William attends European Youth Olympic Festival 2017

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William attends European Youth Olympic Festival 2017

A recent update from William Bell

Last week we received a fantastic update on William's results at the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival in Hungary.

"William returned from Hungary on Sunday (30th July) after the most amazing week where he was able to experience racing talented 15 and 16-year-old swimmers from all over Europe.

We are delighted to report that in his first race, the 400IM, William came 5th in his heat (out of 31 competitors) and swam a 4 second personal best. With this time he broke his own Leicestershire County record and moved up to the 7th fastest 15-year-old boy on all-time British rankings!

The next day he swam a superb 1500 free, bettering his personal best time by 6 seconds, breaking both the Leicestershire County record and the East Midlands Regional record, moving him up to the third fastest 15-year-old boy on all-time British rankings.

Needless to say, we are so very proud of William who once again rose to the occasion."