Reg Brickell, Sr.
For 30 years until his death in 1982, Brickell was one of the most successful English Channel pilots. He piloted 83 solo swims of which 39 were successful. He also took 12 one-way relays and the first two-way relay, all of which were successful. Among those he piloted into the record books were Penny Dean, Helge Jensen, Tina Bischoff and Lynne Cox. He was also the pilot for most of Des Renford's King of the Channel® swims and taught his sons Reg Brickell, Jr. and Ray Brickell the trade. Both of his sons are also honoree pilots in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF), an outstanding tribute and legacy for the family and the sport.
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