Above Water: Surviving the onslaught of a serial sexual predator
Trish Kearney was repeatedly abused by swimming coach George Gibney as a child, an ordeal she chronicles in this moving memoir
By Trish Kearney
Hachette Ireland, €16.99
In 1980, when she was 13 years old, Trish Kearney’s childhood was abruptly ended when she became the victim of sexual abuse by her swimming coach George Gibney. At the time, Kearney was a very promising young swimmer with a dream of going to the Olympics, and Gibney was an internationally recognised and respected coach.
Her move to Trojan Swimming Club in south Dublin should have ...