Rhiannon started swimming at her local club at a young age as a visually impaired youngster seeing it as a way to increase her confidence.

She was able to progress very quickly in her swimming career, her coach noticed her potential and knew about disability classification, encouraging her to become classified. Rhiannon did so and started to work towards competing.

Rhiannon’s first big event was the European Championships in 2001, where she won Gold. Two years later after continuing to compete at a high level Rhiannon was named the Disability Sports Wales Young Athlete of the year.

In 2004 Rhiannon went to the Paralympics in Athens, winning Bronze in the 100m Butterfly and another Bronze in the 400m Freestyle. Rhiannon has set 14 British records, four European record and two world records. 

After coming away from the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London without a medal, Rhiannon switched to paracyling and joined the British Cycling Paralympic Academy programme, competing as a visually-impaired rider as part of a tandem pairing. She made her debut alongside Fiona Duncan at the 2013 Tandem Tour of Belgium, finishing sixth and helping teammates Lora Turnham and Corinne Hall to victory.

Henry represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, 2014 where she rode with pilot Rachel James. She teamed up with Lauryn Therin at the 2014 British National Track Championships, where they finished second in the blind and visually impaired para-cycling pursuit.

Henry switched to triathlon in late 2014 and began training with the Great Britain Paratriathlon squad. She won her first ever race at the World Paratriathlon Event in East London, South Africa where she was piloted by Nicole Walters

Rhiannon has a BA degree in Theology and is currently completing a personal training course alongside being a full time athlete.

Competitive record

World Championships
2002, Silver, 100m Butterfly, Bronze 100m Free,400m Free, 200m IM
2006, Bronze, 100m Fly
2010, Gold  100m Butterfly, Silver 400m Freestyle, Bronze 100m Freestyle

Commonwealth Games
2002 and 2006 Represented Wales

Paralympics
2004, Bronze, 100m Fly, 400m Free
2008, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th