Henry Bell

Henry – Junior Winner!

 Henry Bell, aged 17, has competed again, along with over 600 others, in the 2.1km swim along the Henley Royal Regatta course. He finished in 27 minutes, 38 seconds to win his category and came fifth overall with a time that was four minutes faster than his previous personal best.

This year he has also competed in the Henley 1.5k Club to Pub Swim coming 4th out of 700 swimmers. The three leading swimmers were international athletes; Henry completed the course just 30 seconds behind the winner.

Henry goes from strength to strength: competing in open water swimming
having been coached by Nigel Dowling from the age of ten. He was originally inspired to swim in open water by Nigel culminating in 2016 when Henry won the Padstow to Rock open water swim.

 Sue Nickson