout his juvenile career in MSB, Tebite showcased his talents in sprinting, high jump, and long jump, accumulating numerous championship medals along the way.
Even from a young age, Tebite displayed immense potential, winning the gold medal for the national championship in the Long Jump at the under-14 level.
That same year, he also secured a national bronze medal for the High Jump, highlighting his versatility in track and field.
As he progressed to the under-15 category, Tebite continued his dominance in the Long Jump, securing another national championship with an impressive jump of 5.50 meters.
Tebite’s achievements soared to new heights when he reached the under-17 age group, leaping an impressive 6.19 meters in the Long Jump.
His peak came at the under-18 level, where he secured a remarkable jump of 6.61 meters and once again claimed the title of National Champion for U18 Long Jump.
While excelling in track and field, Tebite also competed at a high level for Swim Ireland during his time with MSB.
However, as his commitment to both sports began to demand more time and dedication, Tebite faced a difficult decision.
Ultimately, he chose to focus solely on swimming, bidding farewell to competitive athletics. This decision has proven to be a turning point in his career.
Just four months after making this tough choice, Tebite’s exceptional results in the Irish Open Swimming Championships led to a European qualification standard in the 50-meter freestyle event. His remarkable performance earned him a spot on the Irish Junior under-19 team, which is currently competing in Serbia. Moreover, he has also been selected to represent the Irish Under-23 team in the upcoming European Championships to be held in Dublin in August this year.
The MSB community, to which Tebite has devoted much of his youth, is overjoyed and incredibly proud to witness his talents shining on the European stage.
Not only was Tebite a multi-talented athlete, but he was also a beloved member of the MSB family.
Under the guidance of various coaches, including Mark Woodger, Sean MacSeoin, Dan Kavanagh, and Caitriona Ni Chadain, he thrived and not only made a lasting impact on the national athletic stage but also on his club mates in MSB where Oisin was extremely popular!
As an older juvenile, Tebite generously shared his limited spare time by assisting Dan Kavanagh’s sprint group, coaching long jump and becoming a favourite among younger athletes.
His keen coaching eye for detail and magnetic personality were greatly appreciated by the younger members of the club who thrived under his guidance.
Additionally, Tebite’s distinctive sense of personal style, including his colourful socks, is sorely missed by the kids in Dan’s group!
The entire MSB community extends their congratulations not only to Oisin Tebite but also to his mother, Brenda, who has played a pivotal role in his athletic development and has been a steadfast supporter of the MSB club.
Seeing Tebite’s success at the European level fills MSB with tremendous pride, knowing that they have played a part in nurturing such a remarkable athlete. Congratulations Oisin – we are all so very proud of you!!