Bella Williams






2020/2021 SERIES




Name: Bella Williams
Competitive club: Swansea-Belmont SLSC
Original Club: Cooks Hill SLSC
Best round of 2020/21: N/A
Best series finish: 2021/22 Nutri-Grain Series debutant
Aussie title(s): 2021 - U19 Swim Race


Bella Williams has been on the cusp of the Nutri-Grain Series since starting her elite Ironwoman career in 2020. She came second by a single point in the inaugural Nutri-Grain Next-Gen Series in 2021, and again placed 9th during the 2021/22 Series Trial round at Tugun. She has now earned her call-up into the Nutri-Grain Series, and will achieve her lifelong goal dream of becoming a Nutri-Grain IronWoman. This year Williams also starts a Nursing Degree at university.

Bella, how old were you when you started surf lifesaving and why?

I was 8 years old when I started surf lifesaving. I loved the beach and being active so it was the perfect fit!

Who was your hero growing up in and out of surf lifesaving?

I’ve always looked up to Courtney Hancock. She has achieved so much and is an awesome role model as both an athlete and a person – in fact she is the reason I wear pink ribbons when I race!

What is the best piece of advice that you have ever been given?

Something done 99% right is 100% wrong.

Your advice for aspiring Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain athletes?

Dream big. No dream can’t be reached. If you work hard and prioritise it, you will make your dreams come true.

Do you have any race day superstitions?

I like to wear pink ribbons in my hair.

Bella, what has been a high and low in your IronWoman journey?

Missing out on qualifying for the Nutri-Grain Series by one point in the 2020/2021 Nutri-Grain Next-Gen Series, and again at the 2021/2022 Trials was tough.

But it wasn’t really a low, it made me hungrier to achieve my goal and to have the privilege to get the call up to race is amazing!

What do you think about during a race?

The one percenters. The little things that all add up to be a big thing.

Do you have a secret talent?

I’m a pretty good singer and have been in a few productions.