Harry Humphries is celebrating a massive achievement upon return from the European Down Syndrome Swimming championship in Olbia, Sardinia. Harry represented Team GB and competed against 19 countries from all over the world. Harry was on a winning streak, reaching four finals whilst at the competition.
Harry took home gold medals for the 200-meter freestyle relay with a world record for the race category! He also won two bronze medals in both the 100 and 50-meter freestyle relay. The college and supporters of Harry’s journey are incredibly proud of his achievements. This was recognised when he was awarded Young Individual Sportsperson at the 2019 Westbury Young People Awards earlier this year.
In 2017 Harry was spotted at a gala specifically for people with Downs Syndrome in Southampton. Fast forward several years and he travels the world, taking part in competitions and bringing home a variety of medals whilst representing Team GB. He joined Fairfield Farm College in September last year as a residential student, staying at the college mid-week. Harry does a fantastic job balancing his college life, and training for his competitions. He joined Warminster Swimming Club, near to the college, so that he could increase his training to include an early swim and a one to one evening session with his coach. With lots more competitions on the horizon, we are excited to see if there are more medals and world records on the horizon.