Bella Hindley
Bella Hindley
Year: Jr.
Hometown: London, United Kingdom
High School: St Paul’s Girls’ School
Position: Freestyle/Backstroke/IM
Events: Freestyle/Backstroke
Major: Undeclared
Bats/Throws: Branford
Years at Yale: Psychology w/ Neuroscience
Residential College: Branford

Collegiate Bests:
50-yard freestyle:
22.25
100-yard freestyle: 48.64
200-yard freestyle: 1:46.62 
100-yard backstroke: 53.34 

High School Bests:
50-meter freestyle (LC): 25.81
100-yard freestyle (LC): 56.45 
100-meter backstroke (LC): 1.02.81 
200-meter backstroke (LC): 2.15.89 
200-meter individual medley (SC): 2.14.26 

Collegiate Awards:
First Team All-Ivy (2016, 2017, 2018) 
Second Team All-Ivy (2018) 
Ivy League High Point Swimmer of the Meet (2016, 2017)
Yale School Record Holder 
Heaton High Point Award (2018)

2017-2018 (Junior):
50-yard freestyle: Won the event at the Ivy League Championships (22.40). Won the event at the HYP meet. Fourth place at the Ohio State Invitational. Won the event at the University of Georgia Invitational.
100-yard freestyle: Second place at the Ivy League Championships (49.05). Won the event at the HYP meet. Sixth place at the Ohio State Invitational. Placed fourth at the University of Georgia Invitational.
100-yard backstroke: Third place at the Ivy League Championships (53.68). Sixth place at the Ohio State Invitational.
Relays: Member of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard medley relay at the Ivy League Championships.

2016-2017 (Sophomore):
50-yard freestyle: Won the event at the Ivy League Championships (22.25) and set a new Yale record.  Sixth place at the Ohio State Invitational (22.61). Won the event six times during the regular season.  
100-yard freestyle: Won the event at the Ivy League Championships (48.64) and set a new Yale and Ivy League record. 14th place at the Ohio State Invitational (50.43).  Won the event twice during the regular season.   
100-yard backstroke: Second place at the Ivy League Championships (53.34).13th place at the Ohio State Invitational (54.53).  
Relays: Member of four winning relays (200-yard medley, 200-yard freestyle, 400-yard freestyle, 800-yard freestyle) at the Ivy League Championships.  All four relays set new Yale records and the 200-yard medley, 400-yard freestyle and 800-yard freestyle relays set new Ivy League records.   

2015-2016 (Freshman):
50-yard freestyle: Won the event at the Ivy League Championships.  Third place at the Nike Cup Invite.  Qualified for the NCAA Division I Championships.  Won the event at the HYP meet.  Won the event in dual meets against Brown, Central Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Cornell, Penn State, Rhode Island, and Rutgers. 
100-yard freestyle:  Won the event at the Ivy League Championships.  Fourth place at the Nike Cup Invite.  Qualified for the NCAA Division I Championships.  Won the event in dual meets against Cornell, Dartmouth, and Penn.
200-yard freestyle: Won the event at the Ivy League Championships and the Nike Cup Invite.  Qualified for the NCAA Division I Championships. Won the event in dual meets against Dartmouth and Penn. 
Relays:  Member of four winning relays (200-yard freestyle, 400-yard freestyle, 800-yard freestyle, 200-yard medley) at the Ivy League Championships.   Member of the winning 800-yard freestyle relay at the Nike Cup Invite.  

Before Yale:
National silver medalist in 50m free 2014. National bronze medalist in 100m free 2014. British championship finalist in 50m free 2015. Finalist in 100m and 200m backstroke at European Junior Championships 2012.

Why I Chose Yale: 
I chose Yale because I feel it it the place where I can grow as an athlete and student at a world renowned university. I feel as though Jim Henry is building a great team that will be competing for Ivy titles and that is something I cannot wait to be a part of.