Reg Brickell, Jr.
Reg Brickell, Jr. from Great Britain was inducted as an Honour Pilot in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) in 2009. He is the son of Reg Brickell, Sr. and brother of Ray Brickell, both also Honour Pilots in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.
Reg has have served with his brother Ray Brickell as English Channel pilots under the guidance of their father Reg over the course of four decades. Reg started work with his father at the age of 16 in 1967 and his brother also started at the age of 16 years, 3 years later. In 1981, they took over the running of the boat from their father. On average, the brothers take up to 30 swimmers each season across the English Channel, including escorts for several world record swims. Like their father, they remain very involved with the Channel Swimming Association.
English Channel Pilots
IMSHOF Honour Pilots
- Reg Brickell, Sr., Great Britain, 2003
- Reg Brickell, Jr., Great Britain, 2009
- Ray Brickell, Great Britain, 2009
- Captain Leonard Hutchinson, Great Britain, 2004
- William J. Long, Great Britain, 2004
- Michael Oram, Great Britain, 2005
- Duncan Taylor, Great Britain, 2005
- David Whyte, Great Britain, 2007
- Channel Swimming Association
- Channel Swimming Association pilots
- International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame website
- Escort Pilots On The High Seas
- Moving To Music, Stopping To Sound All The Way To France
- Honour Pilots In the International Hall Of Fame
- Peter Bales, A Navigating Giant Of South Africa