Joe Roebuck has been one of the most consistent performers in British Champs history, amassing an impressive 21 medals - including eight gold - since 2005.
Joe Roebuck Profile
|Date of Birth||5th June 1985|
|Team/Club||British Gas GBR National Centre for Swimming, Bath|
|Coach||Dave McNulty / Graeme Antwhistle|
The 2010 season was a fruitful one for Roebuck as he won 200m Individual Medley bronze at the European Champs before scooping two silvers (200m and 400m Individual Medley) for England at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
After gaining more experience at the 2011 World Championships and picking up his first European Short Course medal with 200m Butterfly bronze, he emphatically qualified for London 2012, winning the 200m Butterfly and 200m Individual Medley as well as taking silver in the 400m IM.
He competed in all three events on his Olympic debut later in the season, top finishing with an 11th place in the 200m IM.
|Long Course 100m Butterfly||52.78||2013|
|Long Course 200m Butterfly||1.55.94||2012|
|Long Course 200m Individual Medley||1:58.16||2012|
|Long Course 400m Individual Medley||4.14.02||2011|
|Short Course 200m Butterfly||1:51.27||2009||BR|
|Short Course 200m Individual Medley||1:54.24||2009|
|Short Course 400m Individual Medley||4:01.63||2009||BR|
|Olympic Games||200m Butterfly||2012||1:56.99||17th|
|200m Individual Medley||1:59.57||11th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:20.24||24th|
|World Championships||200m Butterfly||2011||1:58.20||24th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:00.42||19th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:16.95||10th|
|200m Individual Medley||1:59.82||14th|
|Commonwealth Games||200m Butterfly||2010||1:57.44||6th|
|200m Individual Medley||1:59.86||SILVER|
|400m Individual Medley||4:15.84||SILVER|
|European Championships||200m Individual Medley||2010||1:59.46||BRONZE|
|400m Individual Medley||4:20.78||10th|
|400m Individual Medley||4.24.62||18th|
|European Short Course Championships||200m Butterfly||2011||1:51.62||BRONZE|
|200m Individual Medley||1:57.40||12th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:07.79||7th|
|200m Individual Medley||1:54.24||6th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:01.63||4th|
|200m Individual Medley||1:57.35||9th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:07.76||5th|
|British Championships||100m Butterfly||2013||52.78||5th|
|200m Individual Medley||1:59.21||4th|
|200m Individual Medley||1:58.16||GOLD|
|400m Individual Medley||4:14.48||SILVER|
|200m Individual Medley||1:58.28||SILVER|
|400m Individual Medley||4:14.02||SILVER|
|200m Individual Medley||1:59.71||SILVER|
|400m Individual Medley||4:15.61||SILVER|
|400m Individual Medley||4:16.64||4th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:18.05||BRONZE|
|200m Individual Medley||2:02.17||SILVER|
|400m Individual Medley||4:19.92||GOLD|
|200m Individual Medley||2:01.97||GOLD|
|400m Individual Medley||4:19.46||GOLD|
|200m Individual Medley||2:03.44||SILVER|
|400m Individual Medley||4:25.95||SILVER|
|200m Individual Medley||2004||2:08.25||11th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:33.57||11th|
|400m Individual Medley||2003||4:40.72||16th|
|400m Individual Medley||2001||4:47.69||19th|
|ASA Championships||100m Butterfly||2012||53.86||4th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:05.24||SILVER|
|400m Individual Medley||4.22.21||GOLD|
In The Pool
Favourite event: Probably the 200m IM as it’s shorter. It’s also probably my ‘third’ event so there is sort of less pressure on this one to perform.
Finest ever performance: Breaking the Short Course Commonwealth Record in the 400m IM in Leeds. I was not expecting it. It came just after the World Champs in Rome.
I hadn’t really done that much since Rome so was hoping for a British Record. I just went and did it, everything went well and it was quite a surprise to go that quick!
Who has been greatest influence on you: My parents
First senior international meet: European Championships 2006. I enjoyed it. I didn't swim that well though as I had been ill just before the event.
I remember there was a massive monsoon which they had to cancel a session for - I remember everyone running out of the stands.
Out Of The Pool
Tip for the top: Don't give up - perseverance is the key
If I wasn't a swimmer: I would probably still be a sportsman. I played a lot of tennis when I was younger.
Music: Anything rock, rap and hip hop.