Harry Polkinghorne


Name: Harry Polkinghorne
Age: 12
Sport: Swimming and Surf Lifesaving

A little bit about Harry:
My name is Harry Polkinghorne and I am 12 years old. I am a member of Truro City Swimming Club and do most of my training at Truro Leisure Centre.
As well as swimming, I also compete at Surf Lifesaving, and am a member of Gyllyngvase Surf Lifesaving Club.

Harry's current achievements:
I won seven Regional titles in the 12 year old boy's age group in 2017, and was also awarded the prize for top overall swim for my age group.
In surf lifesaving I am currently National champion in several events for both stillwater and ocean.

Harry is currently working towards:
I am currently training hard for this year's Regional Swimming Championships. I would love to have a successful Regionals again, and am aiming to further improve my personal best times and hopefully qualify for the National Championships.

What Harry said about the Cornwall Talented Athletes Scheme:
I am really grateful for the Cornwall Talented Athletes Scheme support I have received - it has allowed me to train hard both in the pool and the gym, and I have achieved several personal best times and County titles in the recent County Championships. I'm going to continue training hard and I'm hoping for further success at the National Surf Lifesaving  Championships later this month and at the Regional Swimming Championships in May.