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|
|Team/Club||City of Sheffield|
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.
|Olympic Games||3m Synchro||2012||432.60||5th|
|World Championships||3m Synchro||2013||391.53||8th|
|European Championships||3m Synchro||2012||390.84||5th|
|Commonwealth Games||1m Springboard||2010||385.10||6th|
|World Cup||3m Synchro||2012||390.30||10th|
|British Championships||3m Synchro||2012||428.34||GOLD|
|British Gas National Cup||1m Springboard||2011||341.70||5th|
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.
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.
Last book read: 1984 by George Orwell.
Favourite sportsperson: Mohammed Ali because he stood up for himself.