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Nick Robinson-Baker

Nick Robinson-Baker is one of the most consistent performers from the 3m Springboard in recent years, winning 3m Synchro gold at six consecutive British Championships between 2007 and 2012.

Nick Robinson-Baker Profile

Date of Birth 24th June 1987
Born Farnborough
Team/Club City of Sheffield
Coach Tom Owens
He has also racked up considerable international experience, competing in Olympic, World Championship, Commonwealth and World Cup finals.

Teaming up with Ben Swain, he finished fourth in the 3m Synchro at the 2008 FINA World Cup then seventh in the same event on his Olympic debut at Beijing 2008.

Robinson-Baker and Swain established themselves as leading international contenders in 2009, winning three medals including one gold on the FINA World Series before finishing seventh at the World Championships in Rome.

Following injury to Swain in 2010, Robinson-Baker continued his success with Chris Mears, finishing fifth at the 2010 European Championships, fourth at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and seventh at the 2011 World Championships.

The Brits impressed to finish fifth in front of a home crowd at the London 2012 Olympics then continued their form into 2013, securing three bronze medals on the FINA World Series.

International Competition

Competition Event Year Score Medal/Position
Olympic Games 3m Synchro 2012 432.60 5th
  3m Synchro 2008 402.36 7th
World Championships 3m Synchro 2013 391.53 8th
  3m Synchro 2011 403.68 7th
  3m Synchro 2009 413.46 7th
European Championships 3m Synchro 2012 390.84 5th
  1m Springboard 2010 315.80 12th
  3m Synchro   398.37 5th
  3m Synchro 2008 375.99 7th
Commonwealth Games 3m Synchro 2014 364.41 BRONZE
  1m Springboard 2010 385.10 6th
  3m Springboard   435.50 5th
  3m Synchro   400.95 4th
World Cup 3m Synchro 2012 390.30 10th
  3m Synchro 2008 414.87 4th

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Score Medal/Position
British Championships 3m Synchro 2014 405.63 GOLD
  3m Synchro 2012 428.34 GOLD
  3m Springboard 2011 397.45 4th
  3m Synchro   398.22 GOLD
  1m Springboard 2010 398.40 GOLD
  3m Springboard   424.45 GOLD
  3m Synchro   383.07 GOLD
  3m Synchro 2009 365.28 GOLD
  3m Springboard 2008 406.25 BRONZE
  3m Synchro   413.13 GOLD
  3m Springboard 2007 381.85 BRONZE
  3m Synchro   373.77 GOLD
British Gas National Cup 1m Springboard 2011 341.70 5th
  3m Synchro   382.62 GOLD
  1m Springboard 2010 376.90 GOLD
  3m Springboard   391.70 SILVER

In The Pool

Greatest achievement to date: World Senior Gold Medallist, Triple World Series Medallist 2008/9.

Training Regime: I wake up at half seven am down to the pool by 9am, do an hour and a half dry land training (like trampolining etc). We get back into the water for about half eleven for an hour and a half then break for lunch. We ge back in the water for about two for an afternoon session for about an hour.

When did you begin swimming: I got into diving because I loved the water and enjoyed throwing myself off objects. I also learnt to swim as a young child at the age of two because I just loved the water.

Out Of The Pool

Occupation: Full time athlete

Other sports: I like contact boxing, running and keeping fit.

Ultimate relaxation: Getting into a jacuzzi in Miami with a Pina Colada!

One thing you can’t live without: Food

Tip for the top: If you want to be the best you have to train harder than the rest.

Life after swimming: I would like to help others who are less fortunate than me and work with languages and travel the world.

How would you like to be remembered: I would like to be remembered as somebody who made an impression on everyone I met and as a hero in my own way.

Favourites

Films: Shawshank Redemption, Green Mile, Forrest Gump. Like films with Eddie Murphy in.

Band/Music: Soul Music, 60s,70s, 80s, Jazz and Blues.

Food: Fry up. I love an English Breakfast.

Hobbies: Shopping

Last book read:  1984 by George Orwell.

Favourite sportsperson: Mohammed Ali because he stood up for himself.

 

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