A STUDENT at the Fairfield Farm College in Dilton Marsh has returned home triumphant from the European swimming championships in Sardinia for people with Downs Syndrome.

Harry Humphries is celebrating bringing home three medals - including one gold and two bronze - plus a world record from the European Down Syndrome Swimming championship in Olbia.

Representing Team GB, he competed against 19 countries from all over the world and was on a winning streak, reaching four finals whilst at the competition.

Harry took home gold medals for the 200-metre freestyle relay with a world record for the race category. He also won two bronze medals in both the 100-metre and 50-metre freestyle relay.

The GB Down Syndrome Swimming squad also retained their title of Best European Team at the fifth Open European DSISO Swimming Championships.

Mr Humphries, 20, joined Fairfield Farm College in September last year as a residential student, staying at the college mid-week.

He said: "It was a brilliant competition and it is great to be a champion. I like to travel the world with my swimming would like to thank my mum and dad for supporting me.

"It is wonderful to be who I am and I have a great future with Fairfield Farm College."

Joel Pagett, spokesman for Fairfield Farm College, said: “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.”

Mr Pagett said 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 now travels the world, taking part in Downs Syndrome swimming competitions and bringing home a variety of medals whilst representing Team GB.